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Holiday celebrations at the library

Photo copyright 2005 David B. Soete

By Jonathan Fox
December 1, 2011

REGION — While scouring the shelves at your local library searching for a special recipe or holiday stories for the kids, you might discover that festive events are taking place in your favorite reading rooms throughout the region—and the season. Workshops, concerts and even some shopping opportunities await those who explore the many special programs being held during the coming weeks, in book nooks scattered across the Upper Delaware River region.

Honesdale Happenings

HONESDALE, PA — Children in different age groups will be decorating gingerbread houses on Wednesday and Thursday, December 14 and 15. Parents with kids from six to eight and nine to 12 years old are asked to pre-register for these workshops, since class size is limited. A teen group get together is scheduled for December 9 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and the Friends Group will be decorating the library in the first weeks of December, making it a warm and festive atmosphere for the ongoing book sale—perfect holiday gift giving for the avid readers on your list. Call 570/253-1220 for workshop registration and schedules.

Family fun in the Manor

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — On Friday, December 9, the Livingston Manor Free Library will be celebrating with seasonal stories, crafts and refreshments. Participants can also do some holiday shopping at the library book sale that same evening and purchase raffle tickets on sale now. Take a chance on winning a variety of themed gift baskets. Proceeds benefit the Hawley Public Library. In conjunction with WinterFest, there will be holiday card-making workshops, book signings and story time for the little ones. Visit www.waynelibraries.org for detailed information and schedule.

Tea and Crumpets

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — On Sunday, December 11, the upper level reading room at the Daniel Pierce library will be transformed into a tea room, with decorating assistance from the 4-H puppy pals. Music and poetry reflecting the season will be enhanced by concert pianists, a clarinet ensemble and sing-along as participants gather around the library’s new grand piano. Refreshments and entertainment provided by Tri-Valley students will round out the holiday tea party. Advance registration is suggested. Call 845/985-7233 for details.

Photo copyright 2005 David B. Soete

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