Perry Como, Bing Crosby and later, Michael Bublé, sang It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and that’s certainly true for the Wagga Wagga City Library.
We have decked the halls, so to speak, with Christmas decorations and the Three Kings Mural in the children’s area is having its once-a-year outing.
Last Wednesday we held our annual Christmas Storytime Party in the park. More than a hundred children enjoyed face painting, a jumping castle, and festive art and craft. A visit from Santa completed the morning – or so we thought.
Just when things couldn’t get any better, they did: local son, award winning Australian singer and songwriter Darren Coggan, stepped away from a media call to sing an impromptu set of Christmas songs for our Storytime families.
Everyone was thrilled with his generous performance, so appropriate for the season. Thanks, Darren.
Those lucky enough to attend ‘Drinking with Jane Austen’ also had a taste of the season, when they sampled a Regency punch made from a recipe by none other than Charles Dickens.
Dickens, who was just a boy when Austen was writing her final novels, grew up to do a little writing himself, and became a master punch-maker along the way. We have his recipe because he passed it along to his niece by way of a letter.
‘Drinking with Jane Austen’ was a sold-out event, and we received so much positive feedback that we urge you to keep your eyes peeled for more collaborations between the Civic Theatre and the library in 2016.
To all our members and patrons who have attended our various events and programs throughout 2015, and who have borrowed, downloaded e-resources, or enjoyed our community lounge room, we wish you the very best of the season and safe and happy new year.
The library will be closing on Christmas Eve at 4pm and reopening on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 11am. The library chute will remain open should you need to return any items. And don’t forget you can access the e-Library (rrl.nsw.gov.au/elibrary) 24/7 for books, music, audiobooks and films.
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