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Monday at the Movies: A Christmas Story

Monday, 19 December 2016 - 2:00pm
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

PG | 1 hr 34 minutes

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY THEATRE
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Monday at the Movies: A Christmas Story

Monday, 19 December 2016 - 6:30pm
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully (Zack Ward) and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." Frequently at odds with his cranky dad (Darren McGavin) but comforted by his doting mother (Melinda Dillon), Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.

PG | 1 hr 34 minutes

FREE EVENT
LIBRARY THEATRE
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Holiday Color & Chill

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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Spanish Conversation Practice for Advanced Speakers

Tuesday, 20 December 2016 - 7:00pm
Advanced Spanish conversation practice for advanced Spanish speakers.
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Holiday Color & Chill

Wednesday, 21 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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Holiday Color & Chill

Thursday, 22 December 2016 (All day)
Are you looking for something free and fun to do with your guests? A reprieve from hectic holiday cooking and shopping? Drop in anytime this week to relax during this adult coloring event. All supplies provided. Adults and teens. FREE. Open – Close each day. 444-7840
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 1 - documentary screening

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 2:00pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

Part 1, The Scripture of Nature (1851-1890), follows the creation of Yosemite and Yellowstone National Parks and shows how John Muir became their eloquent defender.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 2 - documentary screening

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 6:30pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

In Part 2, The Last Refuge (1890-1915), John Muir leads a failed conservation movement to secure protection for the national parks, and President Theodore Roosevelt establishes a number of National Monuments, including Devil's Tower, Crater Lake, and the Grand Canyon.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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Spanish Conversation Practice for Advanced Speakers

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 - 7:00pm
Advanced Spanish conversation practice for advanced Spanish speakers.
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 3 - documentary screening

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 2:00pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

Part 3, The Empire of Grandeur (1915-1919), covers the creation of the National Park Service.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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Arts & Crafts Show & Tell

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 3:00pm
Show off your latest and greatest arts & crafts projects! Refreshments provided. Free. Adults and teens * 444-7840

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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 4 - documentary screening

Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 6:30pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

Part 4, Going Home (1920-1933), focuses on the time when America embraced the automobile, setting off an explosion in the number of park visits. Also, the Rockefellers begin quietly buying up land in the Teton Mountain Range, with plans to donate it to the government as a park.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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Publisher: Crash Course!

Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 10:00am
This class introduces patrons to Microsoft Publisher, a desktop publishing application that helps create eye-catching newsletters, flyers, brochures, programs, and web sites.

The class includes a demonstration of the application and its basic features, along with guidance on how to maneuver through the menus and toolbars. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to create and edit publications will also be included.
The class is free of charge and designed for all library users
new to personal computing.
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 5 - documentary screening

Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 2:00pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

In Part 5, Great Nature (1933-1945), Franklin D. Roosevelt creates the Civilian Conservation Corps to battle unemployment during the Great Depression, spawning a "golden age" of park renovation projects. Also, the President is pressured to open the parks to mining and lumbering during World War II.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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The National Parks: America's Best Idea - Part 6 - documentary screening

Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 6:30pm
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, join us for a marathon screening of the Emmy Award-winning film by Ken Burns!

In Part 6, The Morning of Creation (1946-1980), the parks are overwhelmed as visitation reaches 62 million people a year after World War II. A new billion-dollar campaign is created to build facilities and infrastructure that can accommodate the flood of visitors.

Free admission and refreshments! (2009, 2 hours) 205-444-7840
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