Celebrate the holidays at your local library

  • Posted on: 27 November 2018
  • By: Melanie Thornton

Join us this December to celebrate the holidays at the library! Whether it is a story time, a craft night, or live music, we have many programs that will delight the old and young alike. And the best part is that all of them (with the exception of a small supply fee for some), are FREE. 

Tween Time: Gingerbread Houses

December 2  2:00 p.m.

Madison Public Library

Youth ages 9-13 will combine candy, creativity and concentration to create a mini gingerbread house of their own. RSVP appreciated at lblackmon@hmcpl.org


Homeschool Connections- Christmas Ornaments

December 4 1:00 p.m.

Monrovia Public Library

Get your Christmas spirit going as we make a variety of Christmas ornaments.


Holiday Craft Class

December 5 4:00 p.m.

Tillman Hill Public Library of Hazel Green

Registration required. 


Gourd Ornament Painting

December 8 at 10 a.m.

Elizabeth Carpenter Library of New Hope

A fun way to ring in the holiday season! $2 per ornament. Space and gourds are limited so please come by the Elizabeth Carpenter Library of New Hope to make your reservations. Payment is expected upon reservation.


Pictures with Santa

December 8 10:30 a.m.

Tillman Hill Public Library of Hazel Green

Come have your picture taken with Santa. Either use your camera, phone, etc. or purchase a 5x7 print for small fee.


Christmas Concert at the Library

December 8 6:00 p.m.

Downtown Huntsville Library

Join us for the 8th Annual Christmas Concert at the Library featuring the Rocket City Jazz Orchestra and the Strings of Pearl Ensemble. Light refreshments provided by the Downtown Friends of the Library.


Evening to Remember

December 8 6:00 p.m.

Triana Public Library

An evening of dinner and dancing featuring Saxophonist Alex Banks II. Seating is limited.  Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the Triana Public Library.


Wrapper's Delight Gift Wrapping Workshop

December 8 1:00 p.m.

Madison Public Library 

Level up your giftwrapping skills and learn how to make fantastic bows, gift tags, and more. There is a $3 supply fee due at the beginning of the workshop. 


Holiday Recipe Taste and Share

December 10 4:00 p.m.

Tillman Hill Public Library of Hazel Green

Bring a favorite Holiday treat and share recipes.


Holiday Puppet Show

December 10 4:00 p.m.

Eleanor E. Murphy Branch Library

Children of all ages can join our puppet pals for a fun show featuring stories, rhymes, and songs followed by a simple craft.


Polar Express Night

December 11 6:00 p.m.

Tillman D. Hill Public Library of Hazel Green

Join us for a night of fun including stories, games, crafts, and hot chocolate. Pajamas are encouraged!


Holiday Crafts

December 13 4:00 p.m.

Madison Public Library 

Come join us for an evening of holiday themed crafts!  We will make a paper reindeer, cotton ball snowman and a sheet music ornament!


Bailey Cove Holiday Puppet Shows

December 12 9:30 am & 10:30 am

December 13 10:30 a.m.

Bailey Cove Branch Library

Ring in the holidays with a special puppet show!


Cookies with Santa

December 14 6:00 p.m.

Bailey Cove Branch Library

Join Santa for cookies and stories after hours and before bedtime!  This is the Friends of the Library Holiday Fundraiser! Cost $12.00 and may be purchased at the Bailey Cove Front Desk.


Teen Holiday Celebration Party

December 15 1:00 p.m.

Downtown Huntsville Library

Calling all teens! Celebrate the beginning of winter break at our free annual Holiday Celebration. 


Family Ornament Making

December 15 3:00 p.m.

Tillman Hill Public Library of Hazel Green

Bring the whole family to design your own ornaments. No RSVP required, but while supplies last.


Winter Craft: No Sew Penguin Socks!

December 18 4:00 p.m.

Downtown Huntsville Library

Join us and create a penguin themed craft!


Gurley's Children's Holiday Party

December 20 3:30 p.m.

Gurley Public Library

Join us for some holiday fun! Holiday stories, crafts, games, and sweet treats.


Holiday Make & Take

December 20 9:00 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Bailey Cove Branch Library

Drop by the library and make a holiday craft to take home with you!


New Year’s Eve at Noon Tween Event

December 31 11:00 am -12:30 p.m.

Bailey Cove Branch Library

Ring in the New Year early with crafts, games, snacks and a special practice countdown to 2019!


For a complete list of programs, please visit hmcpl.org/events

Stay tuned at the end of week, when we publish our Hanukkah book list.