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LIBRARY MUSINGS: Gift ideas for the Christmas season

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By Contributor
December 20th, 2012

Hi Grand Folks!

 

Here’s what’s been going on at the library:

 

FIVE GREAT USES FOR OLD NEWSPAPERS

 

We’ve started putting our old newspapers in a basket by the book drop – feel free to help yourself anytime. What do you want old newspaper for, anyway?

Here’s five things I can think of:

 

1. Fold a liner for your compost bin (instructions and in-person demos provided at the library!)

2. Start a fire in your wood stove.

3. Make a hat (which is, strangely, very similar to #1).

4. Shred it and use it as bedding for your chickens.

5. Use it to clean windows and mirrors (seriously, try it, it’s amazing).

 

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COOKIES

 

A big thank-you to our Friends of the Library for their successful Cookie Sale – they raised a record-

breaking $801.

 

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SANTA CLAUS IS COMING…

 

…to storytime! On Dec. 21, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m., Santa will be at our regular storytime for an informal Q & A – kids can ask any questions, including the ever-popular “Do naughty kids ever get presents?” and “Where are your reindeer?”

 

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LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

 

Holy moly! You just remembered that your Aunt Gertrude is going to be driving in from Kelowna for Christmas, and you forgot to get her anything. Well, don’t you worry, because there’s always this: why not get her a library book? Just come on down to the library and hand pick a book that you think she’ll really like. Take it home, wrap it up, and attach a little card telling her why you chose this book, and what the due date is. When she’s done reading it, she can return it to her local library (as long as it’s in B.C.) Trust us – we’ve done this before, and it went wonderfully!

 

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SOME NEW NON-FICTION BOOKS

 

“Cooking Dirty: A Story of Life, Sex, Love and Death in the Kitchen” by Jason Sheehan

 

“Core Strength for 50+: A Customized Program for Safely Toning Ab, Back & Oblique Muscles” by Dr. Karl Knopf

 

“Impossible to Please: How to Deal with Perfectionist Coworkers, Controlling Spouses, and Other Incredible Critical People” by Neil J. Lavender, PhD and Alan A. Cavaiola, PhD

 

“Power from the People: How to Organize, Finance, and Launch Local Energy Projects” by Greg Pahl

 

“Deadlines: Obits from Memorable British Columbians” by Tom Hawthorn

 

“Inspired Wire: Learn to Twist, Jig, Bend, Hammer, and Wrap Wire for the Prettiest Jewelry Ever” by Cynthia B. Wuller

 

“Radical Homemakers: Reclaiming Domesticity from a Consumer Culture” by Shannon Hayes

 

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LIBRARY CLOSURES

 

The library will be closed on Dec. 25, Dec. 26, and Jan. 1.

 

Happy Holidays!