Thursday, December 5, 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Mentor Public Library

The Christmas trees are up. The holiday books are out. We even had our first Deck the Halls Story Time of the season on Tuesday.

We are in the midst of the hap-hap-happiest season of all, and Mentor Library has a bunch of Christmas programs scheduled for between now and the 25th.

So, if you're feeling festive, check out our upcoming programs, and see if we have anything planned that shines your garland or tinsels your tree.

Some of these programs require registration. Click on the link to our online calendar to check.

What: Sparkly Snowflakes
When: 7 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 5 (That's tonight!)
Where: Children's Department at our Main Branch
What: This one's strictly for young'ns, specifically 5- to 12-year-olds. Kids will sip hot cocoa and make a cool craft.

What: Girl Talk -- Tis the Season
When: 6:30 to 8 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 9
Where: Our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch
What: Girl Talk is a quarterly program for girls from fourth through eighth grade that encourages them to discuss important topics. Since its inception, Girl Talk has tackled topics like inner beauty, friendship and cyberbullying.

This time, we're relaxing a bit and enjoying the season. We'll be sharing stories of giving and making gifts for the special people in our lives.

What: Holiday Cookie Exchange
When: 7 to 8:30 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 9
Where: James R. Garfield Room at Mentor Public Library
What: The only thing better than eating holiday sweets? Sharing holiday sweets. Make a batch of your best brownies, cookies or go-to dessert, and share them with other library patrons.

What: Deck the Halls Family Story Time
When: 10 to 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 19
Where: James R. Garfield Room at Mentor Public Library
What: Families can get in the holiday spirit with this special seasonal story time. We'll share holiday stories, rhymes, songs and a simple craft. No registration is necessary.

What: Piney Cone Holiday
When: 7 to 8 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 11
Where: Our Mentor Headlands Branch
What: Kids from first through fifth grade can stop in for a wonderful hour of holiday songs, stories and a beautiful winter craft.

What: Christmas Cookies around the World
When: 7 to 8 p.m., on Monday, Dec. 16
Where: Our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch
What: We'll be sharing treats (and their recipes) from all around the world.

What: Special Christmas Story Time
When: 11 to 11:30 a.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 17
Where: Our Mentor-on-the-Lake Branch
What: Kids from three to 10 years old can join us for a special program with stories, songs and a craft.

What: The Wonderful World of Bubbles
When: 7 to 8 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 17
Where: James R. Garfield Room at Mentor Public Library
What: Ever seen a person inside of a bubble? Want to? See all the wild things the Bubble Lady can do with bubbles at this special program.

What: Holiday Kidshow
When: 7 to 7:45 p.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 18
Where: Our Mentor Headlands Branch
What: Mr. Dennis will perform a special family show with puppets, magic and, of course, comedy.

What: Duct Tape Art -- Holiday Edition
When: 4:30 to 6 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 19
Where: James R. Garfield Room at Mentor Public Library
What: Teens can make Christmas trees and ornaments out of duct tape. We'll provide the tape but you can bring some rolls of your own if you like.

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