The Library Building is Closed.

John Jermain began a temporary closure starting March 13, but our online services are still available. For updated information on the library and COVID-19, please visit our FAQ page or follow our blog, It’s Germane.

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Connect with Your Neighbors Online

The library may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t interact with your neighbors safely from the comfort of your own home! Follow the library on Facebook, where we’ll be posting virtual story times, discussion topics complete with Ted Talk videos, fun surveys, and more! We’ll be following a different theme each week from Sunday-Saturday. This week’s theme? Stories! 

Daily Schedule

Daily
@ 11:00 am
& 2:00 pm

Virtual Story times! Parents, join us on Facebook everyday at 11:00 am (kids birth-2nd grade) and 2:00 pm (kids 2nd grade and up)to watch a fun-filled story time with your children, complete with a discussion question for after the video. Stories will be a collection of live book readings and animated educational videos following each week’s theme. 

Daily
@ 6:00 PM

Ted Talk Discussions Hang out with us every night at 6:00 pm and watch a short (~20 mins) Ted Talk video according to each week’s theme! Then, share your thoughts and have a courteous discussion with your neighbors in the comments section.

 

Weekday Schedule

Mondays
@ 4:00 PM

Online Book Club: The Silmarillion Join Librarian Arielle each week in reading a new chapter of The Silmarillion, by J. R. R. Tolkien. Every Monday at 4:00, we’ll post an episode of the 2015 podcast Talking Tolkien, where a group of three young people discuss each chapter in a fun, easy-to-understand way that makes you feel like you’re part of the conversation. Learn more here. 

Thursdays
@ 4:00 PM

A Writing Prompt. For all our writers and writing groups, check back with us every Thursday for a new writer’s prompt!

Fridays
@ 8:00 PM

Virtual Trivia! Hang out with us every Friday night at 8:00 pm sharp and play a virtual trivia game with us! All participants who finish the game will get a special edition Books, Brains, and Bragging Rights pin when we reopen.

Don’t forget to check our Facebook page regularly for other great content, including information and tutorials for our online databases and services, library news, and other fun ways you can engage with your neighbors safely from home.

‘Til next time!

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