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Alba: Sleigh bells are ringing at the Stickney-Forest View Public Library

Community Voice

At this time of year we pause to reflect on the beauty within our community. The warmth and support that flows through our doors is demonstrated by your generous food bank donations, your donations for the troops, the gifts of appreciation and most poignant of all, the fact that all of our gift ornaments on our Giving Tree were snapped up - and gifts were purchased and donated. It has been our pleasure this year to partner with outstanding community groups in an effort to ramp up some Christmas cheer.

There's even more going on later this month.

Avoid the shopping zombie masses at your local mall with the help of our Reference Desk. Not only will they recommend materials your loved ones will adore, but they can also teach you to securely shop online with our Walk-in Computer Classes every Monday at 1:30pm. 

If you're missing the sun every day at 4 p.m., we have a solution. On Wednesday, Dec. 18, the Miss Santa Singers will defeat your winter gloom with a performance of holiday favorites, Santa will arrive and hot dog dinners will be for sale . The fun starts at 5 p.m. 

If Christmas pictures full of blurry relatives and bad lighting plague your dreams like Freddy Krueger, our Photography Workshop on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. can help you maneuver a camera like a professional.

On Thursday at 7 p.m., the Reavis Blue Notes Choir will brighten your night with a selection of festive songs. Join us for sweet strains of music, donuts and hot chocolate.  

As always, there is a snow flurry of activity in our Youth Services Department. To beat the winter blues and escape the cold, check out our Art Club every Saturday at 1 p.m., our Mystery Meetup (which is an awesome “surprise” activity) every Monday at 6 p.m., and our all new S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) Builders every Thursday at 5 p.m. 

Story time will be running throughout the holidays.  

Lastly, I wish all of you in our library community the most joyous holiday season and all the best for what is sure to be an amazing New Year. 

For more information on registration, or information on the rest of our December programs, visit our website at, or call 708-749-1050 ext. 120. 

Karla Alba is a circulation assistant at the Stickeny-Forest View Public Library

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