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Hazel Mackin Library: Ideas for future classes welcome

Happy New Year! I'm excited to see where 2018 will take us here at the library. I've been meeting with the staff and working out great classes and events for our community. If you have some interesting things you'd love to learn about, email me your ideas because chances are, someone else may be interested in learning too. krissacoleman@robertspubliclibrary.org.

Story Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Story times include calendar fun, songs, rhymes, stories and crafts. Themes for January are Snowmen, Bilingual Spanish/English, Winter and Arctic Animals. Brittany has been working on some great things to add for story time. This program is best suited for ages 4 and under.

Paws to Read: Jan. 11 and 29, 3:30-5:30 pm. Julie and Ole will be back at the library for your student to come in and read a favorite book to. Ole is a trained therapy dog and part of the organization of Paws to Read.

Tween Book Club: Saturday, Jan. 13, 10-11 a.m. This month the group will be discussing "Best Man" by Richard Peck. This group is for grades 4—7. Snacks will be provided.

Teen Book Club: Saturday, Jan. 13, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. This month's selection is "The Haunting of Sunshine" by Paige McKenzie. Pizza is provided.

Teen Advisory Board: for grades 6-12. Contact Brittany at fahrenkamp@robertspubliclibrary.org or visit our website to find out how to apply.

Tech Night: Thursday, Jan. 11, 5:30-7:45 p.m. Please call the library to reserve your half-hour spot. Bring in any of your technical questions and Barb will be able to get you on the right path and away from frustration!

Movie Matinee: Monday, Jan. 15, 1 p.m. Leap, PG will be the movie and popcorn will be served.

Job Center: Wednesday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Come in to get professional help on your resumes, cover letters, computer applications or interviewing skills.

Lego Club: Saturday, Jan. 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Legos are provided and kids love to see their creations displayed in our Lego Cabinets.

A Novel Idea Book Club: Monday, Jan. 29, 5:30 p.m. at Bobtown Brewhouse. This month we will be discussing "The Nightingale" by Kristen Hannah.

Card Making Workshop: Thursday, Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m. If you are an amateur or an expert, come join us for a fun night of crafting and appetizers. Please call the library to register for this fun class.

Senior Coffee and Cookies: every Friday, 10 a.m. to noon. This is a fantastic way to come together and enjoy conversations, play some games and find out about what is going on in our community. What I love most about this group is the comradery that they have. Some people have lived here for decades and others have moved here to be by family and grandkids. It's been great to see friendships develop and fellowship thrive.

Stitchers: this group meets every Wednesday, 12:30-3 p.m.

Crocheters and Knitters: this group meets every Thursday, 2:15-5 pm.

These wonderful groups of crafters bring in their projects and enjoy conversations while getting things done. Our classes that we have offered has given people skills that they are actually using and it is amazing to see the beautiful projects people create!

Strong Seniors: this group meets every Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2 p.m. Chair workouts are done with light hand weights. In this cold season, come on in to get your body moving!

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