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Monday, Jan. 6 • 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) Play Magic the Gathering, 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. January’s theme is a book becoming a movie in 2020 or a book about movies.

Tuesday, Jan. 7 • Toddler Tales, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 2-3) Enjoy songs, rhymes, stories and great activities. • 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. • Community Conversation, 12 to 1 p.m., Rolling Pizza Oven. (Adults) Bring your ideas to join in this community conversation about important local issues. Conversation facilitated by Lori Garkovich. This month’s topic: Why governments should prioritize well-being. • 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, Jan. 8 • 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. • Friends of the Library Meeting, 6:30 p.m., main library. (All welcome) • Bad Art and Bagels, 6:30 p.m., Midway branch. (Teens and adults) Are you terrible at arts and crafts? No worries. Join us for a night of creativity that anybody can enjoy. We will eat bagels and create bad art. The tackier, the better.

Thursday, Jan. 9 • 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: Maker Kits, 4 to 5 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Design a bookmark, learn to play the keyboard, build with Legos, practice knitting and more. • 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. • Dungeons and Dragons Club, 6 to 7:30 p.m., main library. (Ages 11-18) Discover the world of D&D, create a character and join the adventure. • Arts and Minds: Art of the Ancient World Reimagined, 6:30 p.m., main library. (Adults) Learn more about the fine arts of the fascinating lands of Egypt, Nubia, Greece and Rome – from ancient to modern. Presented by Dr. Sylvia Cerel-Suhl, MD.

Friday, Jan. 10 • Friday Coffee Club, 9:30 a.m., Spark Community Café. (Adults) Enjoy hot drinks, something tasty cooked up by Chef Isaiah, and conversation. In the case of inclement weather, Coffee Club will be held on Jan. 24. • Preschool Stories, 10 a.m., main library. (Ages 4-5) New time. Books and more to enhance pre-literacy skills and to have fun.

Saturday, Jan. 11 • Super Story Time: Puff Paintings, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., main library. (Families) Have some colorful fun with puff painting. Lively stories and games too. • Kids Read to Dogs, 3 to 4 p.m., main library. (Ages 5-11) Kids read to friendly therapy dogs.

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