The first day of December marked the beginning of a jam-packed agenda throughout the holiday season for the Normal Memorial Library in Fayette. The fun kicked off on December 3 when Ann Schang paid the library a visit and instructed a painting class. Participants painted poinsettias on canvas, and this class cost only $10.00.
The Thursdays @ 7 Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, December 20. The book that will be discussed is Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber. The Book Club will also be watching a video of Debbie Macomber that is on her website as she discusses the book with them.
The next meeting for the new Book Discussion Group will be on January 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. This will just be an informational meeting as well as a time for members to pick up the book that will be discussed in February, decide on meeting times, give recommendations for books they want to read, and share ideas for the name of the group. The book to be discussed in February is Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison. Anyone interested in the Book Discussion Group should call the library or stop in at the adult circulation desk.
The Library will continue to host Story Time for children, ages 2 to 5 – children ages 2 and 3 are required to have an adult present with them for the entire session. Story Time meets every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. On December 3, the book will be The Sweet Smell of Christmas and the craft will be an Advent Calendar. On December 10, the book will be Candy Canes, a Holiday Treat and the craft will be chenille candy canes. And, on December 17, the book will be Who’ll Pull Satna’s Sleigh Tonight and the children will be making reindeer puppets.
The Library would also like to thank Huntington Bank for their donations to sponsor the after school program. In this program, grades K-1 come on Tuesdays and grades 2-4 come on Thrusdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. During the week of December 2nd, the kids in this program will be playing Bingo. During the week of the 9th, the activity is “Show us Your Hobby,” and, during the week of the 16th, the children will be doing crafts.
The Library would also like to thank the following individuals for their donations: Darlene Stiles for a book; Cathy Leininger for a monetary donation from the Pampered Chef sales; and Ann Schang for her time in teaching the painting class.
The Normal Memorial Library will be closed on December 24th and 25th as well as December 31st and January 1st. Other than those days, swing by the Library and check it out, odds are there will be something going on.