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Stay Well, Stay Connected We are here to help! fremontlibrary.org 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.
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.
Guided Meditation & Chair Yoga Thursday, Jan. 21, 11:30am
Join instructor Isabel Raci, C-IAYT, online for a gentle session of guided meditation and chair yoga. Registration required.
Billy Joel: The Piano Man Thursday, Jan. 21, 7:00pm
Gary Wenstrup uses video clips to trace the arc of Billy Joel’s career from his rise to fame to his current status as one of the world’s most successful touring acts. Registration required.
How to Use the Library Catalog Tuesday, Jan. 26, 3:00pm
Learn how to access your library account via the library catalog. You will also learn how to search for materials, place holds, and create lists to find items at a later date. 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.
Tap into Discovery
Instantly Read, Listen, and Watch with your Library Card. hoopladigital.com
Online Youth Programs Star Wars Storytime
Monday, Jan. 18, 10:00am
Recommended for age 3-5 years. Register. Sing, play, and save the galaxy along with Mr. Joel and your favorite Star Wars characters!
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.
Family Book Club - Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Lafayette! Thursday, Jan. 21, 5:30pm
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.
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10:00am
For babies under 24 months. Register. Cuddle up with your little one for gentle bounces, rhymes, and stories with Ms. Shelby.
WILL YOU NAIL IT? OR FAIL IT?
Nailed It! Monday, Feb. 1
Families with children Grade 5 and under. Registration optional. Register by 1/26 to receive a Decorating Kit. Try an at home version of the Netflix show “Nailed It!” Submit a photo by February 14. Please check the Events Calendar for more details. Please contact the library to register for this event.
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.
How to Pay for College Without Going Broke Wednesday, Jan. 27, 6:30pm
Explore the complex world of financial aid. Get tips, and learn strategies for lowering your Expected Family Contribution, which will increase your financial aid eligibility. Registration required.
Teen "Nailed It!" Contest Monday, Feb. 1
Grades 6-12. Registration optional via the event on 2/1. Try an at home version of the Netflix Show, “Nailed It!” and then send us the result- good or bad! Contact us to register for a kit 1/151/26. Please check the Events Calendar for more details. Please contact the library to register for this event.
Teen Writing Contest Jan. 4 – Feb. 28
Attention teen writers! The Fremont Public Library is hosting a teen writing contest! The contest is open to teens in grades 6-12. 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.
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.