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January 20th - 26th, 2020
I Spy Hidden Pictures Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and younger.
January 20, ALL DAY
NaNoWriMo! (National Novel Writing Month) "National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel" (From https://www.nanowrimo.org/about). Join us at our NaNo group meetings to learn ways to improve your novel-writing skills, and to enjoy a quiet space to write your novel! This is an independent event managed by a community partner. The NaNoWriMo name and logo are used by special permission.
January 20, 4:00pm
Family Fun: Dare To Dream Do you dare to dream? In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. learn more about the man and his dream. We will be making "I Have a Dream" crafts to honor one of history's famous dreamers.
January 20, 2:00 PM
Pokemon I-Spy Look for Pokemon with this month's I-Spy! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
January 20, ALL MONTH
What's Your Dream? Elementary aged children and their families are invited to join us for crafts, activities, and stories as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drop in any time between 1 - 4 p.m.
January 20, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 20, ALL MONTH
Closing Nitro Library will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 20, ALL DAY
I Spy Hidden Pictures Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and younger.
January 21, ALL DAY
Teen Time Bring a friend and challenge them to a Wii or board game. Free refreshments will be provided.
January 21, 3:45 PM
Family Crafts Come learn how to make a fun craft. Crafting class is always the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
January 21, 6:00 PM
Family Crafts Craft classes are scheduled for the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m.
January 21, 6:00 PM
Dreamcatcher Learn about the history of the dreamcatcher (or spider web charm), from its Ojibwe origins to its more modern uses. We will also provide the opportunity and materials to make your very own dreamcatcher!
January 21, 6:00 PM
Pokemon I-Spy Look for Pokemon with this month's I-Spy! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
January 21, ALL MONTH
Baby & Me Storytime Storytime program for ages birth-18 months. Babies and caregivers will enjoy books, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area.
January 21, 10:00 AM
Elk Valley Book Group Everyone is invited for a discussion of our monthly book. Please check with the library for the title. Copies of the book will be available for checkout from the circulation desk. New members are always welcome. Refreshments are provided by the Elk Valley Advisory Board.
January 21, 12:00 PM
Mandala Rock Painting Paint away the stress by creating mandala designs on rocks! All supplies provided. Registration required. Adults only.
January 21, 6:00 PM
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 21, ALL MONTH
Born to Read Storytime for our youngest patrons. Birth-3 with caregiver. Registration required. Registration begins January 7.
January 21, 10:30 AM
School Holiday: drop in for fun Make n' take crafts, activities, scavenger hunt, legos, board games and more.
January 21, 12:00 NOON - 6:00 PM
I Spy Hidden Pictures Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and younger.
January 22, ALL DAY
Knit a Bit Join other knitters and work on your current project at the library. Bring your own supplies. Beginners through experts welcome. Adults.
January 22, 10:30 AM
Jump into Storytime Storytime sessions are designed for children up to 5 years of age.
January 22, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Playgroup Children will have fun playing with others their own age, while adults can relax and chat.
January 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Rhythm and Rhyme Time Get moving at this interactive storytime! Little ones will develop early literacy skills in a fun way with music, dancing, singing and stories.
January 22, 10:30 AM
Born to Read Storytime program for our youngest patrons.
January 22, 10:30 AM
Playgroup at the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup but none of the fuss. Drop into socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this age group.
January 22, 11:00 Am
Pokemon I-Spy Look for Pokemon with this month's I-Spy! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
January 22, ALL MONTH
Tiny Tots Storytime Toddlers and caregivers will enjoy books, stories, songs, rhymes, and more in this interactive program. Afterwards, stay, play, and socialize in our children's play area or join our 10:35 playgroup.
January 22, 10:00 AM
Playgroup at the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup but none of the fuss. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this age group. Parents supervise their children during this informal gathering.
January 22, 10:35 AM
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 22, ALL MONTH
I Made it Myself Crafty fun for preschoolers. Come dressed to make a mess! Ages 3-5 and caregiver.
January 22, 10:30 AM
I Spy Hidden Pictures Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and younger.
January 23, ALL DAY
Board Games Bring a friend and challenge them to a board game or play against other patrons.
January 23, 11:00 AM
Brick Builders A large assortment of plastic bricks will be available for patrons to make their own design. Work alone or in groups to build one of our models.
January 23, 6:00 PM
Pokemon I-Spy Look for Pokemon with this month's I-Spy! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
January 23, ALL MONTH
Playgroup at the Library All the fun of a traditional playgroup but none of the fuss. Drop in to socialize with other families and play with toys reserved just for this age group. Parents supervise their children during this informal gathering.
January 23, 10:00 AM
Books 'N' More Preschoolers will love this storytime! We read books, practice rhymes, dance, and make a craft. Afterwards, parents and children can socialize in our play area and check out some books!
January 23, 1:15 PM
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 23, ALL MONTH
I Spy Hidden Pictures Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and younger.
January 24, ALL DAY
Pokemon I-Spy Look for Pokemon with this month's I-Spy! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
January 24, ALL MONTH
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 24, ALL MONTH
I Spy Hidden Pictures Search for the hidden pictures, then return your completed game sheet to the service desk. Choose a prize from the treasure chest. Children 12 and younger.
January 25, ALL DAY
Family Storytime: Kids' Yoga Join us at the Main Library Children's Department for a fun family storytime! We'll be learning some basic yoga moves that children can do, discussing mindfulness, and enjoying some more activities that encourage movement and physical learning.
January 25, 11:00 AM
Pokemon I-Spy Look for Pokemon with this month's I-Spy! Find all of the pictures, turn in your game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from our treasure chest!
January 25, ALL MONTH
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 25, ALL MONTH
Slimy Saturday Mix up a little batch of slime and choose your own mix-ins. Ages 6 to 12 and caregiver. There is a limit of 10 participants and registration is required. Registration opens January 6.
January 25, 10:30 AM
WWI Smithsonian Institution Exhibit and Movie See the Smithsonian Institution's traveling exhibit, World War I: Lessons and Legacies for Libraries and watch the related Peter Jackson film, "They Shall Not Grow Old." Learn more about America's involvement in the war and this historic time.
January 26, 2:00 PM
20 for 20 - Winter Reading Challenge

Start a good habit for 2020! Read 20 minutes a day for 20 days in January with our Winter Reading Challenge. Keep track of your reading with Beanstack online or with the app on your phone. Talk to a library staff member to get started.

January 26, ALL MONTH