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December 24, 2013

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December 24, 2013

Holiday Closings

Closed today; always open at

All library buildings are closed today and tomorrow for Christmas. Next week, buildings close at 5 pm Dec. 31, and all day Jan. 1 in observance of the New Year holiday. Our library is always open @, where you can browse items at 77 SWAN locations, place holds, access free databases and so much more. Happy reading, watching, and listening this holiday season. See all we have to offer ›

New Arrivals


Lady Gaga


Ronald Frame

Dear Life: Stories

Dear Life: Stories
Alice Munro

Happy Homemade

Happy Homemade
Ruriko Yamada

Winter Break Fun

Ring in the New Year with radio

In the spirit of Listen to Some Ear Candy, our Winter Reading Program for everyone, Maze Branch presents a unique family event. Join us Dec. 31 at 10:30 am for Radio Sound Effects Workshop. Bring the family to explore the magic of radio. Learn how sound effects are created, and work together to recreate your very own old-time radio show. Space is limited, register to attend ›

Old Time Radio

Get up and act or just kick back

Teen Improv at Maze Branch continues Monday, Dec. 30 at 7 pm. Tweens and teens, grade 5 and up, are invited to test their quick thinking skills with improvisational drama games. No registration is required for this monthly event, and hilarity is guaranteed to ensue. For teens who prefer watching drama to creating it, Movies and Manicures at Dole Branch is a great alternative. Pick a movie, pick a polish, and relax. Register for your manicure today ›

Teen Improv

Join the tween Cupcake Wars

Calling all kids in grades 4 - 6. Bring your imagination and sweet tooth to library Cupcake Wars, Thursday, Jan. 2 at 4 pm. All supplies are provided at this delicious Main Library competition. You've seen the action on TV, and now it's your turn. Decorate your best cupcake, and eat it too. To compete, register now ›

Cupcake Wars

More Library News

More Events

Family Craft: Accordian Scrapbooks
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 10:30 am
Dole Branch Library

Winter Break Film Fest: Smurfs 2
Thursday, Jan. 2, 1 pm
Maze Branch Library

Art Reception: Beth Ryza
Sunday, Jan. 5, 3 pm
Main Library Art Gallery

Find more library events on our calendar.

Tech Classes

Seminar: The Importance of a
Strong Resume

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2 to 4 pm
Main Library Veterans Room

Word for Beginners
Tuesday, Jan. 14, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Main Library Computer Classroom

LinkedIn 101
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7 to 9 pm
Main Library Small Meeting Room

Find more technology learning opportunities.


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