Upcoming events at the Coshocton Public Library and the West Lafayette Branch Library.
Books Galore Book Store?, ?Monday 3- 6 p.m.; ?Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ?Gently used books, DVDs, videos, and magazines for sale at rock bottom prices. Located in the basement of the Coshocton Public Library and operated by the Friends of the Library, all proceeds benefit the Library, the West Lafayette Branch and Bookmobile.
Monday Book Talk, 6:30 – 8 p.m., meets the first Monday of each month September-December and February-May in Coshocton. It is a lively and spirited book discussion open to all adults who like to read! Call 740-622-0956 for information. February: Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper
Lapsit ?Tuesdays 9 – 9:30 a.m. - West Lafayette Branch Library; ?Wednesdays, 10 – 10:30 a.m., Coshocton Public Library; ?Thursdays 10 – 10:30 a.m., Coshocton Public Library?. For babies and toddlers, birth to three years, plus parent or caregiver, focusing on early literacy and socialization skills through rhyme, rhythm, finger plays, and music, all from the security of a parent's lap. Twenty minutes is spent on a structured circle time, reading the shortest of stories, ending with parachute play, art projects, musical instruments, bubbles, or other fun activities. Call 740-622-0956 or 740-545-6672 for information.
Letterland, ?Tuesdays 11 – 11:30 a.m. at the West Lafayette Branch Library?; Wednesdays 11 – 11:30 a.m., Coshocton Public Library?. Participants travel to a place called Letterland. Children, ages 3 – 6, will meet engaging characters, read theme-related stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do arts and crafts and many other fun activities. Call 740-622-0956 or 740-545-6672 for information and to register.
Family Night at the Library, ?Tuesdays 6:45 - 7:15 p.m., ?Coshocton Public Library. ?Preschoolers join the staff as they travel to a place called Letterland. Children, ages 3 – 6, will meet engaging characters, read theme-related stories, sing songs, learn rhymes, do arts and crafts and many other fun activities. Call 740-622-0956 for information and registration. ?School-agers: At the same time...children, ages 6 – 12, can participate in STEAM CLUB (science/technology/engineering/arts/math) experiencing creative, interesting and educational activities. ?Call 740-622-0956 for information and to sign-up.
Plugged & Unplugged, ?Wednesdays 2:30 – 5 p.m., ?Coshocton Public Library. ?For teens in grades 7 – 12, Plugged & Unplugged has video games, Internet access, laptops, board games, food and a place to hang out with friends. Every Wednesday at Coshocton Public Library, free. Call 740-622-0956 for information.
Chi Class, ?Thursdays 10–11 a.m. at Roscoe United Methodist Church?. Sponsored by Coshocton Public Library. ?Practice gentle exercises that reduce stress and increase vitality. No experience necessary. Certified Chi Instructor and Library Outreach Coordinator Holli Rainwater leads the class. Call 740-622-0956 for information.
Gold Medal Olympics Party, ?Saturday, Feb. 10, 1– 2:15 p.m. ?Coshocton Public Library?. Come to the Coshocton Public Library for some winter fun in honor of the Winter Olympics! For children ages 3 – 12. Call 740-622-0956 for more information.
Coffee Club, ?Monday, Feb. 12 10 a.m. to noon, ?Coshocton Public Library. ?Senior Adults 55+ are invited to join us for a hot cup of coffee and enlightening conversation. A different topic each month: armchair travel; history; biography; art; literature; popular culture and more! Call 740-622-0956 for information.
Friends of the Library monthly meeting ?Wednesday, Feb. 14, noon to 1 p.m.,?Coshocton Public Library ?Anyone is welcome to attend the monthly Friends of Coshocton Public Library meeting to learn about volunteer opportunities and bookstore management, as well as other ways to help the Library. Call 740-622-0956 for information.
B.E.S.T. Night @ the Branch, ?Thursday, Feb. 15, 5– 7 p.m., West Lafayette Branch Library. ?Books. Electronics. Snacks. Teens. The best night to be at the West Lafayette Branch Library is B.E.S.T. Night @ the Branch. Teens, grades 7 – 12, are invited to a free after-hours program with laptops, gaming systems, snacks and fun with friends. Call 740-545-6672 to sign-up.
Meditation 101, ?Monday, Feb. 19 & 26, 6:30 – 8 p.m., ?Coshocton Public Library. This two-part informational program will take the mystery out of meditation by looking at the scientific reasons why meditation is good for people. Participants will also look at different types of meditation and the many resources available at the Library to learn more about it. Finally, participants will practice simple meditation to get first-hand experience. Registration is required. Call 740-622-0956 to sign-up.