Programs & Events

Welcome 2014! The new year brings new and exciting events and programs at our library. Join us for the fun!

Library Events: What is happening at the Library

SAPL Events

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SmashbookingIn a nut shell, it’s a scrapbook, diary and art journal in one. The SMASH* idea belongs to K and Company and basically brings out the inner teenage girl in all of us. You know the one. The one that pastes movie tickets, photos, brochures and little mementos into a diary and writes thoughts and dreams and doodles little pictures and pastes in clippings from magazines. You know the one.

The Suring Area Public Library is holding our first SMASHBOOKING event on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Everyone ages 9 to 14 are invited to join in the fun for this first event. If you like the idea, look for future events for many ages at a later date. To learn more, there is a fun video that can be found HERE.

Library Blind Date

Library Blind DateThe library will once again be hosting the Library Blind Date during the month of February. Come into the library and take your chances on a blind date. What book will you get? Will you enjoy it? Would you read it again? For every book you read, you get to enter our drawing. Grand Prize... Dinner for Two at the Boarding House!

This event was once again a success thanks to all our wonderful readers! Our winners for 2014 are Karen Lechner and Nicole Huncosky! Congratulations!

Karen Lechner & Amanda Burns Nicole Huncosky & Amanda Burns

Young at Heart Book Club

Young At Heart Book ClubAre you Young at Heart? Then you are welcome to join our new book club! This book club is for anyone age 18 and over who feels young at heart. This book club is unique because we are reading only Young Adult novels. Now, don't you look down at these books. Young adult novels are just as complex in structre and story line as adult novels. This club meets on the Second Thursday of every month at 6:30pm at the library. You are welcome to join us... even if you have not read the book! Click on the logo to learn more!

January 9th: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
February 13th: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky
March 13th: An Abundance of katherine's by John Green
April 10th: Sold by Patricia McCormick
May 8th: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Needles, Hooks, & Pins

Needles, Hooks, & PinsWhether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, work another needle craft, or just want to learn, bring a project to work on and socialize with other crafters. We meet at the library on the fourth Thursday of every month from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Drop in and have some fun with us.

January 23rd, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm
February 27th, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm
March 27th, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm
April 24th, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm
May 22nd, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm


Movies @ the Library

Come to the library to enjoy a free movie. Doors open at 6:15pm and movies begin at 6:30pm. Use the back door marked Learning Center.

Friday, March 28th, 2014: Frozen (Rated PG)

FrozenAfter the kingdom of Arendelle is cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen.



Friday, April 11th, 2014: The Hunger Games-Catching Fire (Rated PG-13)

The Hunger Games-Catching FireThe Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a "Victor's Tour" of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for the Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol's victory over the districts. Hoping to put an end to the growing threat of rebellion, President Snow announces that the Quell's tributes will be reaped from the existing pool of victors -- guaranteeing Katniss a place in the arena. Though Katniss vows to keep Peeta safe even if it means sacrificing her own life, her fellow tributes have a different plan.


Thursday, April 17th, 2014: Saving Mr. Banks (Rated PG-13)

Saving Mr. BanksThe story of how Walt Disney courted P.L. Travers into letting him option the rights to Mary Poppins is brought to the screen in this non-fiction drama starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell. A doting father, Walt Disney (Hanks) promises his adoring daughters that he will bring their favorite fictional nanny Mary Poppins to the big screen. Little does Walt realize that surly author P.L. Travers has no intention of seeing her most famous creation bastardized on the big screen, a fact that makes keeping his promise a difficult endeavor. Years later, however, when Travers' book sales begin to slow, dwindling finances drive her to schedule a meeting with Disney to discuss the film rights to the beloved story. For two weeks in 1961, a determined Disney does his absolute best to convince Travers that the film version of Mary Poppins will be a wondrous and respectful adaptation, meanwhile the author only grows more convinced that she has made the right move in preventing the proposed film adaptation. Later, just when it begins to appear that the rights to Mary Poppins have slipped through his fingers, the ingenious Disney reflects back on his childhood, and realizes that a sensitive chapter from Travers' youth could be the key to clinching the deal. Bradley Whitford, Paul Giamatti, and Jason Schwartzman co-star.

Friday, April 25th, 2014: The Breakfast Club (Rated R)

The Breakfast ClubA brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse are forced to spend a Saturday together in high school detention. The five bare their souls to each other then band together against their sadistic and insecure principal in this teen drama featuring the 80s 'Brat Pack.'




Friday, May 9th, 2014: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Rated PG-13)

The Hobbit 2The second in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves, led by Thorin Oakenshield, on an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey, the Company continues east. When they finally make it to the Lonely Mountain, they must face the greatest danger of all — a creature more terrifying than any before, which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself — the Dragon Smaug.