Berthoud Community Library
January 2022 Newsletter
In This Issue...
- Letter from the CEO
- Current Hours
- Story Time
- Wednesday Afternoon Story Time
- Take Up Space: Teen Art and Mindfulness Group
- Food for Thoughts
- Crafter's Corner
- Book Clubs
- Writers' Group
- Podcast: New Episodes!
- Storytime Vault
- Contact Us
Letter From The CEO:
Happy New Year!
Do any of you set resolutions for the new year? I do—and keep them too. Here’s mine for this year: Consume more long-form news than short-form. That means I will try to take in most of my information about current events from books, articles, and documentaries. In an increasingly complex world, I’m leery about forming my opinions based on social media posts or 30-second news spots that leave out a lot of nuance. I’m going to immerse myself in an issue by reading or viewing sources that can’t be summed up in a meme.
If that sounds great to you but you’re not sure where to start, our Compelling Issues Book Club will meet this month to discuss Nadine Strossen’s book Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship. Strossen argues that censoring hate speech doesn’t eliminate it, while discussion and education does. We’ll meet together to discuss if we think she got it right.
For those of you who have been missing Storytime during our winter break, Miss Christy is back and ready to read.
We’ve got all kinds of events running this winter, so check below to see what else is going on. Welcome to 2022 at the library!
We are fully open to the public! Come on in to see us 10am-6pm Monday through Friday, and 10am-4pm (closed from 12-1pm for lunch and cleaning) on Saturdays.
Curbside hours are constant every day, Monday through Saturday, from 10am until 5pm. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call and let us know what we can gather for you. We'll arrange a time to pick up for contactless delivery.
Morning Story Time!
Story time will continue throughout the month on Wednesdays and on Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Wacky Wednesday Afternoon Story Time
Take up Space: Teen/Tween art and mindfulness program
Starting in 2022, Take up Space will start meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month at 4:30PM.
Each meeting, there will be an optional journal prompt and optional art activity. They are optional so the teens/tweens can have more freedom with what they create.
Food for Thoughts Dinner / Breakfast
Regular Book Club and Compelling Issues Book Club
Book Club will meet on January 25th at 1:30PM and 6:30PM over the book Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.
Our Compelling Issues Book Club will meet every other month to discuss a title that is particularly thought-provoking. This month's book is Hate: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship by Nadine Strossen. The discussion will take place at 1:30PM and at 6:30PM on January 18th at the library. Registration is required.
Knit & Crochet Drop-in
This is not a class.
This Is Berthoud Podcast
Did you know we have a podcast? Take a listen and share it around.
This podcast will not just be about library 'stuff', but about the wonderful community we live in. Straight from our CEO, Amie!
We're here for you, to support you, to inform you, and to care for you the best way we know how.
The latest episode is "What makes housing affordable?' with Patrick Dillon and Will Karspeck.