Holiday Events at the Library

Events This Week

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  • Tuesday at 11 am Preschool Storytime – We’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Tuesday at 5 pm Library Closing Early – The library will close at 5 pm for a Staff Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday, December 17th. We will reopen for normal hours on Wednesday, December 18th at 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Storytimes for newborns to 2 year olds. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. Also, every child gets a free book to take home!
  • Wednesday at 2 pm Spinning Yarns group – Hang out with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework. Bring your own materials. All are welcome.
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – Evening Storytime is open to all ages. We’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Thursday at 6 pm Movie Time – Watch a fun new movie at the library. After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. We’ll provide popcorn and drinks or you can bring your own drinks.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • Friday at Noon Ugly Sweater Party – Wear an ugly Christmas sweater for this fun party for adults! Participate in a White Elephant gift exchange (bring a gift costing $10 or less), play games, and eat snacks. Adults only. Seating is limited. Sign up online at lmlibrary.org or at the front desk.
  • Saturday at 1 pm Last Minute Make & Take Holiday Gifts – Don’t know what to get your friends or family this holiday season? On Saturday, December 21st from 1 to 3 pm, join us to make something with your own hands that they are sure to enjoy! We will have several different craft gift options to choose from, you are welcome to make one or make them all. This event is free but supplies will be limited.

More Events

Food for Fines

Food for Fines is still going on until the end of the year. Donate canned vegetables, any nonperishable food items, new toiletries (toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, etc.), or socks to the library and we will waive your overdue fines! All donated items will be given to local charities. (No expired or used donations, please.) Donate to a worthy cause and get your overdue fines forgiven.

This works for overdue fines only, fines for lost or damaged items will not be waived.

Video & Board Game Day

Kids out for Christmas break? On Monday, December 23rd between 1 and 4 pm, come on down to play video and board games at the library! We have all kinds of games that will keep them entertained.

Closed for Christmas Holiday

The library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Tuesday, December 24th through Thursday the 26th. We will reopen for normal hours on Friday the 27th from 9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.

Bad Art Kids Craft

bad art kids craft

Kids, are you bad at art, but love to do it anyway? On Friday, December 27th at 2 pm, come to Bad Art: Kids Edition, where the worst art is the best! We will be making art out of leftover craft supplies.

Indoor Snowball Fight

Kids & teens don’t be bored at home, come to the library and join in on our indoor snowball fight! On Monday, December 30th at 1 pm, we will be crafting our own marshmallow shooters and will have a “snowball” fight with them.

Noon Year’s Eve Party

Noon Year's Eve

Starting at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 31st, we’re counting down to Noon for our Noon Year’s Eve party. Kids can celebrate of the coming New Year with fun and games without having to stay up until midnight!

Library Closed for New Year’s Eve and Day

The library will close at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 31st and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st for New Year’s Day. We will reopen for normal hours on Thursday the 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Beginner’s 3D Printing Workshop

Do you have questions about 3D printing? Come to our beginner’s workshop to learn how to use the library’s 3D printer.

On Monday, January 6th at 6 p.m., we will walk through the process of finding a print-ready file online that you can print as is or alter to fit your needs. The workshop is held every 1st Monday of the month at 6 p.m. All ages welcome. Signup online (http://lmlibrary.org) or at the front desk.

Spinning Yarns

On Wednesday, January 8th from 2 to 4 pm – join our Spinning Yarns group and spend time with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework! Bring your own materials and work on your ongoing projects. Beginners to experts, are all welcome.

Library and Lunch book discussion

Library and Lunch January 2020

In January, we will discuss “The Mother-in-Law” by Sally Hepworth. We’ll meet on Tuesday, January 14th at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Holiday Activities at the Library

happy holidaysIt’s been a busy month here at the library. There have been visits from Santa and Star Wars parties, Gingerbread House making and wreath making parties. If you’ve missed any of the fun so far, don’t worry; we have plenty of activities to see you through to the end of the month.

If you need a vacation from your vacation, we have things happening every day over the Christmas break. We have parties, crafts, games and movies with a little accidental learning thrown in between. Kids and teens are invited, and of course adults are welcome to come to our movies and visit with us at craft times.

We want to keep the kids of our community, and the surrounding communities, from getting too bored, or too rowdy, and can provide tons of creative fun over the break!

Our schedule for the next two weeks is as follows:


Monday 21st: Solstice Fun:
Learn about the shortest day of the year.
1 pm – Make sun dials and sun catchers at a story
2 pm – Movie @ 2

teddy_bearTuesday 22nd: Teddy & Pajama Day: Come to the library in your most comfortable jammies and bring along your favorite stuffed friend.
1 pm – Make your own teddy bear tree ornament
2 pm – Teddy Bear Party

Wednesday 23rd:
1 pm – Holiday sing-along
2 pm – Movie @ 2
4 pm – Holiday Crafts

Thursday 24th: Library Closed
Friday 25th: Library Closed–Merry Christmas!
Saturday 26: Library Closed

Monday 28th: Disney Day, All Day! Wear your favorite Disney gear!
12 pm – Disney crafts and games start at Noon!
2 pm – Disney Movie @ 2
4 pm – Disney Movie @ 4

Tuesday 29th: Music & Drama Day at the Library!
12 pm – We will be singing our hearts out, being melodramatic, and watching musicals! The fun starts at noon, and going to go until 4pm, including playing improv games!

Wednesday  30th: Anime and Art Day
12 pm – Enjoy some foreign TV, or express yourself with painting and sculpting at NOON.
2 pm –  Movie @ 2!

new-years-eve-2016Thursday 31st: Noon Year’s Eve Party!
12 pm – Bring in the New Year with us at High Noon! Celebrate early, while we’re all still awake!
Friday 1st: Library Closed–Happy New Years!

Saturday 2nd: Normal library activities resume! Have fun in the children’s or teen sections and relax from having so much fun!

Questions about any of our activities?   Check out our web page: www.lmlibrary.org, give us a call at 620-626-0180, or ask Tammy in person, or over e-mail! (asstdirector@lmlibrary.org)