Friday Night Flicks Presents: Bridget Jones's Baby

Friday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Community Room
Bridget Jones's Baby movie poster
Bridget Jones, now a fortysomething news producer, discovers that she's pregnant. However, she isn't sure if the baby's father is Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), her on-and-off boyfriend, or Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey), her new American love interest. Rated R.

Game Night

Wednesday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m. in the Collaboratory
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Check out our collection of board games and learn how to play one!

Meets the first and third Wednesday of the month. Open to adults and teens. No registration necessary.

Holy War: Lessons From the East

Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room
Mark Albertson
Jihad is an Arabic term meaning “struggle.” For Muslims, this is an internal struggle in which followers surrender to God. However, the popular notion of Jihad held by many non-believers is that of “Holy War.” Join Mark Albertson for this four-part series: a progression of talks that will seek to peel away the confusion, misconceptions, and propagandistic perversions of the Jihadi movement and of the globe’s most fascinating, yet misunderstood religions.

In the first of this four-part series Mark Albertson will discuss the prophet Muhammad and the orgins of the religion of Islam. The lecture will explore the expansion of Islam across an empire and the conversion of millions of peoples. The discussion will conclude with Muhammad’s death and the seeds it planted for discord resulting in the Sunni-Shia conflict.

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Introduction to JobNow

Monday, January 23rd, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Board Room
JobNow logo
Join us for an introduction to the features of JobNow, including expert assistance in preparing resumes, live interview practice (with trained job coaches using common interview questions) and career assessments. There is also an Adult Learning Center (with online tutors) to help you prepare for employment tests and improve your writing skills.

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Try Our New Texting Service

Shoutbomb logoLove those appointment reminders via text from your dentist or hairdresser? Now the Library offers a similar service called Shoutbomb. You can renew your items with a few simple commands, receive notifications when holds are ready or items are almost due or overdue, and keep track of all your family members’ items on a single phone. Additionally, you can register to receive important library updates like emergency closings via text.

To sign up for the service, text the word SIGNUP to lion@shoutbomb.com. You will receive a reply asking for your library card number. Text your card number (found under the barcode). You will receive a confirmation text. If you would like to opt in to our news alerts, text the word WANEWS. The full list of commands is available at: https://is.gd/SBhelp. Although Shoutbomb is free, your carrier’s standard text message rates apply.

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