Highland Public Library December Report

This is Emma Herold with the Highland Mid-Kids Radio Club with the December Library Report.

  • It’s the holiday gift giving season and we have some exciting new items to share with you. We’re introducing four new children’sKindle Firesfor check out. Each comes in a brightly colored backpack with headphones, a car charger, and a wall charger. We’ve loaded each with books, apps, games and music for our younger patrons to enjoy on the go. Those with WiFi available have even more options. In addition, we’ve upgraded our library iPad to an iPad Air 2, which is available for adults to check out. Finally, we’ve added a Kindle Paperwhite to our Kindle Reader collection for the latest in e-reader technology. To make these readers even more enticing, we’ve purchased the latest titles from James PattersonJanet EvanovichDavid BaldacciJohn Grisham, and many others, so we’ll have the hottest new eBooks available for you.
  • In December we still have several children’s programs to offer. On Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 3:45-4:45 p.m., the Lego Builders meet. On Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 3:45-5:20 p.m., we’ll have an after school movie to celebrate the last day of school before Christmas break. We’ll be showing “Elf,” an annual Christmas favorite. On Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. we’re having a special morning program, a celebration of the book, “The Polar Express.” We’ll have a reading of the book, crafts, and refreshments. We’ll also be featuring a Lionel HO scale Polar Express train. Preschoolers and school-age children are welcome.
  • Family Movie Night on Friday, Dec. 9 will feature “The Secret Life of Pets” at 7 p.m. The movie, popcorn, candy and drinks are all free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and moviegoers of all ages are welcome.
  • The  Literary Movie Matinee on Tuesday,

Dec. 20 will feature “Florence Foster Jenkins” from 12:30-2:20 p.m. Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite, played by Meryl Streep, who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her husband and manager, St. Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie HallSt. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge. Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.

  • For the Christmas holiday, the library will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 though Monday, Dec. 26. Stock up on your holiday reading before the library closes at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22. For the New Year’s holiday we’ll be closed on Monday, Jan. 2. Our regular Saturday hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will apply on New Year’s Eve.
  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year for hot new book releases. Come check out David Baldacci’s “NoMan’s Land,” James Patterson’s “Cross the Line,”Lee Childs’s “Night School,” Janet Evanovich’s “Turbo Twenty-Three,” Jeffrey Archer’s “This Was a Man,” Fannie Flagg’s “The Whole Town’s Talking,” Michael Connelly’s “The Wrong Sideof Goodbye,” Mary Higgins Clark’s “The Sleeping Beauty Killer,” Stephanie Meyers’s “The Chemist,” and Robert Harris’s “Conclave.” In non-fiction we have Donald Stratton’s “All the Gallant Men,” Thomas L. Friedman’s “Thank You for Being Late,” and Bill Thomas’s “Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life.”

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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle. scott@amrmail.org

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