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- LIMA PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS - Winter Edition December 2023-February 2024 650 W. Market Street Lima, Ohio 45801 419.228.5113 | www.limalibrary.com Monday – Thursday 9a – 8p Friday – Saturday 9a – 5p

Genealogy Anonymous The last Wednesday of every month@5:30p Memorial Book Room Whether you are just starting your journey or an old hand, join us as we discuss tips and tricks to genealogy success. Lima Writers Saturday, December 2@2p Meeting Room 2 Join your fellow writers to trade tips, get feedback, and discuss topics related to the art and business of writing. This month’s discussion: Self-Publishing. Card & Board Game Night Thursday, December 14@6p Auditorium Join us for a fun time exploring the library’s collection of card and board games. You might make a new friend as well. Color Yourself Calm: Winter Friday, December 15@12-2p Memorial Book Room Join us for a selection of winter-themed adult coloring pages. Bring your own coloring tools or use ours. Feel free to bring a snack and drink. It’s a Chocoholic’s World Monday, December 18@6p Memorial Book Room Chocolate lovers indulge your sweet tooth and learn about your favorite indulgent treat. Be prepared to sample some chocolate. Trivia Night: Holidays Wednesday, December 20@6:30p Memorial Book Room Think you know the holidays? Well slip on your stockings and grab your dreidel because we have the trivia game for you! Winner gets a $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant! Comic Creators Wednesday, December 27@4p Meeting Room 1 Grab your pencils and paper! Whatever your style or experience, come draw with us and let your creativity flow as we create comics and cartoons. For ages 17+ Lima Writers Saturday, January 6@2p Meeting Room 2 Join your fellow writers to trade tips, get feedback, and discuss topics related to the art and business of writing. This month’s discussion: Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Trivia Night: Sci-Fi Wednesday, January 10@6:30p Memorial Book Room Calling all Sci-Fi Nerds and Geeks! Come test your literary and pop culture sci-fi knowledge for a chance to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant! Snacks provided. Color Yourself Calm: Winter Birds Friday, January 12@12-2p Memorial Book Room Join us for a selection of winter bird themed adult coloring pages. Bring your own coloring tools or use ours. Feel free to bring a snack and drink. Bob Ross Painting Class Saturday, January 13@1p-4p Auditorium Adults 16 & up Get ready to create some happy little memories! Join our instructor and create your own Bob Ross masterpiece. Registration is required and opens January 3. Contact the Ask Here Desk to register. Winter Seed Swap Friday, January 19@1p Memorial Book Room Getting ready for spring? Drop by and swap non-GMO seeds, tips for best results, and make connections with your fellow gardeners! Stress Balls Craft Kids Wednesday, January 24 Beat the winter blues with some handmade stress balls. Limit 2 per person ages 16 and older. Comic Creators Wednesday, January 24@4p Meeting Room 1 Grab your pencils and paper! Whatever your style or experience, come draw with us and let your creativity flow as we create comics and cartoons. For ages 17+ Lima Writers Saturday, February 3@2p Meeting Room 2 Join your fellow writers to trade tips, get feedback, and discuss topics related to the art and business of writing. This month’s discussion: Action in Print! Valentine’s Day Card Craft Kit Wednesday, February 7 Ask Here Desk Declare your love with a trio of Valentine’s Day cards. Pick up a kit and soon your sweetheart will swoon with love! Card & Board Game Night Thursday, February 8@6p Auditorium Join us for a fun time exploring the library’s collection of card and board games. You might make a new friend as well. Bob Ross Painting Class Saturday, February 10@1-4p Auditorium Adults 16 & up Get ready to create some happy little memories! Join our instructor and create your own Bob Ross masterpiece. Registration is required and opens January 29. Register at the Ask Here Desk. Trivia Night: Romance Wednesday, February 14@6:30p Memorial Book Room Think you know your Casanovas? Your Darcys? Your Brontes? Come test your romantic literature and pop culture knowledge, winner gets a $50 gift card to a local restaurant! Snacks provided. Color Yourself Calm: Fantasy Friday, February 16@12-2p Memorial Book Room