It was fitting that the first song harpist Andrea Stern played for an appreciative Royalton audience on Wednesday, Dec. 7 was "In the Bleak Midwinter" by Christina Rossetti. The early darkness, the lack of snow and the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack had cast a somber pall on the day. Andrea lifted our spirits with lovely, almost heavenly music. The staff at Royalton had many requests from patrons to bring Andrea back to the library after her performance last December. The Friends of the Library provided hot cider and holiday cookies which added to the festive mood.