Come celebrate the holidays with activities at the Troutman Library
BY DEBBIE PAGE
The Peanuts gang is taking over the library!
Come join the fun at the Charlie Brown Christmas Party on Thursday, December 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. The whole family will enjoy some Charlie Brown Christmas fun, including story time, food, crafts and more!
This special holiday program is sponsored by Troutman Friends of the Library and the Town of Troutman.
The staff also reminds community members that the library will be closed December 24-26 for the Christmas holidays so stock up early on holiday reading!
On Saturday, December 8, the classic “It's A Wonderful Life” will be screened from 2 to 4 p.m. This black and white drama, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed, has an abundance comedic touches to appeal to the whole family.
The film tells the story of a bumbling angel, Clarence, who is sent from Heaven to help George Bailey, a desperately frustrated businessman. Clarence shows George what life would have been like if he had never existed, helping George to see his riches are in his relationships, not in his bank account.
The library will also show Will Ferrell’s zany classic “Elf” on Thursday, December 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. Buddy the Elf, after inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his abnormally large size and discovering that he is adopted, goes to New York City in search of his father and true identity, spreading Christmas cheer to cynical New Yorkers along the way.
The Adult Pinterest Craft Club will create Grapevine Wreaths on Tuesday, December 11, at 5:30 p.m. Crafters will use holiday flowers and embellishments to create their own grapevine masterpiece to welcome everyone for the season.
Registration is required for this activity, so please sign up at the front desk.
The Themes & Treats Book Club will have its annual Christmas party on Wednesday, December 12, at 5:30 p.m. Members will celebrate the holidays Iceland-style with Jolabokaflod, the Icelandic tradition of sharing books around the holiday season.
The club has put its own twist on this tradition and will discuss books recommended by other group members. If you missed the last meeting, join the group anyway for Starbucks coffee and treats at the party and pick up some new titles for your holiday vacation!
KIDS AND TEENS
Students can give back at a service hours opportunity to make cards for military members on Tuesday, December 18, at 4 p.m. Students can reach out and make a connection this holiday season by writing a letter to an active military person to help make him or her feel appreciated and special.
At the December 3 Maker Monday, kids and teens can enjoy LEGOs & Goldie Blox time and use their preferred tool to make their imaginations soar.
Homework Help is available on Thursday, December 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, December 8 and 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. Need a little extra help with your homework? Make an appointment to work with one of the library’s volunteer teen tutors, all free of charge.
Teens can create Mason Jar lid ornaments on Thursday, December 6, at 4 p.m. Teens can get creative making fanciful Christmas tree ornaments and holiday greeting cards and celebrate the season with DIY gifts!
On Monday, December 10, at 4 p.m., kids and teens can create snowflake ornaments. These winter-themed tree ornaments, made of Popsicle sticks and glitter, will brighten any Christmas tree.
At the December 7 Maker Monday, crafters can fashion tissue paper trees at 4 p.m. These upcycled tissue paper ornaments will make great gifts too!
The last Maker Monday of the year on December 31 at 4 p.m. will focus on creating noisemakers to welcome the New Year to bring 2019 in with a bang.
On Tuesdays (December 11, 18), toddlers will enjoy the Morning Movers Storytime from 11 a.m to noon. Join the wiggly group for songs, rhymes, stories, and sensory play! This program is geared toward ages 3 and under.
The Preschool Storytime on Fridays (December 7, 14, 21, 28) from 11 a.m. to noon celebrates the end of the week with stories, songs, and crafts to entertain and engage kids who are age 5 and under.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information on any program, call (704) 528-2682 or visit the library’s front desk at 215 West Church Street.