By WVUA 23 Reporter Alessandra Pontbriand and WVUA

first_imgBy WVUA 23 Reporter Alessandra Pontbriand and WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Savannah BullardIt may not feel like typical December weather, but that did not stop the Tuscaloosa Public Library from getting into the holiday spirit.The library hosted its annual holiday open house Sunday. The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra performed different holiday pieces and University of Alabama Theatre and Dance students performed a live reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.”TPL Executive Director Rick Freemon said this event is a great way to get residents in the holiday spirit.“It’s a nice rallying point,” Freemon said. “It’s the time of year when people are sort of looking to find something to do. Their family is coming back for the holidays. Everyone is sort of gearing up for the excitement.”Activities included getting books signed by local authors and taking a holiday postcard photo at the photo booth. Kids also had the chance to make festive arts and crafts. Attendee Daphne Bowden said she brought her family so they can experience a different type of fun at the library.“It is wonderful,” Bowden said. “It’s the opportunity for the community to see the library sharing and allowing people to come in to mingle together to learn more about reading and how important it is to visit the library for more than just to come in to stop by for just a book or something. But you get a chance to see a movie, share times with the kids.”Freemon said another event like this is in the works for later this month.last_img