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This is a only a small thing, but it might make your life easier.  The library is now able to offer hold and overdue notices via text message.  It’s easy to sign up.  From our homepage or the online catalog, log in to your account. On the Personal Information tab, select SMS notifications. Enter your phone number with a label (nickname).  Select which type of notice you wish to receive and click save. That’s all!  The next time you have an available hold (or an overdue item) you’ll get a message right to your phone.

While you are looking at the online catalog, take a look through the new book lists. It’s a safe bet that you will find the book that is absolutely necessary to read next, and you’ll be able to place a hold on the spot. 

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If you are interested in new movies, come on Monday nights at 6:30 to see a newly-released film—complete with popcorn. This week’s movie is about a Pakistani teenager who experiences racial and economic turmoil while living in Luton, England, in 1987.  When he discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen, he is inspired to find his own voice and follow his dreams.  There is a second showing on Wednesday, December 11 at 12:30.

For the classic film aficionados, we have started a monthly series of Classic Movie Sundays. Coming up is the beloved holiday film Miracle on 34th Street, starring Maureen O'Hara, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, and John Payne. Would you recognize Santa Claus if you met him? The screening is on Sunday, December 15 at a 2:00. The whole family will have a wonderful time.

Do you remember drive-in theaters? Would you believe there could be one in the library? On Friday, December 13 at 3:30, children ages 3-6 will create a “car.” Parents should bring a box big enough for their child to sit in and we will provide the rest.  Once the “cars” are decorated for the holidays, they will pull into our “theater” and enjoy a special screening of a favorite holiday movie about a train trip to the North Pole.

All of these movie programs may whet your appetite for more.  A quick catalog search brings up over 200 Christmas movies. Why not borrow a few and start a tradition of your own family holiday movie night? We also have wonderful holiday music on CD.

Special events this week include a session of Heartful Yoga for Kids on Wednesday, December 11.  Children ages 8 to 12 years old will gather at 4:00 for fun interactive yoga poses, mindful movement, proper breathing exercises, and creative games with certified yoga teacher Suchitra Uniyal. Bring your yoga mat & a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited; please register in advance.

Wednesday is capped off with some entertainment for the whole family. At 6:30, Ron 'Polka Dot' Albanese will perform his super-silly sing-and-laugh-along show. Be prepared for lots of laughter and fun!

Check out library calendar for all the regular programming you love – story times, book clubs, and so much more. 

Happy holidays to all, and happy reading, watching and listening!