Take a break from winter; Austin Public Library can warm you up with lots of programs in January

Published 3:06 pm Sunday, December 31, 2017

It might be cold outside, but there are a host of activities planned to keep you warm in January at the Austin Public Library.

Still, January weather makes  a good theme for the month: You can enjoy the Tuesday film matinee series entitled, “The Weather is Criminal.” The series features the darker side of film, including “Touch of Evil,” “The Manchurian Candidate,” “Charade,” “The Maltese Falcon,” and “Strangers on a Train.” All films are scheduled for 2 p.m. on each Tuesday during the month. See the library website for dates.

Or, you can participate in the “Hot Reads for Cold Nights,” an adult and teen reading program that runs through March. There are prize drawings at the end of the program.

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There are plenty of other activities:

On Saturday, Jan. 20, Book Art for Kids invites youngsters to participate in the making a foam plate relief print. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. in the programming room. School-age youth or pre-K with an adult are welcome. There is also a Open Art Hour at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

Or, come and join the Origami Club that meets at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 in the programming room.

Regular offerings continue through the month. The Lego Club meets from 3-5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25; storytime for the small ones is held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays, Jan. 4-Jan. 18. Twilight Tales continues at 6:30 p.m. on each Thursday of the month.

Don’t miss Saturday Science at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20;

Science Fair Boot Camp for Parents will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8.

There are a number of Tech Tutor times available – go to: https://www.aplmn.org/ for more information, dates and times.