Calling all artists, crafters, teachers, parents, and more! Clean out your craft room in February and drop off unwanted craft supplies at the Salina Library by Friday, March 1st!
*Donations limited to up to 2 boxes or bags per person. All items should be clean, as well as in new or gently used condition. The library has the right to refuse or recycle any craft items. Any supplies left over from the craft swap will be donated to local service organizations or kept for use at future library programs.
Tech Help by Appointment
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM and Wednesdays at 2:00 PM and 6:30 PM
Do you need help getting around your laptop or tablet? Would you like to set up an email account? Do you want to download an eBook? Need help searching for and applying for jobs? Tech help appointments are now available. Appointments last up to 1 hour. Registration is required.
Friday, February 2 at 6:00 pm
Join us for trivia night and your team might win a prize! Teams can be up to 4 people, and if you don't have a team you can join one. Please bring something for the potluck appetizers; we'll provide the mocktails and dessert. You might even win a door prize! For adults 18+. Registration is rquired. The library will be open to adults from 6:00 pm till 8:30 pm.
Continues Through Tuesday, February 6
Finish up your loyalty card punches by 2/6/24 then get a magnetic bookmark plus the chance to win a Ghirardelli Chocolate Snowmen Assortment XL Bag. Drawing will be held on 2/7/24. For adults 18+.
Art Exhibit & Benefit
View the art of Janet Myrto Richards on exhibit in Salina Library throughout February. Each piece is the original artwork, hand drawn with various pens and pencils, then matted and framed. A portion of the proceeds of sales will be donated to Salina Library.
Begins Wednesday, February 7
The Friends of Salina Library are having an art raffle! You could win a big bag of art supplies from The Art Store, along with an original piece of art from Janet Myrto Richards. Get inspired to create something wonderful! Tickets are available for a $1.00 donation; drawing will be held on March 4th. For adults 18+.
Crafts for Seniors: Heart Bookmark Friday, February 2 at 11:00 am
Craft and chat with other seniors! We're making a heart bookmark out of pounded wire. For adults 50+. Registration is required.
Let's Eat: Bread
Tuesday, February 6 at 6:00 pm
Create your favorite bread then bring it to the library with the recipe. Sample everyone's offerings while you discuss baking bread! For adults 18+. Registration is required.
Circle of Friends
Friday, February 9 at 11:00 am
Adults with disabilities, along with a mentor or family member, can meet up at the library to socialize, play games, and eat lunch together. For adults 18+. Please register.
Writing Group Wednesday, February 14 at 6:30 pm
Hone your writing skills or learn to write for various media. Facilitated by Debbie Stack, local author, editor, and TV scriptwriter, this group is a great way to get feedback and share questions and ideas. For adults 18+. Registration is required.
Medicare 101 Friday, February 16 at 12:00 pm
Get your Medicare questions answered; drop in between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm. This program is coordinated by the FamilyCare Medical Group and Salt City Senior Care Advantage Group.
Create: No-Sew Mini Tote Tuesday, February 20 at 6:00 pm
Create a no-sew mini tote made with the art fabric by Ken Nichols. For adults 18+. Registration is required.
In Stitches Monday, February 26 at 6:00 pm
Whether you like to knit, crochet, or do other needlework, it's more fun to do it together! Bring in your projects to show off or work on while we chat. For adults 18+. Registration is required.
Mah Jongg for Beginners
Mondays at 1:00 pm Learn to play mah jongg then join a weekly game. National Mah Jongg League rules. For adults 18+. Please register.
Afternoon of Games
Mondays at 3:00 pm Backgammon, cribbage, scrabble, and more! Learn to play if you don't know how. Bring your own boards & cards, if you have them. For adults 18+. Please register.
Tuesdays at 12:00 pm Already know how to play mah jongg? Join us for weekly play. National Mah Jongg League rules. For adults 18+. Please register.
Mexican Train Dominoes Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
Meet up for an afternoon of playing Mexican Train. If you don't know how to play we'll teach you. For adults 18+. Registration is required.
Monday, February 5 at 4:00 pm
Meet with other mystery lovers in the library at our monthly mystery book club. This month we're discussing The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood. New members are welcome! Please register or use the Zoom link on our website events page at salinalibrary.org. For adults 18+.
On the Same Page: Aurora's Cafe Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 am
Join us at Aurora's Cafe in Northern Lights to discuss the books we've been reading. Everyone is welcome to join in and tell us what you've liked, or haven't liked, lately. Learn about new books, too. For adults 18+. Please register.
