What’s happening at the Library: Rose Mary Codell Brooks Community Room Opens for Meetings

Published 5:15 pm Monday, November 29, 2021

By John Maruskin

On November 16, the Library reopened the Rose Mary Codell Brooks Meeting Room for groups that met here before the COVID19 pandemic.

Going forward, any group already authorized to use Library meeting rooms may call to schedule a meeting. If your group has not been authorized to use the meeting room, please come in to fill out a meeting room use application. Do this ahead of the time you plan to schedule a meeting because it may take a couple of days for the application to be authorized.

Please note that the meeting room is not open throughout the day. Meeting room hours are: Monday through Thursday, 9 AM to noon and from 2-7:30 PM. Fridays 2-5 PM. Saturdays 9 AM – noon and 2-4:30 PM. The room is not available on Sunday at this time.

Any group in good standing that met weekly pre-pandemic is welcome to do so again: Quilters, Rug hookers, Twelve-Step Groups, academic or church study groups/worship services. Individuals who need a quiet study area are welcome to use the room whenever it is free, with the exception of noon-2 PM Monday-Thursday, 9 AM – 2 PM Friday, noon-2 PM Saturday. The large meeting room is not available for quiet study on Sunday. Patrons who need a quiet study area on Sunday can go to the Library Reference desk and log into the Local History Room.

Meeting attendees can use the meeting room kitchen provided they clean-up after themselves (as usual). Programs must end at 7:30 PM until further notice to give staff a chance to close and set alarms. If a group changes the meeting room table and seating arrangement or takes extra chairs from the storage closet, the original table and chair arrangement must be restored at the end of the meeting and all extra chairs put back in the closet.

Patrons are advised to wear masks during meeting room use. Hand sanitizer/soap will be available. Exercise programs (yoga, stretching, etc.) will not be scheduled in the large room until the county and state are in the yellow COVID color zone and risk is minimal.
For more information, call the Library, 859-744-5661, ext. 110, or email john.clarkbooks@gmail.com.

A few Library sponsored programs will be offered in December.

Pageturner’s Book Group will meet, Monday, December 13, at 11 AM to discuss “The Family Upstairs,” by Lisa Jewell, a master of “bone-chilling suspense” (People). It’s a can’t-look-away story of three entangled families living in a house with dark secrets. Copies are available at the circulation desk. You’ll be registered to attend when you check out the book.

Reference Librarian and Facebook star, Angela Turner, will present two live Adult Make and Take Holiday Craft Workshops in December.

The first Make and Take will be in the Codell Meeting Room on Sunday, December 5, 2 pm. Register to attend by Wednesday, December 1.

The second will be held Thursday, December 9, 2 PM. Register to attend by Sunday, December 5.

Projects will be similar to those Angela demonstrates on her popular Facebook videos, Let’s Create: Arts and Crafts for Adults. (Posted every Thursday at 10 AM. Archived on the Library’s Facebook page.)

All the necessary ingredients will be supplied ready for assembly. If you’d like to join in the fun, call 859-744-5661 and ask for Angela.

Happy December. Have a great week.