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Technology Talks will continue at the library at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. Dec. 19 will feature e-books. If you are curious about what they look like and how they are used, join us. We will be able to compare and contrast a Kindle and a Sony e-Reader. If anyone has the new Barnes and Noble reader, bring it along. We will also talk about downloadable books from Net Library, which are available from the VLS website.

Through a grant from the Minnesota Humanities Center, Becky Hennen and I are arranging a visit by children's author and illustrator, Nancy Carlson. She will be in town, Thursday, March 4 and will speak at the Morris Area Elementary School, the library and the PRCA. Stay tuned for details and mark your calendars.

The library will close early Thursday and all day Friday, Dec. 24-25 for Christmas. Normal hours will resume Saturday, Dec. 26. The library will also close New Year's Eve Day and all day Friday, Jan. 1.

Happy Holidays from the library staff: Mary Ann, Roxane, Sharon, Tammy, Pat, Lisa, and me.

New books for Christmas: Christmas Blizzard, by Garrison Keillor; Christmas List, by Richard Paul Evans; Christmas Promise, by Ann Perry; Creed Country Christmas, by Linda Miller; Home in Time for Christmas, by Heather Graham; Knit the Season, by Kate Jacobs; Lakeshore Christmas, by Susan Wiggs; Last Christmas, by Kate Brian; Perfect Christmas, by Debbie Macomber; Quilters Holiday, by Jennifer Chiaverini; Sound of Sleigh Bells, by Cindy Woodsmall; Wish for Christmas, by Thomas Kinkade; Wishin' & Hopin', by Wally Lamb.