Advent Calendar – 9th December

16 days to go!

'Chestnuts roasting on an open fire...'

Christmas tree and fireplace in Daventry Library

Here's our very cosy Christmas set-up in our Daventry Library... the perfect way to warm you up on a cold December day!

Christmas Book of the Day

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. In this perfect present for anyone who has ever set foot in a hospital, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heartbreaking peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

This is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. (Description from

This book is available to borrow from the Library via the online request form

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas

Christmas Word of the Day


A drink consisting of rum, brandy, or other alcohol mixed with beaten egg, milk, and sugar, traditionally drank at Christmas.

Glasses of Eggnog

Did you know?

Tallest Tree...

The world's tallest Xmas tree at 221ft high was erected in a Washington shopping mall in 1950.

Christmas tree

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