Jan_Feb 2021 Newsletter

January Kits - available beginning Mon. Jan. 11 February Kits - available beginning Mon. Feb. 1 Little Library Learners | Age 3-5 Early Literacy Activities DIY Fun! | Grades K-6 Everything needed for creative fun Cabin Fever W I N T ER READ I NG CHA L L ENGE 1 2 / 1 8 - 1 / 3 1 ADU L T S & T E ENS GRADE S 7 - 1 2 J o i n t h e R e a d i n g C h a l l e n g e a t g r a n v i l l e l i b r a r y . b e a n s t a c k . o r g Kits available beginning: January 7 - Puppy Plushie February 3 - Beaded Snowflake Adults & Teens Grades 7-12 can register to pick up a take & make craft! Instructions and supplies will be included in your craft kit. One kit per registration. Follow us on Instagram @gpl_kids for activities and book recommendations & subscribe to the Granville Public Library Kids YouTube Channel for storytime videos. New ! Monthly take - home activity kits beginning January GOOD- BYE 2020! Blowing Off S.T.E.A.M: The Value of "Thoughts and Prayers" with Dr. Shiri Noy, Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology, Denison University Tuesday, January 12 | 7-800 PM A standard response of both policy makers and private citizens to hardships—from hurricanes to COVID-19—is to offer “thoughts and prayers.” Critics argue that such gestures are meaningless and may obstruct reforms intended to mitigate catastrophes. In collaboration with economist Linda Thunstrom at the University of Wyoming, Noy set out to measure the value of thoughts and prayers to Americans using experimental survey data. The talk will discuss their findings and share their follow-up research. Join us for this informal community-based open forum discussion. Brought to you by OSU-N, Denison University and the Granville Public Library. The Museum of Bad Art: Living in Tough Times: From Having a Bad Day to Dystopian Apocalypse Thursday, January 14 | 7-8:00 PM Museum of Bad Art curator Michael Frank will highlight several of their collection's treasures. Located in Somerville, MA, the Museum of Bad Art collects, exhibits, and celebrates art that will be seen in no other venue. Established in 1994, the museum's mission is to bring the worst art to the widest audiences. World Insight Series - India and Pakistan Since 1947: Conflict, Crisis, and Change with Dr. Mytheli Sreenivas, Associate Professor of History and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State Tuesday, January 26 | 7-8:00 PM India and Pakistan are nuclear powers that have fought four wars and engaged in multiple conflicts. This talk explores the causes of conflict and considers the possibilities for Graphic Novel Club Friday, February 5 | 4-4:30 PM | Grades 4-6 Limited to 15 Register to participate in this discussion of A Cat Story by Ursula Murray Husted. The first 15 registrants will get a copy of the book to keep and will be notified when their book is available for pick-up. Please only take a book if you plan on participating in this live Zoom program. Romeo & Juliet: The Flying Implement of Doom Edition! Friday, February 12 | 6-7:00 PM Families with Kids of All Ages Join Shakespeare for an evening of interactive silliness for the little ones and jokes for the big ones as the Bard coaches volunteers from the audience to recite lines from his famous play. Pet Party Monday, February 15 | 11-11:30 AM Grades K-6 Whether you have a pet or wish you did, come to our Pet Party to show off your cat, dog, hamster, or invisible rhinoceros. Overlooked Books Book Club January 20 | 7-8:00 PM The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate February 17 | 7-8:00 PM The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck Granville's Test Kitchen Cookbook Club - Tiramisu with Cindy Palumbo January 21 | 7-8:00 PM For this special edition of Granville's Test Kitchen we will be making tiramisu with Cindy Palumbo. Register to reserve your ingredient kit. You will be emailed the week of the event with details about picking up your kit at Palumbo's Italian Market, River Rd. The Books & the Bees Book Club January 13 | 7-8:00 PM Wildwood: The Epic Journey from Adolescence to Adulthood in Humans and Other Animals by Barbara Natterson Horowitz & Kathryn Bowers February 10 | 7-8:00 PM - Fathoms: The World in the Whale by Rebecca Griggs Blowing Off S.T.E.A.M: The Curse of Wollstonecraft with Virginia H. Cope, PhD, Associate Dean, OSU-N and Associate Professor, English, The Ohio State University Tuesday, February 9 | 7-800 PM A new, very