ImagineIF Libraries Kalispell - January Events
Get creative and make your life a little cozier with a custom blend of mulling spices, use your collaboration skills as you contribute to the Montana Heart Project, and put your problem-solving skills to work as you puzzle through a knot tying station. Don’t miss Making Montana, a two-day event with more 21st century skills in action. This winter at ImagineIF Libraries we’re making a big deal about making.
Community of Love
Contribute to the Montana Heart Project by drawing a heart and making the “We are a Community of Love” installation come to life. By collaborating, expressions of love, grief and forgiveness will come together to make a powerful impression. January 6-16
Jennifer Thompson, artist in residence January 7th and 14th from 4-6pm
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 of the Library Book Club meets the second Tuesday of the month in the meeting room at ImagineIF Kalispell. All are invited to join the discussion. Next month’s selection: Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
In the city of Bogotá, Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medellín cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies above. Back then, Antonio witnessed a friend’s murder, an event that haunts him still. As he investigates, he discovers the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past. ImagineIF Kalispell Meeting Room, February 11, 4:30 p.m.
Transform the library into a child-scale den of your own design. Collaborate with other kids to construct a sprawling fort and then cozy up inside with a great book. Especially for kids ages 5 and up. Jan 9-15
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. Especially for children from birth to age 2. Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m.
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. Especially for 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. Especially for ages 4-5. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Teen Fandom Meet-Up
Are you a total anime nerd? Do you have a favorite Riverdale ship? Write Avengers fanfic? This is the place for you! Connect with other teens and create art inspired by fandom. Especially for 6th-12th graders. This month: Dinner & A Show. Create a personal pizza and chow down while watching an anime film with other fans. Otaku unite! January 9th, 4-5:30 p.m.
Teen Maker Social
Tinker, create and make. Also, snacks! Especially for 6th-12th graders. This month: Paint Together. Savor a mug of decadent hot cocoa while painting a masterpiece. Featuring Creative Bug, our brand-new online DIY resource. January 23rd, 4-5:30 p.m.