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Winter is Coming: Chill at the Library

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Winter is practically here! These upcoming events will help you beat cabin fever, embrace winter festivities, and keep you and your loved ones thoroughly entertained.

Adults

To Drive the Cold Winter Away: Herbs for Winter Health, Warmth, and Good Cheer
November 27, 6:30-7:30pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Join herbalist Mary Halsted to learn about herbs and teas to promote winter health, warmth, and good cheer.


Chocolate Truffles with Punky Egan
December 4 & December 11, 6:00-7:00pm - Lakeview Library

Punky will demonstrate how quick and easy truffles are to make for the upcoming holidays. The key is using a good quality, dark chocolate for the richest taste. Sample an assortment of flavors. Limited to 14. Registration for December 4 begins Tuesday, November 20. Registration for December 11 begins Tuesday, November 27.


The Art of Crafting Herbal Elixers and Tonics for Winter Health
December 15, 1:00-3:00pm - Lakeview Library

Herbs are wonderful allies for winter health. Join herbalist Linda Convoy for this fun and inspiring program. Linda will share her favorite herbs for winter health, and she will demonstrate ways to transform herbs into tonics and elixirs that help to build health as well as relieve symptoms from common winter ailments. Samples of delicious healing elixirs and tonics will also be shared. Limited to 20. Children 8 and up may attend with a parent. Registration begins December 1.


Families & All Ages

Holiday Designs with Dixie: Create a Festive Gift Box for a Special Present
November 15, 6:00-8:00pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Whether it is homemade cookies, a hand knit scarf or something you buy all gifts are special in a gift box especially decorated by you. Registration required.


Wisconsin Book Festival presents Jan Brett for "The Snowy Nap"
December 1, 10:00-11:00am - Central Library

With over 42 million books in print, Jan Brett’s exquisite art is universally recognized as being among the finest in children’s books today. For over 30 years she has brought the glories of winter to millions of youngsters, their teachers, and parents. The Snowy Nap, a prequel to the all-time classic bestselling picture book, The Hat, stars Hedgie, Brett’s trademark character. Inspired by his friends’ tales of their marvelous past winter adventures, he is determined not to sleep through all the fun again. Hedgie is dazzled by seeing the icy chicken coop sparkling like a palace, the frozen pond shining like a mirror, and the tinkling of sleigh bells. Readers will delight in Brett’s return to the Danish farm on the island of Funen. And Readers will be charmed by her meticulous and detailed illustrations, from the local houses with thatched roofs to the beautiful birch bark flourishes on every page.


Books for Holiday Giving
December 1, 10:00am-3:00pm - Monroe Street Library

A festive sale of books ideal for gift-giving; part of the neighborhood's Holiday Glow on Monroe. Treats, music, free giftwrapping. Enjoy holiday cheer at the library, where books and neighbors come together all year long.


Winter Cardmaking
December 6, 6:30-8:00pm - Sequoya Library

It is easy to forget during this busy time of year to relax enjoy family and friends. Come join me as I help you make two holiday cards for a friend or loved one and a free standing calendar for 2019. Stampin’ UP! demonstrator, Jamie Statz-Paynter will provide all materials and instruction you need to complete these projects. Space is limited so sign up early.


Read & Make: Snow Play
December 10, 2:30-3:30pm - Hawthorne Library

Join us for special early-release (or no school!) stories & making projects for kids in grades K-3! This is pure fun - but also encourages reading skills, problem solving, and hands-on learning. Join us! No registration required.


Sewing with Kids: Winter Gifts
December 10, 3:00-4:00pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Join local artist, Elizabeth White in crafting gifts from recycled felted wool. Participants will be working with yarn and yarn needles to hand sew with simple stitches that a beginner can easily pick up. Elizabeth encourages creativity, innovation, hard work and joy in the process as well as pride in the result whatever it may be. This is an all ages class, kids as young as 8 can participate without an adult, and as young as 4 are likely to be able to go home with a treasure with the help of an adult. Registration begins Nov. 19.


Saturday Family Matinee: Disney's Winnie the Pooh - A Very Merry Pooh Year
December 15, 2:00-4:00pm - Alicia Ashman Library

Ring in the season with Winnie The Pooh in a holiday adventure.


Art of the Picture Book: The Snowy Day
December 21, 10:30-11:15am - Hawthorne Library

Join us for songs, rhymes, and a featured picture book - then stay to make art inspired by the illustrations from the book! This class supports your child’s early literacy skills and creative expression. For children up to age 5. Registration required.


Art of the Picture Book: Snowballs
December 28, 10:30-11:15am - Hawthorne Library

Join us for songs, rhymes, and a featured picture book - then stay to make art inspired by the illustrations from the book! This class supports your child’s early literacy skills and creative expression. For children up to age 5. Registration required.


Super Awesome Yo-Yo Day
January 3, 10:00-11:00am - Alicia Ashman Library

Feeling a little cabin fever? Shake off those end-of-winter-break blahs and enjoy the amazing yo-yo skills of professional yo-yo artist, Mark Hayward. No registration required.


Find these and plenty of other events on our calendar!

November 12, 2018