Goodrich Memorial Library annual Christmas celebration on December 2

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NEWPORT — For the thirteenth year, the annual Tree Lighting and Open House at the Goodrich Memorial Library will take place next Saturday at 1 p.m.

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The event kicks off with the sounds of the season as the United Church of Newport Hand Bell Choir offers Christmas classics and a sing-along.

Following the bell concert, homemade cookies and drinks will be served and children will be invited to make a Christmas themed craft to take home.

At 4 p.m. Mark Shelton will perform traditional Christmas carols and other seasonal favorites to sing along with.

The Goodrich is at its best during this time of year. Seasonal books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines abound. Every room is ablaze with seasonal splendor in the form of decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands.

Raffle tickets for a handmade “Grand-Mére” doll in her chair, with her knitting basket, will be available for purchase. A selection of warm items, from mittens to toys, created with love by the Knifty Knitters will also be for sale.

All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the library. For information call 334-7902.