NORTH WEBSTER — Have you ever attended a reunion, which for one reason or another, was memorable? Write an essay about it and bring it to Writer’s Corner at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at North Webster Community Public Library. The third Monday each month, this group meets to develop their writing skills, share ideas and techniques and encourage one another. Next month, the assignment is to write about living in snow. Whether you’re a published author or a novice, Writer’s Corner is for everyone who enjoys writing.
Later that day at 1:30, come in from the cold and enjoy a free adult movie matinee in the library’s Local History and Genealogy Center. Showing is a 1945 drama about an unconventional priest and a lovely headmistress nun who try to save a rundown inner city parochial school from being shut down. The movie is non-rated and runs 126 minutes. Bring snacks to munch, and kick back to watch this classic film.
The kids will enjoy their own movie at family movie time at 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, when the library shows a 2017 animated action comedy sequel film about a former villain who meets his long-lost, charming and wealthy twin brother who wants to team up for one last criminal heist. The movie is rated PG and runs 90 minutes with free popcorn included.
When it’s too cold for the kids to go outside to play or they need a screen time break, keep the kids entertained and engaged with books. The youth department has updated its collection with many new titles for kids of all ages, reading levels and interests. Bring them into the library and let them have fun picking out books to borrow.
If they want a reading buddy, sign them up for a 15-minute private reading session with Echo, a certified therapy dog, from 4 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday. Kids can practice their oral reading skills while Echo listens. The reading sessions are by appointment only and can be scheduled at the youth services desk or by calling 574-834-7122 ext. 202.
Adults can win a prize for reading during the month of January. Read a book with the words frozen, freeze, ice, frost or cold in the title for a chance to win a warm, hand knitted scarf. Every time you check out a book with those words in the title, enter the book’s title, along with your name and phone number, in the drawing. The more books you read, the more chances you have to win. The drawing will take place the first of February.