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Thankful for Sherlock Holmes, Holiday Ornaments, LEGO Storytimes & You

Posted on October 19, 2021 at 6:00 am

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Fans of mystery will want to check out our programs dedicated to one of the most famous private detectives in literature, TV, and film—Sherlock Holmes.

Plus, November has entertaining and informative programs for adults, businesses, and kids and families that you won’t want to miss.

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Sherlock Holmes

Over a Century of Sherlock Holmes in TV & Film

Film and television studios have been recreating the adventures of the great detective for over 100 years. What keeps us coming back to these stories again and again? Kris Hambrick discusses the history of Sherlock Holmes adaptations in pop culture and how they reflect the major themes that are important to us. Share your favorite incarnations of Holmes and Watson, and find a few new ones to explore! Adults

Registration is required.

ONLINE
Tuesday, Nov 16, 6:30–7:30pm |REGISTER

Trivia: Sherlock Holmes

Get ready to test your ability to observe and deduce award-winning television. We’re covering every episode of the BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Bonus rounds will test your knowledge of other TV and film versions of Sherlock Holmes. Adults

Registration is required.

ONLINE
Friday, Nov 19, 6:30–7:30pm | REGISTER

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Adults

Medicare Open Enrollment Clinic

Determining the best Medicare plan for your situation can be complicated. The upside of reviewing your plan options is that you can save money. 

Changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plan for 2022 must be made during Open Enrollment from October 15 to December 7, 2021. Trained volunteers from Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) will assist you with personalized help that takes your needs into consideration. Assistance is free and unbiased. To receive advice tailored to your needs, make sure you have your Medicare card and list of medications with dosages with you during your virtual appointment. Adults 

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

Assistance is by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 509.548.2509, 509.458.2509, extension 219. (Correction)

Update: All appointments have moved from in-person to virtual video or phone appointments.

VIRTUAL VIDEO OR PHONE APPOINTMENT
Friday, Nov 5 & 19, 1–3:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 10 & Dec 1, 1–3:30pm

Glowforge: Holiday Ornaments

Create a personalized ornament with our Glowforge laser printer. When you register for an appointment, you’ll receive a link to a video to view before your appointment time that shows you how to create your own ornament design on the computer. When you arrive for your appointment, library staff will provide the materials needed and guide you through the process of using the laser printer to cut out your personalized ornament. Adults 

Registration is required.

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Wednesday, Nov 17, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm | REGISTER
Thursday, Nov 18, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm & 6pm | REGISTER
Thursday, Dec 2, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm & 4pm | 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 offer some book-inspired activities you can try with the children in your life! Adults

View Picture Book Chat on our Facebook page.

If you miss this on Facebook, you can see it and previous episodes on our YouTube channel.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Nov 17, 1–2pm

STARS Training: Social Emotional Skills & Literacy

Social emotional skills are an important part of being ready to start kindergarten. Learn how you can use books to teach kids skills such as sharing, impulse control, and taking turns. You’ll also come away with ideas and resources for helping kids de-stress and control their emotions. 2 STARS credits. Adults

Registration is required. 

ONLINE
Saturday, Nov 20, 10am–12pm | REGISTER

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Businesses

SCORE Workshop: Tips for Pricing & Sales

Learn about different pricing techniques for retail and service-based businesses. Plus, get tips for getting your business ready to make sales this holiday season. Adults

Registration is required.

ONLINE
Thursday, Nov 18, 12–1:30pm | REGISTER

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Kids & Families

Storytime Shorts

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

View our Storytime Shorts on our Facebook page.

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

ONLINE
Tuesdays & Thursdays, Nov 2–30, 10am (except Nov 11 & 25)

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! Families & all ages

Registration is required for each session.

ONLINE
Tuesday, Nov 2 & 16, 4–4:45pm | REGISTER

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 for each session.

ONLINE
Thursday, Nov 4 & 18, 6:30–7pm | REGISTER
Friday, Nov 5, 12 & 19, 9:30–10am

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. This is a rerun of previously shared videos. Ages 8+ & their families

You can view this program weekly on our Facebook page.

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

ONLINE
Saturdays, Nov 6–27, 11am

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