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December brings multiple free holiday events for all ages

Starting today and throughout the month of December, you are invited to a multitude of free holiday events for all ages at your library. Mark your calendars for the following:

• Today (Thursday, Dec. 1), from 4-6 p.m., you can make simple holiday crafts while enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate. This event is for people of all ages, so why not bring your family and make it a fun start to the holiday season.

• Tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 2), kids in fourth through sixth grades are invited to Science Slam, a science and technology club from 1:45-3 p.m. “Fill the Bill” is the theme of this event. Registration is required.

• Next Thursday, Dec. 8, author, wellness coach and vegan chef Tess Challis offers practical tips at 6 p.m. to help you make 2012 your healthiest, happiest year ever.

• Next Friday, Dec. 9, is “Art Attack,” when youngsters in grades one to three will make crafts to take home from 1:45-3 p.m.

• Next Saturday, Dec. 10, is LEGO Club for kids 6-13 from 10:30-11:45 a.m. LEGOs are provided. This month’s theme is Flying Machines.

• Thursday, Dec. 15, brings a session showing you why and how to be proactive with your health with physical therapist and exercise physiologist Joe Shuksteris from 6-7 p.m.

• Friday, Dec. 16, is a holiday movie trio.“It’s A Wonderful Life” at 10 a.m., “A Christmas Story” at 12:30 p.m. and “Elf” at 3 p.m.

• Saturday, Dec. 17, is the Teen Iron Chief Contest for seventh to 12th grades, from 1-2:30 p.m. when the library’s meeting room will be transformed so teens can create awesome no-bake desserts. Registration is required by Wednesday, Dec. 14.

• Monday, Dec. 19, is Cookie Day. Our staff members are as good cooks as they are librarians, so come and enjoy delicious homemade cookies and holiday treats as a special thank you to our patrons as long as supplies last.


We have seven new Advantage e-book titles ordered exclusively for our Sisson Library patrons. They are “Blue Nights,” a biography by Joan Didion; “Hotel Vendome,” a romance by Danielle Steel; “The Litigators,” a suspense novel by John Grisham; “The Next Always,” a romance by Nora Roberts; “No Higher Honor,” an autobiography by Condoleezza Rice; “The Prince of Ravenscar,” historical fiction by Catherine Coulter; and “The Time of Our Lives: A Conversation about America,” a collection of essays by Tom Brokaw.

If you are not aware of all the free e-book opportunities available for our patrons through your library, please read the Oct. 27 Library News column, which you can find on our website by clicking on the News & Events box in the left column of the home page.

New novels

“Zero Day” by David Baldacci introduces a new hero, a lone Army special agent, in the latest novel by this bestselling thriller author. “Hotel Vendome” by Danielle Steel introduces readers to the ultra-glamorous world of a five-star New York hotel. “Coffin Man” by James D. Doss is the latest in the Charlie Moon mystery series set in Colorado.


In “This is Herman Cain! My Journey to the White House,” the Republican candidate for his party’s presidential nomination tells the story of his life and the importance of his parents to his success. “Shockaholic” by Carrie Fisher is the latest in the actress’s stories about her life and recent shock therapy.

Large print Christmas stories

“A Christmas Homecoming” by Anne Perry is a murder mystery set in Yorkshire. “Lost December” by Richard Paul Evans follows the life of a rich young man who loses all his money and friends before finding the real meaning of life. “An Angel for Christmas” by Heather Graham brings two mysterious strangers into the holiday celebrations of a dysfunctional family.

Large print mysteries

In “Bonnie” by Iris Johansen, a mother uses her forensic sculptor skills to explore the disappearance of her daughter. “English Tea Murder” by Leslie Meier is part of the Lucy Stone mystery series, this one set in England. “City of Whispers” by Marcia Muller is part of the Sharon McCone PI mystery series.

Thanks to our donors

For books and materials this week ,we thank Debbie Hannigan and Leanne Goebel.


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