A CHRISTMAS CAROL CELEBRATION
I am so pleased to be able to say that our Christmas Carol Celebration held on December 2nd has been the library’s most successful event yet that I’ve had the pleasure of being part of in my two years here as Library Director. Success came not only in the form of the large crowd of smiling faces we saw that night but also in the joyful sounds of our carolers led by the East Mills Junior High Choir; the presence of our wonderful historian, Mike Formhals, who educated us all on the facts surrounding the real and lesser known world of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; the quiet exchange of poignant stories on Christmas memories past in a library packed to the brim with people; the smiles and laughter that filled the air as the humorous poems and stories written by our East Mills Elementary students were read aloud; the old Opera House piano being played so beautifully by our young musicians and company to fill the air with the sounds of Christmas; the delightful taste of German Pfeffernuesse chased down by egg nog; the youngest partygoers’ exclamations of wonder and delighted recognition upon meeting Skeleton Jack for the Santa Claus photoshoot; all of these things and more made our second annual Christmas Carol Celebration an unforgettable night for me and, hopefully, a memorable one for all of you who joined us. I so look forward to seeing you all again next year. In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy the accompanying photos here from that night’s festivities. I will end this short reflection with these parting words as we approach Christmas and the encroaching New Year: “God bless us, everyone!”
The Malvern Public Library and Malvern Senior Center are co-sponsoring the following upcoming event in coordination with Angels Care Home Health:
FITNESS AT ANY AGE
January 3rd,2018 @ 11:00 AM
Angels Care Council Bluffs is hosting this free class to educate the public on starting the new year off right with information and tips on wellness for mind, body and spirit. Enjoy refreshments and a chance to win prizes - we hope to see you there! Only at your Malvern Public Library!
Preregistration NOT required – all walk-ins welcome!
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY WINTER BOOK SALE
Check out our Friends of the Library Winter Book Sale, happening now at Malvern Public Library! Get your Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steele and much more, all gently used and ready for a second life. We have Kids books, DVD's and more -- we're packed to the brim -- so it's time again to clean house!
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