Page Turners Book Club Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30 pm
Take part in our monthly discussion; new members are welcome! February's choice is This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub. Please register or use the Zoom link on our website events page. For adults 18+.
Read This Book! Throughout February
Pick up a copy of our monthly book choice then drop off the review questionnaire with the book or post your comments on our Facebook page. February's book is You Were Always Mine by Christine Pride and Jo Piazza. Also available in eBook and eAudiobook form on Libby.
Friends of the Salina Library Monday, February 5 at 7:00 pm
Help support Salina Library by joining our Friends group. Manage the book sale, along with other fundraisers. Ask for an application at the front desk. For adults 18+.
Salina Library Board Meeting
Monday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
Monthly Board meeting. Open to the public.
Crochet Pattern: Spiky Granny Begins Thursday, February 1
Crochet along with us and make the 2024 afghan "Variations on a Granny". February's pattern is the "Spiky Granny", along with tips and everything you need to know about the afghan. Pick up the pattern, or any previous months' patterns, any time the library is open.
Craft Kit Giveaway: Catnip Tortellini
Begins Wednesday, February 14
Make your cats happy when you make a catnip tortellini for them! Pick up a kit any time the library is open, while supplies last. For adults & teens 18+. Limit 1 per patron.
Craft Kit for Adults with Disabilities: Paper Strip Shamrock Begins Wednesday, February 28
Make a paper strip shamrock to decorate for St. Patrick's Day! Pick up a kit any time the library is open, while supplies last. For adults 18+ with disabilities. Limit 1 per patron or 10 per group.
Monthly Kits for Kids & Teens
Story Time Kit
Each month, Miss Monica prepares a Storytime Kit to go along with that month’s storytime themes. Each kit contains: one coloring page for each week, with songs and rhymes to go with the weekly theme; a sticker, and a monthly craft. To pick up a kit, stop by the library or set up a Curbside Pickup appointment by calling us at 315-454-4524. Recommended for ages 3-6.
Monthly craft kit for kids & teens that require minimal if any supplies from home. Recommended for ages 6 and up. To pick up a kit, stop by the library or set up a Curbside Pickup appointment by calling us at 315-454-4524. February's craft is: Bubblegum Machine Keychain.
The Salina Library Presents: Blast Off to Kindergarten!
Looking for a fun, simple, and inexpensive way to bond with your young child and get him/her ready for school? Let's READ!
When you first sign up for Blast Off to Kindergarten, you receive a bag with information on how to help your child prepare for Kindergarten as well as a folder with your first reading sheet. Whenever you read a book to your child, color in one of the pictures on the sheet. When it's all filled in, bring it to the circulation desk to receive your next sheet and a sticker. Completing certain sheets means earning an extra prize! Each child who completes the program will receive a free book and certificate!
Early Learners Story Time
Wednesdays, 11:00 AM – February 7, 14, 21, & 28
Make learning fun! Your child will learn important early literacy and social skills with stories, rhymes, and songs, in a setting appropriate to their needs. No registration is required. For children ages 2-4 years old, with accompanying adult.
Feel free to pick up a monthly Storytime at Home Kit for coloring pages, a craft, sticker, as well as songs and rhymes to join along with Miss Monica -- or create your own storytime -- from home!For more information, go to www.salinalibrary.org or contact us at 315-454-4524.
Pajama Story Time
Thursday, February 8 at 6:00 pm
Children ages 3-6, wear your comfiest pajamas for a special night-time story time and craft! Please register in advance.
No-Paint Winter Sky Pictures
Tuesday, February 20 at 2:30 pm
Children ages 5-12 can learn how to make mini Winter Sky pictures in a size perfect for sharing or trading with friends! Please register in advance.
Salina Teen Warriors
Tuesday, February 13 at 4:30 pm
Are you a teen in grades 6-12 who loves the library and wants to give back to the community? Pick up an application at our circulation desk to join our Teen Advisory Group, the Salina Warriors! Members will be helping to brainstorm and create activities for the library, and more!
Sloths & Cocoa
Thursday, February 22 at 6:00 pm
Teens in grades 6-12 can enjoy a cup of cocoa while creating some cozy sloth-centered crafts. Please register in advance.
Kids & Teens
Wednesday, February 14 at 4:00 pm
Do you love LEGOs®? Join us as we build, build, build! For ages 5-12.