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COLUMN: Library Focus - Take refuge from the wrapping frenzy

— Read me a ‘tail’

Got a young reader who’s reluctant to practice reading aloud in front of you? Let them stretch their skills with this storytime for dogs. Specially trained dogs from the Sunshine Friends provide a friendly non-judgmental audience improving confidence for young readers between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. To sign up or get more information on this popular program, contact the Children’s Desk at the library.

Make earrings with Wendy Ballard

Skip the mall and give a gift of your own making this holiday season. Wendy Ballard will be there to instruct and assist jewelry crafters at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. Register online or call 635-5631; there is a $15 materials fee for this project.

B’ville Scrabble Group

Informal Scrabble at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. Bring a set if you have one.

Papercrafting with Missy

Fold, stamp and create at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, with local crafter Missy Shipman. Check the display areas near the circulation desk for current projects then register online or call 635-5631. There is a $20 materials fee for this program.

Books for Breakfast

Warm your holiday heart with a tale of magic and faith in a small southern town as the group discusses “Redbird Christmas,” by Fannie Flagg at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. Refreshments will be served.

Yu-Gi-Oh

Yu-Gi-Oh fans meet to duel and trade from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18.

In Stitches in party mode

The needle wielders of In Stitches invite regulars and newbies to join them at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, for crafts, community and a Christmas party.

Songs for the season?

Catch up with the crew as we head into our 11th year of Mischief and Merriment with our hosts Harry and Merlyn at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. Take the opportunity to play a tune, tell a story, do a jig or just listen – anything could happen! Performer sign-in begins at 6:30 p.m.

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