The World of Jan Brett
Artist Talk, Demonstration, Book Signing & Meet Hedgie!
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
5:00-7:00 pm
Main Library Theater
Doors open at 4:30 PM.  Limited seating; first-come, first-seated.

In conjunction with The World of Jan Brett exhibition in the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery (open now through January 7, 2015), author & illustrator Jan Brett and one of her favorite book characters, Hedgie, will be making a visit to ACPL on Tuesday, December 2.  Copies of Brett's latest book, The Animals' Santa, will be available to purchase.

Paper Quilled Ornaments
Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:00-7:30 PM

Main Library
Meeting Room B
Advanced Registration Required.
Please call 421-1200 ext. 2104 to register.

Join us to make a paper quilled ornament! Learn the basics of paper quilling in this 1 1/2 hour class.  Materials provided.  Space is limited; advance registration is required.  Please call 421-1200 ext. 2104 to register.

Movie Night at the Library

We will present a G, PG, or PG-13 movie on the big screen on the 4th Tuesday night of the month at 6:30 PM.
Everyone is invited, but we ask that children under 13 be accompanied by an adult. Free!
Limited seating, first-come, first-seated. Doors open at 6 PM.

Assistive Listening devices are available and presentation is T-Coil enabled.  Open captioning for the film will be provided upon request.  Please make the request a week prior to the movie by calling 421-1212.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
6:30 PM
Main Library Theater
Free admission
Limited seating. First-come, first-seated.
Doors open at 6 PM.

Angelina plays Maleficent, a powerful and respected winged fairy helping to rule a magical land full of strange creatures. Her homeland borders a country that is populated by humans and run by the cruel King Henry.  One day, King Henry's son Stefan traipses into the fairy's land and meets Maleficent, falling into forbidden love. Some time later, King Henry seeks to take over the magical land next to his kingdom, but is thwarted in battle by Maleficent. He demands revenge, and eventually his now-grown son Stefan succeeds by betraying the fairy and clipping her wings. In response, an infuriated Maleficent swears revenge on Stefan; she gets her chance when the prince becomes king and has his first child, a daughter named Aurora -- as Sleeping Beauty fans will remember, Maleficent curses her to fall into a death-like sleep after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel on her 16th birthday. Stefan demands that all of the spinning wheels be collected, and orders his daughter to be secretly raised in the woods by three good-hearted but dim-witted fairies, who will return her to him the day after her 16th birthday. However, Maleficent refuses to stay away from Aurora and ends up developing maternal feelings for the girl, eventually inspiring her to try to undo the curse she placed upon the princess.

Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by Robert Stromberg
2014; Rated PG; 97 minutes

Bonus Movie Night @ the Library for HolidayFest 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
6:30 PM

Main Library Theater
Free admission
Limited Seating.  First come, first seated.
Doors open at 6 PM.

If you know the Clement Clark Moore poem, you'll know that Prancer is one of Santa Claus' "eight tiny reindeer." When 9-year-old Jessica (Harrell), who still believes in Santa, stumbles across the selfsame Prancer in a remote part of the forest, no one will believe the girl. Later on, when her no-nonsense father, played by Sam Elliot, comes across a wounded reindeer, he feels it his duty to put the suffering animal out of his misery. The deer, of course, is Prancer, and it magically vanishes before his startled eyes. Jessica nurses the deer back to health in secret, with the help of kindly doctor (Abe Vigoda) and her troublesome older brother. Jessica is determined to contact Santa and let him know where Prancer is, but her efforts only result in public humiliation for her father. But this is a Christmas film, and the spirit of goodwill is contagious by fadeout time, even transforming town-recluse (Cloris Leachman) into a warm-hearted social animal. Filmed in Indiana, Prancer isn't quite a classic, but it's perfect midwinter entertainment.

Stars Rebecca Harrell, Sam Elliot & Cloris Leachman.
Directed by John D. Hancock.
1989; Rated G; 105 minutes.

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 -- SPECIAL DATE (3rd Tuesday)
6:30 PM
Main Library Theater
Free admission
Limited seating. First-come, first-seated.
Doors open at 6 PM.

Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.

Lionsgate; Directed by Tyler Perry
2013; Rated PG-13; 100 minutes

1-on-1 Help with Ebooks
Saturdays from 2-4 PM
Art, Music & Media or Business, Science & Technology
ASK HERE desks
Main Library; 2nd Floor

Get help using the OverDrive app on your phone, tablet, laptop, or eReader to enjoy free ebooks and downloadable audiobooks from the library.  This walk-in help is offered EVERY SATURDAY, no appointment necessary.  We also offer help at other times by appointment by calling Nancy at 421-1212 or Chuck at 421-1215.  In Art, Music & Media, we can also help with other digital loan services, including hoopla for movies and Freegal for music downloads.

Craft Cafe craftcafe
Thursday, December 11, 2014
6:30-8:30 PM

Main Library
Business, Science & Technology Meeting Room

Want to get crafty? Bring your project to the library and enjoy crafting, coffee and conversation. All crafters and projects are welcome: scrapbooking, crocheting, beading, paper arts ... anything creative! Craft Cafe meets the 2nd Thursday of each month. For more information, contact the Art, Music & Media department at 421-1210 or

Also not to be missed:

Our schedule of ongoing Musical Performances.

And our exhibits: View the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery schedule

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