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January Has Trivia Fun with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Creative Art Submissions for All Ages & More

Posted on December 15, 2021 at 6:00 am

From the fun to the informative, January’s library programs include trivia and workshops for adults, a resiliency workshop for businesses, an all-ages, all-abilities call for artists, and engaging programs for kids and families.

For Adults

Trivia: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Ride along as we look back at eight seasons of shenanigans. Trivia will cover some fun facts about New York’s wackiest precinct, like the difference between Doug Judy and The Vulture, who won every Halloween Heist, what became of Adrian Pimento, and the greatest nemeses of our favorite characters. Adults

Registration is required.

Thursday, Jan 13, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

Picture Book Chat

Discover new picture books that children will enjoy with librarians Mary Ellen and Sheri, as they chat about recently released titles in our collection. Hear and see what they like about these wonderful books for toddlers, preschoolers, and emergent readers. They also share some book-inspired activities you can try with the children in your life! Adults

View Picture Book Chat on our Facebook page.

Wednesday, Jan 19, 1–2pm

If you miss any episodes, you can watch them on our YouTube channel.

Medicare 101

Take the guesswork out of Medicare. This class is for anyone new to Medicare and those wanting a refresher. We cover Parts A, B, C, and D and go over your Medicare benefits and options, including a comparison of Medicare Advantage plans and Medigaps. Adults

This free, unbiased information session is presented by Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) and the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), a free service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

Registration is required.

Wednesday, Jan 26, 6–8pm | REGISTER

STARS Training: Best Picture Books of 2021

Every year many new books are published, which can make it hard to find the best of the bunch. We share our favorite new books to read with babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Our favorites are not only fun but also help develop early literacy, language, and STEM skills. After registering, you will receive an assignment to be completed before the training session. 2 STARS credits. Adults

Registration is required.

Saturday, Jan 29, 10–11:30am | REGISTER

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For Businesses

SCORE Workshop: Small Business Resiliency Tools & Ideas

The pandemic has fundamentally changed the market that small businesses once knew. Because our past experiences and assumptions about customers, finances, and sales cycles no longer hold true, it is critical for small businesses to revisit their business models and make adjustments. SCORE mentor Eileen Dempsey provides you with the guidance to adjust your business model and the community resources available to you to boost the resiliency of your business. Adults

Registration is required.

Thursday, Jan 20, 12–1:30pm | REGISTER

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For All Ages

Mini Art Show: Call for Artists

We’re having a mini art show. The art is mini, but the show can be big! Let your creativity shine and submit a 3×3-inch piece of art for display at your local library. We will have supply kits of paints and a mini canvas for registered participants. Art submissions must be family friendly. All ages

Registration is required.

Note: Mini Art Show submissions will be photographed and included in the Virtual Art Show that will be online at the same time.

By submitting artwork and/or a file to the Mini & Virtual Art Show, you agree to the TERMS & CONDITIONS, detailed at

Registration closes: Jan 20 | REGISTER
Supply pickup: Jan 3–Jan 21
Submissions due: Jan 29
Art Show: Feb 4–28

Virtual Art Show: Call for Artists

Calling all artists! No matter your age, we want you to be a part of our Virtual Art Show. Send us a picture of a piece of art you created, drew, painted, sculpted, or built on the theme of “Happiness” that is also family friendly. Please register using the link below to submit your information and upload your digital entry for the art show. All ages

Registration is required.

By submitting artwork and/or a file to the Mini & Virtual Art Show, you agree to the TERMS & CONDITIONS, detailed at

Registration closes: Jan 28, 6pm | REGISTER
Submissions due: Jan 29
Art Show: Feb 7–28

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For Kids & Families

Building with Books: LEGO Storytime

Enjoy listening to a fun read-aloud story. Afterwards, recreate a part of the story, such as a character, scene, or setting, using LEGO bricks or other craft materials in your home. Then, share your creations with the group! All ages & families

Registration is required for each session.

Tuesday, Jan 4 & 18, 4–4:45pm | REGISTER

Science from Home

Let’s see what we can do with science! Librarian Molly shares a science experiment with you each week that you can do at home with common household supplies. We’re sharing previously recorded and aired videos. Ages 8+ & their families

You can view this program weekly on our Facebook page.

Saturdays, Jan 11–29, 11am

Online Storytime – Live

Children will have fun learning when we read stories, sing songs, and share fingerplays during storytime. Ages 2–5 & their families

Registration is required.

Thursdays, Jan 6–27, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER
Fridays, Jan 7–28, 9:30–10am

Storytime Shorts

Storytime is a great way to help young children learn language, literacy, and STEM skills that will help them get ready for kindergarten. Ages 2–5 & their families

View our Storytime Shorts on our Facebook page.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Jan 4–27, 10am

If you miss any episodes, you can watch them on our YouTube channel.

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