Join us on October 17th from 6:30-8:00pm or October 20th from 10:30am-12:00pm for Book Club. This month we will discuss The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro. Extra copies are on hold at the Circulation Desk. For November we will be reading I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Click here for more information on the monthly adult book club.
Adult Book Club: Technology Classes
In October we are presenting new technology classes. Register for these classes today before they fill up!
Using Your iPad:
Monday, Oct. 17th 2pm
If you are an iPad owner or want to become one, come and learn about all the things an iPad can do! We will introduce you to the basic iPad functions - settings, organizing, surfing the web, checking e-mail, texting, using maps for directions, reading books, making FaceTime calls, and exploring apps.
Introduction to Pinterest:
Thursday, Oct, 20th 6pm
Pinterest is a social tool for finding, organizing, and sharing web content. In this hands-on session, we’ll look at fun ways to use this site. Bring your Pinterest username and password or use the library’s training account.
Twitter for News:
Tuesday, Oct. 25th 10am
Twitter can be a great way to discover in depth information on the news stories you want to learn more about. However, using Twitter for news requires some finesse.
Artists Painting Workshop
Sunday, Oct 23 at 2pm
Join Emily Pechet, MFA for an afternoon painting workshop! This event is FREE and open to all ages including children with adult supervision. No experience necessary, just bring your inspiration and excitement!
Fun Fused Glass Party
Monday, Oct 24 at 6pm
Fun Fused Glass Party! Come play with glass in a party setting in this easy, fun class. Learn to
design beautiful pendants with pre-cut dichroic glass. Register today! This will fill up quickly!
Drop-In Coloring for Adults:
Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils will be provided. This program will be the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Bigelow Auditorium here at the Library.
Monday October 3rd
Introducing Write On!
The Young Adult Dept. is proud to announce a new writing group for teens: WRITE ON!
Teens will get the opportunity to make new friends who share an interest in writing and get feedback on their work. Being able to share work and critique the work of others is an essential part of writing and will be a good experience for teens.
All types of pieces are welcome: creative, factual, poetry, or even fan-fiction. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice writing during meetings with prompts and games. The program will be held on the third Tuesday of every month. Our first meeting will be Tuesday, October 18th, 4-6pm in Bigelow Auditorium. Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome! Email Anna at AMorticelli@cwmars.org if you have any questions.
Whether or not you consider yourself an artist, you can spend a lazy crafternoon at the library! For teens in grades 6-12.
Tuesday, October 4th, 3-4:30pm
, Story Hour Room
. Make a glow-in–the-dark lantern.
Wednesday, October 12th, 3-4:30pm
, Story Hour Room.
Decorate a mini pumpkin with Sharpies and puffy paint.
*Please register by October 11th so we can be sure to have enough pumpkins!*
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3:30-4:30pm, Story Hour Room
Learn to make an afterschool treat! This month, make Oreo truffles and decorate them for the season. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Please pre-register to save your spot!
Teen Movie Lounge
Thursday, Oct. 20, 6-7:45pm
, Teen Room
Relax and enjoy a movie screening just for teens once a month. This month's movie is Hocus Pocus (PG). There will be snacks!
Monday, Oct. 24, 3:30-4:30pm
, Teen Room
Come talk about anything related to LGBPTQQIIAA+. Snacks provided! Open to teens in grades 6-12.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 3-4pm
, Story Hour Room
Drop in and try out a new maker activity! This month we're testing out different recipes for glow-in-the-dark slime. Open to teens in grades 6-12.
October is going to be filled with all kinds of fun and spooky events in the Children's Room!
Spike shows off her Halloween costume.
We've added three additional storytimes to our schedule.
We also have new monthly after school programs, such as Full STEAM Ahead, Coding Club, and Library Out Loud.
Would you like to make art with your baby? Join Baby Art Adventures for a multi-sensory art experience. This program is meant for babies ages 0-2 with a parent or caregiver. We will be meeting on October 18th, and space is limited, so please don't forget to register.
On October 8th, we will be having a Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy Training Camp. The program is a fully interactive performance that prepares participants to become wizards themselves! Professor Jungle-Flick will teach children how to perform their own magic, play some Balloon Quidditch, and even learn Defense Against the Dark Arts! After the training camp, there will be a small snack and a craft for all the young wizard graduates. Registration is required, so don't miss out!
Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character for Star Wars Reads Day on October 11th. We will have a Star Wars themed storytime and craft at 10:30am and we will view Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles in the Bigelow Auditorium at 2pm.
Of course, we will be having a Halloween party on the 29th at 2pm. Come and listen to some spooky stories and wear your Halloween costume to the library for a special treat.
We have many more events!
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