The library will be closed all day Monday, December 24th
and Tuesday, December 25th.
We'll see you back at 9am on Wednesday, December 26th.

Happy Holidays!
ADULT | ADULT OFFERINGS
Just in time for the holidays, make a beautiful fresh evergreen centerpiece with professional floral instructor Peggy Garvin.  

Please bring small pruners if you have them.  

Supply fee of $20 due at time of in-person registration .
Lunch and a Movie Presents:
A Christmas Story
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

A light lunch will be provided.
Join a book club
in the new year!

Nonfiction - Monday, Jan 7th
Notorious RBG - Irin Carmon

20's/30's - Tuesday, Jan 8th
Front Lines - Michael Grant

Mystery - Friday, Jan 11th
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie - Alan Bradley

Fiction - Wednesday, Jan 16th
The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin

KID CITY | CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 December 28th
Cookies and Coloring
Share in the simple coziness of eating cookies and coloring with friends and family.
(All Ages)

Join our ongoing Book Club!
 
Read ‘n Roll to be part of the jumping fun! Read all 20 Monarch books (Grades K-2) or any 10 books from the Bluestem or Rebecca Caudill list (Grades 3-5), complete your game card, and be invited to a jump party.
 



We spy an elf!
Our library elf is hiding in Kid City. The elf will leave the library on the 23rd. Find him soon!
Spot him and get a prize from the Desk.
WELL READ | BOOKS WE LOVE
Almost Everything: Notes on Hope
by Anne Lamott

Submitted by Kelly K.
What an inspirational, soothing memoir! An optimist’s view of the world, Lamott offers ways to handle unpleasant circumstances and relationships and how to maintain a sense of peace and wonder through a connection with stories, nature, God and most of all, self-love. (Adult Non-Fiction)

The Female Persuasion
by Meg Wolitzer

Submitted by Terri S.
An ambitious novel about women, sisterhood, ambition, ideals, defining what feminism means, and how it has evolved over time. Not preachy, but insightful and resonate. I love it when a book makes me think and feel in equal measure. This one did. It’s also a great choice for book clubs. Plenty of fodder here to discuss and alternately question. The author (one of my favorites) also wrote The Wife, which is now in theaters starring Glenn Close. (Adult Fiction)

The Crossing Places
by Emily Griffiths

Submitted by Lynn M.
I was ready for another not-overly-heavy detective series, and this was exactly what I wanted. It never lagged, the plot was relatively believable, and the characters were interesting. The books that followed are good as well. (Adult Mystery)

How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals
by Sy Montgomery

Submitted by Kelly F.
Author Sy Montgomery has traveled the world befriending animals, conducting research, and writing award winning books. How to be a Good Creature is the story of her life interwoven with stories of animals she has loved. The first animal tale is about Molly, the high-spirited Scottish Terrier, who set her own boundaries and hours! Other animal friends include Christopher Hogwood the pig, Tess the Border Collie, and a large spider named Clarabelle. This book is a very personal gift of memoir from a great author who has a heart of love for all creatures. (Adult Non-Fiction)