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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

October-November 2016 Classes and Events

Genealogy Online
OCTOBER  22, 2016, 10:00-11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 10/1/2016                    
Local History Coordinator Taneesa Hall will discuss many resources available for genealogy enthusiasts online, not just for Christian County, but for anyone interested in researching their past. Delve into the realm of records searching on the Internet. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Brown Bag and Book Club:  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
OCTOBER 25, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required
Christian County Library has a book club for adults! Join us 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 is required.

Sugar Skulls Make-and-Take    
NOVEMBER 1, 2016, 2:30-5:30PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required                  
Sugar skulls, or calaveras, are used in the Mexican celebration El Dia de Los Muertos. Stop by to decorate an authentic traditional sugar skull at the library.

Native American Dreamcatcher Make-and-Take
NOVEMBER 8, 2016, ALL DAY
Pre-Registration: Not Required
                           
November is Native American Heritage Month. Sometimes considered a symbol of unity among various Indian Nations, dreamcatchers originated with the Ojibwe people. Craft your own dreamcatcher and browse our display of materials
to learn more about Native American culture and history.


Knifemaking with Bladesmith Tom McGinnis
NOVEMBER 10, 2016, 5:30-6:30PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required

Tom McGinnis made his first knife in the 1960s, but once he retired, knifemaking - and teaching
others how to do it - became a full time career. McGinnis recently took second place in the History Channel show “Forged in Fire.” Join him at the library to learn about the techniques and tools used in constructing knives.

CCL Cooking School: A Vegan Thanksgiving
NOVEMBER 12, 2016, 1:30-2:30PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 10/22/2016
                               
Study after study shows a plant-based diet has health benefits, but on a traditional holiday like Thanksgiving, it might be hard to imagine how to eat vegan. We can help! Join us to learn to prepare a luscious vegan feast.


Beaded Bookmarks Make-and-Take
NOVEMBER 15, 2016, ALL DAY
Pre-Registration: Not Required
                                            
Craft a beaded bookmark to celebrate autumn with our stamps, punches, and a variety of beads.

Brown Bag and Book Club: When the Stars Fall Down by Pat Lamb *VISITING AUTHOR*
NOVEMBER 22, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required
Christian County Library has a book club for adults! Join us 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 is required.
           

Friday, August 5, 2016

August-September 2016 Events for Adults

Eating Well with Diabetes      
August 6, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required    
Eating healthy meals is important for managing diabetes, but that shouldn’t prevent  you from enjoying your food. Registered dietitian Melissa Pagel will discuss how to choose and prepare foods when you’re diabetic to create meals the whole family will love.

Crafty in Christian County: Art Journaling         
August 13, 2016, 10:00AM-12:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 7/23/2016      
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. August's project is art journaling with Angie Schade. CLICK HERE to register.

CCL Cooking School: Dutch Oven Cooking
August 13, 2016, 12:00AM-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 7/23/2016      
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. August's session is Dutch Oven Cooking, with Dennis Slane from Ozarks Dutch Oven Group. CLICK HERE to register.

Scenes from Two National Parks with Wildlife Photographer Marvin DeJong
August 20, 2016, 10:00-11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Not Required      
2016 marks the 100 year anniversary of the National Parks system. Wildlife enthusiast and photographer Marvin DeJong has been capturing wildlife in photographs for years at National Wildlife Refuges and National Parks. He will show photos and discuss his experience taking photos at Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain National Parks.

Brown Bag and Book Club
AUGUST 23, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required       
Christian County Library has a book club for adults! Join us 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. August's selection is The Girls, by Emma Cline.

Crafty in Christian County: Plastic Pumpkin Makeover
September 3, 2016, 2:00-4:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 7/23/2016
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. September's project is making over a plastic pumkin with Pam Cox. CLICK HERE to register.

CCL Cooking School: Juicing and Smoothies
September  10, 2016, 2:00-3:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 7/23/2016      
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. CLICK HERE to register.
eptember's session is Juicing and Smoothings, with Kaleb Phillips.

Christian County Wedding Showcase
September 10, 2016, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/13/2016
Join us for this intimate affair, just for those planning a wedding in Christian County. Meet some unique, local  wedding vendors and venue owners who will share their expertise in planning a wedding with local flair, including DIY ideas, ways to save money, and tips for creating a wedding that is uniquely you. Light refreshments served. Seating is limited, so registration is required. CLICK HERE to register.

The Beatles: Band of the Sixties    
September 13, 2016, 6:00-7:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required        
Explore the music of The Beatles in this 60-minute multimedia presentation (part history and part musical analysis) spanning the full 1960’s: beginning with the band’s seminal visits to Hamburg, continuing through Beatlemania, and concluding with Abbey Road. The program will be supplemented with audio clips of music and excerpts from interviews with the band members.

Brown Bag and Book Club
September 27, 2016, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required       
Christian County Library has a book club for adults! Join us 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. September's selection is A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman.


