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Library Corner - Dec. 7

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By Stan Campbell

Steamboat A-Comin’ Traveling Exhibit — During Open Hours, the library is celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the voyage of the steamboat New Orleans in 1811 by hosting the exhibit Steamboat A-Comin’: The Legacy of the New Orleans. This exhibit consists of 19 one-sided, freestanding banner stands. Three are 4-feet wide and 16 are 3-feet wide.  The exhibit will be placed in the library foyer and in various locations through out the library until Dec. 20.

Basic Knitting — On Dec. 14 and 28 at 10 a.m. Cheryl Carroll will be at the library to demonstrate how to stitch during our Basic Knitting Program.  She will teach casting on, knit and purl, and biding off techniques. Yarn will be provided and a limited number of size 8 needles will be available to borrow from the library. No registration is necessary but space is limited.

Busy Hands — Are you a crafty person? Join us Dec. 14 and 28 at 10 a.m. for a gathering of crafters. We meet at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month - unless the library is closed. If you quilt, knit, do tatting, crochet, etc. come and join the fun!

Steamboat Stories With Susan — If you like storytellers you will want to be at the library on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. Susan E. Fowler is a storytelling artist and scientist who weaves together drama, music, sign language and sketches to share about the Earth. Her program is interactive - stories come alive as participants become the characters, the landscape and sometimes a vocabulary word. This is a program that will be fun for the whole family.

E-Reader Classes — You have an e-reader device and are confused by all the mumbo jumbo. You are not alone and the staff at the Alexandrian Public Library wants to help you sort fact from fiction about e-reader devices.
Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks with our new Over Drive product at the Alexandrian Public Library at 10 a.m., Dec. 16. Please bring your e-reader.

Movie Night — On Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. we continue our tribute to our military heroes with the movie Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq. This HBO film has a simple purpose: to tell the stories of 10 American veterans of the current Iraq war who have been badly injured physically and/or psychologically. Each soldier talks about his or her “Alive Day,” the day each of them “should” have been killed, but managed to survive through equal parts sheer willpower and medical.

Christmas Closings — Dec. 23, 24, 25 and 26 the library will be closed - Merry Christmas!

Winter Storytimes — On Dec. 27 registration will begin for Winter Storytimes. The next storytime session will begin Jan. 9 and will run through Feb. 23.

Library Hours — Alexandrian Public Library is open Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.