Library Discussion Forum
As some of you may have noticed, we've officially launched our library discussion forum. On the forum, we can all share our thoughts about issues related to the library. The rest of the website is pretty one-way: we put it up, and you read it. The forum is different in that it allows you to answer. All you need to sign onto the forum and share your thoughts is the number printed on the back of your library card (under the barcode).
Teen Anime/Manga Club
Are you interested in Japanese animation and graphic novels? Would you like to know more about Japanese culture? On January 18th at 6:30pm we will be having an organizational meeting for grades 7-12 to start a club for fans of anime and manga. Registration is required.
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Winter Computer Classes
Are you uncomfortable with your computer? Does it sit and collect dust because you don't know what to do with it? Maybe you could benefit from a class or two, to get you started. These classes are just $2 each. Sign up at the main desk.
Teen Chess Nights
Teens in grades 6-12, come play chess with us, 6:30pm on these Thursday nights:
  • December 14th and 21st
  • January 11th and 25th
  • February 8th and 22nd
  • March 8th, 22nd, and 29th
  • Tournament March 31st circa 11am
  • April 12th and 26th
  • May 10th and 17th
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    Children's Snow Party
    There will be a party for grades 3-6 on Saturday, January 27th, 2-4pm. The party is free, but it is limited to 20 children, so sign up now in the Children's Room.
    The photos are in! You can view them in the photo gallery.
    Teen Fleece Craft Night
    Teens, try your hand at making something warm and cozy out of fleece. Little sewing skill needed, supplies provided. Registration required. February 1st, 6:30-8:15 pm.
    Food for Fines
    The library will be holding a Food for Fines drive from February 5th—17th, 2007. We will be accepting canned goods and non-perishable food items, and in an equitable exchange we will take that amount off the overdue fines on your account. If you have fines, you can help out your community and take care of your fines at the same time. All food items that we receive will be donated to the local food bank.
    Photography Course
    Be creative when photographing family and friends! We all take photos of people, from newborn babies to grandparents to celebrations. A few composition guidelines and helpful tips will help you capture lifestyle images that are natural and show how people feel, not just how they look with frozen or cheesy smiles. Come prepared for class with a working knowlege of your camera (digital or film), a notebook, and any specific questions or concerns that you have.
    February 7th, 6-8pm. Registration required.
    Teen Chinese New Year
    Teens will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Pig, learn about the Chinese Zodiac, and explore the customs, crafts, food and superstitions. Registration required. February 16th, 7-10 pm.
    Saturday Movies at the Library
    These matinees are free and open to the public. Join us in the Community Room at 1pm on the following Saturdays:
    Book Discussion Group
    [coffee] You won't want to miss being a part of these lively book discussions. The group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Off Center café at 6:30. So why don't you stop by, have some coffee and discuss a great book!

    There is also an informal book chat on the last first Friday each month at 10am in the Community Room. Newcomers are welcome.

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    New Library Cards
    They've arrived! Starting March 1st, you can trade in your old library card for a new set. You get a wallet card and a matching keychain tag. If you have trouble remembering your library card, but you can manage to remember your keys, this is for you. We'll even update your old card to a new set for free. Bring your old card with you, or a photo ID.
    Chewing Gum Junk Shop
    Sandy Hansen from Women's History Alive brings us a wacky audience-participation program with hula dancing, sign language, songs, magic, and silliness about twentieth century American women. March 5th, 6pm
    Teen DDR Tournament
    Teens, come play this hot dancing game on our big screen! April 20th, 7-10pm. Registration required.
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    Teen T Party
    Teens, go beyond fabric paints and tie dye to make cool summer fashions out of t-shirts. Little or no sewing skills will be needed. Registration is required. May 3rd, 6:30-8:15 pm
    Genealogy Lock-In
    This program covers such things as which offices to contact for various records, internet research (including Ancestry Library Edition), and researching house histories. This is an excellent opportunity for beginners to learn and for experienced genealogists to share knowledge and information. We will be having fun and eating together, too!