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Dec. 2012 - Feb. 2013

Library Databases Learn how to find & access original documents, including family histories, vital records, & census information in the library subscription databases. Call 349-8752 to register.

Sat.

12/01

Emily Fowler Library

3 pm

Crafters’ Corner Join us each week for a chance to talk crafts & work on your own projects with other crafters. No registration required, just come on in.

Thurs.

Emily Fowler Library

9:30-11:30 am

Star Book Class

Did you un-wrap a new e-reader, iPad or Smart Phone over the holidays? At these come & go sessions learn how to download & checkout eBooks, audiobooks & more onto your device from the DPL Website. Call 349-8752 to register.

Tues. Wed. Wed. Fri. Sat. Sat. Wed. Thurs. Wed. Thurs.

12/11 12/19 01/09 01/11 01/12 01/19 01/23 01/31 02/13 02/21

North Branch Library Emily Fowler Library South Branch Library South Branch Library Emily Fowler Library North Branch Library South Branch Library Emily Fowler Library Emily Fowler Library North Branch Library

6:30-7:30 pm 3-4 pm 9:30-11 am 4:30-6 pm 3-4 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 5:30-7 pm 7-8 pm 3-4 pm 4:30-5:30 pm

Book a Librarian You can make an appointment for more in-depth assistance with things like: setting up email accounts, online job applications, building a resume, finding information in databases, & downloading to your e-reader or other personal device. To make an appointment, call 349-8752 or go to www.dentonlibrary.com.

Learn to make a 3-D Star Book. The finished book can be displayed as an ornament or on the shelf like a book. Class size is limited, to register call 349-8762 or email Leslie.Couture@cityofdenton.com. For ages 16 & up

Thurs.

12/13

Emily Fowler Library

7 pm

Job Searching on the Internet Learn about sites that list available jobs & how to use social media to help with job searches. Must know how to use the Internet. Call 349-8752 to register.

Wed.

01/30

South Branch Library

2-3:30 pm

Mini A-Kon VI Celebrate your love for all things anime, manga, comic, & gaming as the North Branch hosts the 6th annual Mini A-Kon, bigger & better than ever! Once again A-Kon® will help sponsor our event & give-away two 3-day passes to A-Kon® in Dallas. FUNimation Voice actors, comic artists, musicians, gaming, Cosplay Contest, the Anime Art Contest Gallery, food trucks & more!

Sat.

01/26

North Branch Library

10 am-5 pm

Family Nutrition Improve your family nutrition IQ with fun nutrition games & activities. Registered dietician Vivian Nichols will lead this engaging hands-on seminar for parents & kids. Supplies are limited, call 349-8752 to register. All ages.

Sat.

02/02 Emily Fowler Library

10 am

Beginner’s Knitting for Adults

Buying an E-reader

Join us for a knitting class just for beginners. All materials will be provided for practice at the program. Space is limited; please call 349-8752 to register.

Learn about the different types of e-readers available & which one might be best for you. No registration needed.

Thurs. 02/07, 02/14, 02/21 Emily Fowler Library

Sat.

Trashion Show 2013 - Info Session

12/08 South Branch Library

2:30 pm

Apps for Book Lovers Tablets & smart phone owners - tired of just playing games? Want to learn about the new DPL Mobile App & other great book -related apps that are available for smart phones & tablets? Bring your device. Call 349-8752 to register.

Sat.

02/09

Emily Fowler Library

7 pm

9:30-11:30 am

DPL, UNT, COD Recycling & SCRAP Denton are teaming up again to put on a fashion show featuring garments made of recycled trash & other used materials at this year’s Redbud Festival. Join this informational session to hear from the recycling experts & last year’s designers; see their garments & get inspired! Call 349-8741 for info. Open to all ages.

Sat. 01/29

North Branch Library

7 pm

For a complete schedule of all library events, visit www.dentonlibrary.com. North Branch Library

Emily Fowler Central Library

South Branch Library

3020 North Locust St.

502 Oakland St.

3228 Teasley Ln.


Babysitting Workshop

Trashion Show 2013 - Info Session

Become a certified babysitter by taking the course offered by the Denton Fire Department.

