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@Your Batavia Library: Winter fun at the library!

Have you joined our Winter Library Club? Download a reading log for adults or teens from the library’s website or pick one up in the library. Read or listen to three books and return your completed reading log to receive a free book. You are then eligible to enter the drawing for other prizes. When you finish one log, start another!

Families (at least one parent and one child—baby through grade 8) can pick up a Polar-Palooza activity log at the Youth Services Desk. The log lists fun and varied activities that parents and children can do together at home and in the library. As activities are completed, families earn rewards and are entered into drawings to win passes to family entertainment.

The popular Science & Art Fair returns this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The open-house format features stations from FrogLady, SciTech Museum, DuPage Children’s Museum, and a mini art lesson with Water Street Studios. Families will have fun exploring exhibits and participating in hands-on activities. The Science & Art Fair is sponsored by the Friends of the Batavia Public Library.

To wrap up our Winter Library Club, artist Dan Laib will present the Magic and Art Show on Feb. 22, at 11 a.m. The show will be filled with magic tricks and comedy, as well as art techniques made accessible for kids. Your family will love experiencing this unique blend of magic, comedy and art! Doors to the Founders Room open at 10:45 a.m. Please show your Batavia Public Library card or Winter Library Club log sheet to attend. More information can be found on our website at BataviaPublicLibrary.org.

Are you fascinated by optical illusions? Adults and teens can join us for Mind Games: The Science of Perception Deception on Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. William Pack will explore the science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. In this engaging program, you’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how we are hard wired to believe fake news, medical scams, etc. William will also give proven, scientific, actionable techniques to preserve brain health and overcome the logical fallacies we all make. At the end, you may be left wondering if your brain has a mind of its own! Registration is required.

Join us on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. for our next New Lyceum Lecture, How to Build a Big Little Business—With Purpose! Nick Sarillo, a two-time TEDx speaker, explains how Nick’s Pizza & Pub created success through purpose and values, and Trust and Track leadership. Registration is required.

To register for these adult programs, please call the Reference Desk, 630-879-1393, ext. 200, or register online at BataviaPublicLibrary.org.

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