Your local library serves many purposes - information source, study hall, computer center, and a great place to borrow books and videos. But ask library staff, and many will say hosting community celebrations is their favorite activity. The biggest festivities of the year are coming in early December, and you are invited to join us for stories, crafts, food, music, movies and plenty of holiday cheer!Holiday in the ValleyFriday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.Valley Ranch LibraryKick-off the holiday season with fun for the whole community. Food, games, entertainers and a visit from Santa Claus highlight the evening's festivities.PosadasSaturday, Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m.East Branch LibraryJoin us for our annual Posadas celebration featuring award-winning author and poet Dr. Carmen Tafolla, a performance by Ballet Folklorico de Dos Tierras, children's crafts and light refreshments.Harry Potter Yule Ball (Teens)Saturday, Dec. 9, 5 p.m.West Irving LibraryAttention Muggles and Wizards! Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for our third annual Harry Potter Yule Ball. Dress as your favorite Harry Potter character or in your best robes. We'll also enjoy refreshments, themed crafts, and a Horcrux Hunt through the library!Flutasia Flute Choir Holiday ConcertMonday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.Valley Ranch LibraryGet into the spirit of the season with this special concert by the community flute choir, Flutasia.Dickens ChristmasFriday, Dec. 15, 7 p.m.South Irving LibraryDon’t be a scrooge --- join us for some literary holiday cheer! In honor of the classic story A Christmas Carol, the Dickens Carolers will perform seasonal favorites as we enjoy treats and create old-fashioned ornaments to live up to any great expectations.
Need some gift wrapping help? Visit Santa's teen helpers when they appear at the following times:
Free Gift WrappingFriday, Dec. 15, 7 - 8:30 p.m.South Irving LibraryTeen volunteers will provide complimentary gift wrapping services to help keep the bah-humbugs at bay. Limit five items per person and while supplies last. Oversized or odd-shaped items cannot be accepted. Boxes are not provided. Please bring your presents ready to wrap!Free Gift WrappingSaturday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.West Irving LibraryTeen volunteers will provide complimentary gift wrapping services to help keep the bah-humbugs at bay. Limit three items per person and while supplies last. Oversized or odd-shaped items cannot be accepted. Boxes are not provided. Please bring your presents ready to wrap!