The pear trees that our community planted alongside the Westbank Library parking lot seven years ago burst into flame this week in glorious shades of crimson, apricot, and gold, heralding the most colorful change of seasons I have seen in Austin. With hints of cold weather coming, Winter Programming is here. Slow down and enjoy the holiday season with us at the library!
PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES
Ne-e-e-e-ighborhood Gathering: Mini Horses & Cocoa Come join with your neighbors of all ages for a cup of cocoa or coffee in Westbank’s backyard (Saturday, 12/1, 11am-1pm, Westbank). We’ll have a special visit from some mini horses, games, and a fun marshmallow craft.
4th Annual Screening of Elf Everybody’s favorite cotton-headed ninny muggins returns for his fourth showing at Laura’s Library (Saturday, 12/8, 1pm-3:30pm, Laura’s), complete with popcorn and lemonade. Bring your own pillow, blanket, candy corn, and any other Elf-watching essentials you may have.
Seed Bead Ornaments Create beautiful ornaments with papier-mache balls, a bit of glue, and an assortment of colorful seed beads (Tuesday, 12/11, 6pm, Westbank).
Glitter Snow Jars Bring a little mindfulness and calm to the holiday season with a glitter snow jar (Tuesday, 12/18, 6pm-7pm, Westbank).
Storyteller Bernadette Nason: A Christmas Carol Listen as Bernadette Nason shares her rendition of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol (Wednesday, 12/19, 10:30am, Laura’s).
Winter Reading Pick up a winter reading log to track your holiday reading and return the slip at the bottom for a gift card to Jeanne’s Book Store. We love to hear about what you are reading!!
PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
Teen Winterfest The YA Book Club invites teens to share their favorite books from 2018 (Thursday, 12/6, 4:45pm, Laura’s). There will be a discussion of the graphic novel Blankets, plus snacks, music, gifts, and fun. Ugly holiday sweaters optional.
ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS
Gingerbread Cookie Decorating We’ll supply the cookies, icing, and frills; you bring the imagination (Saturday, 12/8, 11am, Laura’s).
Holiday Storytime Our Saturday storytime has a holiday theme (Saturday, 12/15. 12:30pm, Westbank).
Holiday Luminaries Make holiday-themed luminaries at this after-school program (Wednesday, 12/19, 4:30pm, Laura’s).