Greetings From The Library Staff

Dear Friend,

As we near the end of the year, I would like to take a moment to thank you and all the many other supporters of our small library for keeping us buzzing. In spite of the many uncertainties in the world 2022, we had a positive year with lots of excellent programs and, of course, great reading. We hope to continue to provide our patrons with all the services and activities you expect from us. As always, we welcome your thoughts and ideas on how we can do more and better.

With warm wishes for the holidays and the new year,

Your friendly library staff

Giving Week 2022

December 5-10th

Once again we celebrate the holiday spirit of giving by offering a week of gift making for everyone. Each day will feature a different DIY craft to complete at the library and bring home as a gift for someone special. Some activities will require registration due to limited supplies. 

Check out the details here.

Kids' Corner

Innovative Gaming: Minecraft Workshops

We are excited to offer guided Minecraft sessions for children grades K-5! We will offer one 2 hour session a month in collaboration with TD3 Innovative Gaming. Kids will work together on Winter Themed Minecraft missions while engaging with STEM concepts. 

These sessions are limited in space, and there is no requirement for previous Minecraft experience, or a Minecraft account. Please check with Allie DeCesare for device requirements and other details.

To participate, register here.

Countdown to Noon Year's

Saturday, Dec. 31, 11:30-12:30pm

Join Miss Jolie as we count down to Noon Year's! She will lead your little one through songs, movements, and FUN as we count down to Noon Year's!

This event is virtual, free, and open to the public. Zoom information will be sent out the day before the program and again 10 minutes before the program begins. This program is appropriate for all ages. 

To participate, register here.

Family Fun

First Friday: Holiday Family Photo Op

Friday, Dec. 2, 5-7 p.m.

Families are invited to join the Friends of the Library for a festive holiday photo op in the lower level meeting room. We provide the backdrop, props, and lighting, and you provide the subjects (pets OK, too!) and the camera. Fabulous opportunity to get that special photo ready for your holiday cards.  

Also be sure to stop by and enjoy music by Grace Notes brass band on the porch, as well as caroling by the girl scouts.

Upcoming Winter Events @ BHPL

Our newsletter features just a few of the exciting events happening this month at the library. To learn more about upcoming events and reserve your spot, visit our website.

  • December Closed Dates: The library will be closed December 24-26th, December 31st and January 1-2nd.
December Events Calendar

Lunch & Learn: Florals with Lotte

Friday, Dec. 9, 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.

Welcome to another installment of our popular floral arranging programs! As usual, Lotte will do the gathering of materials, some foraged, some not. Just show up and she will show you how to create a beautiful seasonal decoration.

Space is limited-registration required. This adult program will be held in our Lower Level Makerspace, which is accessible by internal stairs or a short set of external steps.

Please bring garden clippers, if you have them, and garden gloves (some of the plant material is prickly!).

To participate, register here.

Staff Reading Suggestion

One of my favorite contemporary children’s authors is the writer and illustrator, Kevin Henkes. My children and I were introduced to his work via Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse featuring a cast of adorable and somewhat humanoid mice, including Lily, an exuberant first grader with a treasure she’s dying to share with her class. Henkes’s delightful picture books reveal a deep, loving understanding of children’s lives, their joys and their worries. Henkes is the winner of the 2020 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. Children ages 0-8 and their caregivers will enjoy his books.

For more about Kevin Henkes, check out his website.

--Lotte Newlin, Director

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