December at the Library

Saturday Storytime for Families with Young Children

Weekly Storytime on Saturdays, December 2, 9, 16, and 23 at 10:30 a.m.


Special Winterfest Activities on December 2!

Storytime and craft activity for toddlers & preschoolers ~ 10:30–11:15 a.m.

Listen to winter stories and make a book to take home!


Winter stories and craft activity for young people (ages 5-11) ~ 1–1:45 p.m.

Listen to exciting adventure tales and help build a miniature winter village!


Thank you…

To Melissa Smith for her wonderful performance of The Magician’s Assistant and to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring the well-attended and much-enjoyed show!


Volunteers Needed…

To read stories to children on Saturday mornings.

To facilitate programs or book discussions in the winter or spring with youth or adults.


Library Exhibit: Midwinter Celebration by Arianna Collins

The Library is actively seeking exhibits for January, February and March, so please consider displaying your collections (of anything) for the community!


New Selections at the Library

Youth Fiction and Fact

The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman (Teen/Fantasy)

The Speaker by Traci Chee (Teen/Fantasy; Sea of Ink & Gold #2)

The Getaway by Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #12)

Have Sword, Will Travel by Garth Nix & Sean Williams (Adventure/Fantasy)



After the Fire by Henning Mankell (Sweden/Psychological fiction)

The Amish Christmas Candle (Holiday novellas)

Artemis by Andy Weir (Sci-fi suspense)

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter (Psychological suspense)

Death at the Emerald by R.J. Koreto (Historical mystery)

End Game by David Baldacci (Suspense)

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich (Dystopian fiction)

Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich (Mystery)

House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith (Ladies #1 Detective Agency #18)

A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay (Literary fiction)

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende (Contemporary fiction/human rights)

The Midnight Line by Lee Child (Suspense)

Parting Shot by Linwood Barclay (Suspense)

Protected by the Shadows by Helene Tursten (Swedish mystery; Irene Huss #10)

Radio Free Vermont: a fable of resistance by Bill McKibben (Political fiction)

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor (Literary fiction)

Secrets of Cavendon by Barbara Bradford Taylor (Historical fiction)

The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland/Historical suspense)

Sleep No More: six murderous tales by P.D. James

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (Contemporary fiction)

Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly (Suspense)

The Vineyard Victims by Ellen Crosby (Mystery)

The Whispering Room: a Jane Hawk novel by Dean Koontz (Psychological suspense)



Archaeology: the essential guide to our human past by Paul Bahn

Art of Loading Brush: new agrarian writings by Wendell Berry

Bobby Kennedy: a raging spirit by Chris Matthews

The Ascent of Gravity: the quest to understand the force that explains everything by Marcus Chown

Craft Coffee, a manual: brewing a better cup at home by Jessica Easto

Dollars and Sense: how we misthink money and how to spend smarter by Dan Ariely

Draft No.4: on the writing process by John McPhee

The Newcomers: finding refuge, friendship and hope in an American classroom by Helen Thorpe

Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: the royal marriages that shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur (Poetry)

The Sweet Spot: dialing back sugar and amping up flavor by Bill Yosses (Cooking)

The Water Will Come: rising seas, sinking cities and the remaking of the civilized world by Jeff Goodell

Why Buddhism is True: the science and philosophy of meditation and enlightenment by Robert Wright



The Crown, Season 1 (Claire Foy & John Lithgow; Netflix series)

Dark Tower (Matthew McConaughey & Idris Elba)

Game of Thrones, Season 7

The Glass Castle (Brie Larson & Woody Harrelson)

Kedi (Turkish documentary about the cats of Istanbul)

The Midwife (French drama w/Catherine Deneuve))

Wind River (Thriller w/ Native American reservation setting)

Wasted! The story of food waste (Anthony Bourdain)