Dighton Public Library
December 2011

December is starting very busily here at the Library.  And already, we are trying to find ways to make our holiday chores easier - one way with a little help from Chef Jeff and slow cooking.  We are also making our own holiday greeting cards and we are exchanging homemade cookies.  The goal is to share the load (and have some fun doing it.)

The Library is also hosting a Giving Tree, put together by Dighton Cub Scout Pack 45.  Pick out a tag on the tree that indicates a specific gift picked out for a child in need.  Your purchased gift or gift card can be delivered to the Dighton Middle School; the deadline for items to dropped off is Thursday, December 15.

Of course, we hope you are able to join us for all of the Claus family activities, movie nights and our own special treat of a night with Buddy Cianci.

We wish you and yours a safe, festive and happy holiday season.

The Staff of the Dighton Public Library


In This Issue
Holiday Hours
Buddy Cianci
Holiday Drop-In Craft Days
Story Time...
Chef Jeff
December Movie Nights
Book Discussion Group
Holiday Hours
Saturday, December 24 & Monday, December 26
Saturday, December 31 open 10 - 2
Monday, January 2 Closed
Buddy Cianci is Coming!
Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 PM at Dighton Middle School

He calls himself the only person who has ever been inside the White House, Windsor Castle and the federal penitentiary at Fort Dix in New Jersey. The former mayor of Providence, purveyor of marinara sauce, ongoing Prince of Providence and current radio talk show host will join us to discuss his most recent book, Politics and Pasta: How I Prosecuted Mobsters, Rebuilt a Dying City, Dined with Sinatra, Spent Five Years in a Federally Funded Gated Community, and Lived to Tell the Tale . The Library is honored to host Buddy Cianci for an evening of tales from Buddy's perspective, his time as mayor of Providence and funny stories that he admits may not have been funny at the time they happened. Copies of the book will be available for purchasing and for Buddy to sign, courtesy of Readmore Bookstore.


"Cianci tells the fascinating story of his rise to power and the profound transformation that Providence underwent under his command.... As colorful on the page as he is in person, Cianci is a natural storyteller with a lot to say."-Kirkus Reviews.


Holiday Drop-In Craft Days
Wednesdays, December 7, 14 & 21 from 1:00 - 5:00 PM

Kids of all ages are invited to join Miss Lorie for a drop-in holiday craft for three weeks in December.  Week one will feature a pop-up card to make and give to a friend. Participants will choose between a pop-up snowman or a pop-up Christmas tree.  Week two's project will be stained glass ornaments.  And lastly, week three will be a jelly glass snow globe, like the one pictured here. There is no registration for the craft days, but the craft materials are available on a first come-first serve basis.  For more information, please contact Lorie Van Hook at 508-669-6421.


Story Time with Mrs. Claus
Saturday, December 10 at 12:30 PM 
Mrs. Claus is coming to the library with her favorite holiday stories.  She'll read some fun books while children eat holiday snacks and drink yummy juice.  After the stories are over kids can talk to Mrs. Claus and find out what Santa is doing to get ready for Christmas.

Register online or sign up at the front desk to make sure there are plenty of treats for everyone.
  For more information, please contact Miss Lorie at 508-669-6421.

Holiday Party with Santa Claus
Saturday, December 17 at 12:30 PM
The following Saturday brings the annual holiday party with another special guest -- Santa himself! Santa will bring gifts for all who register, and the Library will provide snacks, drinks and a small craft to do together.  Register here to attend the party, or call the Library at 508-669-6421. In order for Santa to match up the right gifts with the right child, we ask that you give us the ages of all children who will be attending.  


 Chef Jeff
Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 PM at Alice's Last Stop

Chef Jeff returns with the perfect cooking method for this busy time of year - slow cooking and braising.  He will discuss the preparations involved for making the most of the crock pot, as well as provide samples of his work.

Jeff Burgess is a first class chef and has traveled throughout Europe studying culinary arts under the direction of master chefs. He was
the Head Chef at Providence's Trattoria Zooma, and H2O in Newport. He is currently the Head Chef at the Rafiki Beastro in Cambridge.


December Movie Nights
Wednesday, December 21 at 6:00 PM 
The Polar Express is the featured film for the Holiday movie night, based on the popular vote. All are invited to join us for this viewing and enjoy movie snacks, popcorn and a drink. Please sign up here to register.   

Wednesday, December 28 at 6:00 PM  
Kung Fu Panda 2 will be shown for free during school vacation week - complete with movie snacks and refreshments.  Sign up here or call us!   
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, December 15 at 4:00 PM

All are invited to participate in a discussion of Richard Paul Evans's The Christmas List. James Kier, a ruthless real estate developer, reads his obituary in the paper.  This event will set the stage for a
transformation of his life.  Copies of the book are available at the Library.