2023 January Digital Newsletter

Cookies and Crafting Wednesday, Jan. 25 @ 6:30 p.m. Ages 6-10 Join us for hot chocolate and something sweet, plus make your own no-sew stuffed animal! Registration is required. Music and Motion Story Time Friday, Jan. 27 @ 10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 We’ll have lots of fun with music and dancing during this monthly story time! Registration is required. FAMILY Family Movie Night Wednesday, Jan. 11 @ 6 p.m. All Ages Welcome Join us for popcorn and a fun family movie! Registration is required. Coloring Club Tuesday, Jan. 17 @ 4 p.m. Families, Ages 3+ Join us for a relaxing creative session of coloring and art activities for the whole family! TEEN Game Time! Every Wednesday @ 3 p.m. Ages 13-17 Destroy your friends in tabletop and video games, provided by us. Just Write! Jan. 5 & 19 @ 5 p.m. | Ages 12+ Come write with us to express yourself creatively through various writing activities! Teen Dungeons & Dragons Jan. 12 & 26 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 12-17 Have fun with new and old friends in a fantasy adventure of your own making. If this is your first time, please arrive 10 minutes early. Registration is required. KIDS Story Time Stars Mondays, Jan. 9 - Feb. 27 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 & Under Join us weekly for stories, songs, and a craft! Coding Without Computers Tuesday, Jan. 10 @ 6 p.m. Ages 8-12 In this session, we will be Debugging Mazes. Learn how to fix code to successfully complete mazes! Registration is required. Preschool Pals Story Time Wednesdays, Jan. 11 - Mar. 1 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 & Under Join us for this interactive program that includes stories, songs, and more! My First Story Time Thursdays, Jan. 12 - Mar. 2 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 0-2 Join us for a lapsit story time with stories, songs, and rhymes! When we’re done, we’ll have some open playtime. Homeschool STEM Jr. Monday, Jan. 16 @ 1 p.m. Ages 7-10 Visit various stations and complete interactive activities about each of the six types of simple machines. Registration is required. Homeschool STEM: Cool Contraptions Monday, Jan. 16 @ 1 p.m. Ages 11-14 Learn a bit about simple machines! Then, working with others, use the materials provided to create a contraption that will complete a specific task. Registraiton is required. Lego Club Wednesday, Jan. 18 @ 4 p.m. Ages 5-12 Drop in to show off your Lego building skills and creativity! Magic: The Gathering Saturday, Jan. 14 @ 10:30 a.m. Ages 13-17 We’ll provide basic decks to this classic card game and teach you the rules. All skill levels welcome. Registration is required. Library Loot Box Every Month, Grades 6-12 Sign up for a free box filled with goodies, a craft, and a library book. Our theme this month is “Librarian’s Choice.” Limit two boxes per household. Registration is required. ADULTS Tiny Art Wednesday, Jan. 4 @ 5 p.m. Make some time for yourself to rest, relax, and paint. Crochet Collective Thursday, Jan. 5 & 19 @ 6 p.m. Join fellow crocheters, of all skill levels, as we share and stitch! Registration is required. Page Turners Monday, Jan. 9 @ 6 p.m. Join our popular fiction book club. We have books reserved for YOU at our Patron Services desk, just come in the month before to check it out. This month’s book is The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett. Registration is required. Tasting Tuesday Tuesday, Jan. 10 @ 5:30 p.m. Learn about different foods with recipes and tastings. This month’s topic will be Syrup. Registration is required. Crafting on a Budget Monday, Jan. 16 @ 2 & 5 p.m. Make friends and a craft. It’s so much fun we do it twice a day! This month we will be making Button Earrings. Registration is required. 5 WE S T R I V ER 1194 West River Road North | Elyria, Ohio 44035 | 440.324.2270 Too Good to be True Book Club Wednesday, Jan. 18 @ 6 p.m. Welcome to a non-fiction book club, where every story is the real deal! With every book we will learn something new, gain a new perspective, and then enjoy an evening of discussion at the library. Be sure to pick up a copy of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer at the Patron Services desk. Registration is required. American Red Cross Blood Drive Friday, Jan. 20 @ 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Please sign up to donate blood today. For more information or to make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call the American Red Cross at 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767). Genealogy Workshop Tuesday, Jan. 24 @ 6 p.m. Share information, experiences, and research tips with fellow genealogy enthusiasts. Registration is required. Iditarod Trail Talks Wednesday, Jan. 25 @ 6 p.m. Join Eleanor as she shares the history of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race as well as trivia that makes the race special. Registration required. GARDEN SQUAD Got a green thumb? Or maybe you’re looking to develop one? Our Garden Squad is open to new registrants at any time! Sign up now to be notified when we’re ready to get our hands dirty early this coming spring. Call 440-324-9825 for more information.