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Georgia O'Keeffe: An American Master

Georgia O’Keeffe was one of the most popular American artists of the 20th century. Still misunderstood and misinterpreted even in the 21st century, her work is crucial to the history of modernism in America. Art historian Jeff Mishur returns to the library on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00 for this program in which he will discuss a full range of Georgia O’Keeffe’s art, from her daring and innovative abstractions of the 1910s and 1920s to her elegant investigations of various subject matter, such as architecture, landscapes, and flowers



Winter Reading Programs for All Ages

Even though we're now well into winter we have books for all seasons, which coincidentally is the theme of our 2013 Adult and YA Winter Reading Program! As in the past, adults need to read 6 books in order to complete the program. You'll get a prize for signing up, a prize for completing, movie coupons for each book that you finish and a chance to win a weekly drawing. We even provide lots of reading lists to help you choose! YAs (grades 6 - 12) only need to read 3 books in order to win a paperback of their choice. The Winter Reading Program runs through March 1st but if you show up between 9 am and noon on January 12th - the program's kickoff day - then we'll also be handing out treats! The YA program is already running so YAs should come by and sign up whenever they can.

January 12th is also the kickoff for the Family Winter Reading Program. In this program, the whole family can contribute to the family's winter reading goal. To celebrate, we'll be hosting entertainer Chris Fascione at 2:00. Come to the children's department to sign up!



Study Break Lounge Returns

Studying for finals? You’ll need to take a break! Stop in at the Study Break Lounge for FREE snacks and socializing to fuel your body and your brain. The Lounge will be in the Hammond Room on the mezzanine and/or the YA/Media Room on the first floor; check with library staff for the Lounge location. Good luck with finals!

Hours are:
Saturday the 12th: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sunday the 13th: 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Monday the 14th through Thursday the 17th: 4:00 – 8:30 pm
Friday the 18th: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm



Sensory Storytime With Lekotek!

On Saturday, January 19th at 10:45, children with special needs and their siblings are invited for a morning of stories, music, and play led by two Lekotek leaders. Lekotek is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the benefits of play and the inclusion of children with special needs into family and community life. This program is for ages 6 - 8.



Improve Your Memory

The ability to remember well is critical to success in almost everything we do. Come to the library on Sunday, January 13th at 2:00 when Dr. Burton L. Fischman will present an interactive, fun program that will help you retain and retrieve information more readily, including numbers, names, and faces. You'll be able to achieve your potential and boost your confidence by learning memory improvement strategies!



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