Tuesday, December 9, 2014

What to do, what to do???

You might ask yourself that question, after your child just informed you that they will be out of school for 16 days! No need to sweat it, we have the solution here at the library. Just send them to the library; as always, we love to see them here. On Mondays and Fridays at 1:30 pm, we will change it up a bit and turn off the computers for the kids and make some crafts instead.

On Monday the 22nd we will find out what Grungy Candles are. All  you need is a little Mod Podge, coffee  and a candle.

Friday the 26th is the day to make something for our winged friends. So bring a couple of cookie cutters with and we will make some really cute Bird-feeders

We might not have enough snow on the ground to make a snowman, but that will not stop us from creating our own Snowman inside on Monday 29th, if you have an empty coffee-creamer bottle, bring it with, so that we have enough for everyone.

On Friday January 2nd 2015 we will finish our winter program by filling our Snowmen with a Hot-Chocolate-Mix that we make and then we have to try it of course. We will also be playing some fun games.

Since all  the crafts are from Pinterest, they might change since we are still trying them out because we want to avoid a Pinterest fail with the kids. Also please let us know a week in advance if your child plans to attend, because we want to make sure we have enough for everyone.

On the  23rd of December we are showing a movie at 5:30 pm on our big screen. It will be a fun one for the whole family to enjoy. Watch our Facebook site to find out which one we are showing.

On December 30th at 6 pm we are having a workshop about Henna-Bodyart: Art, History,Hands-On. This should be a fun one and it sounds like this one is for teens and adults. It is funded in part or in whole by a grant from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. 

We are having a little contest going for the kids during the month of December.  The kids need to tell us how many books they plan to read during the month and when they meet their goal we will reward them with a mitten filled with goodies. So far we have 10 kids signed up and one of them, Brittney S. met her goal today. Way to go, Brittney! And thank you Walmart of Grand Rapids for helping us making the contest possible!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

It's happy holiday time!

I wander forth this chill December dawn:
John Frost and all his elves are out, I see,
As busy as the elfin world can be,
Clothing a world asleep with fleecy lawn.
~Robert Buchanan (1841–1901), "Snow"

December is upon us, and we're adding some extra holiday activities to our schedule.  

Sunday, December 7th is the Marble City Christmas Party from 1:00-3:00 at the Greenway town hall.  There will be sleigh rides around town along with crafts, cookies, and juice.  This free event is sponsored by the city of Marble, the Marble Public Library, and our three local Girl Scout troops.

Wednesday, December 10th we will have more crafts here at the library from 3:30-4:30.  All ages are welcome to attend this free holiday decoration creating session.  Snacks will be served.

Wednesday, December 17th is only a week until Christmas eve, so it's time to jump into survival mode.  Are you holi-dazzled enough?  Need more glitter?  Come and join me from 3:30-4:30 and I'll do my best to help you avoid some common Christmas pitfalls while we make more holiday ornaments.

Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas: A Safety Guide for Scaredies     

Wednesday, December 17th is also the night to come discuss our book club selection for the month: Atticus by Ron Hansen.  We have a couple of copies currently on hand if you would like to join our lively group.  Dessert and coffee will be served!  
Atticus: Novel

 The only thing bad about a holiday is it is followed by a non-holiday.  ~Anonymous