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Monthly Newsletter - February 2019 Edition
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Message from the Ramsey Library Director
Hello Ramsey Library community! I would like to take this chance to introduce myself - my name is Matt Latham and I have just started as the new Director of the Ramsey Free Public Library. I'm very excited to come to the Ramsey community and have the opportunity to contribute to a great library and community. There are already a lot of great events and services happening at the library, in addition to our physical and digital collections. I'm hoping to expand on these good services and perhaps bring some new ideas and offerings to the library.

As one example, we have begun to build up some new equipment at the library relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM). This equipment will be available in the near future as part of our offerings of classes to kids and teens and give them a chance to explore and learn with unique technologies. However, some of the equipment will also be available to borrow and take home for FREE! We are working on this right now and we'll make announcements when these things launch. Hopefully this is just one of a number of new things that will be happening at the Ramsey Library in the near future.

Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself - and of course to borrow a book, attend an event or utilize one of our great services.

Hope to see you at the library :)

Sincerely,

Matt
Library Events in February
Events for Kids and Families
?Questions about any children's programs? Contact Maggie Suarez at 201-327-1445
Chinese New Year Celebration


Celebrate The Year of the Pig with our Chinese New Year Celebration.
Saturday, February 23rd
11:30 am - to 12:30 pm Cultural Perfomances followed by 12:30 - 2:30 pm Arts and Crafts and Refreshments!
Free ~ Open to all
"Talking Drums" with Kobla Dente



Wednesday, February 20
4:00 - 5:00pm
Celebrate Balck History month with African drumming All are welcome - Drop in!
Mandala Rocks

For Grades 3-5
Saturday, February 9
3:00 - 4:00pm
Make your own Mandala Rocks
Sign-ups required. Register HERE
Story Times At the Ramsey Library
Baby & Toddler Story Time
For newborns - 18 months
Drop-in: no registration required

Wednesdays, 9:30am - 10:00am
January 9, 16, 23 & 30
February 6 & 13
March 6, 13, 20 & 27
April 3 & 10
May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29

Wednesdays, 10:30am - 11:00am
January 9, 16, 23 & 30
February 6 & 13
March 6, 13, 20 & 27
April 3 & 10
May 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29


Preschool Story Time
For ages 2 - 6 years
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 1:30pm
January 9, 16, 23 and 30
February 6 & 13
March 6, 13, 20 & 27
April 3 & 10
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Thursdays 3:30 - 4:00pm
January 10, 17, 31
February 4 & 14
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4 & 10
May 9, 16, 23 & 30


Saturday Story Time
All Ages
11:00am - 11:30am
January 26
February 16
March 16
April 20
May 18
Jnue 15
Book Clubs for Kids
Book Friends Book Club
Tuesdays 4:00pm - 4:30pm
For Grade 1
January 15
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 14

Book Crew Book Club
Tuesdays 4:00pm - 4:30pm
For Grades 2 & 3
January 15
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 14

InbeTween Book Club
Wednesdays 4:00pm - 4:45pm
January 16
February 6
March 6
April 10
May 8

Other Monthly Events for Kids and Families
Double Digits
Firdays: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
For Grades 4 & 5
Dates: January 11th,February 8th, March 8th, April 5th, May 3rd, June 7th
Play video games, board games, crafts, have refreshments and other fun activities. Plus a special raffle prize!
No registration required :)

Healthy Eating
Enjoy making delicious and healthy snacks!
For Grades 1 - 5
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Thursday, February 21st
Monday, April 15th
Monday, June 10th

Science Fridays
3:30pm - 430pm
Join us for cool hands-on experiments!
For grades 4 & 5
January 25th
March 1st
May 17th

Musical Munchkins - Ages 1 - 3
Saturdays, 10:30am - 11:00am
February 9
March 9
April 13
May 11

Musical Munchkins - Ages 4-6
Saturdays, 11:30am - 12:00pm
February 9
March 9
April 13
May 11

Abrakadoodle: Ages 18 months - 3 years
Art classes for kids
Saturdays
March 2
April 6
May 4
10:30am - 11:15am

Abrakadoodle: Ages 4 to 6 years
Art classes for kids
Saturdays
March 2
April 6
May 4
11:30am - 12:15pm

Dog Buddies
Kids read to specially trained dogs and to encourage love of reading
Tuesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
February 5
March 5
April 2
May 7

LEGO Club
All ages - No registration required
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Friday, February 22
Tuesday, March 19
Tuesday, April 30
Tuesday, May 28

Playtime at the Library
All ages are welcome, no registration required
Tuesdays 10:00am - 11:30am
January 8, 15, 22, 29
February 5 & 12
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 30
May 7, 14, 21, 28
June 4, 11, 18, 25

Ready Steady Yoga: For Pre-K
Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
January 30
February 27
March 27
May 29

Yoga Kids: For Grades 1 - 5
Wednesdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
January 23
March 20
May 22

Wacky Wednesday
For Grades K - 3
3:30pm - 4:00pm
February 13
April 17
June 12

PG Movie Screenings
No registration required
January 10 - LEGO DC Superheroes - Aquaman - Rage of Atlantis
February 7 - Ruby Bridges
February 14 - A Wrinkle in Time
February 21 - Hidden Figures
March 7 - Sherlock Gnomes
April 11 - The House with the Clock in Its Walls
May 9 - Zoo
June 6 - Incredibles 2

Events for Adults
?Questions about any adult programs? Contact Debbie Burnette at 201-327-1445
International Love Songs featuring Jesse Rivera
Friends of the Ramsey Library Sunday Concert
Sunday, February 10th at 2:00pm
Jesse Rivera showcases love songs from different countries around the world, blending live guitar and sing-alongs. A free program open to all. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ramsey Library. Help support the Friends and programs like this: Support the Friends of the Library.
Ramsey Reads Author Visit: Susie Orman Schnall



Wednesday, February 27th at 7:00pm
Susie Orman Schnall, author of The Subway Girls, will be at the library to discuss her book and other writings. Copies of books will be available at the Circulation Desk. Register here
Financial Planning for Special Needs Children
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?Tuesday, February 12th 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Overview of the life stages of the special needs child, planning process from infancy to young adulthood, how to create a safety net that addresses what happens if one or both parents pass on or more. No registration required.

?Questions? Contact Debbie Burnette at 201-327-1445
Eight Week Knitting Workshop Series

Tuesday Evenings: 7:00-8:30pm
Learn how to knit! Patrons must commit to all 8 classes. A list of materials to bring will be provided before the first class. Register online. Limit 12 patrons.
Questions? Contact Debbie Burnette. 201-327-1445 or
Best Practices for Smartphone Photography

??Tuesday, February 26th 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Overview of the life stages of the special needs child, planning process from infancy to young adulthood, how to create a safety net that addresses what happens if one or both parents pass on or more. No registration required.

?Questions? Contact Debbie Burnette at 201-327-1445
Financial Planning for Special Needs Children

Tuesday, February 12th 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Overview of the life stages of the special needs child, planning process from infancy to young adulthood, how to create a safety net that addresses what happens if one or both parents pass on or more. No registration required.

?Questions? Contact Debbie Burnette at 201-327-1445
Ramsey Board of Health Presents: SEWERS: Ramsey's Underground"

Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 pm
MICHAEL SKORUPA Ramsey Water and Sewer Dep't, Assistant Superintendent
TALKS ABOUT RAMSEY'S SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM

What sewers do and why, their history, current condition, needs, "cleaning the pipes," challenges, general maintenance, costs, charges and fees, sewer's future and more! Questions welcome.
Monthly Events for Adults
Conversational ESL
Join English Language Learners Conversation Classes with Mary Casey.
Please inquire at the Circulation Desk or just come most Wednesday mornings at 10:00am and speak with Mary.
This class is for Ramsey residents.

Adult Yoga
Winter/Spring Schedule
Fridays: 10:00 - 11:00am
For as little as a $5 donation per class, you can improve muscle tone, strength, stamina and reduce stress.

In Stitches
Fridays 12:00pm to 1:30pm
This is a casual get-together for all fiber lovers (knit/crochet/spin/stitch/etc). Bring a WIP (work in progress) or materials to start a new project. Beginners welcome! There is no formal instruction but there is some informal help.

Coffee and Coloring
Tuesday, February 19th
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation: Adult Coloring Books!The library will provide coloring pages and colored pencils. We will brew coffee and play some soothing music while you color. You are also welcome to bring your own coloring materials. Stop in, join the fun and see why everyone is giving it a try! All Welcome! Registration optional.

Good Reads Book Club
Wednesday, February 20
7:30 - 8:15pm
Join Ramsey Library's monthly book club! Enjoy a lively discussion with fellow library patrons. All welcome! February's book club pick: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. Pick up your copy at the front desk. We will be meeting by the seating area in front of the reference desk.

Retro Gaming
Monday, February 25th
6:00 -8:00pm
Have fun playing classic NES and SNES games! Must be 18 years or older.

Monday Afternoon Movie
Monday, February 25th 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Screening of First Man
Refreshments will be served.

Saturday Afternoon Movie
Saturday, February 2nd
2:00pm -4:00pm
Screening of Halloween
Refreshments will be served.

One-on-One Tech Help
Tuesdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Need help using your new Kindle, iPad, or smartphone? Book a one hour help session with a middle school student.
Register below for a specific date
Events for Teens
?Questions about any adult programs? Contact Debbie Burnette at 201-327-1445
Teen Valentine's Day Craft

Thursday, February 14th
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Start with easy spiral flowers, then glue them to a heart shaped paper. For students in grades 6 - 12. Limit 6 students
Sign-ups required. Sign-Up Here

?Questions? Contact Debbie Burnette at 201-327-1445
Ramsey Public Library's Teen Cafe

Friday, February 15th
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Gaming & Chocolate Fest! Wii gaming! Board games! Raffle! Join Ms. Debbie & Ms. Maggie for all the fun.
Drop-ins welcome!
Teen Book Club


For Grades 6-8
Mondays, 6:30 - 7:00pm
February 25: "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbit (April 29th to be announced)
Pick up your copy at the Circulation Desk. Sign-ups required. Sign-Up Here
Galaxy in a Jar!


?Tuesday, February 26th
4:00 pm
Teen craft. Be a ruler of your own galaxy!
Limit 15 students
Sign-ups required. Sign-Up Here
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