GRAFTON-MIDVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY || JANUARY - APRIL 2023 || REGISTER ONLINE AT GMPLIBRARY.ORG 3 Finding Your Relatives Tuesday, January 10, 6 PM Come and find out how to find your long-lost relatives and more for FREE using the Library's Ancestry database. Learn the basics of this vast resource to help you map your family tree. Ins and Outs of Using eBooks and More! Wednesday, January 18, 10 AM Monday, February 6, 2 PM Thursday, March 9, 6:30 PM Tuesday, April 11, 6 PM Explore the basics of how to download digital books, audiobooks, magazines, and videos using Overdrive on your tablet or phone. Level Up Gaming Thursdays, 1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 6 PM Are you missing video games, but are too old to attend the teen program? Are you an adult who loves to play video games? This program is for you! Come hang out with other adults, play video games, and enjoy light refreshments. Use one of our consoles or bring your own. Finding Great Reads Monday, January 23, 11 AM Search for new authors and titles and learn some tips on searching using books you’ve previously enjoyed. Streaming with Kanopy Thursday, February 2, 2 PM Learn how to set up your Kanopy account with your GMPL card and how to navigate the service on your laptop, tablet, or phone. Valentine's Day Artificial Floral Arrangements Monday, February 13, 1 PM Join floral expert Carol Mole to learn about floral arranging and make a bouquet of beautiful artificial flowers to give to a special person in your life—or to keep for yourself! Fix Your Ride with Chilton's Auto Repair Wednesday, February 15, 10 AM Discover how to find schematics, instructions, and parts lists to help you DIY. The Game's Afoot: How to Create a Board Game Tuesday, February 21, 6:30 PM Do you wonder what goes into the making of your favorite board games? Come hear Justin Bores tell the story of his year-and-a-half-long journey creating his board game Travelers of the World Famous Destinations. BYOB Board Game Night Friday, February 24, 6 PM You bring whatever drink fuels your competitive spirit, and we'll bring some tasty snacks and a whole array of board games. Additionally, Justin Bores, creator of the board game Travelers of the World Famous Destinations, will make a special guest appearance to play his game with us. Ages 21 and up. Educate Yourself with LinkedIn Learning Wednesday, March 15, 3 PM Navigate the vast array of topics offered and discover a myriad of courses, including those with certifications. Yo-Yoing for Adults Wednesday, March 29, 1:30 PM Learn exciting yo-yo tricks from Martha Cromleigh, daughter of Yo-Yo World Champion Linda Lorenz Sengpiel. Bring back fond memories from childhood or learn a new skill you never mastered as a kid. You'll even take home your own yo-yo! Finding Military Records Monday, April 24, 10 AM Learn about this specialized resource that will help you find stories, photos, and personal documents relating to those who have served. TECHBYTES Family Bracelet Making Saturday, March 4, 1:30 PM Calling caregivers of any kind! Bring the special teen or tween in your life to the Library for a family bracelet-making class with local jewelry maker Evelyn Findley. Ages 9+ welcome. Join Kim or John as they teach you how to use some of these amazing Library resources. Fabric Bowls Tuesday, April 18, 6 PM Join Crystal and Elizabeth to learn how to make fabric bowls using Paper Mache techniques. This program is for teens (grades 7-12) and adults. ENTERTAIN & CREATE FOR YOURSELF New Adult Books for New Adults Mondays, 1/23, 3/20, 6:30 PM Join your fellow new adults at Lu's Pizza for a bi-monthly discussion of a new adult book! Yes! There will be free pizza. January - Yolk by Mary H. K. Choi March - The Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry by C. M. Waggoner Panel by Panel: Graphic Novel Book Club Saturdays, 1/14, 2/11, 3/11, 4/8, 11 AM For young and old, new and experienced readers graphic novels allow the reader to experience stories through new perspectives. Not sure where to start? Come to the monthly Panel by Panel book club. January - Marvels by Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek February - Trashed by Derf Backderf March - Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire April - Mr. Miracle by Tom King Book It!: Monthly Book Discussion Wednesday,1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 10 AM or Thursday, 1/26, 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 6:30 PM Join us every month for a lively discussion of a chosen book. Light refreshments are served. January - I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith February - Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson March - The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa April - TThe Optimist's Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert Hybrid Program In person/Zoom