January 2018 in the Berry Room

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM and Wednesdays @ 1:30 PM
A fun storytime for 3-5 year olds. No registration required.
[Preschool Storytime will not be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 2nd and 3rd.]

Parents & Twos Storytime

A sweet little storytime for two year olds and a parent or caregiver.
Call the Berry Room at 459-1052, or stop by in person, to register for the 4-week January session.
Spaces are limited in each session.
Advanced registration IS REQUIRED.

Wednesdays @ 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM
(January 3, 10, 17, and 24)

Thursdays @ 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM
(January 4, 11, 18, and 25)

Mother Moose Storytime

Friday, January 12th @ 10:30 AM
Saturday, January 20th at 10:30 AM
day, January 26th @ 10:30 AM
day, January 30th @ 6:30 PM
A short rhyme, story and activity time for babies and toddlers from birth to 23 months and a parent or caregiver, in the Berry Room.
No registration required.

Pajama Storytime

Tuesday, January 23rd @ 7:00 PM
An evening storytime for 3-10 year olds in the Berry Room.  PJs, slippers, and your favorite stuffed animal are welcome.   No registration is required.

Movies @ Your Library

Movies are shown on the big screen in the Noel Wien Library auditorium.
Popcorn munchies served.
Auditorium doors open 10 minutes before show time.
Call the Berry Room at 459-1052
to find out the title of the movie being shown.

Sunday, January 28th @ 1:30 PM


Sunday, January 14th @ 2:00 PM
Join us for our monthly hour of toy brick building fun.
We provide the toy bricks, you provide the imagination.
This month our theme is Star Wars.
No registration is required.

Children’s Aurora Program

Sunday, January 21st @ 1:30 PM

Join us in the auditorium to learn the secrets of the aurora!
Listen to a story about the northern lights and try hands-on activities.

Science Fair 101

Saturday, January 27th  – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Noel Wien Library Auditorium

Offered by the Fairbanks Children’s Museum, in conjunction with the FNSB School District and the Noel Wien Library.  Free display boards for the first 200 students.  For kindergarten to 8th grade.

Step 1:  Pick a topic with the help of a local scientist.
Step 2:  Begin researching your topic at the library.
Step 3:  Organize your information into a project.
Step 4:  Create your own display board.

Winter Break Activities

Cars in Motion Program

Thursday, January 4th, 1:30 PM in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium
You create a car, then race it against your friends under different conditions while learning about inclines, ramps and friction.  For children ages 3 and up. 

Drop-in Crafts

Wednesday, January 3rd from 1-5 PM:  Amazing 3D Mazes Craft
Amazing 3D Mazes! How fast can you roll from start to finish?  Depends on how many twists and turns you design. Watch out for boobytraps!  All materials supplied by the public library.  For children ages 3 and up.  No registration required.

Monday, January 8th from 1-5 PM:  Penguin Craft
Make a friendly winter penguin pal out of an empty water bottle.  All materials supplied by the public library.  For children ages 3 and up.  No registration required.

Kids’ Cooking Creations Club

Friday, January 5th at 1:30 PM in the Noel Wien Library Auditorium
Make something edible that relates to a children’s book.
You can use some of our many literary cookbooks, make a food mentioned in a particular book, or just create something unique using a cookbook (Here’s a list of suggestions: Children’s Cookbook List January 2018).

Prepare something from any cookbook you choose, then bring it to the auditorium on Friday, January 5th at 1:30  PM, with enough for 20 people to taste, the cookbook, and a copy of the recipe to share with the group.

How it works:

  1. Sign-up is required and is limited to 20 children/teens (ages 5 to 16). Call 459-1052 by Thursday, January 4th to sign up and let us know what you will be bringing.
  2. Enjoy sampling different foods, share your love of food and books, make new friends, and socialize!
  3. Drinking water, paper products and plasticware  will be provided.  Please bring serving utensils to serve your food item.

 Advanced sign-up requiredCall 459-1052 to sign up.

Teen Maker Event:  Tiny Book Accessories

Thursday, January 4th @ 7:00 PM

Call the Berry Room at 459-1052 to get information about the 90-minute workshop to create book jewelry and keychains, and to let us know what book titles you would like to use for your creations.  Program is for teens only (grades 7 to 12).