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For many adults, the Holiday season can be a time of hair-raising stress.  There are relatives to be wrangled, pies to be baked, trees to be trimmed and endless rounds of wondering if Santa will be able to afford all the right presents.  Let’s not even talk about the shopping situation at The Mall.  Being a grown-up during this merriest of times isn’t always filled with the rosy cheer conjured in the imagination.  Step away from all the madness – even if just for one evening – and spend a moment enjoying the Holiday in the right spirit.  Gather the kids and head off to the St. Matthews branch of the Library for a special (and did I mention free?) evening with A Nutcracker Storytime.

It’s a classic Christmas story that has been depicted and re-created for the imagination in all mediums of enjoyment.  As is tradition in our fair city, the Louisville Ballet continues the tale of whimsy and Holiday fantasy on the stage in a colorful feast for the eyes.  The same joy and wonderment now comes to your local library!  Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th, the Louisville Library will host A Nutcracker Family Storytime at the St. Matthew’s branch at 6:30pm.  A dancer from the Louisville ballet will read the timeless story with Nutcracker inspired activities to follow.  Adding extra magic, one lucky family will receive 4 complimentary tickets to an upcoming performance of the Louisville Ballet’s Nutcracker production.

A dash of Holiday escapism at the Library is an easy way to engage and charm your children without sacrificing any of their precious curiosity in front of the TV.  Treat your family to this special, and yes, free, Holiday delight and enjoy the pleasure of relaxing – just a little – this Christmas season.            

For more information, visit the Nutcracker Storytime event page or call the Main Children’s branch at 574-1620     

Graphic: Courtesy of the Louisville Free Public Library’s website

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I currently spend most of my days sequestered in a dark and secret room projecting IMAX films for an adoring public. In my spare time I read books (a lot) and contemplate ever more devious ways to become a professional Blacksmith. I love words, paper, fashion, trees, Charlie Chaplin, useless knick-knacks and my beloved turquoise 1994 Ford Ranger - Daniel. I totally believe in the Loch Ness Monster. Books are culture; my goal is to tell you a story.

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