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Happenings 2022, 2023
December & January
The Nutcracker: A Musical Adventure
Wednesday, December 14th, 6:00pm, Youth, All Ages
Enter the world of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” led by Paige Moore! Get ready to adventure with Clara through the fairy tale story. Conquer the Mouse King, fly with the snowflakes, and dance with the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Noon Year’s Eve
Saturday, December 31st, 11:00am-12:15pm, Youth, All Ages
Let kids enjoy New Year’s Eve and feel involved in celebrations that usually happen after bedtime. We will make crafts, eat treats, count down as noon approaches, and toast to the 2023 New Year.
2 Sessions: Wednesday, January 4th & January 11th, 5:30-7:30pm
Ready to start a new hobby in the New Year?
Learn from the experts at the Idaho Inkspots Guild on how to produce beautiful calligraphy. Come to both sessions, with beginning steps, all the way to the last session where you will leave with a beautifully lettered quotation. Please be prepared to attend both sessions. Registration encouraged. Call (208) 472-2942 to register.
YOUTH AND FAMILY HAPPENINGS
|Preschool STEAM Storytime, ages 3-7||Tuesdays / 10:00am|
|Toddler Tales, ages 18 months-3 years||Wednesdays / 10:00am|
|Kindergarten Readiness, ages 3-6* Registration Encouraged||Wednesdays / 11:00am|
|Music & Movement, ages 1-5||Thursdays / 10:00am|
|Tween Zone, ages 8-12||Thursdays / 5:00pm
No meetup 12/22
|Puppet Show, All Ages||Monthly on a Monday 12/19 & 1/23 – 10:00am|
Special Youth Happenings
Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe
Fridays, 10:00am, All ages
Introducing a new weekly storytime!
Join us and enjoy stories, rhymes and songs in English and Spanish. Presentando un nuevo programa semanal! Acompáñenos y disfrute de cuentos, rimas y canciones en inglés y español.
New Session starts December 7th
11:00am, Ages 4-6
In this special kindergarten prep class, meets storytime, children ages 4-6 will learn about the alphabet, writing, numbers, colors, shapes, and classroom skills, with new weekly topics to discover and explore. Registration encouraged. Please call (208)-472-2942.
Monday, December 19th & January 23rd, 10:00am, All Ages
Join library friends for a fun family-friendly performance and stay after for a craft.
Dec: Hansel & Gretel
Jan: The Long Winter Story
Gingerbread House Creations
Tuesday, December 13th, 5:00pm, Ages 6+
No matter your skill level, our Crafty Kids program is great for most ages, and all abilities! Try your hand at decorating an edible, festive gingerbread house decorated with candy and lots of other goodies!
Limited supplies. Registration encouraged. Please call (208)-472-2942 to register.
Let it Snow Storytime
Friday, January 6th, 10:30am, Ages 3-7
Do you want to build a snowman? What if we don’t have any snow? Don’t you worry our little friends! We will be making it snow for this STEM-based Storytime, followed by a snowy experiment great for little hands. Our Special Storytimes are always a blizzard of fun!
Teen & Tween Happenings
Nailed it or Failed it: Holiday Treat Decorating ~ Tween & Teen Night
Thursday, December 22nd, 5:00pm, Ages 8-17
Inspired by the Netflix show, we will attempt to decorate Pinterest-worthy, fancy and fun holiday treats. No skills required, but it wouldn’t hurt. Join us for a sure-to-be hilarious time and a chance to win a prize. Limited supplies. Registration encouraged. Please call (208)-472-2942 to register.
Thursdays, 5:00pm, Ages 8-15 *No meetup 12/22
Join us for an awesome new activity each week! Science experiments, art projects, or games. No matter what the activity, it is gonna be a fun time with friends.
Snacks are always provided!
|Fit and Fall Proof: Senior Fitness Class, Seniors||Tuesdays, & Thursdays / 11:00am|
|Qigong||Wednesdays / 11:00am|
|Bingo||Last Wednesdays 12/28 & 1/25 – 3:00pm|
|Chess||2nd Wednesdays 12/14 & 1/11 – 2:00-4:30pm|
|Legal Clinic *Registration Required||3rd Thursdays 12/15 & 1/19 – 4:00-6:00pm|
Dec: Cannery Row, by John Steinbeck
Jan: Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver
|2nd Thursdays – 2:00pm
Special Adult Happenings
Now every other week beginning Tuesday,
December 6th, 6:00pm
Back & better than ever! Going on vacation and want to brush up on your Spanish? Learn the basics, or extend what you already know. Light refreshments provided.
Bird Photography 101
Tuesday, December 6th, 5:00pm
Birds are one of nature’s most difficult subjects; they are often small, hidden, far away, or moving, and can be all of these things. Photographer, Ken Miracle, will explain how to find birds and get them in your viewfinder. He’ll talk about camera gear and camera settings and answer your questions.
Idaho Department of Labor
December 15th & January 19th, 9:00am-12:00pm
Idaho Department of Labor will be at the library. To learn more visit www.labor.idaho.gov.
Garden City Community Legal Clinic
December 15th & January 19th, 4:00-6:00pm
IVLP recruits attorneys from local communities who volunteer their time and expertise through advice and counsel on your civil legal matter. Registration is required. Visit https://laserfiche.isb.idaho.gov/Forms/ClinicReg to register. You will be called when you have a confirmed time slot.
The Women’s & Children’s Alliance
December 21st & January 18th, 1:30-3:30pm
The WCA operates shelters, provides counseling, legal advocacy, and crisis services to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. For more information, visit www.wcaboise.org.
All About Snowshoeing with Idaho State Parks & Recreation
Thursday, December 29th, 5:30-6:30pm
Looking for a way to stay active during the winter months, or want to explore a new hobby? Snowshoeing is an easy and accessible option for people of all ages and abilities. Not to mention all the beautiful parts of our state you can enjoy! Idaho City Backcountry Yurt Coordinator for Idaho State Parks & Recreation, DeEtta Peterson, will be here to share expertise on equipment, safety, the best places for exploring, and more.
Hygge Candlemaking: Craft & Chat
Tuesday, January 10th, 6:00pm
Bring some more Hygge into your life in 2023! What is Hygge? Pronounced “hooɡa”, it is a Danish & Norwegian phrase for all things cozy. Being by a fire, a soft blanket, a warm hug from a loved one, or relaxing in a bath by candlelight. In this 1st session of Craft & Chat for the year, we will sip hot cocoa while we explore DIY candle making, filled with herbs, for a beautiful, fragrant, and hygge product. All supplies provided by the library. Registration encouraged. Please call (208)-472-2942 to register.
Woodcarving 101 with Idaho Woodcarving Guild
Wednesday, January 25th, 5:30pm
Are you looking for a new hobby and wondering what it would take to get into woodcarving? Come watch a live demonstration of woodcarving! Take a look at different beginner projects and tools to see what you need to get started. During the demonstration, you will have time to ask all woodcarving-related questions.