Advent Calendar – 20th December

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'We wish you a Merry Christmas...'

Carol singing

Library staff keep the festivities going with a bit of carol singing to delight passers by.

Christmas Book of the Day

I Heart Christmas

Angela’s planning her very own fairytale of New York…

• Enormous Christmas tree
• Eggnog
• Eccentric British traditions
• Gorgeous man

But Santa’s throwing her a few curveballs – new job, 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.
Jesus is said to have been placed in a manger when he was born.
Nativity scene showing Jesus in a manger

Did you know?

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

For a christmas to be officially classified as “white” a single snowflake needs to be observed falling in the 24 hours of 25th December on the rooftop of the Met Office HQ in London.