Baby, it’s cold outside. The Hays Public Library is a great place to go if you come down with cabin fever or if you’re looking for a little inspiration in the new year.
Healthful resolutions abound in January, so let the library help you on your journey. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, the adult department is hosting a smoothie making tutorial. There will be samples and recipes for several oh-so-trendy smoothies. Smoothies are a great way to sneak in fruits and vegetables to your diet.
If you have aches and pains or if you just can’t get your feet warm, attend the library’s Crafternoon at 2 p.m. Jan. 13, where we’ll be making DIY heating pads.
In a similar vein, at 6 p.m. Jan. 18, the library is hosting a hot stone massage program. Using hot stones and essential oils, participants will be able to melt away tension and relieve stress. Make sure you plan for a babysitter — the hot stone massage program is for adults only. Finally, if you’re looking to be invigorated, you might try attending the library’s DIY shower bomb program at 6 p.m. Jan. 25. Shower bombs are infused with essential oils and add effervescence to a hot shower. Arrive early. The library only has materials for the first 12 adults who arrive. The programs are free to attend.
If you’re looking for an excuse to leave the house, the library has several upcoming free programs. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, there will be a movie trivia night. If you are a cinephile who really knows your stuff, then this program is for you. There will be prizes for the top three finishers.
Then, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, the library is hosting an after-hours movie night featuring the 2017 adaptation of IT, based on the novel by Stephen King. Refreshments will be provided and admission is free. Participants must be 18 to attend the movie night.
There will be an adult-only bingo at the library at 4 p.m. Jan. 18. There are prizes for winners.
Kansas Day is Jan. 29, and the Kansas Room, located in the library’s basement, is hosting an open house. Marissa Lamer has been Kansas Room librarian for the last two years and is working on some exciting changes — from physical layout to checkouts to overhead scanners. Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be tours of the Kansas Room every half hour. There also will be Kansas-themed treats and a festive atmosphere to celebrate Kansas’ birthday. Door prizes will be given away. The grand door prize will be two tickets to see Lee Brice in Salina on Feb. 10, along with dinner for two at Martinelli’s. If you want a chance to win, make sure you drop by the Kansas Room on the evening of Jan. 29.
There’s something for everyone at the Hays Public Library. For more information on all our programs and events, visit hayslibrary.org or call (785) 625-9014.
Lucia Bain is communications coordinator at the Hays Public Library.