Advent Calendar – 20th December

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Carol singing

The Library staff celebrate the first day of their Christmas break by going carolling together... and Sheila surprises everybody with her rap version of Away in a Manger

Christmas Book of the Day

I Heart Christmas

Angela’s planning her very own fairytale of New York… an enormous Christmas tree, eggnog, eccentric British traditions and a gorgeous man!

But Santa’s throwing her a few curveballs – new job (as if it’s not mental enough already), new baby-craze from her best friend Jenny, and Alex determined they should grow up and settle down. Once friends start turning up uninvited on her doorstep (and leading her astray), can Angela really have a merry little Christmas? So much for happy holidays – something’s got to give… (Description from

I heart Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day


A long trough from which horses or cattle feed. It is said that Jesus was born in a manger.

Nativity scene showing Jesus in a manger

Did you know?

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

The definition that the Met Office uses to define a white Christmas is for just one snowflake to be observed falling in the 24 hours of 25 December somewhere in the UK.


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