Fall Adult Programs

Adult Programs Fall 2015

American History Seminar
3rd Wednesday of each month
This adult education based program explores the experiences of the American people from the Mississippian Period until the present time (1,000 – 2016 A.D.). Topics include American music, art, sports, politics, literature/storytelling, religion, media, education, foodways and the capitalist based economy. This program is ideal for genealogy researchers. The seminar begins at 9:30 with refreshment being served.

Needles & Hooks Social Club
Wednesdays at 12 noon
Each Wednesday ladies from area communities gather to knit, crochet and sew while enjoying each other’s company. This group is open to all adults interested in attending and accepts worsted weight and baby yarn donations for charity projects such as prayer shawls, cancer caps, and baby booties. A homemade, afternoon dessert is usually available.

French Club
Tuesdays & Fridays at 2:30
This adult education based program introduces those interested to the French language. This club explores the language, history, culture and traditions of the French people. This French Club has a lively group and they enjoy social events from time to time.

The Out to Lunch Discussion Bunch
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 9:30
This new adult program encourages socializing and lively discussions on common interests and current events. This group meets at 9:30 and ends around 11:30 to depart to one of the area’s great restaurants.

The Wednesday Morning Movie
1st Wednesday of each month at 9:30
Another new program were adults can gather to watch a newly released, highly acclaimed, or an old classic motion picture. Space is limited to 15 in our multi-media room. A significant discussion will take place after the viewing to rate the merits of the movie. Refreshments will be served.

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Fall Family Movies

Family Movies this fall
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at 3:15

The library will have an after school movie on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 3:15. We will feature newly released, entertaining movies for patrons of all ages. Movies are shown on a wide projector screen along with a surround-sound system. Admission is free and open to the public. Check the Calendar of Events for information regarding the featured movie. The movies will be rated G, PG, or PG-13 (with a caregiver in attendance for children under the age of 13). Popcorn, cookies and drinks will be provided during our movie events.

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Story Time


Education Based

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Fridays at 9:45

Our story times are an early literacy program designed for children ages birth to five years introducing the six prep reading skills they should know in order to learn to read:
1) hearing sounds (phonological awareness) through singing, dancing
and rhyming;
2) ABC’s and letter knowledge by teaching your child the names, sounds
and shape of letters;
3) see words everywhere with print awareness pointing out and saying
words everywhere they see them;
4) experiencing books through print motivation learning to enjoy reading; 5) recognize the concept of words to express feelings and ideas;
6) tell stories using narrative skills describing life experiences as well as
retelling stories.

Young children and their caregivers will hear an exciting age appropriate story, sing songs, dance, and enjoy a fun arts & crafts project. Wednesday’s story time is geared toward lap-sit children (ages 0-2), but all pre-school children are welcomed.

The library also has two AWE Early Literacy Station™ designed specifically for our youngest patrons ages 2-8. The ELS features over 4,000 localized learning activities. The fun, interactive and engaging content spans all seven curricular areas: math, science & nature, social studies & geography, reading, art & music, writing & computer skills, and reference. The Spanish language is featured on one of our Early Literacy Stations.

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Childrens Programs Fall 2015

Children’s Programs – Fall 2015

Science Friday
3rd Friday of each month at 3:15
Science Friday is an educational based program to make science fun and exciting for school aged children (K-6th grade). This program will feature fun experiments, question & answer sessions and scientific videos.

Lego Club
4th Friday of each month at 3:15
The Lego Club is a fun event were school aged children (K-6th grade) test their creative and engineering skills guided by assigned tasks. To help the kids express themselves in front of an audience of their peers, they will be asked to explain their designs. Refreshments will be served and door prizes can be won from a drawing.

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