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COLUMN: Library Focus - Send your letters to Santa, kids

— An Anime Christmas

Join us at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, for anime, a traditional meal of Kentucky Fried Chicken and Christmas cake and Mrs. C’s office clearing manga related giveaways.

Christmas closing

The Library will close for the Christmas Holiday from Monday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Catch our drift

Global warming is rarely this entertaining. Drift away with our Ice Age friends on an iceberg during your break between the holidays at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27.

A Dickens Christmas

The group continues its exploration of history and the classics with this month’s discussion of “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27.

Doctor Who Christmas Fête

Snow or no, the Doctor is a reliable Christmas apparition. Join us from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, for a celebration of our favorite ancient alien with Doctor Who Christmas specials, Whovian treats (Chocolate Dalek?) and Who trivia. Costumes are optional, but why pass up the chance to show up as your favorite doctor, companion or alien?

Make a basket family

Home with the kids for the holidays? Make an investment in family togetherness and your reward in baskets. Join Sandee of Cherished Baskets and Treasures from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, for a family basket making session. Have the kid make a small basket for a $10 materials charge or collaborate on a larger basket for $15 best of all make both and start your own collection of nesting baskets. Sign up online or call the library at 635-5631 to make your reservation.

Buy a little B’ville, support BPL

Looking for a great gift for a history buff or homesick friends and loved ones? Consider some of our local history materials. We are currently selling three DVDs: “Walking Tour of Baldwinsville,” “Oswego,-Oneida National Historic District Baldwinsville, New York,” and “Morris Machine Works.” Each DVD is $20 and the proceeds are shared with PAC-B, the local cable access channel. We also are selling two books by local author Robert Bitz “A History of Manufacturing in Baldwinsville and the Towns of Lysander and Van Buren” and “Transportation in Central New York and the Baldwinsville Area 1600 to 1940” for $15 each. All proceeds from book sales go to support the library.

Not so interested in history? The Friends of the Library offer a wide variety of delicious nuts, candies and trail mixes suitable for last minute gifts and filling your snack bowls.

Valerie Chism is the young adult librarian at the Baldwinsville Public Library.

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