:Public library to host book chat session: The public library will host a book chat session Dec. 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. This is an informal monthly readers advisory group where you can hear the latest fiction and non-fiction reviews and share what you are currently reading. Book chats also feature author talk alerts, e-reader demonstrations and staff picks. More information is available from Jaclyn Payne at 978-373-1586, ext. 608.
:Teen programs offered: The Langley-Adams Library in Groveland is offering two teen programs this month. The first, “That’s a Wrap,” is Friday, Dec. 21, at 3 p.m. Children in grades six to 12 are invited to enjoy hot cocoa and wrap presents. The second program is a Coffee House on Dec. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Talented teens are invited, including artists, singers, musicians and poets. For more information contact the library at 978-372-1732 or visit online at langleyadamslib.org.
:Winnkenni Castle ornament is available: Winnekenni Castle’s 2012 handcrafted collectible holiday ornaments are available for purchase at various locations in Haverhill, including the Friends’ Shop at the public library, Haverhill branches of Pentucket Bank and Creative Haverhill’s Holiday retail outlet “TheShops@90Wash,” located at 90 Washington St. These exclusive hand-blown and handcrafted egg ornaments are $12 each and come in a holiday gift sack. This is the fifth ornament in the castle’s ornament series. A limited quantity of “sets of five” featuring one collectible from each year (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012) are available for a special package price of $55 and come in a decorative gift box/sack. A very limited quantity of larger goose egg size ornaments will be available at $20 each and come packaged in a gift box.
:Free holiday meals offered: Somebody Cares New England will hold free holiday meals at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Somebody Cares is at 358 Washington St. To make your free reservation, call 978-912-7626.