The Madison County Library has announced its news and events for January and February:

•General meeting featuring authors Patsy Arnold and Maxine Easom discussing their book “Across the River: the people, places, and culture of East Athens” Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. “We will also elect officers during the business portion of this meeting,” organizers said.

•Holiday Market: “We now have yarn for sale, $1/skein,” organizers said. All proceeds go directly to purchasing new books for the library. Now accepting donations of gently used winter holiday décor.

•Donations — Community Baby Shower: “We are collecting baby-specific items (diapers, etc.) for the Madison County Food Bank all month,” said library staff members.

•Inclusive Book Club: Thursdays at 1 p.m. This book club for adults of all abilities will read out loud and discuss James Herriott’s “Cat Stories” together.

•Teen Thursdays: Thursdays, 5-7 p.m. Teens can drop in each week for a different activity. No registration necessary; ages 13-18.

•Toddler Time: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. “This interactive program for infants, wigglers, crawlers and walkers is a great way to stimulate learning for babies and toddlers,” said organizers. Enjoy songs, rhymes, books and educational play.

•Needlecrafters: Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. “Bring your current project for a relaxing time of sharing and learning about handicrafts,” organizers said.

•Computer Classes: Tuesdays, 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Join Technology Specialist Camden Joiner and learn computer basics this month. Space is limited. Call to register.

•Preschool and Toddler Story-time: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs, finger-plays and simple crafts to foster a life-long love of reading. Appropriate for children ages birth to 5 years. This month's themes are “New Books,” “Colors,” “Hibernation” and “Penguins.”

•Elementary Read Aloud: Wednesdays, 4 p.m. “Join Ms. Carley for a read aloud from a longer book and an activity to complete while you listen,” organizers said. Ages 6 and up.

•LEGO Club: Thursday, Jan. 23, 4:30 p.m. “Join us in creating LEGO art and enjoying LEGO-based games and activities,” said organizers. “No need to bring your own bricks!” Open to children ages 8 and up.

•Homeschool hangout: Monday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. Homeschool families can drop in each week for a different activity. No registration necessary.

•Holidays Around the World: Chinese New Year, Friday, Jan. 24, 4:30 p.m. “Learn about a new culture with books, activities and snacks,” said organizers. Ages 6 and up; children under 10 must be accompanied by their adult caregiver.

•Dulcimer Group: Monday, Jan. 27, 5 p.m. “Join the ‘Dirty Dulcimers’ led by Marty Phillips for a good time learning to play and read music together,” said organizers.

•Family Book Club: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m. Families are invited to celebrate “Greenglass House” by Kate Milford with activities, snacks and crafts. Copies are available for checkout at the front desk.

•Pajama Story-time: Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Enjoy bedtime stories and a light snack. Ages birth to 7.

•Chess Club: on Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. “Learn the basics of chess or improve your game,” said organizers. Open to players of all skill levels. This program is free and open to the public of all abilities, ages 8 and up.

•“Coffee and Conversation”: Mondays in February from 10 a.m. to noon. “Enjoy coffee and chat with neighbors in the Jere Ayers room,” organizers said. This program is free and open to the public of all ages and abilities.

•“Homeschool Hangout”: Mondays, Feb. 3 and 17 at 2 p.m. “Homeschool families are invited to join staff for an introduction to library resources geared toward homeschooling,” organizers said. This program will include different activities each week. This program is free and open to the public of all ages and abilities.

•Inclusive Book Club: Thursdays in February at 1 p.m. This facilitated book club serves adults of all abilities and will be reading out loud and discussing “Cat Stories” by James Herriot. The program is free and open to adults of all abilities.

•S.T.E.A.M. Story-time: Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. This S.T.E.A.M.-based program meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4:30 p.m. and will explore topics in science, technology, engineering, art and math. This program is free and open to the public of all abilities, ages 5 to 10 with caregiver.

•Teen Study Group: Thursdays in February from 6 to 8 p.m. “Enjoy quiet study time and snacks in our multipurpose room,” said organizers. This program is free and open to the public of all abilities, ages 13 and up.

•Yoga Story-time: Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. “Join us for a story and learn some simple yoga poses,” organizers. “Bring your own yoga mat or beach towel; a few will be available to borrow.” This program is free and open to the public of all ages and abilities. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by their adult caregiver.

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