LIBRARY NOTES – December 2016

By Pamela West-Finkle

Happy Holidays to everyone! While doing your shopping, keep our ongoing book sale in mind. Books make excellent gifts for young and old, and we have a variety of fiction, non-fiction, young adult, and children’s picture books for sale. Starting Saturday, November 26th, and running through the month of December, we are having a “fill a bag for a donation” sale in addition to our three hardback books or five paperback books for $1. Please stop by to look through our books on the porch and in the back room during open hours.

Beginning November 21st, the Andes Central School preschool and kindergarten classes will be visiting the library every other Monday afternoon at 1. I am excited to have an opportunity to instill an early love of books so that hopefully they will carry this love with them into their teen years and adult life. I had an opportunity to meet most of them on Halloween when thirty-three children came during the costume parade, and fifty-two of them (probably many of the same I saw earlier in the day) came to visit, get treats, and drink hot chocolate during the trick-or-treat hours.

Our October Open Mic was another success, bringing eighteen adults and five kids out on a slippery, cold night. We had seven performers, with three of them being students from Jefferson and Delaware Academy. The DeMeo twins were also on hand to tell jokes and give book reviews between songs. We look forward to a fun community holiday sing-a-long night on Thursday, December 22nd and will resume with the normal Open Mics on the fourth Thursday in January.

Also in December, we will show another all ages family movie, Thursday December 8th starting at 7 pm. Our movie will be either the new Alice in Wonderland – Through the Looking Glass, starring Johnny Depp, or the new animated stop-motion adventure Kubo and the Two Strings. We would like to also say congratulations to Sally Davis who provided us with a private viewing in November of her award-winning documentary Walk With Me – The Trials of Judge Damon Keith. It was an extraordinary documentary and we hope to have a copy of it in circulation soon.

Our final Table of Contents fundraising event of 2016 will be held Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 pm. Debra Abbate is hosting a Candlelight Christmas Tea at her home. There will be a holiday gift boutique. We here at the library wish you a happy and safe holiday season! Winter is a great time to curl up with a good book or one of our many movies, so don’t be a stranger!~