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Looking for a way to get in the holiday spirit? Did you know each location of the library has lots of holiday movies, CDs, and books?

Maybe you are looking for inexpensive gift ideas. Try our craft books, or cook books. Nothing says loving like lovin' from the oven, to quote a famous commercial from the 1980s.

When we think of December, we think of it as the holiday season. Though most Americans are familiar with Christmas, there are several other holidays that take place in this winter month. Read on for links to learn more about them.

November is

Aviation History Month

Asa Butterfield controls virtual ships in the movie Ender's Game.

The sci-fi thriller Ender's Game, based on the 1985 novel by Orson Scott Card, is already in theaters this month, and Catching Fire, the middle child of Suzanne Collins

Life-sized statue of Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The story you're about to read might sound familiar. It comes from halfway around the world but maybe it reminds you of an old  Lassie movie, or you could swear you've heard it before somewhere. You probably have.

“I think it’s so groovy now, that people are finally getting together; I think it’s wonderful now, that people are finally getting together…” That song has been going through my head all morning; to the point that every once in awhile, I have to belt it out just to relieve the pressure.

Today’s technology allows us to perform lots of tasks with ease, more than I realized until a recent issue of Reader’s Digest listed some products that I never knew existed.

October is

National Arts and Humanities Month. Check out one of our many How to Draw books this month.

 “You’re so lucky; you have lots of free time. I wish I had all that extra time, like you do.” This statement came from my seven year old granddaughter, one of four grandchildren that I babysit on a regular basis. She is one of four children, all ranging in age from 2 to 10.

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

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