Have festivities like Night of Lights put you in the mood for even more family events? You are in luck! ACPL has a number of events scheduled for the holiday season and they are all FREE!
- If You Take a Librarian with Santa. December 2 through December 7, regular hours, Woodburn Branch Library. Would Santa be sidetracked on his Christmas Eve trek if a librarian were with him? Bring your curiosity and sense of adventure to Woodburn and take part in our scavenger hunt.
- A Reading of the Christmas Carol with music. You have two performances to look forward to: December 8 at 2 pm and December 9 at 7 pm. Main Library, theater. Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future comes alive in this two-person reading of his original prompt copy. Performed by David Dawkins and John Brennan, with musical interludes provided by Rosewood, this family-friendly performance is certain to put you in the holiday spirit.
- Christmas Cookie Caper, December 10, 7 – 8 pm, Main Library. YAs, it doesn’t get much better than this — we’ll be decorating AND eating Christmas cookies. Yum.
- Santa!!! December 16, 6:30 pm, Monroeville Branch Library. Santa’s coming to visit! Cameras are welcome.
- Family Fun Night: Pasta Snowflakes. December 16, 7 pm – 8 pm, Georgetown Branch Library Families are invited to drop in and make some pasta snowflakes together.
- Movie Night: Holiday Inn. December 17, 6:30 pm, Main Library. Celebrate the season with this holiday favorite! With music by Irving Berlin, singing by Bing Crosby, and dancing by Fred Astaire, Holiday Inn is one of the most delightful and memorable musicals of all time.
- Tree Craft. December 18, 3:30 – 4:30 pm, Little Turtle Branch Library. Hey, YAs, let’s make a tree and decorate it for the holidays!
- Anime Holiday. December 19, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, Main Library. YAs, come join us as we watch a holiday anime movie, have snacks, make buttons, and maybe win a gift!
- A Whovian Solstice. December 21, 2 pm – 5pm, Main Library. YAs, put on your fez or other finery and exterminate boredom with Weeping Angel freeze tag, Jammiie Dodgers, and more surprising wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey Doctor Who-esque fun. Space is limited; Registration required. Call 421-1255 to reserve your spot, today!
- Decorating Holiday Cookies, December 23, 2- 3 pm, Main Library. Once was not enough — YAs will want to head upstairs for this free and tasty program! And if you want to pass along a cookie to the librarian who called your attention to this program, that would be most welcome!
- Family Fun Night: DIY tabletop crafts. December 23, 7 pm – 8 pm, Georgetown Branch Library Families are invited to drop in and make some tabletop crafts together.
- Create a Bookmark. December 26, 2 pm, Main Library. Hey YAs, you still have some time left on your winter break. Come on by and make a uniquely yours bookmark.
- Winter Break Tabletop Crafts. December 26 through January 5, regular library hours, Main Library. Hey kids! Looking for something fun to do during your Winter Break from school? Stop by the Children’s Services department at the Main Library for tabletop crafts. Every day there will be a new craft to explore, make, and take home.
- Festive Buttons, December 30, 2 -3 pm, Main Library. YAs, you know what your winter gear needs? Buttons! Challenge yourself to create a miniature work of art or make your personal philosophy fit on a 2 inch button.
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Image: Print by John Leech depicting the appearance of Marley’s Ghost, from Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, 1843. Victoria and Albert Museum; no. E.985-1971; © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
- A reading of A Christmas Carol with music
- Main Library, Theater
- Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2 pm
- Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7 pm
- Free admission
- Doors open 30 minutes before the performance
Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Future comes alive in this two-person reading of his original prompt copy. The prompt copy is Dickens’ edited version of A Christmas Carol from which he did public readings in 1853. Performed by David Dawkins and John Brennan, with musical interludes provided by Rosewood, this free, family-friendly performance is certain to put you in the holiday spirit.
Everyone is invited. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Limited seating, first-come, first-served. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
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nook: Don’t Panic by Mostly Muppet, on Flickr
Ease into eBooks
- Tecumseh Branch Library
- December 12, 2013
- 7 pm
Explore the library’s eBook collection with your new eReader! Owners of eReaders, tablets, smartphones, and laptops who seek help downloading eBooks from the library’s web site should attend this informative session at the Tecumseh Branch Library.
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I’m late! I have yet to find out what book groups are reading this next month! I know the Dupont Classics book club will not meet in December. The Aboite Adult book club will meet on Dec 18th rather than the 25th. NO ACPL book clubs will meet on Dec 24th or 25th.
If you have finally finished War and Peace by Tolstoy, head to the Tecumseh branch on Monday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. They are finishing their discussion of it this month and moving on to I Claudius for January 6, 2014. Don’t forget – Nick always brings dessert. Blintzes, maybe?
On December 11th at 2:00 the Aboite Cookbook club will be sharing recipes from holiday magazines.
December 12 is “Talk it Up” month for the Novel Ideas book club at Hessen Cassel. Read anything you want & come tell the group about it. Refreshments are, of course, provided.
December 18 brings us to the end of the month for December. Those Witty Brits meet at 7:00 in the New Haven branch meeting room. You don’t have to be either witty or a Brit to join: the authors are supposed to be both. The book for discussion is Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson.
The Aboite Adult book club is reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for discussion on Dec 18th at 2:00.
If I have left out your favorite book club, please call your branch for titles and dates. NO ACPL book clubs will meet on Dec 24th or 25th. Enjoy your Holidays!
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Fran Headings is this year’s winner of the Frank Celarek Sight Service Award
Fran has volunteered at the Northeast Indiana Radio Reading Service for 27 years! She reads the Journal Gazette each Monday morning with her partner, Stan Whippo. It was a fun dinner all planned by the Central Lions Club to recognize volunteers and distribute proceeds from their annual Bill Smith Golf Outing. NEIRRS was awarded $4000 in total and we are very proud of Fran for all she does to support people with print disabilities.
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The Chapter Two book club meets in the Business and Technology meeting room at the Main Library at 10:00 on Wed November 26th. They will be discussing Defending Jacob by William Landay. Booklist calls this a “knock your socks off legal thriller.” Andy Barber, an Assistant DA takes on the case of a teen age boy who was stabbed near the middle school the boy attends, even though Andy’s son, Jacob, also attends the school. When Jacob is accused of the murder, Andy is off the case and out of the office. He turns his attention to defending Jacob.
The Pontiac Talk It Up book club meets Wed. the 26th at 5:00 . Choose any book you want to read and come talk it up. Several people are reading the same book this month because another book club member did such a good job of talking up her choice last month!
The Dupont Branch Classics book club is reading The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper for their discussion at 7:00 on November 26th. You can pick up a copy of the book at the Dupont branch. They will not meet in December.
The Aboite Branch Adult book club is reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. They will meet on November 27th at 2:00. Unbroken is the story of World War II bombardier Louis Zamperini. He was the sole survivor of his plane’s crash into the ocean and was captured by the Japanese. This is the story of a juvenile delinquent turned Olympian (Berlin) turned indomitable POW. Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabiscuit, brings us another well researched page turner. Their choice for December 18 is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.
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All library locations are closed Thursday, November 28, 2013 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We are open regular hours the rest of the week.
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