Don’t let the post-holiday slump set in and develop into cabin fever! Instead, get out, meet people, and join in activities to while away the long winter at the White Haven Area Community Library located at 99 Towanda Street in White Haven.
January will introduce two new adult programs: scrapbooking and scrabble. Students sixteen and older and adults of all ages are welcome to join the groups.
The scrapbooking group will hold an organizational meeting on Sunday, January 12, at 2:00 p. m. at the library. At that time, the group will determine future meeting times and discuss possible individual and group projects. They will learn about new materials and techniques to help turn a drawer or shoebox filled with photographs, clipping, and artifacts into beautifully organized scrapbooks that will serve as lasting mementoes of family celebrations, vacations, and achievements. Others may want to get involved in a group project to create a scrapbook that will present an overview of the library’s first year in the Engine House.
The scrabble group will hold its first meeting in the library on Thursday, January 16, at 6:30 p. m. The group will plan times for future meetings and establish a few ground rules. Recent studies have shown that word games are a good way for young and old to stimulate brain activity and enhance memory. The social interaction is a bonus!
In addition to new programs, the knitting and crochet group will continue to meet from 10:00-noon on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the library. New members at any skill level are welcome, and Barbara Land, who leads the group, will gladly teach anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet.
The book club will also resume in January with a discussion of Stephen King’s 11/22/63: A Novel to be held at 6:30 on Tuesday, January 21, at the library. All are welcome to join the discussion of King’s version of the day President Kennedy was shot.
Beat the winter blues by meeting with new and old friends to engage in meaningful and productive activities. Call the library at 570 443 8776 or drop by during open hours for more information on these and other programs for children and adults.