The library will offer two special art programs in January.  The first will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22nd from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This program features Bob Ross certified floral instructor Karen Saunders, who will lead the group in painting Bob Ross' Yellow Coreopsis Flowers.  These colorful flowers are surprisingly simple to paint, so come join the fun and learn some Bob Ross techniques.  There is a $25 fee for this special program.  Please register at ebatesville.com/events and be sure to look for the discount code on the registration page to receive your special price.  
The second art program is our Winter Paint Workshop for 3rd – 8th graders.  Local artist Debi Black will guide the group in painting a winter themed canvas.  This is a two-part program with the second workshop held on Feb. 3rd at 4 p.m.  Ms. Black's classes are always popular, so register today at ebatesville.com/events to reserve your spot for this free program. 


And don't forget our Winter Reading Kick-Off Party is on Saturday, Jan. 22nd from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This event will feature activities for the kiddos and is a great opportunity to learn more about Winter Reading and also about Beanstack, our new app to track reading progress.  Winter Reading runs from Jan. 17th through Feb. 12th and is for all ages and features Reading and Prizes – a great combo!  
Library Events Jan. 13 – Jan. 22

Jan. 13 @ 10 a.m. & 4 p.m. – Thursday Craft for Pre-K – 2nd grade features Snow Slime.  Please register at ebatesville.com/events to join the fun!
Jan. 13 @ 4 p.m. – Constellation Creation for grades 3rd – 8th.  Learn about the different constellations in our Inflatable Planetarium.  Register at ebatesville.com/events.
Jan. 13 @ 6:30 – The BMPL Magic Club meets the second Thursday of the month.  
Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to Noon – Ask a Lawyer:  Virtual Legal Clinic.  Volunteer lawyers will be available via Zoom to answer questions pertaining to family law, housing, driver license matters, and more.  No criminal matters will be discussed.  Sign up for a free appointment at ebatesville.com/events.  Walk-ins permitted as time allows.  
Jan. 15 @ 10 a.m. – Storytime for ages 3 – 6.  Join us for a fun-filled 45 minute interactive session with activities to build early literacy skills.  
Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The Winter Reading Kickoff Party is an Open House style event to celebrate the beginning of our Winter Reading program.  We will have activities for the kids and information about Winter Reading.  
Jan. 17 – Winter Reading begins and runs through Feb. 12th.  Registration begins Jan. 15th.  Winter Reading is for All Ages and is your opportunity to Read and earn Prizes!  Visit our webpage ebatesville.com for more information.   
Jan. 17 @ 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. – Mother Goose Toddler Lapsit for ages 0 – 3 years.  Join us on Mondays for a fun-filled thirty minute interactive session designed to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers.  
Jan. 18 @ 10a.m., 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. – Storytime for ages 3 – 6.  Join us on Tuesdays for a 45 minute interactive session designed to build early literacy skills.  Come join the fun!
Jan. 18 @ 1 p.m. – Knit Together at BMPL.  Work on your current project or bring your own yarn and needles for help getting started.  For more information, see ebatesville.com/events. 
Jan. 19 @ 2 p.m. – Show 'n Tell for Pre-K – 2nd grade.  Bring your favorite Show 'n Tell item (stuffed animal, collection, or other item special to you) and tell us about it.  We will play games afterwards.  Register at ebatesville.com/events.  
Jan. 20 @ 4 p.m. – Balloon Powered Lego Car for 3rd – 8th grade.  Build a Lego car and put it to the test in a balloon powered race!  Register at ebatesville.com/events.  
Jan. 20 @ 6:30 p.m. – The BMPL Ukulele Club meets the first and third Thursday of the month.  
Jan. 22 @ 10:30 a.m. – Join us for Bob Ross Yellow Coreopsis Flowers led by Karen Saunders, a certified Bob Ross instructor.  There is a $25 fee for this program.  Please register at ebatesville.com/events and be sure to use the coupon code found on the registration page so you will receive the discounted price.