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This month, enjoy a variety of holiday-themed programs for all ages – from classic movies like White Christmas to Christmas crafts to cookie decorating – across all five Peoria Public Library locations. Use your library card to check out everything from holiday crafting books to our new Binge Box DVD sets, full of holiday favorites.
Peoria Public Library has at least three locations open every day of the week with the exception of December 24 and 25th when the Main Library and all branches will be closed.
Below are some holiday programs you won’t want to miss:
Winter Wonder Express – Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Lincoln Branch
Celebrate the start of the holidays with fun STEM projects, a photo booth and a simulated “train ride” all while listening to the Christmas tale The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. At the end of the program, everyone will take home a complimentary treat! Ages 3 to 5. To register, please call 497-2600.
DIY Holiday Gifts – Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Lakeview Branch
The holidays are coming and with them the gift giving season. Join us to discuss different DIY gifts suitable for all the special people in your life. We will also make an easy-to-replicate gift to take home with you. For adults only.
Sugar Cookie Decorating – Saturday, Dec. 21 from 3 to 5 p.m., McClure Branch
Join us for some sugar cookie decorating while a classic Christmas movie plays in the background. Then enjoy your uniquely decorated treat with some hot cocoa before taking off. All ages welcome while supplies last.
Countdown to Noon – Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Lakeview Branch
Get ready for an exciting party for all the youngsters who can’t stay up until midnight to ring in the New Year! We’ll countdown to noon by dressing up, enjoying snacks, coloring, and taking silly photos in front of our special New Years Eve backdrop. At noon we’ll have a balloon drop and dance to some favorite songs. Your little ones won’t want to miss this special party. Ages 1 to 7.
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