Tuesday, January 26, 2016

February-March 2016 Schedule of Programs for Adults

Valentine Card Make and Take          
FEBRUARY 2-3, 2016,  ALL DAY
Pre-Registration: Not Required       

Use rubber stamps and other media to create a one-of-a-kind card for someone you love.

Crafty in Christian County: Chocolate Making
FEBRUARY 6, 2016, 1:00-3:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 1/16/2016; CLICK HERE or call (417)581-2432 to register

Are you crafty, or would like to learn to be? Do you appreciate handmade creations? Join other Christian County crafters each month to make something beautiful to decorate your home, to wear, or to give as a gift.

Calligraphy Make and Take          
FEBRUARY 9-10, 2016  ALL DAY
Pre-Registration: Not Required       

Learn calligraphy by using tracing paper over calligraphy alphabet sheets, just in time to make a beautiful Valentine Card.

CCL Cooking School: Asian Wok Cooking
February 13, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 1/20/2016; CLICK HERE or call (417)581-2432 to register

Join us each month to learn a new culinary technique or dish with CCL staff or community chefs, plus browse and check out the library’s cookbooks on the subject.

Unlikely Friend: A Story of True Friendship with  Author John Cockroft
FEBRUARY 20, 2016, 12:30-1:30PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required
      
Author John Cockroft  wrote “Unlikely Friend” to show readers how technology is no substitute for real communication. John, a married Christian man, found himself friendless and 40. He’d lost his best friend to an accident. Surrounded by acquaintances, he wanted more than the superficial. He did the unthinkable. He picked up the phone and called every man he could think of. The results were so unlikely that John wrote a book. This quirky, yet insightful tale will have you sharing the thrill of finding what you’re looking for; and ultimately realizing the hope that you can have it, too.

February Brown Bag and Book Club
FEBRUARY 23, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required

Christian County Library now has a book club for adults! Join us the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss recent and popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Bring your lunch if you’d like, and we’ll provide drinks and dessert. February's book is Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.

Coloring and Cookie Tasting    
MARCH 5, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 2/13/16; CLICK HERE or call (417)581-2432 to register
    
Back by popular demand! Coloring books are not just for kids anymore. Come enjoy some adult coloring time and cookie tasting to relax and relieve stress. Materials are provided.

CCL Cooking School: Mason Jar Salads
MARCH 12, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 2/27/2016; CLICK HERE or call (417)581-2432 to register

Join us each month to learn a new culinary technique or dish with CCL staff or community chefs, plus browse and check out the library’s cookbooks on the subject.

Writing Center     
MARCH 15-16, 2016, ALL Day
Pre-Registration: Not Required
        
Get your creative juices flowing, and use our tools, resources, and writing prompts to help inspire you. Open our notebook and write a story or poem. Illustrate it if you wish, and read what other library visitors are writing.

Crafty in Christian County: Spring Floral Arranging
MARCH 19, 2016, 1:00-3:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 2/27/2016; CLICK HERE or call (417)581-2432 to register

Are you crafty, or would like to learn to be? Do you appreciate handmade creations? Join other Christian County crafters each month to make something beautiful to decorate your home, to wear, or to give as a gift.

March Brown Bag and Book Club
MARCH 22, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required

Christian County Library now has a book club for adults! Join us the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss recent and popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Bring your lunch if you’d like, and we’ll provide drinks and dessert. February's book is H Is for Hawk by Helen McDonald.


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Rout 66 Animal Rescue Adoption Event
January 16, 2016
12:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Please help us find forever homes for all the loving dogs that Route 66 Animal Rescue has to offer.
 
 
 



February 20, 2016
12:30 P.M.
Local Author John Cockcroft
Men's Friends

About the Author

John Cockroft was a newspaper journalist until the Internet yanked his job away and put it into social media devices. He also worked as a camp director, youth pastor, and souvenir photography salesman in the tourism industry. John is happily married with four diverse and energetic sons. He appears in independent films, makes his professional pictures available for sale, and reaches out to the international community regularly. John also did stand up comedy and has spoken to numerous groups. He was the one who found himself in need of a true friend at age 40. In addition to writing self-help books, John is working on a series of novels based on personal experiences. Visit JohnCockroft.com to learn more about this unique man, his books, and to book him for public speaking engagements. Marv Nicholson is a longtime foster parent who gets along with everyone he meets. He is a professional truck driver, a family man, and a dedicated friend. He can figure out a way to make or fix just about anything. Marv is the hero of the story, who rescued John from certain disaster by befriending him in his time of need.
 
The first book in the Men's Friends® series, "Unlikely Friend" shows readers how technology is no substitute for real communication, which is essential for avoiding depression and isolation. "Unlikely Friend" is the true story of how the author, a married Christian man, found himself friendless and 40. He'd lost his best friend to an accident. Surrounded by acquaintances, he wanted more than the superficial. He did the unthinkable. He picked up the phone and called every man he could think of. The results were so unlikely that John wrote this book. This quirky, yet insightful tale will have you sharing the thrill of finding what you're looking for; and ultimately realizing the hope that you can have it, too.
 
