Kemmerer Library Events

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Children’s Programs

Sing and Dance with Miss Carol! – EVERY MONTH! February 8th, 22nd – 10:15am
We are so excited to announce that we will now have Miss Carol visiting the library on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Join Miss Carol for fun songs and dance! This program is designed for preschoolers.
Tuesday Storytime- Join us for silly songs, storytime and a craft – every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 10:15am. February 1st and 15th at 10:15am.
Kids Crafternoon! – Join us every Friday at 3:45pm for crafting fun. This month, we will be making dinosaurs, Valentine’s Day cards, and more!
NEW!! Toddler Yoga with Miss Kayla – Tuesday, February 1st at 11:15am
Join Miss Kayla on the first Tuesday of every month for some fun and easy yoga!
NEW!! STEAM Series: Build with Marshmallows – February 9th at 3:45pm
Join us to build your own structures with marshmallows! STEAM education incorporates science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Lego Club – Thursday, February 10th at 3:45pm
We will try out a new Lego project each month! Kids can either work on their own creations, or build as a team. This program is intended for children grades 1-3.

NEW!! Meet the Masters – Wednesday February 16th at 3:45pm
Every third Wednesday of the month we will learn about exciting artists and do our own themed project! This month, we will learn about Salvador Dalí.This program is intended for children grades k-3.

NEW!! Storytelling in Comics Workshop with G.R. Lear – Thursday, February 17th, 4pm

Love the Dog Man or Babysitter’s Club books? Come learn the basics of storytelling in graphic novels! This comics making workshop is designed for children grades 1-5. Kids will learn to use comics to tell their own stories! All drawing skill levels are welcome! G.R. Lear is a published local artist and cartoonist.

Read to a Dog – Wednesday February 23rd at 3:45pm
Creature Comfort Pet Therapy will be visiting the library at 3:45pm! Children will have the opportunity to practice their reading by reading stories to therapy dogs for 15 minutes.

Adult Programs

Adult Craft Club – Wednesday, February 2 at 1p.m.
Join us as we will upcycle books into beautiful folded book art! We will fold pages of a book to create a heart. Perfect to give to your Valentine!

Book Club – Open to all, every other Tuesday at 1:30, February 8 and 22. See the website for titles.

Yoga – Hopefully back on for February! Check the website to be sure class is running. Mondays and Thursdays at 10:15a.m. with the popular and talented MJ Turnbull!
$10 suggested donation.

How to Find Your Voice
Thursday, February 3 at 1p.m. (in person)
Have you always dreamed of being a writer? Do you love to write and long to collaborate with others who share your passion? Join us for the writing workshop Finding Your Voice: How to Take What Makes You Unique to Create Stories No One Else Can. All are welcome! The workshop will be led by writer, author, and essayist Darcey Gohring.

Built in Harding
Monday, February 7 at 7p.m. (in person and on zoom)
Featuring: Steve Johnson of The Candy Store of Harding
The Kemmerer Library recently kicked off a new lecture series focused on local entrepreneurs. Join us as we dive into the stories behind Harding businesses, both the companies and their founders.

Vinnie Bruno is Back! Music of the 50s, 60s and 70s
Wednesday, February 9 at 7p.m. (on Zoom)
Chuck Berry – 1950s
Join the Kemmerer Library for a 3 part lecture series on musicians that helped define the 50s, 60s and 70s by creating musical landscapes that captivated a generation. Their influence in popular culture still endures more than five decades later. This lecture series is presented by Vinnie Bruno, a Rock Historian extraordinaire! Vinnie’s knowledge of historic and musical overviews of nearly 100 rock and roll musicians and groups is incredible. He is a Beatles scholar and storyteller who presents entertaining and informative programs.

Museum of the Revolutionary War
Wednesday, February 16 at 7p.m. (on zoom)
Just in time for President’s Day! Join a museum educator for a guided, virtual walk-through of the Museum’s core galleries. Learn how soldiers, women, African Americans, Native Americans, children, and others experienced the tumultuous events of the Revolution through the stories and objects they left behind.

Tidy Up!
Tuesday, February 22 at 7p.m. (on zoom)
Join best-selling author and organizer Jamie Novak for this new program on how to get more done – without getting overwhelmed. This program is for you if you have a lot of de-cluttering to do or if your to-do list is two pages long. Leave this laugh-out-loud funny program with an action plan and a sense of calm about your organizing projects and never-ending to-do list.

Broadway History
Thursday, February 24 at 7p.m.
World War I: When Broadway Conquered the World – As World War I broke out in Europe, Broadway began exporting hits that would entertain the world for decades to come. John Kenrick combines a passion for entertainment history with the practical know-how earned while working on stage productions at every level from amateur to Broadway.

Tuesday, March 1 at 7p.m. (on zoom)
If you are a fan of shows such as CSI or NCIS, then you know that medical investigators can determine cause of death in murder cases based on the body. Can they really determine the cause of death or what happened to the victim based on the location of the body, how long it was there or even injuries to the body? What happens when a skeleton is discovered? How do scientists use bones to solve crimes? In this unique lecture from the Mutter Museum, College of Physicians of Philadelphia, learn about the role of forensic anthropology in criminal investigation; how skeletal remains are the key to identifying a unique individual and understanding the cause of their death.

Virtual Author Visit
Of Women and Salt: A Novel by Gabriela Garcia
Tuesday, March 1 at 1p.m. (on zoom)
A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter’s fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born.
Join Zibby’s Book Club for this virtual author visit.
Kemmerer Library Art Gallery
Each month, we will be showcasing art by local artists. The February artist is Peter Dugan. Join us for a meet and greet with the artist on Friday, February 4, 4-5p.m.

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