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Reading and Watching Through the Holidays

Reading and Watching Through the Holidays

Sometimes the holiday whirl at the big stores makes your living room seem like the most festive place of all. On a chilly night with a book in your hand or a classic film on the screen, you can relax and enjoy the holiday—after a visit to the library, of course, whether online or in person.

Let’s get started with some cozy reading choices:

If You Like Christmas Mysteries….

Nothing’s quite as cozy as a Christmas mystery. It’s a puzzle between the pages with nary a piece to lose. With settings appropriate to the season, let the cold wind blow, and the sleet fall outside your window. You’ve got a murderer to catch.The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans

If You Like Holiday Tales…

Perhaps mysteries aren’t your cup of peppermint mocha. These books by popular writers center on stories of family and friends. While several have a supernatural flair, others look at Christmases past.

If You Like Holiday Romances…

The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik BackmanRomance readers, rejoice! Outside, the earth may be frozen, but love is in bloom during the holidays. It’s a time for past romances to rekindle and fresh starts for the heartbroken, with many seasonal stories from your favorite authors.

Perhaps you are more in the mood for a holiday film. We can help you out with that. You’ll find excellent choices here, whether you’re planning a night of quiet enjoyment or need something running in the background during a house party.

Fireside Classic Films – Is there anything more comforting than settling onto the sofa with a cup of cheer and a film that’s been loved year after year? Check out one of these classics for all the warm fuzzies:

Stream Christmas Films with Kanopy – Our new streaming service lets you watch films from many genres on your computer or smartphone. We’ve found these gems for the holidays for grown-ups looking for some Christmas magic, along with a beautiful, unusual production of The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

Holly-Jolly Movie Classics - Once upon a time, Rudolph and friends only came to your TV once a year. Now, you can take him home from the library! Charlie Brown and Linus are also waiting, as are the Muppets and the original Grinch. Meet new friends in new classics, such as Frozen, The Rise of the Guardians, and The Polar Express.

We wish you happy holidays from the library. Come see us at our holiday open houses, and check out our tips for entertaining family and friends this wintry season.