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November 2021

We're excited to share the latest news about the programs and services being offered to our community throughout November. This month we celebrate themes of gratitude and autumn.

The Cybrarium is grateful for the support it has received since our opening earlier this year. Over 10,000 individuals have signed up for a Cybrarium card and each day sees more. Be sure to visit in-person and online through our Digital Library for new classes, resources, and opportunities to learn and enrich your lives at the Cybrarium.
Online Calendar & Room Reservations

General Interest & All Ages Programs

Many programs target specific age groups, but there are several each month that are open to everyone. These general interest programs are a great way for everyone in the family to have a good time at the Cybrarium. Invite your friends and loved ones to experience the Cybrarium together!

Wednesday | Nov. 24 | 5:00-7:00 PM

Tabletop games, entertainment, and family fun for all ages and families!

Children's Programs

There are children's programs each week at the Cybrarium. Storytimes and craft activities take place throughout the month targeting toddlers, pre-school, and primary school ages. Not to mention, all that parents, guardians, and caregivers can learn from our Children's Librarian, Ms. Patricia, and from each other during group activities.

Fridays | 10:30-11:00 AM
Ages 0-5

Stories and activities for the Cybrarium's youngest readers and their caregivers. Learn the ABCs, 123s, and other concepts while having fun.

November 5
: We Are Going on a Pumpkin Hunt by Steve Metzger
Activity:  Pumpkin hunt and counting activity
November 12
: Apple Cake: a Gratitude by Dawn Casey
Book: Tub Tub Loves Mornings Best by Adriana Deben
Activity: Indoor sidewalk games
November 19
: A Thank You Walk by Nancy Loewen
Book: Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes
Book: Thank You, Mr. Panda by Steve Anthony
Activity:  Autumn sensory box guessing game

Tuesdays | 4:00-5:00 PM
Ages 5-8

Join Ms. Patty for some after-school fun with a story and hands-on craft.

November 2
: Clatterbas! A Day of the Dead Celebration by Richard Keep
Book: The Story Behind Day of the Dead by Melissa Rae Shofner
Activity: Make papel picado (punched paper)

November 9
: The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
Activity:  Create an “All About Me” poster 

November 16
: Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer
Book: Tub Tub Loves Mornings Best by Adriana Deben
Activity: Inside sidewalk games

November 23
: ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey
Book: Thanksgiving at the Tappletons by Eileen Spinelli
Activity: Turkey tissue paper suncatcher

November 30
: Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson
Book: All We Need by Kathy Wolff
Activity: Design I am “beary” thankful journal

Saturdays | 2:00-3:00 PM

Ages 8-12
Experiment with all sorts of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math-based activities and crafts. You'll be surprised by what you learn!
*Registration Required*

November 6     Flying Birds
Can you fly Paper Birds using a balloon? Use the power of static electricity to magically pick up the paper and move it around.

November 13     Wind-powered Cars
Can you design and build a sail to attach to a toy car that will make the car move, powered only by the wind?

November 20    Magnetic Puppets
Can you make a puppet move using the power of magnets? Make your own cardboard box theatre and experiment with magnetism.

November 27    Windmill Challenge
A windmill is a machine that converts energy from the wind into useful work by rotating. Design a windmill that will do work!

Register for STEAM Saturdays

Teens & Young Adults

On your mark, get set, go! Show off your drifting skills and join us for some MarioKart fun.
TAB is an opportunity where teens in the community can make their voice heard by providing advice and insight that would make the Cybrarium a more teen-friendly place and help the community. Plus, it’s a fun, meaningful way to earn some service hours.

Adult Programs

Adults can learn, craft, and improve their lives during October's programs. All events are free of cost and open to the public. Be sure to check for registration requirements as spots may be limited.

Community Happenings 

The Cybrarium continues to host the Lamplighters Writing Group. The Lamplighters are a group of talented and aspiring writers with a flexible and dedicated membership.

Meetings are held in the First Floor Meeting Room on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 4:00-6:00 PM.

November 10

Stop by and say hello at the Cybrarium's Downtown Farmer's Market table. We won't have food, but we will have information about upcoming events and a take-and-make craft kit.

Cybrarium Round-up

The round-up covers all that you missed since our last newsletter and provides updates about Cybrarium services. This month we look back at October programs:
The Cybrarium was nearly at capacity during our special Spooky All Families Fun Night on October 27th. More than 300 families attended and we had over 500 visitors during the night! We look forward to hosting more special events featuring the talent of Fantasy Theatre Factory in the future.
Teens competed in a Super Smash Bros. tournament. The winner received a 3D print of the character of their choice: in this case, Kirby!
Adults got creative at our Coffee and Canvas program: making individual art pieces while having coffee from around the world.

Collection News

Nearly every week the Cybrarium receives new books, DVDs, comics, and other materials. Below are some highlights of what's new to the shelves:
We are happy to announce a new addition to the Cybrarium's STEAM Kit collection for adults and teens. The first set of kits features a variety of musical instruments, a loom kit, a drawing tablet, and a telescope. More kits will debut in November, so follow our social media posts or visit to keep up-to-date on the latest news.
Notice: The Cybrarium's book return/book drop has been moved. You'll find it closer to the parking garage and short-term parking on W Mowry Drive. The move brings the return closer to most parking and helps keep everything dry when it rains. Of course, you are always welcome to return materials inside during operating hours.

Staff Picks: Book Recommendation



by Marissa Meyer

Meyer (Instant Karma) explores the power of fiction in this inventive "Rumpelstiltskin" reimagining. Every full moon, the sadistic Erlking and his undead coterie enter the mortal realm to steal wandering children and hunt magical creatures.

Pale-skinned Serilda Moller, 18, knows to remain indoors on such nights, but when she hears hellhounds chasing two moss maidens near her family's cabin in Marchenfeld, she feels compelled to intervene. Serilda successfully secrets the duo into the root cellar but is then confronted by the Erlking. Rather than betray the maidens, Serilda—a spellbinding storyteller with gold wheels for irises—falsely asserts that she is harvesting straw to spin into gold.

The Erlking departs, but on the next full moon, abducts Serilda to his castle, where he locks her in a cell piled with hay and threatens murder if her claims prove false. Serilda is despondent until a pale, redheaded teen called Gild appears and offers to complete her impossible task—for a price. Intricate worldbuilding and star-crossed romance help temper the Erlking's brutality, and though the book is overlong, well-drawn characters will leave readers craving a sequel.

Ages 12– and up.
Search for Books & More Online

Visit the Cybrarium's online catalog to search for the latest books, audiobooks, and comics. If you can't find it on our shelves, try using our digital collections: Cloud Library and Hoopla for more options.
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