November Fun!

Experience the warmth and joy that comes at this time of year. Families will enjoy sharing special activities together such as virtually visiting Alaska, feasting on books, and even creating a gingerbread house!

Day of the Dead Mini Festival

Virtual Only via
Facebook Live: gbpl.info/FBLV
Thursday, November 4 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Enjoy this popular Mexican tradition with a bilingual story, a creative activity for you to do at home, and a representation of an offering. We will also be paying tribute to a special person from our community who is no longer with us. 
 

Budgeting for the Holidays 

Virtual via Zoom
Thursday, November 4 | 7 pm
 
Follow these tried-and-true techniques for putting aside money and planning your holiday purchases so you don’t feel the pinch in January.
 
 

DIY Cooking: Sweet or
Savory Compound Butter

Facebook Live: gbpl.info/FBLV

Tuesday, November 9 | 7 pm
 
Infuse butter with your favorite sweet or savory ingredients for something really special!
 
 

 

Thanksgiving Family Book Club:

Feast on Books! 
 
Download the activity guide from our website or pick up the kit/guide to enjoy gobblin’ good books and activities with your family at home. 
 

DIY Crafts: Fresh & Festive
Holiday Centerpiece 

Facebook Live: gbpl.info/FBLV
Tuesday, November 23 | 7 pm
 
This festive centerpiece made with fresh greenery and simple supplies will make your holiday table warm and inviting. 
 

Thankfulness Storytime 

Main Library Story Room South
Thursday, 11/18 | 5 pm
 
Ages 3-6. In the spirit of thankfulness, join us for a special storytime.
 


Looking for a great gift for the holidays? Visit Gail’s Sales, almost everything is $1 and $2.



December Fun!


 

Winter Break Kits
Keep kids engaged all winter break with winter-inspired activities.
Pick up kits December 20th - Janaury 2. 
 
 

Digital Holiday Card Design

Friday, December 3 | 4 pm
 
Learn to design a digital holiday card for family and friends.
 
Holiday Posada 
 
Facebook Live: gbpl.info/FBLV
Thursday, December 9 | 6:30 – 7:30 pm
 
In the tradition of posadas, join the Genesis choir of the San Lorenzo Church as it serenades you with popular carols from your home with your loved ones. Then we will have a bilingual story and a dance class. 
 

Brown Bag Lunch Classic Films

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Mondays | 11 am
 
 

STEAM for Grades K-5:
The Snow Games

Virtual via Zoom 
Monday, December 13 | 4 pm

Pick up kits December 6 - December 12
 

Creativity Corner for Grades K-5 

Virtual via Zoom | 4 pm
Tuesday, 12/14 Sock Snowman Craft
 
 

Tinsel Time 

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Tuesday, 12/14 | 10 am
 
Ages 3-6. Celebrate the winter season with songs, stories and fun activities. 
 
 

Winter Family Storytime 

Virtual via Zoom
Monday, December 20 | 10 am
 
This all-ages storytime explores the beginning of winter.
 


Coding Club 

Virtual via Zoom
Monday, December 27 | 4 pm
 
Grades 3+
iSave Santa! Please register!
 

Alaskan Reindeer Farm 

Virtual via Zoom
Monday, December 27 | 1 pm
 
Meet and greet real reindeer on this virtual trip to the tundra of Alaska. 
 
 

Happy Noon Year Party 

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms &
South Elgin Branch
Thursday, December 30 | 11:30 am
 
Best for ages 3-6. Can’t stay up until midnight? Put on your fancy outfit and ring in the New Year early with stories, songs and activities. 
 
 

Art for All Winter Display

December 2021
 
Discover the work of talented local artists. Their artwork will be on display at the Main Library.

Family Holiday 3D Design:Gifts Galore! 
Virtual via Zoom
Saturday, 12/11 | 1 pm
 
Grades 3+ and families. 
 
Link coming soon!
 

December Holidays Family
Book Club: We ALL Celebrate!

Download the activity guide from our website or pick up your kit/guide to enjoy holiday books and activities with your family at home.
 
 

DIY Crafts: Vintage Costume Jewelry 

Facebook Live: gbpl.info/FBLV

Tuesday, December 14 | 7 pm
 
Holiday Tree Repurpose vintage costume jewelry to make this gorgeous holiday decoration.
 
 

Winter Dance Party 

Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Wednesday, December 15 | 6 pm
Thursday, December 16 | 10 am
 
Kids ages 2-6 are invited to move and groove to some favorite wintertime songs and stories.
 
 

Family Gingerbread House Workshop 

Virtual via Zoom
Thursday, December 16 | 6:30 pm
 
Work together as a family to design and create a gingerbread house. Then join us on Zoom for stories and a visit from a very special guest. One kit per family. 
 
 

STEAM for Grades K-5:
Candy Cane Coding 

Virtual via Zoom
Tuesday, December 21 | 4:30 pm

South Elgin Hoffer Room 

Winter Art Class for Preschoolers 
Main Library Sally Lee Rooms
Monday, 12/27 & Tuesday, 12/28 | 10 am
 
Ages 3-6 with a parent or caregiver. A guest artist from the Old Town School of Folk Music will lead a special creative art class. 
 
 

 

 



 

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