A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is brought to life at MCPL. Join us Tuesday, November 29th, 7:00 p.m. at Blue Springs North Branch as David zum Brunnen portrays the 17 Christmas Carol characters and Dickens himself. A favorite for all ages, this excellent performance rings in the Christmas cheer as we hear from Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mr. Fezzwig, Bob Cratchit, and the four Ghosts of Christmas, just to name a few.
As the holiday season quickly approaches, I find myself thinking about what to get for my grandchildren. One of the things I always include in my gift giving for them is a book. I started this tradition many years ago when my first grandchild was born.
Christmas is the only holiday that I really enjoy. I REALLY get into it. This year, I bought a new 6.5 foot pre-lit tree, new ornaments, tree topper star, tree skirt, and (personalized) stockings. I was ready to put it all up a week before Thanksgiving. I dragged out all of my older Christmas decorations, went through my ornaments, and selected what I wanted to keep to put on my new tree.
December 6 is the official start of Christmas in our home. That is when trees go up, decorations come out, and presents get put under the tree for the children to drool over. And why, you ask, is it such a random day like the 6th of December? Well, actually it’s not random at all; December 6th is St. Nicholas Day
Join us at the library for a special Christmas performance by students from the Lawson High School Select Choir. These young and talented singers will be at the Excelsior Springs Branch to sing holiday carols and share the Christmas spirit. The performance will be on Thursday, December 15 at 2:30 pm.
Celebrate Christmas With the Library!/¡Celebremos la Navidad Con la Biblioteca!
In this busy season, although maybe you don’t have tons of free time, take advantage of the occasional opportunity to read a story with your kids or enjoy a movie with your family. Your library has Christmas books, movies, and also Christmas music to elevate the mood and help you celebrate. The best part is all of these materials are available for FREE from the library. The gift of time with family reading stories, watching movies, and listening to music is worth much more than any gift money can buy. Merry Christmas!
Have you finished decorating for Christmas? You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their Christmas tree. There are those whose efforts look like something out of a decorator’s magazine, and those that are obviously a project for the whole family. Neither is true at our house. I put up at least two full-sized trees (artificial, since I’m allergic to the real ones) each year, mostly by myself.