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Midland County Libraries Celebrate the Season

Midland libraries have been busy preparing for their annual Holiday Open House events.
MIDLAND -- Midland libraries have been busy preparing for their annual Holiday Open House events. This year’s family friendly events will include prominent local speakers and the Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale, activities for children, food and festive cheer. This year the libraries will present open house’s at both the Downtown and Centennial locations.

THE MAIN EVENT: On Dec 12 from 4:30 – 6:00 the Downtown Library will be feature a free concert by the Midland Odessa Symphony & Chorale’s Permian Basin String Quartet. Back by popular demand the Children’s Department will present their rollicking interactive story time, 12 Pirate Days of Christmas. Additionally, local scrap-bookers have teamed up to provide children and adults alike the opportunity to flex their creative muscles. Alathea Blischke will guide patrons through scrapbooking stations for each of the major world religion’s winter holiday celebrations. History buff’s can enjoy a Theodore Roosevelt display on loan from Humanities Texas until Dec 21. Small sweets will be available for adults courtesy of Tall City Sweets. Children will have the opportunity to decorate their own cookies. Trinity Headmaster Chip Prehn, County Judge Mike Bradford and community leader Joan Baskin will kick off the celebration.

IN CASE YOU MISS IT: On Dec 14 from 2:00 – 5:00 the Centennial Library will celebrate their Holiday Open House. The Children’s Department will reprise their 12 Pirate Days of Christmas story time, and patrons will have another opportunity to holiday scrapbook under the guidance of Alathea Blischke. Local artist Anna Adair will be painting children’s faces. Don’t miss Midland Community Theater’s display promoting their current show Annie where you can take a picture with Annie’s family, and touch and feel vintage and reconstructed costumes from the 1930’s. Barbeque and Pizza food trucks will have food available for purchase in the library parking lot.



The Midland County Public Libraries continue to set benchmarks for excellence on both a national and state level:

* First and only public library in the country to host multiple world class exhibits.
* First and only library system in the state of Texas to offer Freegal Movies a Netflix style streaming service. (http://midland.freegalmovies.com)
* First and only library in West Texas with a full audio and visual recording studio open to the public
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