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No matter how I try to apply the brakes, the wheel keeps spinning folks and here we are back in the holiday season complete with trees and tinsel. We know you're busy, so we'll be doing our best to make your life a little easier at this hectic time.

Holiday help from the BPL elves

Once again, we invite you to bring in your letter to Santa and drop it in our express mailbox. Be sure to include your return address so Santa can reply! Letters received by Dec. 20 will be answered. We also have ways to make your shopping easier. In addition to handy guides from Consumer Reports and a myriad of print and online sources, we also offer some great opportunities to work through that gift list and spread some library joy. Even if you missed our November book sale and last Saturday's fundraiser at Barnes & Noble, you can still shop on our behalf by purchasing books, eBooks and Nooks online at bn.com/bookfairs through Dec. 2. Just be sure to mention your affiliation to the library before you check out. You can also support library programs right here at the library itself by purchasing nuts, chocolates, dried fruits and trail mix from our dedicated Friends group all year round.

Five Wired Wednesdays!

Even our techies are devoted to making your holidays happy ones. Sign up for some of our hands-on, one hour computer classes and we'll help you make and track your holiday gifts. At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 1, we'll help you make a photo calendar - bring 12 digital images (on a USB drive or e-mail them to a web-based e-mail account) to make a wall calendar in Microsoft Word (for you or as a gift).

Still working on the basics? At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 8, we'll help you make sense of computer file types and what to do with them - for beginners. Back by popular request, you'll get a useful computer overview.

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