In case you missed Elfie Elf at the Decatur library last week, check out these photos by Joe Duty. Little ones were mesmerized by the magic of Christmas.
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A real, live elf and the big man himself will visit with children at the Decatur Public Library at 4 p.m. today. Elfie Elf will arrive from the North Pole and entertain the kids with a puppet show, songs and games before Santa stops in for photos.
Parents are asked to bring their own camera, and all kids in fourth grade or younger are invited to attend.
It’s early – very early on Monday. And I’m having a hard time focusing on anything except the promise of a Starbucks peppermint mocha in a few hours.
In my pre-caffeine fog, I want to organize a few random thoughts – we’ve got some things to talk about this week.
Boyd Public Library is having a book sale today and tomorrow. Check it out. I love these things.
I did not get to see “The Road” over the long weekend. Did anyone else check it out? I’d like to know what you thought.
Also, I haven’t heard many opinions of the movie “New Moon,” and I know several of you have seen it. Don’t worry, you won’t be chastised if you liked it.
Later this week we’ll talk about great gift ideas for readers, and I’ll tell you about a holiday tradition at our house that involves books.
Now, on to the next item on the agenda … Too bad Starbucks doesn’t deliver.
Hey, friends. A newly established school needs our help. Royal Christian Academy in Boyd opened Oct. 5 and needs books and other supplies. This Saturday (Nov. 7) they are hosting a fundraiser – Barrels for Books – to raise money to purchase books, among other things.
This is a barrel racing event at Keeter Arena, also known as Bob Ruffin arena, on Keeter Highway (County Road 2048). A barrel racing exhibition is 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., and anyone who wants to ride is welcome. Cost is $4 per exhibition.
At 2 p.m. a 5-division competitive barrel race begins, and everyone has a chance to win money.
There will also be a silent auction and concession stand. Call Amy Proudfoot at (940) 389-2441 for information.
The school is for preschoolers (age 3) through eighth graders, and it is not affiliated with any specific church or denomination.
A book chronicling the history of the Decatur Square will be available for purchase tomorrow at the Decatur Visitors Center. “A Walk Through Time: The Decatur Square” has been 12 years in the making. It’s a leather-bound edition with stitched pages (fancy) and has color photographs throughout. Many local writers also contributed to the book.
It’s $50, and I want to get a copy for the hometown history. My kids were born here and are growing up here, so it’s important to me. Even if you don’t need one for your bookshelf, Christmas is just around the corner, and this would make a great gift for any hardcore Decatur-ites on your list.
Messenger reporter Brandon Evans wrote a story about the book for the Oct. 25 issue of the paper. If you missed it, check it out here.
Hey, hey, hey. Bridgeport Public Library is having a book sale today through Saturday. I love these things! You just never know what you’ll find.
Hardback books are only $1, and paperbacks are 50 cents. The hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. And on Saturday … drum roll, please … you can get a whole bag of books for $1.
The sale is sponsored by the Library Booster Club. Check it out.
“And now,” cried Max, “let the wild rumpus start!”
“Where the Wild Things Are,” by Maurice Sendak was first published in 1963, and the movie, directed by Spike Jonze, will be in theaters Friday. Although I’ve watched several trailers, the above featurette was particularly interesting to me. It documents how Sendak and Jonze worked together on the film and how Jonze was true to the original work, while infusing his own style.
Decatur Public Library is hosting a “Wild Book Celebration” at 4 p.m. Thursday. The celebration will feature Sendak’s classic and your pre-schoolers through fifth graders will enjoy a read aloud, games and crafts.