DIY Cleaning Supplies
Tuesday, February 11th, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
(Drop-in at your convenience)

Replace some of your toxic cleaners with green cleaners. You do not need to be a chemist to make these easy recipes using ingredients you may already have. Make a sample bottle to take home.

ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS
Mah Jongg Club
February 7th, 1 p.m.
February 18th, 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we learn Mah Jongg together!  Meet players who will help you learn strategy and enjoy community time at the library. Bring your set if you own one. All skill levels welcome, adults only. Register for one or all sessions.



Intro to Google Suite
February 8th, 11 a.m.

Learn more about the Google Suite including Google Docs, Drive, and Chrome in this class.

Join a Book Club!
Tuesday, February 11th, 7 p.m.
*At Honey Hill Coffee Company
My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Friday, February 14th, 10 a.m.
Tagged for Death by A.J. Finn

Wednesday, February 19th, 7 p.m.
The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue

Monday, March 2nd, 7 p.m.
From Scratch by Tembi Locke
Great Decisions
February 15th, 2:00 p.m.

Chapter 1: Climate Change and the Global Order

Professor Gary Midkiff will lead a non-partisan conversation about the most important foreign policy issues facing America today. Great Decisions booklets are available at the Adult Help Desk for $15 each.

Listen to Music Online
February 18th, 7:00 p.m.

There are no shortage of ways to get free or inexpensive access to music on your computer, phone or tablet. Learn about all of the best options for listening at home or on the go.

KID CITY | CHILDREN'S OFFERINGS
Book Buddies
February 5th, 4:30 p.m.

Kids - looking for a new way to practice reading skills?
Teens - looking to earn volunteer hours and become a mentor?

We will match you up with each other to build reading skills and confidence.

Color Exploration
February 7th, 10:30 a.m.

Fun new art projects each month to help your child's imagination soar.
( Ages 2-5 with caregiver )

This month: Kandinsky Heart Art

Kids Create Studio
February 8th, 1:30 p.m.

Welcome to the wonderfully imaginative world of art. Kids will have fun while exploring art through a different medium each month. All supplies provided.

(Grades 3-5)


Interactive Artists
February 13th, 6:30 p.m.

Spark your imagination, creativity, and lifelong connection with art inspired by some of our favorite books.

(Grades K-2 with caregiver)


Hearts A Flutter
February 14th, 1:00 p.m.

Sweeten up your home this Valentine's Day with an art project you will love year round.

(All Ages)


Rise & Shine Storytime
February 15th, 10:00 a.m.

Songs, stories, smiles, and a craft.

(Ages 3-8 with caregiver)

This month: All You Need Is Love

Bad Art Project
February 17th, 1:30 p.m.

It's time to forget the rules, get messy, and create some bad art! Chill out with zero pressure and see what you create. A hideously tacky trophy will be awarded for the "worst" piece of art.

(Grades 3 and up)

TEEN AND TWEENS | LIBRARY OFFERINGS FOR TEENS
Teen Code Club
February 10th, 6:30 p.m.

Join us to learn the basics of computer programming and have fun with some cool coding projects. All levels of experience are welcome.

(Grades 6-8)


Teen Makers
February 11th, 4:00 p.m.

Let your creativity loose and hang out with friends.
(Grades 6-12)

This month: Marbled Mugs


Winter Wizard Quest
February 12th, 9:30 a.m.

Put your knowledge of spells and the wizarding world to use to escape from Azkaban with the Dementors hot on your trail. Cosplay optional.
(Grades 6-12)

FAMILY PROGRAMS | LIBRARY OFFERINGS FOR ALL AGES
Zumba for Families
February 8th, 9:30 a.m.

Start the year well in a very fun way. Our friends at Mano a Mano will lead us in a bi-lingual, cross-generational Zumba exercise experience.
Wear comfortable clothing, and come prepared to feel the heat.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

No class February 15th
WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE
American Dirt
by Jeanine Cummins

Submitted by Terri S.
Set aside what you may have heard about the controversy over American Dirt . Just read the book and decide for yourself whether the author’s voice was the right one to tell this important story. Prior to picking it up, I perused articles both critical and in support of the author. Then I read the book, which I found to be excellent. This is a heart-wrenching story of a mother going to insurmountable lengths to protect her son after a cartel has brutally murdered her entire family. It is a story that lends itself to the ever-important conversation and understanding of the immigrant experience. The book is hard to put down because one just wants to know how this story ends, how these brave people, with their unbreakable determination, ultimately fare. If you are drawn towards the writing of Isabel Allende and/or Khalid Hosseini, this extraordinary and intensely suspenseful novel will impress you. 
(New Fiction)

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
by Matthew Desmond

Submitted by Molly J.
Easily one of the most important books I’ve ever read, Evicted follows eight families into the poorest Milwaukee neighborhoods. Author Matthew Desmond also follows some of their landlords and exposes the eruption of rent inflation in the United States. More and more poor renting families are spending over half of their income on housing, deepening the economic class divide. Masterfully researched and written, Evicted will open your eyes to the extreme poverty and economic exploitation occurring nationwide.
(Non-Fiction)

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
by Johann Hari

Submitted by Kelly K.
Why do we have a war on drugs and is it really working? This author claims it is not, and probably is actually making the drug problem worse. What is addiction and what causes it? Fascinating information and research to ponder, with some solutions provided that could change everything we assume we know.
(Non-Fiction)


The Second Founding:
How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution
by Eric Foner

Submitted by Erik S.
This is an excellent (and relatively short) history of the Reconstruction amendments (the 13 th , abolishing slavery (except as a form of punishment); the 14th, guaranteeing equal protection under the law; and the 15 th , barring restrictions to suffrage based on race) and the complex political climate in which they came about. Although Foner considers these amendments so foundational as to constitute a true “second founding,” their full impact would be limited in scope by a series of Supreme Court decisions (most infamously Plessy V. Feruson) in the decades immediately following their passage. But although in some ways these amendments are still, as Charles Sumner once said, the “sleeping giants” of the Constitution, the era examined in this book is one that is as full of hope as it is of tragedy.
(New Non-Fiction)