Monday, Dec. 2 • 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. • Monday Magic, 4 to 5:30 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Build decks, browse cards for trade and more. • Adult Storytelling, 6 p.m., main library. (Adults) Share stories and storytelling ideas. Monthly meeting hosted by Ray Mendenhall, president of the Kentucky Storytelling Association. • Reading Challenge Book Club, 6:30 p.m., Midway branch. (Teens and adults) Each month we set a challenge and provide recommended books. Participants meet the next month to discuss what they’ve read and get the next challenge. You are encouraged to read juvenile, young adult and adult books. December’s theme is a book set during a holiday.
Tuesday, Dec. 3 • 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.
Wednesday, Dec. 4 • Baby Story Time, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 9-23 months) Songs, rhymes, stories and activities. • Teen Game Time, 4 to 5 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Play a variety of board, card and video games.
Thursday, Dec. 5 • La Plaza, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., main library. (Adults) Looking for an opportunity to practice your Spanish? Drop in for a lunchtime conversation in Spanish every Thursday. A light lunch will be provided. • Creative Café: Mason Jar Lid Wreath Ornaments, 4 to 5 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Make your own tree ornament with recycled Mason jar lids. • Dr. Tammy Horn-Potter: An Author Visit with the Kentucky State Apiarist, 6:30 p.m., main library. (Adults) The Kentucky State Apiarist (beekeeper) discusses her latest book: “Flower Power: Establishing Pollinator Habitat.”
Friday, Dec. 6 • Origami for Brain Health, 1 to 2 p.m., main library. (Adults) In this 4-week series, learn a brief history of origami and its context in aging and brain health and development/neuroscience. Make simple origami houses – a chance to learn terms, fundamental folding skills, followed by increasingly complex simple shapes, and practice “Storigami” - story telling with each fold. Presented by Dr. Sylvia Cerel-Suhl, MD. • Midway Branch Library Holiday Open House, 3 to 6 p.m., Midway branch. (Families) Drop in and make fun gingerbread houses with your family. All materials provided. Children from Northside Elementary will perform at 3:30 p.m. and story time with Mayor Vandegrift will be at 5 p.m. All welcome. • Culture Course: The Christmas Cookie, 4 to 5 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Discover some traditional cookie recipes from around the world.