GROVELAND — The Town of Groveland and Langley-Adams Public Library offers a full month of programming for children, teens and adults throughout the month of December and the holiday season. Library Director Darcy Lepore has announced the ongoing events.
“Whether you’re all grown up and interested in the history behind a classic Christmas film, a teen who enjoys hot chocolate and books, or a parent whose kids would enjoy a LEGO building club or a chance to make a magic wand during Sparkle Story Time, we have something for you and your family this holiday season,” said Director Lepore. “I hope the entire community will check out our books and our programming.”
Monday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. – The Origin of Christmas and its Emergence over Time
Nichols Village and Langley-Adams Library offer a special holiday Zoom event featuring Sean Murphy, a teacher of Irish history, Irish traditional music, and Irish set dance. Since 2007 Sean has taught courses at the Irish Cultural Center of New England, Cape Cod Sons of Erin, Cape Cod Cultural Center, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and at venues on Nantucket.
Just in time for the holidays, Murphy has produced a presentation about the origin of Christmas and its emergence over time into the annual event that is experienced today. Murphy’s presentation details the adoption by Christians of events from the Roman, Celtic, and Nordic traditional winter festivals, and describes developments since then.
Registration is required. To register visit, https://langleyadamslib.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/the-origin-of-christmas-and-its-emergence-over-time/
Friday, Dec. 17, at 4:30 p.m. – DIY Bunting and Garland Crafting
Use paper from old library books, string, and paper lettering to spell out your name or a festive phrase on a wall hanging for your home. Registration is required.
Registration is required. To register visit, https://langleyadamslib.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/teen-craft-diy-bunting-garland/
Monday, Dec. 27, at 3:30 p.m. – Young Adult Book Tasting with Hot Cocoa
Youth Services Librarian Jennifer Usovicz will introduce new young adult books and play new young adult audiobooks for the teens to “taste” while teens enjoy hot cocoa.
No registration is required.
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 5 p.m. – Teen Game Night: Scrabble and More
Come challenge each other young adults to games of Scrabble, Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, and more. Games will be provided.
Registration is required. To register visit, https://langleyadamslib.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/teen-games-night-scrabble-other-games-in-collection-wednesday-december-29-at-5pm-registration-required-12-kids-5-wait-list/
Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m. – Sparkle Story Time and Wand-Making
For children ages 3 to 8, Sparkle Story Time will feature stories about pink, glitter, and sparkles, and stories featuring Olivia Fairy Princess, Pinkalicious, and Twinkle Think Pink! Supplies will be provided and participants are encouraged to dress up in pink or sparkles!
Registration is required. To register visit, https://langleyadamslib.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/sparkle-story-time-and-wand-making-ages-3-8/
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m. – Children’s New Year’s Story Time: Come Make a Noisemaker and Hear Stories!
Youth Services Librarian Jenny Usovicz invites kids to come join children’s storytime and to make New Year’s Eve noise makers using jingle bells, popsicle sticks, and paper plates while listening to New Year’s stories.
Registration is required. To register visit, https://langleyadamslib.assabetinteractive.com/calendar/childrens-story-time-making-noise-makers-and-new-year-s-stories/
Friday, Dec. 31, 1:30 p.m. – Drop-in LEGO Program
Come join the drop-in LEGO club and build something fun with LEGOs that will be provided.
No registration is required.
To learn more about the Langley-Adams Public Library visit https://www.langleyadamslib.org/