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Written By Editor on 12/28/22 | 12/28/22

The Staff, Trustees and Friends of The Community Library wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. The Library will be closed December 31 for the New Year holiday.  


Tuesday, January 3 and 17 at 6pm Adult Gaming Group: Adult Gamers interested in role-playing games, card and board games are invited to gather at the library for fun and games with other game fans. 


Thursday, January 5 the Library will open at 12:30. Staff and Trustees are meeting with the engineers regarding the library renovation and expansion. 


Friday, January 6 at noon Fan Favorites Book Club. Join us on the first Friday of every month for our casual conversation about the books, tv series, and movies we love. No assigned readings, just a chance to meet people, talk about things you love, and perhaps pick up a few suggestions on things that will become your new favorite obsession. 


Friday, January 6 and 20 at 4pm Paws for Reading Stop by the library to read to our favorite therapy dog, Nico! Nico loves to meet patrons of all ages, but he especially enjoys hearing kids practice their reading. Open to all ages. No registration necessary. 


Tuesday, January 10 and 24 at 6:00 pm The Short Fiction Workshop: This monthly writing workshop for teens and adults features writing prompts, exercises, and moderated feedback sessions where authors working on short fiction can practice their craft, develop new skills, and get constructive input from other writers. 


Tuesday, January 10 at 6:00pm Do you love anime and manga? Or maybe you're curious about these Japanese stories but aren't sure how to get started? Check out our Anime Club for teens! We meet once a month to watch anime episodes, eat snacks, and try Japanese-inspired crafts. Open to 6th-12th graders (ages 11-18). No registration required. 


Wednesday, January 11 Using the Libby App at noon Did you get a new phone, tablet, or computer for the holidays? Want to learn how to use it to access thousands of free ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines? Join Library Director Kim Zimmer for this free lunchtime presentation showing how to use the free Libby app to access digital content made available through your library. 


Thursday, January 12 at 1pm Library Board of Trustees monthly meeting. The Trustees meet upstairs in the Community Room and meetings are open to the public. 


Thursday, January 12 All Ages Craft Buffet 4-5:30pm. All ages are invited to join us for open craft time at The Community Library. We'll have tables full of craft supplies available for participants to use, along with plenty of snacks and beverages. Whether you want to do some coloring or painting or paper crafts or knitting or whatever, you're welcome to join us for some relaxing, creative time. Come let your imagination inspire you to create whatever you choose! 

Saturday, January 14 the Library will be closed in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. 

Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 pm Teen Advisory Board Help us make the Community Library a better place for teens! Join our new Teen Advisory Board and help the library choose new teen books, plan programs, and make our teen zone a fun space for teen patrons. Snacks provided. Open to 8th-12th graders (ages 13-18). For more information, email 

Thursday, January 19 at 6:00pm Beyond Books: Tools & Resources for Book Lovers Join Adult Services Librarian Don LaPlant for this program highlighting a range of tools and resources for bibliophiles. Learn about apps, websites, podcasts, and publications that help you keep track of your reading, find new recommendations, and read and share book reviews. We'll also cover hidden features in the library's catalog that make it easier to find your next favorite book. 


The Award-Winning Trivia Night@ the Library! returns January 26 at 6:30 pm.  If you would like to be a 2023 sponsor please contact the Library. Special thanks to The Friends of The Community Library for sponsoring the snack table. 


Saturday, January 28 at 10am Build and Play Saturday Stop by the library anytime between 10:00 and 1:00 for some free build time! We will have lots of dfferent building sets, from simple wood blocks to LEGO, Magnatiles, and Goldie Blox. There's something for every age and skill level. 


Wednesdays weekly StoryTime at 10:30 with Miss. Courtney is for children ages birth to 5 and their caregiver featuring stories, songs and fun activities.  


Want to learn a new skill, enhance your hobby skills, or try something new? Watch classes online, anytime from anywhere, just log in to Creativebug with your Community Library card and the last four digits of your phone number to get started. Once you create an account you can save your progress and save your favorite videos. The Library’s landing page 

Overdrive App users take note, the app will be discontinued this month. Overdrive is focusing on the Libby App which makes it very easy to borrow from the extensive collection of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines.  All you need is your device, the Libby App and your Library card. If you need assistance please stop in and staff will lend a hand. A lunchtime presentation will take place on January 11 at noon on using the Libby App.  


The following museum passes are available for check out with your library card. The Adirondack Experience, The Empire Pass, The Iroquois Museum, and MiSci. Each pass has specific access and one pass can be checked out for 7 days but they can’t be used for special events at these locations. Please check each location for specific requirements prior to visiting. 


You can also checkout games with your Library card. Visit the second floor near the teen area to see what we have. A special thanks to Games A Plunder for their support of this collection. 


Tuesdays join your neighbors and make new friends during the Tuesday Knitters group! You can find them in the program room at 1pm. Bring your own supplies and learn something new while you chat, listen or just get in your zone. 


The Library continues to offer curbside pickup.  


A reminder that our weather closures will be posted on TV and our facebook and webpage. If Cobleskill-Richmondville School District is closed the library will automatically move to a delayed opening at noon unless it is determined unsafe for staff to travel and then the Library will close. 


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