JANUARY
2021
Animal Magnetism
Adorable Hedgehogs

Michael Morton, of the Sun-Dance-Kids, Farm is returning to the library for a special children's program featuring his adorable, palm-size hedgehogs! This in-person program is not to be missed. Mark those calendars for Saturday, January 8 at 11 AM.

Can You Dig It?!



We cannot get enough of cute animals. How about you? There will be no shortage of animal charm, as Michael Morton returns with his prairie dogs on Saturday, January 29 at 11 AM.
Adult Programs
Coffee with the Curator: Road Trip Edition
We will be spending time with Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library curator Brian McClellan, during this special edition of Coffee with the Curator. Brian will share the story of the Randolph Mammoth, one of the most complete examples of its species ever discovered in New York state. Coffee with the Curator is a prerecorded virtual program. The video will premier on the library's Facebook page and YouTube channel on:
January 11 at 10 AM
Veil of Fire
Scott Canfield of Erie, Pennsylvania will share his research and train model depicting the horrific train wreck that occurred on January 15, 1884 just outside Bradford, Pennsylvania. Hear personal stories of the victims and survivors, as well as the details that contributed to this devastating accident. This in-person program will take place on Saturday, January 22 at 11 AM
Trivia Night

Let's test your knowledge of general trivia during our next Trivia Night. Form your teams (4 ppl. max.) or play individually. Either way, it is sure to be a blast!

Tuesday, January 25 at 6 PM

Registration is necessary. Call 814-362-6527 or click the link below:
Creative Writing

Former English teacher and local author, Bill Robertson will lead participants in an introductory creative writing exercise. Individuals will explore methods to create a colorful character and will try their hand at character development in a fun and supportive environment.
Wednesday, January 19 at 6 PM
Building Blocks

Judy Brown, owner of the Little Fabric Garden will return with another great project! Thread those sewing machines and get ready to make the project your own! Building Blocks is a prerecorded program that will premier to the library's Facebook page and YouTube channel when the project becomes available. Many of our past works can be found on the library's YouTube channel.
Copy Cat

Join us for a fun, in-person program on Thursday, January 13 at 6 PM when Taffy Meyer demonstrates how to make beautiful paper beads.
Participation for this free program is limited to twelve (12) individuals, so register early! Call 814-362-6527 or click the link below:
Adult Book Club

The next club meeting will be Saturday, January 15 at 10 AM.

January's book is
Lady Clementine
by
Marie Benedict.

Email any questions using the link below:

YOGA SCULPT

Local yoga instructor, Kathy Wright, is leading a FREE, 30-minute, in-person yoga program at the library! Yoga Sculpt combines the benefits of traditional yoga with the benefits of strength training.
This program also streams Live on the library's Facebook page on Monday, January 10 & 24 at 6 PM.
Upcycle This!

Join us Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. for this biweekly, virtual program January 13 & 27 at 7 PM

"Upcycle This!" is a prerecorded video that premiers on the library's Facebook page, so you can enjoy it any time that is convenient for you!

Episodes can also be found on the library's YouTube channel.
Amazing Library Services
Udemy

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OverDrive

Library patrons who possess a library card are able to borrow eBooks, audio books, eMagazines, AND videos when they access OverDrive!
YOUTH
Teen Book
Club
Middle Ground Book Club

Meet Cute Diary
by
Emery Lee

Noah Ramirez thinks he’s an expert on romance. He has to be for his popular blog, the Meet Cute Diary, a collection of trans happily ever afters. There’s just one problem—all the stories are fake. What started as the fantasies of a trans boy afraid to step out of the closet has grown into a beacon of hope for trans readers across the globe.


Join us Tuesday, January 18 at 5 PM


The Teen Book Club will meet in-person on the third Tuesday of every month at 5:00 pm. For more information email:

A Kind of Spark
by
Elle McNicoll


A neurodivergent girl campaigns for a memorial when she learns that her small Scottish town used to burn witches simply because they were different.





Join us Thursday, January 6 at 5 PM.


Middle Ground Book Club will meet in-person on the first Thursday of every month at 5:00 PM.
For more information email:
CHILDREN
Story Seekers

Story Seekers is a fun-filled program for 0-5 year old children and their parents or caregivers. Hear great stories, sing a few songs, and complete a craft or two! Story Seekers meets every Monday and Friday at 11 AM. and will resume on Monday, January 10.
Registration is necessary for this program as attendance will be limited to ten (10) children, to allow for social distancing requirements. Please keep an eye on social media for any changes. To register, call: 814-362-6527 or click the link below:
Juice Box Heroes

Join Jim Ronan for music and fun on Wednesday, January 19 at 11 AM! Juice Box Heroes is an in-person event that is held in the Children's library. We will be singing, dancing, laughing, and making lots of music!
Evening Storytime

Evening Storytime will return on Wednesday, January 12, virtually at 6:30 PM. This is a pre-recorded event that posts to the library's Facebook page every Wednesday. If area adults would like to read two children's stories, please contact Debbie Deane to schedule an appointment to be recorded. Call the library at 814-362-6527 or email Debbie.