DPL, UNT, COD Recycling & SCRAP Denton are teaming up again to put on a fashion show featuring garments made of recycled trash & other used materials at this year’s Redbud Festival. Join this informational session to hear from the recycling experts & last year’s designers; see their garments & get inspired! Call 349-8741 for info. Open to all ages.

Sat. 12/01 North Branch Library

2-5 pm

Teen Advisory Board Help plan & run library programs. Discuss books, movies & music. Write reviews, make book trailers, work on service related projects, earn community service hours for school & more! For more info, call 349-8741. Grades 6 – 12.

12/11, 01/08 & 02/12 North Branch Library

6:30 - 8 pm

Tues. 01/29 North Branch Library

7 pm

Duct Tape for Teens Learn to make cool projects with duct tape. Supplies are limited, so call 349-8752 to register.

Thurs. 02/14 Emily Fowler Library

Altered Ornaments Create some awesome holiday decorations & ornaments for gifts or your own décor. Enjoy festive holiday treats & hot drinks.

4 pm

i Snap My Life

Technology Classes

Information about e-book classes can be found listed on the front of the flyer.

Introduction to the Internet Covers e-mail, searching, using links, & evaluating information found on the Internet. Must be able to use a mouse & be able to attend both sessions. Call 349-8752 to register.

Wed/ 12/05 & Fri.12/07 (2 part class) South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

Join us as we “zombify” cute, cuddly Christmas dolls into creepy Christmas Creatures.

Document your life for a week – use any type of camera you want: phone, digital, film, disposable, etc. Come to this info session where we will show examples & inspire you to go out & capture your world. At this time we will set up the photo editing session & discuss presentation options. For teens in 6 - 12th grade.

12/20 North Branch Library

Tues. 02/19 North Branch Library

Sat. 12/08 South Branch Library

12/08 North Branch Library

2:30 - 4 pm

Creepy Crafty Christmas 2:30 pm

7 pm

Mini A-Kon VI

Go Geocaching!

Celebrate your love for all things anime, manga, comic, & gaming as the North Branch hosts the 6th annual Mini A-Kon, bigger & better than ever! Once again A-Kon® will help sponsor our event & giveaway two 3-day passes to A-Kon® in Dallas. FUNimation Voice actors, comic artists, musicians, gaming, Cosplay Contest, the Anime Art Contest Gallery, food trucks & more!

Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunt with GPS devices. Learn more about this outdoor, high tech sport & how to find a hidden cache. Fun for adults & families. A few GPS devices are available to use during the program, but bring a device if you have one. Come one hour early if you need help getting your device setup. Space is limited, call 349-8752 to register. For ages 10 & up.

Sat. 01/26 North Branch Library

Sat. 02/23 Emily Fowler Library

10 am-5 pm

10 am

Anime Art Contest Do you enjoy drawing anime or manga characters? Show off your talent & your love of art by entering DPL’s Anime Art Contest & Gallery. Entries will be accepted beginning 12/28/2012 & must be turned in to your local DPL branch by 01/20/2013. For rules go to www.dentonlibrary.com. Grades 4-12.

Friends of the Denton Public Libraries BIG Book Sales Admission is $1 per person or free for Friends members. Most items cost 50 cents or $1. Patrons can also buy a book bag for $15 & fill it up with books at no additional charge. The sales raise money for the Denton Public Library for programs, materials & equipment.

Sat. 02/09, 05/18, 08/10, 11/09

North Branch Library

10 am - 4 pm

Learn about the different types of e-readers available & which one might be best for you. No registration needed.

2:30 pm

Working with Word Write all types of documents, from letters to research papers. Must know how to type, use a mouse, save & retrieve files in Microsoft Windows & be able to attend both sessions. Call 349-8752 to register.

Wed. 01/09 & Fri. 01/11 (2 part class) South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

Basic Excel 2007 Use spreadsheets to present numerical information. Must know how to use a mouse, save & retrieve files in Microsoft Windows & be able to attend both sessions. Call 349-8752 to register.

