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Bookmark: Library offers regular programs and special events during holiday break

The red foot tortoise that Animal Embassy will be bringing to the library next week.

The red foot tortoise that Animal Embassy will be bringing to the library next week.

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For those of us—or is it most of us?—who are harried most of the time, the holiday break presents a wonderful opportunity to spend some leisure time at the library.

Take out that novel you’ve been meaning to read, borrow a movie or have a member of the staff walk you through how to download ebooks or audiobooks to your phone, computer or tablet before you start your holiday vacation or stay-cation.

The break is also a chance to attend some of the library’s programs, whether it be an ongoing program such as Story Time or one of the special events scheduled for the break. There is truly something for everyone.

The library is closed on Monday and Tuesday for the Christmas holiday. Stop by when it reopens on Wednesday for one or these programs.

Story Time

Wednesday, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

The library’s popular Story Time program, which is usually held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, will be held as always on Wednesday morning during the break. Caregivers must be in attendance and participate with the children they accompany. The library requests there be no phone use or talking during Story Time. Because of this program’s popularity, a ticketing system is used to prevent overcrowding.

Learn How to Face Paint!

Wednesday, 3-5 p.m.

Ever wanted to know how to face paint? This program for older children and young teens (ages 9-13) is being taught by face-painter extraordinaire Nicole Jones, who will teach the basics. Admittance is limited to the first ten people who show up.

“Mary Poppins:” See the Original 1964 Film!

Wednesday, 12-2:15 p.m.

The first of two Mary Poppins-themed programs during the break, this is your chance to see the 1964 classic starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke—maybe before heading out to see the new “Mary Poppins Returns.” Rated G.

Mary Poppins Tea Party

Thursday, 1:15-2:15 p.m.

In celebration of “Mary Poppins” and the long-awaited sequel, come to the library for tea and wear your Mary Poppins best! This program is for children of all ages. Attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For Adults: Learn How to Zentangle

Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.

Adults who are looking to relax during the break, and also would like to find an enjoyable new artistic hobby, might try Zentangle. It’s a method of creating beautiful drawings from repetitive patterns. Jill Greenbaum, a certified Zentangle instructor, will introduce attendees to the beginnings of this method and the steps to follow to draw wonderful Zentangle tiles. Each attendee will receive supplies. Registration is limited to the first 20 people.

Animal Embassy: Colors and Patterns of the Animal Kingdom

Friday, 2-3 p.m.

Like people, animals come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors. Library patrons will learn about these diverse colors and patterns and what they mean and will meet some of Animal Embassy’s Animal Ambassadors—such as a red-eyed tree frog, a red-foot tortoise, a Sinaloan milk snake, a Solomon Islands monkey-tailed skink and a chinchilla. For ages 4 and up. Attendance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Whatever you’re doing during the break, enjoy the time with family and friends!

(Please note that the library will be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 for the New Year’s holiday, and there will be no bilingual Story Time on Dec. 29. The library will resume its normal schedule on Jan. 2.)

New trustee needed for library board: The Board of Trustees of the Town of Pelham Public Library is looking for a new trustee. Interested in the future of the library? Fill out the contact form here and select “Library Board President & VP” as the category.

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