We would like to thank you for your patience over the next three weeks while we work on updates to our web site, including our events calendar and room reservation system. Please call one of the library branches or stop by any service desk if you have questions or issues. The reward for this hiccup in services will eventually include an all-new library app and fully integrated web services.
Register now to watch the 2019 Oscar Award show at the Belt Branch! The Oscars are on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Attendees must be in the library before 5pm. There will be games, Oscar bingo, Oscar ballots, and more. Light meal and snacks will be provided. Dressing up is optional, but highly encouraged! Seating limited, so please register at https://rhcl.libcal.com/event/4644594?&hs=a as soon as possible.
To welcome February as National Chocolate Month, the Savannah Branch had the program “Hot” Chocolate Recipes on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 31. In case you couldn’t be there, here are the recipes participants shared at the program. Click here for photos from the event. Chocolate Recipes
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019
Outreach Assistant for Bookmobile
The Rolling Hills Consolidated Library (RHCL) has an opening for an Outreach Assistant. This position performs a variety of clerical and library tasks related to outreach services, including bookmobile visits, homebound services, deposit sites, and other outreach events. Evening and weekend work are expected on a regular basis to sites in Andrew and Buchanan Counties. Missouri driver’s license in good standing and ability to drive the bookmobile is required. Must be able to work Monday through Saturday, variable schedule of 18-24 hours per week, $9.50 per hour.
Click on About and then Jobs for more info.
Celebrate Black History Month with our 2nd Annual African American Read-In on Tuesday, February 12! Local readers will be sharing wonderful works of African American literature, including historical works, poetry, children’s literature, and contemporary pieces. Bring the family to the Upper Story and drop by anytime between 5:30 and 8:30 pm, and enjoy a meal from Bandana’s BBQ while you listen to all the wonderful readings.
Travel advisors Patrick Dare and Wendy Eidmann will talk about their travel adventures, hot new destinations and travel tips for the new year at the Belt Branch on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2pm.
Enjoy these recipes from our New Year, New Salads program on Jan. 10, 2019. Twenty-four people sampled five different vinaigrettes, Kale-Orange Salad, 10 Minute Chickpea Salad with Basil and Asian-Flavored Whole Grain Salad. Click here for photos from the event.
New Year New Salads Recipes
Christmas is coming but there’s been a murder at the North Pole Christmas party!!! Whodunnit????? Join us Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:45 p.m., at the Belt Branch for an interactive *role-play* mystery game. Participants will play various North Pole characters such as Santa, Mrs. Claus, the elves, Frosty, and more (accents encouraged!) and have a jolly good time solving the mystery. A light meal will be served. Registration opens Nov. 13 and is limited to 20 participants.
On Nov. 3 and 4 at the Belt Branch, teens and tweens have two opportunities to learn and have fun at the library.
On Saturday, November 3, at 10am, teens are invited to learn to crochet and make a bookmark. Registration required here.
On Sunday, November 4, tweens and teens ages 8 and up are invited to a Drop-In Gaming session which will feature gaming consoles and computer games. The program will run from 2-4pm.
Halloween will be more than just kids’ play this year at the library with adults getting their chance to dress up in costumes for an after-hours event of their own.
Halloween events begin Saturday, Oct. 20, when the Belt Branch has its annual Uncle Fester’s Costume Closet from 2-5 p.m. in the Community Room. Youths who need Halloween costumes can pick out something to wear in the free giveaway of gently used and new costumes and costume pieces donated to the library. The event usually is part of Boofest at the Belt Branch but it has been moved up a week because of a construction project at the library.
Boofest is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, and will feature safe trick-or-treating, games and crafts throughout the library. The Kiwanis Club will serve a free hot-dog lunch to the first 200 children.
Adults can sign up now for the program Spooky Stories in the Stacks – After Hours @ the Library, which is set for 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Belt Branch. Participants will take a tour of the library and hear classic scary stories before enjoying refreshments. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Register in advance at rhcl.libcal.com/calendar/events.
The Savannah Branch will have its Halloween Haunted Stacks party from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, with safe trick-or-treating, Halloween Plinko, a treasure hunt in the stacks and refreshments. No sign-up is necessary for this drop-in event.
Seasonal Storytimes are also planned for preschoolers at both branches, and children can wear their costumes to these events. Savannah will celebrate Halloween at Storytimes at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, and 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. Belt will decorate pumpkins and read books about autumn at its 11 a.m. Storytime on Oct. 31.