EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library will usher in the holiday season with its annual Christmas event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10.
The new theme is “The Sounds Christmas” and promises to offer music, fun, and entertainment.
"Join us as we light Christmas trees representing some of the ethnic groups that make up the city," said Cheryl Smith, interim department head of public relations.
In addition, East Chicago military members and veterans who lost their lives while serving will receive special recognition with a dedicated “Patriotic Tree” decorated in red, white and blue and with photographs of local soldiers and veterans of past wars.
Bring in a photograph of your loved one who is in the military or a veteran by Monday to be a part of the “Patriotic Tree.”
Pianist/composer Deborrah Wyndham will perform several seasonal favorites, sharing her own arrangements both traditional and popular in styles ranging from contemporary, classical and jazz to ragtime.
Following her performance, the public is invited to join in “Christmas Karaoke Christmas Caroling.” Neither age nor gender matter, and the more the merrier.
Light refreshments will be served.
The public is also invited to view the library Christmas display in the Templeton Gallery, located in the Main Library, through Jan.10. People are encouraged to take family photos in front of the decorated and lit trees.
Call (219) 397-2453, ext. 33.