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Posted on: December 27, 2023

Churchill County Library: January Events and Happenings

Kids at library craft bookcase

Begin 2024 at the Churchill County Library and discover the programming and events offered in January. The library will be closed January 1 and 15 to observe New Year’s Day and the Martin Luther King, Jr. holidays.

Special Events

Spice Club in January looks at ginger. Tag the library on social media and share what you have made with this spice.

Learn-to-fly-a-drone workshop happening on January 3 at 3:30 p.m.

Computer basics classes offered by Tech Services Librarian Joe on January 5 and 19 at 9 a.m. at the Pennington Life Center. Need help understanding basic computer commands? Come on out!

Senator Rosen’s office representative at the library on January 11 for “office hours” at 1 p.m. Stop by and let the Senator’s staff know what your concerns are.

Reading with Rover also takes place on January 11 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Children read books to dogs to improve their reading skills and confidence to a decidedly captive audience. Added bonus: our furry friends are great listeners!

Need a career change for the new year? Let EmployNV help you with aspects of finding a new job on January 4 and 18 at 2 p.m. at the library. EmployNV staff will help you with aspects of finding a new job for the new year!

Stop Motion Animation workshop happening on January 17 at 3:30 p.m. 

Drop-in 3D printing workshop takes place January 10 and 24 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Using the library’s 3D printer, make objects, both useful and pretty, and learn more about this popular technology. 

Book discussion groups for adults continues on January 25 at 6 p.m. in the library annex. This month’s topic is “new year, new you,” and you are encouraged to bring your favorite read to discuss and share with others. Light refreshments served. 

Elementary Book Club meets in the Library Annex on January 26 at 3 p.m. for those in elementary school. January’s book is “The Lion of Mars” and it can be reserved to take home at: bit.ly/CCLElementaryBookClub  

Ongoing Programs

“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” encourages youngsters to read age-appropriate books before entering school. Book titles are suggested and offered by library staff. Recognition given for every 100 books read on the way to 1,000! Sign-ups accepted at any time at: bit.ly/CCL1000BBK. 

Tuesdays

Knitting Club meets at 10 a.m. on January 2, 16, 23 and 31 and welcomes both novice and advanced knitters. They are willing to offer advice and tips and offer encouragement on your project.

Virtual Reality drop-in sessions take place from 3:15 to 5 p.m. All welcome to stop by!

Wednesdays

In-person children’s story time meets on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Each week’s story time will feature the same content. Children’s Librarian Miss J reads picture books to children and offers a craft to accompany most stories. Geared to children ages 3-5, but all kids are welcome to participate.

Enjoy family board games at the library on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Thursdays

Children’s story time is at 10 and 11 a.m. Knitting Club meets again at 3 p.m. 

Fridays

STEAM sessions with VR at 1:30 p.m.

Have a problem with your computer or smartphone? Head over the William N. Pennington Life Center on Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m. and get answers from Technical Services Librarian Joe Salsman, an expert in all things technology! 

Hours of operation

Library hours of operation are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and major holidays.

Call (775)423-7581 for more information on any of the activities above. The Churchill County Library is located at 553 South Maine Street in Fallon. The library website is: www.churchillcountylibrary.org   

Photo: Children look through the offerings at the craft bookcase at the library.

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