Sat. 01/26 & Sat. 02/02 (2 part class) South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

Power Point Create eye-catching presentations. Must know how to use a mouse, save & retrieve files in Microsoft Windows, & be able to attend both sessions. Call 349-8752 to register.

Wed. 02/06 & Fri. 02/08 (2 part class) South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

Apps for Book Lovers Tablets & smart phone owners - tired of just playing games? Want to learn about the new DPL Mobile App & other great book-related apps that are available for smart phones & tablets. Bring your device. Call 349-8752 to register.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) is a United Way of Denton County program that provides free tax preparation & e-filing services for low-to-moderate income families & individuals. To qualify for the VITA program, participant’s annual income must be $50,000 or less. VITA is made possible by partnerships with the Internal Revenue Service & the Denton Public Library. For more information, please call 566-2688.

Sat. 02/09

Please bring the following items with you: -Social Security cards for everyone on the return, including children, spouse, & other dependants or ITIN if applicable -Valid Photo ID -Savings & Checking account routing & account numbers for Direct Deposit of Refunds -Birth dates for you your spouse & dependants on tax return -Childcare provider's identification number -Information for other income & all deductions/credits - Copies of all W-2’s, 1098, & 1099 forms - IF…filing “married filing joint tax return”, both spouses must be present to sign the forms

Buying an E-reader

Emily Fowler Library

7 pm

Using a Computer Mouse All sessions at the North Branch Library Tues. 01/22 Tues. 01/29

5 pm-8 pm 5 pm-8 pm

Sat. 02/02 Tues. 02/05 Sat. 02/09 Tues. 02/12 Sat. 02/16 Tues. 02/19 Sat. 02/23 Tues. 02/26

9:30 am-1 pm 5 pm-8 pm 9:30 am-1pm 5 pm-8 pm 9:30 am-1pm 5 pm-8 pm 9:30 am-1 pm 5 pm-8 pm

Sat. 03/02 Tues. 03/05 Sat. 03/9 Sat. 03/16 Tues. 03/19 Sat. 03/23 Tues. 03/26 Sat. 03/30

9:30 am-1 pm 5 pm-8 pm 9:30 am-1 pm 9:30 am-1 pm 5 pm-8 pm 9:30 am-1 pm 5 pm-8 pm 9:30 am-1 pm

Tues. 04/02 Sat. 04/06 Tues. 04/9

5 pm-8 pm 9:30 am-1 pm 5 pm-8 pm

How does a mouse work? Why does a computer have extra keys? Come practice the basic skills that will get you ready to work with a computer. Call 349-8752 to register.

Wed 02/20 South Branch Library

2-3:30 pm

Introduction to Computers If you can use a mouse & are just starting to learn the computer, this is the class for you. Covers terminology & using Microsoft Windows. Participants must be able to use a mouse. Call 349-8752 to register.

Wed. 02/27 South Branch Library

2-4:30 pm


Weekly Classes

Amazing YA Book Club

ESL & GED Classes English as a Second Language (ESL) & General Education Development (GED) classes are offered by the Denton ISD Adult Education Department at North & Fowler Libraries. Please call 369-0091 for times & locations.

Players of all ages & skill levels welcome.

7-8:45 pm

North Branch Writers’ Critique Group If you write novels, short stories, poetry or creative non-fiction, check out this group. For information, please visit: www.sites.google.com/site/northbranchwriters.

Tuesdays North Branch Library

12/04 Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 01/01 No meeting, Library closed 02/05 Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card Tue.

Chess Night Mondays North Branch Library

All grown up but still love reading young adult books? Join us each month to discuss YA books with other adult fans. Stacey.Irish-Keffer@cityofdenton for info.

7-8:45 pm

Emily Fowler Library

7 pm

Death & Dessert Mystery readers unite for an evening of sharing new favorites. For reading lists or information email Terri.Gibbs@cityofdenton.com

12/06 Cooking with Crime 01/03 Your Favorite Writer 02/07 Fatal Attraction Thurs. Emily Fowler Library

7 pm

Denton Spa Book Club

(Service Corps of Retired Executives)

Busy & need a break? Learn relaxing spa treatments & techniques while discussing some great chick lit. Wylania.Hildreth@cityofdenton.com for info.

