In the spirit of Christmas, the library is scheduling a “Food for Fines” week from December 9-14. This is an opportunity for those who have accumulated fines for late fees to clear the slate before the New Year begins. Each food item (unopened, unexpired, non-perishable) can clear up to a dollar of late fees. The collected food will be donated to local charities. The library will be closed December 24-26 for Christmas.
For All Ages:
- Adults, teens, and children can create Christmas ornaments from around the world beginning at 3:30 p.m. Supplies, including glitter, will be provided, so bring your imagination and join in the fun. Santa will be making a guest appearance.
- A DIY Gift Bazaar takes place starting at 12:00 p.m. on December 7. Come out and craft some gifts for your loved ones. Gift wrapping will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
- The Seasonal Reading Challenge will wrap-up Fall and kick-off Winter at 5:00 on December 4. Come and collect your prizes and discover what’s new for the Winter Reading Challenge.
- Harmony Acres Soap Company will give a soap-making demonstration at 1:00 on December 14. Come out and learn about oils and natural products.
- Story Time for 4-5 year olds is at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday.
- Tot Time for 2-3 year olds is at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday (except for December 25 and 26). Come out and have fun learning the alphabet with stories and songs.
- “Baby Bounce” is at 10:00 a.m. on December 14. This is a short 15-20 minute program for infants and babies that will include finger plays, songs, rhymes, and a book or two.
- Afternoon Adventures for 6-9 year olds will meet at 4 p.m. on December 12 for “Hello From Russia.”
- Sign up for Gamer Haven and enjoy Xbox 360 in the teen space. Half hour time slots are available at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays.
- “Christmas Vacation” will be featured on the Teen Screen at 2:30 p.m. on December 21. The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
- Geek out with Otaku’s United Anime / Manga Club at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. A holiday celebration takes place on December 17. Come in costume for food and fun.
- Brouhaha Book Club meets at 5:30 p.m. on December 30 at Boondocks.
- Grow Yourself, self-paced computer use tutorial sessions, are held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.
- NaNoWriMo Writer’s Group will meet at noon on December 6 to read selections from their novels (finished or unfinished).
- Music on Saturday presents Summit Strings at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7.
- Jennifer Pharr Davis will be talking about her new book “Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph” at 10:00 a.m. on December 11. Jennifer became the overall record holder for hiking the Appalachian Trail, all 2,181 miles, in 46 days. But this book is not a book about records or numbers; this is a book about endurance, faith, and most of all love.