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Last year's musical was a holiday sensation.  This year's is even bigger and better!  Head to the Library Theatre for The New Present: A Christmas Musical on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.  Santa's toys come to life in a musical comedy written, produced, directed and performed by the library's Children's Department staff.  You can see your favorite storytellers singing and dancing on stage -- Miss Alyssa, Miss Anna Beth, Mr Jeremy, Mr Justin, Miss Katie Jane, Miss Kaylen, Miss Polly, and Miss Traci!  Stick around after the show to meet Santa in person!  You'll also have a chance to decorate a delicous gingerbread kid cookie.  The after-show activities will take place on the Plaza, and all of this holiday fun is absolutely FREE!

Seating in the Library Theatre is restricted to 250 guests.  All guests will be seated on a first come, first served basis by library staff.  All parties must be present to be seated.  Saving seats is not allowed.  Please arrive early to ensure your spot!

You may be surprised to know that, as a child and as a younger adult, I was extremely shy.  That's why I completely love Shy, the new picture book by Deborah Freedman.

"Shy loves birds. He’d love to watch them fly and hear them sing, but he’s only ever read about them in books. . .until a real bird comes along. He’s dying to meet her, but there’s just one problem: Shy is, well, shy–so shy, in fact, that he’s afraid to leave the gutter of the book. Can Shy overcome his fears and venture out onto the page?"

I also love the surprise when you finally get a glimpse at Shy.  Read it and you'll see why.