J.R. Clarke Public Library December 2022 Activities
You can sign-up “in advance” for the instructional programs, at the Circulation Desk or contact the library at 937-473-2226.

The first Monday of every month, the Covington American Legion will meet in the Community Room at 6:00pm.

LUNCH WITH SANTA will take place on Saturday, December 3rd from 11:15 am to 1:30 pm in the Community Room (basement) at J.R. Clarke Public Library. This event is part of the Covington Hometown Christmas festivities. For more details go to: villageofcovington.com.

Every Monday, there is the Lifewise Academy for children in grades one through 5 held in the community room of J.R. Clarke Public Library.  Covington Elementary and Homeschooling children will have a wonderful opportunity to participate.  This program is coordinated with the school, and parents who are interested, can give their permission for their child to attend.  The Lifewise Academy curriculum is designed to take students through the entire Bible, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation, over the course of five years. Each lesson reviews a Bible passage as well as a “Living LifeWise” character trait.

Every Tuesday at 9:00am and again at 10:30am is Developmental StoryTime with Miss Laurie and Miss Mary Kate. Many preschool activities, skills and books are presented for the children! These sessions are for children ages three, four and five who have not attended Kindergarten. Please sign-up in advance at the Circulation Desk. Please Note: There is no story hour on December 20th and 27th.

Thursday, December 8 – Junior High Full Steam Ahead for students in grades five through eight is held the first Thursday of every month from 3:15 – 4:15pm. A variety of STEAM activities will be presented from JRC’s “CLARKE’S QUEST” Makerspace.

Thursday, December 1 – Anyone interested in the “Epic Wonders Women’s Book Club” should meet at the library at 10:30 am in the J.R. Clarke Alcove. A discussion will take place among all participants as to the type of books read and the formats followed. Books for next month’s discussion should be available during the following week. This is part of the Mature Adults Library Programming. Remember…we have an elevator.

Winter Wreath Workshop for adults is on Saturday, December 10th at 10:00am in the Community Room. Pre-registration is required, along with a $35 deposit. Register in person at J.R. Clarke by Thursday, December 1st. Each participant is entered to win a wreath designed by the host. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

There will be a Kid Craft Night on Monday, December 12th from 5:00 to 6:00pm in the Community Room (basement). This is an opportunity for kids of all ages to make their own Holiday Placemat. All suppliers will be provided by the library.

Monday, December 12 is the J.R. Clarke Trustee Board Meeting at 6:30pm– Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, December 13 is FREE Health Screenings for Blood Pressure and Blood Glucose. The Premier Wellness staff will be at JRC from 9:00 am – 10:45 am. This is held on the second floor Historical Alcove.

Every Wednesday and Friday is our very popular “Keep Moving” Exercise Class for mature adults, taught by talented Vicki Hand! The class will last from 9:30am – 10:30am each day. These weekly classes can be adapted for all individuals and the music is relaxing and exuberant at the same time. Come and take part!

Thursday, December 15 from 1:00pm – 3:00pm will be the JRC Card and Game Club! It will be held in the lower level Community Room and a variety of games will be available, along with a great deal of fellowship and lively discussion! Bring along your favorite games. This is also part of the Mature Adults Library Programming. Remember…we have an elevator!

Saturday, December 24th through Monday, December 26th, J. R. Clarke Library will be closed.

Due to the Christmas Holiday, there will be no “Lego Landing & More” for grades 1 through 4.