A New Year of Programs at the Jefferson County Library

A new year brings new programs and events from the Jefferson County Library District. These include: an eight-week series on Basic Computer Skills, winter reading events for kids and adults, and another exciting round of Live Online Author Talks. Visit the events calendar at jclibrary.info for program details.

As a special incentive, readers of all ages can earn entries into a drawing for a gift card from William James Bookseller by joining one of the Library District’s Winter Reading programs. Now through February 12, kids and teens can read from select titles and vote for their favorite books, while adults will expand their horizons by exploring new genres beginning January 2.

Participants can track their progress by registering at cleoreads.beanstack.com. For even more chances to win, adults are invited to check out a copy of Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt.

For children ages 7-11, the library is hosting a Dinosaur Boneyard at the Library Crafting Station, open during all regular District hours. All supplies and instructions will be provided to allow kids to work at their own pace. Kids may also pick up a kit on the Bookmobile to create their Dinosaur Boneyard at home. This program will be available throughout January.

Live Online Author Talks: Jan 12, 17 and 31

The popular Live Online Author Talks series continues in January with three fascinating conversations. On January 12 at 11 a.m., enjoy a virtual visit with Namina Forna, New York Times bestselling author of The Gilded Ones and The Merciless Ones. On January 17 at 11 a.m., chat with author and decluttering expert Dana K. White. Then, on January 31 at 11 a.m., spend a fun-filled hour with award-winning author and comic creator Randall Munroe as he discusses his new book What If? 2: Additional Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.

Basic Computer Skills: Series beginning Jan 13

The District will also be hosting a series of one-hour classes on Basic Computer Skills. The 8-week series will take place on Fridays at 4 p.m. from January 13 through March 3 and cover topics such as perfecting mouse skills, correcting and editing documents, organizing your files, and more. Enhance your understanding of technology and basic computer skills by attending one or more of these free workshops.

The Library is located at 620 Cedar Avenue, Port Hadlock. Contact info and full event calendar at jclibrary.info