On the Same Page: Opportunities for fun, fulfillment at Reedsburg Public Library

Reedsburg Public Library staff

The Reedsburg Public Library January calendar has something for everyone, with popular youth and adult programs returning for the winter months, as well as a Monday Matinee Movie on Jan. 17, and the Friends of the Library Annual Meeting scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 23.

The first Monday Matinee Movie since the beginning of the pandemic will be held on Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. in the library’s Community Room. The featured movie is based on Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 book “Little Women.” In this latest version, Jo March, played by Saoirse Ronan, looks back on her life in the early 1860’s with her three sisters Meg, Beth, and Amy, while their father is off to war. Masks will be required for the program, but there is no registration.

The Friends of the Reedsburg Public Library’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held in the library’s Community Room on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. The non-profit Friends group was established in 1994 with the purpose of strengthening collections and expanding programs at the library through fundraising efforts. Although new members are gladly accepted at any time, the Annual Membership Meeting is great for learning what the group is all about! Officers will give a review of 2021 and update members on plans for the coming year. This information is also in the latest edition of the Friends quarterly newsletter “RPL Bindings,” available in the library, or online (www.reedsburg library.org).

Several opportunities exist to help out and make new friends/Friends in the coming year! Already on the docket are the annual “Pi(e)” Sale in March, the Grateful Bread sale in November, the annual Holiday Fund Drive, and three book sales throughout the year. In addition, if you have a passion for writing, crafting, baking, organizing, or brainstorming, please share these talents with the group, or contact Friends Library Staff Liaison Kris Houtler at info@reedsburglibrary.org. You never know how your special gifts may assist the Friends during the year!

Additional activities for adults in January include the Virtual Cookbook Book Discussion on Sunday, Jan. 16 at 1 p.m., where the merits of Kathryn Taylor’s “Love Real Food” will be discussed, as well as the virtual evening discussion of “The Only Good Indians” by Stephen Graham Jones on Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. The morning book group meets in person on Tuesday, Jan, 25 at 10 a.m. to talk about Sally Hepworth’s “The Mother-In-Law.”

If you have questions about any of these events call the library at 608-768-READ or email info@reedsburglibrary.org.