Set aside the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and treat yourself to an evening concert filled with the sweet sounds of your favorite seasonal music. Enjoy familiar carols, traditional tunes, and winter standards -- all with a jazzy twist. Local favorite The Larry Gareau Trio presents a concert sure to warm your heart and put a spring in your step!
Welcome floral designer Leah O'Hearn of Marlborough Shoppe fame to the library! In this afternoon how-to program, you'll get expert advice to design/make a holiday centerpiece using winter greens, seasonal berries, ornaments, pine cones, and ribbons to suit your style and fit your own home decor. Registration is limited with a $10 per person fee to defray the cost of supplies.
You all know about Dasher, Dancer, Comet, Cupid, Rudolph and the rest of Santa's nine. Name them all then craft your very own 10th reindeer, great for holding holiday treats. He's small but mighty, just like you! For ages 4-8; registration and parent participation required. Be creative @your library!
Flying reindeer? Dancing snowmen? Kids invent outrageous new versions of some old, holiday song favorites and then create a hip, holiday dance to a funky seasonal tune; all while exploring language, poetry, music and pop culture. Presented by Brian Gillie, a long-time performance-educator with Young Audiences of CT and Master Teacher with the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. For families and music lovers of all ages. Ho Ho Ho!
View and discuss one of many film variations of Dickens' classic holiday story, A Christmas Carol. The version we'll show is in black & white and purists beware, there is side story. The film stars Alastair Sim -- in our humble opinion the best Scrooge of all Scrooges. Library staff member Phil Carr moderates the discussion. Join us!
Join us for our annual New Year festivities, especially designed for the pre-school set. Take a stroll on our bubble-wrap sidewalk; craft a fabulous party hat and show off your 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 count down skills before the balloons start falling! Songs and stories included.
Join Kandie Carle for a lighthearted survey of the Edwardian Period, including Fashion, Home Life, Families, Workplace, Society at that Time, Rules of Etiquette, Notable People, Leisure Activities, Inventions, the Role of Servants and Personal Adornment. The program is scheduled but a few days after Downton Abbey returns to PBS for its 4th season!
In January's Saturday craft session, you'll be using a simple variation of 'melt your own crayon shavings' to create an awesome luminary sure to make any day feel special. LED tea light is included. For ages 4-8; parent participation required.
We're pleased to welcome back Too Human for Music on a Winter Afternoon. This acoustic music act plays familiar jazz standards as well as originals that will rock your gentle soul. January is certainly the month to shake off the annual winter doldrums so please join us for this free concert!