While our building is closed, and we are holding no in person programming, we are still here for our patrons. This fall we are offering virtual programs for all ages. If you have any questions, please contact library staff Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Check Facebook Monday morning to get your Halloween themed BINGO Scavenger Hunt sheet. Take the week to try to get a standard Bingo before Sunday at 9:00 p.m. to win a prize. It's a great way to explore and engage with your family! You will submit photos for the squares here.
This is part of Spooky Halloween at the Library as we celebrate week 6 of Six Weeks of Themes.
Unfortunately we have had to cancel our virtual programs for Spooky Halloween Week. You can still turn in your pictures for BINGO Scavenger Hunt and we are still voting on Artesia's Favorite Candy. Check Facebook stories each day this week to vote. We've made our picks. Have you?
It's time for our last week of Six Weeks of Themes! Join us for a week of Spooky Halloween Fun.
Check out Facebook Stories every morning between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. to vote for your favorite candy.
We have Halloween Bingo Scavenger Hunt, Halloween Story Time, Halloween Crafts, and learn how to make Hocus Pocus Treats! All events are free. Craft supplies can be picked up via Curbside (Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) It will be spooky fun!
Our digital services, Librarians Shop the Shelves, and Curbside services are open.
Story Explorers is an interactive program via Zoom is for children ages 2 to 5 years old and their caregivers. It includes books, rhymes, songs, puppets and other fun activities using props such as egg shakers, scarves, bells, and rhythm sticks. Each Story Explorers will end with an easy craft you can do at home! Zoom link: bit.ly/StoryExplorersZoom Contact the library for the password. Recorded sessions will be posted on the library's Facebook page and YouTube page.
Baby Rhyme Time is an interactive program for babies 0 to 24 months old and their caregivers. It includes rhymes, songs, puppets and other fun activities. We will use props such as egg shakers, scarves, bells, rhythm sticks and hand puppets. These props are included in the free kit that can be picked up during our normal curbside hours starting Tuesday, August 25 (Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm). Kits are first come, first served and are limited to one per family. Sign up for the private Facebook Group for caregivers of babies 0 to 24 months. Join our group and learn tips, tricks, stories, rhymes and more to share with your baby. We will also be sharing books you can check out and other fun stuff! Join today!
Have a green thumb? Pick up one of our Teen Squash Kits during our curbside hours (Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.-4:00p.m.) and grow a squash! Biggest squash by Halloween wins a prize! Post Your squash pics on Facebook!
Virtually Crafty is our new fall craft program. Join us Live on Facebook and the Library's YouTube Channel for a Fall Book Craft the second Monday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+
Crafty Kitch Lit Read and Feed is a Book Discussion Group dedicated to foods and crafting. Each month the book selection has a food theme. This group meets the last Thursday of the month from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to join the discussion in person (once the library resumes in person programming), on Zoom (the link will be sent out via the Remind texting app (to sign up for for the Remind app, text @kitchlit to 81010) prior to the meeting. The book is available in multiple formats at the library. Should you need special assistance, please inform library staff and every effort will be made to accommodate your request. Feel free to do a craft to keep your hands occupied while your mouth and brain discuss the latest foodie book. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.
•September 24, 2020 Pomegranate Soup by Marsha Mehran **Program moved to October 1, 2020** •October 29, 2020 The Divine Circle of Ladies Tipping the Scales by Dolores Stewart Riccio **Program moved to November 12, 2020** •November 19, 2020 The Divorce Diet by Ellen Hawley **Program cancelled** •December 31, 2020 Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber
Thrillers, Chillers, Books, and Brew Book Discussion Group is a virtual book club for those of you who are into a little thrill now and then. The name describes the genre; thrillers and horror. At the moment, it will be a place where we each read a book (of our own choosing) based on a theme or characteristic. Then we'll discuss how the book we chose fits. We fully encourage reviews on the books we read. This group meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The meeting link will be posted on Facebook the day before the discussion and you can contact the library for the password. Free and open to the public. Ages 18+.