January Newsletter

WHAT'S NEW?

Hours:

Mon. - Thu. - 9 am - 8 pm

Fri. -  9 am - 6 pm

Sat. - 10 am - 2 pm

Sun. - 1 pm - 4 pm                       

HOLIDAY CLOSURES

The library will be closed Jan.1.  Happy New Year!

WE'RE STILL FINE FREE!

The Mary L. Cook Public Library is pleased to announce our fine free policy is extended into the new year.  Patrons, however, will continue to be billed for unreturned/lost items. Please promptly return materials by due dates so others waiting for them may enjoy them also.

NOW ON HOOPLA - MARVEL, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, AND MORE!

Hoopla now has partnerships with both Marvel and DC—two of the top publishers in the comics industry! With the recent addition of Marvel, Hoopla users now have access to fan-favorites like Thor, Avengers, Star Wars, and more.

In addition to Marvel’s iconic characters, several seasons of the Pokémon television series are available exclusively on Hoopla. Furthermore, a partnership with Paramount Pictures brought classics like Titanic, Shutter Island, and The School of Rock to Hoopla users.

THE LATEST HOOPLA TECH DEVELOPMENTS

Hoopla is now available on Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku devices—library patrons can stream movies and television directly onto their big screens! Apple TV also allows streaming of audiobooks and music.

Additionally, a new eReader allows for a brand-new picture-book experience. With the new read-along feature, text, pictures, and sound come to life with page-turning content from Disney, HarperCollins, and more. Search for read-along (in movies) on Hoopla.

THE FRIENDS ANNUAL HOLIDAY AUCTION

The Friends of the Mary L. Cook Public Library Holiday Auction was an enormous success!  This fundraiser has grown to be more than just wreaths to be auctioned; this year we had gift baskets, quilts, desks, candles, and even an OSU football print.  The silent auction brought bidders coming from all over the area to view and bid on these holiday decorations.  We would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations: The Abernathy Family, American Pie, Christy Armold, Becky & John Barney, The Beatty Family, Vicki Blair,  Cathy Bowersox of Norwex, Becky Buckle, Pam Campbell, Cobblestone Café, The Deaton Family, Dawn Dale, The Federle Family, Field’s Family Enterprises, Framing Place & Art Gallery, Grandma’s Gardens, Hammel House, Hartsock’s Village Florist, Hour House, Barb Johnson, John Keyes CPA, Kindred Nest,  Richard Lawton, Lebanon Citizens National Bank, Mrs. LeMay, Mitchell’s Plumbing, Stefanie Moffitt, Linda Morgan, Daphne Philpott, Potter’s House, Remember When Tea Room, Debbie Ronald, The Secret Garden, Holli Shutts of Sophisti Hair Salon, Kelly Skidmore of LaLaRue, Linda & Tom Swartzel, Stephanie Hughes of Turn Out Dance Academy, Village Family Restaurant, Wendy Hancock of Walking Threads, Mr. Wallace, Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Waynesville Lumber, Michelle Weaver, Kathleen Welch, The Yarn Benders, and Kim Zerkle. Thank you for all your support!

We would also like to say thanks to Michelle Weaver for all her efforts in soliciting the donations for our auction.

ADULT FICTION:

The Good Girl - M. Kubica

Her Every Fear - P. Swanson

Killing Season - F. Kellerman

The Life She Was Given - E. Wiseman

ADULT NONFICTION:

Grant - R. Chernow

Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things - A. Dickinson

BUZZWORTHY BOOKS NEW THIS MONTH:

1/2:    Green - S. Graham-Felson 

1/9:    Grist Mill Road - C. Yates

          Heart Spring Mountain - R. MacArthur

          The Immortalists - C. Benjamin

          The Widows of Malabar Hill - S. Masswey

          The Wife Between Us - G. Hendricks

1/16:  Carnegie's Maid - M. Benedict 

          The Largess of the Sea Maiden -  D. Johnson

1/23:   Anatomy of a Scandal - S. Vaughan

           Need to Know - K. Cleveland

1/30:   Hellbent - G.Hurwitz

           White Chrysanthemum - M. Bracht

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Contact Miss Kathy & Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

DROP-IN STORYTIMES

Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted.

Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm

or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am.

Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs.

*No drop in storytime January 1 & 2.  We will resume on January 8. 

TODDLER LAPTIMES for 2 year olds and their caregivers.

Tuesdays 6:45 - 7:10 pm from January 16 through February 20.  Required registration in person begins January 2.   Limit - 12 toddlers & 12 caregivers.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES for 3 - 5 year olds (including kindergartners) Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am or 6:45 - 7:30 pm.

Come every Thursday from January 4 to the beginning of May for stories, games, songs, and crafts.

 STORYTIME SUPERSTARS

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.

 *NEW! SENSORY STORYTIME 

January 26, 2018 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm.

Join us for a program offering educational, literacy, and social opportunities for children of all ages with differing abilities, their siblings, and parents/caregivers.

The program incorporates:

Visual Schedule Board, Books Read Aloud & Demonstrated Interactively with Flannel Boards, Sensory Opportunities - Bubbles, Songs, Movement.

Registration is required for this event - please call 513-897-4826 to register.

The library is closed to the public during this event.

Questions? Please contact Miss Kathy at danielka@marylcook.com.

 BABY BOOKWORMS

Baby Storytime for children from birth to 24 months & their parent or caregiver.  Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:00 am. 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.  No registration required.  If you have questions, please call Kathy Daniels.

 PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5th GRADERS

Did you know that Books are Cool?!                 

Visit the library today and grab some cool books to snuggle up with this winter.  Check out 5 books and receive a chance to choose a cool prize.

CHAPTERS BOOK CLUB

(Grades 1 & 2).  This group will read one short chapter book a month, and then meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will meet on Tuesday, January 16 from 4:00 – 4:45 pm.  Registration required.  *This group is presently full.

RAPID READERS & WRITERS

(Gr. 3-5) will meet Tuesday, January 23 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required. 

LOOK WHO'S READING

(Grade K) will meet Tuesday, January 23 from 6:00 – 6:30 pm.  The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, writing letters and words, and other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation.

 AMERICAN GIRL WINTER TEA

Join us for an American Girl Winter Tea for young ladies ages 8 and up on Saturday, January 20, 2018.   We will have 2 seatings for our party; please sign up for one.

The first tea will be 10:30 – 12:00; the second tea will be from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.

Join us as we celebrate Gabriela, The 2017 Girl of the Year. Come dressed for a tea party if you wish.  We will have ‘tea’ and sweet treats. Bring your American girl doll (if you have one). Required registration must be done in person beginning January 2. Each party will be limited to 20 participants.

 PRESCHOOLERS BEAR HUNT

(1yr. - 5 yrs.) & Caregiver

Join us for a Bear Hunt

Drop in between 9:15 and 10:00 am on Saturday, February 3 to hunt for a bear in our children’s room! Children will go through a variety of

obstacles to find a bear in our children’s room.  Registration is required for this program and will begin January 15.  You may register for this program on our Facebook page or by calling the library. *Please note the library is not open to the public during this program.

LEGO FUN FOR GRADES 1 – 5
We will be offering two Lego programs this month.  Please sign up for one program only.  The first Lego session will be Monday, January 29 from 6:00 – 6:45 pm.  Bring the family (ages 5 years & older) on Saturday, February 3 from 10:30 – 11:15 am.
We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme.  You supply your imagination.  Come build a creation based on a theme.  Please register beginning January 15.  This program is limited to 20.

We supply Legos of all sizes and a theme.  You supply your imagination.  Come build a creation based on a theme.  Please register beginning January 15.  This program is limited to 20.

MAKE AND TAKE FAMILY KEEPSAKE PROGRAM

Sunday, February 11 - Drop in between 1:00 & 2:30 pm.

Stop in to make a one-of-a-kind family keepsake print.  All the supplies you need will be provided.  Registration is required for this program; we want to be sure to have plenty of canvases.  Registration will begin January 29 by calling the library or through our Facebook page.

 1,000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

This fun and exciting reading program is for children ages 0-5 years, 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.  It 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 time the goal of recording 100 books is reached, children bring their folder to library to receive a free book and pick up more library books.  The goal of this project is to help kids enter school ready to learn. Reading is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your child’s success when they begin school.

 

ADULT PROGRAMS

ADULT BOOK CLUB

The adult book club meets every other Tuesday at 1 pm. The next meeting will be Jan. 9 and the book discussed will be The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom. They will meet again on Jan. 23.  Books available at the front desk.

ALTERED BOOK ART

Sign up now to learn how to make folded book art (ages 16 & up). The program is held Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 6 pm.  You will need to bring a hard cover book at least 5 1/2" by 8 1/2" and a ruler marked in centimeters.

BUTTON TREE PAINTING

Sign up to make a tree painting using button for leaves (ages 16 and up) on Friday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 pm.  There is no experience necessary and the program is free.

ROOTFINDERS

Meet Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 am. Newcomers welcome.

TAX RETURNS SEMINARS

Local CPA John Keyes will discuss personal tax returns on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 pm. On Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 pm, he will hold a second seminar on Small Business Tax Prep.

CARRIAGE HILL

Residents of Carriage Hill and Quaker Heights, join us at Carriage Hill on Friday, Jan. 19 at 2 pm when we make a button tree painting.  There is no experience necessary and the program is free.

CALLIGRAPHY PART 2

This class is a continuation of the first class held in November - if you have not taken the first class, you will need to get permission from the instructor (Ann Bain). The class is held Saturday, Jan. 27 from noon - 2 pm and is free.

KNITTERS

Meet each Thursday at 5 pm.  

TEEN PROGRAMS

BE A PART OF THE TEEN SCENE...

Teens in Grades 7 and up (or the equivalent) can become an important part of “The Teen Scene” at the Mary L. Cook Public Library.  They can become members of TAB - the Teen Advisory Board.  These teens assist with materials selection, programming plans, and other activities at the library.

Applications are now available at the library as well as at the Waynesville Middle School and High School libraries.  Stop in and pick one up before January 31.  The Board and Staff of the Library believe that teens are important.  They believe that teens should be allowed to share their opinions and ideas.  Teens know what teens like to do!  We are counting on our teens to make the “Teen Scene” the best at The Mary L. Cook Public Library.  Please contact Sheila or Kathy if you have questions.

TEEN CAFE

(Gr. 6 & up) resumes January 10, 2018.

Each Wednesday* after school form 3:00-4:00 pm.  Each week we will provide snacks, drinks, and something fun to do. Come join the fun and bring a friend! ?s -call Sheila @ 513-897-4826. *Reminder: if Wayne Local closes due to inclement weather, the teen café is cancelled.