Collins Public Library announces January events

COLLINS — The Collins Public Library, located at 2341 Main St., Collins, has announced its January events. When reservations are needed, call the library at 532-5129 or stop by. Programs include:

Quilting with Florence: Every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come join these knowledgeable ladies as they work on projects.

Penguin Story Hour: Thursday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. Open to ages 3 to 10. Come listen to stories about penguins, make a penguin snack and penguin popper. Play fun carnival-style games and group penguin games. Sign up to participate in the exciting story hour.

Toddler Time: The next three week session of Toddler Time begins Friday, Jan. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Read stories, play games, sing songs and have a snack. For ages 2 to 5. Call or stop in to register!

Snowman in Disguise! Jan. 7 through 28. Disguise your snowman as a character from a book you have read: Use the snowman shape provided, decorate it and return to the library. All finished snowmen will receive a small prize. For more details, stop in to the library and pick up a snowman.

Lap Sit with Miss Abbie: Mondays, Jan. 7, 14 and 28 at 10:30 a.m. Join in for this fun program for children ages 6 months to 2 years with a caregiver. A great introduction to early literacy skills with rhymes, finger plays, music, stories and more. Sign-up required.

Evening Book Club: Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Discuss “The Book of Speculation” by Erika Swyler. Request a copy on line or stop by the library desk. Call 532-5129 or stop by if interested.

Tinkering in the Library! Saturday, Jan. 12 at noon. With different rotating activities each month, there will be new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Stop by or call to sign up.

Book Club: Monday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. Discuss “Lady Cop Makes Trouble” by Amy Stewart. Request a copy online or at the library desk.

Craft Club: Monday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. Come and make crafts in the library! This month’s theme will be penguins. Ages 4 to 12. Stop in or call to register.

LEGO Club: Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Come and play with LEGOs in the library. Staff will put kids’ creations on display in the library. Ages 4 to 12. Registration required, call or stop in.

Computer Class: Thursday, Jan. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Introduction to Windows 10. Students will become familiar with desktop, start button, Microsoft Edge and the Windows Store. Free and open to the public ages 17 and above. Stop by or call to register.

Open Virtual Reality: Friday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. Patrons age 13 and up can try out the Oculus Rift VR! (Ages 13 to 16 need signed parental permission).

Closed: The library will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. Use the “Book” drop or renew online at

Family Movie Night: Thursday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. Join in for a family friendly movie, popcorn, and a small craft. Fun for the whole family! Sign-up is encouraged.

Creative Crafts for Grown Ups: Saturday, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. Make a Mini Four Pocket Folder/Organizer. All materials are provided but registration is limited. Ages 18+.

Tinkering in the Library! Tuesday, January 29 at 5:30 p.m. With different rotating activities each month, there will be new things to explore. Fun for the whole family. Stop by or call to sign up.

Young Adult Book Club: Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Discuss “Louisiana’s Way Home” by Kate DiCamillo. Request a copy online or at the library desk.