Wednesdays South Branch Library

9 & 10 am

12/04 Any book by Nicholas Sparks 01/07 Any book by Janet Evanovich 02/05 Any book by Kristin Hannah Tue.

Exploring Philosophy

North Branch Library

7 pm

7-8:30 pm

Conversation Club All speakers of English as a second language are invited to meet to practice conversational English in a relaxed, informal setting. This is not a class, & participants should come ready to talk & have fun. It is a great place to learn commonly-used idioms, practice your conversation skills & learn American vocabulary. All levels of proficiency are welcome!

Thursdays Emily Fowler Library

7-8 pm

Library Databases

Sat. 12/01 Emily Fowler Library

3 pm

Beginning Genealogy Learn the basics of genealogy research in this introductory class. Topics include: gathering family information, using genealogical forms, accessing vital records, locating census records, & using the resources available in the Emily Fowler Special Collections. Call 349-8752 to register.

Sat 02/02

Emily Fowler Library

Special Guests & More Denton Herb Society Presents Lectures on growing, propagating, & medicinal properties of herbs. 01/05 Dandelions-Eveith Miller, License Herbalist. 02/02 Coriander (a.k.a. cilantro) - Raquel Bryson, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist.

Sat. North Branch Library

10 am - noon

Job Searching on the Internet

Wed. 01/30 South Branch Library 2-3:30 pm

Learn how to find & access original documents, including family histories, vital records, & census information in the library subscription databases. Call 349-8752 to register.

3 pm

Childbirth Classes This four week prenatal class will provide instruction through lectures, discussions, & films on childbirth practices. Topics include: nutrition, breastfeeding, prenatal care, labor & birthing procedures in the home, birthing center or hospital settings, & post-partum care. Presented by Eveith Miller, Licensed Midwife. Call 349-8752 to register.

Mon. 02/04-02/25 Emily Fowler Library

Amazon to Kindle Self-Publishing

Meet fellow genealogists, share tips, & learn new information. 01/10 “Rats in the Family” by Barbara Wylie 02/14 “UNT Records” by Jesse Silva

Thurs.

Sat. 02/16 North Branch Library 9:30am-4:30 pm

Emily Fowler Library

6:30 pm

Romance in the Stacks Book Club Join this fun romance book club to talk about your favorite author or find someone new & exciting to read. Sweet snacks provided. For suggested titles or information call 349-8796.

12/17 Best of 2012 01/14 Nora Roberts 02/18 Lori Wilde Mon. North Branch Library

7 pm

Join this book club for girls with their moms, grandmothers, or other woman friends & enjoy great book discussions & refreshments. For girls ages 8 - 12. Rebecca.Ivey@cityofdenton.com for info.

12/19 Bring your favorite book! 01/16 Fairest by Gail Carson Levine 02/20 Fablehaven by Brandon Mull Wed.

South Branch Library

4 pm

B.O.Y.S. - Boys Only Yucky Stories We’ll read & talk about funny, yucky & gross stories. You won’t have to sit still long because there will be lots of things to do. For boys grades 2-5! Laura.Douglas@cityofdenton.com for info.

12/20 Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka 01/17 Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers by Megan McDonald 02/21 How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell Thurs. Emily Fowler Library 6:30 pm Texas State Historical Marker Dedication

Quakertown 12:30-2:30 pm

Learn how to self-publish on Amazon for the Kindle. John Irving, self-publisher, will demonstrate how to create a Kindle merchant account, format, select searchable keywords & tags & much more. Must bring a laptop computer, a fully edited & proofread manuscript, art for the cover, picture of the author, if desired, a check for payment. Call 349-8752.

Denton County Genealogical Society

7 pm

It’s a Girl Thing!

Learn about sites that list available jobs & how to use social media to help with job searches. Must know how to use the Internet. Call 349-8752 to register.

