Friends of the Paris Library will host its annual Christmas at the Library for young children on Thursday, December 3.
Children aged 8 and younger (accompanied by an adult) are invited to stop by Paris Public Library from 6pm to 7pm to visit with Santa and the Christmas Dog. Parents are welcome to bring their cameras to take a photo of their child with Santa. This is an "open house" hour so families may come and go as their schedule permits.
For adults, a holiday sale table of like-new books and other items will open near the upstairs desk and continue through December 23. Buy a book at a bargain price as a gift - or just for yourself. There will be an extra table of children's books (many perhaps more well-loved than like-new) the evening of Christmas at the Library.
Questions? Call the library at 217-463-3950.
Paris has another new author! Bethanny Lawson will sign copies of her newly published novel, Rulers of Light, at Paris Public Library on Saturday, December 5, from 10:30am to noon. Stop by the Gibson Room to talk to Bethanny and get your very own autographed copy.
Bethanny Lawson is a sixteen-year-old with a lifelong passion for reading and writing. In addition to publishing her first book, she also writes for the Beacon News and plays and teaches piano.
Rulers of Light is the first book in a projected series, Legends of Heretrua. Bethanny says, “Developing this series has been a blast. In fantasy, hardly any of the rules of our own world apply. You can do anything you want. Mystical creatures, magic, an entirely different world or worlds, new cultures, languages... it was all up to me. I've loved the process.”
About the book: When Evelyn is sucked from everything she's ever known into another world it could be all of her biggest dreams come true or her life could end in disaster. The kingdoms are depending on her to prevent war. As the two rival kingdoms of this world clash, what will happen to Evelyn? Is she prepared to hold the fate of the world in her hands alone? Available for $15.00 at the Dec. 5 signing or on Amazon.com.
Our Book Club meets in the library's Gibson Room at 5pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The group has chosen a wide variety of books to read and discuss in the coming months. Everyone is welcome. All you have to do is read the book and come to the discussion.
Dec. 17 All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Jan. 21 Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Feb. 18 Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Mar. 17 Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates
Apr. 21 The Princess Bride by William Goldman
May 19 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
June 16 She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
July 21 American Wife by Taya Kyle
Paris Public Library now offers ABCmouse.com on our public computers and on your own laptop or other wireless device while in the library.
The award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.
Best of all, kids love it and it’s free to use in this library!