Monday, Nov. 18 • What are You Reading? Book Group, 12 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) Broaden your reading horizons. Share your favorite new book and author. Enjoy coffee, a snack and lively discussions. No assigned books. • Teen Reading Room, 4 to 5 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Mini book discussion, tea and biscuits, and free reading time with comfy seating. • Midway Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) The book club will meet to discuss “Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty” by Dan Jones. All are welcome.
Tuesday, Nov. 19 • Toddler Tales, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 2-3) Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and great activities. • Preschool Stories, 11 a.m., main library. (Ages 4-5) Books and more to enhance pre-literacy skills and to have fun. • Preschool Story Hour, 11 a.m., Midway branch. (Ages 5 and younger) Children (with a favorite adult) have fun with engaging books, songs and activities as they build their early literacy skills. • Art Attack, 3 p.m., Midway branch. (Grades K-4) Draw, trim, glue, paint and create. Join us for a creative art project, a snack and a story. • Writers’ Group, 6:30 p.m., main library. (Teens and adults) Kickstart your imagination with creative writing exercises. • Medical Service Dogs 101, 6:30 p.m., main library. (Adults) It’s common to see dogs in public wearing Service Animal vests, but what does it take to earn the title of Medical Service Dog? Learn about the different types of service dogs and how to interact with them. Presented by Molly Krumm (Medical Service Dog owner), Brooke Willett (Training Supervisor for Wildcat Service Dogs) and PR Gerrow (owner of Sit Means Sit Dog Training). • Midway Living History: Holiday Traditions, 6:30 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults) This community conversation will explore Midway’s holiday traditions, past and present. Bring your stories, photographs and memorabilia. Local author Bob Rouse will be here to read one of his fictional holiday stories that is sure to stir up plenty of nostalgia.
Wednesday, Nov. 20 • Baby Story Time, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 9-23 months) Songs, rhymes, stories and activities. • Teen Arts Workshop, 4 to 6 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Teen led workshops in painting, piano and dance.
Thursday, Nov. 21 • La Plaza, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., main library. (Adults) Drop in between for a lunchtime conversation in Spanish every Thursday. • Creative Café, 4 to 5 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Make a craft with a variety of maker kits ranging from art to coding. • Coloring for Grown-Ups, 6 p.m., Midway branch. (Adults and teens) Coloring can relieve stress and anxiety while promoting creativity. Revisit your youth and color with other adults using wax crayons, colored pencils or markers. Unwind with a cup of tea and use your imagination to create a beautiful picture. • Teen Craft Night: Dreamcatchers, 6 to 7 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Come and design a dreamcatcher.
Friday, Nov. 22 • Friday Morning Book Club, 9:30 a.m., main library. (Adults) Discuss “Peace Like A River” by Leif Unger. • Fourth Friday Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Midway branch. (Ages 0-5) Storytime is a great opportunity to introduce babies, toddlers and preschoolers to the library and work on important early literacy skills. Join us the fourth Friday of each month for books, games, music and crafts. • Origami for Brain Health, 1 to 2 p.m., main library. (Adults) Learning and practicing origami has been shown in multiple research studies, including one at Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, to improve mood, memory and thinking. In this 4-week series, learn a brief history of origami and its context in aging and brain health and development/neuroscience and practice origami yourself. Presented by Dr. Sylvia Cerel-Suhl, MD. • Tween Time: Turkey Bowl, 4 to 5 p.m., Midway branch. (Ages 8-11) Play Thanksgiving-themed games and make your own delicious dessert turkey.