If you are getting in the mood for the holidays, don’t forget the library. We have many old favorite movies and some you may have never seen. For instance, we have many versions of A Christmas Carol, including Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooge, and Scrooged with Bill Murray.
If you do a catalog search narrowed down to “videos,” enter keyword “Christmas,” and you will get a long list which includes television series that have a holiday episode. There are many titles in the children’s area starring everyone from Alvin to the Wiggles. Adults may choose action (Die Hard), sentimental favorites (It’s a Wonderful Life), comedy (Elf, Home Alone) etc.
Another source of holiday cheer is the Music CD collection near the checkout desk. Go around to the far side and look for the shelf in the middle marked “Holiday.” There are many wonderful choices with all-time favorites.
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The Brown County Public Library is hosting its annual Holiday Crafternoon on Saturday, December 7th. Drop in from 1:30 until 3:00 p.m. for an afternoon of crafting. All ages are invited, but children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call the library at 988-2850.
As the Holiday Season approaches many folks become nostalgic, recalling loved ones who are no longer with us. One way to use those memories in a positive way is to reshape them into a story to share with family and friends. As Hugh Lupton, author, states,
“Nothing in life lasts forever. If you love something and you lose it, put it in a story. And every time you tell it you’ll see the thing you lost in your imagination.”
The library has some resources to help you think about how to write down or tell your stories. They are as follows:
Creating a family storytelling tradition by Robin Moore. 372.64 Moo
Crash course in storytelling by Kendall F. Haven 372.67 Hav
Painted words: Marianthe’s story one by Aliki
The Parents’ guide to storytelling: how to make up new stories and retell old favorites by Margaret Read MacDonald JCRC 649.58 Mac
Begin a new tradition this season, a tradition of storytelling.
Did you ever find your world turned upside down, due to one undeniable fact? Well that’s what happens to Ava Johnson, the feisty heroine of this month’s book club read! In Pearl Cleage’s debut novel, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, Ava returns to her small home town of Idlewild, Michigan after discovering she is HIV positive. But things have changed in the tiny town and Ava’s friends and family need her as much as she needs them! Packed with sensuality, harsh reality and moving you to laughter and tears, this book will have a profound effect on the reader! Join A Novel Bunch on November 21, from 2:00-3:30, at the library for an interesting and provocative discussion!
Okinawa Yuyukai at Brown County
Traditional Arts Indiana and the Brown County Public Library present the Okinawa Yu Yu Kai from Indianapolis. They will demonstrate Eisa, an energetic, powerful drum dance. Share Okinawan language and culture on November 17 from 2 to 3 pm. Free!