Monthly Newsletter February 2023

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The Nautical News

February 2023
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Winter weather has finally arrived!
Learn about our upcoming programs and events to keep you warm all February long!

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Current Hours

Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday 
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Board Meetings

The next Library Board meeting will be held on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. 
Board meetings are open to the public

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Friends of MacDonald Public Library Meeting

Join the Friends to help with volunteer opportunities at the library!
The next meeting is on February 20 at 10:30 a.m.

Youth Programs

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Build a Sled Run

- Feb. 1 - 5:00 p.m. -
Kids can build a sled run out of recycled materials!

Sign Up!

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Lego Club

Feb. 16 - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Come build with Lego bricks at Lego Club!
Legos and building materials are provided.

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Family Fun: Bingo

 - Feb. 17 - 2:00 p.m. -

Sign Up!

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Family Fun: Coloring

- Feb. 18 - 10:00 a.m. -

Sign Up!

Youth Storytimes 

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Baby & Me Storytime

Feb. 3, Feb. 10, & Feb. 17  - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Sign Up!

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Toddler and Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays & Thursdays - 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Register For Tuesdays!

Register For Thursdays!

Teen Programs

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Teen Confetti Decorative Bowls

- Feb. 7 - 4:30 p.m. -


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Teen Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating

- Feb. 14 - 4:30 p.m. -


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Teen Knit-Chat

- Feb. 22 - 4:30 p.m. -


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TAC Meeting

- Feb. 21 - 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. -
Make new friends and help plan library activities by joining Teen Advisory Council!
Pizza is provided.

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YA Book Club

- Feb. 28 - 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. -
Pick a book matching the monthly theme and discuss all your recent YA reads!
February's theme is Villains.
Pizza is provided.

Book Clubs

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Thursday Thriller Book Club

- Feb. 2 - 6:30 p.m. -
This month, we're reading The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James.
Join us for a thrilling discussion!

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Books on the Bay Book Club

- Feb. 21 - 6:30 p.m.-
This month, we're reading Violeta by Isabel Allende.
Join us for a thoughtful discussion!

Sign Up!

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Books on Tap!

- Feb. 16 - 8:00 p.m. -
This month, we're reading The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings.
Join us for a social discussion!
Books on Tap meets at a local bar or restaurant and is a 21+ event.

Sign Up!

Adult Programs

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Make it Mondays

Mondays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The community room is open as a communal space to work on crafts and projects.
Makers bring their own equipment and are welcome to work and share knowledge with others.

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Writer's Wednesday
- Feb. 8 - 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. -

More Info

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Crafts for Adults

- Feb. 9 - 6:00 p.m. -


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Puzzle Day

- Feb. 11 - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. -

Find out more! 

Holiday Crafts
Adult Art Space

- Feb. 11 - 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. -


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Color Me Fun

- Feb. 16 - 5:00 p.m. -


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Local History with the New Baltimore Historical Society

- Feb. 23 - 6:30 p.m. -

Learn More!

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Writer's Club

- Feb. 27 - 5:30 p.m. -


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Calendar of Events

Find out what else is happening at the library on our website under calendar

Find out more!

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Friday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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