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Celebrate Covers of Christmas and Jewish cookbooks, foodthe Holidays with the Cookbook Club

ZOOM Meetup: Thursday, December 3, 7:00-8:00 pm
Get in the holiday spirit by trying out a new recipes or two to celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah from the Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook, a classic with everything from appetizers to dessert to tempt even the most Scrooge-like of your holiday guests, or Modern Jewish Cooking, a fresh take on traditional Jewish fare with recipes recommended for a Hanukkah feast. Simply access these cookbooks from hoopla Digital, choose a recipe or two to make, then share the results at the ZOOM meetup. Space is limited. Registration is required for each participant to receive ZOOM meetup information. For ages 16+.


 

Film Discussion: Christmas Crime Story  Silver pistol with red candy cane striped grip

ZOOM Meetup: Thursday, December 10, 7:00-8:00 pm
etup: Thursday, December 107:00-8:00 pm.A botched Christmas Eve robbery leads down a destructive path for a police officer reconnecting with his estranged mother, a coming-apart-at-the-seams amateur photographer, his vindictive and murderous fiancée, her secret lover and a strung-out mall Santa...as they all converge in one explosive and deadly night. Simply download this film for free from the libraryhoopla Digital platform then join in the discussion. ZOOM Meetup: Thursday, December 107:00-8:00 pm.A botched Christmas Eve robbery leads down a destructive path for a police officer reconnecting with his estranged mother, a coming-apart-at-the-seams amateur photographer, his vindictive and murderous fiancée, her secret lover and a strung-out mall Santa...as they all converge in one explosive and deadly night. Simply download this film for free from the libraryhoopla Digital platform then join in the discussion. ZOOM Meetup: Thursday, December 107:00-8:00 pm.A botched Christmas Eve robbery leads down a destructive path for a police officer reconnecting with his estranged mother, a coming-apart-at-the-seams amateur photographer, his vindictive and murderous fiancée, her secret lover and a strung-out mall Santa...as they all converge in one explosive and deadly night. Simply download this film for free from the libraryhoopla Digital platform then join in the discussA botched Christmas Eve robbery leads down a destructive path for a police officer reconnecting with his estranged mother, a coming-apart-at-the-seams amateur photographer, his vindictive and murderous fiancée, her secret lover and a strung-out mall Santa...as they all converge in one explosive and deadly night. Simply access hoopla to download this film, then participate in the ZOOM meetup to discuss. Space is limited. Registration required for each participant to receive ZOOM meetup information. For ages 16+.

Iron gates, mansion in backgroundPaso Book Groups Reads:
Murder for Christmas by Frances Duncan

ZOOM Meetup: Thursday, December 17, 7:00-8:00 pm 
Murder for Christmas is a festive mystery for the holiday season: mulled wine, mince pies... and murder. This book, the first in a series, is recommended for fans of Agatha Christie and will be a perfect read for the libraryCaught Read-Handed” Mystery Challenge!” This title is available from the librarys collection and also in eBook and audiobook formats through the hoopla Digital platform.  Murder for Christmas is a festive mystery for the holiday season: mulled wine, mince pies... and murder. This book, the first in a series, is recommended for fans of Agatha Christie and will be a perfect read for the libraryCaught Read-Handed” Mystery Challenge!” This title is available from the librarys collection and also in eBook and audiobook formats through the hoopla Digital platform.  Murder for Christmas is a festive mystery for the holiday season: mulled wine, mince pies... and murder. This book, the first in a series, is recommended for fans of Agatha Christie and will be a perfect read for the library’s “Caught Read-Handed” Mystery Reading Challenge!” Check out this book from the library's collection or download it for free from the library's hoopla Digital platform, then meet up in Zoom to discuss. Registration required for all participants to receive the Zoom meetup information. For ages 16+.

Empty brown box with question marks coming out of itMystery Holiday Craft

Registration Deadline: December 9
ZOOM Meetup: Wednesday, December 16, 7:00-8:00 pm
In keeping with our December's “Caught Read-Handed” Mystery Reading Challenge, this month’s adult craft is under wraps! Sign up today to solve the mystery of this craft –what will it be? Here are some clues:

  • Your craft kit will contain a wooden ball, a pompom, and a sock
  • There is no sewing involved
  • You will be making something Christmas-y that has a big nose

Space is limited. Registration required for each participant to receive craft materials and ZOOM meetup information. For ages 16+.

Icelandic girl holding gift with reindeer behind herHappy Jolabokaflod 

Thursday, December 24, 10:00-4:00 pm 
Jolabokaflod is Icelandic for “Christmas Book Flood." On December 24, people in Iceland gift each other books. Then they stay up into the wee hours of the night reading. In honor of this tradition, on December 24, 10:00-4:00, children ages 0-18, can choose a free book in the Library and (maybe) stay up into the wee hours of the night reading!

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4th Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover ~ Pajama Party Edition!

ZOOM Meetup: Thursday, December 31, 6:00-7:00 pm. 
Join the Library’s Virtual New Year’s Eve Pajama Party for our pillowy pals! Attendees will register their Stuffed Animal for the party, then come to the Library the week before to pick up a Goodie Bag full of the supplies they will need. We’ll all meet up on Thursday, December 31 from 6-7:00 pm for a fabulously fun virtual party. It’s sure to be a party your fluffy friend will never forget! Space is limited. Registration is required for each participant in this special holiday event to receive a goodie bag and to receive the Zoom meetup information. One furry friend per child, please. 

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