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January - New Year, New Events - Monthly Updates

Updated: Jan 4



 

Updates this month at the Library


General Updates

  • The Library will close on January 5th and 6th in observance of Staff Furlough Days. Hours will resume as normal on Monday January 8th. 

  • The Library will also close for the New Year, as well as the Tuesday after. Hours will resume as normal on Wednesday 3rd.


 

Departmental Updates


Junior Department-

  • New Displays in the YA Department:

  • Hobby month

  • Learn more about a current hobby, or find something new with this selection of materials. This display will be up until January 31st

  • Teen Driving Awareness Month

  • Stay educated and informed with this selection, ranging on how to stay safe on the road, and the keeping and care of your vehicle. This display will be up until January 31st

  • Staying Healthy Month

  • Learn new ways to get healthy (and stay healthy!) before the summer! This display will be up until January 31st.


  • New Displays in the Children Department:

  • Seasonal Display - Winter

  • Find your favorite winter read with these cute picture books. This display will be up all season long.

  • MLK Day 

  • Learn more about the King who had a dream, with some information about the civil rights movement. This display will be up until January 31st

  • “I have a dream”

  • Share your dream for the future of our country, just like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! This display/passive program will be up until January 31st

  • Braille Literacy Month

  • Learn about what it means to be blind and visually impaired, with materials to learn how to read Braille! This display will be up until December 31st

  • Write your name in Braille!

  • Learn how to write your name in Braille, and leave a positive note for the next patron who comes along!  This display will be up until January 31st.

  • Book Blitz Month

  • Shop, share, propote, and more in this crazy month for books! Every visit to the library will earn you a free copy of your choice of select books to keep. This display will be up until January 31st.


Adult Department-

  • New Displays in the Adult Department:

  • Cozy Cooking Display

  • Get tasty inspiration from a sampling of our cold-weather, comfort food cookbooks

  • Authors Born in January Display

  • Celebrating the life of Martin Luther King Jr


 

Upcoming Programs and Event Dates


Adult Department- 

  • Frequent Movie Flyer Club: Get a punch card from our staff, and after 7 checkouts you get to check out a rental movie for free!!

  • Cafe and Craft: Evening Edition - Tuesday, January 17th   

    • We’ll be making light jars with glass beads and fairy lights, while sipping coffee and tea.  From 4-6 p.m. in the library auditorium. Free!

  • Unbanned Books/Community Night - Thursday, January 11th

    • Join us at the Livery, 190 Fifth St, Benton Harbor, from 5-8 p.m. for a celebration of free-thinking! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the what and why of banned books, and stand up for our right to read.

  • Cafe and Craft: Daytime Edition - Wednesday, January 11th   

    • We’ll be making light jars with glass beads and fairy lights, while sipping coffee and tea.  From 12-3 p.m. in the library auditorium. Free!

  • D&D club - January 12th, 19th, & 26th

    • Join a group of adventurers as they travel the realm. Lead by a library staff DM. Held in the Reference Room, located on the first floor. Snacks will be served. Running from 5-8 PM

  • Silent Book Club - Tuesday, January 30th

    • No talking, just reading. Bring a book to read, and even your favorite blanket to snuggle in. Held in the Reference Room, located on the first floor. Coffee and tea will be served. Running from 4-6 p.m. Free!


Junior/Family Department-

  • “I have a dream” - All month long

  • Share with your library friends your dreams and hopes for the future you envision for our country. 

  • STEAM Saturday - Saturday 27th

  • Participate in several STEAM-related activities and games, including a themed project, where you can have the chance of earning a take-home prize! Presented by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Benton Harbor. Thank you for the $2,500 grant! Running from 12-2 PM

  • Family Night with Krasl - January 10th

  • Have fun and make an amazing craft with the whole family. Held in the Auditorium. Running from 5-6:30PM. 

  • Wake Up, Shake Up Storytime - Every Wednesday 

  • 11AM -12PM. Wednesday 17th will be a special MLK Day story hour in collaboration with LMC, where we will listen to two amazing Dr. King picture books, make a craft, and watch the “I Have a Dream” speech.

  • Family Night - January 19th 

  • Running from 4-5:30

  • Coloring Club - January 3rd, 17th, 24th, & 31st

  • Running from 5-6:30PM

  • Melty beads - January 8th & 22nd

  • Running from 3-5PM

  • Teen Craft - January 15th & 29th

  • Running from 3-5PM

  • Movie Night - - January 23rd

  • Running from 5-7PM. Popcorn and water provided. BYO snacks welcomed. 


For any more information on these programs, please contact the library.


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