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Get ready for the holidays with the Lexington Public Library  

This Christmas season let the Lexington Public Library help you prepare for your holidays with a series of programs that will have you ready for your gatherings.

 

Christmas Ornament Workshop (Nov. 22, 2-4 p.m.)

Librarians Pam Robinson and Susan Kearns will assist attendees with creating a personal Christmas ornament. Bring a photograph you would like to make into an ornament. Do not bring the original and this craft is designed for adults only please. Space is limited so please contact the Lexington Public Library at 336-242-2040 to register.

Holiday Nibbles Made Easy (Nov. 29, 2-4 p.m.)

Tonya Hensley, adult services librarian, will be presenting this program that will go over quick and simple food ideas that will make your holiday party stress free. Samples and recipes are included. Space is limited so please contact the Lexington Public Library at 336-242-2040 to register.

History Hunters Genealogy Club (Dec. 6, 6-7 p.m.)

Join Rosetta Clark and Tonya Hensley as they talk about preserving Christmas memories.

Visit the Wrapping Room (Dec. 13, 6-7:30 p.m.)

Bring your wrapping paper, bows, holiday cards etc. Relax, enjoy music and nibbles where space is provided for getting those last minute gifts wrapped or those holiday cards written.

All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Tonya Hensley at 336-242-2040 or by email at tonya.hensley@davidsoncountync.gov.

 

On ‘N.C. Bookwatch’

Ben Fountain talks about “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” on “North Carolina Bookwatch” today at noon and Thursday at 5 p.m.

Fountain’s 2012 novel comes to movie screens this month. Two-time Academy Award winner Ang Lee directed the film.

The novel and the film take place on Thanksgiving Day in Texas Stadium during a Dallas Cowboys football game. Billy Lynn and seven other soldier heroes are there to be honored for their service in Iraq, concluding a cross-country tour before they return to the war zone.

A Nov. 6 article about the film in USA Today quoted Fountain: “I was just trying to figure out why things are the way they are and why everyday life in America feels so completely insane.”

Fountain said he was drawn to the idea of “soldiers who have experienced this very ultimate reality of life and death, and then they get dropped back into mainstream American society. Just the emotional and psychological whipsaw of that — that’s what I wanted to explore.”

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