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An Orthodox Christmas

The Orthodox Church in Canada will celebrate Christmas on January 7th according to the Gregorian calendar.  One hundred years ago today (January 6, 1917), prayers were held for the first time in the newly-opened Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Eastern Church on the southwest corner of Dreaney Avenue and Layard Street. That building is still standing today.   

Grumpy Christmas Guys

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Is it possible for Christmas to be complete without watching the classic and enduring A Christmas Carol with Ebenezer Scrooge, one of our favourite grumpy guys?

Century Old Christmas Greeting

A very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to our many customers and friends from H. Wolf & Sons, furniture business, 265 Dundas St.  (London Free Press, December 25, 1912).  Other businesses located at this address over the years included Starr Co. of Canada (phonographs), London Silk Shoppe, Singer Sewing Machine Co., Downtown Delicatessen and Gift Shop and South Pacific Clothing Co.  265 Dundas Street was demolished in 1988 and is now part of the library's Rotary Reading Garden. 

Arthur

A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror

cover imageWhat's your favourite Christmas story? Nope. Not Miracle on 34th St. My tastes tend a little more towards complete chaos!

Holiday Crafts

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If you enjoy making your own gifts and decorations for the holidays, check out our wonderful collection of titles dealing with "do it yourself" ideas for Christmas, such as Martha Stewart's Handmade Holiday Crafts or 55 Christmas Balls to Knit.

Christmas Reading

book jacketIt's that time of year again! Did you know all the libraries have Christmas collections? It's not just fiction either. We have cook books, CDs, craft books, songbooks and more! With all that snow we got it's the perfect time to cuddle up with a good Christmasy book.  Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark is a good one for you mystery fans out there:

Seven year old Brian

Have You Started Yet?

book cover imageCrafts for Christmas has a collection of twenty Christmas craft projects featuring such holiday specialties as an Advent calendar made from an egg carton and tree ornaments made from glitter and sugar, ideally suited to ages 9-12.  There are lots of other books to help your family create gifts for Christmas as well !