ImagineIF Libraries Kalispell - December Events
Try your hand at print making, play to bring out your inner child and think more seriously about what skills make a maker. Cap it all off with Making Montana, a two-day event celebrating making and 21st century skills. It’s all about Making, with a capital M, this winter at ImagineIF Libraries.
Carve your own block, play with patterns, and make a simple design shine. Take home a graphic art print ready to frame or hang on the wall. While supplies last. December 4-8
Staying Alive in the Backcountry: Avalanche 101
Join local author and owner of Crested Butte Outdoors International, Susan Purvis, to learn more about the dangers of avalanches and what you can do to mitigate the risks. Hang around to check out some avie gear from Rocky Mountain Outfitters or buy a signed copy of her newly released Go find: My Journey to find the lost - and myself. ImagineIF Kalispell Meeting Room - December 18, 6 p.m.
Trivia @ the Brewery
Enjoy trivia night every Monday at the brewery, with trivia questions provided by ImagineIF Libraries. Put your brain to the test! Kalispell Brewing Company - Mondays, 6-8 p.m.
Friends of the Library Book Club
The Friends book group meets the second Tuesday of the month in the meeting room at ImagineIF Kalispell, September through June. All are invited to join the discussion.
Next month’s selection: News of the World by Paulette Jiles.
In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world. An elderly widower who has lived through three wars and fought in two of them, the captain enjoys his rootless, solitary existence. In Wichita Falls, he is offered a $50 gold piece to deliver a young orphan to her relatives. ImagineIF Kalispell Meeting Room - January 8, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Rubber Eraser Print Making
Kids become printmakers as they carve rubber erasers into stamps and make art prints to take home. Explore reverse images, negative and positive space, and tessellation. Especially for children in grades K-6. While supplies last. - December 4-8
ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS
Sing, dance, read and explore while also building social and emotional skills. This fun and interactive class is for toddlers and preschoolers who love to move! Bring your sense of fun for the included messy and sensory play that helps prepare children for future learning success. Caregiver participation encouraged. (ages 2-4) - Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
With a special emphasis on independence and a focus on longer stories, listening, and taking turns, preschoolers in this class will gain skills they need for kindergarten success. Sessions will also include fun songs, movement and basic literacy concepts, as well as math and science exploration. (ages 4-5) - Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Share smiles, stories, rhymes and more at this entertaining and interactive class for infants and toddlers and their caregivers. Rhythm and repetition form a foundation for learning by strengthening language connections in the brain. Participants will also learn fun techniques for using books, songs, and rhymes at home. (birth to age 2) -Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m.
Anime and manga otaku unite! Come together to watch anime, eat popcorn, discuss manga and meet other fans. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Showing this month: “Snow White with the Red Hair.” - December 6, 4-5:30 p.m
Teen Maker Night
Local high school and middle school students are invited to meet at the library. Discuss your favorite books and enjoy gaming on our Wii and awesome new tools, free food and a chill atmosphere. This month, use metal stamps to create hardware jewelry for yourself or someone else. - December 20, 4-5:30 p.m.
For more information visit http://imagineiflibraries.org/.