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Mixed Bag: Story Time for Grown-Ups

December 28, 2011

Program Locations:

Mid-Manhattan Library

Love a good story? Sit back and relax as we read you a story or two at lunchtime. Bring your lunch, bring your knitting, bring a friend. Brown bag lunches welcome!

December—Happy Holidays!
Two Festivals of Light by Leo Buscaglia 
Fifty years later the author remembers with love the first time the Cohens and the Buscaglias celebrated Hanukkah and Christmas together. 
 
A Santa Suit Does Not a Santa Claus Make by Leo Buscaglia 
As a young teacher, Leo is “persuaded” to play Santa Claus at the last minute at the elementary school when the regular Santa gets sick. 
 
And Two Eyes Made Out of Coal by Augusten Burroughs
The Saturday morning before Christmas young Augusten decides to make a gingerbread house all by himself as a Christmas surprise for his mother. 
 
Other December Story Time Dates - December 14
The Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore
This familiar poem, first published on December 23, 1823 in a newspaper in Troy, New York, is largely responsible for the popular concept of today’s Santa Claus in America and around the world.
 
Marley’s Ghost from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 
Readers world-wide are familiar with the character of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge, whose cranky response to “Merry Christmas!” was always “Bah, humbug!” This selection is the first part of the popular novella where Scrooge is visited by Jacob Marley’s ghost on Christmas Eve.  
 
All programs are FREE and subject to last minute change or cancellation.
 

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