Online: Introduction to Identifying Fraud and Phishing

Protect yourself! Join Director Shannon on Zoom to discover basic ways to spot fraudulent emails and phishing attempts by people trying to take advantage of you. Shannon will show you actual examples of phishing that the library receives far too frequently and will help you spot the clues that show an email’s not coming from whom it claims to be. Stop by our Facebook (@harrislibrary) page’s Events listing for the info you need to join the Zoom meeting, or email the library for information.

Learn a Little About Basic Computer Coding

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours and educational experiences.

Are you or your child or grandchild curious about basic computer coding? Do a free one hour tutorial on how to code using a variety of different techniques by going to this link at Hour of Code Activities.

Stuck at Home? Take an Ivy League Class–For Free!

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, educational resources, live camera experiences at zoos, and online story times.

Want to learn something new while you’re stuck at home? Law, the arts, history, engineering…you name it, it’s available! Open the door to glimpse an Ivy League level education!

Check out one of a wide variety of MOOCs–these are massive open online courses. Maybe you joined Shannon months ago in a workshop she offered teaching you how to find and maneuver your way through such things. Or maybe your time to figure it out is now. This is a link to one of many clearing houses for free online classes, these specifically being offered by the Ivy Leagues. Classes are often self-paced and without penalty for non-completion, so feel free to explore!

Audible Makes Select Audiobooks Free during COVID-19 Crisis

As part of our commitment to help you continue learning and being entertained during the COVID-19 crisis, we are sharing a variety of virtual tours, and educational experiences.

Audible, the online audiobook provider,  has stepped up to provide free listening opportunities for young readers looking for more books. Hop on over to Audible Stories to learn more! Check out this article to learn more.

Santa Visits for the 2nd Annual Stuffed Animal Slumber Party!

That’s right, Santa Claus is coming to town! He’s let his beard grow out a bit and has rested up since this picture–he looks much younger, but he’s going to be coming for story and cookies, and PICTURES! Children can bring a favorite stuffed animal to join in the celebration and then leave their stuffed animal for a stuffed animals-only sleepover party in the library! Shannon and Anne will get photos of their adventures to share when children come back to the library Saturday to pick up their stuffed animals. You must RSVP by either reaching out on Facebook or leaving a message at 988-6661.

DNA: Through the Looking Glass with Genealogist Laura Lee

Saturday November 9th from 10-11:30am we’re happily welcoming back genealogist Laura Lee of Digging Roots as she teaches us about new discoveries in DNA and how they can impact your understanding of your family’s past! This educational opportunity is free and coffee and snacks will be available for a small donation to the library. Come and connect with science to better understand your own history!

End of Summer Celebration: Magic, Memory and Animal Adventure!

Are you ready for some exciting magic and memory tricks, and to enjoy a visit from Animal Adventure? We sure hope so because we’re winding up our Summer Reading Program with a visit from The Amazing Great AND some of the curious creatures from Animal Adventure. We’ll have games in the backyard, stargazing, and popcorn,  so bring the family! And, if you participated in our Summer Reading Program make sure and turn in your Intergalactic Passport by noon on Saturday the 10th so Shannon can tally your points and award you prizes. We have so many prizes this year that EVERYONE who participated can win at least a couple cool things! The fun starts at 6pm, so make sure you’re ready to join us!

Story Time at the Library!

Every Thursday from 10:30am-11:30am we have Story Time at the library! We do Music & Motion activities and songs like Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes, Going on a Bear Hunt, and other fun things that get us moving (and shake the wiggles out before we settle into a good book). Then we read one of our many great children’s picture books while sitting in super-comfy beanbag chairs! We then move to our activity table and do a craft that connects to what was just read. If time allows we play with Legos, Connect Four, Candy Land, or something similar, emphasizing sharing, patience, communication, and kindness. Come join us!