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There's Plenty to Do at the LPL in November, December

by Mark Bialczak | 7 months ago

It finally felt like October will give way to November for real this morning of Thursday, Oct. 28.

A bit of frost here and there throughout where we live, said the weather people on my TV.

Our program-makers here at the LPL are ready for it.

You can find out about what they've come up with to help fill November and December in our new Program Guide.

And that's the subject of my column this week for Eagle News Online at the Star Review.

NovDec 2021 PROGRAM GUIDE For Web

What you can do with your LPL.

Read the column on the Eagle News Online website here.

If you'd like, you can read it here:

November and December will be big months for give and get at the Liverpool Public Library.

The new program guide covering these two months illustrates that principle with the four extended events chosen to grace the cover.

The month begins with Thank You for Your Service, a program centered around Veterans Day. Through that Nov. 11 holiday, patrons will be able to find thank you cards and coloring pages at various spots in the library waiting to be personalized with messages and artwork by folks of all ages. Those will be collected by staffers and sent to organizations that will help get the cards and pages to veterans who served and those who are currently serving. Those who have served and are serving are sure to get their spirits raised by the giving spirit of LPL patrons.

A trio of popular LPL donation drives will return in November and December, too.

Food Drive at LPL will run from Nov. 4 through Nov. 18. Barrels will be put out to accept non-perishable food items, which will go to local food pantries and community organizations, including Interreligious Food Consortium and Samaritan Center. Thanksgiving approaches, and food needs in the community are many.

Clothing needs grow as the weather cools down, too. The Mitten Tree helps address that need, running from Nov. 27 to Dec. 18. Patrons can place new or handmade mittens, gloves, hats and scarves under the tree in the LPL, and all will be given to local charity for distribution to community members in need.

The Salvation Army Christmas Bureau Collection will run from Nov. 27 to Dec. 9. New, unwrapped toys for children of all ages will be accepted in our donation barrel. We’ll bring them to the Salvation Army drop-off day, where they will be distributed to families in need that sign up for that annual event.

Go through the other three pages of the program guide and you’re bound to find an event that will give you a bright spot in your day.

The guide is available at the library. You can also find a downloadable pdf and flip-through version on our website Program Guide page.