Library to hold cookie exchange

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Community Library’s 32nd Annual Christmas Cookie Exchange

Community Library will hold it’s annual Christmas Cookie Exchange on Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 am. Bring 3 dozen of one kind of cookie and the recipe. Each participant will also receive a recipe booklet with all of the cookie recipes as well as door prizes.

This is a nice break from the stressful Christmas season, and it is guaranteed to really get you in the holiday spirit — and away from the malls, the traffic and the hustle bustle of being Santa’s lil’ helper. This is a pleasant way for you to be able to set the table with a huge assortment of cookies without spending days baking several different recipes. Do you have a special recipe that has been handed down in your family? Or did you see a recipe that you always wanted to try? Make a note on your recipe card.

Remember – bring the recipe with your name and phone number written on it. You may also submit the recipe electronically to [] <>

Sketch Book Class Monday Dec. 14, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Do you remember the freedom of drawing as a child? Do you have a closet full of art supplies? Do you just need some basic art instruction, some inspiring ideas, and some guidance? Would you like a time and place to let go and be creative? Maybe you aren’t an “artist” but some of the results might surprise you.

This class is facilitated by Maggie Fenton who has been “sketching” – ie doodling all her life. She got inspired by an online course in sketch booking and now she would like to share this fun activity with you. Set up time to do something for yourself.

Every class will introduce some new techniques. You are encouraged to bring the sketches you have made and possibly share some of them with the class. Everybody learns from sharing ideas and techniques.

This class is FREE! but please RSVP. Class size is limited. Bring a sketch book and drawing materials; bring what you have and be prepared to have fun.

Sunbury Writer’s Club

Tuesday, Dec. 8

7:00 – 8:00 pm

Meets on the 2nd Tuesday Evening of the month

Anyone who writes is welcome to attend. This club is a safe, friendly environment where each person is invited to join in a “sharing circle”. Everyone is expected to bring something they have written to share with the group. All writing is encouraged: fiction, non-fiction, short-stories, recipes, memoirs, mysteries, novels, romance, blogs, travel; if you are writing you should come.

We will add a brief period to do some writing exercises. Similar to the knitting groups or the yoga groups, sometimes we only find time to do the activity when we have set aside time to do that activity.

RSVP online or at at the circulation desk.

1st Thursday Book Club

Thursday, Dec. 3, and Jan. 7 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.

The book we will read in November and discuss at the December meeting is Swimming in the Moon by Pamela Schoenewaldt. It is historical fiction set in Italy and Cleveland, Ohio. Some of it is based on actual events and is well researched. There are many themes we can discuss in this story including mental illness, the immigrant experience, change, the labor movement, prejudice, honesty, guilt, duty, education, worker’s rights, and family. The book we will read in December and discuss at the January meeting is The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Mills. Extra copies of the featured books are available to participants.

Movies for Grownups

Thursday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 pm

Admission is FREE but please RSVP so that we have a seat for you.

5 Flights Up- starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. A long-time married couple who’ve spent their lives together in the same New York apartment become overwhelmed by personal and real estate-related issues when they plan to move away. Entertaining and heartfelt; romantic, funny and dramatic. An uplifting and sentimental story for the holidays.

Morning Cuppa

Wednesday Dec. 9, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Join us for a “cuppa” coffee, a donut, and plenty of conversation on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Participants write up to two questions on strips of paper and put them in the hat. Someone picks a question from the hat — we’re off and running! Judy and Bruce Denton will be our hosts.

Community Library’s Mitten Tree

Bring your items for Community Library’s Mitten Tree for “Friends Who Share “. We will continue collecting items through early December. You may bring your handmade or purchased mittens, gloves, hats, or scarves to the library to be added to the Tree. If you would like to learn to make your own scarves, mittens, etc., please come to one of our knitting/crochet groups.

Knit Wits for knitters, crocheters, etc. Every Monday morning from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon


Tuesday Evening Knitters

Every Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Bring your knitting or crochet project to work on, or if you need help getting started, bring some yarn and needles.

Morning Yoga

Wednesday mornings from 9:15 – 10:15 am

Dec. 2, 9, 16

with Laura Coulson. A gentle, Hatha-style yoga. No pre-registration necessary.

Cost: $7/class – pay at each class.

Gentle Yoga

Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Dec. 2, 9, 16

Taught by certified yoga instructor, Laura Koci. No pre-registration necessary.

Cost: $7/class – pay at each class.

Yoga for Beginners and Beyond

Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Dec. 9, 16

Taught by certified yoga instructor, Aaron Kiefer. No pre-registration necessary.

Cost: $7/class – pay at each class

Community Library Friends Used Book Event Fri. Dec. 18 to Mon. Jan. 4, noon.

Concurrent with library hours.

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Information for this story was provided by the Community Library.

Information for this story was provided by the Community Library.