Holiday celebrations at the library
MILFORD, PA — The Milford Garden Club will once again be decorating the building for the holidays in anticipation of the traditional tree lighting ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, December 3 at 5 p.m. just outside the public library. An ongoing raffle to benefit library operations for the various Pike County branches is being held now through the drawing on December 12. The prize, an iPad 2, is a perfect gift for someone special or a coveted treasure to keep for yourself. Tickets can be purchased online, in person or by mail at any branch location, and one need not be present to win. Call 570/296-8211 or visit www.pcpl.org.
Winter Solstice celebration
SULLIVAN COUNTY — The Western Sullivan Public Library system is holding teen and adult freeform lantern making workshops in Callicoon, Narrowsburg and Jeffersonville on December 13, 14 and 15 respectively, in addition to a story time version of the workshop for the younger set. The completed lanterns will be carried by participants who gather in Narrowsburg on December 22 for the first “Light in the Dark” solstice celebration, which will include making luminarias, music, short stories and a lighted procession to the bridge with the completed lanterns. Call 845/887-4040.