A group of adult patrons mixed and sampled some sweet and brightly colored Mocktails in preparation for Valentine’s Day.
Tyson Library Adult Programming Coordinator Tali Crowe prepared the ingredients and kitchen tools needed to make 3 fruity Mocktails with the group. Mocktails are non-alcoholic cocktails, consisting of fruit juices, soft drinks, and more (one of our Valentine’s drinks needed cream cheese!).
They started the afternoon program with a Cranberry Cosmopolitan Mocktail, then blended up a Raspberry Cheesecake Mocktail and a Strawberry Pina Colada Lava Flow Mocktail.
The group worked in small teams to prepare each recipe, then they got to sample their mixed drinks. The group couldn’t decide on a sole favorite drink from this set, but easily agreed that they were all delicious!
A warm aroma filled Tyson Library Friday from a mix of typically popular winter ingredients simmer omg on the library’s stove. This stovetop potpourri was prepared as a demonstration for a group of adult patrons in one of the first programs of the season: DIY Simmer Pots.
Tali Crowe, a library employee, led a brief presentation over the basics of simmer pots. (What are they? What ingredients and supplies do you need to make them? When and where can you use them?) She also showed the attendees how quickly these aromatic concoctions can be thrown together to be enjoyed for a few hours or for an entire day.
The library provided ingredients for each attendee to make take-home packets for a few simmer pot recipes. The patrons packed them up themselves to get a feel for how they could combine a handful of commonplace fruits, herbs, and spices to achieve a wonderful-smelling home.
Tyson Library offers a variety of adult programming. To see what is on the coming up soon, go to our calendar. If you have an idea for an adult program, please contact Tali via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tyson Library had a full house for storytime on Tuesday, January 9, our first session of the new year. Miss Aly got the year off to a silly start with a fun, interactive story: “Don’t Push the Button!” by Bill Cotter. And, the kids were all smiles and giggles as they took turns doing the exact opposite, causing some crazy stuff to happen to the book’s main character.
The kids also took turns matching colors and the group all sang a song together using scarves as a fun prop.
For this week’s craft, everyone got to make their own monster. And there were some pretty great monsters thanks to some big imaginations!
Tyson Library holds preschool storytime on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Children from birth through preschool are welcome to join in on the games, songs, crafts, and (of course) the story. Caregivers are required to stay with their children throughout the program, which lasts about 45 minutes.
To learn more, call 812-689-5894 or email Miss Aly at email@example.com.