Local voice artist Dave Gentry will read passages from J.R.R. Tolkein’s novel “The Hobbit” at The Bascom. The readings will include cider and cookies and art activities. The final reading will feature a Hobbit’s feast. Storytimes are 3-4:30 Dec. 8 and 1:30-3 p.m. Dec. 15. All readings will be held in The Bascom’s atrium. For all ages. Admission is free.