Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Become a citizen scientist to make observations, record data and take photographs of all the bugs in and around our library. Our observations will help research scientists determine what actions should be taken to ensure a healthy local environment! For ages 10-14. Please register. 

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Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Liven up a winter's night by coming to the library and expressing your creativity. Morgan will be selecting craft ideas from Pinterest and the library will supply all of the materials.  This month's craft will be Holiday Coasters. Registration required.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Like to knit? Don't know how, but want to learn the basics? Join the "Knitters' Niche" Knitting Club and knit with a community! All ages are encouraged and welcome to attend. Limited needles and amounts of yarn can be provided, or bring your own project to work on.

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Come test your trivia knowledge on a wide variety of topics when the Library presents its own version of Jeopardy.Registration required.  Ages 18 and up.

Event Type: Games
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Explore the Microsoft Word ribbon.  Learn how to create, save and edit a file. Registration required. Mouse skills necessary.

Event Type: Computer Classes
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Check back for details soon. Registration required.

Event Type: Crafts
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs), Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Start your day off with an interesting read and some thought provoking discussions.   All book-lovers are invited to attend!

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

It's LEGO fun at the library!  This month's challenge:  Balloon-powered race car.  Build your car and then we'll have a race! If you also build up your appetite, there will be snacks. Ages 8 and up. Registration required.

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The Knit Wits meet on Tuesday mornings to crochet, knit and chat while creating various items to be donated to different community organizations.

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Let the artist in you emerge! Come join other budding artists and learn techniques in water color, pastel and other mediums.

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Bring your own bagged lunch and join us to watch the Lynda.com video tutorial Recovering from a Layoff.  Learn how to recover quickly from a layoff and find
employment again. The tutorial begins with the first steps to take after a
layoff, including making a structured recovery plan. Then topics such as
filling the gap in your resume, networking after a layoff, searching and
applying for jobs, and interviewing for a job after you've been laid off are
covered.  Registration required.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Miss Morgan invites children ages 3-5 (and their brothers and sisters) to look, listen, laugh, learn and discover the library. Join the fun!

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Become a citizen scientist to make observations, record data and take photographs of all the bugs in and around our library. Our observations will help research scientists determine what actions should be taken to ensure a healthy local environment! For ages 10-14. Please register. 

Event Type:
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Miss Morgan invites children ages 3-5 (and their brothers and sisters) to look, listen, laugh, learn and discover the library.  Join the fun!

Event Type: Storytime
Age Groups: Preschool (3-5 yrs)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Like to knit? Don't know how, but want to learn the basics? Join the "Knitters' Niche" Knitting Club and knit with a community! All ages are encouraged and welcome to attend. Limited needles and amounts of yarn can be provided, or bring your own project to work on.

Event Type: Clubs
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs), Adult (18+)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Libraries aren't just for books! Venture into Minecraftia to build, farm, explore the world - and of course, mine and craft. A fun, collaborative environment to test your building skills, meet new friends and learn! For ages 5-9. Please register.

Event Type:
Age Groups: Kids (5-8 yrs)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

A group just for the tweens and  teens who play Minecraft! Make new friends, spend time with old friends, share your passion with a new community! On our own private server make megabuilds, build redstone computers, design a Hunger Games arena to test your battle prowess. For ages 10+. Please register. 

Event Type:
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs), Young Adult (13-18 yrs)
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

Need help searching for a job? Filling out an online job application?
Writing a resume? We can help. Sign up for one-on-one assistance with our staff.

Event Type: Employment Help
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Friday, January 27, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Join  artist Toni Chaplin when she shares her techniques and ideas during this popular water color workshop.  Registration required. $25 due upon arrival to class (checks preferred).

Event Type: Art
Age Groups: Adult (18+), Boomers +
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

The Knit Wits meet on Tuesday mornings to crochet, knit and chat while creating various items to be donated to different community organizations.

Event Type: Knitting & Crochet
Age Groups: Adult (18+)
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown), Meeting Room

Stop by after school and take turns reading the latest club selection while enjoying snacks.  Snack ideas are usually taken from the current book.  Registration required.

Event Type: Book Discussion
Age Groups: Tweens (9-12 yrs)

Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch (Blairstown)

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Welcome to the Catherine Dickson Hofman Branch!
 
We greet our patrons with a smile and want to be a part of your weekly routine. Explore our collections of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages, as well as our DVDs, Blu-Rays, music CDs, audiobooks, and magazines.
 
Prefer electronic reading? Check out our Kindles and Nooks. If you like a more interactive experience, we have videogames for a variety of platforms and puzzles for a rainy day or family fun night.
 
We are pleased to offer education and entertainment for all. Plan day trips with our Museum Passes, come in and use our computers (including an iMac) and free Wi-Fi, read with your child in our bright and whimsical children's area, or enjoy a quiet moment in our reading room. We hope to see you soon!

 

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