December Events at the Spring Hill Public Library

BY MARSHA GALLARDO, Children’s Librarian, Spring Hill Public Library


Story Time: 10:00 a.m., Monday – Thursday the first week of December, but just Monday – Wednesday the second week of December.  Stories, songs, and a creative holiday project.

Teen Time Out: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., Wednesdays. Indoor and outdoor fun. Football, kickball, and more outside. Ping pong and other games indoors.

Chicks with Sticks: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., December 7 & 21. Knitting club open to all. Beginners to advanced.  Come knit among friends.

A Christmas Carol: 6:00 p.m.,  Monday, December 9. Performed by the Hampstead Stage Company.  Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a story that is both timeless and universal. It is the delightful tale of the miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, and his clerk, Bob Cratchit. Through visits from the spirits of the season, Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. In this charming tale, we hope to educate the audience about the class system of Victorian England and encourage them to help others that are less fortunate than they are.  The Hampstead Stage Company is located in New Hampshire and their mission is to educate audiences throughout the country by bringing classic literature to life through live theatre, thus sparking an interest in reading the classics, instilling a love and appreciation of the arts, and preserving theatre for future generations.

Spring Hill Library Christmas Open House: 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 12. This is a patron appreciation day of sorts. Join us for great food, music, and holiday cheer.

Holly Jolly Christmas Party: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14. Santa will be here! Bring your list and tell him all your wishes. Make Christmas crafts in the multi-purpose room.  You’ll take home special decorations for your tree.

How to Deal with Poverty: Talk & Author Signing: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 14. Bobby Langley, author of Ruby’s Son, A Journey from Poverty to Peace, will share from personal experiences his views on ways to handle poverty today. His heartwarming story illustrates how you can change a child’s life. Langley grew up in Spring Hill and Franklin and found mentors in his basketball coaches.  His record of scoring 30 points in one quarter and 69 points in a single game at Franklin High School still stands. Langley became a successful businessman and now, retired, shares his story and lessons learned.

Accessing the Library’s E-books and E-Audio Books: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Monday, December 16. Have a tablet or smartphone, or think one might be under the Christmas Tree? Come to this class to learn how to utilize the Library’s collection of E-books and E-Audio books for those devices. There is no charge, but space is limited and reservations are required. Please visit the Circulation Desk or call the Library at 931-486-2932 to reserve your spot.

Limited Services: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 17. We are upgrading our cataloging system so we will have limited services until 1 p.m.

Curly Girls in a Straight Hair World: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Saturday, December 21.  The purpose of this Natural Hair Meet Up with hostess Brandi Alderson is to provide support and natural hair tips to ladies who choose to rock their “natural curly locks”. We will have product giveaways and light bites. This event is hosted by BNatural35, Licensed Hair Stylist.

Holiday Closing Dates: The Spring Hill Library will be closed Christmas Eve, December 24, and Christmas Day. We will close at 12:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, December 31 and we are closed New Year’s Day, January 1, 2014.

Princess Tea Party: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 27. For girls 3 – 6 years old. Your little darling can come dressed in her favorite princess attire and enjoy royal treatment at a proper tea party. Presented by Lil Swee-Tea Party: Authentic Traveling Children’s Tea Party Services. Limited to 20 girls. Sign up at the Spring Hill Library.

Garden Party: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., December 27. For girls 7-9 years old.  Girls can come in their favorite outfit and enjoy an afternoon tea and activities. Presented by Lil Swee-Tea Party: Authentic Traveling Children’s Tea Party Services. Limited to 20 girls. Sign up at the Spring Hill Library.

Stomp Workshop: 11:00 a.m. for 6-9 year olds, 1:00 p.m. for 10 & up, Monday, December 30. Join a former Stomp cast member and get excited about how everything makes music.  Stomp and clap and bang like you never have before. No sign up necessary.

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