SNUGGLE UP WITH A GOOD BOOK!
There’s a new reading program for kids and teens at JCPL this January, and you can be a part of it! Just stop at the circulation desk and get your thermometer sheet. Start reading and you can win a small prize, then get entered into our grand prize drawing!
Thermometer sheets will be available during the month of January. All prize entries must be made by January 31. The prize drawing will be held on February 3rd and winners announced at that time. Winners will have one week to pick up their prizes.
BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE!
It might be cold, but there’s still plenty to do outdoors as long as you’re dressed for the weather.
Heed this advice from the Sierra Trading Post company:
“You can avoid hypothermia, frostbite and discomfort simply by dressing properly for the conditions. But don't decide what to wear simply based on the forecast! After all, someone snowshoeing uphill in 32-degree weather will feel much warmer than someone sitting motionless in a goose blind on the same day.
Decide which type of activity you'll be doing before you make a decision on how to dress.
Sedentary (no motion): Activities like ice fishing or stand hunting require thick insulation around your core and between you and cold surfaces, such as the ice itself.
Active: Pursuits such as snowshoeing or cross-country skiing involve very little motionless time. For these sports, focus more on covering extremities and less on insulating your core. Also, be sure your garments can wick sweat and breathe well.
Mixed: When there is an even balance of heart-pounding effort and motionless rest. A good example is alpine skiing, in which you ride up on a chairlift between runs. Layering and venting options become important here, so you can easily transition between bundling up and cooling down.
Programs in January
Join us at Story Time for preschoolers Wednesdays at 11:30 am in the Story Corner
What do you do after school? Choose something special!
After School Specials
January 17th 2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Limited to the first 20 kids that sign up: snacks, crafts, fun!
Mother Goose & Me
No, she hasn't yet flown south for the winter! Visit with her on Friday mornings at 10:00 am
January 10, 17, 24, and 31
Every Tuesday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Children of all ages are welcome to participate. Those under 7 years of age should be accompanied by a caregiver who is at least 13 years of age.
Legos will be available, though can also bring your own project to work on. Idea books will be available as well.
Important January Dates
January was named after the Roman god Janus. Janus is also the Roman word for door. The god Janus had two faces which allowed him to look forwards into the coming year and backwards into the past year.
January is filled with anniversaries of deaths of U.S. Presidents and the births of several important people in history! January is also National Book Month, Thank You Month, Eye Care Month, Volunteer Blood Donor Month, and Soup Month.
Crafts & Activities
Do try this at home.
You will need:
6 flour tortillas
You will do:
1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Warm the tortillas in the microwave.
2. Individually fold the tortillas in half once and then in half again, so that you end up with a shape that resembles a wedge of pie (it will be thick).
3. Using clean scissors, cut triangle, circles, or squares out of the edges, as if you were making paper snowflakes. Unfold the tortillas.
4. Lightly brush the tops of the snowflakes with canola or vegetable oil and place them on a cookie sheet slightly apart.
5. Bake them until lightly browned and crisp (about 4 minutes). Sift confectioners' sugar on the snowflakes while warm. For an extra sparkly effect, you can sprinkle on a bit of edible glitter. Makes 6.
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