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A still from "Loving Vincent." (Breakthru Films and Good Deed Entertainment)

Have you ever wondered how random and off-beat national days get declared? Now almost every day of the year we have a reason to celebrate something. January is no exception. There is a Penguin Awareness and Squirrel Appreciation Day, a Festival of Sleep Day and also a National Bubble Bath Day. Nowhere in January, however, will you find a Go to the Library Day. Why not make every day a Go to the Library Day? This January, enter our doors to find new opportunities and new ways to learn.

If your children are already slumping into the winter blahs, chase away those frowns with our Flower Power Story Time from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Jan. 3. Hear stories of green gardens and cheerful flowers, then enjoy our hands-on activity when we plant paperwhite bulbs. Flower Power is open to all without registration, but our hands-on activity is limited to 30 participants.

LEGO is all about building, creating and exploring. LEGO My Library is back from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Try our tallest building challenge to launch your imagination to new heights. The LEGO zip line build explores angles, tension and gravity. Age 6 and up.

Embrace the New Year with Yoga at the Library from 6 to 7 p.m. Jan. 8. Shed the old way of seeing things and create a renewed sense of strength and vitality. Teachers from Sōl Yoga Collective will guide you into a fantastic new year.

“Loving Vincent” is the world’s first oil painted feature film. We are thrilled to show this film from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Jan.19. Each of the film’s 65,000 frames is an oil painting on canvas, bringing Vincent Van Gogh’s painting to life. Anyone interested in cinema, art, music and creativity should not miss the opportunity to see “Loving Vincent.”

Encounter unfamiliar food by renowned chefs in January’s choice for Cook the Book, “The Immigrant Cookbook: Recipes That Make America Great.” Choose which recipe you want to make and bring your completed dish to share Jan. 23 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. “The Immigrant Cookbook” offers a culinary celebration of the marvelous diversity immigrant chefs bring to America’s vibrant food culture.

America’s musical history also continues to grow as ethnic diversity grows. Kim Plender and friends perform different genres of American music during American Songbook from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26.

For many, the New Year has us thinking about our health. Seed swaps empower our community to grow healthy food. Our second annual National Seed Swap Day at the Library is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Bring extra seed saved from your garden and discover new varieties to take home. Learn about topics important to our region from featured speakers.

The first month of a new year opens the door to new opportunities. Come to the library and see what is in store for you.

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