December at Buchanan District Library
Shared with permission from Buchanan District Library monthly newsletter
“In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold.“Ben Aaronovitch, Broken Homes
A NOT-SO-SILENT NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY!
Saturday, December 10 ~ 6-8pm
Buchanan District Library’s popular holiday event is back IN-PERSON this year at the Library! Combining the best of live and virtual events, this fundraiser features a week-long online silent auction that will end at our festive holiday party on December 10! Anyone can participate in the auction, even if they are unable to attend the event. The silent auction starts December 2 and runs through December 10. This year’s event will be better than ever, featuring LIVE music from The Erly! https://theerlyband.com/
Want to participate in the Silent Auction? Follow the instructions below to join in the fun!
Step one: Visit 32auctions.com/users/new to create an account in order to bid on auction items from your smartphone, computer, or other device. Enter your information and activate your new account with the email sent to you from 32auctions.
Step two: Visit 32auctions.com/BDL2022 to see the library’s silent auction page! Click on the green “VIEW ALL ITEMS” button to browse auction items until the auction goes live. When it does, you can start bidding!
Step three: If you can, join us for the close of the auction and party on December 10th from 6:00-8:00pm! But even if you can’t make it to the live event, you can still bid and win! You will be notified of your winning bids after the auction closes, and you can pick up your item at the library the following week.
New Beanstack Challenges for All Ages!
The library has made new on-going challenges for kids and teens and a seasonal challenge for adults on our Beanstack site to encourage everyone to be a life-long reader!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten: This challenge promotes early literacy skills for children from birth to age six and encourages parent and child bonding through reading. Reading helps build social and emotional skills, sparks creativity and imagination, and helps kids do well overall in school. It doesn’t matter if your child is three, or just three months – there’s no better time to start than now! Take that motivation, open one book, and get started. And remember, 1000 is just a number. The goal is to work reading aloud into your regular routine, and let the magic of stories do the rest. This is an ongoing challenge with no end date, and readers can participate in this challenge at the same time as other challenges. Parents, don’t forget to pick up your welcome packet at the library.
500 Books Before Middle School: Kids ages 5-11, are you up to the challenge? Read 500 books before middle school! Log your reading to earn badges along the way. Every 100 books you read earns you a pin-on button! This is an ongoing challenge with no end date, and readers can participate in this challenge at the same time as other challenges.
100 Books Before Graduation: Teens and pre-teens ages 11-19, read 100 books before graduating, log your reading in Beanstack, and earn a new set of badges, as well as a pin-on button at 50 and 100 books! This is an ongoing challenge with no end date, and readers can participate in this challenge at the same time as other challenges.
Reading Reflections 2022: Calling all adults! The end of the year marks a wonderful time to reflect on all that you’ve experienced and learned over the past 12 months. Whether you’re celebrating the holidays with friends and family or enjoying some quiet time alone, take a moment to cozy up with a good book and set an intention for the coming year. Log your reading and activities to earn badges during the months of November and December.
CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE NEW CHALLENGES! or find the challenges in the BEANSTACK app!
ADULT CRAFT CLASSES:
RECYCLED GIFT TAGS
Thursday, December 15 ~ 11am-12pm
Friday, December 16 ~ 5:30-6:30pm
Come recycle old card catalog cards into beautiful gift tags to adorn all your presents this holiday season. Sign-up is required, call the library at 269.695.3681 to reserve your spot!
PROGRAMS FOR KIDS & TEENS:
Wednesdays, through December 21 ~ 10:30-11:30am
Storytime with Ms. Julie continues every Wednesday through December 21! Join us for music, songs, dance, stories, and crafts. Recommended for ages 2–6 but families with children of all ages are welcome.
December 7, 14, & 21
Come hang out with Ms. Jen and fellow teens at the library. Play games, do crafts, and just chillax!
December 17 ~ 10:30am
Join us to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss, make a grinchy craft, and visit with the Grinch himself!
HOMEMADE HOT COCOA
Thursday, December 22 ~ Noon-3pm
Participate at the library while supplies last, no sign-up necessary.
HOMEMADE BATH BOMB
Friday, December 23 ~ Noon-3pm
Participate at the library while supplies last, no sign-up necessary.
NEW! Tutor.com Now Available with your library card or in the library!
Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-Adult in over 60 subjects, as well as career coaches who are available to help navigate online job sites, complete applications, write/review resumes and cover letters, and even practice for an interview! No appointment is necessary! Tutors/coaches are available online 9:00am–12:00am.
You can also use their drop-off reviews, practice quizzes, video lessons, and The Princeton Review® SAT®/ACT® Essentials and GMAT®, GRE®, LSAT® and MCAT® Practice Tests for self-study, 24/7. Tutor.com is accessible with your library card number, or while using the library’s internet. Get started here!
Questions? Visit our website, stop by the library, or give us a call at 269.695.3681. Click HERE to learn more on our website.
WHAT WE’RE READING:
LAURA IS READING…
THE YEAR OF THE PUPPY: HOW DOGS BECOME THEMSELVES
What is it like to be a puppy? Author of the classic Inside of a Dog, Alexandra Horowitz tries to find out, spending a year scrutinizing her puppy’s daily existence and poring over the science of early dog development
Few of us meet our dogs at Day One. The dog who will, eventually, become an integral part of our family, our constant companion and best friend, is born without us into a family of her own. A puppy’s critical early development into the dog we come to know is usually missed entirely. Dog researcher Alexandra Horowitz aimed to change that with her family’s new pup, Quiddity (Quid). In this scientific memoir, she charts Quid’s growth from wee grub to boisterous sprite, from her birth to her first birthday.
KAREN IS READING…
THE HAPPINESS TRAP
Build a more satisfying and meaningful life with this best-selling guide to freeing yourself from depression, anxiety, and insecurity through Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Are you, like millions of Americans, caught in the happiness trap? Russ Harris explains that the way most of us go about trying to find happiness ends up making us miserable, driving the epidemics of stress, anxiety, and depression. This empowering book presents the insights and techniques of ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) a revolutionary new psychotherapy based on cutting-edge research in behavioral psychology. By clarifying your values and developing mindfulness (a technique for living fully in the present moment), ACT helps you escape the happiness trap and find true satisfaction in life.
JEN IS READING…
CODEPENDENT NO MORE
Melody Beattie’s compassionate and insightful look into codependency—the concept of losing oneself in the name of helping another— has helped millions of readers understand that they are powerless to change anyone but themselves and that caring for the self is where healing begins.
Is someone else’s problem your problem? If, like so many others, you’ve lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to a loved one’s self-destructive behavior, you may be codependent–and you may find yourself in this book. With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More helps you to break old patterns, maintain healthy boundaries, and say no to unhealthy relationships. It offers a clear and achievable path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
Donner DKM-100 Rock-Bus Multipurpose Speaker System
The Donner DKM-100 Rock-Bus Multipurpose Speaker System has 3 inch high frequency, 3 inch mid frequency and 8 inch low frequency speakers. It has an AM/FM tuner, Bluetooth compatibility, guitar jack and USB port. Use it as a portable PA System with the included microphones. Additional functions include Bass Boost and preset Voice Effects. The speaker has a rechargeable battery pack good for up to 50 hours of continuous use. The wheels and collapsible handle make this speaker portable for all of your indoor or outdoor needs.
CLICK HERE to learn how to become an LoT patron at the Buchanan District Library!
ARE WE MISSING SOMETHING??
Did you know you can request materials for the library to purchase? To make a request, log into your LIBRARY ACCOUNT (in the upper right-hand corner, use your library card number and 10-digit phone number), click on the Reserves/Requests tab, and click the request link.
NEW! myLIBRO App
Buchanan District Library now has an app!
Now it’s super easy to search our catalog, reserve and renew items, checkout eBooks and digital audiobooks, stay informed about library events, and more! Here’s how to get started:
Download the myLIBRO app
– Go to your app store and download the myLIBRO app.
Set up your account
– Search for Buchanan District Library and log in with your library card number and phone number (PIN).
– Add family members by swiping sideways on the blue account box and tapping “Add library card.”
– To switch accounts, swipe to the account you wish to use and tap “Activate” in the top left of the blue account box.
Questions? Visit our website, stop by the library, or give us a call at 269.695.3681.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ON OUR WEBSITE
The library is always closed Sundays & Mondays
Thank you for being part of the Buchanan District Library!
About Buchanan District Library: Our mission is to provide quality material, superior programming and exceptional services delivered with care and integrity to meet the needs of our diverse community.
Contact: Meg Paulette, Director