Gadget Help Desk
Did you get a new gadget for the holidays? Not sure what to do with it? The Library canhelp you out! For select days during the month of January, you can stop in at the Library and get a private lesson on how to use the free digital services available to you with your Library card. Check out free audiobooks, ebooks & movies with Overdrive. Download digital magazines with Flipster. Learn a new language with Pronunciator. You can also register for a special apps class and learn about free services available on your smart device (both iOS& Android). Register online for the apps class here.
|Gadget Help Desk Days||Time||Location|
|Friday, Jan. 9th & 23rd||10-noon||South|
|Friday, Jan. 16th & 30th||10-noon||Mahan|
|Saturday, Jan. 24th & 31st||1-5pm||Main|
Parent Engagement Classes
Starting in January, The Main Library in LaGrange will host special Parent engagement classes focusing on early childhood development and school readiness. These classes are presented by KIDPDA Early Childhood Council and are open to any caregiver. Childcare will be provided by library staff for registered children ages 2 and up while space is available. Registration is online. Caregivers attending without children donít have to register. Classes are every 3rd Saturday at 10:30am.
January 17 - Having Real Talk with Children
February 21 - Use Big, Fat, Juicy Words
March 21 - Speaking in Complete Sentences
April 18 - Positive and Negative Statements
May 16 - Screen Time
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR CHILDCARE.
Free Tax Prep
VITA Tax services will be providing free tax preparation at the Main Library again this year. This service is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Call for scheduling. Volunteers will be in the Library from noon-8pm every Thursday starting January 22nd, and 10am-1pm on most Saturdays starting January 31st.
Please Remember to Bring: Tax information such as Forms W-2, 1099, 1095a, Childcare Statements, Tuition/Education, Medical, Charitable Contributions. Copy of last year's Tax Return, and bank information for direct deposit. A VALID PICTURE ID FOR YOU AND YOUR SPOUCE AND SOCIAL SECUTITY CARDS OR ITIN LETERS FOR ALL PERSON ON YOU TAX RETURN, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Call 647-3072 for information & scheduling.
Sparkreads: Literary Discussion Club
Want to brush up on your literary knowledge? Want to know more about classic books, but don't have the time to read War & Peace? Join us for this monthly, relaxed presentation on literary classics. We'll discuss themes, historical context, trivia & more! Each month will focus on a different book. You don't have to have read the book to attend- this is a great way to sample classics and find new reading material, or just to come hang out with other book worms. Registration is not required for these events.
January 9th, 10am: POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
Show off your knowledge at our monthly trivia nights! Questions match the month's STEAM Theme. You can play on teams or individually in this Jeopardy style challenge. Win prizes and learn in a fun, relaxed environment. The trivia group meets in the Computer Lab of the Main Library every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30. Registration is not required.
January 8th, 6:30pm
Crafty Readers: Monthly adult book club with discussion & crafts!
Crafty Readers is a book club for adults that pairs good books and great discussion with a craft project! This group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month at the Main Library in LaGrange. Monthly registration is required; once registered, copies of the book will be sent to the participants. Crafty Reader book check out is for one week.
January 15th: Wolf Hall Click to Register
Game Days: Tabletop Gaming Extravaganza!
Join us at the Main Library every 3rd Saturdary of the month from 1-5pm for open gaming! We'll have lots of board games on hand for you to try out, or you can feel free to bring your own. Staff will also be on hand to help teach how to play games. Families are welcome, but due to the complexity of the games offered, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a drop-in event, registration is not required.
Monthly computer classes are offered at the Main Library in LaGrange on a rotating basis. See the Computer Class Page for a list of offerings.
One-on-one computer tutoring at South Oldham Library and Mahan Library on alternating Fridays!