Meeting Room B

"The Rithmatist" Melee

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 7:15pm to 8:15pm
If you think you have what it takes to wield chalk magic against the Wild Chalklings, come to our melee! Join the melee and use battle formations from the book and your own imagination to win it all! Following the battle we will be drawing Wild Chalklings and picking our favorites. You might even see them on Facebook! All participants must have read "The Rithmatist" by Brandon Sanderson before the program in order to attend. See Rachel, Children's Librarian, or Tegan, Young Adult Associate, with questions.

Lunchtime @the Library - Climate Change: Past & Present

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Bring your lunch! We provide the guest speaker, coffee and dessert!

Join Geologist Ray Wiggers for a look at climate change. How does an understanding of the Earth's immense history--which includes sultry "greenhouse", frigid "icehouse" and high-sea-level "water world phases--shed light on the current debate about Global Warming? And to what extent is our one species changing the climate in the twenty-first century?

Strategies for Claiming Social Security Benefits with Karen Chan

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Starting your Social Security benefits may be as simple as filling out a form. But there are many choices to make. Learn the rules and strategies for single people and married couples, and how those changed with the budget bill of October 2015. We’ll cover how other income can affect your Social Security benefits, and special options available to widows and widowers.

Improv Workshop

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a fast-paced, riotously funny workshop with members of the Lakes Theater Department. You'll learn how to strengthen your teamwork, confidence and spontaneity as you improvise with some of Lakes' funniest performers.

Design Your Own Board Game!

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm
There’s nothing boring about this game. Why? Because you designed it! Think about it—your own board game that involves your friends, favorite cartoon characters, or even characters that you made up. There’s no end to the possibilities, and no end to the game either—if that’s the way you decide to design it!

How to Write a Poem by Tania Runyan

Sunday, April 24, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Many of us collect hundreds of notes in our folders and computers but don't know how to turn those jottings into drafts. In this hands-on workshop, we will practice effective strategies for brainstorming and bridging from the free write to the first poetic draft. How do we generate ideas, find the "hidden gems" in our notes, and structure those gems into poems? How do we break into lines, fill in gaps of continuity and incorporate more sensory language--in other words, begin defining a "poem?" This program intended for teens and adults. Registration is limited and required.