This Week at JMRL:

Sunday, December 21

Monday, December 22

9:00 am
Gordon - Paddington Day

10:30 am
Gordon - Reading Rumpus

1:00 pm
Central - JMRL Board Meeting

1:00 pm

2:00 pm
Central - Life-Size Candyland Game

Tuesday, December 23

Wednesday, December 24

2:00 pm
Louisa - Are You a DIY Person?

Thursday, December 25

Friday, December 26

2:00 pm
Northside - Books On The Big Screen

Saturday, December 27

10:30 am
Northside - Saturday Stories: A Family Storytime

11:00 am
Gordon - Drop-In Storytime

2:00 pm

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December is ...

  • ... Read a New Book Month


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Winter Solstice: Dec 21st

Winter solstice is the beginning of winter. It's also the shortest day of the year. Because of the earth's tilt, the Northern Hemisphere is as far away from the sun as it can be. The winter solstice falls on December 21st.

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