Although this latest stretch of excellent weather certainly helps, parents looking for activities for their kids while school is out on holiday break have the to thank for a kid-centric, mini-film festival of sorts.
The library's children's department kicks off its regular Winter Break Film Festival on Monday with a showing of Pixar's Cars 2. The festival runs through Dec. 30, with all films screening in the library's Creekside Room for free at 2:30 p.m.
For the past eight years, the library has hosted a short film series during winter and spring breaks, as well as at the end of summer vacation. The idea is to show some new-to-DVD movies as well as a few classics, with an emphasis on films based on books.
"The program is a great way to bring kids and families into the library for a fun community experience," said Yolanda Fletcher, the library's children's librarian. "Who doesn’t love a good movie and a bag of fresh popcorn in a darkened room?"
Here's the schedule for the library's Winter Break Film Fest:
December 19th, 2:30pm
December 20th, 2:30pm
December 22nd, 2:30pm
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
December 23rd, 2:30pm
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) and Frosty the Snowman (1969)
December 27th, 2:30pm
Kung Fu Panda 2
December 28th, 2:30pm – No Movie
Game and Puzzle Day (All ages, no sign-up needed.)
December 29th, 2:30pm
The Muppet Movie
December 30th, 2:30pm