DP Library News: January 2018

The Dana Point Library offers the following January activities FREE of charge. The ESL, calligraphy, and computer classes require registration by calling (949) 496-5515 or visiting the library desk. Activities held in the Community Roo unless otherwise noted. Walk-ins welcome.
CHILDREN
Read to a Dog—Wednesday, January 3 and Tuesday, January 16, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Special therapy dogs love listening to stories read by beginning readers. Held in the children’s area.
Lego Club—Wednesday, January 10, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. All ages design, build, and create with Lego bricks provided.
Toddler Storytime—Tuesday, January 16, 23, and 30, 10:30 a.m. Stories, activities and songs for children under 3 years old and their favorite adults to enjoy together. Stay and play with puzzles and toys afterward.
Let’s Explore Jr.—Saturday, January 27, 11:00 a.m., Join us to explore our world as we go full STEAM ahead (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math). Designed for kids ages 3 to 5 and their favorite grown-up. This month’s topic: WATER and SNOW. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
PJ Storytime—Monday, January 29, 5:30 p.m. The whole family is welcome for an evening of stories. Wearing pajamas is encouraged. Cookies and water will be served. Hosted by the NCL Laguna Sunshine Readers.
ADULT
Write On Writer’s Group—Tuesdays, January 2 and 16, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. We invite you to share your work and improve your craft through group critiques.
Memory Club Brain Boosters Class—Thursday, January 4, 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Learn about memory, aging, and dementia. Group discussions and humor included.
Coloring Club—Fridays in January, 10:00 a.m. to Noon. Bring out your inner artist while surrounded by books and good company. All materials provided. Held at the adult tables.
Calligraphy Workshop—Sunday, January 7, 1:00 p.m. Presented by OC Libraries as part of the National Endowment of the Arts, a Big Read program. In China, calligraphy is a means of self-expression. All ages can learn calligraphy techniques. Pre-registration required.
Basic Computer Skills—Tuesdays, January 9, 16, and 23, 9:00-10:00 a.m. A free, three-part, hands-on class covering computer vocabulary, using a mouse, email, and internet searching. Registration is required.
Tech Tutors—Wednesdays, January 10, 17, 24, and 31, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tutors available to answer questions regarding cell phones, iPads, and laptops. First come first served.
Gentle Reads Book Club—Thursday, January 11, 10:30 to Noon. For those interested in optimistic but provocative books without graphic content. Copies of the current selection, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman, are available at the service desk.
Asian Brush Painting Class—Sunday, January 14, 1:00 p.m. As part of the NEA Big Read program, explore centuries- old techniques of Asian Brush Painting on rice paper. Preregistration is required. Ages 10 and older.
Tell Your Story: Share Your Treasure—Saturday, January 20, 2:00 p.m. Explore how stories document our values, teach us important lessons, and may be the greatest treasure we pass on to others. Learn the role of story in our lives, ways to frame our stories, and ideas for saving them. Presented by Laura A. Long.
Travel Club—Sunday, January 21, 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Do you love travel, learning new things, exploring interesting places and meeting fellow adventurers? Join the Travel club as we continue our voyage to exotic destinations. This month Globe Trekker takes us to Canada.
Lantern Making Workshop—Sunday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. OC Public Libraries presents this workshop as part of the NEA Big Read program. Lanterns are symbolic in the Chinese culture, representing a “lighting of the way.” Pre-registration is required. Ages 10 and older.
Seaside Book Club—Monday, January 22, 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Copies of this month’s selection, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng are available at the service desk.
English Class—Monday, January 22 and 29, 1:00 p.m. and Friday, January 26, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Learn to read, write and speak. Register at esl.danapt@gmail.com.
Foreign Film—Sunday, January 28, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
This month’s selection is Bad Luck Goat, a 2017 “journey of reconciliation and comedic misadventure along Colombia’s breathtaking Caribbean coast.”
—Karla Sanders

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