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December 23, 2021
1:00pm - 3:00pm

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All board for this animated Christmas classic.

Get in the holiday spirit by joining us in the Library Auditorium for a special Christmas screening of The Polar Express. Hot cocoa and snacks provided. 

The Polar Express

[Castle Rock Entertainment, 2004; Rated G; Run time: 1 hour, 40 minutes]
This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

Watch The Trailer:

Featured Book: The Polar Express

Book CoverDid you know that the 2004 movie The Polar Express is based on the 1985 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg, who also served as one of the animated movie's executive producers? The Polar Express was the 1986 Caldecott Medal winner, and reading the story together has become a beloved holiday tradition of families.

BOOK SYNOPSIS: A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole. The Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. This is a story for all who believe in the spirit of Christmas and those who treasure the sound of a reindeer’s silver bell.

Check out a copy of The Polar Express from the Library
Check out an ebook copy of The Polar Express through Hoopla Digital with your OCPL library card

Love the music from the movie?

You're in luck! The Polar Express original motion picture soundtrack is just one of over 1000 Christmas albums available through Hoopla. With Hoopla, you get 10 check outs per month. You can download entire albums to your smartphone, tablet, or computer. They stay on your device for one week, and then are automatically return to Hoopla at the end of the 7-day period.

— View all the Christmas music available through Hoopla now

Christmas Music Albums available through Hoopla Digital

Still have a CD player? The Library has over 50 holiday CDs available to check out. 

Take home B. E. Taylor's 1994 "Christmas" album, or Christmas favorites from Bing Crosby, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, the Supremes, the Canadian Brass, and more.  OCPL card holders get to check out CDs for two weeks with the option to renew up to two times if no holds are placed on the materials. 

View all the holiday CDs available at the Library


Happy Holidays!

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