Sew Fun! Intro to Paper Piecing
tues jan 8 @ 6:30 pm & tues jan 22 @ 6:30 pm
Come learn an interesting new technique with quilter Barbara Lea! These sessions are identical, so choose the one that works for you. Go to
> Programs & Events to register for the session you'd prefer.
Yoga for Everybody (on the mat!)
jan 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 6:30 pm
*New series!* Join instructor Amy Vance for a refreshing hour of yoga at the Library. No experience necessary! Bring a mat (or a towel), if you can. Amy will be teaching a number of Tuesday evening yoga classes from Jan-Mar, so come as often as makes sense for you. This is a great opportunity to start a new yoga practice as we head into the New Year! Go to
> Programs and Events tab to register for the session(s) that work for you.
Sew Fun! Make a Rice-filled Heating Pad
thurs jan 10 @ 6:30 pm
It's frosty outside, so join us in the sewing lab for a cozy, perfect-for-winter project! We're making homemade heating pads stuffed with rice, great for draping over sore shoulders at the end of a long day. Supplies are provided! With instructor Patty Ibarra.
Knitting for Beginners
tues jan 15 @ 6:30 pm
Whether you're casting on for the first time or looking for a refresher, this class is for you. Come learn (or practice!) some knitting basics as you start a simple project with instructor Afton Salas. Supplies are provided!
wed jan 16 @ 10 am & wed jan 30 @ 6:30 pm
Looking for a gentle form of stretching--but not quite ready to hit the mat? Join us every other Wednesday (approximately) for a relaxing hour of chair yoga with instructor Shannon Wheeler. No yoga experience necessary!
> Programs & Events to register for the session(s) that work for you.
Sew Fun! Mitten-making Workshop
thurs jan 17 @ 6:30 pm
Our season of cozy sewing continues! Join us for a toasty mitten-making workshop with instructor Sheryl Godsy. Use our fabric (we'll have fleece on hand, and a few wool sweaters, as well), or bring your own: wool or wool-blend sweaters work best, versus pure acrylic. If your closet is sweater-short, check out Savers or the Goodwill--thrifted wool works great for this project!
Intro to Bullet Journaling
thurs jan 24 @ 6:30 pm
You’ve seen it on Pinterest! Come explore the world of bullet journaling — a creative (and effective) way to get organized, set goals, and note events and accomplishments — with instructor Kim Drottz. Supplies are provided!
Loops & Threads: NKCPL's Fiber Crafting Group
tues jan 29 @ 6:30 pm
Are you a fiber lover (a knitter, crocheter, or spinner, perhaps) who's looking to connect with others of your own kind? Bring your wip (a last-minute gift, perhaps??) and come knit/stitch (etc) alongside other fiber-craft friends. New knitters and crocheters, you're welcome to join us at this session, too!
Sew Fun! Open Sew @ NKCPL
tues jan 29 from 6-8:30 pm
Interested in doing some sewing on your own outside of the Library's designated instructional time? Check out Open Sew! Bring your work-in-progress (maybe a handmade gift you're working on?) and utilize free access to the Library's Common Threads Makerspace, a new sewing lab located on our Lower Level. Questions about this space/time? Please email
There is no sewing instruction during this time, and machines are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Medicare Explained (in Plain English!)
tues jan 29 @ 6:30 pm
Turning 65? Join instructor Chris Wilt for one of these brief informational sessions about how to make Medicare work for you!
Live Music! Winter Concert :: Jazz & Swing with the Brad Allen Duo
thurs jan 31 @ 7 pm
Cabin fever setting in after a long month indoors? Beat the blues with a night of live music! Brad Allen and Co. will be in the building to perform a lively set of jazz and swing numbers--it's a mid-winter concert you won't want to miss! No registration required, though you can
to receive a day-ahead event reminder. Join us!
We did it again! >>
has been selected by
America’s Star Library
— for the 8th year in a row! We are one of only 6 Missouri libraries to earn a ranking this year. A big thank you to ALL our patrons, whose library use helped us earn high marks. It’s a pleasure to serve you! >>