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These programs are held at the Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St. unless stated otherwise. A sign language interpreter is available with one week’s notice. For information, call the business office at (262) 636-9170.
● Cord Cutting 101: January 21, 1:00 pm, Adult Services East Windows. Join us for an info session on streaming services, wireless, and smart speakers.
● Anti-Racism Book Group: 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 21, Lee Room. A weekly book group discussing themes of race and racism.
● Ruff Readers and Cat Chats: Monday-Thursday, 4:00-5:00 pm, by appointment only. Children are invited to read aloud to one of our friendly listening cats or dogs.
● Time for Tots: January 22, 9:30 am, Youth Services. Birth through 24 months. Introduce your child to the library through new stories, simple songs, and rhymes.
● Tuesday Tales: 10:00 am, January 22, Youth Services. Kids join us for this fun storytime!
● Musical Storytime: 6:30 pm, January 22, Youth Services. Kids grab a rhythm instrument and play along to fun songs and stories.
● Family Storytime: 10:00 am, January 23, Youth Services. Join us for a storytime that is fun for the whole family!
● Minecraft Open Lab: 5:00 pm, January 23, Computer Lab. Come build on the library’s Minecraft server. Registration required, register on the website or call the library.
● Preschool Dance Party: 10:00 am, January 24, Youth Services. Preschoolers are invited to wiggle and dance at the library!
● Checkmates: 4:00 pm, January 24, Youth Services. All ages and skill levels. Come join us for a game of chess! Want to learn? We will teach you!
● Family Movie Night: 6:00 pm, January 24, Atrium. Join us for a movie! Please call the library or check the website for the movie title. Snacks are welcome, but drinks must have a lid.
● Saturday Storytime: 11:30 am, January 26, Youth Services. All ages are invited to enjoy songs, books, and have lots of fun!

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.