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Holidays R Us

November 20, 2012 by  
Filed under Kids, News, Slideshow

Later this week, we will all be sitting around the dinner table, wondering how we ate so much and vowing never to do it again (a promise we won’t keep, by the way). And then, in what seems like the blink of an eye, the rest of the holiday season will be here and gone.

Before the stresses and commitments of the holidays get to be too much, make sure to   take some time away from the shopping and wrapping and cooking to have some fun at the library. We have lots of options for you.

On Saturday, Dec. 1, it’s “All Aboard the Polar Express” for ages 12 and under at the Kyova Branch. Starting at 2 p.m., we’ll do some games and crafts, before settling in with snacks to watch “The Polar Express” at 2:30. We hope everyone who comes will wear their PJs (parents, too!).

Also for the younger set, we have an interesting program on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. at the Main Branch. That’s when Ebeneezer Snooze is coming to visit.

Yes, you read that right – Snooze is the last name. Never heard of him? Well, like most of us, Ebeneezer loves to read. He also has a tendency to walk in his sleep. Those two habits combined will make for an interesting afternoon. Whatever Ebeneezer reads right before going to sleep is what he becomes when he sleepwalks. So, we don’t really know who will be joining us, but we do know you definitely don’t want to miss it.

We haven’t forgotten about our teens during the holiday season. We have a fun program planned for them – making homemade holiday treats. There are two chances – Dec. 11 at Main, or Dec. 20 at Kyova, both starting at 6 p.m.

For the adults, our popular wreath-making class returns at the Main and Kyova branches (Catlettsburg remains closed for remodeling). Lori Bowling, horticulture agent for Boyd County, will show you how to make and decorate a beautiful, live wreath for your home. The classes are Dec. 7 at noon at Main, or Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at Kyova. Participation is limited to 15 at each location. You can register online starting this week.

And all ages will enjoy our annual Holiday Music in the Library, taking place this year from Dec. 17-22. Local individuals and groups will perform free holiday concerts, at either noon or 6 p.m. most days. We always are impressed with the wonderful quality of musicians who volunteer to do this each year. And we promise to have plenty of coffee and cookies.

Even with all these cool programs, we know that shopping and wrapping and cooking must still get done. So, if you are one of those out there this Friday, we would like to offer our branch in the Kyova Mall as a respite from the madness.

The Kyova Branch will be open on Black Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy free hot chocolate and coffee all day long; play video games on the Xbox 360; read a newspaper or magazine; check your email; or just rest your weary shopping feet.  (FYI… if you are being dragged to the mall against your will, you can hang out in the library while the others fight the crowds. We won’t turn you in.)

Here’s wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday season!

Amanda Gilmore

About Amanda Gilmore

Amanda Gilmore is the community relations coordinator for BCPL. She spent 20 years in the newspaper business, and is thrilled to be on the other side - telling our community about all the wonderful library programs and services.

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