And with that, January 2020 is now a thing of the past! So what do we have to look forward to in the shortest month of the year? Here at the Hamilton Public Library, there’s plenty! For parents of young children, February means Midwinter Break from school, so what do you do with the kiddos during their week off? Bring them to the library!
Every day from February 17 to February 21 we have exciting things happening here for kids of all ages. Starting on Monday at 2:00, kids can create mandalas using up-cycled materials like vinyl records. Cool! On Tuesday, just like every Tuesday, we have Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for kids under the age of 5, then at 11:30 there is a Teens and Tweens Pop Tart Taste Test at 11:30. Yes, that is exactly what it sounds like. For kids 10+, registration is required.
On Wednesday, STEAMWorks returns at 11 a.m. – come build electrical circuits using Play-Doh and light bulbs! Launch a mini helicopter using the energy you just created! This is open to children of all ages and abilities. On Wednesday evening, patrons of all ages can explore the Fire of 1895 starting at 5 p.m. Learn about the fire that burned down the Hamilton Business District on the 125th anniversary of the blaze! Madison County Historian Matthew Urtz and members of our own Historic Commission will tell the story of the fire and its destruction.
Thursday we’re hosting Pac-Man with a Twist at 11:30 a.m. Using Makey-Makey and random objects, learn what makes Pac-Man tick! This one is for kids ages 8+.
Finally, Friday is an exciting one. How badly do you want to play Laser Tag in the library after dark? Very badly? Well, starting at 5:00 p.m. you can do just that. There will be different age groups of 7-12, 13-18, and 18 and up depending on registration (which is definitely required). Come do battle in the stacks!
And if you don’t like any of these events, be sure to check out museum and parks passes to get the most out of your time off!
See you when you get here. Thanks for reading!