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CURBSIDE SERVICES TO CONTINUE Until further notice the library will continue to provide patrons with curbside pick-up of materials, reference services by phone or chat, and computer access by appointment during normal library hours. Library administration will follow guidance from local health authorities and government officials to determine when we can reopen for browsing. The library is also embarking on a lighting project which can be completed more quickly if we continue to have a minimum number of people in the building. Updates will be posted on our website and in the eNews. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding library services.
Adult Online Programs Sourdough Starters with Andrea Pracht Monday, Jan. 11, 7:00pm
Andrea Pracht talks about all the recent hype around sourdough breads, how to get started with sourdough, and shares recipes. Registration required.
Raising Calm, Resilient Kids in an Anxious, Fickle World Wednesday, Jan. 13, 7:00pm
Psychotherapist Regina E. McCarthy teaches ways to reduce anxiety, and feel calm for your children and yourself. Registration required.
Guided Meditation & Chair Yoga
Thursday, Jan. 14, 11:30am
Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga. Registration required.
The 1956 Sinking of the SS Andrea Doria Monday, Jan. 18, 7:00pm
Lecturer Jim Gibbons dives into the tragic events in July, 1956 when the SS Andrea Doria collided with a Swedish ship and put 1,600 lives in peril, rocking maritime history. Registration required.
How to Use the Library Website Tuesday, Jan. 19, 3:00pm
Learn how to use the library website, including registering for programs, browsing book lists, and how to access the library databases. Registration required.
Great Books The Art of War by Sun Tzu Saturday, Jan. 30, 10:00am
Join us each month for a discussion of a different work of literature or history. This month’s book is The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Registration required.
Online Youth Programs
Solitaire Chess Challenge
LEGO Show and Tell
Monday, Jan. 18, 1:00pm
Grades K-5. Show and tell your LEGO builds and try some building challenges! Register to receive a Zoom link.
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 4:30pm
Grades 3 and up. Register. Work as a team to solve solitaire challenges with chess pieces! Register to receive a Zoom link.
Family Book Club Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Lafayette!
Star Wars Storytime
Thursday, Jan. 21, 5:30pm
Monday, Jan. 18, 10:00am
Grades 3-5. Join us for a book discussion online with the whole family. Include an email address when registering to receive a Zoom link and one free book per family.
Recommended for age 3-5 years. Register. Sing, play, and save the galaxy along with Mr. Joel and your favorite Star Wars characters!
MONTH A Young Adult Book of the Month selection, recommended for grades 9-12, is also available monthly. Readers in grades 7 or 8 may choose to read either Young Adult or Youth Book of the Month selections, depending on their preferences and reading level.
The One and Only Bob Katherine Applegate
Get a copy from curbside pick-up or online through Axis360 or Libby. Read 4 books from our monthly selections, and get a
Online Teen Programs
Teens’ Personal Reading Challenge
Challenge yourself to read more this year! Download the Reading Challenge sheet from the Teen Page. There are 50 types of books, and for every 5 books you read, you’ll get a raffle ticket for the drawing. The drawing is for a $100 gift card, and will take place after the end of 2021. Challenge runs January 2021-December 2021.
Jan. 4- Feb. 28 Enter in one of three categories:
Poetry, Short Story, or Essay/ Memoir.
Winning submissions will be featured on our website, and winners will receive a $25 gift card of their choice. Please check our Teen webpage for more details.
Attention teen writers! The Fremont Public Library is hosting a teen writing contest! The contest is open to teens in grades 6-12. Grades 9-12
Book of the Month
Read 4 books from our monthly selections, and get a free book! Find it in the library, or online on Overdrive/Libby! This month’s selection is:
Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan.