MESSENGER PUBLIC LIBRARY OF NORTH AURORA
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The 2010 Winter Reading Winter 2010
Program Holiday Open
January 11 - February 27 H.E.L.P.
For adults and kids ages 3 and up. Adult Programs
Have fun and keep warm this winter @ your library.
Complete at least five squares on your Winter Reading Children’s
log to get BINGO and be entered into a raffle. Pick up Programs
a reading log at the Youth or Adult Services desk. page 4
Friends of the
Look for our New Donation
Online Catalog in early 2010. Adventure Pass
Hours & Closings
Annual Holiday Open House
Annual Holiday Open House is Sunday, December 6th. Online Program Registration
The Friends of the Messenger Public Library, the Library Online registration begins in January.
Board of Trustees and Staff invite you to come to the library Starting in January 2010, online registration for both adult
on Sunday, December 6th between 1:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and children’s programs will be available through the Library
for the Annual Holiday Open House. The afternoon will website www.messengerpl.org. Registration can still be made
include: musical entertainment by local public school children, in person and over the phone. Registration for Children’s
refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus.
programs will open for each program 10 days prior to the
North Aurora Mothers Club date of the program. Visit the Adult and Youth Services
Giving Tree Program pages inside for programming dates and times.
The Messenger Public Library will host its
H.E.L.P. Our Animal Friends
annual Giving Tree on behalf of the North
The Messenger Public Library is working with H.E.L.P.
Aurora Mothers Club. Each tag on the
(Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets) this
tree indicates a specific gift item.
holiday season by collecting
Patrons can take a tag and then return
donations for our four-legged friends.
unwrapped gifts to the library. Gifts will
be given to the families to open at Stop by the Youth Services desk for
Christmastime. For further information on the additional information. Donations will
North Aurora Mothers Club visit their website at: be collected throughout December.
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Programs For Adults
Poetry/Writers’ Group memories for you and your family. Have a project you are
Coming in 2010. working on? Need a little incentive to organize your photo
Share ideas, read work out loud and explore new writing to collection? Join North Aurora resident Vicki Evans and her
get your creative juices flowing. Keep checking our website lively group for an evening of scrapbooking. Newcomers are
or stop by the Adult Services Information desk for updates always welcome.
and more information. Open to adults in the Fox Valley area. Yarning Group
Computer Rx Mondays, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Coming in January 2010. December 7 • January 4 • February 1
Sign up for one-on-one help sessions in anything you need to Join a lively group dedicated to helping each other further our
get started: basic computer skills, setting up an e-mail account, skills and enjoyment of knitting, crocheting, and other needle
searching on the Internet, scanning photos. Learn how to use arts. Newcomers and novices welcome!
the computer your kids gave you for Christmas, or make a Digital Photography Basics
New Year’s resolution to finally get a handle on the Internet. Tuesday, January 19 • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Find solutions to your questions. Call or stop by the Adult Join professional photographer, Roger Mattingly,
Services desk for more information and to sign up for a learn the basics and take control of your digital
session. camera. This hands-on class will take you
The Stitcher’s Group through basic screen commands, navigating your
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. instruction book, setting up flash-free and special
December 3 & 17 • January 7 & 21 • February 4 & 18 situation photos; plus scanning, copying and using digital
Pick a project, and we’ll provide the supplies and selected kits. video projectors. Bring your camera and instruction book.
Or, bring your own stitching project to work on. Gather with Advance registration encouraged, class size is limited.
this fun group to enjoy learning and using skills in cross-stitch, Every Second Counts!: CPR/AED Training
needlepoint and embroidery. A talented group leader will get Saturday, January 30 • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cost $10
your projects rolling. Newcomers and all levels of skill are Complete American Heart Association
encouraged to come. Adult/Child CPR and AED training, gain
Memoir Writing Group confidence in saving lives, and receive
Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. certification. A Red Cross Certified trainer
December 15 • January 19 • February 16 from CAATS will take you through this
Join in the lively discussion and interesting reads. Members hands-on class. All training materials
have the opportunity to lead a gathering. are provided during the class, with a
Messenger Public Library Book Discussion Group take-home book available for an extra fee of $15. Advance
Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. registration required before January 25th, class size is
December 9 • The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency limited, suitable for teens and adult.
by Alexander McCall Smith American Sign Language - Six Week Class
January 13 • Black Dahlia by by James Ellroy Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
February 10 • We Pointed Them North: February 16 & 23 • March 2, 9, 16 & 23
Recollections of a Cowpuncher Gain the skills needed to begin communicating in American
by E.C.Abbott Sign Language. Learn and practice in this fun and useful
Scrapbooking Group class taught by the Center for Independent Living’s Maria
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Hernandez. (The book used in this class will be available
December 16 • January 20 • February 17 for purchase for a suggested donation of $10.) Advance
Learn new techniques and get creative ideas with others registration required by February 9th, class size is limited.
who share your interest in this popular form of preserving
Programs For Teens Young Adults in Grades 6-12
See also: Programs for Older Youth on page 3. Check our website for possible additions.
