Programs

I Am Yoga

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I Am Yoga written by Susan Verde is the inspiration of this program. Join us here at the Main library for a special storytime where we will mix yoga poses and stories. Be ready to stretch your body and relax. No experience required. Comfortable clothes is suggested. For children in grades 1-5. Parents are free to join in. Registration required for all attending.

This program will be on Monday March 20 at 6: 30 PM to 7 PM

You can Register for the event by clicking on the following link below

http://lickingcountylibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=14378&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2017/03/06

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Celebrate Ireland!

 

ireland_grunge_flag_by_think0Did you know that only 9% of the Irish population are natural redheads? Come celebrate Ireland at Hebron Library and learn more quirky Irish facts, customs, and fun at the Irish Food and Dance Festival!

We will be kicking off the celebration on Tuesday, March 14 at 11 a.m. with a themed preschool Story Time. Deirdre will take preschoolers and their caregivers on a journey to the “Emerald Isle” with stories of fairies, castles, sheep, and swans. At 2 p.m., patrons will be entertained by Irish dancing featuring dancers from the Granville Dance and Music Academy. We will share authentic Irish food from 2-5 p.m. Bring the whole family for some fun at this free, one-of-a-kind program. No registration is required.

Visit the Hebron Library at 934 West Main Street in Hebron or call 740.928.3923 for more information. Check us out on Facebook and Instagram and see the latest LCL news and photos.

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Want to know more crazy facts about Ireland? 

    1. Due to its isolation from the European mainland, Ireland lacks several species common elsewhere in Europe, such as moles, weasels, polecats or roe deer.
    2. The population of Ireland still hasn’t recovered from the famine of 1845-1852. It was at 8 milllion before the famine and is at 6.5 million today.
    3. In 1801, the Kingdom of Ireland and the Kingdom of Great Britain merged to create a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
    4. English was first introduced to Ireland in the Norman invasion in the 12th century.
    5. The Irish surname prefix “Mac” means “son of,” while “O” means “descendant of.”

    6. Less than 10% of the population of the Republic of Ireland today speak Irish (Gaelic) regularly outside of the education system. 

    7. All polar bears alive today can trace their ancestry back to one female brown bear who lived in Ireland 50,000 years ago.
    8. Three people died of alcohol poisoning in 1875 in Ireland when a brewery caught fire causing whiskey to flow through the streets.
    9. Before the Columbian Exchange, there were no potatoes in Ireland.

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Noon Year’s Eve!

Image result for noon year's eveThere will not be a story time on Saturday December 31st. The final Saturday of the year will be celebrated with a Noon Year’s Eve celebration! This family friendly program is a way to ring in the new year! Adults get all the fun at midnight, how about the kids?! We will have a count down, crafts, music, light refreshments and of course, a ball(oon) drop at Noon! The festivities will start at 11:30 AM at Main Library! If you have any questions, please contact us at the Main Library.

 

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Zumba at the Library!

We recently had my favorite Zumba instructor visit us again this summer. It’s always a blast when she’s here getting us to move it and shake it!  Don’t miss out on her next class here at the Emerson Miller Library on Thursday, June 30th at 2:00pm.  All ages welcome, no sign-up needed and it’s FREE!

 

-Kim, Emerson Miller Library

 

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First Thursdays Homeschool Program

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Are you a homeschooler and looking for some new ideas for your children? Did you know there is a homeschool program at the Hervey Memorial Library in Utica? It meets at 1:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month and runs for 3-month sessions. Kayla Brown presents this fantastic program and topics range from biomes to the Civil War. September’s program, Biomes: My Home, will be about different biomes and we will be creating biome boxes. Registration is required and space is limited so be sure to register online through our Event Calendar or call the library at 740.892.2400 or e-mail Kayla Brown at kbrown@lickingcountylibrary.info to register or for more information.

Don’t live close to Utica? No worries. The following Licking County Library locations also have homeschool programs:

Main Library – Homeschool Series, once a month – check our Event Calendar for dates and times.

Buckeye Lake Branch – Buckeye Lake Homeschool Program, third Monday of the month at 1:00 pm.

Hebron Branch – Hebron Homeschoolers, one Tuesday a month at 2:00 pm – check our Event Calendar for dates.

Jenn – Hervey Memorial, Utica

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Mock Caldecott Reading Club

2014-12-03 13.30.28Throughout 2014, we’ve been looking at all of the newly-published picture books that have arrived on our shelves, wondering which ones will be recognized as the best of the year.  We’ve picked 24 of our favorites, and now it’s your turn!  Join our Mock Caldecott Reading Club — it’s easy!  Just read the books we have selected, vote on your favorites, then come party with us on February 7th at noon to see which books our community likes best (and which books the Caldecott Committee likes best)!

Stop by the library to pick up a reading log and get started!  The staff in the Children’s Department will be happy to answer your questions.

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Ho, Ho, Ho!

santaIt’s his busy time of year, but Santa Claus is fitting a visit to the Licking County Library into his schedule!  He’ll be stopping by several of our locations, so grab your camera and your wishlist and join us for a visit with the jolly old elf himself.

Main Library: Tuesday, December 2nd, 6:00-7:45 p.m.

Buckeye Lake: Tuesday, December 9th, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

Hebron: Tuesday, December 2nd, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Hervey Memorial (Utica): Wednesday, December 3rd, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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Summer Reading 2014: Fizz, Boom, Read!

YouthFBCoverPhotoIt’s time for Summer Reading at the library!  Visit any of our locations (including the bookmobile) to pick up a reading log and start earning prizes!  Summer Reading is for everyone — kids, teens, and adults!  We even have a special Early Literacy reading log for kids under age 3.

We’ll have plenty of special events at the Main Library this summer, starting the week of June 9th — elementary and family programs on Monday evenings at 6:30 and Tuesday mornings at 10, Little Tots Story Time on Wednesday mornings at 10, and Preschool Story Time on Thursday mornings at 10.  All of our branches will have special programs throughout the summer, too, so check our Event Calendar for program dates and times.

We’re going to have a great summer at the library . . . see you there!

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For Preschoolers: Lucile’s Den

At the Main Library, Lucile’s Den will be open from January 6 through January 24.  Lucile’s Den is a play space for preschoolers with lots of activities chosen to strengthen early literacy skills.  Children may play with blocks, a puppet theater, flannelboards, and simple crafts.  Preschoolers must be supervised by an adult.

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Mock Newbery and Mock Caldecott Book Clubs

Mock Newbery Book cartEvery January, the American Library Association announces the winners of the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature. This year, the Children’s Department at the Newark Library has decided to join in the fun! While we don’t know which books the Newbery and Caldecott committees are considering for the real awards, we’ve picked some really great books published in the past year, and we want to find out what kids in our community think of them.

It’s easy to participate: just stop by the Main Library and pick up a reading log and a book from the cart in the Children’s Department. Continue reading

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