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October - December 2013     VOLUME 17 ISSUE 4
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Fall and Winter Events at the Fruitland Park Library

JoAnn Glendinning

This is a wonderful time of year at the Fruitland Park Library. There are so many fun family programs that will take place:

“I Can Be Fire Safe @ the Fruitland Park Library” – Special story time on Wed. Oct. 9th at 10:30 a.m. Visit with the firefighters and see the trucks they drive. Children will learn some fire safety steps like “Stop. Drop. And Roll.” Last year the firefighters brought the “Brush Truck” and let the kids sit in it. It was a great photo opportunity for everyone.

“Meet Me In The Pumpkin Patch” – Wed. Oct 23rd at 10:30 a.m. The story time children will visit the library’s pumpkin patch and “pick” a pumpkin to decorate. This has been a community favorite for years. Registration is required for this program so please call the library to sign up at 352-360-6561.

“The Not So Scary Spooktacular Story Time” – Wed. Oct. 30th at 10:30 .am. No tricks, just treats. The kids will have a spooktacular time with the outside costume parade and indoor crafts for this festive story time. Costumes are optional.

Tom Turkey returns to the Fruitland Park Library from Uncle Donald’s Farm on Wed. November 20th at 10:30 a.m. Tom makes his 5th appearance and will bring some of his barn yard friends with him. Ms. Donna, his friend from the farm, will talk about these beautiful Heritage Turkeys and their history. This is a great photo opportunity so don’t forget those cameras!

The library Christmas tree decorating and lighting will take place on Wednesday, December 4th at 10:30 a.m. This is one of the busiest and fun filled story times of the year. The children make the ornaments that will hang from the library’s Christmas tree. A surprise guest will arrive at the library and light the tree. Who is the surprise guest? You’ll just have to visit the library to find out.

Saint Nicholas visits the Fruitland Park Library on Wednesday, December 18th at 10:30 am. Each child will be able to sit and visit with St. Nick and receive a special present. This is another great photo opportunity. Registration is required for this program. Please call the library at 352-360-6561.

The Fruitland Park Historical Trail tour continues through the fall and winter. This 8-9 mile self-guided takes participants to 42 historical locations in the town. Stop by the library for the informational program which includes the directions. Participation is free and at your own leisure.

The afternoon programs will continue through the holidays. “Wii Play Games at the Fruitland Park Library” takes place Monday and Friday afternoons from 3 – 5:30 pm. Wednesdays at 4:30 to 6 p.m. Mr. Jim the Chess Guy is at the library on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Players of all levels and experience including beginners are welcome to play.

The Fruitland Park Library Book Club continues to meet in the library’s community room on the third Monday of each month at 10 a.m. Please call the library for the book list at 352-360-6561.

“Knitting with Myla” is on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 – 3:00 pm. If you’re knitting or crocheting, don’t sit home and do it alone. Learn new stitches and techniques to get your project done. Don’t know how to knit or crochet? We will teach you.

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