WHAT'S NEW IN DECEMBER?
Mon. - Thu. - 9 am - 8 pm
Fri. - 9 am - 6 pm
Sat. - 10 am - 2 pm
Sun. - 1 pm- 4 pm
HOLIDAY AUCTION ONGOING NOW
Bid on the largest selection ever of extraordinary holiday gifts until Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 pm. The Friends of the Library Annual Auction has items donated by area businesses, community groups, and individuals - you must see to appreciate. There's something unique for everyone on your list and things to pamper you, too!
The library will be closed Dec. 24, 25, and Jan. 1. We will close at 5 pm on Dec. 31. Have the happiest of holidays!
RECOMMENDED BY OUR PATRONS:
The Clockmaker's Daughter - K. Morton
The Great Alone - K. Hannah
An Irish Country Cottage - P. Taylor
Where the Crawdads Sing - D. Owens
Don't Make Me Pull Over! - R. Ratay
Jello-O Girls - A. Rowbottom
Out There - M. Wall
Why We Dream - A. Robb
RECOMMENDED NEW RELEASES THIS MONTH:
Hall of Mirrors - C. Fowler
Hearts of the Missing - C. Potenza
Murder at the Mill - M. Shaw
Once Upon a River - D. Setterfield
A Baker Street Wedding - M. Robertson
Sins as Scarlet - N. Obregon
Watching You - L. Jewell
In a House of Lies - I. Rankin
Contact Miss Kathy & Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.
SANTA OPEN HOUSE
Santa Claus will be visiting the library during the Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Bring the entire family to see Santa who will be available for photographs. In addition to the visit from Santa, visitors can write letters to Santa, create a holiday craft, and partake in refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Registration open now - please register so we can be assured of having plenty of supplies. The library staff and Santa hope to see you there.
We will have a special mailbox in the children’s room for your child to drop that important Santa letter. These letters will go directly to the elves working way up at the North Pole. The elves will take time to answer these letters. Letters may be mailed through Tuesday, Dec. 4.
PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5TH GRADERS... READING IS SWEET. It's a great season to enjoy a book or two. Check out 5 books today and you will receive a chance for a sweet prize.
DROP IN STORYTIMES
These continue in December, except there are no drop in storytimes on Dec. 24, 26, 31, and Jan. 1. We will resume on Jan. 7. Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs. but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm or Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs.
No Storytimes in December. Storytime will resume Thursday, Jan. 4, 2019. For 3 - 5 year olds, including kindergartners, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm. Registration requested. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.
Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp. When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book.
Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am. *We will not meet Dec. 19, 26, and Jan. 2. Sessions will resume Jan. 9, 2019. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all storytime sessions.
HOLIDAY MIX IN A JAR
For grades 3 - 5 on Monday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Do you need a gift idea? Join us to measure out a tasty gift. Registration is required & limited to 20. *Please identify any food allergies when registering for this program.
CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB
A book club for those in grades 1 and 2. The Chapters Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm. This group is presently full.
Friday, Dec. 14 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. This sensory storytime is designed to engage kids through movement, music, stories and sensory activity play. This is ideal for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration challenges, or children who have trouble sitting still.
The program incorporates:
Visual Schedule Board, Books Read Aloud & Demonstrated Interactively with Flannel Boards,& Sensory Opportunities - Bubbles, Songs, & Movement. Required registration began Nov. 26. Please call 513-897-4826 to register. The library is closed to the public during this event.
Questions? Please contact Miss Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-897-4826.
RAPID READERS & WRITERS
Grades 3 – 5, join the Rapid Readers & wRiters Book Club on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. This group is presently full.
LOOK WHO'S READING BOOK CLUB (GRADE K)
meets Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 6:00 – 6:30 pm. The group engages in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. This group is presently full.
1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
This fun and exciting reading program is for children ages 0-5 years. This program was developed to increase awareness of the importance of reading to very young children as well as encouraging parents to embrace their role as their child’s first teacher. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages families to read at least 1,000 books to their preschooler, birth to age 5, before they enter school. Families can sign up today at the Mary L. Cook Public Library. Each child will receive a folder with a page to record the books they read. Each time a goal of recording 20 books is reached, children are encouraged to bring their folder to the library to receive a sticker. Each time the goal of recording 100 books is reached, children should bring their folder to the library to receive a free book. Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school.
DRAWING II CLASSES
Drawing II classes start Monday, Nov. 26 from 6 - 8 pm. Check at the front desk to see if space is available for you to join. Classes will be held Dec. 3 & 10, Jan. 7, 14, and 21.
DRAWING IV CLASSES
For those enrolled, classes continue on Tuesdays from 6 - 8 pm.
Watercolor class will take a winter break until further notice.
BEGINNER'S UKULELE CLASS
Our basic ukulele class is held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (Dec. 5 & Dec. 19), now through Feb. 20 from 6:30 - 7:15 pm. Exception: Those under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
LOCAL BELL CHOIR PERFORMANCE
The Waynesville United Methodist Church Bell Choir will perform lovely tunes on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 pm during the last half-hour of bidding on our Holiday Auction items. Have fun listening to favorite melodies while you place those last minute bids.
Rootfinders will meet Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 am for a holiday get-together.
ADULT BOOK CLUB
The adult book club will meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 1 pm. The book for Dec. 13 is The Wife, the Maid, and the Mistress by Ariel Lawhon. Books are available at the front desk. Adult Book Club will not meet Dec. 25.
Meet Thursdays at 5 pm.
There are no teen cafes in December. Teen Cafe will resume Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. *If school is closed due to inclement weather, the Teen Café will be cancelled. Each week we provide snacks, drinks, and something fun to do. Come join the fun and bring a friend! Each week is something different – movies, games, crafts, snacks. ?'s - call Sheila @ 513-897-4826.