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January 2018 Events at the Davidson Branch Library

by | Jan 4, 2018 | Davidson Library, News, Top Right Box

Among the friendly faces you’ll find at the Davidson Public Library are staffers (seated) Ken Mulholland and (l-r) Bev Swanson, Nicole Dunn, and Nancy Lingle. (Bill Giduz photo)

The Davidson Branch Library is conveniently located in the center of town, on the Town Green. It offers an amazing array of classes and learning experiences for children, teens, and adults. And all of these events are free! What an incredible resource this is for our community, easily accessible, and welcoming to all.

Some of these events require registration. Call 704-416-4000 for more information.

The library will be closed on January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Children’s Programs:

Preschool Story Time – Mondays, January 8, 22, 29 at 10 a.m. Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader.  No registration necessary. For ages 3-5. No programs on January 15.

Toddler Story Time – Mondays, January 8, 22, 29 at 10 a.m. Toddlers build language skills, participate in
music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities.  No registration necessary.  For ages 18-35 months. No programs on January 15.

Baby Story Time (ages 0-17 months) – Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 9:30 a.m.
Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes.  No registration necessary.

Listen & Move – Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 11 a.m.
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs and activities that build both gross and fine motor skills, which children need to develop for reading and writing.  No registration
necessary. For preschoolers 3-5.

Science Saturday Book Club – Saturday, January 6 at 2 p.m. This month’s book discussion and science activities, led by teen volunteer Jesse, are based on books about silly science. Books will be available at the branch. Registration required. Call 704-416-4000 or sign up at the library.  For children 5-11.

Paws to Read – January 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 4 p.m. Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog. No registration necessary. For children 3-11.

Davidson Kids’ Book Club – Wednesday, January 17, 4:30-5:30 p.m. For kids in grades 2nd-4th. Join us for a fun discussion. Read either Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar or I Survived the American Revolution by Lauren Tarshis. Books are available at the branch. Refreshments will be served.  Registration required.

Storybox Family Storytime – Wednesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. Join us for a family program of stories, songs, and other activities hosted by our Australian librarian. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Wear your pajamas if you like!  No registration required. All ages welcome.

Teen Tutoring for School Kids* – Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, from 4-5:30 p.m. Get help with elementary-level reading, math or homework from a Teen Tutor. First come, first served basis for up to 45 minute sessions. Call 704-416-4000 for more information or stop by the desk. No registration necessary. For ages 5-11.

Reading Buddies* – Thursdays, January 4, 11, 18 & 25, from 4-5:30 p.m.
Children in rising K – 5th grades can increase reading confidence, comprehension and fluency by reading aloud with a teen library volunteer during a 30-minute, one-on-one session. Registration required. Call 704-416-4000 or sign up at the branch. For ages 5-11.

 *Teens who want to be Tutors or Reading Buddies can get more information at the library desk.  

Program for Teens (12-18)

Learn, Connect, Play: Board Games – Wednesday, January 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Grab your friends and come play games- have some fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills.  No registration. For teens (ages 12-18)

Programs for Adults

Free Diabetes Six-Week Workshop – Tuesdays, January 9 through Feb.13, from 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Do you have Medicare, pre-diabetes or diabetes, and a desire to learn from others and to help others learn?  Join us for a fun, free, hands-on 6-week class all about diabetes. Change your diabetes, change your life! Register online or call 704-416-4000. For adults.

One-on-One Technology Assistance – Wednesdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10-11:30 a.m.
Work with a library staff member to boost your technology skills. Topics could include using
digital devices, computer or internet basics, Microsoft Office, and downloading digital
materials. No registration; walk-ins are welcome. For adults.

Technology Tutoring with Richard – Thursday, January 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Register for a 30-minute session of one-on-one computer help with an expert. Topics include but are not limited to computer and Internet basics, Microsoft Office and email.
Register online or call 704-416-4000. For adults.

History and Historical Fiction Book Club – Wednesday, January 24, 12-1 p.m. Join us on the 4th Wednesday of each month at noon. In January, we will be discussing our favorite historical fiction and history books and choosing a book for February. Bring your lunch. Drinks and dessert will be served. No registration necessary. New members welcome!

Marguerite Williams

Marguerite (Margo) Williams is a novelist ("Madame President"), editor, and business owner of A Way With Words. A 16-year member of the Davidson Town Board, she has lived in Davidson since 1977. Visit her at her website.

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