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Adult Book Discussions!

Volunteens

December 1st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Teens in 6th through 12th grade can come and volunteer their time to help out with various library projects. Please stop by the library for an application form and have it signed by a parent or guardian prior to your first meeting.

Gingerbread House Decorating

December 1st, 6:30pm to 7:15pm
Franklin Avenue Library
We will provide all of the materials to make an amazing gingerbread house fit for an elf. Each family that registers will receive one house to decorate together.

To register for this program, please register the name of one family member to represent your family. Since each family will get their own house, you only need to have one registration spot, no matter how large your group. Registration will begin November 3.

South Side Book Discussion

December 4th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
South Side Library

Join us for a discussion of A Week in Winter, by Maeve Binchy. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book.

Crafty December: Mitten Wreath

December 2nd, 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Central Library

Stop by the children's area to make and take a mitten wreath craft! For preschool-elementary school age students. Parent/Guardian must be present with child, and craft is available while supplies last.

Teens N' Tweens: Holiday Ornaments

December 3rd, 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Central Library

Learn how to create holiday ornaments using CDs and other materials! Sip on hot chocolate, join your friends and use our materials to create your ornaments!

Teen Christmas Cards and Cookies

December 10th, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
South Side Library

Cookies and holiday music will keep teens in good cheer as they create holiday cards for friends and family using colored papers, pencils, markers, rubber stamps and more!

Artsy Kids-Making Ornaments

December 10th, 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Whether you use them to decorate a tree, or just hang them up in your locker, we will be making ornaments out of different types of materials. This program is for kids in 3rd-8th grade and requires preregistration.

Storytime: A Very Merry Rosie Christmas!

December 18th, 10:00am to 10:30am
South Side Library

Here comes Rosie with a Ho, Ho, Ho! After enjoying holiday stories and songs, children will meet Rosie, the friendly reading monster, and receive a holiday treat and take their photos.

Ages 3-6. Treats given while supplies last.

Animals in Winter with Polk County Conservation

December 29th, 1:30pm to 2:15pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Lewis Major from Polk County Conservation will be here to talk about all of the interesting ways animals' bodies adapt to help them survive during the winter.

Around the World New Year's Eve Party

December 30th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library
Celebrate New Year's Eve a little early this year at the Franklin Library. There will be lots of activities from various countries around the world including games, crafts, refreshments, and a countdown to "midnight" at 5:00 p.m. This program is designed for children ages 3-8.