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.




Wednesday, July 29, 2015

August and September Programs for Adults

Adult Coloring and Cookie Tasting          
AUGUST 15, 2015, 10:00 - 11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 7/25/15

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. Bring cookies to share, and you’ll be entered to win a prize. CLICK HERE to register.

Crafty in Christian County: Fall Centerpiece        
AUGUST 29, 2015,  2:00-3:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/8/15

Thinking fall? Create a simple and beautiful pumpkin centerpiece from an old book to grace your table for autumn. Materials are provided. CLICK HERE to register.

CCL Cookbook Club    
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015, 1:00-2:00PM
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/22/15

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 a recipe from the featured cookbooks, then meet us the second Saturday of each month in the Netzer Room at the library with your prepared dish to share and discuss. CLICK HERE to register.

Market Your Small Business for Free with  A to Z  Databases                  
SEPTEMBER 14, 2015, 10:00-11:00AM      
Pre-Registration: Opens 8/17/15

Learn how you can use A to Z Databases for free with your library card to create targeted mailing lists and sales leads and help grow your small business. CLICK HERE to register.

LOOKING FOR COMPUTER CLASSES? CHECK OUT OUR LIBRARY COMMUNITY COURSE SCHEDULE AT http://christiancountylibrary.blogspot.com.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Let the reading begin!

CLICK HERE to begin entering your titles.

The first 50 participants win an "Escape the Ordinary" book tote. Every title submitted earns an entry into our weekly and grand prize drawings. We have tickets to local attractions, lots of books, Escape the Ordinary swag, and more in our weekly prize drawings. The grand prize is a Kindle Fire HD. We'll contact you if you're a winner. Good luck!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Summer 2015 Programs for Adults

Escape Your Clutter 
JUNE 6, 2015
10:00 - 11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/16/15

Clutter in your home can hold you back in other areas of your life.
Professional Organizer Betsy Miller from 2B Organized will shed light on
why we have clutter and how we can purge and organize our things to make
our lives more manageable and fulfilling. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Ozarks Gunfights and Other Notorious Incidents
JUNE 18, 2015
6:00 - 7:00PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required

Joplin author Larry Wood will regale you with tales of the Ozarks’ most
notorious gunfights, from Wild Bill Hickok’s Springfield shootout to
justice Baldknobber-style, and many more infamous stories of the Ozarks’
antieroes.

Genealogy Workshop: Do You Have a Revolutionary War Patriot in Your Family?
JUNE 13, 2015
10:00 - 11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 5/23/15

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Isaac Garrison Chapter,
will work with you to help discover if you have a Revolutionary War solider in
your family tree. Plus, find out more about the DAR, their mission, and their
membership. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Vegetarian Cooking for Meat Lovers
JUNE 27, 2015
10:00 - 11:30AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 6/6/15

A vegetarian diet can lead to a lower risk of heart disease and some types of
cancer. But how can you incorporate vegetarian meals when you’re cooking
for a meat-loving family? Pam Cox will teach you to create healthy, easy,
vegetarian meals so hearty that you won’t miss the meat. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

American Sign Language for Beginners and Families
JULY 11, 2015
10:00 - 11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 6/20/15

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

Bluegrass with Red Bridge 
JULY 16, 2015
6:00 - 7:30PM
Pre-Registration: Not Required

Come to a free bluegrass concert with Red Bridge. With their great musicianship,
humor, and a strong variety of song selections from which to draw
upon, you’ll be entertained and tappin’ your feet!

*Please note: Speaker Gig Gwin has canceled his appearance, but the library is honored and excited to welcome speaker Dan Nash at the same date and time. See below for details.

Dan Nash: Outdoor Adventurer, World Traveler and Climber
JULY 25, 2015
10:00 - 11:00AM
Pre-Registration: Opens 7/4/2015

Founder and CEO of Nixa-Based Satori Adventures & Expeditions Dan Nash will discuss his travels and climbing adventures. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Sunday, March 8, 2015

April and May 2015 Programs

Crafty in Christian County:  Easy Weave Afghans
Saturday, May 16,  9:00 a.m.-12:00p.m.
Location: Netzer Room, Christian County Library
No knitting, crocheting, or looms. Learn to create an afghan with an easy weaving technique. Bring two skeins of yarn in two colors. Registration opens April 25. CLICK HERE to register.


Crafty in Christian County: Book Wreaths
Saturday, May 30, 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Center, Nixa
Create a beautiful wreath from the pages of an old book. Books and supplies provided. Bring ornaments, silk flowers, or trinkets to decorate the center of your wreath. Takes place at The Center in Nixa. Registration opens May 9. CLICK HERE to register.

Friday, January 16, 2015

February and March 2015 Adult Programs

Chocolate Workshop
Saturday, February 7,  2:00 p.m.
February is National Chocolate Lovers Month. Learn to whip up your own chocolate creations just in time to share with those you love on Valentine’s Day.
Registration opens January 17. CLICK HERE to Register

Crafty in Christian County:  Arm Knitting
Thursday, February 19,  6:00 p.m.
Scarf season continues. Come to the library and learn how to knit a cute, chunky scarf with your arms, no needles required! Bring two skeins of thick yarn.
Registration opens January 29. CLICK HERE to Register

Improving Your Photography
Saturday, March 7, 2:00 p.m.
Photographer Gary Shaver will help you get to know your camera equipment and settings, how to get your best shot, and how to share your photos with others.
Registration opens February 14. CLICK HERE to Register

Crafty in Christian County: Make a Terrarium
Thursday, March 12, 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring by making your own little green world. Bring your own plants and knick knacks. Potting soil, containers, and other materials provided.
Registration opens February 14. CLICK HERE to Register