Advent Calendar – 8th December

17 days to go!

'Oh Valentreena, oh Valentreena...'

Valentina decorating the tree

Valen-TREE-na finally gets in to the festive spirit and just can't wait for the big day!

Christmas Book of the Day

Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas

A collection of illustrated Christmas adventures, starring twelve incarnations of the Doctor plus many of his friends and enemies.

Inside this festive book of Doctor Who stories, you'll find timey-wimey mysteries, travels in the TARDIS, monster-chasing excitement and plenty of Christmas magic. Find out what happens when the third Doctor meets Jackie Tyler, the seventh Doctor and Ace encounter an alien at Macy's department store and the Ninth Doctor tries to get rose a red bicycle for Christmas.

With stories by Jacqueline Rayner, Colin Brake, Richard Dungworth, Mike Tucker, Gary Russell and Scott Handcock, plus twelve original illustrations by artists including the award-winning Rob Biddulph. (Description from

This book is perfect for those already missing the series after the airing of the final episode of series 13 at the weekend. It is available to borrow from the Library via the online request form

Doctor Who Twelve Doctors of Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day


Ridges of snow formed on a snowfield by the action of the wind.

Sastruga effect in snow

Did you know?

Who doesn't love a tangerine at Christmas?

The tradition of putting tangerines in stockings comes from 12th-century French nuns who left socks full of fruit, nuts and tangerines at the houses of the poor.


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