Local libraries announce January programs

Fairborn Daily Herald

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Yellow Springs Community Library will hold a variety of programs for the month of January. Some programs require registration. Yellow Springs Community Library is located at 415 Xenia Ave. Call 937-352-4003.

Friendship Bracelets, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. Come in after school and learn how to make friendship bracelets.

Read to the Dogs, 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. Come in after school to read to and visit with our four legged friends and their people.

Angry Birds Party, 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17. Come in after school for Angry Birds themed crafts and snacks.

Secret Agent Afternoon for ages 7 and up, 3- 4p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24. Do you like secret messages, codes and solving mysteries. Join the library after school for some spy games, crafts and snacks.

Origami Yoda Club: The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppet 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Will the Force be with the student alliance and their origami puppets in their battle to get back their favorite classes? Hear a chapter read aloud, have a snack and join us for some Star Wars origami and other fun activities based on the series.

Anime Club for ages 12-18, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5. Watch some anime and enjoy a snack.

Young Adult Writing Club for ages 12-18, 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19. Do you love to write? Poetry? Fan-fiction? Come in and use the library for an hour to write and then staff have time at the end for everyone to share. Snacks will be provided.

Oreo Tasting for ages 12-18, 4-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. Taste test different Oreos. Vote for your favorite flavor.

Board of Trustees of the Yellow Springs Library Association for adults, 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. Bi-monthly meeting.

Computer Basics for adults, 2-4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 23. Geared toward the beginner, this class offers an introduction to the monitor, keyboard, tower and mouse in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Registration required.

Yellow Springs Mystery Book Club for adults, 12-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12. Read John Grisham’s first book, A Time to Kill. Join the library for a viewing of the film followed by discussion.

Winter Wellness Series: Healing Writing Practice with Rebecca Kuder for adults 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15. Join Rebecca Kuder and practice writing together using helpful prompts to discover and know ourselves. This path often demystifies and disarms the critical inner voice. Registration required.

Basic Songwriting for adults, 1-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 27, and Feb. 3. Have you always want to write a song? Do you have an idea for a song? Learn or revisit songwriting basics. Start from scratch or bring a song you’ve already started. Knowing how to play an instrument or read music is not required. Must be able to attend all three classes. Registration required.

Old Time Music with the Corndrinkers for adults, 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. Listen to the Corndrinkers, an old-time stringband and a Miami Valley cultural institution since the mid-1970s. As they perform they will discuss the history of old-time music, which features playing styles that pre-date bluegrass and go back to the early years of United States history.

Herbal-infused Salves and Balms with Amanda Banaszak for adults, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22. Learn about different oils, butters and waxes used to make a simple healing salve and explore ways to use herbs and essential oils to craft to balms for specific uses. This is a make and take class. Registration required.

Brain Games — Fun Activities to Strengthen Neuroplasticity for adults, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29. Recent research indicates that certain daily activities optimize brain and body health. Join Lynn Hardman to hear about the research and try out some of the activities. Registration required.

For a complete schedule of activities, stop by your local library or log on to the library website at www.greenelibrary.info.

Story courtesy of Greene County Public Library.

Story courtesy of Greene County Public Library.