Holiday Library Events!

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We’ve got so much great programming at each of our 13 libraries this holiday season. Here’s ALL of it just for you. Clicking the name of each event will take you to its listing in our Event Calendar, where you can set up email reminders or subscribe to a feed of related events (visit this page to watch Event Calendar how-to videos).

Jump to December Holiday Events by Week: First | Second | Third | Fourth | Fifth

First Week of December Events (Nov. 28- Dec. 4)

Hi-tech Holiday Gifts
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 12/1/2010
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Description: Are you purchasing an eReader as a gift for someone, or included it on your own wish list? Join us for this informative overview of the Sony Reader ®, Barnes & Noble Nook ® and Amazon Kindle ®.
Library: Williamston (WM)

Holt-Delhi Holiday Open House (All ages)
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 12/1/2010
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
Come in and warm up after Delhi Township Annual Tree Lighting! Enjoy live music, refreshments and a craft activity for children. Sponsored by the Friends of the Holt-Delhi Library.
Library: Holt-Delhi (HO)

Make a Non-traditional holiday centerpiece
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 12/1/2010
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Description:
An expert from VanAtta’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop will demonstrate how to create a unique, non-traditional centerpiece to highlight your holidays. One lucky guest will take home the sample! While supplies last.
Library: South Lansing (SL)

Haslett Holiday Open House (All Ages)
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children, Adults
Date: 12/2/2010
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Description:
From 6-8 pm, enjoy food, fun and fellowship @ your library! Storyteller Jenifer Strauss will present “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” from 6:30-7:15 pm, followed by a special surprise guest to visit with children. Refreshments provided by The Friends of the Library.
Library: Haslett (HA)

Dansville Winter Fest (All ages)
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 12/4/2010
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
Welcome winter with horse and pony rides, a petting zoo, balloon animals, face painting, and refreshments. Held at the Dansville Village Hall. Runs 1-2 pm.
Library: Dansville (DA)
Location: Held at the Village Hall

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Second Week of December Events (Dec. 5 – 11)

Holiday Open House
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 12/5/2010
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
Make a Christmas card with Colleen Redfield and listen to live music provided by the Debbie Fogell Quartet. Refreshments provided. Runs 1-3 pm. Partially sponsored by the Friends of the Stockbridge Library.
Library: Stockbridge (ST)

Leslie Holiday Open House
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children
Date: 12/6/2010
Start Time: 2:30 PM
Description:
2:30-4 pm: Meet live reindeer when they land on the library lawn.
6-8 pm: Enjoy music from harpist Veanna Bordeaux
Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Leslie Library. Runs 2:30-8 pm.
Library: Leslie (LE)

Aurelius Holiday Open House
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 12/6/2010
Start Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
Get into the holiday spirit at the library! Enjoy holiday treats, make a craft and visit the Friends table for information. Runs 3-8 pm. Be sure to visit with our live reindeer from 6:30-8 pm.
Library: Aurelius (AU)

Reindeer Visit (Ages 3-8)*
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): Young Children, Elementary Age Children
Date: 12/6/2010
Start Time: 4:30 PM
Description:
Visit the library for some holiday cheer!  Listen to holiday stories, receive a brown-bag craft to take home, and see live reindeer on Monday, December 6th at 4:30pm.  Registration is required; please call 517-694-9351 ext. 3.  If you have a letter for Santa, make sure to bring it along and add it to the drop box in the lobby of the Township Building.  Letters are being accepted until December 17th, when they will be collected and sent off to Santa.
Library: Holt-Delhi (HO)
Other Information:
*Registration required; call (517) 694-9351 ext. 3

Make Your Own Holiday Door Swag
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 12/6/2010
Start Time: 7:00 PM
Description:
An expert from VanAtta’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop will demonstrate how to create a holiday door swag to highlight your home. One lucky guest will take home the sample!
Library: Okemos (OK)

Make a Traditional Holiday Centerpiece
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): Elementary Age Children
Date: 12/6/2010
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Description:
Our annual event, with everything you need to craft a gingerbread masterpiece.
Library: Williamston (WM)
Other Information:
*Registration required; call (517) 655-1191

Gift giving book talk w/Sarah Redman
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 12/8/2010
Start Time: 1:15 PM
Description:
Sarah Redman, CADL Adult Selection Specialist, will recommend great gift-giving titles for everyone on your list.
Library: Leslie (LE)

