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Thursday, December 1, 2016

December at the Roselle Public Library District

December's greeted us with frosty breath and early darkness, but we have dreams of sugar plums, comfy sweaters, and plenty of heat and holiday activities too!

Start with Christmas in Chicago, December 4, 1:30-2:30P. Stroll down Chicago's streets (and memory lane) with historian Dave Clark as he takes you to the State Street Christmas Parade, caroling to the animals at Lincoln Park Zoo, lunch under the Walnut Room's tree, and more. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641, ext. *222.

The following weekend, join us for a matinee Family Movie, December 10, 2-4P in the meeting rooms. This month's selection is The Secret Life of Pets. No registration required.

Then return the next day for Musical Sunday, December 11, 1:30-3P! Singer-songwriter Rick Pickren presents A Prairie Holiday for an afternoon of mood-lifting music. Pickren has shared the stage with George Strait, Merle Haggard, Alabama, the Judds, Dolly Parton, and more, and he'll bring his cowboy style to the atrium. Did you know he's a direct descendant of Buffalo Bill Cody?

No registration required. Enjoy a cup of coffee and cookies, too!

Everyone loves to receive holiday cards, but they can be impersonal and expensive. Why not express yourself and make your own this time? With Make Your Own Holiday Card, December 13, 4-5P, you can! We'll provide the art supplies; you create your masterpiece in pen, ink, and watercolor. Open to grades six through twelve. Registration is required through our online calendar or by phone at 630.529.1641, ext. *222.

Christmas week is home to something else creative: Teen Film Club, December 21, 4-5P! Discuss your favorite movies, experiment with real filmmaker techniques, and explore digital cameras, apps, editing tools, and more, plus help us build our YouTube channel! Open to grades six through twelve. No registration required.

In observance of Christmas, the library is closed December 24 and 25 to reopen December 26, 9:30A. The library is also closed December 31 in observance of New Year's Eve.

After you've celebrated the season, drop by Lego My LEGO! on December 26, 10A-3P and build never-before-seen structures, palaces, vehicles, and anything else that excites your imagination. We'll supply the LEGOs and you supply the finished creations for our displays. Open to kindergarten through sixth grade. An adult must accompany children under eight. No registration required.

Two days later, grandparents, grand-friends, and grandchildren can take on a special holiday activity, craft, snack, and board games at Grandparents Got *Holiday* Game, December 28, 1:30-3P. No registration required.

From everyone at the library, we sincerely hope your holidays are cheery, merry, and bright. Keep dreaming of sugar plums, don your comfy sweaters, and find a tale on our shelves or attend an event in our spaces that'll introduce you to the holiday spirit as if it were the first time. See you next year!

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