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December 2016

MOTHER MOOSE

  • Friday, December 9th, 10:30 AM
  • Saturday, December 17th, 10:30 AM
  • Monday, December 19th, 10:30 AM
  • Tuesday, December 27th at 6:30 PM
  • Noel Wien Library Berry Room
    • A short rhyme, story, and activity time for the under two set (infants and toddlers from birth to 23 months) and a parent or caregiver.
      No registration is required.
       

PAJAMA STORYTIME

  • Tuesday, December 20th, 7:00 PM
  • Noel Wien Library Berry Room
    • Wear your pajamas and slippers, and bring your favorite bedtime stuffed animal for an evening storytime for 3 to 10 year olds. No registration is required for this fun way for the whole family to enjoy stories before bedtime.
       

PARENTS AND TWOS

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays
    10:15 AM and repeat at 11:15 AM
  • December 7, 14, and 21
  • December 8, 15, and 22
  • Noel Wien Library Berry Room
    • A sweet little storytime for two year olds and a parent or caregiver. Advanced registration is required for each monthly series. Call 459-1052 during the library’s open hours, or stop by in person, to register for the three-week December series. Spaces are limited in each session.
       

    MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

    • Sunday, December 4th, 1:30 PM
    • Sunday, December 11th, 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, December 22nd, 1:30 PM (School break)
    • Thursday, December 29th, 6:30 PM (School break)
    • Friday, December 30th, 1:30 PM (School break)
    • Noel Wien Library Auditorium (Big Screen)
      • Pick up a copy of the printed December Berry Room calendar for information on the movies being shown, or call 459-1052. The movies are shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open ten minutes before movie starts.
         

    BRICKTASTIC

    • Sunday, December 18th, 2:00 PM
    • Noel Wien Library Berry Room
      • Join us for our monthly meeting of an hour of toy brick building fun which starts promptly at 2:00 PM. This month our theme is pirates! We provide the toy bricks, you provide the imagination! For ages 3 and up.
         

    TEEN PROGRAM: MOVIE AND PIZZA

    • Tuesday, December 6th, 6:30 PM
    • Noel Wien Library Auditorium
      • For 7th to 12th graders. Movie based on book by Katherine Paterson begins promptly at 6:45 PM. No registration is required. Auditorium doors open at 6:20 PM.
    • Tuesday, December 27th, 6:30 PM
    • Noel Wien Library Auditorium
      • For 7th to 12th graders. Movie based on young adult book series by James Patterson begins promptly at 6:45 PM. No registration is required. Auditorium doors open at 6:20 PM.
         

    WINTER BREAK FUN @ YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY

    • We’ve got lots of activities to keep children busy during the school break. Join us in the Berry Room for crafts, programs, movies and lots of free fun!
       

    BUTTON-MAKING

    • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, December 21st through 23rd
    • 10:00 AM to closing, each day
    • Berry Room
    • Stop by the Berry Room Desk with a small photo (not bigger than 2.5 inches) and have a button made to wear or give as a gift.
       

    DROP-IN CRAFTS, 1:00 PM TO 5:00 PM, Free

    • Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room
    • All materials supplied by the public library. For ages 3 and up.
    • Tuesday, December 27th – Paper Snow Globes
      • Let it snow – inside a snow globe that is. Bring a small photo of yourself (whole body – no larger than 4 1/2″) to cut out, or create a scene with our supplies, and make a winter wonderland where it can snow year round.
    • Thursday, December 29th – Celebration Banners
      • Get ready to design and make your own string of colorful paper flags, perfect for decorating your bedroom or parties announcing the New Year.
    • Friday, December 30th – Paper Mosaics
      • Add some color to the new year! Join us to make a colorful paper mosaic.
    • Wednesday, January 4th – Paper Bag Bear Cave
      • Is your favorite teddy bear ready to take a long nap for the cold winter? Build a cave for your favorite stuffed animal! Feel free to bring your favorite small stuffed animal to the library to help you build its perfect home.
         

    JUNGLE SAFARI

    • Wednesday, December 28th, 1:30 PM
    • Noel Wien Library Auditorium
    • Lions and tigers, and more! Oh my! Come on a one-hour safari to explore the jungle this afternoon. If you want, dress up as an animal! For children ages 3 and up. No registration required.
       

    DROP-IN WHO LET THE DOGS OUT-DOGGONE FUN PLAY DAY, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free

    • Tuesday, January 3rd
    • Noel Wien Public Library Berry Room
    • Drop-in any time between 10 AM and 5 PM, and get ready to wag your tail, fetch, bark, and have more doggone fun than you can possibly imagine in your wildest doggie dreams! No registration required.

