Stop by the library during the holiday season to view a special collection of tree ornaments on loan from the Poore family.
According to Chris, ornaments were originally made by California restaurateur George Brower. He made over 235 pieces and no two are alike. The ornaments come in all shapes in sizes and are covered in rhinestones, faux pearls and crystals and have been compared to the Faberge style.
Brower originally created the ornaments starting in the 1950s to match the elegance of the crystal chandeliers and brocade walls at his restaurant, Brower’s Continentale, in Long Beach, California. Brower was an amateur jeweler and he kept making ornaments and displaying them until his death in 1975.
Chris and Sue Poore hope that the ornaments encourage visits to the library and special donations to Friends of the Library at the December 3 Book & Bake Sale and throughout the season!
If you are in the neighborhood on Tuesday, November 15, stop by the library and meet Garren Hochstetler, our new Assistant Librarian for Children’s Programming! He has already been with us for 2 of the Tuesday AfterSchool programs, and on November 19 he will lead a special Thanksgiving-themed story time at 10:30 a.m. He will mostly be here on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after this week. Look for more about Garren in our upcoming newsletter!
Book Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on November 15. This month’s selection is The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. There are a couple of copies available at the library at this time, and we have other books by this author. You’re welcome to join the discussion even if the book is still on your “to read later” list! Books for the December discussion will also be distributed.
Garren Hochstetler has prepared stories, crafts, and activities around a Veterans’ Day theme for this week. We are within a few steps of the new Veterans’ memorial park, which is nearing completion, so there might even be an opportunity to get a closer look!
Tuesday AfterSchool is offered in partnership with Twin Rivers YMCA and is open to all area elementary school children (under age 8 with supervision). Beginning right after school, the afternoon includes a snack, homework time, programs/activities and unstructured time for reading and play. Formal programming ends before 6 p.m.