Fun Things to Do (January 2021)
January 1, 2021
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FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Hopes and Dreams for a Better World
One of the ways to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day is to honor Dr. King’s life and legacy by completing acts of service to contribute toward making our community better for everyone. Think about a hope or dream you have for your community that will help build a world where all people are treated fairly. Complete this art activity with your family.
Take It, Make It: Pen Pals
There is something satisfying about putting a pen to paper, sending a letter, and having patience to wait for the response. Pick up this month’s Take It, Make It activity kit inside the west entrance of the library, or complete the activity on your own with supplies you have at home.
Family Fun Storytime: Kindness
Ms. Caitlin and Haven celebrate ways to be kind by singing and dancing, then share a story about kindness.
BOOMbox at Home: Making Fun Faces with Food
Different kinds of foods have different kinds of nutrients to help us grow and stay healthy. Make nutritious meals fun by using lots of different kinds of ingredients to make a face on a plate.
BOOMbox at Home: Oobleck
Oobleck is a fun and non-toxic alternative to slime. It behaves very strangely, and playing with it will teach you about the science of non-Newtonian fluids. Make your own oobleck and experiment with its properties.
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FOR ALL AGES
Be the Artist: Silhouettes
A silhouette is an outline of a person or object, either painted with a solid color or made with a piece of paper cut to the shape you want and then placed over a bright solid color. Making silhouettes is a quick and inexpensive way to make a keepsake of a loved one or a fun art piece.
BOOMbox at Home: Zentangles
Zentangles are a fun way to explore patterns as well as practice mindfulness. You don’t need a large amount of supplies to do this zentangles art exercise, but you can get as intricate as you want!
BOOMbox at Home: 2-Ingredient Soda Cake
This cake is easy to make and has fabulous texture! Get creative with different flavor combinations: cherry cola + chocolate, ginger ale + lemon, orange + vanilla, cream soda + strawberry… lots of options to try!
BOOMbox at Home: Poetry Resource Guide
Poetry is a fantastic way to express yourself. Anything can be poetry, but some writers appreciate the challenge of adhering to a specific poetic form. Explore the structure of poetry.
Making Videos and Podcasts
Learn about video and audio production, from planning and recording to editing, in this three-episode series. Get an overview of online tools as well as resources available through the library.
Book Chat Chapter 14: Best of 2020
Allyson, Becca, and Tiffany get together to share the titles from the library's Best of 2020 lists that they're most excited to enjoy in 2021.
Food Science for the Win: Jams and Jellies
How do jams take shape and jellies actually gel? Amy and Amy share tips for making sweet and savory jams that can top your next slice of toast or can be shared as a delicious gift. This recording is from our online event on December 10, 2020.