January 2017 
The Library will be closed on New Years
& Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Sunday, January 1 &
Monday, January 17 
2017 Reading Challenge 
The purpose of the reading challenge is to help readers choose materials from outside of their typical reading "bubble" in order to find new literary likes and interests as well as to encourage discussion among participants.

The 2017 reading challenge will offer participants the option of reading one or two books each month chosen from either of the two challenge lists. You may choose either one book from one list or one book from each list per month, but may not choose both from the same list nor read ahead. Of course, you may read as many books as you like in any given month (we encourage that!), but they cannot be counted for challenge purposes. Happy reading!

Library Goodreads Page 
FAFSA Completion Workshop 

Tuesday, January 10, 5:00-7:00

Eric Farmer, Outreach Specialist with Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, State of Tennessee, returns from Nashville to assist students and parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for financial aid for college. The workshop is free and open to the public.

FAFSA Deadline: Tuesday, January 17 for State Grants and TN Promise.
Friends Local Author Series
Sunday, January 15 @ 3:00 
Vietnam War veteran, J. L. "Bud" Alley, returned from the war with the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Presidential Unit Citation and other awards. His book is an autobiographical narrative of the Second Battalion Seventh Cavalry on the bloodiest day of the Vietnam War, November 17, 1965. Bud and his wife are Signal Mountain residents and grandparents. He is an advocate for those who suffer from PTSD.

Outdoor Classroom: "Oh Deer!" 
Collegedale Kids Club 
Wednesday, January 25 @ 4:00
Traci Bennett-Hobek returns for another Outdoor Classroom.
This active outdoor game provides an understanding of how food, water and shelter affect habitat. Parents and children are invited to attend. 

Books and Bites: 
Local Author Visit
Monday, January 30 @ 3:00
The Library's Books and Bites Tween Book Club presents a special local author visit. "Glint " is a delightful blend of history, adventure, science fiction, and inspirational characters set in Chattanooga ! Enjoy the fast pace of Glint, and the way time moves from present to past (Civil War) and back to present. Join Dan, a 16 year old rock climbing enthusiast and his two best friends, Ritchie and Jesse, as they challenge the world around them, and work to solve a mystery from the past revealed to them through time travel. 

Friends of Collegedale Public Library 
Personalized Bricks 

Friends of Collegedale Public Library invite you to show your love for the library by purchasing a memorial paving brick! Personalize each paving stone in honor of family members who treasure books as much as you do.
These bricks make wonderful legacy gifts for children or grandchildren who benefit regularly from the excellent programs and resources our local library provides. The first bricks will be placed outside the library entrance, in the area surrounding the flagpole.

To purchase a memorial paver, just fill out a form at the front desk. Proceeds from this project will help fund resources such as Rosetta Stone and Tennessee READS, which benefit all local library users.

Thank You, Walmart!    

A Community Grant was recently awarded to Collegedale Public Library in the amount of $2,500! The award was presented at a special event celebrating the first graduating class of the new Walmart Academy created at the Ooltewah store for training managers. Thank you, Walmart, for "giving back" by supporting organizations that improve communities!
Collegedale Crime Reads (CCR)
Saturday, January 7 @ 3:30

Collegedale Crime Reads (CCR)
Saturday, February 18 @ 3:30

2ND Sunday Book Club
January 8 @ 2:00

1st Sunday Book Club
February 5 @ 2:00

1st Thursday Book Club
January 5 @ 12:00

1st Thursday Book Club  
February 2 @ 12:00

Children's Programs

Baby Talk: For babies up to 18 months old. Every
Thursday @ 10:30, except April and May. A therapy dog visits January 12. 
Toddler Time: For toddlers 18 months to 3 years. Every
Wednesday @ 10:30, except in April and May. A therapy dog visits January 11.   
Preschool Story Time: For ages 3-5, featuring 30 minutes of stories, finger plays, and other activities. 
Mondays & Tuesdays @ 10:30, Tuesdays @ 2:30

Collegedale Kids Club: For school-aged children, featuring 1 hour of stories, craft, film, and activities. Wednesdays @ 4:00. A therapy dog visits on the first Wednesday of the month.

LEGO Free Play: The Library's regular free play sessions occur
Thursday,  January 12 @ 4:00
Thursday, January 26 @ 4:00

Books and Bites Book Club: For middle grade readers and other interested readers, the club discusses J.D. Harper's Glint, with a special guest author visit. The club also features free snacks!

Monday, January 30 @ 4:00

Adult Programs

String Theory Knitting Club:
Saturday, January 7 @ 1:30
Saturday, January 21 @ 1:30  
Calling all knitters, crocheters, and other yarn artists! Come join us for a program for all yarn crafters. We'll be sharing our past and current projects, information on our favorite materials and suppliers, and favorite pattern sources. This program is open to all ages and abilities (including wannabe yarn geeks!). So bring your questions, comments, and current WIP (work in progress). This group meets every other Saturday, so mark your calendars. 
Free Family Movie
Thursday, January 5 @ 4:00

Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved novel, which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie and the titular "big friendly giant." Together, the pair explore Giant Country and collect dreams; later, they try to warn the Queen of England about the threat posed by the other giants, who, unlike the vegetarian BFG, eat children for sustenance.

Rated PG. 117 minutes.

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