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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Pioneer Christmas with Charles Ingalls

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Join Charles Ingalls live from The Sheffield Museum of Rural Life in Ontario, to learn about pioneer Christmas traditions!

Charles will discuss Christmas in pioneer times in comparison to modern times, and he will tell an exciting story from his own life. He will also use his fiddle to lead the students in singing some Christmas songs and will teach them some pioneer dancing with live music.

Patrons will: 

  • meet a character from the past
  • hear an exciting story
  • participate in a traditional dance
  • sing Christmas songs
  • develop a deeper understanding of Christmas traditions
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