www.basehorlibrary.org Make a Terrarium Saturday, January 11 @ 10:00-11:00 am Here in the depth of winter, a little bit of green is what we all need. Come to the library and make your own little garden. Jonah Nelson of Family Tree Nursery will lead us in making a beautiful terrarium for you to take home. All the supplies and plants will be here. All you need to bring is your green thumb. Kids are welcome, but must come with an adult. Registration is required and the class size is limited. Cost: $6.00 January 2014 1400 158th St Basehor, KS 66007 (913) 724-2828 Adult Winter Reading Challenge January 13th – March 14th While our athletes are competing in the Winter Olympics in Russia, you can test your reading fitness from the comfort of your armchair. Yep, it is time for our annual Adult Winter Reading Challenge. Read your way to the gold and win prizes while you do. Our grand prize is a $100 gift certificate to Nebraska Furniture Mart. The Challenge starts January 13 th and runs through March 14th. Come on in to the library for more details and to sign up! Super Bowl Party Snacks Saturday, January 25 @ 1:00-2:30 pm Are you ready for some football?!? Or at least watching the game and spending time with friends while you munch on some delicious goodies. Janice will share creative twists on some favorite Super Bowl appetizers, like Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Dip. Most of the recipes can be made ahead of time so you can relax and enjoy the party. Class will also include a quick hands on lesson in making your own salsa and guacamole. Participants need to bring a cutting board, knife and a small container to take home their own salsa. (Tastings and recipes included). Class size is limited and registration is required. Class fee is $5.00. Come to Story Time! Our Family Loves To Read Family Reading Together Challenge February 1st – February 28th Get the whole family involved in reading together this February with the Basehor, Bonner Springs, Linwood, and Tonganoxie public libraries! You can visit any one of our four libraries starting January 21st and receive a gift pack and activity log. We have eight suggestions for fun family reading activities. If you complete five of them and create an “Our Family Loves to Read” valentine for display in one of the libraries, you’ll be registered in a drawing for a “Legends Family Fun Pack.” Watch for more details in any one of the four libraries and get ready for the Family Reading Together Challenge. Brrrrr…. It’s cold outside but warm in the library. We will be reading about animals, snow and bellybuttons. Bellybuttons? So, if you are happy and you know it, drop by the library for storytime and “clap your hands”. Story Times will resume on Tuesday, January 7th. STORYtots (Babies - 2 yrs.) Tuesday mornings @ 10:00-10:20 am STORYpals (2 & 3 yrs.) Wednesday mornings @ 10:00-10:30 am STORYfriends (3 - 5 yrs.) Thursday mornings @ 10:00-10:30 am K-Fifth Paws to Listen - Read to a Dog! Kindergarten-5th Grade We are giving the dogs (and their owners) a well deserved break for January. Our next session will be on Sunday, February 2 from 2-3 pm. Children ages 4-11 and an adult of their choice LEGO Club Wednesday, January 29 @ 4:00-5:30 pm Kindergarten-5th Grade LEGO Club is on the last Wednesday of every month. We provide the LEGOs and the children provide the imagination. No registration. are cordially invited to Basehor Community Library’s on Sunday the 26th of January 2:00-3:00 pm To make your reservation, please call the library at (913) 724-2828. When making your reservation, please include all the names of guests attending the tea. Teens Flexible Book Club T.A.G. Meeting Thursday, January 2 @ 4:30-5:30 pm Do you enjoy reading but like to choose your own books? This is the club for you! Read whatever you like and come ready to eat snacks and hear about books other teens have been reading. A special bonus: Hear about our newest books first! Those who come get first pick at all the new teen books! Tuesday, January 14 @ 4:30-5:30 pm Teen Advisory Group meets once a month to plan and shape the teen program at the library. Video Game Night Tuesday, January 7 @ 4:00-5:30 pm Face off against other teens! Play Mario Kart or Rock Band on our Xbox and Wii consoles. Feel like playing a different game? Bring your own to share or bring your Nintendo DS to link with other teens. Teen Board Game Night Thursday, January 9 @ 4:00-5:30 pm Enjoy the ultimate retro-gaming! What do you enjoy? Uno? Sorry? Clue? Choose from our selection and bring your own! Anime Club Tuesday, January 21 @ 4:00-5:30 pm Like anime? Join the club! Watch and discuss anime with other fans. Recycled Magazine Art Thursday, January 23 @ 4:30-5:30 pm It’s time to give old magazines a second chance at life… on your wall. Fold magazine pages, cut out a design from construction paper, and place in a frame for a very unique piece of artwork. Adults Mahjongg Coffee Klatch Monday, January 13 @ 9:30-10:30 am Come enjoy a cup of coffee (or tea!) and find out what other people are reading and recommending, and maybe discover a title or two you missed. Hope you can join us for a morning of coffee, good books and conversation. Knitting Time Wednesday evenings @ 6:00-7:30 pm Next Session: January 8 - February 12 Are you a very beginning knitter? Or maybe you are looking for some advanced instruction. Here’s the knitting class for you. Sue Weston will again be teaching her popular knitting class. Each class is only $1.00 and Sue will provide the yarn. Please bring your own needles (size 8, 9 or 10). Registration is required. Please give the library a call or sign-up through our website. Thursday Evening Book Club Thursday, January 30 @ 6:30-8:00 pm State of Wonder by Ann Patchett In State of Wonder, pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Marina Singh sets off into the Amazon jungle to find the remains and effects of a colleague who recently died there under somewhat mysterious circumstances. But first she must locate Dr. Anneck Swenson, a renowned gynecologist who has spent years looking at the reproductive habits of a local tribe where women can conceive well into their middle ages and beyond. Eccentric and notoriously tough, Swenson is being paid to find the key to this longstanding childbearing ability by the same company for which Dr. Singh works. Yet that isn’t their only connection: both have an overlapping professional past that Dr. Singh has long tried to forget. In finding her former mentor, Dr. Singh must face her own disappointments and regrets, along with the jungle’s unforgiving humidity and insects, making State of Wonder a multi-layered atmospheric novel that is hard to put down. Patchett is one of today’s master storytellers. Computer Class: Introduction to E-Mail Friday, January 31 @ 10:00-11:00 am Talk on the phone? Write a letter? No, no, no! It is all email today. In this class we will create a Gmail account and learn how to write, reply and forward an e-mail. Already have an email account and have a question or problem? Laura will do her best to help, but be sure to bring your user name and password. The class is free, but registration is required. This class is a repeat of last November’s e-mail class. If you didn’t get all your questions answered then (or have a new on!) please come again. Monday evenings @ 5:30-8:00 pm Friday afternoons @ 1:30-4:00 pm Mahjongg, the ancient Chinese game played with tiles, is sometimes compared to dominoes or the card game rummy. The 4 Winds MJ League is now meeting twice a week here at the library, Monday evenings and Friday afternoons. Come whenever or as much as you want. They would love to have you join them for fun and fellowship! Please, only players who know how to play should come on the regular game days. Mahjongg workshops are offered monthly. Mahjongg Workshop Monday, January 13 @ 3:00-5:00 pm Monday evenings are dedicated to knowledgeable Mahjongg players. If you would like to learn how to play or refresh your skills, please come to a training workshop. Suzie holds a training workshop on the second Monday of each month. Come by yourself or bring a friend. Suzie will work with you so you can join the fun on Monday evenings. You must register so she will know how many tile sets to bring. Cost: $6.00. A learning packet will be provided for you to take home. Exercise Yoga (is for Every Body!) Monday mornings @ 9:30-10:30 am Next 6-Week Session: January 27 - March 10 *There is no class Monday, January 20th. A Deep Stretch class. Lengthen and strengthen your muscles and develop flexibility. Must be able to get onto the floor. Please bring a yoga set (block, strap & mat). Class fee $55 or walk-ins welcome ($10.00 per session). Registration is requested. PiYo Thursday evenings @ 6:30-7:30 pm PiYo is an on-going class. A combination of Yoga and Pilates. For the beginning or advanced student. Please bring a yoga mat with you. 10 class punch card ($45) or $5.00 per class. No registration is required. Zumba Gold Friday mornings @ 9:00-10:00 am Zumba Gold is an on-going class. This is the Zumba class for the older adult or anyone new to Zumba. All the fun of Zumba at a slower pace. 10 class punch card ($45) or $5.00 per class. No registration is required. What Did You Get For Christmas? Sunday, January 5 @ 2:00-3:00 pm Did Santa bring you a cool gadget for Christmas, but left the instructions with the elves? Stop by the library and we’ll help you figure it out. If you can’t make it on Sunday, don’t forget you can always Book-a-Librarian! Social Security and Planning for Retirement Thursday, January 23 @ 6:30 pm Thinking about retiring? Cathy Bowen of Plus Accounting, Inc. and Joe Perry of Perry and Trent, LLC will be at the library to answer all your retirement questions. Cathy will give a general overview of the Social Security program, how benefits are calculated (including the impact of early retirement), working after retiring, taxation of benefits and some strategies to potentially increase your lifetime benefits. Joe will speak about wills, living trusts and how the probate process works. The class is free, but registration is requested. Books n’ Beverages Book Club Thursday, January 9 @ 7:00 pm Granite City at Legends Join us for our Twenties n’ Thirties book discussion of “Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris. We’ll meet at 7pm at Granite City at Legends. Order drinks, have dinner, or just snack on some appetizers. The book is available at the front desk at the library. Since we meet at a restaurant just let us know if you’d like to attend (even if you haven’t read the book). Contact Amy at the Library if you have any questions. Basehor Community Library 1400 158th St Basehor, KS 66007 (913) 724-2828 www.basehorlibrary.org Like Us on Facebook! LIBRARY HOURS Follow Us on Twitter! @BasehorLibrary Mon-Thurs 9:00am - 8:00pm WE ARE CLOSED Fri-Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm Tuesday, December 31 Closing early at 1:00 pm Sun 1:00pm - 5:00pm Wednesday, January 1 Happy New Year!
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