Adult Events

Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. – Red Hat Readers and Sippers meet in Community Room 1 for a book discussion on “The Book Thief” by Marcus Zusak. German cuisine pot-luck to accompany the conversation.

Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 10:30- Life Story Writing group meets in the Conference Room with the assigned piece “a fictionalized account of a summer evening”.

Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m – Film Movement Series screens “The Violin” a film from Mexico in Community Room 1.

Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 – Life Story Writing Group meets in the Conference Room. Subject to be determined at the Sept. 3rd. meeting.

Thursday, Sept. 18th at 6:30 – The Evening Reading Group meets in the Conference Room to discuss “Apologizing to Dogs” by Joe Coomer.

Young Adult Programming

October 12-18th is Teen Read Week!  To celebrate, the library will be holding a teen book swap, on Tuesday, October 14th at 6 PM.  Teens can bring unwanted new and gently used books and trade them for something else!  Also, we will be screening Read or Die: The TV show.

Anime Night resumes as scheduled next month, November 11th.

Hollywood Mondays are every Monday from 3:30 – 5:00 for ages 10 thru 18 in Community Room #1.  A different G or PG-13 movie is shown every week.

Tween Game night is every Thursday from 3:30 – 5:30 for ages 9 thru 12 in Community Room #2.

Teen Game night is every Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 for ages 13 thru 18 in Community Room #2.

Game Night consists of video games in the following platforms: Playstation 2, Playstation 3, X-BOX 360, Wii, and Nintendo Game Cube.  Some of the popular games being played now are Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Super Smash Brothers: Brawl.  Teens and Tweens can bring in games to play for these systems.

Children’s Events

The Nelson County Public Library would like to welcome you and your children to our story time programs.

  • Story time for 2 year olds (Toddlers) is Friday from 10:00-10:30 a.m.

(What parents/caregivers should know about 2 year old storytime)

  • Story Times for 3-5 year olds (Preschool) are Wednesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.and Thursday 1:30-2:15 p.m.

(What parents/caregivers should know about 3,4,5 year old storytime)

Rules for 2 Year old Storytime:

  1. Sessions are limited. You must sign up.
  2. Please be on time.
  3. Do not bring food or toys into the story time area. Food and drinks are not permitted in the library except on special occasions.
  4. You should not sit in the story time area and chat with other parents once the program starts. We enjoy seeing parents become friends and make new acquaintances, but please do this before and after story time. Turn all cell phones and pagers to vibrate, and please, if you feel you must answer your cell phone, take it outside.
  5. Story time will be shorter in length for this age: approximately 25-30 minutes.
  6. Parent/caregivers must attend story time with the child. If you feel comfortable with this, we prefer you sit on the floor with the child.
  7. Books and activities will be introduced that encourage children to interact with the story time leader. Parents/Caregivers are strongly encouraged to interact as well!
  8. If your child has difficulty settling down, becomes restless or begins to cry, you should remove your children from the area so he/she will not distract others.

Rules for Preschool storytime (3-5 year olds):

  1. Sessions are limited. You must sign up.
  2. Parents or caregivers do not need to attend story time with the children if your child shows he/she can handle story time alone We leave that decision up to the parent/caregiver’s discretion. The librarians may ask you to attend if extra help is needed. If you do choose to attend, we want you to actively participate!
  3. Adults should not sit in the story time area and chat with other adults once the program starts. By talking during the program you are demonstrating to your child that the program is not really important or worthy of his or her attention. Turn all cell phones and pagers to vibrate, and please, if you feel you must answer your cell phone, take it outside.
  4. Please discuss story time with your child before you come. Explain that there will be stories, finger plays, singing and such. Young children need to know what to expect and what is expected of them. They need to understand that they are going to the library where they will not be allowed to run or yell. However, it is okay to respond to the storyteller during the program.
  5. Please be on time. Story time starts promptly. Young children are easily distracted and late arrivals become the focus of interest.
  6. If your child has difficulty settling down, becomes restless or begins to cry, you should remove your child from the area so he/she will not distract others.
  7. Do not bring food or toys into the story time area. Food and drinks are not permitted in the library, except on special occasions.
  8. Parents of preschoolers, please observe whether your child is ready to attend a structured program. Although we welcome all young children, some toddlers are not developmentally ready for sitting still for 45 minutes or more. If a child begins to talk or play, it distracts the other children and the program.