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Birthday party kicks off busy December at CCL

The 140th birthday celebration for the Colby Community Library will run from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. Refreshments, trivia, memorabilia, door prizes, and crafts/service project will be offered.

The “Shoot for the Stars” Adult Book and Movie Challenge wraps up on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Turn forms in by noon to be eligible for gift certificate prizes. Pick up the new “Focus on 20/20” Challenge beginning Jan. 1.

Thursday, Dec. 12, at 1 p.m. will be the last story time of 2019. In January, story times will be moved to the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. through May.

Wausau DIY sign making will be Friday, Dec. 13, at 6 p.m. at the CCL. Registered participants may bring snacks and beverages of choice.

The afternoon book club will be meeting Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 1 p.m. to discuss Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.

Dec. 18, at 6:30 p.m., will find the evening book club discussing The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Members may bring food and beverages to share if they wish at both discussions.

Friday, Dec. 20, is Craft & Hobby Night for adults. Doors open at 4 p.m. and remain open until all crafters are finished. Bring in those unfinished Christmas gifts for an evening of creativity and relaxation. An entrée will be ordered in; accompaniments and snacks to share are always welcome. This is open to all adults.

While children are on holiday break, come to the CCL for a holiday movie on Monday, Dec. 30. Choose either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to view a movie about an abominable snowman. Popcorn will be served.

While at the CCL, visit the library’s puzzle tables—two are going at all times. A “Stick Together” mosaic is also set up with a holiday bells theme. The play hut and STEAM playroom are always open.

Library staff will be collecting for the Sleep in Heavenly Peace (SHP) project in March as the CCL’s Make-A-Difference Day project 2020. This program has a mission that “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town.” Beds are constructed and bedding is supplied to children within a 25-mile radius of Spencer. The items must be new.

Keep this project in mind as you are holiday clearance shopping and happen to find twin-sized bedding items (sheets, comforters, and quilts), pillows, pillow protectors, or mattress pads at phenomenal prices. Collection will begin in February.

At the CCL’s Maddie Thums Memorial Sew and Make-A-Difference Day on Friday, March 6, volunteers will also be sewing items for SHP and the Children’s Miracle Network in Marshfield.

Whatever the weather, the CCL has hundreds of holiday movies, music CDs, and books featured. Stock up for those long, cold December evenings which are sure to be arriving soon.

The CCL will close Dec. 24 at noon and remain closed on Dec. 25, with normal hours resuming on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 9 a.m. The CCL will close at noon on Dec. 31 and be closed Jan. 1 for observance of the New Year’s holiday.