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Myers Memorial Library 
December 2019

It's officially the most wonderful time of the year and the library is here to help you celebrate! From holiday books and movies to Santa's visit, we have something for the whole family. Check out this list of holiday programs at our library.
 We want to wish you a festive holiday season and a very happy new year!

is coming to perform

"The Story of Ebenezer Scrooge or Christmas Carol"
Saturday, December 7 at 4 pm

This free family event was made possible with funds donated by the Frewsburg Lion Club. Thank you!
Our 20/30 book club would like to officially announce its name change to the "After Hours" Book Club.  If you didn't have a chance to attend their meeting yet, don't be shy--this group is still growing and happy to see more new faces.  They discussing books and movies and always have a good time. The meetings are irregular and agreed upon every time by the group members.
In December, the  "After Hours" Book Club would like to invite you to join them for
free viewing of the newly released movie
"The Goldfinch" 
Thursday, December 12  at 6 pm

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt was the book club's November read. They have already met to discuss the book; there will be a short discussion after the film comparing the two for those who would like to stay. 
The next regular meeting will be Thursday, December 19 at 6:45 pm.
Santa Claus will once again be making a special stop at the Myers Library during the holiday season.

 Saturday, December 14th at 11 a.m.

Santa will be at the Library for a special holiday-themed story and sing-along session geared for children age three to seven. Each child will receive a gift from Santa!
Parents are invited to bring their cameras to take pictures of their children with Santa.
This event is free and no registration is required.
In early November our new outdoor sign with the electronic message board was installed at our Ivory street entrance. We hope it will make it easier for the public to find us and to know what is going on at the library. The sign was sponsored in part by the Carnahan-Jackson Foundation. Thank you!
No classic movie list would be complete without this holiday staple.
Join us for our 

to see 
"It's a Wonderful Life"
Light refreshments provided.

Square Lap Blanket or Triangle Shawl
$2/1 ticket or $5/3 tickets
Drawings will take place on December 6th.
Buy a ticket today for your chance to win a wonderful, cozy Christmas gift!

All proceeds go to benefit our library

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Book review by Rachel Roushey

Patchett's eighth novel, the Dutch House, follows two siblings, Danny and Maeve, over the course of five decades. They live in the Dutch House, a 1922 mansion their father bought fully furnished as a surprise for his wife in 1946.  His wife always hated the house and one day packs her bags to help the poor in India. Eventually, their father remarries a younger woman who is in love with the house. She brings with her two young daughters and takes over Maeve's bedroom who has already left for college. The story jumps around in time from Danny's time in medical school to his married life and back to his childhood. He and his sister are obsessed with the Dutch House when they are adults and frequently meet there to sit outside in Maeve's car. The House itself is a central character in the book. There are themes of family, forgiveness, and gratitude throughout the book. Patchett does not disappoint in this coming of age book about Danny and Maeve Conroy.  
Regular programs:
Illustrator Club - December 19, 3:30 pm
Music with Rachel  - December 11, 10:15 am
Blood Pressure Screening - Thursday, December 19,  11:30 
Story Hour - Thursdays 10 am & Saturdays 11 am
Neighborhood Coffee Group - every Thursday  at 10 am

Monthly Book Club - Tuesday, December 3rd at 3 pm
( 3 PM - New meeting time! December book pick is  "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham. Copies are available for pick -up)

It's Grinch time!
Join us to see the 2018 animated version of Grinch story to get into the holiday spirit:-)

6:30 PM

Our shelves are stocked up with holiday-themed reads for adults and kids alike. Visit us soon for the best selection. Here are our choices from new kids' titles.

Dog Diaries: Happy Howlidays!
by James Patterson with Steve Butler

Dog Diaries are written from the perspective of a dog named Junior. In this book, Junior is writing to his hairless friend about the upcoming Howlidays.  He hears about the upcoming Fangsgiving, Critter-Mess and about a character named Saint Lick. While he doesn't always get the facts straight, Junior is trying to make the Howlidays the best he can for his human companions.  He has to discover what the mysterious white stuff is outside and put up with itchy holiday outfits. Junior is nervous about what type of "presents" Saint Lick might leave in their house and gets himself into a bit of trouble. This humorous middle-grade read is one you won't want to put down. 

The Crayons' Christmas
by Frew Daywalt, Illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Throughout this creative picture book, Duncan's crayons keep receiving cards and packages in the mail.  Each letter is addressed to a different crayon and has something for the reader to take out of the pocket and enjoy. From paper clothes peach crayon to a board game you could actually stop reading to play. This is a great humorous jolly book that young readers will enjoy. It may even inspire you to send someone a fun letter this Christmas!

A Boy Called Christmas
By Matt Haig

Matt Haig’s a Boy Called Christmas is the perfect book to get you in the holiday spirit this December. Taking place years ago in the northern woods of Finland, eleven year old Nikolas must travel north to Elfhelm to find his missing father. Nikolas has only received two gifts in his entire life, a wooden sleigh his father made and a doll made out of a turnip. Nikolas was left with his wicked aunt after his father left to find proof that elves did in fact exist. Months after his father should have returned home, Nikolas, tired of sleeping outside sets off to find his father with his only friend, a mouse named Mika. When it seems like all might be lost, Nikolas finds his father’s red hat, befriends a reindeer and continues his quest to Elfhelm. The story is full of hope and magic, sadness and joy. A wonderful read about the beginnings of Father Christmas with many wonderful characters, twists, and adventure.
Coming in January
Earn Extra Income While Helping Your Community
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count
Learn more about Census 2020 Jobs

A census representative will be available to answer questions and help people apply for census jobs
Friday, Jan 24th, 3-5 pm @ Myers Library

For more information visit the census website:
New titles coming in December
New DVDs coming in December
Library Hours:
Monday & Tuesday 1 pm-7 pm
Wednesday & Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
Our Staff:
Izabela Nowak, director
Jessica Jester, assistant
Rachel Roushey, assistant


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