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Monday, December 9, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

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Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp)

Napoleon Bonaparte, Alan Turing, Isaac Asimov, Ben Franklin, Bill Gates, David Bowie, Keanu Reeves, Harry Houdini, Heidi Klum and many other famous people are all chess players.  Learn to play the game or test your skills with a match!  All ages are welcome. 

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Kids, Teens, Adult
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science. Come together at the library and learn to code or extend your knowledge as we challenge ourselves with fun activities. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! All ages. Parents, teens and adults welcome. Children must be comfortable with a computer and mouse or have the assistance of a caregiver.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Join Cylvia Ultz and learn origami! This month, we will be folding a holiday themed project. All ages are welcome to join this creative club. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Clubs, Crafts
Age Groups: Teens, Adult
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science. Come together at the library and learn to code or extend your knowledge as we challenge ourselves with fun activities. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! All ages. Parents, teens and adults welcome. Children must be comfortable with a computer and mouse or have the assistance of a caregiver.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Teens, Adult, Kids
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

A great holiday favorite, the Nutcracker is one of Tchaikovsky's most famous ballets.  Celebrate his genius with a cup of tea, and holiday goodies incorporating the flavors of the season!  Paint your own wooden nutcracker to hang on your tree.  Each participant must register.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: All Ages
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Using the micro:bit controller and MakeCode, we'll construct robots with cardboard and other common materials. Learn mechanics and coding, while having fun tinkering on your own robot.  Please note, you will not be able to take home the electronics portion of the robot.Age 10+. Children under 12 must have an adult to aid them. Teens and adults welcome. Registration required.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Teens, Kids, Adult
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 8-17. Concoct your own hot cocoa mix by using a variety of different ingredients. How about trying crushed oreos or cayenne pepper in a mix? Maybe half a chocolate bar? Try to make the tastiest hot chocolate mix by experimenting at the library! Registration is required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Teens
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp)

The Robotics Programming Club is for students in 9th grade through adult.  This club is intended for those individuals interested in the fundamentals needed to program robots for autonomous competition using the JAVA computer programming language. We will be examining the relationship and interaction between hardware sensors, motors, and the software. Also, we will discuss interruption processing, multitasking, memory management, and signaling as it related to digital sensors used on the **FIRST robots.

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Age Groups: Teens, Adult
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

We're celebrating Computer Science Education Week with a Mini Hack-a-thon! We'll have introductory through advanced coding projects for all ages. Try our electronics kits to learn about circuits. Or use a microcontroller to build a simple robot. Plus, visit our "break and make" table where you can hack old toys and electronics to see how they work.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

Event Type:
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Break out the stamps and die cutters. It's time to get creative and make cards for the holidays. If you have supplies to share, please bring them. Teens and adults only. Registration required.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Adult, Teens
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Winter is coming! We'll learn why the seasons change and celebrate the longest night of the year by creating our own light up luminaries and glow in the dark artwork. Ages 5+. Children under 9 should have a guardian. Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

It's time to tinker! Join us for open-ended discovery as we build with Legos, K'nex, Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs,  and more. For the safety of our patrons, children must be over 5 years of age. Parents welcome; we suggest you stay with children under 9. Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

It's time to tinker! Join us for open-ended discovery as we build with Legos, K'nex, Magna Tiles, Lincoln Logs,  and more. For the safety of our patrons, children must be over 5 years of age. Parents welcome; we suggest you stay with children under 9. Registration required.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Please join us for some holiday winter fun in decorating melting snowman cookies. Limit 1 cookie per person. Parent/Guardian is required to attend with children under the age of 9. If coming as a group, please register as a family.  Be sure to list the total number of family members attending program. 

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Kids, All Ages
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

This month's special project: Design a 3d Printed SnowflakeThe Design Lab is open. Come on in and learn about 3D printing and use computer-aided design (CAD) to make your ideas a reality. Ages 5+. Children under 9 must have a caretaker at all times. Registration is required. We suggest you create a Tinkercad account at www.tinkercad.com in advance.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Teens, Adult, Kids
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

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Age Groups: All Ages
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Come together with other homeschoolers to craft, build, game, and chat. Enjoy a relaxed "open house" afternoon for kids and parents to connect. All ages. Registration required.

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Age Groups: All Ages
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

Celebrate the beloved movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" through fun science and engineering challenges. Ages 5 and up. Children 9 and under must have a parent. Registration required. Please register all participants.

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Age Groups: Kids, Teens
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp), Meeting Room

'Tis the Season to join Kevin Woyce (author, photographer, and musician)in a joyous historical slideshow.He will use original photographs, vintage images, and live music to explore favorite Christmas Traditions,from the First Christmas to "A Christmas Carol," "White Christmas," and the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.Mr.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: Adult, Teens
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

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Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The whole family is invited to join the celebration when we sample traditional holiday treats and make some of our own. Why does the candy have a cane?  Eggnog, who came up with that idea?  Why is there so much gingerbread during the holidays?  We'll be bringing the figgy pudding, so stop by and take a taste.  The kids can decorate cookies and make some holiday bark that can be taken home.  All are welcome to attend!  Please register as a family and let us know how many members will be attending.

Event Type: Special Event
Age Groups: All Ages
Thursday, December 26, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:45pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

Watch the holiday classic Elf (97 minutes, rated PG, 2003) while making yourself an elaborate hot chocolate from our DIY hot chocolate bar. Registration required.

Event Type: Movie
Age Groups: All Ages
Friday, December 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Northeast Branch (Independence Twp), Meeting Room

For ages 8-17. Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas (76 minutes, rated PG, 1993) while crafting your own Jack and Sally ornaments. Registration required, please sign up online or at the branch.

Event Type: Movie, Crafts
Age Groups: Teens
Monday, December 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Southwest Branch (Stewartsville)

The Makerspace @ Southwest is open! What will you create? This time is intended for independent work, experimentation and asking questions. Please note, no formal classes or programs are offered in the Makerspace at this time.

Event Type:
Age Groups: All Ages
Monday, December 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Headquarters Branch (White Twp)

Napoleon Bonaparte, Alan Turing, Isaac Asimov, Ben Franklin, Bill Gates, David Bowie, Keanu Reeves, Harry Houdini, Heidi Klum and many other famous people are all chess players.  Learn to play the game or test your skills with a match!  All ages are welcome. 

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Kids, Teens, Adult

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