AT THE LIBRARY
Local businesses and organizations may pick up an entry form and a basic wreath at the library beginning November 1. Decorate the wreath to represent your organization and the theme “Peace on Earth,” and return the completed wreath by November 22. Winning organizations in each of three categories will receive a $50 gift card to a local eatery. Decorated wreaths will hang in the library and become prizes for library patrons in a reading challenge.
For Readers: For every three books you check out from November 1 to December 14, you will be entered in our drawing to win a holiday wreath. Audiobooks and e-books count! The wreaths have been decorated by local organizations and will hang in the library during the contest period. Open to all ages. Pick up a reading log at the library or fill one out online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1i61cSkz8_ppLOa2X5lCSeWvi3W9s7ZkBhNLA10C4DBw/edit.
Participate in a craft the library will provide, or bring a project you are working on from home. The group will craft and enjoy each other's company. This month’s craft is handmade gift tags. Registration is suggested but not required. This program is normally the second Wednesday of the month but has been changed for December.
Edie Bell will share inspiring ideas and demonstrations for decorating your home for the holidays. Craft ideas will be included. Giveaways make this program a must see!
Debbie Gray offers tips and inspiration for decorating on trays. Learn how to choose the right tray and make eye-pleasing arrangements using items you may already have on hand. Register at the library or through our event calendar at www.weldonpubliclibrary.org
Local author Larry Pike will share from his new, debut release, Even in the Slums of Providence. This collection “eyes daily delights and difficulties—love, family, work, aging, faith. This debut includes the 2003 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Award and 2017 George Scarbrough Prize winners” (Finishing Line Press). Larry is retired from RR Donnelley and lives in Glasgow with his wife, Carol. Following a reading, Larry will be available to greet the public and to sign copies of the book.
Are you interested in having a say in what the library does for teens? Come and be a part of the Teen Advisory Board and earn volunteer/service hours at the same time. The Teen Advisory Board’s goal is to promote library services to teens by:
- Advising, planning, and implementing teen programs
- Creating an inviting teen area in the library
- Promoting ideas, reading, programming, and expression by and for teens
- Recommending books, movies, and magazines for the Young Adult collection
- Writing articles, reviews, and creative works for the teen blog
Looking for that perfect gift for a friend or family member? Shop for “like-new”, reasonably priced gift books and other holiday-themed books and DVDs. Books for kids and adults. Have them gift wrapped for free while you enjoy tea and cookies! All proceeds benefit your library!
Lore, by Alexandrea Bracken will be December’s discussion book. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals in this fantasy. They are hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality. Pick up your free copy of this book and register at the Circulation Desk at the library. Virtual participation may be available—please call for more information. Ages 13-18.
Get your game on at the library! Come to the teen board game get together which meets every fourth Tuesday of the month. Various board games will be provided, or bring along your favorite game. Sign up at the Circulation Desk or call the library. Ages 12-18.