Watercolor Workshop, a Special Storytime, & More at Fremont Library
The Fremont Area District Library is planning to host several fun and educational events in February for the whole family. These events are FREE, as always.
Fun with Watercolor: Workshop with Lori McElrath Eslick will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS WORKSHOP. Lori is a children’s book illustrator and Hallmark greeting card artist who will guide you through an easy step-by-step watercolor painting session. This FREE workshop is for adults at any skill level. Call 231-928-0256 to register.
The Winter Reading Challenge for all ages continues through February 28th. Children can sign up in the Children’s Department and teens and adults can sign up at the Reference Desk. Each age group will get a reading log with a challenge to complete, and when finished, you can bring it in for a prize. Children and teens will also be entered into grand prize drawings.
Storytimes run from January 19th-April 14th. Toddler Storytime, for babies and toddlers up to age 3, will be held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., and Family Storytime for children up to age 5 will be held on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. A special Saturday Storytime with Michelle Dubois, for children up to age 5 will be on February 12th at 11:00 a.m in the Community Room. Michelle recently published a book called Practice Makes Hard Things Easy, and she will read her book and be available to sign copies after. Masks are recommended at all Storytimes during this time. We’ll also be showing the Afternoon Movie Encanto on Thursday, February 24th at 3:30 p.m. Snacks will be served, and all are welcome.
Junk Journaling for ages 10 and up will take place on February 10th anytime between 3:00-5:00. This is a scrapbooking and journal hybrid. Use up what you have and supplement with found, recycled, repurposed and thrifted items. Materials provided.
We’ll be showing a couple movies at our Movie Mondays—this month in honor of Black History Month. Respect, the movie about Aretha Franklin starring Jennifer Hudson will start at 2:00 p.m. on Feb. 14th (PG-13; 145 min). Just Mercy will be showing in our Community Room on Monday, Feb. 28th at 2:00 p.m. This true story follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson and his history-making battle for justice (PG-13; 137 min). These movies are FREE and snacks are provided.
The Wednesday Readers Book Group will meet on Monday, February 14th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev, and the Daytime Book Group will meet on Thursday, February 24th at 12:30 p.m. (title TBD). Anyone is welcome to join these book groups. Books for these groups are available at the library’s front desk ahead of the meeting if you’d like to check out a copy and join the group.
For more information about any of these events, please contact the library at 231-924-3480 or visit www.fremontlibrary.net.
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