January 2021

It's BANANAS: Behind the Scenes of The Scholarly Banana Tuesday, January 5, 6 PM The Scholarly Banana is a comedic graphic novel series for teens and adults that retells old, creepy fairy tales and tricks you into learning fun facts about them! Join local author Karly West to learn about her creative processes, sculptural techniques, and lessons learned about conceptualizing, writing, designing, and independently publishing The Scholarly Banana's first two books. This program is open to teens & adults. Registration with an email is required to receive the link for ZOOM. Virtual Monthly Book Club for Adults Thursday, January 28, 7 PM Please join us on Zoom for a lively and engaging discussion. January's featured title is Hum if You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais. Registration is now required to receive the Zoom link for and is open until two days prior to the event. Book copies are available for pick up at the Library through our contactless Take Out service starting approximately one month in advance of the discussion date. Please contact Maureen at the Library for questions relating to this club. Snowman Party Digital Escape Room Throughout the month of January Frosty the Snowman and his pals are planning a fantastic winter wonderland party. But they have a lot of organizing to do before the guests arrive. Can you help them get organized and prepared for the party in Winter Wonderland? Test your sleuthing skills in this digital escape room. The Snowman Party Escape Room is recommended for elementary and middle grades, however, anyone is welcome to participate. Visit the teen web page for more details. Storytime @ Home - Children Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 10 AM Thursdays, January 21, 28, 10:30 AM Join us every Tuesday morning via Zoom or Thursday morning on Facebook Live for a virtual storytime. Explore the mystery box, sing songs, and enjoy great stories. Just include your child's name and your email address when you sign up to receive a private invitation to join. Homeschool Series: STEAM Wednesday, January 13, 20, 27 10 AM Our Homeschool Series is ringing in the new year with a focus on S.T.E.A.M. For the month of January, we will explore the amazing properties of water. Grab & Go Kits - All Ages Tuesday, January 5, 4 PM Everyone can get crafty with our Grab & Go Craft Kits! Kits are available for children, teens, and adults. All kits contain the instructions and most supplies needed to create a relaxing craft. You deserve to treat yourself after 2020! Quantities are limited. Board Meeting Tuesday, January 12, 7 PM The public is welcome to attend our board meetings. Contact Adele Infante by email at ainfante@gmplibrary.org to receive a Zoom invite. Snowblower on the Fritz? Use the Small Engine Reference Center free from our website. SERC offers assistance in providing routine maintenance as well as extensive repairs. Includes chainsaws, ATV's, air-cooled engines, and more! All programs are virtual and in chronological order. Visit our website or call the Library for more details.