American Girl group looks at holiday book

Happy New Year Julie coverThe Noble Public Library combines holiday reading with the popular American Girl series for a four-week session of the library’s American Girl Book Club.

Program dates for the “Holiday Fun” series are 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20, in the Ina Byerly Activity Room of the library.

The group is for ages 9 to 12 who will be reading and discussing the book Happy New Year, Julie, which is part of the American Girl book collection.

Registration is required in advance to be part of the discussion.

Celebrate at library’s annual Holiday Gala

Holiday snowmanCelebrate the holidays with the Noble Public Library as it hosts an annual community favorite, the library Holiday Gala, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.

The event will begin outside to the south of the library with the lighting ceremony for the Community Christmas Tree, followed by Santa’s arrival at 6:15 p.m.

Then activities will move inside the library and include performances from the choirs of Curtis Inge Middle School and Noble High School, as well as instrumental music performed by NHS band students.

There will be craft projects for all ages, including cookie decorating, as well as photos with Santa and a silent auction presents by the Friends of the Noble Library.

All ages are invited to attend, and registration in advance is not required.