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January 22, 2019, 6:00 PM @ Council Chambers
January 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 3rd floor Makerspace
Do you love to sew or would you like to learn to sew? We need your help! Come to a Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee and help us create cloth tote bags for our community's Boomerang Bags initiative!
Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community-driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source. Volunteers from all walks of life get together to make reusable ‘boomerang bags’ using recycled materials, as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.
Seamsters under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult sewing companion.
No registration required. Come and sew!
January 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Great Hall
Pop-up Performance and Workshop with jeremy messersmith at Buckham Memorial Library
January 23, 6:00 PM
Talented musician Jeremy messersmith will be performing a pop-up ukulele concert highlighting songs from his Ukulele Songbook. After the concert, jeremy will be offering a ukulele workshop.
This activity is made possible through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, presenting partner Shattuck-St. Mary's and hosting partner Buckham Memorial Library.
Born in Charleston, SC and raised in rural Washington, singer-songwriter jeremy messersmith began playing music in church at a young age. He has become one of Minnesota’s most recognized and celebrated artists receiving praise from The New York Times, NPR, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Rolling Stone and others. He appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman and his songs are often featured on television and film. jeremy has toured extensively throughout the world - even opening for Barack Obama.
January 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM @ Buckham Memorial Library
F.U.N. jam sessions are for ukulele players 16 and older. Participants must bring a ukulele, a tuner, and music stand and must know how to play at least 5 ukulele chords to attend these jam sessions.
An option for less experienced players is the Library's Open Uke Hours where ukuleles and instruction for all ages is available. Please see other event announcements for this program: Uke Can Make Music.
January 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ 3rd floor Makerspace
January 30, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ 3rd floor Makerspace
January 22, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Children's Programming Area
STORYTIME is intended for children ages birth - 6 years old with an actively participating adult caregiver. Storytime takes place in the children's area of the library on Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am
Join us in the children's area at the library for stories, songs, and fun! Storytime encourages language development and fosters a love of books and a lifetime of learning. Parents and caregivers will learn about early literacy and get tips on how to help their child become ready to read. Siblings and guests are always welcome.
Storytimes for 2019 begin on January 8 and continue through April 25. After a break, storytime will resume for the summer in June.
January 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Programming Area
January 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Programming Area
January 24, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Program Area
Youth of all ages and their families and adult caregivers are invited to join us for The Weekly Read starting on Thursday, January 10.
The Weekly Read is a read-aloud program where a portion of a children’s chapter book will be read aloud each week. The program will take place on Thursdays from 4:30-5:00 p.m. and will continue each week until we get to the end of the book.
The first book we’ll be reading is Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.
Please note: Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
January 29, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Children's Programming Area
January 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Programming Area
January 31, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Children's Programming Area
January 31, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Program Area
January 28, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM @ Youth Activity Area
Pizza & Pages is an informal book club for youth in grades 6-12. We meet monthly during the school year in the library’s Youth Activity Area to discuss books we’ve chosen to read from an assigned topic or genre.
The January meeting will be on Monday, January 28 from 4:30-5:15 p.m. in the library's Youth Activity Area. To prepare, read at least one of the books nominated for the 2018-2019 Maud Hart Lovelace award. Come prepared to discuss your selection while we eat delicious cheese pizza.
All future meeting dates and reading assignments will be announced in advance on the library’s website and Facebook page.
January 22, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Public Meeting Room