odd London statue meant to celebrate the famed feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft has been greeted with derision. This talk places Wollstonecraft's philosophy in the context of her daring life (1759-1797) and considers the irony of the controversial statue, in keeping with her life's cycle: For every obstacle overcome, Wollstonecraft suffered a dramatic reversal. Join us for this informal community-based open forum discussion. Brought to you by OSU-N, Denison University and the Granville Public Library. Sher-locked Escape Room Friday, February 12 | 7-8:30 PM Register to join in on a virtual escape room! You’ll need your wits about you and a keen eye for detail. Work together to help solve this mystery that has baffled even the great Sherlock Holmes! Macrame Mini Wall Hanging Thursday, February 25| 6-8:00 PM Register to learn some macrame basics and create a mini wall hanging with us. It's knot hard to do! EVENTS FOR CHILDREN. Family Storytime YouTube | Families with Children Birth-5yrs. Released Wednesdays and viewable anytime after on our Granville Public Library Kids YouTube Channel. Songs, rhymes, crafts and science. Drawing Club First Thursdays, Jan 7 & Feb. 4 4-4:30 PM | Grades 4-6 Hang out and draw. Drawing Club, Jr. Second Thursdays, Jan. 14 & Feb. 11 4-4:30 PM | Grades K-3 Hang out and draw. Book Brunch Second Saturdays, Jan. 9 & Feb. 13 10-10:30 AM | Instagram Live @gpl_kids Join the Children's staff for children's book recommendations. STORYTIMES  January 13 to February 24 Paint-a-Long Thursday, January 21| 4-5:00 PM Grades K-6; younger particpants may need adult assistance | Limited to 25 Join us for a step-by-step wintery paint-along. Registrants will be notified when all necessary supplies are available for pick-up. The Great Winter Puzzle Race Saturday, January 30 | 6-8:30 PM Families with Kids Grades K-6 | Limited to 15 Race against other families to put together a 750-piece puzzle. Registrants will be notified when their puzzle is available for pick-up. Please only take a puzzle if you plan to participate in this live Zoom program. JANUARY Watch for our monthly online kids activity calendar. Then follow along day-by-day on Instagram @gpl_kids for corresponding activity directions, book recommendations, and more! Toilet Paper Roll Wreath Contest Create a wreath out of toilet paper rolls and email us a photo of your entry hanging on a door. Entries will be posted to our Facebook page and the public will be invited to vote for their favorite. The winner will receive a jumbo package of toilet paper! Submit your entry between December 26-31. Vote for your favorite via Facebook on January 1, 2021. Email entries to: lcparker@granvillelibrary.org change. We consider this ongoing conflict and ask how it has affected the people of South Asia, and the wider world. Knit-a-Long Owl Thursday, January 28 | 6-8:00 PM Adults and Teens Grades 7-12 Join us to knit Seamus the Owl! You supply the US size 6/ 4 mm double-pointed knitting needles, yarn needle, and scissors and we'll supply the rest! Basic knitting skills required. Friday, February 19 | 3-4:00 PM Virtual Event with James W. Loewen, Author of Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism One Book, One Community will be virtual for 2021...and this year's program will feature two books: Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. Loewen Playing Indian by Phillip J. Deloria The first 100 registered for One Book, One Community in Licking County can sign up for a complimentary copy of Sundown Towns. For details on how to register, go to www.GranvilleLibrary.org/calendar/month. take & make craft for Teens & Adults Registration required Free for Granville Public Library card holders while supplies last. Free for Granville Public Library card holders while supplies last. BOOK CLUBS: To reserve a copy of the month's selection, email wbittel@granvillelibrary.org EVENTS FOR ADULTS. Registration required - www.GranvilleLibrary.org/calendar/month. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are on Zoom. You will be emailed a link about an hour before the program. Unless otherwise stated, all programs are on Zoom. Register at www.granvillelibrary.org/calendar/month to be emailed a link an hour before the program. We ask that an adult attend programs with children in Grades 3 and under. JANUARY FEBRUARY Newborn - Rising Grade 6 FEBRUARY RECURRING:

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