Storytime with Sarah Beth: Tuesday, January 31st at 10:00 am
The Math Bootcamp event will be a chance for parents of public school 2nd and 3rd graders to get hands on practice learning math the way our children are learning it in school. For more information, feel free to contact me at this email.
We are beginning a new book discussion at Spencer Public Library called Pushing the Limits. The library received a $3,500 National Science Foundation grant from the Califa Library Group to provide science-based programs for adults! But, this isn’t your typical science based program. The Pushing the Limits programs are essentially “book club meets science café.” It is very informal and even the science challenged among us (me) will realize that science is all around us. Attendees read a pre-announced popular book selection, come to the library for an event in which they discuss the book, and then watch and discuss a short human interest video where scientific ideas touched on in the book intersect everyday life. The library has partnered with High School Science teacher, David Munson, who will guide the discussions. The first book we are reading is When the Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle. The book discussion will happen in January with door prizes and food at the program along with free books for the first five to sign-up! Other attendees will receive books to check-out.
Due to current and inclement weather conditions, we will be closing at 3:00 pm.
Due to current and inclement weather conditions, all evening activities have been postponed.
We will be showing our adult Movie Night feature Sully on Monday, January 23rd, at 7:00 pm.
Baby Storytime will resume next week at its regular time.
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Happy New Year! There is a lot going on at the library this month, so be sure to read the attached newsletter carefully. There will be a math class for PARENTS, a lock-in for teens who have qualified, and a live concert with Chad Elliott...plus much more! We hope you see a lot of you in 2017!
Our annual Poetry Contest kicks off February 1st! Poets of all ages are invited to enter their poetry in this yearly contest for a chance to win a prize and see their poem published in Iridescent Inkwells, our yearly poetry booklet!
Part book club and part science café, Pushing the Limits is an exploration of how the science of the real world around you matches up with the written word. Once a month, you can join us to discuss one of four carefully selected books and learn about the hidden roles science plays within your everyday life.
Spencer Public Library is partnering with local high school science teacher David Munson to bring this fantastic new program to you.
Sign up today and check out a copy of our first book, When the Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle, and then stop in for a chance to win some door prizes and enjoy a free meal when we meet to discuss the book on January 31st.
Happy New Year! The DIY Club at Spencer Public Library will ring in the New Year with a project that will make you the envy of any gathering – chalkboard serving platters. We will jazz up a plastic platter with chalkboard paint to label whatever you are serving.
The library will be showing the movie Sully starring Tom Hanks. Sully is based on the true story of when Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) made an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. An inspirational movie everyone will enjoy.
Sign-up to read the classic, military drama, The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk. The Caine Mutiny is a 1951 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. The novel grew out of Wouk's personal experiences aboard a destroyer-minesweeper in the Pacific in World War II and deals with, among other things, the moral and ethical decisions made by sea captains. In February we will watch and discuss the movie, The Caine Mutiny, starring Humphrey Bogart, Jose ferrer, and Van Johnson.With funding from the National Science Foundation, the library is happy to present Pushing the Limits a book club meets science café for an experience you won’t want to miss. In January, we will explore the theme of nature while discussing the book When the Killing’s Done by T.C. Boyle. It is very informal and even the science challenged among us (me) will realize that science is all around us. The library has partnered with High School Science teacher, David Munson, who will guide the discussions. Door prizes will be given away and the library will provide dinner at the program along with free books for the first five who sign-up! Other attendees will receive books to check-out.
Monday, January 16 @ 7:00 PM - Movie Night at Spencer Public Library–Sully- The true story of when Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) made an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Free movie, popcorn, and soda. Sign-up to reserve your spot 580-7290.
Thursday, January 19 @ 1:30 PM – Aimee’s Tech Talks at Spencer Public Library – Internet Security – Find out how to protect yourself on the internet. Passwords, secure shopping, antivirus programs and more. Free – sign-up today to reserve your spot 580-7290.
Thursday, January 19 @ 6:30 PM – Simply Delicious at Spencer Public Library – Venezuela - We'll be making chachapas, a Venezuelan corn cake topped with cheese, and Tizana, a Venezuelan fruit punch. Come for a taste of summer in the middle of winter and take your taste buds to sunny South America. Free – Sign-up to reserve your spot 580-7290.
Monday, January 31 @ 5:30 PM –Pushing the Limits at Spencer Public Library- Free dinner, door prizes and more with this book club meets science café program. A discussion on nature and what is natural through T.C. Boyle’s book, When the Killing’s Done. Sign-up to reserve a spot and check-out a book. For more information call 580-7290.