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Solon Public Library

Holiday drawings

Each time you visit the Solon library Nov. 17 through Dec. 18, you can register for a drawing sponsored by Friends of the Solon Library. The winner of this drawing will receive a 53-inch stuffed teddy bear. The drawing for the prizes will be held at noon on Dec. 18 and winner will be contacted that day by phone.

Holiday tree silent auction

The trees for the Holiday Tree Decorating Contest have all been turned in and starting Monday, Nov. 17, the bidding sheets will be posted for the holiday tree silent auction. The auction will last until Dec. 13. There will be a “buy it now” feature that will allow bidders to purchase the trees at any time, but the trees must remain in the library until the silent auction is over. The proceeds from the auction will be used by the GFWC/Iowa Solon Women’s Club to provide nature explorer backpacks with supplies, books, and tools for families to check out from the library.

Santa visits library Dec. 8

Santa will be stopping by the library for a visit on Monday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Bring the kids or grandkids and don’t forget your camera for some great pictures as your child talks with Santa. There will be a holiday craft in the meeting room and Santa will have a treat for all of the children that attend.

Puppet theater visits Dec. 15

The Solon Library will be hosting Eulenspiegel’s Puppet Theater on Monday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. The show will be “The Snow Queen” Eulenspiegel’s adaptation of this beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale uses delightfully crafted miniature Bohemian marionettes that interact on the pages of two extra-large pop-up storybooks. The story follows Gerda as she travels to the ends of the earth to save her best friend, Kai, from the Snow Queen. Along her way she meets a host of eccentric characters from a naughty little robber girl to a magical flower lady to a talking crow. The cast also includes a flamboyant storyteller who relates to the audience as well as the puppets. A feast for the eyes and the heart.
This show was developed with the support of a grant from the Puppeteers of America Endowment Fund.

Dates to remember

Storytime: Every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for children ages two through five. Join us for stories, songs, and a craft.
Early out Nov. 20: LEGOs. This program will run from 1:45 until 2:45 p.m.
Early out Dec. 4 movie: “How to Train your Dragon” rated PG 98 minutes. This program will run from 1:45 until 3:15 p.m.
Early out Dec. 11: BINGO. This program will run from 1:45 until 2:45 p.m.
Early out Dec. 18 movie: “Polar Express” rated G 100 minutes. This program will run from 1:45 until 3:15 p.m.
Santa’s visit to the library: Dec. 8 join us for a holiday craft and a visit with Santa. No registration required, 6:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Puppet Theater: Monday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. The show will be “The Snow Queen” Eulenspiegel’s adaptation of this beloved Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
Scrabble Night: Dec. 17 in the library meeting room. Bring your own snacks and Scrabble board. Kids will meet after school 3:30 until 5 p.m. Adults will meet 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. We’re ready for a game… or two.