Art in the Twain and Atrium Galleries – Jenny Straub Youngblood
The Color of Dreams Jenny
Straub Youngblood explores conflicting qualities
through moments perceived in the mind of the artist as pockets of perfection in
an imperfect world.
a.m. Clifford the Big Red Dog in Christmas Parade The
beloved children’s book character, Clifford the Big Red Dog, will represent Village Lights
Bookstore in the Very Merry Madison Christmas Parade.
a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day This first
Saturday in December marks the fourth annual TYCBD, Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, observed by bookstores from every US state, seven Canadian provinces, England,
Australia, and Germany. More
info at www.takeyourchildtoabookstore.org.
Saturday, December 7,
After the Christmas Parade Clifford the Big Red Dog at Village Lights After
the Christmas parade, and in observation of Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day,Clifford the Big Red Dogwill be at Village Lights
Bookstore for a full hourto
meet and greet his young fans in PAWson.
Saturday, December 14, 1:00 p.m. Live Reading of A
Child’s Christmas in Wales – Jack Ramey Village Lights proudly hosts IUS professor and poet Jack Ramey performing a reading of the
Dylan Thomas classic, A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Warm
cider and cookies for the children.
Saturday,December14, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Live Music in the Twain Room – John Sheckler
your granny’s dulcimer.” Local folk musician John Sheckler will play original and traditional songs with a
seasonal British bent on a mountain lap dulcimer crafted with his own hands.*
Friday, December 20, 6:00 p.m. Freethinkers Book Club Freethinkers
from the region will discuss Religion
without God, by Ronald Dworkin.
Saturday, December 21, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Live Music in the Twain Room – Tom
Cincinnati’s Tom Schneider offers a festive array of
seasonal American Songbook standards, Broadway show tunes, bossa-nova/Latin,
blues, and jazz on the Steinway grand. He’s got the white beard thing going; maybe
he’ll wear his Santa hat.*
Saturday,December21, 3:00 – 5:00
p.m. Live Music in the Twain Room – Jimmy Storms
89-year-old Jimmy Storms, former member of the
Red Skelton Orchestra and backup pianist for Pat Boon, Connie Francis, and Fred
Astaire, plays a wide selection ofold standards on the Steinway
Tuesday, December 24, 11:00 a.m.
Kids’ Fourth Tuesday Storytime
Jill Kelly Koren reads
to young book lovers. Selections are tailored to the ages of the audience. Holiday
stories will be featured. Requests taken! Coffee and tea available for
Tuesday, December 24, 9:00 p.m. “The Night
Before Christmas” by Clement Moore At 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Village Lights will present our annual
on-air reading of A Visit from St. Nicholas and other seasonal literary favorites on WORX, 96.7 FM.
* All music routinely performed
at Village Lights Bookstore is original, in the public domain, or licensed
through the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).