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Holiday Happenings!

Programs & Activities scheduled for December 2016

Food for Fines

During the entire month of December, overdue fines will be forgiven in exchange for a canned good, nonperishable food item, or hygiene product; one donation for each overdue item, please.  Everything collected will be given to the local Salvation Army Food Pantry.  Overdue materials must be returned at the circulation desk.  If you cannot find the lost item, you CANNOT pay for it with donated items.  For existing fines, $1 will be waived for each item donated.

Programs for Kids Pre-K through Grade 8--
Registration required for each by calling 498.9514

Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 -   11:00 AM -- LEGO Ornaments

Come in and make an ornament for our tree out of LEGOs.  (We may or may not be making the toy soldier.)

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Saturday, December 10 from 10:00 - noon -- Christmas Karaoke and Craft

Come in and make a craft and sing some karaoke Christmas carols!

Saturday, December 17 from 1:00 -
2:00 PM -- Animal Tales Holiday Safari

Six live animals will be joining us at the library.  Participants will select a present from beneath a small Christmas Tree containing a clue which corresponds to one of the surprise guest animals. All will have an opportunity to get “hands-on” during this special program.

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Letter from Santa

Would you like your child to receive a letter from Santa?  Please complete our form and return it to the library by December 10, 2016

Programs for Adults & Teens

Annual Cookie Exchange on Monday,
December 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM.

Exchange:  Bring 3-dozen of your best cookies/candy along with a copy of the recipe and an empty container for exchanging.  Sample one of each and vote for your favorite; the entry with the most votes will win a prize!

Activity:  Play "Cookie Bingo" and win prizes!

Christmas Movie Matinee and Hot Chocolate Bar for TEENS! on Wednesday, December 21 from noon - 3:00 PM.

Vote for the movie to be shown on our Facebook page, here, or in the Teen Room through Dec. 16; announced Dec. 17. 

New Release Movie Matinee for Adults on Tuesday, December 13 at 1:00 PM.

Come and watch Florence Foster Jenkins.  Refreshments served; no reservations needed.

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Christmas Music with a Celtic Flair on Monday, December 19 at 7:00 PM

Join us and listen to some traditional carols--not those you hear all the time on the radio.  They will be performed by Wayne Schell, Austin Myers, and Beth Tittle.

Christmas Movie Matinee for Adults on Tuesday, December 20 at 1:00 PM.

Watch Christmas with Tucker.  Refreshments will be served; no reservations needed.



Upcoming Events
JPL Monthly Book Club for Grown-Ups Sep 25, 2017 06:00 PM (US/Central) — JPL upstairs meeting room
Preschool Storytime - Morning Sep 26, 2017 10:00 AM (US/Central) — Jerseyville PL meeting room
Chess Club Sep 26, 2017 05:00 PM (US/Central) — JPL upstairs meeting room
Preschool Storytime - Evening Sep 26, 2017 07:00 PM (US/Central) — Jerseyville PL meeting room
Tech Thursday Sep 28, 2017 04:00 PM (US/Central)