During the short, cold days of winter, staff at the Public Library of Commerce invite patrons to visit to enjoy many indoor programs for all ages. And, when visiting, guests are encouraged to consult books and DVDs to keep them entertained during the long dark evenings.
“No matter what the weather is outside, there’s a 100 percent chance it will snow inside the library,” says assistant librarian Tami McClung. “Take one of the children’s books from the ‘Snow or No?’ display and browse our StoryWalk: Snowballs by Lois Ehlert. Enjoy a take-out snowman at the end.”
McClung adds, “Storybook Art Club, Chess Club, Korean Culture Program, Writers’ Group and Book Vine are just a few of the recurring monthly programs. In February we will have a special visit from the East Jackson High School Robotics Club and celebrate the Lunar New Year.”
Library manager Angel Abounader reminds caregivers, “Don’t forget to treat your child or grandchild to an old-fashioned ‘Drive-In’ movie at Commerce Civic Center this Saturday, January 22 at 11 a.m. The kids will build your sweet outing from provided boxes and materials, then at 11:45 a.m. settle in with some popcorn for a kid-friendly G-movie.
New adult dramas now available include: ‘Invisible’ by Danielle Steel, ‘The Paris Detective’ by James Patterson, ‘Criminal Mischief’ by Stuart Woods, ‘Anthem’ by Noah Hawley, ‘The Starless Crown’ by James Rollins, Seasonal Work” by Laura Lippman, “Beasts of a Small Country” by Juhea Kim, “Pity for the Beast” by Robin McLean, “The Dangers of an Ordinary Night” by Lynne Reaves and “The Ballerinas” by Rachel Kapelke – Dale.
Non-fiction short stories include: “Fauci – Expect the Unexpected” by Anthony S. Fauci, “The Violence Project” by Jillian Peterson, “Field Notes for Food and Adventure” by Brad Leone, “The Vanilla Bean Baking Book” by Sarah Loeffer. and “Fatherhood – A Complete Guide to Birth, Finding Balance, and Becoming a Happy Parent.”
There are also several new biographies and memoirs, including: “Both/And” by Huma Abedin, “The Last King of America” by Andrew Roberts, “Leonard Cohen” by Harry Freedman, “Walking Miracle” by Ryan Shazier , “Apparently There Were Complaints” by Sharon Gless and the classic “Surprised by Joy” by CS Lewis.
Upcoming programs at the library include:
• Friday 21, Baby and Me at 10:30 p.m.
•Book Vine with author Muriel Pritchett at 1 p.m.
• Saturday, drive-in at the Civic Center at 11 a.m.
• Wednesday, Kidsercise at 10:30 am
• Thursdays, Teen Smash from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Friday, baby and me at 10:30 a.m.