Library Mascot ContestContest Deadline Extended. From now until Jan. 31, you can create the new Atglen Library Mascot. To enter, you must choose an animal or item and a name for it. We would like to have a picture or a description with your entry to see what kind of mascot you are referring to. An example is "Leo the Library Lion" with a drawing of an adult lion. We request that the pictures and names be appropriate for all ages and for a library setting. The animal or mascot must be able to be portrayed in 2-D and 3-D formats. Winners will be chosen and announced during second week of February.

Adult Book Club

Saturday, Jan.19 at 11 a.m. the Adult Book Club will be meeting to discuss Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland. Interested individuals, ages 16 and older, are invited to join in on this exciting discussion. The book for February will be The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury. Come for the book and stay for great conversation and good food.

Tween Book Club

Are you between the ages of 7 and 12? Do you love to read but hate to write the reports your teachers require? Do you like to talk about the book you just read? Do you want to meet others who love to read? Join the Atglen Public Library for the first meeting of the Tween Book Club on Monday, Jan. 21sat 6 p.m. Over basic refreshments, we will make introductions, discuss the books we might like to read, set up regular meeting times, and maybe even pick a real name for the club.

Adult Writer's Workshop

Are you a writer? Do you carry a notebook with you wherever you go? Do you look at people and wonder if they would make good characters? Have you ever sat up the entire night trying to think of a word that rhymes with orange?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, than you might be a writer. Or have you have always wanted to write but were never sure how to start? Come to the Writer's Workshop at the Atglen Public Library and find out. The second workshop will be held on Monday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. For questions or concerns, contact Nathaniel.

Movement and Music

Starting Jan. 7, the Atglen Public Library is proudly offering a Movement and Music program for children 2 to 6 years old. This 45 minute program will be on Mondays at 10 a.m. Children will learn about music and its various parts while playing with various instruments, props, and games. Not only will your child have fun learning about a variety of music, but they will be actively participating! Program hosted by Greta Rech of Imagination Adventures. Space is limited.

How to Keep Your Heart, Wallet In Shape

Personal finances are like building a house; you need a blueprint and a plan to make it happen. Begin you journey toward savvy money management by learning about the financial planning process. People who "have it all" did not get there by accident. They made a financial plan and followed it.

This class will help you begin that journey by showing you how to establish your goals and objectives, analyze your current situation, create a reasonable plan, develop guidelines to implement the plan and finally the need to monitor and modify. The plan can include education funding, retirement planning, estate planning and wealth creation. Come with your questions on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. Registration is required as each attendee will receive a blue print to begin their financial plan.

Raise A Reader

Atglen Public Library will be starting Raise a Reader every Wednesdays at 10 a.m. These sessions involve music, stories, and fun for children birth to 24 months. Space is limited.

Story Time for Tots

The Atglen Public Library now offers two Story Time for Tots. The first one will be on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. The second will be at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. This story time for 2 to 3 year olds include stories, music, crafts, and even a parade.

Preschool Story Time

The Atglen Public Library now offers Preschool story time on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. Children, ages 4 through 6, and their caregivers are invited to come to the library for stories and music.

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