A happy autumn/almost winter to all our library friends and visitors! Your Cannon Beach Library has already morphed into a cozy winter nook — flickering fire, lots of previously-loved books for sale, and shelves full of good reads to check out. And for these dark and stormy evenings, we also keep a good selection of films to check out!
Just a reminder: The library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, in honor of Thanksgiving Day.
These are a few upcoming events at the library:
The always anticipated Holiday Tea will be held at the library on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tea and warm cider will be available, plus lots of baked goodies, including brownies, cookies, and homemade breads. It’s always been a good way to get ready for the holidays. Also, quilt ticket purchasers, the name of the lucky winner will be drawn at about 3:30 that afternoon, so keep your fingers crossed! If the winner is local, he or she can take it home that day. If not, we will telephone the lucky individual and arrange to ship it out. You need not be present to win!
Santa Claus will be arriving at the Cannon Beach Chamber Hall on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m.! He will be present so all our little ones — both locals and visitors — can have their pictures taken with him. The event will benefit the library.
The December Haystack Rock Awareness Program lecture will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13. This month the talk will be given by Shawn Stephenson, Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The title of his lecture will be “The Puffin Study.” This will be a great opportunity for people who have enjoyed watching the arrival of these clever birds each year at Haystack Rock and Silver Point to learn more about their habits and migration patterns.
In December, Cannon Beach Reads, the library book club, will be reading and discussing “In Defense of a Liberal Education,” by Fareed Zakaria. Bob Lundy will lead the discussion. New members are always encouraged! The book discussions always occurs on the third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Library.
We library volunteers would like to wish each and every one of you a warm and wonderful holiday season!