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November 28, 2013

Holiday Fun at Gale

NEWTON — Drop in anytime at the Gale Library in Newton to Make a Holiday Card for a Hero. All materials to design your card are available in the children’s room. The deadline to participate is Fri., December 6. We will mail them to PO Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456.

You can also drop in to make Natural Christmas Tree Ornaments at the Library on Mon., December 2, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. These environmentally-friendly ornaments can be placed on the Newton Town Tree at the Historical Society’s Christmas Tree Lighting on Sun., December 8 at 5:30 p.m. Get in the Spirit of the Season with Christmas music, treats, and good friends and neighbors.

Join us for the Gale Library Holiday Cookie Swap on Wed., December 11 at 6:30 p.m. Adults may bring three dozen homemade holiday cookies and the recipe to share. Go home with an assortment of yummy goodies, Space is limited so sign up is necessary. Call 382-4691.

Watch a great new release Children’s Video at the library on Early Release Day, Wed., December 4, at 2:00 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. Bring a drink and a friend!

Tuesday Storyhours at 10:00 a.m. will highlight more of our favorite holiday stories, crafts and songs. Come decorate our tree and cookies, make ornaments and reindeer food, and enjoy a party with games and goodies.

Drop in any time to make your own Holiday Greeting Card from materials in the Children’s Room. Stickers, stamps, old cards, markers, and lots of imagination can create a very special card for Mom, Dad, or Grandparents.

Our Christmas Candy Contest is ready for your best guess. Make the closest guess of the number of candies in our Christmas Tree and you can be the winner of them all. Yummy!

Make someone’s holiday happier. The Angel Tree is filled with children’s Christmas wishes. Come pick an angel tag off the Tree at the Library. Purchase a gift for that child, wrap it, and return it to the library so it can be distributed to a happy Newton child.

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