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Many BYU sites to remain open during holidays

Although classes at Brigham Young University will conclude just before Christmas, the campus will continue to thrive with many activities and entertainment for students and families during special holiday hours.

The BYU Bookstore will be open Dec. 2 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will be open Dec. 18-21 from 7:50 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After closing on Christmas Day, the Bookstore will be open Dec. 26-29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed Dec. 30. It will resume regular hours Jan. 2.

The Harold B. Lee Library will be open late during finals week Dec. 18-22, and then remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the holidays, during which time all services will be available. The library will be closed Dec. 23-25 and Dec. 30-Jan. 1.

The L. Tom Perry Special Collections in the Lee Library will keep regular hours until the last day of finals, and then will follow the library's holiday schedule. Special Collections on the first level will maintain the exhibit "Remembering World War II: Pearl Harbor and Beyond" until April 2007.

The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, which continues to display "Africa: A Diverse Continent," the Donald G. Cox Wildlife Collection and several other colorful exhibits, will close at 5 p.m. Dec. 7, 8, 13 and 29. The museum will also be closed Dec. 30. The museum is located at 645 E. 1430 North in Provo. Admission is free.

The Museum of Peoples and Cultures, located at 700 N. 100 East in Provo, will maintain regular hours with the exception of Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Current exhibitions include "Seeking the Divine: Ritual, Prayer and Celebration" and "Rise Up From Fragments: Life and Art of the Western Anasazi." Admission to the museum is free, and donations are encouraged.

For more information about campus events during the holiday season, visit the BYU calendar Web site at

Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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