     
    PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE FOR MORE EVENTS OFFERED BY THE YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

    What’s New in the Berry Room

    December 2016

    NEW BOOK RELEASES

    Watch for the following recently released or soon to be released titles to be added to the catalog:

    • Escape to Australia (Middle School series) by James Patterson
    • Good For Nothing Button (Elephant and Piggie Like Reading series) by Mo Willems
    • Paddington’s Prize Picture by Michael Bond
    • Secret Diary of Apple White (Ever After High series) by Heather Alexander
    • Secret Diary of Raven Queen (Ever After High series) by Heather Alexander
    • Sink or Swim (Lumberjanes series) by Shannon Watters
    • Thea Stilton and the Frozen Fiasco
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    When these titles are listed in the public library’s online catalog, you may place a hold for them by using the Place A Hold feature, along with your library card and PIN.

    HOLIDAY HOURS AT THE NOEL WIEN LIBRARY

    • The Noel Wien Library will be open Friday, December 23rd, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • closed Saturday and Sunday, December 24th and December 25th
    • and open from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Monday, December 26th
    • The Noel Wien Library will be open regular hours on Saturday, December 31st (New Year’s Eve)
    • and closed Sunday and Monday, January 1st and 2nd.
       

    MOVIES @ YOUR LIBRARY

    • Sunday, December 4th, 1:30 PM
    • Sunday, December 11th, 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, December 22nd, 1:30 PM
    • Thursday, December 29th, 6:30 PM
    • Friday, December 30th, 1:30 PM
    • Noel Wien Library Auditorium (Big Screen)
      • Pick up a copy of the printed December Berry Room calendar for information on the movies being shown, or call 459-1052. The movies are shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium. Popcorn munchies are served. Auditorium doors open ten minutes before movie starts.
         

    WINTER BREAK ACTIVITIES

    • The Berry Room is offering a host of activities for children over the school winter break from Wednesday, December 21st through Wednesday, January 4th.
       

    MONTHLY BRICKTASTIC PROGRAM

    • Come to the Berry Room on the 3rd Sunday of each month for an hour of toy brick building fun. Each month has a different theme, but there’s always a fun time to be had! For ages 3 and up.
       

    FEATURED BERRY ROOM COLLECTION – HOLIDAYS

    • December holiday items galore – we’ve got picture books, chapter books, beginning readers, poetry books, DVDs and videos, audiobooks, and non-fiction. Many items are on special displays in the Berry Room. Spend some relaxing time reading in the Berry Room, or check items out to enjoy at home!
       

    WINTER LIGHTS @ YOUR LIBRARY

    • When you’re driving by the library during the dark winter, be sure to notice our winter lights outside the library. There are lights in the Cheryl Bidwell Story Garden, and along the walkways to the library. It’s a nice bright touch to cheer up the dark winter!
       

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    MONTHLY BERRY ROOM CALENDAR OF EVENTS

    Would you like to receive this calendar each month via email? Stop by the Berry Room desk to add your email address to our monthly distribution list (the calendar is emailed in pdf color version near the end of each month for the following month’s calendar).

    Youth Services Department

    AT THE NOEL WIEN LIBRARY
    (WILLIAM D. BERRY ROOM)

    The Noel Wien Library’s Youth Services Department provides a place for children from birth to 18 years old to learn, explore, and enjoy literature through a wide variety of materials and programs.

    YOUTH MATERIALS AND COLLECTIONS AVAILABLE TO BORROW

    Youth collections are housed in three locations at the Noel Wien Library. Fictional materials for children from birth to upper elementary/middle school, as well as some children’s poetry, are located in the William D. Berry Room, immediately to your right as you enter the library and walk past the checkout station. Fictional materials for young adults are located in the Young Adult area at the rear of the library. Non-fiction materials for youth are interfiled with adult materials in the non-fiction area of the library, according to Library of Congress call number.

    The youth collections include, but are not limited to:

    • Board books for very young children
    • Picture books, including award-winning Caldecott books
    • Books for beginning readers
    • Chapter books in a variety of genres, including award-winning Newbery books
    • Young adult literature, including award-winning Printz books
    • Large print books for youth
    • Poetry
    • Books in foreign languages (located in the non-fiction section)
    • Audio books (books on tape or CD, “Playaways,” and downloadable books from ListenAlaska)
    • Books containing printed text and a CD
    • Videos and DVDs
    • CD-ROM educational software
    • Music audio CDs
    • Non-fiction books
    • Paperback browsing collection
    • Graphic