Holiday Closing Reminder:

The Library will be closed December 24th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st.

Happy Holidays!
CHILDREN/FAMILY LIBRARY PROGRAMS
December 19th - December 25th

Celebrate the season with Miss Jamie from the farm! Sing, dance, laugh, and learn about the wonders of all things winter in this bright, colorful music program for kids and families. 
December 29th, 3:00 p.m.

Join a DINOSAURS ROCK expert for a fun and educational Jurassic Journey, complete with museum-quality, life-size specimens as the backdrop to exploring the world of dinosaurs and fossils. This will be an unforgettable at-home field trip filled with learning and laughter.
ADULT LIBRARY PROGRAMS
December 21, 7:00 p.m.
*Author Visit*

Join us as we discuss The Bridge Ladies along with the author.
December 22, 7:00 p.m.

This presentation will invite you into the world of the American Indian to discover what it once was to be Native, and what it means to be Native now. An Ojibwa, Kim Sigafus will discuss Native American holiday traditions and reflections on the winter solstice. 
This program is sponsored by the Illinois Humanities Council - see details on the event page.
READING RECOMMENDATIONS
Get ideas for books to give and receive this holiday season.
by Lucy Foley

Submitted by Emily D.
Nine friends go on a New Years Eve vacation at a remote estate in Scotland as a college reunion between friends but one of them goes missing and one of them is a murderer.
A fascinating slow burn mystery full of flawed characters and an examination of friendship.
From the author of the acclaimed novel The Guest List.
Also available on Hoopla as an ebook and audiobook
by Sheryl Haft

Submitted by Molly J.
This is a re-imagination of the classic Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown told instead as a parody of a Jewish family gathering at Hanukkah. Such cute illustrations very much in the style of the original and it even comes with a latke recipe by Ina Garten (Barefoot Contessa) at the end of the picture book.
It teaches some basic Yiddish and will be great fun for a young reader.
by Karina Yan Glaser

Submitted by Julianne M.
This heartwarming story takes place during the five days leading up to Christmas. The Vanderbeekers, a delightful family with five children, have been notified by their landlord that they must move out of their house. 
Can the children, with a little help from their neighbors and some adorable pets, warm their landlord's heart in time for a holiday miracle? 
The highlight for me was the pet bunny performing tricks for Christmas Eve dinner. The Vanderbeeker Kids and their adventures were so delightful I am have now checked out the other books in the series. 
4th Grade and up
by Colleen Monroe

Submitted by Kelly M.
A book about Christmas Spirit told in a rollicking, rhyming story that is not only fun to read, but filled with cute illustrations.  
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