Genealogy Classes

12/12 “Celtic Mythology & Modern Fairytales” Dr. Guy Litton, TWU 01/09 “Poetry of Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea” – Dr. Ashley Bender, TWU 02/13 “Presidential Victory Speech & Inaugural Address: a Rhetorical Analysis” Dr. Michele Lockhart, TWU

Clubs For Children & Families

Do you ever wonder . . . What is philosophy? Come & discuss philosophical questions with Dr. Eva H. Cadwallader, Professor of Philosophy, Emerita. No charge to attend. No registration needed. For more information, call 349-8752.

Wednesdays North Branch Library

A Discussion Group Dedicated to Literary Texts Join us for presentations & discussion on literary topics given by local English professors. Call 349-8752 for more information.

Wed. South Branch Library

SCORE SCORE is a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration that provides one-on-one business counseling at no cost. Reservations are required & each session lasts about an hour. Call 3498752 for an appointment.

Professor’s Corner:

Join us for the dedication ceremony of the Texas State Historical Marker honoring the Quakertown Community.

Sat. 02/16 Civic Center Community Room

10 am

All events are provided without charge & available on a first come first served basis unless registration is required. Please call 349-8752 if you or your child need special accommodations to participate. (Groups of 6 or more, please call for special arrangements.)


Ornament Extravaganza

It’s a Girl Thing!

Snowy StoryTime

Choose from a large supply of crafty materials to create your own ornaments for the holiday season. For kids of all ages.

Join this book club for girls with their moms, grandmothers, or other woman friends & enjoy great book discussions & refreshments. For girls ages 8 - 12. Rebecca.Ivey@cityofdenton.com for info. 12/19 Bring your favorite book! 01/16 Fairest by Gail Carson Levine 02/20 Fablehaven by Brandon Mull

Celebrate snow with stories, songs, & crafts. Best for ages 1 to 5.

Thurs. 12/06 South Branch Library

3:30 pm

Cozy Christmas StoryTime Snuggle up for a cozy evening of Christmas stories, holiday treats & crafts. Children are invited to wear their holiday pajamas (& slippers, too). Ages 1-8.

Tues. 12/11 Emily Fowler Library

7 pm

Holly Jolly StoryTime Get into the holiday spirit with this Christmasthemed StoryTime featuring stories, songs, & crafts. Ages 1-5.

Wed. 12/12 Emily Fowler Library

11 am

Santa StoryTime Ho, ho, ho! Come to the library for stories, songs, & puppets with Santa! Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa at the end of the program. Ages 1 to 5.

Wed. 12/12 South Branch Library 7 pm Thurs. 12/13 South Branch Library 10 &11 am Fri. 12/14 North Branch Library 11 am

Christmas Decorations Join the Garden Culture Club & make special gourd Christmas ornaments & other Christmas decorations for the holidays. Supplies are limited, call 349-8752 to register. For ages 5 & up.

Fri. 12/14 Emily Fowler Library

4 pm

Russia at the Holidays

South Branch Library

4 pm

Preschool Play & Read Help your child’s early literacy skills while having fun as a family! This come-and-go program offers children age-appropriate games, activities & crafts that assist in developing pre-reading skills. For children ages 3-5 & their caregivers.

Wed. 12/19, 01/23, 02/20 South Branch Library 9:30-10:30 am Sat. 12/15, 01/19, 02/23 North Branch Library 10-11 am

Library Larry’s Big Day Decem ber /Januar y—Larr y & friends visit the fire station & talk about helping others with ShelterBox. February/March—When Library Larry gets an earache, it’s time to visit the doctor! You can watch this award-winning show every day at 7 am & 4 pm on Verizon channel 38, Charter channel 26, & Grande channel 12. Watch the current episode any time at www.librarylarry.com.

ADA/EOE/ADEA TDD: (800) 735-2989 Published 11/2012

4 pm

B.O.Y.S. - Boys Only Yucky Stories We’ll read & talk about funny, yucky & gross stories. You won’t have to sit still long because there will be lots of things to do. For boys grades 2-5! Laura.Douglas@cityofdenton.com for info. 12/20 Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka 01/17 Stink and the World’s Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers by Megan McDonald 02/21 How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Thu.

