Dowling Park Library

Jo Kennon Dowling Park Library

DOWLING PARK — A traveling display on World War I has stopped in Dowling Park.

The Jo Kennon Public Library is currently home to “World War I: Lessons and Legacies,” a display from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Museum of American History. The display looks at the war and its aftermath. It can be seen in the meeting room at the library. Also on display and available for checkout are books on World War I.

Gail Chapman is continuing her popular card making demonstration with expanded times. Chapman will teach those in attendance how to make cards at 10 a.m. Dec. 10, Dec. 16-17 and Dec. 31. All supplies are provided.

On Thursday, County Historian Eric Musgrove will visit the library at noon to continue his History of Suwannee County series. Musgrove will be discussing the history of Branford this month.

On Friday and Monday, patrons may visit the library at 10 a.m. to make and send Christmas cards to veterans. All supplies will be provided.

The library’s discussion group, the Barbershop Chat, returns Dec. 12 and Dec. 26 at 10 a.m. The group provides an opportunity for people to stop by and chit-chat about various topics over coffee and cookies.

Kim Griffin, with the UF/IFAS Suwannee County Extension Office, will lead a food demonstration at 1 p.m. Dec. 12. Griffin will discuss making five meals in less than 30 minutes. As part of the demonstration, Griffin will make and serve jambalaya.

John H. Bell’s one-man version of the “Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens will be featured Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. The show is an annual gift to the community from the Live Oak Artists Guild. Bell, a McAlpin resident, has adapted the tale of the man who invented Christmas for stage performance.

The library’s monthly rock painting party will be held Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. with all the supplies provided.

On Dec. 19, the library will host a Christmas concert from the handbell choir. The choir, which consists of 11 children, will perform at 5 p.m. Cookies and punch will be served following the concert.

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