Fill Your Head and Heart With Jolliness at BPL’s Holly Jolly Holiday

For years now, I’ve intermittently had the song “Silver Bells” pop into my head, uninvited and apropos of nothing, at all times of year. I just go with it, but it’s a lyrical lie, in say, June. It’s Christmas time in the city? No, it isn’t. Soon it will be Christmas day? Not unless your […]

It’s the Most Laserful Time of the Year

We’ve finally reached December 1, and that means members of the “it’s too early for Christmas stuff” crowd now officially have no tree stand to..stand on (they have to get off and put their tree on it). Bring on the music, the lights, the movies, the elves, and, in the case of the library, the […]

‘Tis the Day Before Holly Jolly…

  ‘Tis the day before Holly Jolly, and all through the ‘brary Things are shaping up to be incredibly merry The building’s halls are decked and looking so great Just itching for y’all to come celebrate   For the fourth time, we’re throwing a holiday blowout That you and your family will sure want to […]

A Trifecta of Jolliness

Few holiday franchises make it to a third installment, and even when they do, things can get dicey. Usually, they’re doomed from the start by desperation moves like replacing beloved performers from the originals or bringing in Martin Short to be zany. Try as they might, they more often than not come up lacking in […]

Don’t Sock it to ‘Em This Holiday Season

When I was a kid, I was always baffled when I heard my parents, relatives, and other old people (at the time, “old” was anyone above the age of around 20) talk about how much of a struggle it was for them to come up with Christmas gift ideas for themselves. The idea of not […]

A Sequel to Make Santa Proud

Sequels can be risky. The best of them recapture the magic of the original work while building on it to give us something fresh and fun. Sadly, the majority of them tend to disappoint, be they books, movies, actors, or athletes. Confident we can buck the trend of part two putridity, BPL is going to […]

Oh By Golly, It’s So Holly Jolly!

  If you’re like me*, you may find that you often don’t get fully into the holiday spirit until it’s almost too late. You’ll get your jolliness cranked up to 11 for a couple of days, then it’s all over, leaving you with a useless reservoir of jubilance. In a perfect world, you’d get that […]

Christmas Reading at Christmas Time? Bah, Humbug!

Christmas is almost here, and since I’m a guy who enjoys a jolly good festive activity, I’m taking the opportunity to do a mirthful exercise with library stats. Not that any of us should need much help feeling the Christmas spirit in a society that bludgeons us from all angles with yuletide tidings, but should […]

Holiday Local Authors Program

  Join us Saturday, December 22 at 12 PM for a very special holiday edition of our Local Authors program. A panel consisting of Texas-based authors Liese Sherwood-Fabre, Vicki Batman, Michelle Miles, and Elizabeth Essex will speak about their holiday (and, for some added spice, romance) stories and the writer’s journey. Holiday-style refreshments, including brownies, […]

A Special Christmas Celebration at the Library

Christmas will soon be here, and we have just the thing to get you in the holiday spirit. Everyone is strongly encouraged to join us at the library on Wednesday, December 19, at 7 PM for a fun and heartwarming Christmas program the whole family will enjoy. Our “Special Christmas Celebration” program will be headlined […]


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