---- — Bristol Public Library
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
Affordable Care Act
There is a navigator available to help library patrons understand the Affordable Care Act. Call the library at 848-7458 to schedule an appointment. There is no charge.
The Friends of the Bristol Library will hold the Third Annual Pie Contest Jan. 20. Stop in at the library for registration and more details.
The next Book Club meeting is Wednesday at noon. Club members will read “The Color of Water” by James McBride. Everyone is welcome to join the group and stop by the circulation desk and pick up a copy of the book.
Soul Ink Writers’ Group
Soul Ink Writers’ Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Snow Days @ the Library
There will be a special snow day story time at the library Jan. 13 at 11:30 a.m. and Jan. 14 at 12:30 p.m.
Family Movie Night
The library staff will be showing the movie “Rise of the Guardians” starting at 6 p.m. Jan. 15. The movie is rated PG, and the run time is 97 minutes. Snacks will be provided.
Registration starts Jan. 20 for preschool storytime. The storytime will start again at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3 and 12:30 p.m. Feb. 4.
Registration starts Jan. 20 for the lapsit program. The lapsit program will begin Feb. 7 at 11 a.m.
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
39 Clues Book Party
On Tuesday a 39 Clues “series of series” book party featuring activities, trivia, and snacks related to the books, will be held. Registration is required and can be made at the children’s desk or by calling 537-0241.
The children’s winter reading program will begin Jan. 13 and run through Feb. 21.
Children may join the program by picking up a record sheet at the library.
The program awards children with prizes for meeting reading goals.
This program is open to children through grade five.
On Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. the storytime will feature noisy and quiet stories. There will also be a craft project. This free program is geared toward preschoolers, ages 2 to 5.
First Grade Book Club
Children and parents may call 537-0241 or go to the children’s services desk to sign up for First Grade Bookclub. The club will meet on Wednesday afternoons in the children’s storyhour room from 4 to 5 p.m., starting Feb. 26.
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
The public is invited to view the drama, “Winnie Mandela” Tuesday at 1 p.m. This film chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband’s incarceration.
Kids winter programs
Signups start Jan. 20. Go to the library’s homepage for winter/spring 2014 program details.
Syracuse Public Library
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
Food for fines
The Syracuse Library staff collected food and non-perishable items to stock the local food pantry during December. People were able to give food and reduce overdue fines at the same time. The library forgave $360 of fines in exchange for the food donations.
Young Adult Book Club
Teens meet Tuesday at 5 p.m., to play the game, LIFE. The book club is about finding reading suggestions and talking about good reads. Young adults can start the year with a list of the latest titles to read for fun and discussion. Young people between sixth and 12th grade are welcome attend.
Adult book club
The adult book club will meet Wednesday to talk about the book, “Alice and Edith: a biographical novel of the two wives of Theodore Roosevelt.” Decaf coffee is served and the group welcomes new members. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
Parents as teachers
Parents and caregivers of preschool-age children are being offered a new program. Parents can help maximize their child’s play activites by understanding the relationship of play tasks as learning activities.
The library has a guest expert in early childhood development who will present songs and stories and show the learning skills that accompany similar activities.
The first monthly meeting will be Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. The program is free.
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
Children in grades kindergarten through fifth are invited to attend the after school special Jan. 14 at 3:30 p.m. Participants will hear about a unique “diary” that a young girl discovers while visiting her great-grandfather. Participants will be creating a “diary” to remember the special moments in their lives. Registration is required.
Book Bites, a program for children ages 3 to 5 years, will take place Jan.15 at 10:15 a.m. Children will hear a story or two and participate in an activity or craft. No registration is required. Participants will meet in the children’s area of the library.
Affordable Care Act
Questions about the Affordable Care Act will be addressed during a meeting Jan. 15 at 2:30 p.m. Patty Halling, state and federal navigator for the act will be giving input during this program.
The library staff will be offering help to those wanting to learn how to load ebooks and eaudio to their ereaders or tablets. Instruction will also include reading ebooks. Participants should take their devices to this meeting on Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required.
Dial A Story
The Dial A Story for this week is “Henny Penny.” This is the story of a sharp fox who capitalizes on a chicken’s bump on the head. Hear this tale at 862-4441.
New children’s books
“Go Ahead Dream” by Karen Kingsbury; “Planes Fly” by George Ella Lyon; “Rapunzel” by Rachel Isadora; “Locomotive” by Brian Floca; and “The Cart That Carried Martin” by Eve Bunting.
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