Events calendar

Read for the Record Day
Read for the Record Day
For All Ages

Thursday, October 25, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come to the library to read the book and then add your individual art to our library mural!

Jumpstart is excited to announce the book selection for our 13th annual Read for the Record on October 25, 2018! This year’s book is Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and illustrated by Rafael López. We can’t wait to read with you!

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record brings together millions of people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the US. This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child, so that all children have the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.

The Haunted Stacks
The Haunted Stacks
For All Ages

Wednesday, October 31, 11 am - 5 pm

The library will be turned into a maze. If you dare find your way through the library, then test your skills in the mystery boxes, followed by a creepy snack and craft.

National Frankenstein Day
Frankenstein Day
For All Ages

Friday, October 26, 11 am - 5 pm

Join us for drop-in activities, games and crafts!

Adventure Club
Adventure Club
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 3:30pm

For Ages 5 - 10

Tuesdays at 3:30 pm

This program gives an opportunity for kids to explore, be creative, experiment and work with other kids while learning and having fun with science, technology, engineering and math. October's topic: Exploring the Human Body.

Evening Book Club
Evening Book Club
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 6:00pm
For Adults

Come join a fun and energetic group of people for a great book discussion. For October's title, the Hidden Springs Evening Book Club is discussing The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore.

Photography Course
Photography Course
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 3:30pm

For Ages 10 - 18

Select Thursdays at 3:30 pm

October 4 and 11, November 1 and 8

We will focus on the use of different lenses, play with the Foto app, how lighting affects photo colors, use of filters, creating optical illusions, designing abstract art from road signs and fun photos to create your unique name art! Presented by Ada County 4-H.

Funtastic Friday: Full STEAM Ahead
Funtastic Friday: Full STEAM Ahead
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 3:30pm

For Ages 5 and Up

Join us for some fun as we explore different types of STEAM activities. We will rotate between Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.

Community-Led Daytime Book Club
Community-Led Daytime Book Club
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 1:00pm
For Adults

Want to broaden your reading list? The Community-Led Daytime Book Club meets every first Monday and this time we’re discussing A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. All members are encouraged to bring ideas for titles and we will read them as long as there are enough copies available in the library system. We will not read new releases due to limited availability.

Fused Glass Pendants
Fused Glass Pendants
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
For All Ages

Join us at the MERC and create a fused glass pendant of your very own design! Make a few! Great for Christmas, birthdays, or a treat for yourself. Create, then pickup at the library days later, after pieces are fired. The pendants are $20 each and the net proceeds go to the Friends of the Hidden Springs Branch Library. Pre-registration and payment can be done at the library. All ages are welcome but ages 6 and under must have an adult partner at all times.