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December 2021

We're excited to share the latest news about the programs and services being offered to our community throughout December. This month we celebrate theme of Fun for the Holidays.

The Cybrarium will be closed for the Christmas holiday on December 24 and 25. We will also close early at 5:00 PM on New Year's Eve, December 31. You can enjoy a variety of resources from home by visiting the Cybrarium's Digital Library: eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and more can be found online with your Cybrarium card.
December calendar of events
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!
Concert Series: Jazz Band, December 1, 6:00-7:00 PM
Never Everglades, December 29, 6:00-7:00 PM
All Families Fun Night: Wednesday, December 29, 5:00-7:00 PM

Wednesday | Dec. 29 | 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, preschoolers, and primary school children. Parents, guardians, and caregivers can also learn from our Children's Librarian, Ms. Patricia, and from each other during group activities.
Lil Learners: Holiday Read Alouds, Fridays, December 3, 10, and 17; 10:30-11:00 AM

Fridays | 10:30-11:00 AM
Ages 0-4

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

December 3
: Dream Snow by Eric Carlisle
Activity: Snowflake art
December 10
: Merry Christmas from Biscuit by Alyssa Capucilli
Book: Corduroy's Christmas by Don Freeman
Activity: Bear paper bag puppet
December 17
: Llama Llama Wakey-Wake by Anna Dewdney
Book: Llama Llama Holiday Drama by Anna Dewdney
Activity: Dot art - design a Christmas ornament

December 31 - Bilingual
: Winter Invierno by Ailie Busbie
Book: El Oso y la Liebre en la Nieve by Emily Gravett
Activity: Snowball fun

Little Makers

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

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

December 7
: Celebrate Hanukkah by Deborah Heiligman
Book: Hanukkah Hamster by Michelle Markel
Activity: Hanukkah craft and game

December 14
: Gingerbread Friends by Jan Brett
Book: Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
Activity: Create your own yummy gingerbread house

December 21
: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
Activity: A sweet treat for all

December 28
: Li'l Rabbit's Kwanzaa by Donna L. Washington
Activity: Make a Kwanzaa placemat

STEAM Saturdays

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*

December 4     Glass Jar Xylophone
Let's produce sound with a glass jar xylophone.

December 11     What Causes Sound?
What causes sound? In this science of sound activity, you will do more than just find the answer; you'll see it for yourself!

December 18    Create your own Instrument
Learn fascinating facts about different kinds of instruments as you create your own unique craft that you can actually play!

Register for STEAM Saturdays

Teens & Young Adults

Study Sessions, Fridays, December 3, 10, 17, Ages 13-23, 4:00-5:30 PM
How to Apply to College; Tuesday, December 7, 5:00-6:30 PM; Ages 13 and above
Wield your knowledge of pop culture to win a few rounds of Trivial Pursuit. 
The Teen Advisory Board 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 December's programs. All events are free and open to the public. Be sure to check for registration requirements, as spots may be limited.
Getting Ready for Tax Season, Monday, December 27, 5:30-7:30 PM

Technology Classes

The Cybrarium offers a variety of technology and computer classes each month. Most classes are targeted for adults, ages 18 and above. See below to learn more about the technology classes and presentations offered this December.

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 5:00-630 PM.

December 8

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 November's programs:
Children participating in our STEAM Saturdays program were blown away with our exploration of the power of wind. Children were challenged to design and build a sail to attach to a toy car to see if they could make the car move using only wind.
Adults tapped into gratitude for the present and hope for the future in creating Vision Boards with ideas, things they love, people they are grateful for, and hopes for what comes next. 
A number of families and their friends stopped by the Cybrarium to take very lovely Fall Family Portraits. You can find more on the Cybrarium's Facebook. Be sure to watch out for future photo events to get free photos of your own!

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:

Staff Picks: Book Recommendation

Dune: House Atreides

Welcome to the far future on the desert planet Arrakis where Pardot Kynes seeks its secrets. Meanwhile, a violent coup is planned by the son of Emperor Elrood; an eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho seeks to escape his cruel masters; and a young man named Leto Atreides begins a fateful journey.

These unlikely souls will come together as renegades and soon discover that fate has decreed they will change the very shape of history.
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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