December PreK Family Night is Monday!

Image: Book cover of "Bear Stays Up for Christmas" by Karma Wilson

Our next Family Night for preschoolers (ages 2-5) will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6.

Come join us for stories, crafts, snacks, and merry-making fun!

Seating is limited as we encourage social distancing. Please limit attendance to one adult per child. Masks are NOT required but are welcome if it makes you more comfortable.

Reservations are REQUIRED! Please fill out the form below or call 573-471-4140 to make a reservation.

Family Night for K-3 to be held Monday, Nov. 8

Reservations are open for our November Family Night for children in kindergarten through third grade.

Join us at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 8 as we read “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving,” make a Thanksgiving “dinner,” and eat Thanksgiving “dinner!”

 

Seating is limited as we still encourage social distancing. We ask that attendance be limited to one adult per registered child. Masks are NOT required but you are free to wear one if you prefer.

Reservations are REQUIRED! Please complete the form below or call 573-471-4140 to register.

Book discussion group to meet November 16

The book discussion group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, to discuss the book The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A 2019 Oprah’s Book Club selection, The Water Dancer is the story of America’s oldest struggle–the struggle to tell the truth — and is set in 19th century Virginia against the backdrop of the struggle to end slavery and the approach of the Civil War.

Books are available at the library to any cardholders who would like to participate in the group.

Pre-K Family Night to be held Monday, November 1

Our next Family Night for preschoolers (ages 2-5) will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 1.

Come join us for books, snacks, and crafts as we get ready for Thanksgiving!

Seating is limited as we encourage social distancing. Please limit attendance to one adult per child. Masks are NOT required but are welcome if it makes you more comfortable.

Reservations are REQUIRED! Please call visit us online at www.sikeston.lib.mo.us or call 573-471-4140 to make a reservation.

Preschool Family Night to be held October 4

Family Nights return for preschoolers at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 4 in the Draughon Room (lower level of the library).

Come join us as we celebrate fall and Halloween with books and songs, crafts and snacks!

Seating is limited as we are encouraging social distancing. To reduce the amount of people in the room, please limit attendance to one adult per child. Masks are NOT required but you are free to wear one if it makes you more comfortable.

Reservations are REQUIRED! Please fill out the form below or call 573-471-4140 to make a reservation.

Book discussion group resumes in September

After a short hiatus, our Book Discussion Group will resume meeting in September.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 21, to discuss the book The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk for library card holders.

The Radium Girls — “As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their bosses that the luminous material was safe, the women themselves shone brightly in the dark, covered from head to toe with the glowing dust. With such a coveted job, these ‘shining girls’ were considered the luckiest alive–until they began to fall mysteriously ill. As the fatal poison of the radium took hold, they found themselves embroiled in one of America’s biggest scandals and a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights.”

During the month of October, the group will be discussing Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng.

Subsequent meetings of the group will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month.

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