NORTH WEBSTER — Take a swing on your family tree and sign up for the Beginning Genealogy Course offered by the North Webster Community Public Library. Taught by the library’s Local History and Genealogy Center Director Beth Smith, the 4-class course will be held 1 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28.
Designed for beginners, this course teaches how to get started researching your family genealogy including online and offline resources, terminology, research tips, how to organize your research and much more. It’s free to take, but advance registration is required. Sign up at the circulation desk or call (574) 834-7122.
Learn how to achieve the therapeutic benefits of meditative drumming at Ladies Drum Circle 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. Guided by Pirkko Miller, Ladies Drum Circle meets the first Wednesday evening each month and is opening up for new members at its February and March sessions. It’s an excellent way to de-stress as participants learn to gain a calming peaceful state of mind through meditative drumming techniques. There is no charge to participate and drums are provided. Since space is limited, advance registration is required. Stop by or call the circulation desk to reserve your spot.
Teach your children the benefits of their local library during take your child to the library day on Saturday, Feb. 4. Celebrated internationally, it’s a designated day to raise awareness about the importance of libraries in children’s lives and education. The Youth Services Department will celebrate with special activities all day long that include crafts to make and take home, a photo booth for kids to commemorate their library visit, post cards to mail to their friends about their fun at the library, and balloon animals and book prizes given away each hour. Plan to attend and spend a special day with your child.
Preschool story time is a great way to instill the love of libraries in your child at a young age. Registration is currently underway for the winter session of preschool story time that will be held every Wednesday morning starting Feb. 1 and running through April 5 with a choice of two time slots at 10:30 or 11:30. To register your child, contact the youth services desk. Although registration is requested, visitors are always welcome.