Many Christmas celebrations will begin this weekend. Don’t forget to pick up a Christmas movie to share with family and to keep the kids entertained! Here’s a sampling of available titles that are currently on the shelves and ready to go. Give us a call, and we’ll hold them behind the desk for you to pick up!
Thomas and Friends Merry Winter Wish: Thomas has a special delivery for the season — the Star of Knapford, a festive light that makes wishes come true! Celebrate the holiday season with Thomas — from building snowmen, preparing holiday surprises, and celebrating a Misty Island Christmas party. The more friends the merrier, so join the fun and see that winter wishes do come true with Thomas & Friends™!
A Christmas Carol: From Walt Disney Pictures comes the magical retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale — Disney’s A Christmas Carol, the high-flying, heartwarming adventure for the whole family, starring Jim Carrey. When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas — but he must act on it before it’s too late. Complete with spirited bonus features, this exhilarating and touching Disney classic is destined to be part of your holiday tradition, adding sparkle and heart to all your Christmases yet to come.
The Christmas Toy: Celebrate the thrill of Christmas in Jim Henson’s award-winning film. This critically acclaimed adventure takes place on the night before Christmas – when all of the toys magically come to life. But when Santa delivers his presents, some of last year’s toys are fearful of being replaced. Lead by Rugby the Tiger, the old toys venture from the playroom to meet their new friends under the Christmas Tree. Experience the magic of Christmas in this classic Jim Henson adventure filled with fun, music, and laughter.
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Every who down in Who-ville likes Christmas a lot, but the Grinch who lived just north of Who-ville did NOT! So the cuddly as a cactus Grinch (with termites in his smile and garlic in his soul) tries to wipe out Christmas for the cheerful Who-villains, only to discover: maybe Christmas, he thought doesn’t come from as store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more! Magnificently narrated by Boris Karloff and animated by cartoon legend Chuck Jones, it’s an award-winning Who-roast-beast-feast of a holiday classic!
Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: Frosty the Snowman’s marriage is threatened by jealous Jack Frost. Includes “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in which a little mouse offends Santa Claus and must work to make amends so his entire village won’t be passed up on Christmas Eve.
Roxi Wilkinson has graciously agreed to share some of her recent reads with us. The following review is part of an ongoing series of guest posts written by Roxi:
Robert Goolrick’s first novel, A Reliable Wife, is a literary masterpiece I could not put down once started. The men in my family were deer hunting and the weather was a wintery mess of high winds and dry snow. The perfect setting to curl up on the couch and treat myself to the most well written novel of the year. Intoxicating to the last word. I didn’t know modern books could be this masterfully written!
Wisconsin, autumn 1907, the wealthy Ralph Truitt placed an add in a Chicago paper, advertising for, “A RELIABLE WIFE”. Catherine Land responded, writing, “I am a simple, honest woman.” Her ultimate goal is to marry this man and slowly kill him leaving her a wealthy widow. Little does Catherine know that Ralph has a plan of his own.
The bleak Wisconsin terrain is lush with adventure and suspense. This book would be a great Christmas present for any reader.
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Here is a collection of ornament tutorials that may require a bit more dexterity and patience than some children can muster. So, all you crafty adults out there, be sure to whip one up and help us decorate our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree!
I’ve rounded up a nice selection of kid friendly Christmas Ornament tutorials for you to make with the kids and then bring in to decorate our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree!
How it works:
Open to all ages who wish to participate. Bring in your handmade ornament to hang on the tree and we’ll give you a Christmas treat! Ornaments will be accepted through Saturday, December 21st and may either be gifted to the library for use in future years or picked up from the library after Christmas. Any ornaments not picked up by January 3rd will be packed away for 2014.
There’s still time to refresh your memory before seeing Catching Fire on the big screen. Copies of the book are available here in the library. Only three more days before Catching Fire releases!