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Crafternoons: New Date February 3

bookmark craftOur “Crafternoons” program that had been scheduled for  Tuesday January 27th  has been rescheduled to Tuesday February 3rd. We will meet from 3:00- 4:00 PM. Join us for a fun elementary – aged craft program.

We’re making this Bookmark! This activity is recommended for age 8+. There will be basic sewing on this project. Sign-up is required. Space is limited and this program fills up fast!

*Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please call the library if you have any questions.

 

 

Book Bites Book Club For Kids- February Meeting

bookbites Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 2-4. Our next meeting will be Thursday February 19th from 3:15-4:00PM. The book we are reading is Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Copies will be available in the Youth Department.We hope you can join Lisa for this fun group which incorporates books, food, and crafts. Sign-up preferred, but you can just drop in, too.

 

 

 

Y-La Teen Advisory Board February Meeting

 

teen-wordleWant to get involved in your community? Need some community service hours? Love your library and just want to volunteer? Join the Teen Advisory Board and get INVOLVED. We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month. Our February meeting is Tuesday the 17th from 6:30 -7:30PM. If you’re interested, call Lisa @ 964-8401 for an application.

 

Effects of Social Media on Our Health– Sunday Jan. 25th at 2pm

Effects of Social Media on Our Health and Well Being

This presentation will delve into the current conversation of how our growing interactions via social media impact our psychological health and well being.  Dr. Peter Frost, Chair of the Psychology department at Southern New Hampshire University helps investigate this timely issue in this unique program.

In 2007, Dr. Frost was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award by SNHU and Outstanding Instructor in 2008.  He is the faculty advisor for the Psychology Student Association and a member of the School of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Committee.

Frost is a past president of New England Psychological Association and current member of their steering committee.

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Y-La Teen Advisory Board January meeting-Cancelled

 

teen-wordle**Teen Advisory Board January 20th-CANCELLED**

Want to get involved in your community? Need some community service hours? Love your library and just want to volunteer? Join the Teen Advisory Board and get INVOLVED. We usually meet on the third Tuesday of the month. Our January meeting is Tuesday the 20th from 6:30 -7:30PM. If you’re interested, call Lisa @ 964-8401 for an application.

 

School Early Release Day Program Wednesday February 11

Schsoul surferool has Early Release on  Wednesday February 11th. We will be showing a movie in the Community Room. The Wednesday movie we usually show for adults has been selected for the early release so that our youth can attend. This movie is rated PG and runs for 106 minutes & begins at 1:00PM.

Today’s film is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, through sheer determination and unwavering faith.

Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please be sure to check the content of this  film to be sure that the film is appropriate for your child. Please call the library if you have any questions.

 

College Planning- Thursday, Jan. 15 at 7pm

Certified College Planning Specialist Joshua Bartlett shares information on the college financial aid process.

Join us for this free program which will consider how colleges decide financial aid awards, how to know which colleges will award the most financial aid to a given student, how to appeal a financial aid award, ways to avoid costly extra years in college, understanding the importance of cash flow during college years and various borrowing strategies.

Joshua grew up in York, ME, attended Berwick Academy during high school, and received his B.S. in behavioral neuroscience from Northeastern University. Joshua has been working in the financial industry for the past seven years, during which time he has seen many retirement accounts torn apart to fund college tuition costs, as well as young professionals with insurmountable student loan debts.  He now works as a college planning specialist with Accolade Financial, helping families to avoid such outcomes without sacrificing the opportunity for a quality higher education.

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School Early Release Day Program Wednesday January 14

Schthe princess brideool has Early Release on  Wednesday January 14th. We will be showing a movie in the Community Room. The Wednesday movie we usually show for adults has been selected for the early release so that our youth can attend. This movie is rated PG and runs for 98 minutes and begins at 1:00PM.

Based on William Goldman’s novel, this film is staged as a book read by a grandfather (Peter Falk) to his ill grandson (Fred Savage). Falk’s character assures a romance-weary Savage that the book has much more to deliver than a simpering love story, including but not limited to fencing, fighting, torture, death, true love, giants, and pirates.

Parents, please remember, only children aged 8+ may be left in the library without supervision. Please be sure to check the content of this  film to be sure that the film is appropriate for your child. Please call the library if you have any questions.

 

Book Bites Book Club For Kids

bookbites Book Bites Book Club is for kids in grades 2-4. Our next meeting will be Thursday January 15th from 3:15-4:00PM. The book we are reading is Capture the Flag by Kate Messmer. Copies will be available in the Youth Department.We hope you can join Lisa for this fun group which incorporates books, food, and crafts. Sign-up preferred, but you can just drop in, too.

 

 

 

Computers in Education with Dr. Robert Seidman Sunday Jan 11 at 2:00pm

Computers in Education; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

This presentation is a broad survey of the many educational uses of computer in schools. The speaker will put forward a case for teaching computer programming (aka, coding) at all levels of the educational system and will demonstrate several programming languages targeted at different developmental levels for students.

Dr. Robert Seidman taught at Southern New Hampshire University for 33 years before retiring in September 2014. He served as a professor of computer information technology, the Chair of that department, and was the SNHU Faculty Scholar in 2010-11. He is the Executive Editor of the Journal of Educational Computing Research which is regarded as the premier journal in the field. He is an author of several books: Saving Higher Education – The Integrated, Competency-Based Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program; Fluency with Alice Workbook; Predicting the Behavior of the Educational System. Dr. Seidman has an extensive publication record and has been a keynote speaker at a numerous conferences. He is a strong believer in the central role of public libraries in local communities.

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