BELOIT - Beloit Public Library has events planned for kids, teens and adults throughout the month. Events are free and open to the public, although some may require registration. For all programs, please note: children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at all times.
Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month by stopping in the Youth Services Room and entering your best guess for the number of library cards Beloit Public Library issued last year for a chance to win a prize. At the same time, show us your library card and receive a fun surprise.
• The Blender Cafï¿½ will be celebrating their Grand Opening at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The celebration includes a ribbon cutting and refreshments to follow. Stop in to see what great things the Blender Cafï¿½ has to offer. Follow the Blender Cafï¿½ on Facebook to get all of the updates on specials for the month of September to celebrate the Grand Opening. Regular hours are 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday and 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
• Tech Time 1 on 1 - From 1 - 3 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. For adults. Drop in with your tech questions and mobile device to get one on one help from our staff.
• Crafternoon - 1 - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2. For Adults. Learn how to crochet mittens. All materials provided.
• Preschool Discovery Time - 10 a.m. and repeating at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27. For kids ages 6 and younger, siblings are welcome.
• FABL Film Night - "La La Land," 6 - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6. For adults. Enter to win the Blu-ray. Movie treats provided.
• Stateline Night Writers - From 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 6, 13, 20 and 27. For adults. Join group leader Jerry Peterson as we work on writing ... together.
• Baby Play Date - 10 a.m. on Sept. 7 and 21. For babies ages 2 and younger, siblings are welcome to attend.
• Focus on You - "Getting to Know Medicare and Understanding Annuities." For Adults. Join specialist Jesse Grutz to learn about Medicare at 5 p.m. and annuities at 6:30 p.m on Thursday, Sept. 7.
• Stateline Genealogy Club - From 10 a.m. - noon on Friday, Sept. 8. "Adoption for the Forensic Genealogist" 2016 Legacy Webinar by Michael S. Ramage.
• ABC Playgroup - 10 a.m. on Sept. 12, 19 and 26. A fun and free way for 3 and 4 year olds to learn reading skills through playing, singing, talking and writing. Space is limited. Call 608-364-2915 to register your child.
• Sensory Storytime - 1 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 22. A gentle storytime designed to engage children through movement, music, stories and sensory activities. For children ages 12 and younger and their caregivers.
• Rainbow Movie Series - "Milk," from 6 - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Hosted by Yellow Brick Road Organization. Yellow Brick Road will be leading discussion after the movie. A counselor from Attentive Counseling Services will also be in attendance.
• Gaming Club - From 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 13 and 27. For ages 12-18. Bring your own Yu-Gi-Oh or gaming cards. Try out our gaming cart with Wii and XBOX 360. Refreshments served.
• Broadway and Hollywood: Great Musicals - "Oklahoma!" From 6 - 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Don Ferguson presents a fantastic musical complete with critique, insights and discussion. Refreshments provided.
• Arts and Crafts - From 4:15 - 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14. For kids ages 6 to 12. All materials are provided while supplies last. Celebrate Fall Hat Month by decorating a wearable tiny hat of your own.
• Parenting Connections Services Fair and Resource Night - From 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 25. This workshop provides special needs education and strength-based support for children with disabilities to promote family stability.
• BPL/Grinnell Bookies - From 1 - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Grinnell Hall Senior Center and 4th Wednesday Book Discussion from 7 - 9 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Beloit Public Library. For adults. "Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy's Reflections on Water" by Jerry Apps.
To see the full calendar of events, visit www.beloitlibrary.org or pick up a copy of the newsletter at the Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Boulevard.