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January at the Creswell Library - Family Newsletter

What’s New in January?

Brought back by popular demand, we are using beads and pipe cleaners (and googly eyes!) to create everything from jewelry, finger puppets, little animals, and more! Your imagination is the limit. Come have fun at the Beading Bonanza!

January 19th is International Flower Day! To celebrate, we will create bouquets of flowers using popsicle sticks, buttons, and cupcake liners

Thursdays for Kids

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We have four events again this month for kids!

1/05 at 3:30pm - Beading Bonanza - Use beads, pipe cleaners, and googly eyes to create cute little animals, stylish jewelry, and more!


1/12 at 3:30pm – Lego Club - Join us for Lego building awesomeness! Each child that completes a project will get to put it on display in the library until the next Lego Club!


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1/19at 3:30pm– Flower Power Hour - We are celebrating International Flower Day by making flowers with buttons, cupcake liners, and popsicle sticks. 


1/26 at 3:30pm – Art with Holly - Holly is a local artist who generously hosts art lessons for kids at our library. Each month we will have a different activity and Holly will lead us through it one step at a time. 



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PreK Storytime - Thursdays at 10:00am in the Creswell Library

Join us for fun books, songs, and rhymes!! This storytime is intended for children in preschool but all kids and their families are welcome to join. We shoot for about 30 minutes of fun but sometimes we go a little long and sometimes just a tad short.


Babytime   Tuesdays at 10:00am in the Creswell Library 

Join us on Tuesdays for songs, fingerplays, lap bounces, scarves, egg shakers, stories, and bubbles! This storytime is 20 minutes long so we can wrap up before the littlest get too squirmy.


January Reads for February Book Club

Book Club for Kids will meet to chat about "The House with Chicken Legs" on 1/4 at 4pm via Zoom. Our next book is "Stowaway". We will chat about this cool sci-fi story on 2/1 at 4pm. Read more about the book from the publisher.


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When scientists discover a rare and mysterious mineral buried in the Earth’s crust, they have no idea that it just happens to be the most valuable substance in the entire universe. It’s not long before aliens show up to our little corner of the galaxy offering a promise of protection, some fabulous new technology, and entry into their intergalactic coalition—all in exchange for this precious resource. A material so precious that other alien forces are willing to start a war over it. A war that soon makes its way to Earth.

Leo knows this all too well. His father, a Coalition scientist, decides it would be best for them to leave Earth behind. It’s on this expedition that their ship is attacked, Leo’s father is kidnapped, and Leo and his brother are stranded in the middle of space. The only chance they have is for Leo to stow away on a strange ship of mercenary space pirates bound for who knows where and beg the captain to help him find his father.
But the road is dangerous, and pirates, of course, only look out for themselves.


Leo must decide who to trust as he tries to stay alive and save his family, even as he comes to understand that there aren’t many people—human or alien—that he can count on in this brave new universe.

Middle School Book Club has started back up again. Please email me at if you are interested in joining!

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