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'I'LL TAKE LIBRARY FOR $100, ALEX': Annual Peabody Library 'Jeopardy' tourney among many February activities

January 30, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY – What is the most fun you can have with a buzzer?
The answer, of course, is The Peabody Library Annual Jeopardy! Tournament now entering its ninth year. .
Call the library, 244-5541, and sign up now, either as a team or as an individual to be put on a team. The first round is on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.. The tournament continues for the next several weeks (depending upon the number of teams) until a winner is crowned.
Beading Class
Wednesday, February 1 11 AM & 6 PM
Yoga Basics
Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, 23 9:30 AM
Yoga basics is a class based on the fundamentals of yoga, linking breath to movement. Your instructor is Jodi Coyle. Please bring a mat. Donations to the instructor are Appreciated.
Giant Book Sale
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Friday, February 3 9 AM - 6 PM Saturday, February 4 9 AM - 2 PM
The Friends of the Peabody Public Library are hosting their semi-annual sale and boy, do they have the goods! Books, movies, music and audio are among the offerings.
Rock on
Old Fellows on Guitar - the In-Continent Tour Monday, February 6, 13, 20, 27 7 PM
Ray and his groupies continue on the journey to stardom - or at least to the ability to play three chords without cramping up.
Tatting Class
Monday, February 6 & 20 5:30 PM
Join the Peabody Tatter Tots and learn to make lace with needle tatting technique. Provide you own needles and tatting string/cord. You will also need scissors. Instruction is free
Computer Class
Tuesday, February 7 2-4 PM
Introduction to Facebook
Yoga Basics
Tuesday, February 7, 14, 21, 28 7 PM
Yoga basics is a class based on the fundamentals of yoga, linking breath to movement. Your instructor is Jodi Coyle. Please bring a mat. Donations to the instructor are Appreciated.
Quilting Class
Thursday, February 9 & 23 2-4 PM
Thursday, February 9 & 23 6-8 PM
Make a quilt with a helping hand from Geneva Crosby. The $5 fee covers the cost of patterns. You must sign up in advance for this class.
Cook, Talk & Taste
Thursday, February 9 6-7 PM
Discuss food preparation. A new topic each month (TBA). Learn something new, share what you know. You may bring a sample to share, but it is not required.
Cooking Demonstration
Thursday, February 9 7 PM
Topic TBA (Place settings provided)
Dark City Movie Night
Saturday, February 11 7 PM
What would you do if someone tossed a suitcase full of cash into your car? Before you answer, see what happens to Lisabeth Scott and Don DeFore when Dan Duryea does just that in “Too Late for Tears.”
Computer Class
Tuesday, February 14 2-4 PM
Learn how to use the Peabody Public Library’s web site and the online catalog
Basic Sewing Skills
Tuesday, February 14 & 28 2-4 PM
Learn to sew with Geneva. Work on a kit provided by the instructor or bring your own project.
No charge for the class if bring your own project. Cost of Kits vary.
‘Doctor Who’ Marathon
Saturday, February 18 9 AM - 9 PM
Join your fellow Whovians as we watch the complete Sixth Series of the new Whos, starring Matt Smith as the Doctor. Food will be served, with very English bangers and mash for dinner.
Magic Cards
Saturday, February 18 3-7 PM
Play this popular game with like-minded individuals. Bring your own decks. All levels welcome; ages 12 and up
Computer Class
Tuesday, February 21 2-4 PM
Learn how to efficiently search Google, Yahoo, MSN and Bing.
Timely & Timeless
Book Discussion
Tuesday, February 21 Noon at the Library
Tuesday, February 28 Noon at the Northside Grill
This month’s reading is “Outlander” by Barbara Gabaldon.
Friends Movie Night
Saturday, February 25 7 PM
This month we share “Tea With Mussolini,” a 1999 film starring Cher, Judi Densch, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith.
Tuesday, February 28 6-8 PM
The 9th Annual Tourna-ment (okay, we skipped a year during construction) begins. Sign up now for a team. There is no entry fee but there will be prizes (besides the box of you-know-what).
