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December 2016

Director's Note

Time to quickly take off our Thanksgiving hats and put our Christmas hats on! Do you decorate for Christmas right away after Thanksgiving? My kids are 11 and 8 and they are excited to see the tree go up so we decorate the weekend after. It is an event at my house- Christmas music and all! The library will be getting decorations out too. It will be great to see the new layout decorated!


The library has a wish list this year of items we could really use. These items are above and beyond what our budget can do this year. If you are in the giving spirit please consider looking at our Amazon list. We have a wide variety of items in a wide variety of price points. You may also donate in person at the library. Thank you so much!


It is going to be a busy month! Please check our Facebook and website to stay up to date! Have a wonderful holiday month!

Carlisle Public Library Amazon Wish List

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Carlisle Public LIbrary

December Hours & Closings
Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday & Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed: December 24th-26th
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Adult Avenue

First Tuesday Book Club

Every month, other than November and December (due to holiday craziness), on the First Tuesday there is an Adult Book club that meets to discuss books from various genres.
Here is the list of books we have read the past year:
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Olivier
So Much Sky by Karen Wier-Jimerson
Digging to America by Anne Tyler
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Lila by Marilynne Robinson
Lost City of Z by David Grann
Where'd you go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
The first meeting of the New Year will take place on January 3rd at 6:30pm, to begin Lost Hours by Karen White.
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Teen Scene

Trivia night was a blast! There was a great turnout with almost 20 teens. Fun was had by all. Keep your eyes open for upcoming events.

Over Christmas break YAC member will be doing fundraising for their Read-a-thon event in January.

Teen Bookclub

We have started a book club for high schoolers that meets the first Thursday of each month during the WIN time. We meet at the high school in the library. Space is limited to ten students, so if you have questions, please contact either Mrs.S at the high school or Denise at the Carlisle Public Library at 989-0909. December's meeting is on the 1st and January's meeting will be on the 5th, they will be reading on their own for December.

YAC Book Picks

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Kid's Corner

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Gingerbread House Making

Friday, Dec. 2nd, 6-8pm

135 School Street

Carlisle, IA

This event is for 4th & 5th graders. Join us for decorating gingerbread houses. Frosting and graham crackers will be provided, please bring a bag of candy to share.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

4th & 5th Grade Book Club

Book club will be meeting on December 14th at 2:15pm. We will discuss Artemis Fowl and talk about the books we will be reading over break. January 11th will be the next meeting and we will begin reading Inkheart by Funke

Kid's Noon Year's Eve Party

Do you have a little one in your life that you don't want to have stay up all night? Join us for fun, games and crafts on New Year's eve at the Library! We encourage everyone to wear a hat to throw in the air when we do our noon year ball drop!

Storytime Every Tuesday & Wednesday

10:30am-11am

September-December 21

Join us for stories, songs, rhymes,

finger-plays and movement.

All ages welcome.