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Library Corner: Love lives at the library


Ah, the season of love! We have something for every age level and every relationship status this Valentine’s Day. Besides specially planned movies and crafts, we have a host of books, movies, audiobooks, and games to enjoy with your special someone. Come check us out today!

Wanting to heat up the winter cold, why not relive the passion and romance of the timeless classic Dirty Dancing (PG-13) on Friday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn will be ready. Ages 13 and up.

For teens, we’ll be laughing along with Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (PG-13) on Wednesday, Feb 14 at 4:30 p.m. while munching on garlic bread and other snacks. Ages 10 and up.


Parents of children, aged 0-5 years can bring them to Read and Rhyme Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 10:30 a.m. We sing songs, read stories, and enjoy all kinds of word fun. Ask us about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Your child can get a small book prize from the library for reaching each of their milestones.

Have fun at Something Cool After School on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. Join us when we make Edible Slime on Thursday, Feb. 1. Then on Tuesday, Feb. 6 let’s try making Moon Sand. Lastly, let’s figure out how to fly with straw airplanes we’ll make ourselves on Thursday, Feb. 8. Ages 6+.

Teens and ’Tweens:

Get a head start on the new semester with our free individualized tutoring (Kindergarten—Grade 12) on Mondays 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays 4-8 p.m., and Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m. Call for an appointment.

Come make a 3D card for your valentine—or your anti-valentine! We’ll be getting creative on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 4:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up.


Dream of an Italian getaway no matter what the weather while you paint a blue Tuscan door. Join us for Mocktails and Masterpieces on Friday, Feb. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person and includes painting supplies and snacks. Spots are limited, so be sure to pre-register.

Blackberry, the story of the two men who charted the spectacular rise and catastrophic demise of the world’s first smartphone is this month’s Film Circuit movie. Join us at the showing on Monday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

For those experiencing cognitive decline, we offer Minds in Motion Lite with games and activities to help sharpen those mental processes. Join us on Thursdays at 1 p.m. for an enjoyable social time. Caregivers are welcome, too.

Caregiving can be mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. To recharge, why not join others walking the same path at our Caregiver Support meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 1 p.m.

Adults who enjoy games, crafts, and other activities should join the Afternoon Friends on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. On Feb. 6, we’ll enjoy a movie matinee together.

Pamper yourself or someone you love with bath bombs, milk baths, and other delights that we’ll make at Crystal’s Craft Club on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Pre-register to reserve your spot as spaces are limited.

If you’re close to someone who has problems with alcohol, Al-Anon is for you. We meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. for mutual understanding, encouraging, and coping strategies. Everyone welcome.

All Ages:

Tales at 11 is a family time when we enjoy stories and crafts for all ages on Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Challenge your friends, choose your character, and see who will endure to the bitter end at the Smash Bros. Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.

Unlock the secrets of computer programming with Scratch through interactive sessions at Coding Club on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. Ages 10 and up.

Meet other gamers from around the region online at Monday Night Gaming at 8 p.m. We chat on Discord and you’ll usually need access to the Nintendo Online service. Call the library for further information on this weekly program.

You’ll be surprised what your local library can do for you. We provide value beyond words. Need a resume revamp? Our employment resource person is available on Thursday afternoons to help you. Can’t find a plastic part for your thingamajig? Have our tech expert make you one with our 3D printer. Want to preserve outdated memorabilia from slides and videos? Ask our staff to teach you how to use our digital conversion equipment. We’re glad to help.

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ~Harper Lee

For more information or to register for any of the above programs, call the library at 403-742-2292.