Tuesday, November 07, 2006

November and December Celebrations!

Storytelling Tellabrations coming to Collinsville

The Riverwind Storytellers will present
"Stories from Hearth and Home for the Adult Heart"
Saturday, November 18, 2006
at The Blum House
Doors will open at 7:00 and storytelling will begin at 7:30 PM
(next door to the Collinsville Memorial Library at 414 West Main St. in downtown Collinsville.)
Hear storytelling at its finest with some of the area’s best - Ron Adams, Marilyn Kinsella, Stephanie Rhein, Marion Nichols, Kathy Schottel, Mary Lu Bretsch, Joy McLaughlin, Lucy Grondahl.
There will be refreshments and attendance prizes.
A free-will donation for a local charity and/or a canned good collection for the local pantry will be accepted at the door.

So round up as many adult-hearted friends as you can muster
and bring them to Tellabration!

Other events at the Collinsville Library Center in November and December:

* ‘Food for Fines’ and ‘Toys for the Children’The much anticipated event of the Season - time to get rid of your fines at the library. Bring in a non-perishable food item for the local pantry starting the day after Thanksgiving and up to the day before Christmas and the library will forgive $1 per item from your fines.
For those of you with no fines, you can help your community by donating non-perishable food items or toys for children on the Main Floor. It is a Christmas gift to your community when you help others.

* Wish OrnamentsThis year there will be a Special Christmas "Wish" Tree. On this Special Tree will be ornaments of things needed at the Library with an amount attached. If you would like to give a gift to the Library this year, you can pick a ‘Wish Ornament’ with the amount that you will donate for its purchase. The item that you select will be purchased and your name will be attached as the donor. As a gift from the Collinsville Library Center to you, we will list you on our Christmas List of Friends by giving you a Friends of the Library membership for one year and a Library canvas bag.

* Christmas at the LibraryTREE LIGHTING CEREMONY Friday, Dec 8th at 6:30pm
STORIES WITH SANTA Saturday, Dec 9th, 3 sessions (12pm, 1pm and 2pm)
Advance reservations recommended
SANTA AT THE BLUM HOUSE Tuesday, Dec 12 from 10:30am - 12:30pm, Thursday, Dec 14 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm and Friday, Dec 15 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
No reservations needed - first come, first serve