Clark Public Library announces January Programs

Clark Public Library January 2022

All children’s events will be outdoors when weather permits, virtual, hybrid, or indoor with masks for people over 3 years of age until further notice. Mask requirements will be re-evaluated by the library board on a monthly basis. Please register for any programs by emailing and state which program you would like to attend or through the online calendar on our website at

Annual Winter Reading Challenge
From now to January 31
The Clark Public Library will participate in Beanstack’s Fifth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Read for a Better World,” sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group. We challenge our patrons to read at least 10,000 minutes during the month and keep track of their reading on our site at or on the free Beanstack Tracker app. Thousands of other libraries and schools across the nation are joining in too, for a chance at winning prizes including book collections, signed books, and virtual author visits. Happy reading, Clark!

Afternoon Book Club
Tuesday, January 4 at 1:00 pm
Join us for our next afternoon book club meeting. We’ll be discussing “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie” by Marie Benedict. Please speak with a librarian if you need a copy of the book.

[Virtual] Winter Trivia for Kids
Tuesday, January 4 at 3:30 pm
Celebrate Trivia Day with a game of Winter trivia on Kahoot! just for kids! Prizes for winner and runner-up. Prizes must be picked up, they will not be mailed.

Totally New Tuesdays
January 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 6:30 pm
Movies are back at the library! Masks are optional and no registration is required.

Chess Club for Adults
Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 11 am-3 pm
The Chess Club meets Thursdays between 11 am-3 pm. New members welcome.

Thursday Afternoon Movies
January 6, 13, 20, and 27 at 1:00 pm
Movies are back at the library! Masks are optional and no registration is required.

Little Scientists
Thursday, January 6 and 20 at 4:00 pm
Learn how to build and create with our Science Experiments! Each session will be a different experiment that will touch upon a different STEM skill. Event will be outside, weather permitting for ages 5 and up. When inside adults and children over 3 will need to wear a mask during the program at this time (Mask requirements will be re-evaluated monthly) Registration is required.

The Five-Week Book Club
Thursday, January 6 at 7:00 pm
Welcome to our non-fiction and historical fiction book group! This evening we’re sharing cookbooks! Have you got a passion for reading cookbooks, with all of their wonderful ideas and photos? Bring your favorite time-worn cookbook, or one that you found recently, and a favorite recipe or tip that you obtained from it.

Finger Painting Friday
Friday, January 7 at 10:00 am
No childhood is complete without some good, old-fashioned, messy finger painting. We will read a story and then make some squishy, colorful creations. Wear some old clothes! Clark residents will have priority registration.

Evening Book Club
Monday, January 10 at 7:00 pm
Join us for our next evening book club meeting. We will be discussing “The Guest List” by Lucy Foley. Please speak with a librarian if you need a copy of the book.

Barks & Books
Tuesday, January 11 at 3:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:00 pm, or 4:15 pm or Saturday, January 15 at 10:00 am, 10:15, 10:30 am, or 10:45 am
If you have a young, reluctant, or struggling reader, we want you to meet our therapy dogs! Therapy dogs are non-judgmental listeners and furry friends to read to that won’t laugh if a child makes a mistake or stumbles over a word. Children learn to associate reading with being with the dog and begin to view reading in a positive way. Over time, the child’s reading ability and confidence can improve because they are practicing their skills. Children will each get approximately 15 minutes of reading time with Bubble, Magnolia, or Sophie. Please register for a 15-minute time slot.

Tinker Tots
Thursday, January 13 at 10:00 am
Come join us for a morning of fun science activities perfect for little ones. For children ages pre-k and younger. Please register.

New! Inkthoughts
Thursday, January 13 at 4:00 pm
A gathering of poets and poetry lovers, this group is open to Adults & Young Adults in high school and older. A casual group who enjoy talking about, writing, reading, and performing poetry, speeches, or essays.

[Virtual] Pajama Time
Thursday, January 13 at 7:00 pm
Join us in your pjs for an evening storytime session for the family on Zoom. Please register to get the Zoom link.

[Virtual] Adult Coloring Club
Friday, January 14 and 28 at 11:00 am
Coloring is a great way to unwind and relieve some stress! Pick up coloring sheets and crayons at the library or use your own and meet up on Zoom for some soothing music and relaxation.

[Adult] The Crafty Folks
Friday, January 14 @ 3:30 pm or Thursday, January 20 @ 7:00 pm
Make a cheerful wreath snowman door hanger to celebrate winter!. This is an Adult craft but Teens in High School are welcome to attend!

Teen Tuesday: Acrylic Paint Pouring
Tuesday, January 18 at 3:00 pm
Drop by after school and create your own unique piece of paint pour canvas art. Please note: Your canvas will be wet and messy, and will need to stay overnight at the library to dry. Open to grades 5-12.

Baby Bookworms
Tuesdays, January 18 and 25 at 10:00 am
Babies and toddlers are invited to listen to some books, and learn some songs, rhymes, lap bounces, and fingerplays! 30 minutes of open play follows.

Stories & More
Fridays, January 21 and 28 at 10:00 am
Stories, movement, songs, and a take-home craft for active listeners ages 3 -5 years old. Registration is required. 30 minutes of open play follows.

Tales for Tots
Mondays, January 24 and 31 at 10:00 am
Stories and songs for active listeners. Geared toward ages 2-3 with a caregiver. Older children are welcome!. 30 minutes of open play follows. Registration is required.

Krafty Kids
Wednesday, January 26 at 3:30 pm
Join us as we make some fun and creative artwork. Using a few art supplies we will make a new craft each session! Don’t forget to bring your imagination and creativity! Program will be held outdoors, weather permitting. If indoors, masks are required for people older than 3. Mask requirements are being re-evaluated monthly.

Lego® Club
Friday, January 28 from 3:15 pm-4:15 pm
Join us for the LEGO® Club at the Clark Public Library! Create your own LEGO® structures. LEGO® are provided by the library. Creations are displayed in the Children’s Area. For children in grades K – 5.

Chinese New Year
Monday, January 31 from 3:30-4:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate the year of the Tiger! Find out your Chinese zodiac animal, make a Chinese lantern, and see if you can win the chopstick challenge! For ages 5 and up. Registration is required.

Boredom Buster for Kids
Available beginning January 3
Each month we have a new take-home craft for kids to pick up and make at their leisure. While supplies last, no registration.

Boredom Buster for Adults and Teens
Available beginning January 3
Each month we have a new take-home craft for adults and teens to pick up and make at their leisure. While supplies last, no registration.

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