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The next chapter January 2022 Elyria Public Library System e-Newsletter 1005 North Abbe Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035 440.366.4919 Hours based on LCCC Bass Library schedule. 211 Second St. Elyria, Ohio 44035 440.323.5747 Mon – Thurs: 9 am – 8 pm Fri & Sat: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday: Closed 1194 West River Road North Elyria, Ohio 44035 440.324.2270 Mon – Thurs: 9 am – 8 pm Fri & Sat: 9 am – 5 pm Sun: Closed 340 15th Street Elyria, Ohio 44035 440.322-0190 Mon – Thurs: 9 am – 8 pm Fri & Sat: 9 am – 5 pm Sun: Closed 133 E. Commerce Dr. LaGrange, Ohio 44050 440.322.0119 Mon – Thurs: 9 am – 8 pm Fri & Sat: 9 am – 5 pm Sun: Closed

KIDS Chess Club 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month, January 5 & 19 @ 6 - 7 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 For those who know the basics of chess and are ready to play in an informal setting. Registration required for each session. Story Time Stars Mondays, Jan. 10 - Mar. 7 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 & Under Join us weekly for stories, songs, and crafts! Preschool Pals Wednesdays, Jan. 12 - Mar. 9 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 5 & Under Bring a friend and join us for stories, songs, and more! Homeschool STEM: Cool Contraptions Tuesday, January 18 @ 1 p.m. | Ages 8-14 Learn about simple machines! Then, working with others, use materials to create a contraption to complete a specified task. Registration required. Lego Club Wednesday, January 19 @ 4 - 5 p.m. | Ages 5-12 Drop into the Children’s Room for Lego fun! We provide a monthly building challenge, and kids can show off their creativity and building skills. Pajama Story Time Wednesday, January 26 @ 6:30 p.m. | Ages 6 & Under Wear your pajamas! We’ll read stories, sing songs, and even have a bedtime snack. Registration required. . FAMILY Snowman Celebration Tuesday, January 25 @ 10 am - 5 pm | Ages 12 and under Stop into the Children’s Room for snowman crafts, activities, and fun! Anime Escape Room Saturday, Jan. 29 @ 1 - 4 p.m. Ages 5 - 12 Explore and solve puzzles to escape the clutches of Team Rocket in our Pokemon escape room. Call the West River Youth Servivces Desk at 440-324-9823 to register. TEEN Drawing Workshop Wednesday, January 12 @ 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | Ages 10 - 17 Practice sketching and learn new artistic skills. Teen Dungeons & Dragons 2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. | Ages 12 - 17 Have fun with new and old friends in a fantasy adventure of your own making. Registration required. Anime Escape Room Saturday, Jan. 29 @ 1 - 4 p.m. Ages 12 and older Explore and solve puzzles to use your plus ultra quirks in this My Hero Academia escape room. Call the West River Youth Services Desk at 440-324-9823 to register. (See family section above for a simpler anime-themed escape room.) ADULTS Crochet Collective January 6 & 20 @ 6 - 7 p.m. 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month Join fellow crocheters of all skill levels as we talk and stitch! Show your projects, share patterns, or learn a new stitch. Even if you have never crocheted before, or you have for years, you are welcome to join the group. Tasting Tuesdays: Coffee Tuesday, January 11 @ 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Just when we thought we knew everything there was to know about coffee, something new comes along. Join us as we try some new variations of a drink we thought we had known so well all these years. Registration required. Non-Fiction Book Club Wednesday, January 12 @ 6 p.m. Every 2nd Wednesday of the Month A book club for non-fiction fans! Join other readers in this monthly discussion. This month’s book selection: The Storyteller: Tales of Life & Music by Dave Grohl Registration required. The PageTurners Thursday, January 13 @ 6 p.m. Every 2nd Thursday of theMonth A new fiction book club! We will have the next book ready for checkout at each book club. This month’s book selection: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab Registration required. Crafting on a Budget Monday, January 17 @ 2 & 5:30 p.m. Every 3rd Monday of the Month Come and create stylish crafts using simple materials! This month’s craft are Jeweled Dragon Eggs. Registration required. New Outlook/New You Wednesday, January 19 @ 6:30 p.m. Cleveland’s Marathon Man, Tony Sigmund, is here with an uplifting presentation. As the world hits the reset button, learn to take charge of your inner growth, despite external circumstances, in order to create the reality you want. Registration required. Watercolors for Beginners Monday, Jan. 24 @ 6 p.m. Have a fun session learning how to paint with watercolors with local artist Lisha Nasipak. Registration required. Garden Nook Ongoing, Passive Bring in cuttings of house plants for a plant exchange. See West River Adult Services for more information. WEST RIVER 4 Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday: Closed 1194 West River Rd. N. Elyria, OH 44035 440.324.2270

