Everybody loves a parade! And Jamestown has a good one every year on the first Sunday of December. That’s Sunday, December 3, at 3:00 P.M.
The library’s annual Christmas party, “Kids ‘N’ Klaus,” will begin right after the Christmas Parade. We will have hot cider to drink. A Girl Scout troop will host a bake sale. Children can visit Santa Claus and tell him their wishes. Parents can take pictures of their children as they talk to Santa in the auditorium. Mrs. Claus will read Christmas stories to families. Millis Road Elementary School chorus will provide holiday music around 4:30.
We’ll have some of our fabulous baskets (Thank you, Linda, Jean, and Ginny!) for sale by the Friends of the Library, and $5-a-bag sale going on in our book sale rooms. Make a Christmas center piece, lots of ornaments, and holiday cards. Miss Sparkle will help with the glitter crafts. Then head to another room for edible crafts. Make it and take it, or eat it here. It’s all good. Visit us for the biggest Christmas bash in town!
After the party ends around 5:30, Jamestown will light the Christmas tree in front of our lit fountain. It will be beautiful! A starry night sky will (we hope) add to the magic.
Our Wish Tree has begun. The library needs your help to make this book drive a success. Please consider donating a book in honor of, or in memory of, someone as a gift to the library. Each year our collection grows because of the generosity of our patrons. We put a book plate in the front of each book, to acknowledge the donor. Why not add your name to our collection?
Local author Julia Ebel will again be leading her very popular wreath-making workshop on Monday, December 4, from 2-4 PM. She began these annual workshops after writing Mama’s Wreaths, a calm, beautiful story about a mountain woman who made wreaths to earn extra money at Christmas time. Participants leave with a hand-made wreath and memories of their own old-fashioned Christmas.
It is Christmas movie time at the library. On Saturday, December 16, The Polar Express will take families on a magical train trip to the North Pole on our large wall/screen in the auditorium. Wear your pajamas and come prepared to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. Do you still believe? Can you still hear Santa’s magical sleigh bell?
The library will be closed for the Christmas holidays from Saturday, December 23, until after Tuesday, December 26.
Celebrate the holidays with us at the library on the corner and up the hill. Happy December!