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santa-reindeer-gamesSanta at the Library: Reindeer Games!

Santa Claus is coming to the Library! Come and see Santa and a live reindeer! Although Rudolph doesn’t have a shiny nose, he’ll be at the library with Santa and Santa’s sleigh. Take your picture with Santa, see his reindeer and enjoy hot cocoa and snacks in the meeting room. You can make a reindeer craft, play games, and maybe listen to a reindeer story or two. You’re sure to have a HO, HO, HO good time!
Boardman Library, 6 p.m., Tues., Nov. 27
Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Mon., Dec. 10


Santa artA Community Breakfast for All with Santa!

Everyone is invited to have breakfast and take a picture with Santa! Please bring your camera. Proceeds benefit the Springfield Library. You may purchase tickets at the door. For more information, contact Deborah Liptak, Development Director, at 330-740-6086.

9 – 11 a.m., Sat., Dec. 1

Ticket prices are:
Adults – $10
Children – $5
Children under age 2 free

St. Paul’s Catholic Church
10143 Main Street, New Middletown, OH 44442


Lighting of the Village at the Poland Library

Stop by as you’re taking part in the Lighting of the Village on Dec. 1. We will have Christmas crafts, songs and stories. Fun for the whole family. Holiday program.
Poland Library, 5:30-6 p.m., Sat., Dec. 1- Christmas songs and stories
Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Sat., Dec. 1- Christmas crafts


happy kwanzaaKwanzaa Celebration

Happy Kwanzaa! Stop in for this special event that celebrates African heritage and culture. Learn about the “Nguzo Saba” or Seven Core Principles of Kwanzaa. Coloring pages will be available for children and a craft will be provided for teens and adults. Light refreshments will be served. For the whole family.
Michael Kusalaba Library, 4:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 27

Kwanzaa Celebration by the Friends of PLYMC East Committee

Join the East Friends Committee for a Kwanzaa Celebration with Ode Oduma as the guest presenter.
East Library, 1-3 p.m., Dec. 22


Christmas Tree Engineering

Have fun creating different types of Christmas trees using a variety of materials. For school-age children. Holiday program.
Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Sat., Dec. 15


gingerbread houseGingerbread House Holiday Program

Sip hot chocolate and listen to Christmas music while you build and decorate a miniature gingerbread house using graham crackers, icing, gumdrops and more. For children of all ages; children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636, or register at the Poland Library. Holiday program.
Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 13


‘WHO-LIDAY’ Grinch Party

Holiday fun will be a cinch. Just bring your kids to the WHO-LIDAY party starring the Grinch. Oh, what fun this will be! A Dr. Seuss movie we shall see. The library is the place, and activities, craft, and snack will put a smile on your face. For children of all ages. Holiday program.
Canfield Library, 11 a.m., Sat., Dec. 15
Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 11


Christmas treeA 1950s Christmas

Remembering the 1950s – Christmas Department store windows, aluminum trees, Bubble lights, and Mr. Jingeling. Relive the excitement and nostalgia of a 50s Christmas in Northeast Ohio with Laura Loew from Lost in the Past. After the presentation, stay for some beautiful, live holiday music by Stellare Strings, string quartet. You’ll be sure to get into a holiday spirit. For adults.
Canfield Library, 6 p.m., Wed., Dec. 12


Candy Calendar

Visit the Austintown Library every day from Dec. 1-22 for a treat from our Candy Calendar. For children of all ages. Holiday program.
Austintown Library, Library Hours, Dec.


Christmas Craft Party

Join our Christmas crafting party. Make a decoration for yourself or a present to give away. We provide the materials and you make it. For children of all ages; children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Holiday program.
East Library, 4:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 5
Michael Kusalaba Library, 4:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 14


Ugly Sweater Contest @ the Library

Join in the fun to vote for the library staff member wearing the ugliest holiday sweater. One vote per person per day, and your vote enters you into a drawing for a gift certificate prize. Make your vote count all week Dec. 10-15 during Library hours.
Canfield Library, Library Hours, Dec. 10-15
Sebring Library, Library Hours, Dec. 10 – 15


All Aboard!

The Riverside Railroad Club will have a two-day model train display open to the public at the Boardman Library. All families are invited to a special story time at 7 p.m. featuring train stories and a chance to make and wear an engineer’s hat. Come to the family story time on Thurs., Dec. 13, and see a sneak preview of the train display at 7:30 p.m.
Boardman Library, Family Story Time, 7-8 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 13
Boardman Library, Train Display, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Dec. 14
Boardman Library, Train Display, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., Dec.15