“The Polar Express” is a popular children’s book/movie that is a favorite at this time of year. Here at Ashe Library, the Arctic Express will be passing by next week with “train conductor” Steve Somers. Conductor Steve will present his Arctic Express Program at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 7. This magic train ride will take you on a journey to celebrate winter holidays around the world. Find out about the world’s most popular winter celebrations including holidays like Diwali (a Hindu festival), the Chinese New Year, an African-themed Kwanzaa celebration and the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. Somers is an Amazing Teacher and children will love his interactive program. Along with a look at winter festivals comes a demonstration about the changing of seasons, particularly Winter Solstice. An important part of the Arctic Express Program is helping children discover the importance of giving and sharing during the holidays.
Come by the library earlier in the afternoon to make a few DIY Christmas gifts. The Friends of the Library will be gift wrapping in their book shop and Summit Strings will be entertaining with sounds of the season beginning at 2:00 p.m.