Nature Nights with Riveredge Nature Center Thursdays, Jan. 26 – Feb. 23 at 4:00 p.m.

Join us Thursdays at the library for nature-themed programs with a hands-on, educational focus throughout the winter season.

The activities offered are best suited for school-age children but we are sure all ages will have fun along with their families.

January 26 – Where do Animals go in Winter?
February 2 – Tracking our Furry Friends 
February 9 – Overwintering Insects
February 16 – Into the Evergreens
February 23 – Maple Sugarin’ Magic!

We look forward to seeing you at the library!

Universal Class Online Courses

Over 600 FREE online courses are now available to library cardholders through Universal Class. Courses are self-paced and provide the option for continuing education credit.

Register through OverDrive’s Libby web or phone application using your library card number.

Future logins may be directed from either Libby or the Universal Class website.

The former service, Gale Courses, has been discontinued.

February Recipe Club: Pasta-bilities! Thursday, February 9, 11:00 a.m.

Calling all cookbook lovers & food enthusiasts! The library’s recipe club is looking members! Gourmet chef skills are not required- it’s a great way to learn from others and share your best tips while testing out fun new recipes!

Bring samples of your food and a copy of the recipe to share with the group. We will provide additional copies so each participant can bring home new recipes!

Recipe Club will meet the second Thursday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Registration is required for participation and we are always looking for new members! Join us any time!

Adult Book Discussion – Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 pm

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa Seeer

Mi-ja and Young-sook, two girls living on the Korean island of Jeju, are best friends who come from very different backgrounds. When they are old enough, they begin working in the sea with their village’s all-female diving collective, led by Young-sook’s mother. As the girls take up their positions as baby divers, they know they are beginning a life of excitement and responsibility—but also danger.
    Despite their love for each other, Mi-ja and Young-sook find it impossible to ignore their differences. The Island of Sea Women takes place over many decades, beginning during a period of Japanese colonialism in the 1930s and 1940s, followed by World War II, the Korean War, through the era of cell phones and wet suits for the women divers. Throughout this time, the residents of Jeju find themselves caught between warring empires. Mi-ja is the daughter of a Japanese collaborator. Young-sook was born into a long line of haenyeo and will inherit her mother’s position leading the divers in their village. Little do the two friends know that forces outside their control will push their friendship to the breaking point.

Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!

Morning Storytime, Tuesdays, January 10 – February 14, 10:30 a.m.

Join us this winter as we explore the alphabet!

Come and enjoy weekly storytimes filled with rhymes, songs, dancing and, of course,  wonderful stories specially designed for preschoolers ages 2-5 years old. Each session, we will focus on a different letter of the alphabet. The fun begins January 10 and runs through February 14. Storytime is free to attend; registration is required. Sign up starts December 5 and can be done in person or over the phone. See you there!

Evening Storytime, Wednesdays, January 11 – February 15, 6:30 p.m.

Warm up on a cold night with stories, songs, and friends!

Join us for stories, songs and rhymes before heading to bed!  Each session, we will focus on a different letter of the alphabet.

The fun begins January 11 and runs through February 15.

Storytime is free to attend; registration is required. Sign up starts December 5 and can be done in person or over the phone. Families  welcome! We look forward to seeing you at the library!