Lebanon Reporter

December 18, 2013

Thorntown Public Library offers holiday events


Lebanon Reporter

---- — The movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, will be showing at 12:30 p.m. today in the program room at the Thorntown Public Library, 124 N. Market St. There is no admission fee and no registration is required.

It’s one of several holiday events at the library.

More than 300 children and adults attended Christmas Family Night, Librarian Karen K. Niemeyer said. The “Count-Down to Christmas” featured a visit and photos with Santa in front of the library fireplace and Christmas tree.

Visitors were entertained by magician Marcus Lehmann while waiting to visit with Santa, she said.“The meeting rooms were packed with enthusiastic audiences who learned about animals brought by Candy Cane Chris of Silly Safaris,” Niemeyer said.

On Dec. 4 children in Youth Cook made cookies and treats in the library’s kitchen and were assisted by Niemeyer and library staff member Becki Osborne. Homemade sugar cookies were frosted and decorated, and coco-not cookies, peanut butter fudge, and chocolate-dipped peppermint marshmallows were made and were shared with families, local lawyer Debbie Smith, who has taught Youth Cook for more than seven years, and the library’s senior lunch group and staff.

The next Youth Cook, for youth in third- through eighth-grade, will be 4-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2. Sign-up is necessary so that supplies for homemade cocoa and Nutella crescents will be on hand; call the library at 436-7348 to register.“The library is decorated for the holidays and the meeting rooms may be scheduled for family gatherings,” Niemeyer said.

The library’s Secret Garden is decorated for Christmas, and visitors are welcome to walk through. The garden is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

The library will be closed Dec 24-25, and Jan. 1 and will close at 4 p.m. Dec. 31.