Thursday, November 6, 2008

I really am sorry

There's an unwritten rule in my house that the Christmas stuff stays under wraps until after Thanksgiving. So I would like to apologize to all of those die-hard defenders of holiday boundaries when I announce that we have brought our Christmas craft magazines and holiday music CDs out of storage.
Perched on the large table in the lobby is a music carousel with 137 CDs featuring music for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. From the Brian Setzer Orchestra to Norway's Silver Boy Choir to Zamfir, we have a little bit of everything. The craft magazines also span a range of interests. There are holiday themes for decorating, cooking and gift wrapping, as well as traditional hobbies such as knitting, cross stitch, papercraft, scrapbooking, painting, quilting and woodworking. If you enjoy tole painting, scroll saw design or ornamenting with rubber stamps, we have the Christmas patterns you need for inspiration.
What's next, you ask? Well, starting this weekend, look for all our fun, fluffy Christmas-themed novels to come out of storage. Mystery writers such as Anne Perry and Mary Higgins Clark have made of point of writing a new book every holiday (Christmas Grace is this year's offering from Anne Perry. We have it on order in both book and CD format, if you would like to place it on hold). In addition, chick-lit and romance novelists love setting their books during the holiday season, so we have lots of Christmas romances to dust off as well.
It's all part of our constant effort to bring our patrons what they want - and yes, we have already had multiple requests for the Christmas crafts and CDs.

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