Closed Dates
January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 15 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tai Chi – Thursday mornings starting January 4th at 10:00 am. Join us as local instructor Melanie Chaney teaches an 11-week course in Tai Chi. Tai Chi is an exercise that improves balance, sharpens the mind, boosts the immune system, and circulates oxygen throughout the body while gently massaging all the joints, ligaments and muscles of the entire body. Wear loose, comfortable clothing and flexible, flat-soled shoes that encompass the foot. Try not to miss any classes because each class builds upon the previous ones. Newcomers will not be allowed after the second class takes place. Space is limited. Participants must complete the Enrollment Form at the front desk before the first class. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Shelby County Camera Club – January 4. 6 pm. The Shelby County Camera Club meets at the Albert L. Scott Library on the first Thursday of each month. The club welcomes those with all levels of photography experience and interest. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Ya Ya Yarners – Will resume in February. For more information, email us at [email protected]. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

ABC & Ds of Medicare – January 8. 1 pm. Karen Haiflich of the Medicare Information Source will help you navigate through the process of Medicare. Learn about filing, benefits, and any other questions you might have. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Friends of the Library Meeting – January 8. 6 pm. Meeting takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Adult Computer Classes

January 9. 4:30 pm. Introduction to Ancestry.com Library Edition – Learn how to discover your family tree using Ancestry.com Library Edition. We will go over the basics of Ancestry and show you some other great genealogy sources.

January 13. 10:30 am. Introduction to 3D Printing – Learn the basics of 3D printing, from how the printer works, understanding slicing software, and basic tips and troubleshooting.

January 16. 4:30 pm. Introduction to Laser Cutting – This class will cover the basics of creating a laser-able SVG design in CorelDraw software and the basics of using the library laser cutter safely. Those 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  This class will certify you to use the laser cutter in the library makerspace.

Adult Craft: Winter Tea Towels – January 14. 2 pm. Use our stencils and stamps to create a hand painted tea towel with a wintry theme or choose from some of our other designs. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Library Book Group – January 18. 6:30 pm. Join us to discuss The Librarian of Burned Books by Brianna Labuskes. Set against the backdrop of World War II, this unforgettable novel, inspired by the true story of the Council of Books in Wartime, follows three women whose fates become intertwined by their belief in the power and goodness in the written word to triumph over the very darkest moments of war. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Library Board Meeting – January 23. 6 pm. Meeting takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Medicare 101 – January 25. 6:00 pm. Learn what to expect with Medicare and how to ask the right questions. Perfect for anyone wanting to learn about their Medicare options. Presented by a representative of Medicare Advisors of Alabama. Program takes place in the Nan Abbott Room.

Books & Brews – January 25. 6:30 pm. Come to Siluria Brewing Co. to discuss Not One of Us by Debbie Herbert. Thirteen years ago, Jori Trahan’s boyfriend vanished without a trace. Now, after moving back home to Alabama to care for her ailing grandmother and autistic brother, she comes face-to-face with the deadly mystery behind his disappearance.