— Genealogy 101 will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16. Join area genealogist Sandy Schonegg for answers to these questions and many more. Sandy will teach you genealogy basics. Space is limited. Sign up today by calling 272-4818 ext. 229.
— A Downton Abbey Tea will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 18. Are you a fan of the television series Downton Abbey? Perhaps you like to drink tea? We have just the event for you. Join native Brit Tina Jesson for a talk and then an English tea, complete with scones, sandwiches, hot tea and a Downton Abbey theme. The cost is $10, payable by cash or check. Please make checks out to Tina Jesson. Please note: Attendees must be at least 13 years of age. Please note: Registration is required, and attendees are not fully registered until payment is received. For more information call 272-4818.
— Family Time Special will at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 in Children’s School Age Program Room. Bring the family and join the library for stories, songs, rhymes and more. After the 20-minute session, there will be time to play and interact together. This program is intended for children between the ages of 0 and 3.5 years old with an adult caregiver, although hopefully the whole family will come. Registration is optional and does not guarantee program entry for late arrivals.
— Cutting to the Bone: Minimalism and Revision, A Writing Workshop will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 in Meeting Room A.In this creative writing workshop, writers will become familiar with the philosophy of writing in the sparest fashion, and will practice techniques for making a wordy draft economical and clean. They will follow the examples set by Ernest Hemingway, Elmore Leonard, Ray Carver, Amy Hempel and others, and we’ll learn to make every word count. Registration required, and ends on at 2 p.m. Jan. 12. This is for ages 18 and older.— Winter Wonderland will be at 5 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Children’s Program Rooms.Stories, songs, crafts, and snacks all around a Winter/Snowman theme for children ages 6 through 10.