Story Time: 10:00 a.m., Monday – Thursday.  Your child can enjoy stories, songs, silliness, and a messy project.

Baby Time: 9:15 a.m., Tuesdays. A lapsit program for babies up to 24 months and their caregivers. We will sing, clap, and bounce to nursery rhymes and songs for 15-20 minutes. No sign up necessary.

Tech Tuesdays: 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. Help is here! You can get help with basic computer skills, internet, email, e-reader or tablet questions, library resources & services.  Call 931/486-2932 to make a 15-30 min. appt. Briefly describe assistance needed. On the day, bring your device, if you own one, or you can use a library computer.

Tax Assistance: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, by appointment. Free help with filing your taxes is available for those who qualify. Please be patient when calling to set up an appt. You will get a voice mail and it might be several days until the call is returned. Appointments are set up through Dianne Bennett at 931/797-2154.

Pokemon Club: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7. Bring your DS to play or your cards to trade. No sign up necessary.

One-Woman Historical Play – Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Literary Soldier: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7. The author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin comes to life! Elizabeth Davidson, a Nashville, actress, is the writer and performer of this powerful play based on the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe, an indomitable American author, whose book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin was the Harry Potter of her day. 30 min. program, appropriate for ages 8 and older.

Saturday Lego Club: 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 7.  Monthly club for Lego lovers. We will read a story for inspiration and then its creation time! Everyone welcome.  Geared toward school-aged children. Legos provided by the Library. Creations will be put on display.

I Cre8 Art Class: 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 10. Open to all ages; no sign up necessary. Art teacher Marcela Espejo will inspire you to explore art in fun ways. Project: I heART U Acrylic.

Young Chefs in Development:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 12. Chef Cyndi Shalhoub will teach basic, hands-on information about cooking with regional spices. Each class will have one dish prepared with a tasting to follow. For ages 8-14. Chef Cyndi will lead three similar cooking class at the Spring Hill Library over three months: on Feb 12, March 12, and on April 9 (always 4:00-5:30 p.m.)  We ask that you sign up for one session only. Each session is limited to 12 participants.  Free.

I Cre8 Art Class: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 14. Open to all ages; no sign up necessary. Art teacher Marcela Espejo will inspire you to explore art in fun ways. Project: Letter Art Mixed Media.

Library Closed on Monday, February 16 for President’s Day.

Free Help with TennCare, CoverKids or HealthCare.gov : 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 17. Certified Application Counselors from Mercy Community Healthcare and Pathways to Health can help you navigate TennCare, CoverKids or HealthCare.gov. This is a FREE service. Counselors get paid through grants and are not associated with any health insurance company.

Creative Movement: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 19. Ballet Mistress Chelsea Howell of the Children’s Ballet Theatre will make the most of your preschool child’s energy.

Using Cemetery Records for Family Research: 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 19. Learn how to coordinate family history records to solve research problems. Bring your laptop (optional) to go right along with her Andrea Bartley and learn how to navigate findagrave.com, billiongrave.com, and obituaries.

Human Sex Trafficking Awareness: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 19. Did you know there are more people being used as slaves today than in any other time in history?   In the United States, every two minutes, a child is bought, sold, or rented for sex. The average age of entry into prostitution is between 12 and 14 years of age. The nonprofit group UNCHAINED is committed to abolishing domestic sex trafficking and will make you more aware of dangers in your community, as well as resources for victims.

Favorite Reads Book Club:  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 20.  Looking for a book club to join? They will be discussing The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton this month. Come and join in.

Homeschool Lego Club: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Friday, February 20. Legos provided. Come and build! Especially for Homeschoolers.

Chinese New Year Celebration: Calligraphy & Tea: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 21. See a demonstration of Chinese calligraphy presented by Charles Lee, Executive Director of the Tennessee Multicultural Center.  See your name written with a brush pen in Chinese.  You can also taste different teas from China and enjoy a tea ceremony. This program is in conjunction with Books-a-Million Book Store, Spring Hill. You can enjoy a Chinese New Year Story Time there at 2:30 p.m.

Quilt & Sewing Club:  12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, February 21.  Call the Dancing Bobbin for instructions and supplies. 931-486-2380.

Sandwiches: A Reading Decoding Strategy Workshop:  10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, February 28. Come learn a great visual, systematic tool for children to identify and learn every multisyllabic word that comes their way.  There are six main sandwiches, or syllable types – closed, open, pickle, lettuce, rotten and double bologna. Easy rules are taught for each and will be practiced.  Reading doesn’t have to be a chore. Using this method any child can tackle a word as easily as biting into a sandwich.

Guitar 101 by Firey Music:  1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 28. Having trouble learning how to play your guitar? Bring it to the Library and Firey Music instructors will help you. From electric to acoustic, from any manufacturer, any and all guitars are welcome. You’ll learn tech tips on tuning and maintaining your guitar as well as the basic mechanics of your instrument. Instructors will be on hand to answer questions about one-on-one private in-store lessons and you will get a free evaluation of your instrument from Firey’s skilled guitar techs. This workshop is completely free and open to the public.  All you’ll need to do is bring your guitar with you to the class.

Sign up for AARP Driver Safety Course: Call or come in the Library to sign up to take a course that could not only give you a discount on your insurance but it will give you driving strategies helpful as you age and ways to reduce your chances of a crash. It will be at the Spring Hill Library Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3 and 4, 1:30 – 5:30 p.m. each day. You do not have to be an AARP member and there is no promotion. Cost is $15/member, $20/non-member, due on the day of the class.

For more information, go to www.springhilllibrary.org or call 931/486-2932.

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