February Events
for Young Adults
Youth Advisory
Board Meeting
Monday, February 6, 5 PM
Plan events for the new Young Adults area, make flyers, make friends, and create programs. Your opinions matter! For more information on how you can be part of the Youth Advisory Board, please visit or call the Young Adults Department at 260-244-5541 and ask for Pam or Beth.
Teens Talk New
Thursday, February 9, 5:30 PM
Join us in the YA area for the taping of Teens Talk News for March events.
Craft Saturday
Saturday, February 11, 10 AM - 4 PM
Come to the Young Adult’s department at any time during this event to make a foam snowflake.
Cre8tive Teens Art Class
Tuesday, February 14, 5 PM
Grades 6 - 12
The teens will be making wall silhouettes. Bring a friend. Sign-up requested!!
Teen Game Night
Thursday, February 16, 6 PM
Come to the Teen Services area and learn a new game “Pass the Pig.” Bring your friends!
Cooking 101 -
Foods from Books
Monday, February 20, 4 PM Grades 3 - 12
This year we will be cooking from stories in Children’s literature. This month’s book is “The Doorbell Rang.” Sign-up requested.
Teen Movie Night
Thursday, February 23, 6 PM
This month’s movie is “Fab Five.” Popcorn and refreshments will be served.
February Events
for Children
Play Date
Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10 AM
Parents and kids are invited to spend the morning in the Children’s Department, meeting with friends in a welcoming atmosphere complete with toys the kids will enjoy.
Preschool Story Time
Tuesdays at 10 AM, Thursdays at 4:15 PM
In February, our story time themes are “Waves in the Bathtub” on February 2, “Cuckoo for Cookies” on February 7 and 9, “Hearth Galore” on February 14 and 16, “Clickety Clack” on February 21 and 23 and “Balloons, Balloons, Balloons” on February 28. Join us for stories, songs, finger plays and a craft.
Toddler Time
Tuesdays at 10 AM
This easy-going group meets in the Children’s Department and is designed for parents and their children under age three.
Tuesday, February 7 and 21 at 4 PM
Grades K-5
Who doesn’t like to build with LEGOs? Our LEGO Club will challenge you to work with a partner to build an assigned creation using the Library’s LEGO collection. Creations will be judged and prizes will be awarded. Sign-up is requested.
Art Time
with Joni Walker
Thursdays, February 9 and 23 at 4:15 PM
Age 5 and up
Learn drawing techniques with local author and artist Joni Walker. Sign-up requested. There is a $2 fee payable the day of the class.
Craft Saturday
Saturday, February 11, from 10 AM to 4 PM
The children are invited to come to the Children’s department to make a snowflake craft.
Cre8tive Preschool
Art Class
Monday, February 13 at 10 AM
The preschoolers will be making wall silhouettes. Limit of 20 per class. Sign-up in the Children’s Department or on-line.
Cre8tive Kids Art
Tuesday, February 14 at 4 PM
Grades K-5th
The kids will be creating wall silhouettes. Bring a friend. Limit of 30 per class. Sign-up in the Children’s Department or on-line.
Wednesday, February 15 at 4 PM
This monthly program teaches parents how to work with their preschool children with pre-reading skills. This program is for parent and their children ages 3-6. Registration is currently full but interested parents can ask at the Children’s desk for more information.
Tickles, Wiggles
and Bounces
Monday, February 20 at 10 AM
Join Becky Walter as she leads you and your toddler in songs, stories and music. Class is open to toddlers 18 months to 3 years old and their parent or caregiver. Sign-up requested.
Cooking 101 -
Foods from Books
Monday, February 20 at 4 PM
This year we will be cooking from stories in Children’s literature. This month’s book is “The Little Red Hen.” Class is open for kids in grades 3 -12. Signup requested.
Home Schooling
at Your Library
Monday, February 27 at 10 AM
Join other Columbia City home schooling families for a short lesson and sharing of home schooling ideas.

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