January activities at Moline Library


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Posted Online: Dec. 21, 2011, 11:12 am
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Press release submitted by Moline Public Library.

MOLINE -- Moline Public Library will host activities during January. For information or to register, call the library, (309) 524-2470.

Healthy New Year! -- 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10. Many Americans kick-off the new year – every year – with a health goal. HyVee Registered Dietitian Janet Macon, MS, RD, LD, will discuss strategies to achieve and sustain lifestyle goals that promote a healthy weight. Join us for this interactive evening. Healthy samples will be provided. Janet Macon has been a frequent guest on the Paula Sands Live Show.

E Reader Lobby Lessons -- noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5; 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11; 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19; noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Learn about the E-book services the Moline Public Library offers for Moline card holders. Stop by the table in the library's lobby for an informal 1:1 session on what E-book services the library offers.

Reader's Theater -- 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and Feb. 8. Join us for folk tales, fairy tales and other stories in script form read by young readers. Call the library if you wish to be a reader. No registration is required to be in the audience.

Messy Monday -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 16. Drop in for a messy bit of fun! No registration is required. Come anytime between 10 and 3. Please wear old clothes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Moline Public Library.

Building With Books Lego Club -- 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Jan.19 and Feb. 16. Build with lego blocks while listening to stories. Blocks are supplied. Ages 6-12. Registration is required.

Contented Canines -- 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25. Kim Lindquist, business owner, dog rescuer, and trainer will talk about how to create healthy, happy, and well-trained dogs. She'll bring a gentle dog to interact with the audience. For children and dog lovers 4 and older. Registration is required.

Books on the Move -- 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 28. A new, active, story time program based on music, movement, and early literacy. It is geared for the "young and restless" (ages 4 and under)! Registration is required.

Wee Wigglers Toddler Time -- Mondays, Feb. 6 –March 5, 9:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. No program on Feb. 20. Program especially for children ages 18 months to 36 months with an adult. Stories and hands-on activities. Registration is required.

Pajama Story Time -- 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27. Wear your p.j.s and bring your favorite stuffed animal to hear new stories. Bring the family and enjoy the fun! Recommended for ages 4-8. Registration not required.

Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War series -- 7 p.m., Thursday, April 12. Fourth of a five-part book discussion series, "Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War" will be lead by Dr. Stephen Warren, Associate Professor of History, Augustana College.

The legacy of America's Civil War will be discussed from two works, "Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam" by James McPherson and selections from "America's War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on Their 150th Anniversaries, " an anthology of historical fiction, speeches, diaries, memoirs, biographies, and short stories edited by Edward L. Ayers.

"Let's Talk About It: Making Sense of the American Civil War," a reading and discussion series, has been made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.For further information and to register for the series discussion inquire at the Reference Desk or phone (309) 524-2470.




















 



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