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December

Pinochle Club

Mondays, December 2 & 16, 1:30-3:30 pm

Join our friendly group on the first and third Monday of the month to play this fun and challenging card game.


Craft Night: Felted Penguins

Tuesday, December 3, 6:00-7:45 pm

Learn the basics of needle felting by making a fuzzy penguin. Artist LeBrie Rich will teach you about the tools and techniques for sculpting wool with a felting needle. With an optional acorn cap beret, your little penguin can become an ornament. Space is limited. Contact the library to reserve a seat.


Library Book Group

Thursday, December 5, 6:30-8 pm

Read the book selection for the month and come to the library to discuss the book with other readers. This month we’re reading In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende. Did you like it or not? Did something surprise you or make you think twice? Come share your thoughts!

Click here for the full list of what this group has read.


MAH JONGG

Fridays, December 6, 13, 20, & 27 1-4 pm

Those who enjoy playing American Mah Jongg are invited to join our fun and friendly group! Be sure to bring your current National Mah Jongg League cards.


Game Day: Worker Placement Games

Saturday, December 7, 12-5 pm

Board games, card games, party games: get your game on all afternoon at the library! Stay for as little or as long as you like. We’ll have a plethora of games to explore!


String-Along

Sundays, December 8 & 22, 2-5 pm

Bring your acoustic guitar, fiddle, ukulele or other stringed instrument to the Happy Valley Library and share some tunes with other musicians. Adults of all skill levels are invited to drop in and play some American traditional Bluegrass or Folk music in a casual, jam-style setting. Bring a song you know to share.


Genealogy Club

Monday, December 9, 2-4 pm

Searching for family roots? All are welcome to come and share questions, strategies, and organizing tips. Insights are discovered and pathways revealed as we attempt to solve the mysteries of our ancestors’ elusive stories!


E-Books and Audiobooks Workshop

Tuesday, December 10, 3:30-4:30 pm

Did you know that the library has books that you can download for free to your Kindle, tablet, or phone? Stop in for a demonstration and learn all about it. Bring your device and we will help you get started. Can’t make the class? Stop by the reference desk any time and we will show you how it works!


Note Night

Wednesday, December 11, 6:30-7:30 pm

Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds. This month features harpist Jini O’Flynn playing a mix of Celtic tunes, waltzes, and holiday favorites.


Classic Movie Night: Come to the Stable (1949)

Thursday, December 12, 6-7:45 pm

Relive classic films from the silver screen or enjoy them for the first time. Casual moviegoers and film buffs alike are welcome to come and share a cinematic experience at the library. This month’s movie is a festive and charming holiday classic, Come to the Stable (1949), starring Loretta Young and Celeste Holm.


Memories of a Czech Christmas

Wednesday, December 18, 3:30-4:30 pm

Helena and Mark Greathouse present traditional Czech Christmas music and dance and share Czech Christmas traditions as Helena remembers them from her childhood, with stories that reveal surprising differences between the way Czechs celebrate Christmas and traditional American customs.


JANUARY

Happy Valley Library Book Group: New Year’s Party

Thursday, January 2, 6:30-8 pm

Let’s talk books! We’ll discuss our favorite reads of 2019, what we’re looking forward to reading in 2020, and have other fun, book related, or not!

Click here for the full list of what this group has read.


Mah Jongg

Fridays, 12:30-3:30 pm

Those who enjoy playing American Mah Jongg are invited to join our fun and friendly group! Be sure to bring your current National Mah Jongg League cards. Contact the library if you would like to learn to play.


Pinochle Club

Monday, January 6, 1:30-3:30 pm

Join our friendly group on the first and third Monday of the month to play this fun and challenging card game.


Note Night

Wednesday, January 8, 6:30-7:30 pm

Enjoy some live music while you browse for books or sit and savor the sounds. This month features Natalia Hougen performing Russian and Gypsy folk songs and romances.


Classic Movie Night: Dinner at the Ritz (1937)

Thursday, January 9, 6-7:45 pm

Relive classic films from the silver screen or enjoy them for the first time. Casual moviegoers and film buffs alike are welcome to come and share a cinematic experience at the library. This month’s film is Dinner at the Ritz, a murder mystery filmed in Paris and along the French Riviera, starring David Niven and Annabella.


String-Along

Sundays, January 12 and 26, 2-5 pm

Bring your acoustic guitar, fiddle, ukulele or other stringed instrument to the Happy Valley Library and share some tunes with other musicians. Adults of all skill levels are invited to drop in and play some American traditional Bluegrass or Folk music in a casual, jam-style setting. Bring a song you know to share.


Genealogy Club

Mondays, January 13 and 27, 2-4 pm

Searching for family roots? All are welcome to come and share questions, strategies, and organizing tips. Insights are discovered and pathways revealed as we attempt to solve the mysteries of our ancestors’ elusive stories!


The History of Go

Thursday, January 16, 6:30-7:45 pm

Learn the storied history of Go (aka Weiqi and Baduk), a Chinese board game that is over 2500 years old. We’ll discuss Go’s place in Japanese culture and highlight high-stakes games between rival Go houses in the Japanese imperial court.


Chinese Hammered Dulcimer Concert

Wednesday, January 22, 6:30-7:45 pm

Jing Lu began studying YangQin (Chinese hammered dulcimer) at age four, and she was quickly identified as a child prodigy. She is one of the few Chinese Dulcimer musicians who to have performed at Carnegie Hall. Showcasing music of the YangQin and Guzheng (Chinese zither) she will perform traditional, folk, modern, and pop styles of Chinese music.


Learn to Play Go

Thursday, January 23, 6-7:45 pm

Go (aka Weiqi and Baduk) is one of the world’s oldest board games. In Go, two players compete to surround both territory and sometimes their opponent’s stones in a strategic battle of minds. Learn the simple rules of the game and play against other new players. Space is limited. Contact the library to reserve a seat.