The Madison County Library has announced its upcoming events:

•Friends News: The spring book sale is coming. Members only preview sale Thursday, March 5, 5 to 8 p.m. The public sale is March 6 – 14.

•Holiday Market: “Buy a ‘couple’ of books from the bookshop for the price of one,” organizers said. “We now have yarn for sale. $1/skein – all proceeds go directly to purchasing new books for the library. Now accepting donations of gently used spring holiday décor.”

•Donations: The library is collecting food and hygiene items for the Madison County Food Bank all month.

•Chess Club: Sunday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m. Learn the basics of chess or improve your game. Ages 8 and up.

•But First, Coffee: Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon. “Enjoy coffee and camaraderie in the Jere Ayers room,” organizers said.

•Homeschool Hangout: Mondays, Feb. 3 and 17, 2 p.m. Homeschool families can drop in each week for a different activity. No registration necessary.

•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. 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,” said organizers.

•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.

•S.T.E.A.M. storytime: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 4:30 p.m. This S.T.E.A.M. based program meets once a month and will explore different topics. Ages 5 – 12 with caregiver.

•Preschool and toddler storytime: 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 “Kindness,” “Love,” “Library” and “Brave.”

•Elementary Read Aloud: Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. “Join Ms. Carley for a read aloud from a longer book and an activity to complete while you listen,” said organizers. Ages 6 and and up.

•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 Study Group: Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m. “Enjoy a quiet space and snacks while you work on schoolwork,” organizers said. Ages 13 and up.

•Yoga Storytime: Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. “Read a book and learn simple yoga poses you can recreate at home,” said organizers. “Bring your own yoga mat/beach towel or borrow one.” All ages are welcome. Children under 10 must be supervised by their caregiver.

•Calligraphy Class: Sunday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m. Join Mike Moak for this class on lettering each month. Space is limited and registration is required. Supplies provided.

•Young Adult — Keep Calm and Relax: Sunday, Feb. 9, 3 to 5 p.m. “Teens can drop in and create calming jars and stress balls to take home,” said organizers. Ages 12 and up.

•Adult Book Club: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. “Join us for lively discussion of ‘The River’ by Peter Heller and pick up a book for next month,” organizers said.

•LEGO Club: Thursdays, Feb. 13 and 27, 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 6 and up.

•Kids Can Bake: Friday, Feb. 14, 4:30 p.m. “Make and decorate Valentine sugar cookies with Ms. Carley,” organizers said. Ages 4 and up; must be accompanied by an adult.

•Valentine Craft and Movie: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2 p.m. Enjoy a craft and a short holiday film. All ages.

•Dulcimer Group: Monday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. “Join the “Dirty Dulcimers” led by Marty Phillips for a good time learning to play and read music together,” said organizers.

•Holidays Around the World Carnival: Friday, Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m. Learn about a new culture with books, activities and snacks. Ages 6 and up.

•Dog Man Party: Monday, Feb. 24, 4:30 p.m. “Celebrate the release of the newest Dog Man graphic novel with activities, crafts and snacks,” organizers said. Ages 6 and up.

•Pajama Storytime: Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Enjoy bedtime stories and a light snack. Ages birth - 7.

•Lunch and Learn: Heart Health: Friday, Feb. 28, 11:30 a.m. Bring a lunch and learn about keeping your heart healthy from UGA Extension agent Bradley Averill. Healthy snacks provided.

•Leap Day Party: Saturday, Feb. 29, 11 a.m. Celebrate Leap Day with games, activities and snacks.


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