The Library is celebrating 20 years in this building! Cheers to 20 years here! Visit the Library for a "Roaring" good time during December.
Join us for a few quick parlor games in the Children's area, upstairs, and in the Rotunda. "Flapper Fling," "Pick-Up Sticks (Library Version)," and "What's In Your Purse?" will be available all month long. We'll also have Flapper words of the week for you to decipher.
Watch our Facebook page and YouTube channel for some fun virtual events:
Great Gatsby Flapper workout
Take a walk down memory lane with a video of some of the great activities our building has hosted over the past 20 years
Get ready for New Year's Eve with our SHAM-PAGNE Mocktails
Be sure to check out the balcony on the 2nd floor for a "Strike a Pose: I Got Caught Reading" photo op.
We got a new building 20 years ago, but guess what else happened? The movie "The Emperor's New Groove" was released! Join us Monday, December 28th at 10:00 am at the Water Gardens Cinema for a throwback screening of the movie. Tickets are free and must be picked up at the library between December 14-19. Limited to 100 seats. Concessions will be available to purchase.
Thanks for sharing the past 20 years with us and our building! Be sure to stop in during December to make some new Library memories.
AF Aware -- Mental Health Awareness Class
"How to Combat the Winter Blues"
Learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and how to spot it, plus ways to combat depression this winter no matter what the cause. Held via Zoom.
Letters to Santa
Santa Claus will be collecting letters at our library this year! Drop by any time we are open from December 1st through 23rd. There will be paper and envelopes available. Everyone who leaves a letter will receive a bag of crafts and goodies. Thank you to the Friends of the Library and Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring this event!
The Library's annual Mitten Tree will be available December 1-19 for donations of new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, and coats. Items will be donated to those in need.
Taking a final visit to the ghost town where his mother Ruth’s Whistle Stop Café made its famous fried green tomatoes, Bud Threadgoode discovers new friends and surprises about the community’s women while triggering unexpected changes in his daughter's life.
This complete graphic novel-style biography presents the life and legacy of one of the most influential figures in United States history. Author Jonathan Hennessey and comic book illustrator Justin Greenwood team to bring the world of Alexander Hamilton to life in this fully-illustrated, graphic novel style biography that captures the period, people, and places of the birth of the United States. Along the way, they help readers contextualize Hamilton, showcasing his impact on history beyond his life, including his policies' shaping of the Civil War and how his ideas on the economy led to America's rise as a superpower.
Featuring lavish artwork by the two-time Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Sleep Like a Tiger, an anthology of child-friendly fables by Aesop also provides biographical information about the master storyteller’s life as a slave in ancient Greece.
December's Adult Reading Challenge Prompts
*Read a retelling of a classic
*Read a book from the library
Read one of the monthly reading prompts and enter our quarterly drawing for an Amazon gift card! Entries accepted by commenting on our social media posts about the challenge.
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