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January Events & Activities at RPL📚

Holiday Closures
The Library will be closed Saturday, January 1 in observance of the new year and Monday, January 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Programs for All Ages
Design your own original bookmark celebrating Black History Month. Feature a person, invention, or event with historical significance. Have your design displayed at and used by Rowlett Public Library! Click HERE for a link to the submission form or visit the library for a paper copy. Details for the contest are included on the form.

Contest runs from Monday, January 3 to Friday, January 21
Learn how to turn simple white cardstock or paper bags into 3D giant paper snowflakes into mesmerizing shapes on Saturday, January 8 @ 11a.
Even though the Lunar New Year 2022 will fall on February 1, we will celebrate on Saturday, January 22 @ 11a. Join us for food, fun, and crafts!
Adult Programs
Maker Monday is an in-person craft program for adults led by Library staff every 2nd & 4th Monday night @ 6:30p. Each workshop features a different craft as well as various methods and techniques. All materials are provided free of charge. Ages 14 and up welcome.
The group will discuss The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See (Psychological Fiction) in the Library Activity Room on
Wednesday, January 5 @ 1p.

February's book will be Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Mystery).
On Thursday, January 6 @ 6:30p join us as we create book wreaths! This workshop will give you step-by-step instructions on how to create an 18"-24" paper wreath made from the pages of a book and other types of paper. All materials will be supplied, and you will be able to take your wreath home and hang it right away, or gift it to a friend. No previous experience or crafting skills are necessary for this workshop. It is designed for both beginners and skilled crafters. This program is intended for adults, but teens ages 14 and up are welcome to attend this event. No childcare will be provided.
Put your knowledge to the test on Thursday, January 20 @ 6:30p! Join us every third Thursday of the month for Trivia Night. Teams or single players are welcome. The trivia topic will change each month, so be ready for some competitive fun. Kahoot will be used to play. No childcare will be provided.

This month's theme: WINTER
Free tutoring is available for people who want help preparing for the GED test. Sessions are scheduled according to student need and tutor availability. Registration is required. For more information please contact Constance Whalon at cwhalon@rowlett.com or 972-463-3971.
Free ESL classes are available for non-English speakers who are beginners, intermediate, or more advanced. For more information or to register, contact Constance Whalon at cwhalon@rowlett.com or 972-463-3971.
Community Programs
Want to get more involved in your library? Come to a Friends of the Library meeting every 3rd Tuesday @ 6:30p. Membership is not required in order to attend the meetings.
Children & Teen Programs
Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime: A 20-minute lapsit storytime featuring developmentally appropriate board books, rhymes, and movement encouraging early literacy for infants 0-18 months. If children can walk steadily, then we suggest Family Storytime. Caregivers also learn valuable information on how to continue building literacy at home. 
Family Storytime: For children of all ages who can actively engage. This interactive storytime with books, music, and movement is a high engagement storytime that instills the love of literacy and the Library at an early age. Caregivers also learn valuable information on how to continue building literacy at home. Thursday is a repeat of Wednesday’s program. 
Bricks & Books: Use toy building bricks to complete different challenges based on books. This program is for school age students 10-18.

There will be no program January 4
Rovers: Participants explore the wide world through reading, STEM, and innovation. This program is for school age students 6-9.

There will be no program January 6
Teen Takeover: Pizza, books, and movies! Join us Saturday, January 15 @ 11a for 10 Things I Hate About You, based on William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Registration is requested for an accurate food order. To register, click HERE. Activity kits will also be supplied each month and can be collected from the first Monday until the day of the program. Teen Takeover is for school age students 13-18 and will repeat every 3rd Saturday.
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