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SPECIAL EVENTS

Writer's Workshop
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Friday, January 31st at 4:00 pm
"Beginner's Guide to Literary Publishing."  Do you write short stories, poems, or essays? Join Sarah K. Lenz and Michael Quintana of Writers' Studio- Corpus Christi to learn about the process of taking a creative piece from an early draft to a publishable manuscript. We’ll discuss the ins and out of publishing in national literary journals including finding calls for submissions, ranking magazines, submitting work, and building a publication record.

Loom Knitting for Beginners
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month at 4:00 pm
Supplies provided or bring your own.

Noel McArdle Gallery
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
January 3-31: Diana Ricky Show

For more information call 361-826-2310

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EVENTS FOR KIDS

Lapsit Storytime (Ages 0-2)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Tuesdays at 10:15 am
Bring your little bundle of joy for a morning of stories, songs, and finger plays.

Music in Motion (Ages 0-5)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Tuesdays at 11 am
Fun with musical instruments, dance, songs, and parachute play.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Fourth Saturday every month at 11 am
Sensory friendly environment for children who usually find storytime overwhelming and overstimulating.

Little Learners (Ages 2-6)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Wednesdays at 11 am
Storytime, music and crafts to encourage early literacy skills.

Make & Take (Ages 6-14)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Fourth Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm
Show off your creativity with fun take home crafts!

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EVENTS FOR FAMILY
 

ASL Storytime (All Ages)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Saturday December 14 at 11 am
Stories told using American Sign Language.

Corpus Critters (All Ages)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: December 21 at 1:00 pm
Join Master Naturalist, Chad Huckabee, to learn about the local wildlife using plant specimen and animal bones.

Library Chess Club (All Ages)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: First and Third Thursdays at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A workshop for all ages to learn, or practice, the game of chess while developing skills and good sportsmanship.

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EVENTS FOR TEENS

Teen Talk (Ages 12-18)
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Second Thursday of the month at 4:30 pm
Geek out about your favorite books, movies, and hobbies!

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EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Harte Library Digital Book Club
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Date: December 16 at 2:00 pm.
Title: The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You by Dina Nayeri  

In her first work of nonfiction, Dina Nayeri defies stereotypes and raises surprising questions about the immigrant experience. Here are the real human stories of what it is like to journey across borders in the hope of starting afresh.

What is it like to be a refugee? It is a question many of us do not give much thought to, and yet there are more than 25 million refugees in the world.

Aged eight, Dina Nayeri fled Iran along with her mother and brother and lived in the crumbling shell of an Italian hotel turned refugee camp. Eventually she was granted asylum in America. She settled in Oklahoma, then made her way to Princeton University. In this book, Nayeri weaves together her own vivid story with the stories of other refugees and asylum seekers in recent years, bringing us inside their daily lives and taking us through the different stages of their journeys, from escape to asylum to resettlement. In these pages, a couple fall in love over the phone, and women gather to prepare the noodles that remind them of home. A closeted queer man tries to make his case truthfully as he seeks asylum, and a translator attempts to help new arrivals present their stories to officials.

Nayeri confronts notions like "the swarm," and, on the other hand, "good" immigrants. She calls attention to the harmful way in which Western governments privilege certain dangers over others. With surprising and provocative questions, The Ungrateful Refugee challenges us to rethink how we talk about the refugee crisis.

This book club is based on the quarterly Hoopla Digital Book Club and will be held every quarter.
For more information on the Hoopla Digital Book Club and to download the book please click here

Adult Game Night
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: 3rd Tuesday of every month at 5:00 PM.
Come play games geared for adults.

Learn and Play Magic the Gathering
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: 3rd Saturday of every month at 3:00 PM.
Learn how to play the game or just come by to play.

Dungeons & Dragons at the Library
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: 1st Saturday of every month at 1:00 PM.
10 spots available for 15+ only. It's not just a game...

eReader & Tablet Tutorials
Location: Janet F. Harte Public Library
Dates: Call for details.
Schedule time with available staff for 45 to 60 minute help sessions.