Registration opens 10 days prior to the date of your 4-function, scientific, or graphing calculator.
the program unless otherwise indicated. Registration will be open February 1-13.
ACT Test Prep – Kaplan Teen Blog
Saturday, February 20 • 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Catch up with the newest releases, what’s
A representative from Kaplan will provide a proctored ACT happening for teens at Messenger, and the wider
practice test and return scores with analyzed results. Don’t world of media on our Teen Blog. Find the link
forget your #2 pencils, a healthy snack, and on our homepage: www.messengerpl.org.
Programs For Children
Weekly Storytimes Popcorn Day!
Monday, January 18 • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Starting in January 2010, online registration for Ages 7 - 12.
children’s programs will be available through the Join us for popcorn stories, popcorn crafts and just plain
Library website: www.messenger.org. Registration delicious popcorn. Registration required.
can still be made in person and over the phone.
Registration will open for each program 10 days prior Movies at the Library:
to the date of the program. Minimum registration for Disney’s Alice In Wonderland (MPAA G)
all storytimes: 5 children. Saturday, January 23 • 2:00 p.m.
Ages 5 and up.
Lapsit (Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. • January 14, 21, 28 Join us for a movie on the big screen and snacks!
February 4, 11, 18 Registration required.
Children under 2 years of age come with an adult to enjoy
stories, rhymes, and songs chosen especially for babies. Beginning Origami
Please register 10 days before each session. Saturday, February 6 • 2:00 p.m.
Ages 7 and up.
Toddler Flip, fold, and bend! Learn how to make fun and easy
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. • January 14, 21, 28 origami projects. Registration required.
February 4, 11, 18
Children ages 2-3 come with an adult to hear stories and Drop-In Valentine Crafts
songs, and rhymes. Please register 10 days before each Friday, February 12 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
session. Ages 3 and up.
Drop-In. No registration necessary.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. • January 13, 20, 27 Family Bingo Night
February 3, 10, 17 Monday, February 22
3-5 year-olds who are able to participate unaccompanied by 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
an adult listen to stories, songs, and rhymes that will get kids All Ages.
ready to read on their own. Please register 10 days before Celebrate Family Day at your library and
each session. enjoy an evening of Bingo with your
Afterschool Club No registration necessary.
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.– 4:15 p.m.
January 12, 19, 26 • February 2, 9, 16 Paws and Read
Laid-back stories and theme-related crafts allow the kids Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
to kick back from a day at school. January 26 • February 23 • March 23
Please register 10 days before each session. Practice reading with our dog friends from the Fox Valley
Therapy Dog Club. All teams are registered members of
Bilingual Storytime the Fox Valley Therapy Dog Club. Registration required.
Mondays, 6:00 p.m. • Janu a ry 11 • February 15
Families enjoy stories and songs in Spanish and English led Lego® Club
by Anna Marie Rios. No registration necessary. (Sponsored by the North Aurora Mother’s Club)
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Special Progams January 14 • February 11 • March 11
When required, registration opens 10 days prior All ages. Build your own Lego® creation to be displayed
to the date of the program. in the library. Legos® will be provided. No registration
Read & Vote: Best Book of 2009
November – December Legos® Needed!
Will one of these win the Newbery Award? 4th grade - Adult Help us build our new Lego® collection by donating
Register, read 3 or more books from our list of contenders, and your gently used Legos® to the Youth Services
then vote for your favorite. Details are available at the Youth Department.
Decorate Our Bulletin Board
Tuesday, December 29 • 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Help us create a bulletin board masterpiece. Ages 7 and up
Drop-In. No registration necessary.
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gift. For further information on the Friends
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staff up to serve you better. Christmas Eve
Investment Magazine Donation Thursday, December 24
A gift subscription to BetterInvesting Magazine Friday, December 25
was donated to the Library from the “West Macy’s Museum Adventure Pass New Year’s Eve
Chicago Illinois Chapter of the Better Investing Thursday, December 31
Club”. BetterInvesting contains a collection of New Year’s Day
Friday, January 1, 2010
investment news, stock analysis, company
reviews, and educational features in each issue. Library Board of Trustees:
Marguerite Treest, President
The magazine is available for review in the Janet Leach,Vice-President
Quiet Reading Room of the Library. Several David J.Young,Treasurer
Better Investing Club members live in North Free Museum Rolin Rapp, Secretary
Aurora. Passes are now Tanya Berley
available at your Dominick J. Leo
Self-Service Fax Machine library (through
William R. Middleton
Available August 2010). The Library Board of Trustees
meets the second Thursday of the
A self-serve fax machine has been installed in Visit www.museumadventure.org month in the Library’s Conference
the Library. The cost for the first page is $1.50 for further information. Room at 7:00 p.m.
and each additional page is
www.messengerpl.org Library Administrator
G. Kevin Davis