MONTHLY EVENTS FOR 2023
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Anime and All Things Japanese
In Person, Thursdays, starting November 7th 3:45 PM - 5 PM
Do you love anime and manga? Would you like to travel to Japan one day? Join us for a weekly viewing of new, old and unusual anime. Once a month we will open a surprise snack box of Japanese goodies and try out Japanese games, crafts and on occasion we will invite a guest presenter to teach us something about Japanese culture.
Aromatherapy Crafts for Teens
Friday, November 17th, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Aromatherapy is a great way to help you relax and these two crafts will give you a chance to take those wonderful scents with you. We will be crafting a bracelet and a keychain with a choice of six different essential oils to choose as your personal aromatherapy.
Tuskers of Text High School Book Club
Monday, November 20th 3:45-5pm
This month the club has picked to read Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQusiton, the inspiration for the 2023 movie. The Tuskers of Text is run by teens, for teens and the group votes and decides on the books themselves. The library supplies the snacks and the club meets in the teen room. Please register so we can make sure there is a book for you to check out. If you have already read the book, drop in and have fun talking about the characters you loved or loved to hate.
Middle School Classic Book Club
Wednesday, November 29th 3:45-4:45 PM
There are so many amazing books which are considered classics and a lot of them were written for young adults. This book club will meet to read those classics and to talk about when and why they were written and why so many are on banned books lists. Our first book is Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Books will be available for pick up at the reference desk once you have registered.
THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING TOUR: Holiday Edition
Monday, December 11 from 7-8 pm
Join UK travel/relocation consultant and former UK resident Claire Evans for a delightful culinary tour of the UK inspired by “The Great British Baking Show” television series, aired on PBS. Learn about making a proper cup of tea, regional specialties, their origins, and the particular parts of the UK they hail from. As it’s the holidays, she’ll focus on festive baking in particular. She’ll translate the trickiest parts of British recipes for Americans so you can try them in your own kitchen. Pick up a few useful travel tips as well, just in case you’d like to create your own tour!
About the Presenter: Claire Evans is an author, former journalist, attorney, and college lecturer who started her love of most things British as she and her mother watched countless Britcoms on PBS. She studied abroad in London and, against the odds, she married a Brit she met in Peoria, Illinois. They lived in England for a number of years. Her business, Tea with Claire, grew from friends asking for travel advice. Her memoir, High Tea and the Low Down, is the true story of what it's really like to marry a witty Englishman and move to Britain.