Emily Fowler Library

6:30 pm

LEGO Builders Club Drop in & get creative by building with the library's LEGOs. A different theme is picked for each month & kids can build on that theme or build a creation of their own. Meets every third Friday of the month Ages 6 & up.

Fri. 12/21, 01/18, & 02/15 Emily Fowler Library

4 pm

Origami Yoda Party Party with Origami Yoda, Darth Paper & the Fortune Wookiee. Eat snacks, talk books, & make Origami Yoda characters. Space is limited, so call 349-8752 to register. For ages 8-12.

Fri. 12/28 Emily Fowler Library

Unravel the mystery of Russia! Learn Russian folktales including the story of the Nested Doll. Sample Russian treats, explore Russian artifacts, & stay for hands-on activities. Supplies are limited, call 349-8752 to register. Best for ages 7 & up.

Fri. 12/14 South Branch Library

Wed.

4 pm

LEGO Builders Club Extra

Tues. 01/15 North Branch Library

7 pm

Science Explorers: Snow Join us to learn all about snowflakes & how snow forms. We will read snow books, create snow crafts, & do other fun snowy activities. Best for ages 6-8.

Wed. 01/16 North Branch Library

4 pm

Family Nutrition Improve your family nutrition IQ with fun nutrition games & activities. Registered dietician Vivian Nichols, will lead this engaging hands-on seminar for parents & kids. Supplies are limited, call 349-8752 to register. All ages.

Sat. 02/02 Emily Fowler Library

10 am

Valentine Pop-Up Cards Nancy Bluemel will teach you how to make pop-up cards for Valentine’s Day. Show you care with a one-of-akind, hand-crafted card. Space is limited, so call 349-8752 to register. Ages 8 & up.

Fri. 02/08 Emily Fowler Library

4 pm

Valentine’s StoryTime Celebrate Valentine’s Day surrounded by the ones you love with stories, rhymes & songs. Best for ages 1 to 5.

Tues. 02/12 North Branch Library 7 pm Thurs. 02/14 South Branch Library 10 &11 am

Valentine’s Day Cards Make Valentine’s Day cards for your parents & loved ones at the North Branch. For children of all ages.

Join us for an extra LEGO building day during the school break. Drop in & make something with the library’s LEGOs. Ages 6 & up.

Wed. 02/13

Fri. 01/04 Emily Fowler Library

Come shake your sillies out to tunes both familiar & new! Refreshments will be served. For ages 1 & up.

4 pm

North Branch Library

Toddler Dance Party

Twilight Toddler Time

Sat. 02/16

Bring your toddler (ages 12-24 months) for this evening Toddler Time that promotes literacy & caregiver bonding.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Tues. 01/08 & 02/12 Emily Fowler Library

6:30 pm

4 pm

North Branch Library

11 am

Join us for Seuss-tacular games, activities, crafts, &, of course, birthday cake! Best for ages 6 & up.

Tues. 02/26

Weekly Classes

North Branch Library

4 pm

January 8 - April 27

Mother Goose Time

StoryTime

Bring your baby to these infant classes that promote infant & caregiver bonding through stories, songs, & activities. For infants birth to 18 months & their caregivers.

Join us for interactive preschool classes that use stories, songs, & puppets to build early literacy skills & prepare children to learn to read. For children ages 1-5 & their caregivers.

Tue. South Branch Library Fri. North Branch Library

Wed. Emily Fowler Library Thu. South Branch Library Fri. North Branch Library Sat. South Branch Library

9:30 am 9:30 am

Toddler Time Participate with your toddler in these special classes that promote literacy & social interaction through stories, songs, & toddler-appropriate activities. For toddlers 12-36 months & their caregivers.

Tue. South Branch Library Wed. Emily Fowler Library

10:30 am 9:30 am

11 am 10 & 11 am 11 am 10 am

Afternoon Adventure Club Go on amazing journeys with stories each week. Enjoy a story then create a craft or conduct an experiment in this hands-on class for kids K-3rd grade.

Tue. Emily Fowler Library Thu. South Branch Library

4 pm 3:30 pm


Denton Public Library Classes & Events