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Old Forge Library creates holiday Wish List, Winter Solstice Lantern workshop set for Dec. 15

Weaving Home will offer a Winter Solstice Lantern workshop at the Old Forge Library, 220 Crosby Blvd., on Thursday, December 15 at 4 p.m. The crafting workshop is free and all materials will be provided.

Winter solstice has been celebrated all over the world for thousands of years. It occurs on the shortest day and longest night. Although this is often the first day of winter, it also promises the return of the sun after an extended period of darkness.

Workshop participants can use their lanterns to light up the night on December 21, the shortest day of the year. Organizers said the lanterns will serve as the perfect addition to bring to the library’s Outdoor Winter Solstice Celebration that will be held on the library grounds on December 21 at 4 p.m.

Registration is preferred to ensure enough supplies will be on hand. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, please call  (315) 369-6008 or e-mail


Old Forge Library creates Wish List during holiday season:
Every year the Old Forge Library compiles a Wish List of materials that they hope to add to its col­lection.

Throughout the month of December, all are invited to make a donation to the library as they choose a title from the Wish List. Donations for specific items range from $6  to $50. Library staff said the Wish List is a great way for patrons to ensure that the library is adding the materials they find most valuable. Often people order specifically to honor or remember someone special during the holiday season. A holiday ornament will be added to the Evergreen Tree in the library as a memorial or honorary gift in someone’s name, and a donation label will be added to the donated material.

There is a Wish List binder to browse at the library and the Wish List can also be found on the library’s website: The list includes DVDs, audiobooks, children’s and adult books, and books for the library’s Adirondack Collection. For more information, stop in, call the library at (315) 369-6008, or e-mail

To keep tabs on the library’s upcoming programs and events, visit:

Photo at top: Weaving Home will offer a Winter Solstice Lantern workshop at the Old Forge Library on December 15. Photo provided by Beth Pashley of the Old Forge Library.

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