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Teen Events

Teen Anime Club (Ages 13-17) Tue Nov 28 @ 3:30PM - 04:30PM

Children Events

Make & Take Monday
Mon Nov 27 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Angry Birds LIVE
Wed Nov 29 @ 5:30PM -
Thursday Toddler Time
Thu Nov 30 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Thursday Toddler Time
Thu Dec 07 @10:00AM - 11:00AM

Computer Classes

Using Ancestry.com Library Edition
Tue Nov 28 @10:00AM - 11:00PM

Adult Events

Zumba Drop-In Exercise Class
Sat Nov 25 @10:00AM - 11:00AM
Stitches Crochet Club
Mon Nov 27 @ 6:30PM - 07:45PM
Yoga drop-in class
Thu Nov 30 @ 6:00PM - 07:00PM