Good afternoon!

I'm happy to see that this cold is predicted to break over the weekend, so February should start out with some warmer weather. Come beat the winter blues with your friends at the library.

This newsletter covers adult events, but be sure to check out our events calendars online or at your favorite library location for details about programs for children and teens.

As always, if you have any suggestions for future events, I'm happy to hear them.

See you at the library!


Adult Services Coordinator

Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library



Featured Event: Fresh Pasta with Chef Katy

Northside Branch: Tuesday February 5, 6:00pm

Learn about fresh pasta with Chef Katy River! In this class you will learn how to roll out and hand cut pasta dough. Fresh pasta tastes great and cooks in minutes for a quick, homemade meal. You will leave class with 1 lb of pasta as well as the recipes to create and prepare the dough at home. One lucky participant will win a $25 gift certificate for Simple Spoon!




This month at Main Library

Free Cooking and Nutrition Classes: Wednesdays through March 13, 5pm (Main Library Annex)

 The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP is offering a FREE series of 9 workshops for adults caring for childrem. The workshops last 90 minutes each and are done in small groups.

You will learn:

- Healthy food choices and kid friendly recipes

- New cooking skills

- How to keep food safe

You will receive a free cooking tool at each class!

Knit and Crochet at Lunch: Friday February 8, (Main Library 2nd floor)

 Looking for something to do on your lunch break? Come knit or crochet with us. Feel free to bring whatever project your're working on! We'll have some yarn and patterns on hand in case you need inspiration. Beginners are welcome! Stop by for whatever amount of time you're available.

Tai Chi: Tuesdays February 12 and 26, 5pm (Main Library Annex)

Come enjoy this gentle, standing form of exercise, which helps with balance and mobility! Please wear comfortable clothing. Our guest presenter is Pam Nichols, a certified Tai Chi instructor through the Tao Academy of Kansas City. We meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Please register if you would like to receive an e-mail reminder.




This month at Northside Branch


Art Display - Steven Riggs: Until February 8 (Myers Meeting Room)

Steven Riggs is a professional Artist, Designer and Architectural Designer who resides in Columbus, Ohio. He has studied art for his entire life and is widely known for his striking work, high standards in artistic presentation and captivating portraits. His works are in private and corporate collections throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, and China. Selected works will be on display at the library until February 8, 2019. If you haven't had a chance to visit this display, it is not to be missed.

Tips for Effective Gardening - Culinary and Medicinal Herbs: Monday February 4, 6pm (Myers Meeting Room) - This class will also be offered at our South Salem Branch on Monday February 11, 6pm. Hands-on activity at Northside Branch only.

Learn about growing culinary and medicinal herbs from seeds, and how to use them. Hands-on activity: Materials will be available to plant a selection of herb seeds during this event (8 seeds per household). Master Gardener Volunteers will take care of germination and initial seedling care,and plants will be ready to pick up at the March event. Registration is required for the hands-on portion of this class.

Novels at Night: Thursday February 14, 6:30pm (Myers Meeting Room)

Our new evening book club will meet the 2nd Thursday of every month! Copies of each month's book are available several weeks ahead of time at the Main Library and the Northside Branch. Here's what we'll be reading this winter and spring:

February 14: Fredrik Backman's Bear Town

March 14: Hope Jahren's Lab Girl

April 11: Amor Towles' A Gentleman in Moscow

May 9: M. L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans


Around the county this month:

Book Clubs:

Art & Crafts:

Cooking & Food:

Other Events:

Community Sponsored Events:

These are events that are organized by groups or organizations other than the library, but are held in library spaces, and are open to the public. Contact information for each event is provided on the Events page. The library does not advocate or endorse the policies or purposes of any group or individual using the library meeting room.


**  Registration required. Please click on any event title for more information.


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