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Friday, January 08, 2010

TOP STORY >> Jacksonville library’s monthly schedule

The Esther Dewitt Nixon Library in Jacksonville is starting the new year with a slew of events in January.

Among them will be free income-tax assistance, by VITA, on Saturdays starting at the end of January in the meeting room.

Other January events are as follows:

Hot tea tasting at 10 a.m. today. In recognition of National Hot Tea Month, there will be a sampling of some of the tastiest teas around.

Encore and database training, using laptops, is set for 9:30 a.m. Monday. A class of up to five participants will learn how to use CALS electronic resources. Registration is required.

Tyke Tales, storytime for ages 3 to 5, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday Jan. 13, 20 and 27.

Book Bunch, an after-school storytime for children ages 6 to 8, will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays on Jan. 13, 20 and 27.

A knit and crochet class will be held at noon, Thursday. Bring a bag lunch and current crochet project.

Merry Moppets, storytime fun with toddlers 18 to 36 months, is set for 10:30 a.m. Fridays on Jan. 15, 22 and 29. Advance registration is required.

Teen Time — College Night is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19. There will be information on college and free application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, for high school seniors.

Book Chat, where participants will discuss books read over the past month, is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21.

A crochet class will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23. Beginners of all ages are welcome. Registration is required.

Personal Defense Self-Awareness is set for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25. In recognition of Personal Defense Self-Awareness Month, a member of the North Little Rock Police Department will be presenting a workshop on security awareness and defense primarily for women.

Book Club Divas will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26. Copies of the book, “Outer Banks” by Anne Rivers Siddons are available at the front desk.

The library is located at 703 W. Main St. in Jacksonville.