It is the most wonderful time of the year! A time to enjoy everything! Gatherings with family and friends, indulging in good food and drink, and giving and receiving. Nature will call our busyness to a halt with falling snow, cold temperatures, and strong winds. There is so much to this time.
Enjoy the gatherings and the talents of our youth. Hopes and Dreams is the theme of this months artwork and talents of the students at Farmington River Regional School that are on exhibit throughout the library. Art teacher Laura Catullo has worked to display all students work creatively. There will be a reception for these students on December 20th from to 4:30 to 6:00. Talented students will provide music under the direction of Michael Flowers. Refreshments will be served. It will be a great gathering.
Enjoy the moments of quiet and peace. Pick up a new book and go to your favorite spot and read of new people, places and things. Expand your world.
The Fifth Risk – Michael Lewis
Fly Girls How five daring women defied all odds and made aviation history. – O’Brien
Tasty Ultimate How to cook basically anything – Yuval Harari
Fear Trump in the White House – Bob Woodward
Ambush – James Patterson
A Spark of Light a novel – Jodi Picoult
Holy Ghost – John Sandford
Alaskan Holiday a novel – Debbie Macomber
Every Breath – Nicholas Sparks
War of the Wolf a novel – Bernard Cornwell
The Christmas Star a novel – Donna VanLiere
Crisis a Dick Francis novel – Felix Francis
Winter in Paradise a novel – Elin Hilderbrand
When We Were Young a novel – Karen Kinsbury
Unsheltered a novel – Barbara Kingsolver
Enjoy a movie with a gathering of family or friends. There are many to choose from. Animated, mystery, documentaries, they’re all here.
Three Identical Strangers
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot
Leave No Trace
Little Pink House
Sicario Day of the Soldado
Hotel Transylvania 3
There will be a time when the electricity may go out. Be prepared. Try this. Go to the CWMARS digital catalog and reserve some ebooks or audiobooks. Download on your iPhone, iPad, laptop, or Chromebook. Now you are ready to listen to a book when the lights go out, or to read by the candlelight! The time will go quickly! You will be amazed at this technology.
Giving is a special part of this time of year. Today’s gift culture started in the early 1800’s with the focus of public celebrations, parities and gatherings, some homemade gifts were given to children. The Knickerbockers moved to store-bought gift giving. Twas the Night Before Christmas, a poem about Santa and his reindeer filling children’s stockings with toys was written by the Knickerbocker aristocrat, Clement Clarke Moore. Gift giving moved from children to include adults. In the 20th century Tiffany & Co. from New York extended gift giving to include jewels and precious stones and soon gift giving moved around the world. The 21st century extended gifts to appliances and practical gifts. Today it has spread from jewelry to home goods, appliances and now technological marvels. Gift giving has reached “anything goes” status. So, give whatever you want. Regardless what you give there is still that good feeling when you give someone something. There are books, audiobooks, and DVD’s here to give, so come see what the library has to offer.
Massachusetts Library System gives to all residents of Massachusetts. Anyone who lives here, attends school here, or owns property here is entitled to a Boston Public Library e-card. Go to bpl.org and register for an e-card. This e-card will give you access to e-books, and audiobooks, and video streaming through the Overdrive and Hoopla applications. In addition, this card will give you access to the Boston Library databases, such as LawDepot, MorningStar, Smithsonian and many more. These resources provide you with valuable and up to date information on health, genealogy and legal research. You can explore new horizons using the bpl e-card!, and someday when you venture east you may visit any Boston Public Library site and upgrade the e-card to a full Boston Public Library Card. Then you can access Boston’s museum passes, and all the resources that are in these Boston libraries. Just seeing the architecture of the Boston Library is worth the trip. Soon we will bring someone from the Boston Public Library here to present all there is.
You will cruise through winter using these resources, enjoying new, and exciting things. Enjoy the season and all it has to offer.