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ABBOTT MEMORIAL LIBRARY
There are lots of free programs being offered at the Abbott Memorial Makerspace in January. Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to come to the Makerspace on Saturday, January 19th from 11 AM to 12 PM to learn and play using iPads and Osmo, an educational program. Students can choose from basic coding games, to word games, and even tan-grams. Parents of children 9 and under are asked to stay and help. The Abbott Memorial Library Makerspace features a Glowforge Laser Cutter and Engraver. People ages 16 and up are invited to come join the Makerspace Director, Mrs. Millette on Saturday, January 26th from 11 AM to 12 PM as she explains how the Glowforge works and shows you how to design your own project. Each participant will be able to make and take home their very own laser cut and engraved coaster. The Makerspace is open Tuesday through Friday from 3 to 5 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 1 PM. Participants in the Abbott Memorial Makerspace are given an opportunity to learn and participate in a number of different programs and activities.
HARTLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Come check out all of the new nonfiction books at Hartland Public Library (HPL) that were donated by John and Beth Clark through the 5 for 5 program. There are various science and history books as well as books that speak to current issues. There is something for everyone. If you want to learn more about the 5 for 5 program, just ask Librarian Director Nick Berry. Hartland Public Library is now circulating many of it’s large print collection to the residents of the Sanfield Manor. This is just one of the ways that HPL is enriching the lives of the Hartland Community. Come join the Friends of HPL on Thursday, January 17th at 6 PM for the monthly meeting at 16 Mill St. in Hartland. For more information, contact 938-4702. Pictured is a sample of all the newly donated nonfiction books at the Hartland Public Library.
PITTSFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Friends of the Pittsfield Public Library will meet on Wednesday, January 16th at 1 PM in the Warren Community Room at the Pittsfield Public Library. The Friends support quality library service through fund raising, volunteerism and serving as advocates for library programs. They provide funding for special library projects, programs, and library beautification. All members and prospective members are invited to attend.
SIMPSON MEMORIAL LIBRARY
The Simpson Memorial Library will be offering the following upcoming programs. A crafter's group at the Simpson Memorial Library welcomes all ages and types of crafts at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, February 12th and Tuesday, March 12th. The adult coloring program will be held at 6 PM. Bring your own pages and materials or use the library's. Baby story time will be held on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 AM beginning on Tuesday, January 15th, Tuesday, February 19th and Tuesday, March 19th. This program is for infants up to three with their parents/caregivers. This is a fast paced 30-minute program with music, stories, rhymes, songs, and playtime. Kids' Creative Corner will be held after school until 6:30 PM on Tuesdays beginning on Tuesday, January 15th, Tuesday, February 19th, and Tuesday, March 19th. Computer printer cartridges drop-off is an ongoing request. Citizens may drop-off their empty cartridges. Place them in a zip lock bag or closed plastic bag if placing in the book drop-off outside the library. The library takes them to Staples. Donations earn the library points toward supplies. Simpson Memorial Library is located at 8 Plymouth Road in Carmel.