Friday Fun in the Collaboratory: 3D Hand Drawing

Friday, January 27th, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
3d hand drawing
It's Friday. Let's have some fun. Learn to make a 3 dimensional hand print. You will be not only drawing them but coloring them with markers in all kinds of bright and lovely colors. You don't need to be an artist to try this, really anyone can do it. It just requires a little creativity and patience. Open to teens in grades 6-12. All materials provided. Please register in advance.


Origami CT

Monday, January 23rd, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Collaboratory
origami crane
Origami CT is a group for paper folding enthusiasts. Adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up welcome. No previous origami experience needed. All supplies provided. Drop in on the second and fourth Monday of the month.

Holy War: Lessons From the East

Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Mark Albertson
Jihad is an Arabic term meaning “struggle.” For Muslims, this is an internal struggle in which followers surrender to God. However, the popular notion of Jihad held by many non-believers is that of “Holy War.” Join Mark Albertson for this four-part series: a progression of talks that will seek to peel away the confusion, misconceptions, and propagandistic perversions of the Jihadi movement and of the globe’s most fascinating, yet misunderstood religions.

In the first of this four-part series Mark Albertson will discuss the prophet Muhammad and the orgins of the religion of Islam. The lecture will explore the expansion of Islam across an empire and the conversion of millions of peoples. The discussion will conclude with Muhammad’s death and the seeds it planted for discord resulting in the Sunni-Shia conflict.


Introduction to JobNow

Monday, January 23rd, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Board Room
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Join us for an introduction to the features of JobNow, including expert assistance in preparing resumes, live interview practice (with trained job coaches using common interview questions) and career assessments. There is also an Adult Learning Center (with online tutors) to help you prepare for employment tests and improve your writing skills.


Try Our New Texting Service

Shoutbomb logoLove those appointment reminders via text from your dentist or hairdresser? Now the Library offers a similar service called Shoutbomb. You can renew your items with a few simple commands, receive notifications when holds are ready or items are almost due or overdue, and keep track of all your family members’ items on a single phone. Additionally, you can register to receive important library updates like emergency closings via text.

To sign up for the service, text the word SIGNUP to You will receive a reply asking for your library card number. Text your card number (found under the barcode). You will receive a confirmation text. If you would like to opt in to our news alerts, text the word WANEWS. The full list of commands is available at: Although Shoutbomb is free, your carrier’s standard text message rates apply.

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