Library’s Mitten Tree Benefits Local Organizations
The Ela Area Public Library is accepting new and “like new” mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for the Library’s annual Mitten Tree. Beginning Sunday, Dec. 1, donations can be placed on the tree located in the Library’s lobby through Jan. 4, 2013. Last year, more than 450 items were distributed to the residents at Mount St. Joseph in Lake Zurich and the Lake County Haven in Libertyville.
This annual program is just one of many meaningful projects run by the Library to benefit the community at large. For more information, contact the Ela Area Public Library at (847) 438-3433.
Ela Area Public Library “Food for Fines” Program Set to Begin Dec. 1
The Ela Area Public Library will once again offer its patrons a chance to trade their current Library fines to support a local food pantry during its popular Food for Fines program in December.
The Library will accept donations of non-perishable boxed or canned food, paper goods and cleaning supplies as payment for current overdue fines December 1-30. Restrictions apply. Please visit www.eapl.org for details and information.
All donations collected will be distributed to families in need. For more information, please call the Library at 847/438-3433.
LZHS’s Jazz Ensemble to Perform at Ela Library
Lake Zurich High School’s Jazz Ensemble will perform Duke Ellington’s nine movement Nutcracker Suite on Monday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Ela Area Public Library.
This concert is sure to be a holiday treat for all-young and old. Originally recorded in 1960, Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite took many of Tchaikovsky’s timeless classics and retooled them for jazz ensemble. Hear the Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed-Pipes),Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy), Volga Vouty (Russian Dance), andArabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance) as well as other movements from the work. Warm refreshments and sweet treats will be served following the performance.
Registration is not required. For more information, call the Library at 847/438-3433.
Holiday Decorating Cents
Rhody Hausauer owner of Window Shopping will demonstrate how easy it is to create a gorgeous holiday home at a fraction of the cost using much of what you may already own on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 7-8 p.m. at the Ela Area Public Library.
Last Minute Holiday Craft Gifts for Teens at Ela Area Public Library
Out of ideas for what to give your friends and family for the holidays? Never fear! Make them anything from candleholders to ornaments in this DIY gift extravaganza. Students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to get into the holiday spirit and create a variety of thoughtful and cool personalized gifts for friends and family on Thursday, Dec. 6 from 4-6 p.m. at the Ela Area Public Library.
The Library will provide all supplies. For more information or to register, visit www.eapl.org.
LZ High School Performs Music of the Season
Returning for their annual holiday performance, the Lake Zurich High School’s BARE Voices bring their energy and enthusiasm to this favorite event as they entertain with songs of the season on Friday, Dec. 7 from 1-2 p.m. at Ela Area Public Library. Enjoy hot, spiced punch following their performance. All ages are invited to attend.