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Do You Hear What I Hear?

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The sounds of Christmas will ring out with joy at the library this holiday season. The theme for 2017, “Do You Hear What I Hear,” was selected based on the heartwarming words of the familiar carol and the message it conveys. Everyone is invited to share in the stories, songs and treats that are part of the events planned throughout the season. Each program is intended to offer a heartwarming experience for those who participate and memories to carry forward into the future.


xmas tree  
Deck the Halls
Tree Trimming Party
Nov. 26th, Sun., 2-4 p.m.
gold star  
Do You See What I See?
A Gift of Art
Dec. 8th, Fri., 4-5 p.m.
A reception to celebrate all that Santa's talented elves have been creating at the Bay School's Open Studios.  Come see their vision of "Do You Hear What I Hear?" in drawings, paintings and pottery.
Listen To What I Say
Bedtime Story Time
Dec. 12th, Tues., 6-7 p.m.
Pull on your pj’s, grab your blanket and your favorite teddy bear to join Santa for a very special story time.
The magic of Christmas stories, along with hot chocolate and cookies, will be your special holiday treat.
Ages 3 to 6.
Do You Know What I Know?
What does Peace feel like?
Dec. 14th, Thurs., 4-5 p.m.
An invitation for young people 7 to 12 to get in the true spirit of Christmas by exploring the many ways of thinking about “Peace” and what the word really means.
Enjoy refreshments, and a special way to share the best of the season. Each young person will receive a holiday sweatshirt marking their participation.
A Song, A Song
Dec. 15th, Fri., 4-5 p.m.
Lift your spirits with the enchanted sounds of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s Ambrosia Quartet. An afternoon of light classics and holiday music ringing through the library will put you in the proper state of mind for celebrating. Enjoy traditional Christmas pudding and Wassail. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Sprinkle of Friendship
Cookie Exchange
Dec. 19th, Tues., 3-4 p.m.
Turn baking into a time of friendship and sharing at the annual Cookie Exchange.  Bring a batch for sharing and some extra for tasting. Share a copy of your recipe to appear in the Cookie Exchange Cookbook.
Sip a cup of tea or hot chocolate with your favorite topping while you listen to the heartwarming story of the carol, “Do You Hear What I Hear” told by Tom Steel, minister and friend of the library.




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