CHECK IT OUT: Holiday events at the Crestview Public Library

Published: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 16:19 PM.

Tis the season to be busy … or should I say busier? So, let me remind you of two things. First, we are accepting food for fines through December 21. Take care of fines and stock our local food bank Sharing and Caring at the same time! For each non-perishable (non-expired) food item, we will pardon $1 worth of fines, up to $20 worth per account.

Second, Noel Night is 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. Come enjoy the music, crafts and more.

School will soon be out for Christmas, which means children will have lots of time for pleasure reading. Bring them to the library to pick out titles that light them up like a Christmas tree! Also, if you’re hitting the road this holiday season, audio books are great way for the family to enjoy a title together. We have some great options in our collection, both CDs (and a few remaining cassettes) paired with books and CDs that stand alone.

Crestview Photo Club meets 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13.

Author and aeronautical engineer Ken Blackburn will present a program at the Crestview Community Center on folding and flying paper airplanes for the Jan. 28 Evening Library Time. Blackburn has held the Guinness World Record for time aloft for a paper airplane at 27.6 seconds and is the author of four paper airplane books including “The World Record Paper Airplane Book” and “Pocket Flyers.”

The 6:30 p.m. program will begin with an explanation of the fundamentals of flight and the story of how Blackburn set his world record and will conclude with participants able to fold and fly a model of his world record paper airplane. Blackburn works at Eglin Air Force Base, performing research on small, unmanned air vehicles. He and his wife Lauren live in Destin.

Registration is not required for this free event. For this program, it would be best if attendees are at least six years old. In other words, small children will get antsy, so if you bring them,  be willing to also take them out of the room if need be. Call Heather at 682-4432 for details.



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