Library all decked out for Christmas

Published 8:45 am Thursday, December 8, 2005

By Staff
The library is decked and decorated in celebration of the season. Each Monday during the month we will be showing a Christmas movie, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Drew Gallery is currently featuring Christmas cards by local artists, as well as the library's own doll house collection. Children will want to come to a special evening storytime on Dec. 8 featuring “The Grinch.”
And while you are at the library, be sure to check out one of the many new Christmas themed books that are sure to put even Scrooge into the holiday spirit.
A Catered Christmas: A Mystery With Recipes by Isis Crawford
Bickering sister caterers Libby and Bernie enter a televised contest on the Hortense Calabash cooking show, but an exploding oven does in the woman just before air time. Somehow, the show goes on without its much-unlamented host, but then Libby and Bernie are pressed into investigative service owing to their past experience and acquaintance with the culinary suspects.
The Christmas Scrapbook: A Harmony Story by Philip Gulley
After years of utilitarian kitchen gifts, Quaker minister Sam Gardner is determined to give his wife, Barbara, a Christmas present she will love. He secretly enrolls in a scrapbooking class, but his Wednesday evening disappearances convince Barbara that her husband is having an affair.
A Christmas Guest by Anne Perry
Cantankerous and vinegar-tongued Grandmama, from Perry's Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series, is the leading character in this Christmas novel. Grandmama arrives on a holiday visit and discovers that a fellow guest - an outcast from her own family - has been murdered.
The Judge Who Stole Christmas: A Novella by Randy Singer
A Yuletide free-for-all. It starts innocently enough in the town square of Possum, Virginia. But it ends up as a spectacular national scandal: Can a federal judge outlaw Christmas? Thomas Hammond and his wife play Joseph and Mary in the annual live nativity scene in their hometown. But a federal judge rules the display unconstitutional - and a Christmas showdown ensues.
The Christmas Hope by Donna VanLiere
Grief stricken over the death of their son, Patricia and Mark Addison have given up hope of repairing their tattered marriage, but Patricia's job as a social worker leads her to break the rules and take in a five-year-old girl who has just lost her mother. Emily's childlike innocence and inquisitive nature about the afterlife may be just what the Addisons need to renew their faith and rediscover the joys of Christmas.
A Covington Christmas by Joan A. Medlicott
The Ladies of Covington find themselves banding together for another crisis. A fire has left the Cove Road Community Church in great disrepair, and while cleaning out the attic, they've discovered that a former pastor was never actually ordained. This means that several of Covington's oldest couples were never legally married. When the panic passes, the couples decide to get married in a shared ceremony on Christmas Eve, but it will take a miracle to get the church back in shape in time.