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Ready for Some Sizzle?
Your wait is over! Centre County Reads books are now available to check out. Pick up your copy of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by best-selling author Karen Abbott at any one of the Centre County libraries - or download the eBook to your favorite device. Hailed as “a pioneer of sizzle history”, Abbott is a skilled storyteller who makes history come alive. In Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, she shares the often overlooked stories of four female spies who risked their lives to change the course of the Civil War.

Stay tuned for details about Centre County Reads events, including an afternoon of living history at the Centre County Library’s Historical Museum in Bellefonte, starting in February, 2016.

C-NET Helps You Keep Up with Schlow
Thanks to our partnership with C-NET, you can catch up on Library programs you may have missed! Visit the C-NET website and select from a variety of recorded programs, including our popular Research Unplugged presentations and a visit by Greg Pizzoli, author of the 2015 PA One Book selection, “Number One Sam”. 

First Night Delight: Balloon Magic & Mystery Returns!
The dazzling Dennie Huber returns to Schlow for two shows on First Night, at 1:00 and 4:00pm. Space for this show is limited, and due to its popularity, admission is not guaranteed. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show. This show is free - no First Night button is required.

Wondering What the Future Holds?
The future is yours to see during First Night at Schlow Library! Join us from 3:00 to 5:00pm on December 31st, as Schlow’s own “Madam Babushka” and her knowledgeable assistants gaze into the future and offer predictions of what the new year has in store for you. Using fortune telling cards, palm reading, and a bit of storytelling magic, our Schlow fortune tellers will answer your burning questions - and perhaps offer a few surprises.

Whatever your hopes and dreams for 2016, we hope the new year brings you all the good fortune you deserve. Our best wishes to you for a happy holiday season!

Winter Holiday Hours: Please Take Note
Wednesday, December 23: Closing at 6:00pm

Thursday, December 24-Sunday, December 27: Closed

Monday, December 28-Wednesday, December 30: Closing at 6:00pm

Thursday, December 31: Open 9:00am to 6:00pm (Special Hours)

Friday, January 1: Closed

Thank you, Dan and Suzie Hawbaker!
Schlow Library would like to recognize and thank Dan and Suzie Hawbaker as Diamond Sponsors for the “Meet the Sportswriters” Celebration, held at the Library in October. The Hawbakers are active philanthropists in the community and longtime supporters of Schlow Library. Schlow Library would not be as it is today without the support of the Hawbakers!

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Get Some Good Reads at Goodreads
Love your librarian’s book recommendations, but can’t make it to the library? Schlow has you covered! Now you can enjoy virtual book recommendations with Schlow’s Goodreads page. Our librarians have reviewed some of their personal favorites and are eager to share their recommendations with you. Also on Goodreads, join our online book discussion group and enjoy the stimulating conversation of a book club anywhere you have an Internet connection! 

Want to stay in touch with Schlow, but not on Goodreads? Check in with us on Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. We are where you are!

Wrap Up Some Holiday Fun
Looking for a DIY project that will personalize your holiday gift giving - and help save money? Look no further than our Schlow Studio, where, during the month of December, you can make holiday gift wrap using the free materials supplied by Schlow. Schlow Studio is open to teens and adults and is located in the second floor Sun Room. Stop in and join the #LibraryMade revolution!

Show Your Number
Help us help you faster! When checking out, please show your library card (or just the number) and help improve accuracy and efficiency at Schlow.

Not sure where your card is? For a limited time, patrons can get one free card replacement. No room in your wallet? Use one of the many account management apps (such as Stocard or Key Ring) to store your library card in your smartphone - or simply take a picture of the back of your library card.

Thanks in advance from your friends at Schlow.

Help Schlow Thrive
What makes Schlow great? You do! Day in, day out, you inspire us with your love of books and passion for learning. And, you provide the support that helps keep Schlow’s doors open. At press time, with the state budget impasse in its fifth month, Schlow is reaching into cash reserves to cover operating costs. Your donations are especially helpful during this challenging time.

If a state budget is not passed by January, Schlow will be forced to either cut services or take out a loan to bridge the gap where state funding would have been. Thank you to those of you who have reached out to elected officials to advocate for the library and other community-based organizations.
And, thank you to the many donors who have already contributed to our annual fund drive! Look for your annual fund drive letter in the mail, or make your tax deductible donation online. Thank you!

Holiday Hours
Happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Schlow Library!

Please note the following changes to our hours:
Wednesday, November 25 - Closing at 6pm
Thursday, November 26 - Closed
Friday, November 27 - Closed
Friday, December 11 - Closing at 1pm
Wednesday, December 23 - Closing at 6pm
Thursday, December 24 - Closed
Friday, December 25 - Closed
Saturday, December 26 - Closed
Sunday, December 27 - Closed
Monday, December 28 - Closing at 6pm
Tuesday, December 29 - Closing at 6pm
Wednesday, December 30 - Closing at 6pm
Thursday, December 31 - Closing at 6pm
Friday, January 1 - Closed

Upcoming Events: Enrichment for All Ages at Schlow
Gadgets for Grownups: eReader and Tablet Buying Guide: Saturday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. (Registration required. Please call 237-6236.)

Penn State Thespians present “Junie B. Jones”: Saturday, December 5, 11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m and Sunday, December 6, 2:30 p.m.

Finals Lounge: Sunday, December 13 - Thursday, December 17
Find a quiet place to plug in and study! Check our website for hours.

Read to Your Child and Enter to Win a Storybook Quilt

In August, Schlow Library launched its 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. Recently, the program had its first finisher, 20-month-old Mae Chazal! The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages caregivers to read 1,000 books to their children before they begin kindergarten. An ambitious endeavor, to be sure - but one that is of critical importance. Studies show that reading to children helps build their vocabulary and promotes reading readiness, and helps prepare them for a lifetime of reading and learning.

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