Thanksgiving is over and, with only one full day left in November, it's safe to say we have officially entered the Holiday Season! As the weather gets colder and forecasts of snow begin to loom on the horizon, we here at the Lawrence Library have been busy cooking up a fun and festive month of holiday programs for patrons of all ages.
It all kicks off on Friday, December 1st with our annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Visit From Santa! The outdoor celebrations begin at 6:45PM on the front steps of the library; be sure to bundle up it's sure to be chilly. This event is free and open to the public. All we ask is that guests bring a non-perishable food item to donate to PACH to help spread the joy this season!
Then, on Sunday, December 3rd, we have Holiday Music with Wendee Glick and Pamela Hines at 2:00PM. This musical duo will perform many classic holiday favorites as well as newer festive tunes. Light refreshments will be provided, as well as Starbucks coffee.
If you're itching to get crafty, we have a Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House night on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30PM. Materials and refreshments--including hot cocoa!-- will be provided for all adult participants. Teens 13 and older are welcome to join in as well, so long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Speaking of gingerbread houses, the library is hosting our very first Gingerbread House Contest this year! We invite patrons to decorate and bring in their own gingerbread houses anytime before December 9th. Houses can be entered into one of three categories: Children, for ages 12 and under; Teen/Adult, for ages 13 and up; and Families, for anyone who wants to make it into a family endeavor. Each category will have a winner, and all winners will be announced on December 16th.
On Thursday December 14th we're bringing another musical group to the library: A Goodlie Companye. This well-known and well-loved traveling group brings the historic sounds of madrigal music to Massachusetts while also speaking to the history and customs behind the songs. This concert is free and open to the public, and is slated to begin at 7:30PM.
The following week we're celebrating the winter solstice with a Solstice Henna and Tarot Reading program. At 6:00PM on Wednesday, December 20th, both activities will be available for any and all patrons to partake in.
Down in the Children's Room, there's even more fun to be found for the month of December! Here's a list of our Saturday morning programs:
December 2nd: Holiday Card Crafts for Kids
December 9th: Kid Crafting (Ornaments)
December 16th: Cookie Decorating!
December 23rd: Holiday Happenings
December 30th: Welcome, New Year!
Each program is free and open to the public, and will begin at 10:30AM down in the Children's Activity Center. More information about these programs--and any other programs at the Lawrence Library-- can be found online at our website.
Each and every one of us here at the library looks forward to a cozy, safe, and happy holiday season, and we extend those same wishes to all our patrons and their families. Thank you for helping us make our library such a great place for the community; happy holidays, and here's to the upcoming year!