Programs at APL

LITerally Speaking Book Discussion

January 5, 6, 12, 13, 20, 26 and 27 at 9:30 a.m. - Winter Babies Toddlers Storytimes - A program for children ages birth to 36 months features books, movement, music, and rhymes to promote early literacy. Parents/caregivers help their children follow along by participating in this storytime with them. Registration is required and begins December 22.*

January 5, 6, 12, 13, 20, 26 and 27 at 10:30 a.m. - Winter Preschool Storytimes - A program for ages 3-5 introduces children to reading and language in a fun way through stories, crafts, and other activities. Parents/caregivers are not required to attend this storytime along with their child, but must remain in the library. Registration is required and begins December 22.*

January 7 at 10:00 a.m. and January 26 at 6:00 p.m. - Get eBooks (and more) with Overdrive - Drop by and see how easy it is to use your Kindle, Nook, iPad or phone to download and read eBooks! Overdrive has tons of eBooks as well as audio books and streaming video. Bring your device and your valid APL library card to learn how to start reading/listening today.

January 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:00 a.m. - Draw And Paint What You See - We will be working primarily with pencils and watercolors. If you wish to bring your own supplies, you are welcome to do so. Registering for one class will register you for the series. You must be 18 or older to take part. Registration is required unless you have your own supplies.*

January 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 3:45 p.m. - Laughs and Crafts Club - There is always a craft, a story and a snack and always a good time at our Laughs and Crafts Club. This program is for kids who are in kindergarten and up. Registration is required and begins December 22.*

January 12 at 3:30 p.m. - Manga Otaku - Manga Otaku is a group of anime and manga fans meeting to watch anime, swap manga, discuss new mangas and anime, which new series to order, have snacks, play games, do crafts, drawing classes, and more. Grades 6-12 only. The club is always looking for new members!

January 12 at 6:00 p.m. - Travel with me to see: Castles of Scotland - Join Joan Bruckman as she recalls her visit to Scotland and many of the castles she saw there. The presentation will include many pictures of the castles as well as tea and scones. For all ages.

January 13 at 10:00 a.m. - Getting Crafty: Tin Can Snowman - Make a tin can snow man, great for an inside or outside display. You must be 18 or older to take part.*

January 14 at 10:00 a.m. and January 27 at 10:00 a.m. - Free music (for keeps) with Freegal - Learn how to use Freegal to download free music to keep to your phone, tablet, or computer. Open to all age groups. Bring your device and your valid APL library card to learn how to start listening today.

January 13, 20 and 27 - Evening Preschool Storytime - This repeat of our Monday morning preschool storytime features stories, songs, and activities for children ages 3-5. Parents may, but are not required to, sit with their child during the program. However, they must remain in the library. No registration is required. This is the perfect opportunity for children of working parents to participate in our storytimes.

January 14 and 28 at 10:00 a.m. - Busy Hands/Basic Knitting - "Busy Hands" is a local gathering of crafters and knitters. Cheryl Carroll will be on hand to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Knitting Program. She will be teaching techniques. Yarn is provided and a limited number of size 8 needles are available to use.

January 14 at 3:30 p.m. - Lego Club - This is a monthly club for anyone age 6 and older who loves working with Legos. Registration is required and begins December 30.*

January 19 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - The library will be closed.

January 20 - Adult Winter Reading Program begins - Register at the Information Desk and pick up the official rules and punch card. Register! Read 6 books!! Enter to win awesome prizes!*

January 20 at 1:00 p.m. - LITerally Speaking Book Discussion - This month the LITerally Speaking book discussion group will discuss We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.

January 20 at 5:45 p.m. - APL Board Meeting - This meeting is open to the public.

January 26 at 3:30 p.m. - Teen Advisory Board - What can the library do for you? Join us for our Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.) Meetings. We will have snacks and discuss library teen programs, new books, movies, and music and how we can help our library and local community. It's your library; make a difference! Grades 6-12 only.

January 27 at 6:00 p.m. - Family Storytime - Disney's "Frozen" is the theme of this story time. It will include short stories based on your favorite movie characters, Hide and Seek Olaf, Sven Action Story, "Let It Go" song and fun, a movie clip, and more!

January 28 at 3:30 p.m. - A Book and a Craft - Listen to the book, Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and make a snowflake banner. For grades 1st-3rd. Registration is required and starts January 14.*

All library programs are sponsored and underwritten by the Friends of APL.
Without Friends support, the above programs would simply not be possible.


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