DECEMBER 2022 Volume 3 Issue 12
Holidays Around the World
We are taking a journey around the world to learn the different ways cultures and religions celebrate during this time of year. Pick up a "Holidays Around the World Passport" to check off the fun things you can learn about in the library.
You will find trivia about various countries' traditions, a pickle hidden in a new place each week, and activities and crafts in the children and teen sections. Once you've filled out your passport you can turn it in to the main desk for a prize. Anyone is welcome to participate, and you don't have to fill out the passport completely to earn a treat!
Passports available December 1 and must be turned in by January 6th or until the prizes run out.
Christmas in the Rotunda
December 5, 12, 14 & 19 at 7pm
An annual tradition at the Library! This year we are featuring:
Dec. 5th - Timpanogos Ringers
Dec. 12th - Utah County Flute Choir
Dec. 14th - Live Retelling of "A Christmas Carol" by Bryan Johnson
Dec. 19th - Timpanogos Chorale
Library Mitten Tree
Available December 1-22
This year we will have two ways for you to help our community!
1) Bring in new mittens, gloves, hats, & scarves to be hung on the tree. These will be donated to local shelters.
2) Pick up an ornament from the tree, purchase the item listed, & bring the item to the donation boxes by the tree. These items will be donated to Lifting Hands International and will be used by refugee families resettling in Utah to set up their new apartments.
*We will close at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 16.
*Holiday closures will be December 23-26 and January 2.
*We will also be closed for building maintenance Tuesday-Saturday, December 27-31. During that time, staff will be available for phone help and curbside holds pickup from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Holds must be placed by 9:00 am for same-day pickup. Our bookdrops are open 24/7 as is the online library for downloadable books and audiobooks (use the Libby app).
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A FEW NEW READS IN OUR LIBRARY
Christmas is Coming: Traditions from Around the World
by Monika Utnik-Strugala
Why do we decorate Christmas trees? Do all children receive gifts on the same day? Come find out as Monika Utnik-Strugala captures the smells, tastes, and unforgettable traditions about the most popular, exciting, contemplative, and unique Christmas customs and legends from around the world.
My Diwali Light
by Raakhee Mirchandani
Devi loves the Diwali season. It’s a time to wear her favorite red bindi and eat samosas until she bursts! Make mithai and design rangoli with her Papa. And paint diyas with her nani—a reminder to shine her light brightly all year long.
This joyful story, with vibrant collage illustrations, follows one girl’s Diwali traditions as her family celebrates their favorite holiday with the ones they love.
The Holly and the Ivy: A Christmas Romance Collection
by Sarah M. Eden, Esther Hatch, Dana LeCheminant, Anneka R. Walker
Spend the holidays with four of your favorite historical romance authors, whose stories of Yuletide romance will brighten the season with humor, hope, and the promise of true love.
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