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COLUMN: Library Focus - Stock up for the holiday break at your library

An Otaku Christmas

Join us at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, for an unusual Christmas film, a traditional meal of Kentucky Fried Chicken, our traditional ramen and Christmas cake. As a special bonus, I will be clearing my office of leftover manga goodies.

Tech Help Drop-In

Master your iPad, iPhone, ereader etc. with a little help from your friends here at the library. From 10 a.m. to noon every Friday, librarians will help you with your laptop, mobile device, ereader or tablet. No registration needed.

Christmas closing

The library will close for the Christmas holiday from Monday, Dec. 24, through Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Ice Age 4

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

A (slightly belated) carol

The holiday may be over but there’s still time to contemplate the meaning of Christmas before we barrel into the New Year. 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

Will the Tardis arrive in time? Only the Doctor knows. 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 collect 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.

Check in next week for a peek at what’s coming in the year ahead. Happy Holidays from all of us at the Baldwinsville Public Library.

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

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