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Bring in the Season with the Holiday Open House

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Banish gloom and ring in good cheer as the Park Ridge Public Library hosts its annual Holiday Open House on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
 
Held in conjunction with the City’s Winterfest, the Open House has long been a highlight of the season, with more than 1,500 people passing through the Library’s doors. Throughout the building visitors can listen to live music, make crafts, visit with Santa Claus – and of course sample the famous Library cookies.
 
This year we’ll welcome back our old friends the Dooley Brothers, whose eclectic blend of Celtic sounds and holiday music has developed a loyal Chicago following.
 
The 2013 Open House Schedule is as follows:

6:00 -- Santa arrives by fire truck in front of the Library

6:15 (approximately) -- 8:30 -- Santa greets visitors in the Children's Department
 
6:00 -- 8:30 -- Craft-making in the First Floor Meeting Room

6:30 -- 7:00 -- Willows Academy Renaissance Choir performs in Children’s Services

6:30 -- 8:30 – The Dooley Brothers Friends perform in the Reference Department
 
Be sure to visit the Friends of the Library tables outside the New Book Room on the second floor – they will be featuring a great selection of holiday-themed books for sale!

A Special Note about Santa Claus at the Library:
Santa Claus will arrive in front of the Library by 6:00 p.m. on the fire truck. He will officially open Winterfest along with the Mayor and then go into the Children’s Department.
The first hour after Santa’s arrival is VERY BUSY. Because he will be at the Library until 8:30, we highly recommend slipping upstairs and enjoying some refreshments and live music for awhile before braving the Santa Claus line. Your wait will be much shorter!
Please follow the directions given by Santa’s helpers on where to stand in line. Because of fire code regulations, and to ensure that visitors will have access to the service desk, we need to keep the line moving towards the back of the department.
We encourage you to bring your own camera if you want to take pictures with Santa Claus. However, please be courteous to those who are waiting in line behind you and don’t take too many.
For more information on the Holiday Open House, call Mary Dalton, Library Information Coordinator, at 847-720-3209 or visit http://www.parkridgelibrary.org.
 
 

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