Sunday, December 01, 2013

Holiday Programs Coming Your Way...

We've Got Music! We've Got How To! We've Got Movies! Who Could Ask for Anything More? 
Hope all enjoyed a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday weekend with friends and family. We'd like to keep the holiday spirit going with a more formal online announcement of upcoming holiday programs scheduled for December 2013. Enjoy holiday music on a weekday evening; get crafty as an adult or kiddo; take in a classic holiday film, or dance your socks off as a family! Here's the lineup:

Home for the Holidays: Concert with the Larry Gareau Trio
Tuesday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. [Click to Register]
Set aside the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and treat yourself to an evening concert filled with the sweet sounds of your favorite seasonal music. Enjoy familiar carols, traditional tunes, and winter standards -- all with a jazzy twist. Local favorite The Larry Gareau Trio presents a concert sure to eliminate any holiday stress and put you on a smooth groove.

Area Business Showcase: Holiday Centerpiece Design with It's So Ranunculus
Thursday, December 12, 1:00 p.m. [Click to Register]
Welcome floral designer Leah O'Hearn to the library! In this afternoon how-to program, you'll get expert advice and design/make a holiday centerpiece using winter greens, seasonal berries, ornaments, pine cones, and ribbons to suit your style and fit your own home decor. Registration is limited with a $10 per person fee to defray the cost of supplies.

The Tenth Reindeer: Holiday Craft for Kids
Saturday, December 14, 11:00 a.m. [Click to Register]
You all know the story about Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Rudolph and the rest of Santa's nine. Name them all then craft your very own 10th reindeer, great for holding holiday treats. The 10th reindeer will be small but mighty, just like you! The craft is appropriate for ages 4-8; registration is limited and parent participation is required.

Happy Holidays! Song Dance and the Possibilities with Brian Gillie
Saturday, December 14, 2:00 p.m. [Click to Register]
Flying reindeer? Dancing snowmen? Kids invent outrageous new versions of some old, holiday song favorites and then create a hip, holiday dance to a funky seasonal tune; all while exploring language, poetry, music and pop culture. Presented by Brian Gillie, a long-time performance-educator with Young Audiences of CT and Master Teacher with the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. For families with older kids, younger kids, and music lovers of all ages. Make an inter-generational day of it @ your library. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Film Night: A Christmas Carol Classic
Tuesday, December 17, 6:30 p.m.
View and discuss one of many film adaptations of Charles Dickens' classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol. The 1951 version we'll show is in black & white and purists beware, there is side story that wasn't part of Dickens' original story. The film stars Alastair Sim -- in our humble opinion the best Scrooge of all Scrooges ever! Join us to view a film, and story, about community and family. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates the discussion.