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October & November
Wednesday, October 27th, 5:30-7:00pm, All Ages
Enjoy kid-friendly Halloween fun at the library. Join us for spooky crafts, food, games, and of course, candy! Come dressed up and enter our costume contest for a chance to win a prize.
Family Reading and Togetherness
Celebrate family and literacy by reading Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate together during the month of November. We want children to know that reading is rewarding, so each family member that reads the book together will earn a small prize and a book. Read the story aloud or as a family book club. Pick up a free copy of the book at the library while supplies last. You can pick up books starting October 25th. Only 1 per family.
Don’t forget to attend our fun Idaho Family Reading Celebration. Details below.
Idaho Family Reading Celebration – TRIVIA NIGHT! (Zoom)
Tuesday, November 30th, 5:30-6:30pm, All Ages
Join us in our celebration of family reading and community. We will be playing trivia with questions all about Crenshaw! The top three trivia winners will receive special prizes, including a gift card to Wahooz, a collection of 4 Katherine Applegate books, or 3.5 pounds of Jellybeans! We will be using Kahoot! You will need 2 devices to play.
Registration is required. Click here to register.
Garden City Community Legal Clinic
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday, 4:00-6:00pm
Beginning Thursday, October 21st
General legal advice and counsel for the community from Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program on topics including family law, wills, landlord/tenant issues, probate, and other civil issues. Registration is required. Please call (208) 472-2942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Tuesdays, 10:00am, Ages 3-7
It’s time for hands-on learning every week with stories, songs, and activities that will spark a love for reading and learning!
Wednesdays, 10:00am, Ages 18 months – 3 yrs
A short storytime with songs, rhymes, and movement to engage little readers.
Music & Movement
Thursdays, 10:00am, Ages 0-6
Wiggle, jump, bounce, and clap! Movement and songs to support growing readers.
Wednesdays, 11:00am, Ages 4-6
Starting October 20th
This special 6-week program helps prepare children aged 4-6 for Kindergarten. We will learn about the alphabet, cutting, writing, numbers, shapes, classroom skills, and a special topic each week! Children who complete all 6 classes will receive a backpack with school supplies, games, and a book. Limited Spaces.
Registration Required. Call (208) 472-2942.
Every other Saturday, 11:00am, Ages 3+
Paws to read with Falito in a non-pressure, tail-waggin’ fun environment.
Not – So – Spooky Storytime
Monday, October 25th, 10:00am, Ages 3+
Ghouls and Boos of even the sweetest nature want to get into the Halloween spirit, just maybe without the spooky parts! Even the tiniest friends won’t get spooked. Come for the stories and songs and stay after to learn how to be a storyteller. Stay to create a Jack-o-Character with mini pumpkins.
Friday, November 19th, 10:00am, All Ages
Did you know dinosaurs LOVE to read? Come join some dinosaur friends for this special themed storytime. We will have some dinosaur friends for you to adopt and take home, you just have to promise to read to them every day! Limited supplies. Registration encouraged. Call (208) 472-2942 to register.
Community Helpers Storytime:
Monday, October 4th, & November 1st 10:00am, All Ages
We have partnered up with some local Community Helpers for these two different storytime events. Come for a story and a craft, and get a special surprise from our amazing helpers!
October: Meet firefighters & tour a real fire engine!
November: Meet a police officer & check out a patrol car!
Monday, October 18th & November 15th, 10:00am, All Ages
Join library friends for a fun family-friendly performance and stay after for a craft.
October: Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
November: Little Red Riding Hood
4:30pm, Ages 6+
Fall for crafts! Make a craft and enjoy a snack.
Tuesday, October 26th – Pumpkin Art: Decorate a pumpkin to display in the library or to take home.
Monday, November 29th – Autumn Leaves Globe: Create an autumn wonderland in a jar! Bring your own
32oz glass jar with a lid. All other materials will be supplied.
TEEN & TWEEN HAPPENINGS
Thursdays, 5:00pm, Ages 8-12
Play games, snack on treats, make crafts, and enjoy time with friends! Different activities every week!
Teen Night! Escape Room
Tuesday, October 26th, 5:30pm, Ages 13-18
Back by popular demand! This time with a spoOOooky twist! Solve puzzles, find clues, and try to open the lock guarding top-secret materials (spoiler alert: it’s full of prizes!), all while hanging out with friends!
Tween Book Club
Saturday, Oct 30th & Nov 27th, 2:00pm, Ages 9+
Every month we will meet to talk about the month’s book, do activities, and have snacks. Call (208) 472-2944 to place a book club copy on hold.
October: The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
November: The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Fit and Fall Proof™: Senior Fitness Class
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 11:00am
Improve your strength, mobility, and balance to reduce risk of falling. Pick up and return waivers at the library.
Extreme Book Nerd Challenge Meet-Up – (ZOOM)
Wednesday, October 13th, 5:30pm
We will discuss our progress in the Extreme Book Nerd Program. It’s not too late to join; we can sign you up! Registration is required. Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 12th & Thursday, November 18th 6:00pm
Make a card with materials supplied by the library.
October: Autumn theme
November: Christmas theme
Wednesday, October 13th & November 10th, 2:00-4:30pm
Learn to play in a friendly environment, or get back into the game if it has been a while. Open to beginners and all skill levels.
Cooking the Books
Wedneday, November 10th, 6:00pm
Thanksgiving Favorites! Traditions are great, but maybe it’s the year you change it up! Let’s meet and share our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, methods, or just come for some inspiration. Bring a favorite recipe to share with library friends for this holiday edition of Cooking the Books!
Thursday, October 14th & November 4th, 2:00pm
October: Varina by Charles Frazier
November: The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
Craft & Chat
Tuesday, November 16th, 6:00pm
Get crafty with us each month and hang out with library friends. Materials supplied by the library. Registration encouraged. Call (208) 472-2942 to register.
November: Cross Stitch Bookmarks
Wednesday, Oct. 27th & Nov 24th, 3:00pm
Join in the Bingo fun, just for seniors. Meet new people and play for prizes!
Scam Prevention – (ZOOM)
Wednesday, October 20th, 1:00pm
Prepare yourself against the latest fraud schemes with the AARP. Attend this virtual meeting to learn about scams, how to prevent them to secure your future, and discover how cognitive changes associated with aging can potentially make a person more susceptible to fraud and scams. Registration is required. Click here to register.
Monday, October 25th, 9:00am-5:00pm
“Need to vote early? The Ada County Mobile Voting Trailer will be at the library. To vote, bring a form of ID. Voters not registered in advance may do so and vote by bringing a photo ID and proof of residence. Visit adacountyelections.com for more information and to preview your ballot.
Veterans Day Celebration
Monday, November 8th, 10:00am-12:00pm
We would like to thank our Veterans who have served or are currently serving in all branches of the military. Veterans and family and friends are all welcome to join us for socializing, and coffee and donuts, while supplies last. Bring photos of your loved ones to share and add to our library’s Veterans display.
Holiday Budgeting with the University of Idaho Extension Office
Tuesday, November 9th, 6:00pm
Join us for an insightful discussion on holiday budgeting and leave with peace of mind that this holiday season really will be the most wonderful time of the year.