Let's get into the spirit of the holiday season. Jump back into the Christmas past with Bob Cottrell as he tells us about the first Christmas of 1539, where Hernando de Soto, a dozen Catholic priests, and around 600 Spanish explorers celebrated. Bob will then travel through time to the Christmas present day of how Conway celebrates this holiday.
Jump back into the past, to the first Thanksgiving of 1565 in St. Augustine in Spanish La Florida, and travel through time to the present day of this special Holiday. Bob Cottrell will go into details of how we get food from the farm onto the table. This is a holiday in which we can enjoy a couple of days off work and focus on food, parade, friends, and family. It has a much less commercial nature to it than many other holidays.
Costumes are great for themed events or to enhance imagination and play all year long. Bring your outgrown or no longer used costumes and choose others to keep! Costumes will only be accepted if they are clean and in good condition, and may be brought in any day leading up to the event. Available following story time and throughout the day until 4 PM. Please see Tessa or Kate in the children's room for more information.
Can you believe it? David McPhail is coming to Conway! He will talk about his life and work as well as give a drawing demonstration, all in celebration of his new book, Truffle, which will be available for purchase and signing, with help from White Birch Books in North Conway. Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet a very accomplished children's book creator up close and personal! http://davidmcphailillustrations.com/index.html
NH Author Meet and Greet Event:
Bring your sketchbook and materials for an Art Night in the Ham Room. Connect with your creative energy as you draw or paint what you feel guided to create.
Remember the famous Christmas song which goes, "there'll be scary ghost stories and tales of teh glories of Christmases long, long ago..."? So what happened to the scary stories?
Jeff Belanger brings the spooky back to the yuletide time of year with Creepy Christmas. From the origins of the holiday to the monsters and ghosts that lurk in its shadows, Jeff will take you on a multi-media journey of this haunting holiday.
Natural Connections: Deepening Your Creative Writing Practices
Instructor: Drea Edwards