Jasper Public Library Staff
We’re excited to have Jasper’s World Tree return this month to Robson Park, across from the Library and Cultural Center. A community gathering place imagined by community members, the World Tree continues a centuries-old tradition of celebrating light during the darkest time of the year.
Throughout the month of December, the people of Jasper and visitors are encouraged to hang ornaments on the World Tree. While brightly lit evergreen foliage might be a reminder of the Christian celebration of Christmas (December 25), the world tree was designed to help celebrate a number of traditions, including the winter solstice (December 21), Kwanzaa (December 26-January 1), Omisoka (December 31), Hanukka (November 28-December 6) and Pancha Ganapati (December 21-25). We encourage everyone to hang an ornament that symbolizes their own winter traditions.
We encourage you to take your time to visit the World Tree. Enjoy a winter picnic or gather around the fire to share stories, food and music. While you’re there, stop by the library and cultural center to warm up. There’s a lot going on in the building in December:
In the hall
Make a childhood vacation dream come true! Choose a mitten from our Santas Anonymous mitt line, purchase the item listed, and deliver the mitt and gift to the library. While you’re at it, grab or leave a good news or encouraging note for someone on the New Seasons Greeting Tree.
Jasper Community Habitat for the Arts
Throughout the month of December, visit “le Hab” on Mondays at 10:30 am for drop-in creativity. On Monday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m., join Jennifer Ottaway and a guest for a one-hour session on book illustration. Support Habitat for the Arts by purchasing a small clay tree made by one of their pottery students or see what’s on sale at The Shelf Shop.
Jasper Artists Guild (JAG)
The Jasper Art Gallery is always worth a visit. Bright colors, gorgeous artwork, and a Zen atmosphere might be just what you need to beat the winter crests. Original local art makes an amazing gift for someone special, and art cards and prints make great stocking stuffers.
French Canadian Association of Jasper (ACFA Jasper)
Maple syrup sale! You are looking for inspiration for your Christmas gifts, I have a good idea for you… MAPLE SYRUP FROM QUEBEC! Two rods for $ 20 available at your regional ACFA office in Jasper. Projects or ideas to share !? Come talk to us about it. Our office is connected to the Library or by phone or text message to 780-852-7476.
Jasper Municipal Library
Local writer Paulette Dubé invites you to celebrate the season of sharing by donating a non-perishable food item to the Food Bank. Complete the sentence “Home is…” or “My home…” on a piece of paper or a post-it (12 words or less), stick it to your donation and bring it to the library in December. Paulette will collect your contributions and build a community poem to share in January.
See you at the World Tree!