Cooking School
Want to learn how to cook Asian stir fry in a wok?
Cooking demonstration and tasting of  Korean Chap Chee
February 13, 2016 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

December 2015 - January 2016 Programs for Adults


 
Downton Abbey Tea and Hat Making   
JANUARY 2, 2016 12:00-1:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 12/12/15
   
Celebrate the premiere of the final season of the popular PBS television series Downton Abbey with our third annual. Downton Abbey Tea. Dress for tea, and we’ll decorate hats, dine on treats, sip tea, and enjoy some historical  fashion.  Click here to register.

Crafty in Christian County

Are you crafty, or would like to learn to be? Do you appreciate handmade creations? Join other Christian County crafters each month to make something beautiful to decorate your home, to wear, or to give as a gift.                                




Crochet a Scarf  
JANUARY 30, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM  

Pre-Registration: Opens 1/9/2016      
 Click here to register.


CCL Cookbook Club

Do you love cookbooks, cooking, and conversation? Join the CCL Cookbook Club! Stop by the front desk anytime to check out a featured cookbook, or use your own. Meet us each month at the library with your prepared dish to share and discuss.

Appetizers



Pre-Registration:            
Opens 11/14/15
Click here to register.

Healthy Food
JANUARY 9, 2016 1:00-2:00PM 

Pre-Registration:                   
Opens 12/12/15  Click here to register.



Brown Bag and Book Club



NEW! Christian County Library now has a book club for adults! Join us the fourth Tuesday of each month to discuss recent and popular fiction and non-fiction titles. Bring your lunch if you’d like, and we’ll provide drinks and dessert. No registration required.

“The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah 
January 26, 1:00PM







Thursday, October 1, 2015

October-November Programs for Adults

Wayne Glenn:  Battles of the Ozarks    
OCTOBER 1, 2015, 6:00-7:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required
 
Christian County author, historian, and radio host Wayne Glenn will discuss Civil War battles of the Ozarks, his books, and his upcoming projects.

Make and Take: Felt & Pine Cone Owl Ornaments      
OCTOBER 3, 2015, 9:00AM-4:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required    

Attending the Ozark Arts & Craft Show this year? Stop by the library any time between 9:00 and 4:00 while you’re out shopping at the craft fair to make your own adorable felt and pine cone owl ornaments. Craft from liagriffith.com. Materials provided.

CCL Cookbook Club  
OCTOBER 10, 2015, 1:00-2:00PM, Pre-Registration: Opens 9/12/15
NOVEMBER 14, 2015, 1:00-2:00PM, Pre-Registration: 10/10/15         

New this fall! Do you love cookbooks, cooking, and conversation? Join the CCL Cookbook Club. Each month we’ll pick a theme and select some related cookbooks from the library collection. Stop by the front desk anytime to choose one of our themed cookbooks, then meet us the second Saturday of each month with your prepared dish to share and discuss.  PLEASE NOTE: OCTOBER MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE X CENTER IN NIXA, 701 N. TAYLOR WAY. Click here to register.

Paranormal Investigators: Wesley and Melissa Fox
OCTOBER 24, 2015, 10:00-11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Not Required      

Meet paranormal investigators Wesley and Melissa Fox and listen to them discuss their experiences with ghost hunting. The Foxes have worked with Branson Paranormal Investigators, appeared on the TV show “The Haunting.” Wesley is also the author of two books on the paranormal.

Start Your Family Tree                
OCTOBER 27, 2015, 1:00-2:00pm
Pre-Registration: Opens 10/6/15
            
Begin at the beginning. This class covers the basics on tracing your family history. It’s made for anyone who would like to start working on their genealogy, and those who would like to get the work that they have already done organized in order to continue their research. Click here to register.

Crafty in Christian County: Thanksgiving Centerpieces 
NOVEMBER 7, 2015, 12:30-1:30PM    
Pre-Registration: Opens 10/17/15
           
Create a beautiful centerpiece to decorate your Thanksgiving table with crafter Pam Cox. Materials are provided, although donations towards the cost of materials are appreciated. Click here to register.

ALL AGES PROGRAMS

American Sign Language: Four Part Series
OCTOBER 22 & 29, 2015, NOVEMBER 5 & 12, 2015,  4:00-5:00PM
Audiences: Children, Teens, and Adults  
Pre-Registration: Opens 10/1/2015

American Sign Language has become one of the most popular languages to
study. If you’ve ever considered learning ASL, whether it be to communicate
with your baby or toddler, talk with a hearing-impaired acquaintance, or just
for fun, ASL instructor Tracy Harwell can help. She’ll give an introduction to
the language, demonstrate fun ways to teach and learn it, and discuss ASL

learning resources in our area. Click here to register.

International Games Day 2015
NOVEMBER 21, 2015, 12:00-4:00PM
Audience: All Ages    
Pre-Registration: Opens 10/31/2015

It’s time for  the eighth annual celebration of gaming in libraries across the world.  Bring the whole family to play board games, card games, video games, and more. Refreshments served. Door prize drawings throughout the event. Click here to register.