Join us for a selection of fantasy themed adult coloring pages. Bring your own coloring tools or use ours. Feel free to bring a snack and drink. Seed Library Available starting Tuesday, February 20 Get ready for spring with the Lima Library’s Seed Library! You can get a variety of seeds including flower, herb, and vegetable. Visit our website for details. BINGO for Books: True Crime Thursday, February 22@1p Memorial Book Room We’re playing BINGO with true crime books. Come play BINGO with titles you can enjoy on your cell phone or table. Play BINGO; win books. Comic Creators Wednesday, February 28@4p Meeting Room 1 Grab your pencils and paper! Whatever your style or experience, come draw with us and let your creativity flow as we create comics and cartoons. For ages 17+ Financial Education Series Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It Monday, December 4@1p Memorial Book Room Retirement, Making your Money Last & Social Security Thursday, January 4@1p Memorial Book Room Retirement, Making your Money Last & Social Security Thursday, January 4@5:30p Meeting Room 1 Focused on Fixed Income Thursday, February 1@5:30p Meeting Room 1 Tech Tutoring Need some help with: Microsoft Office, Libby/Hoopla apps, internet or email basics? Contact the Ask Here Desk to set up your Tech Tutoring Appointment today!

*All programs take place in Youth Services unless otherwise noted. Caregivers should attend programs with child. Visit With Sophie, The Therapy Dog Saturday, December 2@10:30a Sophie and her human mom will be at the library spreading holiday cheer. Read her a story or just stop by to say hello. Super Stockings Monday, December 4 Decorate your own stocking and hang it up on our library fireplace! For ages 2-12. Play & Learn Mondays, December 4 & 18, January 8 & 22, February 12 & 26@5:30p Children birth through age 4 years can drop in to hear a story, socialize, and play with a variety of toys. Jewelry Making Night Tuesday, December 5@5-7p Drop in to create your own personalized jewelrynecklaces, bracelets, and more. For ages 6-12. Preschool Picasso: Winter Snowstorm Wednesday, December 6@10:30a in Auditorium Join us to make a snowstorm painting. This program is geared towards children 2-7 years. Registration begins November 27. Hands2Gether Signing Club Thursdays @6p Basic American sign language fun for ages 1-8. December 7: Everyday Signs January 11: My Favorite Season February 8: My Things Christmas Craft Friday, December 8 Drop in to make a Christmas craft to take home. Gingerbread House Construction Site Saturday, December 9@10a in Auditorium Make a mini graham cracker house. Families with children 12 years and younger will work together to decorate their house. Registration begins November 27. It’s Gnome Much Fun! Monday, December 11@6p in Meeting Room 2 Join us in making some fun gnome crafts. For ages 6-12. Registration begins December 4. Tweens Craft: Cocoa and Sticker Painting Wednesday, December 13@4-7p It’s Cocoa Day! Drop in for festive sticker painting and a cup of chocolatey goodness. Geared for 2nd-6th grade. Cards and Cookies Saturday, December 16@11a-12p in Auditorium Join us for delicious cookies and music while we make homemade holiday cards for friends and family! For ages 3-12. Christmas Scavenger Hunt December 18-22 Come in and do a fun Christmas scavenger hunt. Wrapped Yarn Ornaments Tuesday, December 19@6p in Auditorium Make ornaments using yarn and glue. For ages 6-12. Registration begins December 11. Card Playing Day Thursday, December 28@12-7p Try some of our new and classic card games! Sticker Fun Tuesday, January 2 Create pictures of art with stickers. Story Time Fridays, January 5-February 23@10:30a Children birth through 5 years are welcome to participate in themed stories and activities. Make A 2024 Time Capsule Tuesday, January 9@6p in Auditorium Children ages 8-12 can join us to decorate and fill their own 2024 time capsule! Bring items you would like to save for your future self and design your capsule. Registration begins January 2. Preschool Picasso: Winter Trees Wednesday, January 10@10:30a in Auditorium Make a painting using sponges. Geared towards children 2-7 years. Registration begins January 3. Cocoa and Craft Saturday, January 13@10a in Auditorium Warm up with a cup of cocoa and make a paper snowflake mobile. This program is for families with children 12 years and younger. 