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

June-July 2016 Schedule of Programs for Adults

The History of Fort Leonard Wood with Paul W. Bass

JUNE 1, 2016, 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/11/2016; CLICK HERE or call (417) 581-2432 to register 
       
Author Paul W. Bass will discuss his book, The History of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, including its formation in 1940, why it was named for General Leonard Wood, base training, objectives and growth during wars from WWII to the modern day war on terror.  Bass will also share how the base has impacted the development of the surrounding counties.
Crafty in Christian County: Handmade Father's Day Card
JUNE 6, 2016, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/16/2016; 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.

CCL Cooking School: Once-a-Month Cooking
JUNE 11, 2016, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/21/2016; 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.

Waves of Danger Murder Mystery    
JUNE 24, 2016, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 6/10/16; CLICK HERE or call (417) 581-2432 to register
    
A relaxing cruise in the Caribbean to celebrate its crew hits a port not on the itinerary: murder!  Become a passenger on the S.S. Carnage to help find the killer or possibly be the killer yourself.  During this fun excursion you can play detective, accomplice, or murderer.  Choose to be a part of the mystery or sit back and try to figure in out.  Pack your thinking cap, keen eye and good memory to put together all the clues and solve the mystery.

Introduction to Cake Decorating
JUNE 25, 2016, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 6/11/2016; CLICK HERE or call (417) 581-2432 to register

Professional cake decorator Terri Womack will teach techniques for using pastry bags and pastry tips to create a unique masterpiece.  Since inch cakes will be provided.  Pasty bags and tips will be available, but feel free to bring your own tools.

June Brown Bag and Book Club
JUNE 28, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
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. June's book is Circling the Sun by Paula McLain.



CCL Cooking School: Pasta with Fresh Pesto
JULY 9, 2016, 10:00 - 11:00 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 6/18/2016; 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.

Tai Chi:  A Gentle Way to Fight Stress
JULY 11, 2016, 9:00 - 9:45 AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 6/20/2016; CLICK HERE or call (417) 581-2432 to register

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is practiced today as a form of exercise involving a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing, according to mayoclinic.org.  Tai Chi instructor Bev Burchett will offer an introductory tai chi class perfect for beginners.

Crafty in Christian County: Quilting with Taneesa
JULY 23, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 7/2/2016; 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.

July Brown Bag and Book Club
JULY 26, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
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. July's book is Under the Banner of Heaven by John Krakauer.

Summer Reading Program Finale:
Beginning Ballroom Line Dancing
JULY 29, 2016, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 7/8/2016; CLICK HERE or call (417) 581-2432 to register

Celebrate National Dance Day and the end of our summer reading program by learning a little Ballroom Line Dancing with instructor Jules Appleby.  It's perfect for those who want to try ballroom dancing, but don't have a cooperative partner. 



Friday, March 25, 2016

April-May 2016 Schedule of Programs for Adults

Crafty in Christian County: Gourd Birdhouses  
APRIL 2, 2016 1:00-3:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 3/12/2016, Click 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. April's project is Hot Air Balloon Gourd Birdhouses. All materials are provided.

Book Signing: Betty Shortt 
APRIL 9, 2016 11:00AM-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required  

Betty Shortt published The Weird Adventures of the Inman Twins in 2015, and peppered it with images from her own childhoold in the Missouri Ozarks in the 1950s to give her own grandaughters a glimpse of how she grew up. The novel tells the story of twelve year-old twins Betty and Bev, who have a knack for sniffing out danger, and for getting in over their heads.  When they follow a suspicious stranger, they find a situation far worse than they could have imagined. Meet author Betty Shortt at this special book signing!

Make-and-Take: Cork Garden Markers    
APRIL 12-13, 2016, ALL DAY
Pre-Registration: Not Required

Ready to plant your garden, but don’t want to lose track of what’s planted where? Stop by the library to make some charming garden markers from old corks. Make and take programs are unsupervised, but  the library provides all supplies and instructions.

April Brown Bag and Book Club
April 26, 1:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required

Christian County Library now has a book club for adults! Join us 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. April's selection is A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler.

April Route 66 Rescue Dog Adoption Event
APRIL 30, 2016, 12:00-4:30PM    
Pre-Registration: Not Required    

Looking for the perfect pet? Route 66 is a no-kill rescue organization based in Nixa.  They will be at the Christian County Library with foster dogs big and small who are looking for a forever home.  Stop by and meet your new best friend.

Mother-Daughter Tea    
MAY 7, 2016  1:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 4/16/2016
         
Join us for an elegant tea celebrating mothers and daughters of all ages. Dress up, and join other library-loving moms and daughters as we sip tea and dine on tea party foods prepared by our cooking school instructors and students.

May Brown Bag and Book Club
May 24, 1:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required    

Christian County Library now has a book club for adults! Join us 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. May's selection is The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

Crafty in Christian County: Book Wreaths    
MAY 28, 2016, 1:00-3:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/7/2016, Click 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. May's project is Book Wreaths, beautiful wreaths made from the pages of old, unwanted books. All materials are provided.

May Route 66 Rescue Dog Adoption Event
 MAY 28, 2016, 12:00-4:30PM    
Pre-Registration: Not Required    

Looking for the perfect pet? Route 66 is a no-kill rescue organization based in Nixa.  They will be at the Christian County Library with foster dogs big and small who are looking for a forever home.  Stop by and meet your new best friend.

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

Route 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.