Ida Rupp Library has full schedule for 2022 kickoff


Grab & Go Craft, Shipping Genealogy, Family Game Night are among the many highlights of the Ida Rupp Library in January as officials kick off the New Year. The January schedule for all Ida Rupp Public Library locations includes the following:

Saturday January 1

All pitches closed

Monday January 3

Grab & Go Craft Kit for Adults – Snowflake Cross Stitch, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; Adults. Stop by and pick up this month’s Grab & Go Crafting Kit while supplies last. Create your own snowflake cross stitch and enjoy a bundle full of winter puzzles to keep you warm for sure!

Grab & Go Kids Craft Kit – Peppy Penguins, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; Children. Stop by and pick up this month’s Grab & Go Crafting Kit while supplies last. Create your own bouncy penguin and enjoy a pack full of winter puzzles that are sure to keep you warm!

Books & Brews, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Adults. Do you know how much fun it is to discuss the books that you have read? Would you like to have a group of friends to share these titles with? Join this lively group on the patio of Jamestown Tavern to talk about your new and old favorites!

Tuesday 4 January

Tales for Toddlers with Miss Kristen, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 am – 11:30 am; Children. Join Miss Kristen for stories, songs, and library play time!

Cinema night for teens, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Teens. Teens in grades 6 to 12 are invited to watch the Jungle Cruise movie.

Create Your Own Sun Catcher, Erie Islands Library; 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Children. Illuminate your window with a sun catcher that you paint. We have the sun catchers and the paint. You will add your own colors to match your decor or imagination.

Wednesday 5 January

Play-Doh Playdate, Ida Rupp Public Library; 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Children. Looking for an afternoon activity for your little one? Kids are invited to a fun playtime with colorful Play-Doh, rollers, play scissors, and cutouts for their unique creation.

Sips & Series, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Adults. Are you looking for a series to watch, but don’t know how to choose? We will meet at Rocky Point Winery for this discussion.

Thursday January 6

Bookworms with Miss Chloe, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 am – 10:55 am; Children. Toddlers and their parents are invited to join Miss Chloe for a story hour full of books, music and toys!

Discussion on the mystery book, Ida Rupp Public Library; 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Adults. The title of the January mystery book discussion is One by One by Ruth Ware.

Family game night, Erie Islands Library; 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. All ages. Join others at the library to play Yahtzee, Jenga or Uno, as well as chess and checkers.

friday january 7

Vision Boards, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Adults. What better way to start the New Year than with goals in mind? We will provide magazines and billboards. Welcome visitors, guaranteed space for RSVPs.

Monday January 10

Ships, Expedition, Shipwrecks and Genealogy, Ida Rupp Public Library; 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Adults. The presenter will explore the history of navigation on the Great Lakes and present resources for those interested in genealogical research.

Story Time for Toddlers, Erie Islands Library; 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. Children. Join us as we celebrate winter with stories, finger games and crafts to celebrate winter.

Tuesday January 11

Tales for Toddlers with Miss Kristen, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 am – 11:30 am; Children. Join Miss Kristen for stories, songs and play time.

Fish Canvas with Rebecca Booth, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Teens. Teens in grades 6 to 12 are invited to paint a fish on canvas with guidance from local artist Rebecca Booth.

Club Euchre, Ida Rupp Public Library; 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Adults. Join us for a fun evening of Euchre.

Pictionary, Erie Islands Library; 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Children. Do you remember the game of charades? Join us at the library to play Pictionary! Players will take turns drawing pictures for others to guess the word or phrase.

wednesday 12 january

Coffee, cookies and coloring, Erie Islands Library; 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Adults. Winter is here and it’s time to relax with friends. Come to the library to sip a cup of coffee or tea and color in one of the many zentangle coloring books for adults. We have pencils, markers and crayons.

Thursday 13 January

Bookworms with Miss Chloe, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 am – 10:55 am; Children. Toddlers and their parents are invited to join Miss Chloe for a story hour full of books, music and toys.

Drive-In Movie, Ida Rupp Public Library; 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Children. Come decorate a cardboard box and transform it into a car! We will watch a short film while enjoying some snacks! Open to ages 4 and under with their guide.

Pulitzer Prize Reading Club, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Adults. Have you ever read a Pulitzer Prize winning book? Now is your chance to read one and discuss it with a lively group! This month, the group will be discussing The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields.

Monday January 17th

All pitches closed

Tuesday, January 18

Tales for Toddlers with Miss Kristen, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 am – 11:30 am; Children. Join Miss Kristen for stories, songs and playtime at the library.

Tuesday Morning Reading Club, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 am – 11:30 am; Adults. Join us at R Coffee Corner to discuss Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt. Pick up a copy at the utility counter.

Winter Garland, Ida Rupp Public Library; 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Adults. Join us in making a winter garland, perfect to add to your fireplace mantel. All supplies provided.

Cardboard Engineering, Erie Islands Library; 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Children. Have you ever built something out of cardboard? We will recycle the many boxes we have into animals, flowers, spaceship or whatever your imagination chooses. Bring a friend or two to help you create.

wednesday january 19

DIY Teacup Candles, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Teens. Teens in grades 6 to 12 are invited to come to the library to make a candle to take home.

Words & Wine Book Club, Erie Islands Library; 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Adults. Join us and share a book you’ve read while enjoying a drink of your choice. Even if you haven’t had time to read, you can join us to hear what others are suggesting. Place to be announced two weeks before.

Thursday, January 20

Bookworms with Miss Chloe, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 am – 10:55 am; Children. Toddlers and their parents are invited to join Miss Chloe for a story hour filled with books, music and toys

Preschool Playgroup, Marblehead Peninsula Branch Library; 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. Children. This monthly kid-focused playgroup will be a time for kids and their guardian to interact through play, books, art, and music.

Make Your Own Hanging Star, Erie Islands Library; 5 pm-6pm; Adults. Make your own star with hangers.

friday january 21

Winter Slime Time, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Children. Embrace the winter season by creating winter themed slime! All supplies will be provided

Tuesday 25 January

Tales for Toddlers with Miss Kristen, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 am – 11:30 am; Children. Join Miss Kristen for stories, songs and playtime at the library.

Club Euchre, Ida Rupp Public Library; 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Adults. Join us for a fun evening of Euchre.

Hot Wheels at the Library, Erie Islands Library; 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Children. Try to build a track to race with Hot Wheel cars. We have rails, loops, connectors and cars.

wednesday 26 january

Snow globes, Ida Rupp Public Library; 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Adults. Join us at the library to celebrate this snowy season. You can enjoy winter while staying indoors with this snow globe craft. All supplies provided.

Thursday, January 27

Bookworms with Miss Chloe, Ida Rupp Public Library; 10:30 am – 10:55 am; Children. Toddlers and their parents are invited to join Miss Chloe for a story hour full of books, music and toys.

Game Day, Ida Rupp Public Library; 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Teens. Teens in grades 6 to 12 are invited to come to the library to play card or board games!

Monday January 31

Navigating Nonfiction, Ida Rupp Public Library; 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Adults. Explore the world beyond fiction. Join our cruise through exciting topics – with a new destination (non-fiction section) each month. Get your passport stamped and enter the grand prize draw at the end of the cruise (year).

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