1 mobile per family. Registration begins January 8. Chicken Soup for the Tween Soul Game Night Wednesday, January 17@4-7p Warm up with a cup of chicken soup on a cold winter’s night and play some of our new board and card games. STEM Hands on Electronics Workshop: Blinking Lights Wednesday, January 24@5-6:30p in Auditorium Join Mr. David to learn how to build a battery powered electronic circuit with blinking lights. For ages 10-12. Registration begins January 17. Mugs and a Movie Thursday, January 25@6p in Auditorium Join us to personalize mugs while we watch a cozy, wintry movie and take-home hot cocoa. For ages 8-12. Registration begins January 16. Winter Games Saturday, January 27@2p in Auditorium Join us for a snowball fight and BINGO. For ages 6-12. Join the Babysitter’s Club! Monday, January 29 Visit the Youth Services graphic novel section to get your packet, registration information, and activities to become an official Babysitter’s Club member. Supplies are available on a first come, first served basis. For ages 6-12. Popping Pom Poms Monday, January 29@6p in Auditorium How far can we make a pom pom go? For ages 6-12. Registration begins January 22. Dinosaur Day Tuesday, January 30 Have some fun with dinosaur activities. Perler Bead Fun Monday, February 5@6p What can you make with Perler beads? For ages 6-12. Registration begins January 29. Playdough Fun Tuesday, February 6 Stop in to play with some Playdough. Preschool Picasso: Heart Collage Wednesday, February 7@10:30a in Auditorium Make a heart collage. Geared towards children 2-7 years. Registration begins January 29. Valentine Tails with Sophie Saturday, February 10@10:30a Make a valentine for our reading therapy dog and get one from her, too! Make Your Own Candy Necklace Tuesday, February 13 Create your own candy necklace and take one home for a friend. For ages 3-12. Tweens Craft: Pieces of Your Heart Puzzle Valentines Wednesday, February 14@4-7p Transform a plain white puzzle into a handcrafted Valentine for a special person, even if that special person is you! Geared for kids in 2nd-6th grade. Bingo for Books: Winter Edition Saturday, February 17@3p in Auditorium Toddlers through age 12 are welcome to join us for a winter themed bingo with pictures. Registration begins February 12. Stickers Galore! Wednesday, February 21@6p in Auditorium Make a reusable sticker book to start collecting stickers. For ages 6-12. Registration begins February 14. Dog Man Day Saturday, February 24@10a-12p in Auditorium Join us for a day full of Dog Man fun! We will play games, participate in challenges, make crafts, and share our love of our favorite hero. For ages 5-12. Be a Detective Tuesday, February 27 Stop in and try some of our spy/detective activities. Terrific Tiles Thursday, February 29@6p in Auditorium Use square tiles to create magnets, coasters, art, and whatever masterpieces you can think of. For ages 8-12. Registration begins February 22.

Taco Ornaments December 5 Make a cute little taco friend for your holiday tree! Photo Holders December 12 Paint a plaster photo holder to show off your favorite pictures. Cookie Party December 19 Decorate some gingerbread men cookies for the holidays. Pokémon Tekken Tournament December 26 Are you the best Pokémon trainer ever? Come find out! Comic Book Magnets January 2 Create your own magnets from comic book panels. Pizza Party January 9 We’re making pizza sandwiches tonight! Gooey, melty, pizza-y goodness! Minute to Win It! January 16 Compete in skill challenges to win prizes. Dragon Eggs January 23 Create your own dragon eggs to add to your hoard! Choose Your Own Adventure Night January 30 Join us to play a Choose Your Own Adventure game! Clue! February 6 Come play Clue with us. Join the game as a character and figure out who done it! Mortal Kombat Tournament February 13 Compete in a Mortal Kombat tournament and try for the prize! Bingo! February 20 Play Bingo with us for some prizes! Paint-a-Bookend February 27 Paint a book end for use on the YA shelves! Page Turners American Gods By Neil Gaiman Wednesday, December 20@1p & 5:30p Memorial Book Room The Guest List By Lucy Foley Wednesday, January 17@1p & 5:30p Memorial Book Room Upgrade By Blake Crouch Wednesday, February 21@1p & 5:30p Memorial Book Room Happy Bookers The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Tuesday, January 16@4p Memorial Book Room Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Tuesday, February 20@4p Memorial Book Room Book Club books are available for pickup at the library.

