Carpenter-Carse Library News

Today: Spanish Story Time
Story time en Español is at 9:30 a.m. with Leah Hamilton leading songs, stories and games in Spanish. Ages 0-5; free.

Today: Kids’ concert
Join us at 4 p.m. for a musical afternoon with Ethan Tischler (Mr. Ethan from Music for Sprouts). All ages welcome; free.

Tech Time
Did you know the library offers individual technical services? Our IT person can help with any computer or personal device issues you are having. Maybe you’d like to open an email account, learn a new program, or download an audio book? Tech hours are Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Please call for an appointment.

Youngsters Story Time Every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-10 a.m. children ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited for stories, movement, songs and snacks in the library’s community room (entrance is west of the front door).

Afternoon Family Movie
Friday at 3 p.m. “The Lego Ninjago Movie” will be on the big screen. We’ll provide the popcorn. All ages welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. All family movies are rated G or PG.

Crafternoon: Valentines
Come make Valentine’s cards for friends and family next Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m. All ages welcome, children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Sign up in the library or email

Peaceful Practical Parenting Class with Maris Rose
This class runs on consecutive Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Feb. 15 and 22. In an atmosphere of warmth, humor, and understanding, parents will learn techniques (and the concepts behind their effectiveness) to bring peace, connection, simplicity, and respectful cooperation to family life. The first class focuses on building a strong foundation/connection with children. The second class focuses on sharing the results of practicing the tools discussed in the first class. Then we address some trickier, sometimes more difficult behaviors.

It is most beneficial to attend both evenings as the second class builds upon the first. However, parents will find the material helpful even if they can only attend one evening.

These classes are free, but donations are encouraged. Space is limited; please contact the library to register: or 482-2878.

Saturday Matinee
“Dunkirk” rated PG-13 is the Feb. 17 film selection starting at 1 p.m. This acclaimed 2017 WWII thriller tells the story of the evacuation of Dunkirk, France, in which 400,000 Allied troops were rescued following a catastrophic defeat. The film, directed by Christopher Nolan, stars Kenneth Branagh, Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, and Cillian Murphy.

Book Discussion Group
On Feb. 28 at 7 p.m., join a discussion by avid readers of the book “Salvage the Bones” by Jesmyn Ward. Meetings are held at group members’ homes. For more information, including directions, contact Shelli at 482-2269 or

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