The gift of reading lasts all year long, and the T.L.L Temple Memorial Library in Diboll knows it. They are celebrating the rebirth of the classic movie Mary Poppins. There is a new big screen adaptation, and they have decided to feature the book during an open house. What? There was a book? Yes, there was, and like most movies that are based on books, people will want to read the original writing. The movie comes out on December 19th, and Disney has once again made a classic.

Dan Patrick

Join the library for a jolly holiday open house on Tuesday December 11th, from 10-5pm. You can look at their Christmas Tree's, visit with the staff, and enjoy great food all day long. Keeping with the Mary Poppins theme, they will be giving away copies of the original book while supplies last. Mary Poppins actually turned into a series of books.

There were eight children's book written by British writer P.L. Travers and the first one was published in 1934. These books were still being released by the author until 1988. This was well after the iconic first movie was released by Disney in 1964 with Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. I watched this movie countless times, and never read the books. Looks like it's time.