Candy Cane Fishing Stop by and try your luck during the month of December! December Story Times Wednesday, December 6@11:30a Wednesday, December 20@11:30a Join us for stories, crafts, and some fun surprises. All ages are welcome. Candy Bark Thursday, December 7@5p These tasty treats make a great gift! Join us and see what you can make. Christmas Family Time Monday, December 11@5p We will be making and decorating Gingerbread Houses. Registration is required. Winter Reading Challenge! January 8th-February 24, 2024 Pick up a copy of the Winter Reading BINGO game for a chance to win prizes. All ages are welcome to participate! Adult “Take and Make” Craft Monday, January 8 “Book” Shelf Make a hanging shelf from a book. January Story Times: Wednesday, January 10@11:30a Wednesday, January 24@11:30a Join us for stories, crafts, and some fun surprises. All ages are welcome. “Snackle” Box “Snackle” Box Thursday, January 18@5p Join us for this fun craft involving food! Registration is required. BINGO! Tuesday, January 30@2p Tuesday, February 27@2p Join us on a chilly winter afternoon for a free game of BINGO and win fun prizes. Valentine’s Day Mailbox Workshop Thursday, February 1@5p We will have everything you need to make your Valentine’s Day card box to take home and/or use at school. Diamond Art for Adults Monday, February 5 Pick up your “Take and Make” diamond Art project. February Story Times: Wednesday, February 14@11:30a Wednesday, February 28@11:30a Join us for stories, crafts, and some fun surprises. All ages are welcome. Cairo Reading Between the Spines Book Club Join us for a fun book discussion! Before I Go by Brian Charles Tuesday, December 19 @ 5:30p Someone We Know by Shari Lapena Tuesday, January 23@5:30PM Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus Tuesday, February 27@5:30PM Winter Reading Challenge! January 8th-February 24, 2024 Pick up a copy of the Winter Reading BINGO game for a chance to win prizes. All ages are welcome to participate! Kids Take & Make December, January, February Free take and make craft kits for kids, while supplies last. Teen DIY Craft kits are available at the beginning of each month, while supplies last. December- Wish box January- Wooden snowflakes February-Heart shaped frames Card Making Adults are invited to learn card making with Tina Hamp. Registration is required. Monday, December 4@4p Monday, January 22@4p Monday, February 26@4p Elf Story Time Thursday, December 14@Noon Kids are invited to story time with elf Lynda. Enjoy stories, snacks, crafts and gifts. Registration is required. Game Play Thursday, January 11@Noon Kids are invited to play different games and toys in the meeting room. Registration is required. Therapy Dog Story Time Wednesday, January 17@Noon Kids are invited to story time with Helen and Max the therapy dog. Registration is required. Valentine Tea Party Thursday, February 8@Noon Kids are invited to a Valentine tea party with Kathleen. Registration is required. Elida Reading Café Book Club Join us on the 2nd Wednesday for a book discussion. Christmas By the Book by Anne Marie Ryan Wednesday, December 13@3p The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry Wednesday, January 10@3p The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros Wednesday, February 14@3p

Adult & Teen Take & Make Kits Drop in at the beginning of each month and pick up a kit. December: Holiday Gift Card Holders January: Snowflake String Art February: Felt Heart Wreath Kids Take and Make Tuesday, December 5 and February 6 Drop in on the first Tuesday of the month to grab a craft kit to go. While supplies last. Snowflake Ornament December 5th -15th Decorate a snowflake to put onto our Christmas tree we have in the library! All ages are welcome. Teen/ Adult Craft Tuesdays December 19, January 23, and February 20 Stop in at any point in the day to make a craft at the library. Supplies provided, new craft every