KIDS Noise Makers Craft Tuesday, January 4 | All Day Ages 12 and under Stop by the Makerspace to celebrate the new year with a noise maker craft. Baby Play & Learn Tuesdays, Jan. 11 - March 8 @ 6 p.m. | Ages 0 - 36 months This program is for our youngest library friends! Come for stories, rhymes, and songs; stay for play! Ready-to-Read Preschool Storytime Thursdays, Jan. 13 - March 10 @ 10:30 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Help your child get ready for preschool with crafts, stories, singing, and rhyming! FAMILY Water Color Salt Painting Saturday, January 15 @ 2 p.m. Use chemistry to create a snowy scene. Registration required. Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Saturday, January 29 @ 2 p.m. Bring the whole family to see if you can build a snowman indoors! Registration required. TEEN Origami Poppers Craft Tuesday, January 4 | All Day Ages 12 and older Stop by the Teen Lounge, and ring in the new year by flexing your origami skills to make an origami paper popper. Teen Gaming Beginning January 7 Fridays @ 3 - 4:45 p.m. Saturdays @ 1 - 4:45 p.m. Ages 12 - 18 Show off your skills at the Teen Lounge! A variety of games are available. Beginners welcome. Teen Tasting: Hot Chocolate Tuesday, January 11 @ 5 p.m. Ages 12 - 18 Test out some variations of this classic winter drink. Try It Teens! Tuesday, January 18 @ 5 p.m. Ages 12-18 Personalize your own mug with marble dipping! While supplies last. ADULTS Handmade Cards Workshop Thursday, January 6 @ 6 p.m. Every 1st Thursday of theMonth Spend the evening at the Library creating a unique handmade card! This month’s card’s theme is polar bears. Registration required. Resume One-on-One Tuesday, January 11 @ 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, January 25 @ 4-6 p.m. Need help with your resume and job search? Book a twenty minute one-on-one session with a local resume coach to help you succeed. Registration required. Moment of Zen: Coloring & Dot-to-Dot Thursday, January 13 @ 6 p.m. Take some time out to relax with dot-to-dot or coloring. Registration required. Crafter-Hours Thursday, January 20 @ 6 p.m. Every 3rd Thursday of the Month Stop by the Library for an evening of flexing your crafting skills. January’s monthly craft is a penguin lightbulb. Registration required. Moment of Zen: Fiber Arts Saturday, January 22 @ 3 p.m. Every 3rd Saturday of the Month Take time out to relax and try knitting, crocheting, or finger weaving. Feel free to bring your works in progress to share. Small amounts of yarn, aida cloth, and DMC thread will be available. Registration required. Shelf Awareness Wednesday, January 26 @ 6 p.m. Every 4th Wednesday of the Month Book club returns! This month, meet up to finalize book picks for the club and talk about what you read during the hiatus! Registration required. CENTRAL REMINDER: NEW LOCATION What better excuse to check out our new facilities than signing up for some family fun? All Central Library programs will take place at our new location at 211 Second St. in Elyria. 6 Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday: Closed 211 Second Street Elyria, OH 44035 440.323.5747

KIDS P.J. Story Time Tuesdays, Jan. 11 - March 8 @ 6:15 p.m. | Ages 0 - 5 This weekly story time prepares your little one for bed. Lego Club Tuesdays, Jan. 11 - May 31 @ 4 p.m. | Ages 6 - 12 Join us for fun Lego challenges. Mornings on the Go Story Time Wednesdays, Jan. 12 - March 9 @ 10 a.m. | Ages 0 - 5 Add the library to your morning routine when you join us for this weekly story time. KIDS Super Sparkly Snowflake Party Thursday, January 13 @ 11 a.m. | Ages 3 - 5 Celebrate winter with sparkly snowflake stories and crafts! Registration required. Crystal Clear Snow Slime Thursday, January 20 @ 4 p.m. | Ages 6 and older Join us for some slimy snowy fun with this hands-on activity. Registration required. Harry Potter Potions Class Thursday, January 13 @ 4:15 p.m. Ages 8 - 12 Wear your cape and bring your wand; you’re invited to join our Hogwarts potions class. Snowman Party Friday, January 28 @ 10 a.m. Ages 3 - 5 Join us for a snowman party. We will read a story, play games, and enjoy a snack! Registration required. FAMILY Snowflake Science Tuesday, January 18 @ 6 p.m. Have fun with these “cool” snow-centered experiments. Registration required. Popcorn Taste Test Wednesday, January 19 @ 3 p.m. Celebrate National Popcorn Day and vote on your favorite. While supplies last. FAMILY Family Coloring Club Saturday, January 22 @ 1 p.m. Every 4th Saturday of the Month Bring the whole family indoors during these cold months for some quality coloring time for all. Crayons and sheets supplied. Registration required. Winter Wonderland Family Story Time Monday, January 24 @ 6:30 p.m. Cozy upwith awinter wonderland story time for thewhole family. Lego Day Friday, January 28 | All Day Lego-themed activity stations will be set up to celebrate National Lego Day. ADULT DIY Decor Monday, January 10 @ 6:30 p.m. Every 2nd Monday of the Month Create your very own home decor! This month’s craft is a Book Page Mason Jar Luminary. Book Nook Monday, January 17 @ 6:30 p.m. Every 3rd Monday of Month Join us monthly for a book discussion with friends old and new. This month’s book is Educated by Tara Westover. Registration required. TEEN Teen Crafternoon Monday, January 10 @ 4:30 p.m. Ages 12 - 18 Join us for a wintery-themed afternoon of crafts. ADULT Giant Paper Snowflakes Wednesday, January 12 @ 6 p.m. Craft a giant snowflake to hang. Registration required. Hot Chocolate Kits Wednesday, January 26 @ 6 p.m. Mix up a tasty hot chocolate kit to drink at home. Registration required. KEYSTONE 8 Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday: Closed 133 East Commerce Drive LaGrange, OH 44050 440.322.0119 SOUTH Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm Friday & Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm Sunday: Closed 340 15th Street Elyria, OH 44035 440.322.0190