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winter readingsmall"Happy New Year, Midlothian! What’s new at the library? Chromebooks! Starting soon, these laptop computers may be checked out by Midlothian library card holders 10 year of age and older, for up to 2 hours of in-library use per day. You can use these devices to connect to the Internet using our free library Wi Fi, and wireless printing is available. What’s the best thing about these Chromebooks? You can use them anywhere in the library—in the commons, in the café, or in a cozy corner! Looking for a quiet space to work alone or collaborate with colleagues on a project? Use our conference/study room (sign up at Check Out desk).

Looking to try a new kind of book club in 2017? Visit our new Graphic Novel Club for adults and older teens. Want to learn some new computer skills? Check out our newly designed Tech Essentials classes. New programs for our youngest patrons include the “Play, Baby, Play” group for infants and toddlers and the “Shake It Up” music and movement story time.

Some old, familiar programs are coming back too! This January and February we are again offering our Winter Reading program for all ages. Look for details in the Adult, Teen, and Children’s program sections of the newsletter.

In February, the library will observe African American History Month. On Thursday, February 9, from 6:30-7:30 PM, we will welcome back the phenomenal storyteller Oba William King to share traditional African folktales. Our Adult Book Discussion Group’s selection in February will be Homegoing by the Ghanaian author Yaa Gyasi.

The weather outside may be snowy and cold, but there’s plenty going on inside at the Library. Come gather around our fireplace and cozy up with a good book! - Jennifer