Card-making Class
Event Type: Hobbies & Crafts
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens & Tweens, Elementary Age Children
Date: 12/9/2010
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Description:
Adults, teens, and kids in grades 4 & up are invited to create three unique cards during this hands-on class. Materials and instructions provided. Runs 6-8 pm.
Library: Aurelius (AU)

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Third Week of December Events (Dec. 12 – 18)

Paper Making: Holiday Ornaments (Ages 7 & up)
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): Elementary Age Children
Date: 12/12/2010
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
Make holiday ornaments from handmade paper that you create!
Library: Downtown Lansing (DL)

Reindeer at the Library/Webberville Holiday Open House
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children
Date: 12/13/2010
Start Time: 4:00 PM
Description:
Get into the holiday spirit with a special visit from live reindeer. Enjoy stories, crafts, refreshments and more. A great time for the whole family, hosted by the Friends of the Webberville Library. Runs 4-6 pm.
Library: Webberville (WE)

Rooftop Reindeer
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children
Date: 12/13/2010
Start Time: 5:00 PM
Description:
Meet live reindeer outside the Foster Community Center, then come into the library and decorate a cookie to take home. Runs 5-6:30 pm.
Library: Foster (FO)

Folk Music Concert (all ages)
Event Type: Movies‚ Music & Art
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children, Adults
Date: 12/15/2010
Start Time: 6:30 PM
Description:
This family-friendly music series features talented local musicians who have made names for themselves playing in Michigan and across the United States. Seating is on a fist-come basis. Today’s artists call themselves Nervous But Excited. This Michigan-based folk duo consists of Kate Peterson & Sarah Cleaver–two songwriters, two singers, three guitars, a mandolin, a violin, a ukulele, a few harmonicas, dead-on harmony, some vaguely choreographed dancing, an impressive amount of laughter and a glockenspiel.
Library: Okemos (OK)

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Fourth Week of December Events (Dec. 19 – 25)
Okemos Holiday Break Family Films
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children
Date: 12/21, 12/22 (additional dates below)
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
Bring the whole family. Call (517)347-2021
Library: Okemos (OK)

Winter Break Cinema 12/21/2010
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children
Date: 12/21/2010
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
Enjoy favorite family films on our big screen. Today: Why is the Grinch such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who takes matters into her own hands and turns both Whoville and the Grinch’s world upside down in her search for the true meaning of Christmas. Jim Carrey stars in this holiday favorite. (PG)
Library: Downtown Lansing (DL)

Winter Break Cinema 12/23/2010
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children
Date: 12/23/2010
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
Enjoy favorite family films on our big screen. Today: Jim Carrey stars in this 2009 Disney retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (PG)
Library: Downtown Lansing (DL)

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Fifth Week of December Events (Dec. 26 – Jan. 1)

Okemos Holiday Break Family Films
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children
Date: 12/28, 12/29 (additional dates above)
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
Bring the whole family. Call (517)347-2021
Library: Okemos (OK)

Foster Winter Break Activity Days 12/28
Event Type: Families & Kids
Age Group(s): Elementary Age Children
Date: 12/28/2010
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Description:
Drop in anytime from 1-5 pm to play board games.
Library: Foster (FO)

Winter Break Cinema 12/28/2010
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children
Date: 12/28/2010
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
Enjoy favorite family films on our big screen. Today: Woody, Buzz and the other toys are mistakenly delivered to a day-care center instead of the attic right before Andy leaves for college, and it’s up to Woody to convince the other toys that they weren’t abandoned and to return home in part 3 of the Disney trilogy. (G)
Library: Downtown Lansing (DL)

Foster Winter Break Activity Days 12/29/2010
Event Type: Families & Kids
Age Group(s): Elementary Age Children
Date: 12/29/2010
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Description:
Drop in anytime from 1-5 pm and have fun making Lego creations!
Library: Foster (FO)

Foster Winter Break Activity Days 12/30
Event Type: Families & Kids
Age Group(s): Elementary Age Children
Date: 12/30/2010
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Description:
Drop in anytime from 1-5 pm to play board games.
Library: Foster (FO)

Winter Break Cinema 12/30/2010
Event Type: Holidays
Age Group(s): All Ages, All Children
Date: 12/30/2010
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Description:
Enjoy family friendly films on our big screen. Today: A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed. (PG)
Library: Downtown Lansing (DL)

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