month. While supplies last. Oculus by Appointment Call us and set up an appointment to use our Oculus Quest! Ages 12 and up are invited to make an hour-long appointment. December Story Time Wednesday, December 13 @11a Join us for stories, crafts and a snack. All ages are welcome. Kids Scavenger Hunt- Christmas Edition December 19th-25th All children are welcome to go on a scavenger hunt for Christmas characters hidden throughout the library! All participants can receive a small prize. Open Play Friday, December 29, January 26, and February 23 @ 11a-1p Toys and games will be available for families who drop in during this play time. Kids that attend will get to pick a prize from the treasure chest. Kids Zoo Kit Wednesday, January 3 Kids are invited to pick up a zoo kit. This kit lets you “adopt” an exotic stuffed animal and create a zoo themed sticker art sheet. While supplies last. Winter Reading Challenge! January 8th-February 24, 2024 Pick up a copy of the Winter Reading BINGO game for a chance to win prizes. All ages are welcome to participate! Teen/Adult Open Game Day Wednesday, January 10 Stop in and play with other patrons using the board games we have sitting out for the day. Snacks provided. January Story Time Wednesday, January 17@11a Join us for stories, crafts and a snack. All ages are welcome. Open Card Hearts Day Tuesday, February 6 Make a paper card heart for a special someone in your life. All ages are welcome. While supplies last. Valentine’s Cookies February 7th-17th Check out two items from the library and receive a Valentine’s cookie pack. While supplies last. Valentine’s Story Time Wednesday, February 14@11:30a Join us for special Valentine’s stories, crafts and a snack. All ages are welcome! Lafayette Story Time: Gingerbread Friday, Dec. 1@10:30 Join us for Gingerbread stories and crafts. 80’s & 90’s TV Trivia Night Wednesday, December 6@5:30p How well do you know your 80’s and 90’s TV/ Movies? Join us for Trivia Night and test your knowledge in teams of up to four people to compete for prizes. iGen: Magnetic Jars Wednesday, December 13@3p Teens are invited after school for snacks and crafts. Free Time Fridays: Little People Friday, December 15@10:30a Toddlers are invited to playtime. Beyond the Books: Glass Etching Tuesday, December 19@5p Adults are invited to work on glass etching. Bring your own glass items or use ours. These make great gifts! Story Time: Cookies Friday, January 5 @10:30a Toddlers are invited to join us for stories, crafts and snacks. Winter Reading Challenge! January 8th-February 24, 2024 Pick up a copy of the Winter Reading BINGO game for a chance to win prizes. All ages are welcome to participate! iGen: Record Bowls Wednesday, January 10@3:00 Teens are invited for snacks and to make bowls out of old vinyl records. Free Time Friday: Kitchen Fun Friday, January 19@10:30a Toddlers are invited to open playtime. iGen: VR and Perler Beads Wednesday, January 24@3p Teens are invited for snacks and VR time. While waiting for your turn, you can create with Perler beads. Story Time: Groundhogs Friday, February 2 @10:30a Celebrate Groundhog Day with us! Stories, crafts and snacks iGen: Diamond Dot Coasters Wednesday, February 7@3p Teens are invited to make a beautiful coaster using diamond dots. Free Time Friday: Blocks & Hedgehogs Friday, February 16@10:30a Toddlers are invited to open playtime. iGen: VR and Perler Beads Wednesday, February 21@3p Teens are invited for snacks and VR time. While waiting for your turn with the VR, you can create with Perler beads. Spencerville 2nd Wednesday Book Club Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month for a book chat. The 13th Gift by Joanne Huist Smith Wednesday, December 13@10:30a Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier Wednesday, January 10@10:30a Only the Beautiful by Susan Meissner Wednesday, February 14@10:30a

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