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Calling All Teen Creators!

If you love creating in any form: art, writing, music, or directing, there is a great opportunity for you to have your work displayed worldwide!

The Evelyn Meador Library is please to tell you that the SciArt Exchange is accepting admissions for their Youth Art Competition. This fantastic program allows youth to think and explore different themes, as well as win prizes and have their work displayed around the world. The theme for this year is “What Will People do on the Moon? Why is it Important?” in celebration of the first moon landing 50 years ago. Admissions will be accepted until April 30 and anyone between the ages of 10-18 can submit.

Christus Healthy Living Mobile Clinic at the Library on February 25!

The Christus Health Living Mobile Clinic will be at Evelyn Meador Libray on February 25th starting at 10 AM to 1 PM. Come to find out about how to better maintain your health, as well as get a free blood pressure check, glucose testing and cholesterol (lipid panel). We recommend that you fast prior to coming in order to get more accurate numbers. Registration is required.

Click here to register for the event,

Get a Book Date for Valentine's Day!

Books will always love you and be there for you. It’s one of those comforting facts of life. In a lot of ways they’re better than people. I mean, they don’t wake you up in the night, they wait until you're ready for them, they don’t eat your food, and the list goes on. So, in recognition of that fact, we recommend that instead of making sure you have a date tonight, you should celebrate this Valentine’s Day right by visiting the library and getting a great book to read. Here’s some of our recommendations to try:

Library Beautification Day!

Join us on Saturday, March 23rd at Evelyn Meador Library for our 4th Annual Beautification Project. We will meet at the library at 10 am and work until around 1 pm. Everyone is invited to participate – Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, your organization -- or yourself! All are welcome. We’ll serve light refreshments and coffee too. You can help your community, maybe see your neighbors and share a cup of java. To register, click here.
Last year’s event was a great turnout. Students needing service hours are welcome. Please join us!

Click here to find out more and see a recap of last year's event! 

Celebrate African American History Month With Us!

I love our national holidays that celebrate history and culture. Working at the library, I get the opportunity to plan and participate in programs that teach me more about cultures and to interact with peoples that I wouldn’t get to otherwise. That is why I am so excited that February is African American History Month and you should definitely be too. We have some amazing activities for all ages that will allow you to learn more about African American heritage and history, while having fun at the same time. Here are some of the great activities we have planned:

Wiggle with Words, presented by Jalia Movement Arts- Wednesday, February 6, 11:00 AM

Learn About 3D Printing!

With the holidays going on, our 3D printing orientations have been a little less consistent lately. However, The Evelyn Meador Library is proud to say that that has changed now. We'll be back on schedule with orientations on January 26th and February 9th at 2:00.

These sessions are open to all ages. The orientation session will introduce participants to 3D printing in the library, with information on where the county's 3D printers are, how to sign up to use them, how to create 3D projects, and how the printers work. Those completing the class will be able to schedule time on the 3D printer to print your 3D objects.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution this Year

With the holidays over and 2019 finally here, we’ve all set our New Year’s Resolutions. However, I’m sure at least some of you are worried that this year will be exactly like last year, where halfway through January your goals were already given up. If that is the case, don’t worry. The library is here to help you accomplish those resolutions and have fun during the process. With a variety of events, resources, and opportunities, there’s no goal that we can’t help you with. Here’s just a few of the ways we can help you out:

Join a Book Club!

It is a great time to join one of our book clubs at the Evelyn Meador Library. Now, as I say that, I know what you are thinking. It’s a bit of a busy season. There are presents to wrap, kids to entertain, and relatives to write, and the list goes on. However, after Christmas, things are going to calm down, and you are going to need to find something to do to fill up your time, and a great way to do that is to join one of our book clubs.

Make the Holidays Easier with Ebooks!

Now that that December is really here, life is getting more and more difficult. People are travelling, which leads to cranky road trips, stores and roads get crowded with all the holiday shoppers, and it just seems like you have less and less time to get everything done. All those things combined means that it gets harder and harder to get to the library and get the books that you need to keep your sanity. Fortunately, your HCPL website is here to help, offering electronic books and audiobooks that you can download, read or listen to, and return, without any need to go to the library! That’s right! You can have books for road trips, audiobooks for traffic, and you get this with just a click of a button, no need to go outside! What’s more, we have plenty of sites to choose from.

Santa Claus is Coming to.... the Library!

This Tuesday, we have a very special visitor coming to the Evelyn Meador Library. Since it's December (and you read the title of this blog), you can probably guess who it is. That's right, Santa is coming! We are going to be having a special storytime starting 6:00 PM, on December 4. 

During Santa's visit, he will be singing songs and reading a story to the kids. After this, there will be lemonade and cookies, as well as a chance to take some pictures. We expect that this will be a crowded program, and everyone who comes might not be able to attend, so please come early so that you can enjoy this special visit.

Hope to see you soon and have a great Christmas season!

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