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U.S. CENSUS RECRUITMENT WORKSHOP
Thursday, January 16th @ 2pm-6pm
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of job positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Interested in learning more? The U.S. Census Bureau will host a workshop at the North Manchester Public Library to recruit workers for the 2020 census. A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau will be on-hand, assisting with applications and providing information on jobs available for the 2020 U.S. Census. https://2020census.gov/en/jobs/job-details.html
This workshop is open to all!
KNITTING & CROCHET GROUP
Wednesdays @ 1:30pm
Life long knitter? Interested in learning to crochet for the first time? Excited to explore a fun hobby? Come join us in the NMPL Conference Room on Wednesdays between 1:30pm and 3:30pm! This program is for Knitters of all experience levels. bring existing projects along with you or just come to learn! If you've never knitted before, bring a pair of needles (size 6 to 9) and a skein of light colored, worsted weight yarn. (Worsted weight yarn is also labeled 4. Light color yarn is recommended as it is easier to see the individual stitches.)
For more information, call Pat Meyer at 260-306-3166 (home) or 732-881-1916 (cell).
COOKIES & CANVAS: FAMILY EDITION
Wednesday, February 12th @ 6pm
We're doing a paint along for patrons of all ages! Register the entire family for a fun night of painting one of our favorite winter characters, Olaf! Registration is required and a $5 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration for each participant. Cookies, popcorn and drinks will be available.
PAINT LIKE BOB ROSS! (FLORAL): "BE MY VALENTINE"
Wednesday, February 19th @ 5:30pm
In this class you will learn some basics of the Bob Ross wet-on-wet technique as well as tips on painting with oils. This class requires registration and a $20 materials fee upon registering. (Register at the front desk!) Space is limited. All participants will be painting on premium Bob Ross canvases with Bob Ross floral brushes and oil paint. Canvases will be prepped with a faint outline of the flowers (just for placement). Class will start promptly at 5:30.pm
COOKIES & CANVAS
See special programming info above!
A canvas painting program for teen and adults ages 13+. Each month, participates will be led in a step by step painting tutorial. Participants can come express their creativity in this relaxing environment accompanied by beverages, popcorn, and of course, cookies! Registration is required. An $8 non-refundable materials fee is due upon registration.
MAGIC: THE GATHERING CLUB
Saturday, February 8th @ 1pm-3pm
Our Magic: The Gathering Club is for players of all skill levels and for ages over 13. Anyone would like to learn how to play this game is welcome, as we will have plenty of attendees who are willing to teach. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
SHEPHERD'S CENTER BOOK DISCUSSION
Scheduled Tuesdays in the Spring
This book discussion focuses on a variety of books and themes and is led by Jonathan Watson, PHD of Manchester University.
All book discussion books are made available at the library 3 to 4 weeks before the scheduled meeting, and are free for all patrons to check out.
Tues, Feb 25th - "The Grass Harp" by Truman Capote
Tues, March 17th - "There There" by Tommy Orange
Tues, April 21st - "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough
Tues, May 19th - "The Sounds of Waves" by Yukia Mishima
Scheduled Saturdays in the Spring
Lead by Professor Beate Gilliar (Manchester University,) the writing workshop is broken up into four two-hour sessions over the course of a season. Each session has a specific theme to help participants create and share with the workshop attendees. Registration is not necessary and all are welcome.
Sat, February 8th @ 10am - PLACES
Sat, March 7th @ 10am - PEOPLE
Sat, April 11th @ 10am - THINGS
Sat, May 9th @ 10am - DREAMS
ADULT SUMMER READING
The adult summer reading program is for patrons ages 18 and up. During this 6 week program, patrons will read books (including audio and eBooks) in order to earn entries in a prize drawing! Read at your own pace, and read whatever books you want!
3 grand prize winners will be drawn at the end of the program!