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(LIST) Here are all December events hosted by Laramie County Library System

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The following is a list of every Laramie County Library System event for the month of December, including branches in Burns and Pine Bluffs.

Dec. 1

Book Babies (10:15–11 a.m.): Join us for a short early literacy class designed just for babies and their caregivers! Enjoy books, songs, lap bounces and rhymes! Afterward, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. (Ages Birth–24 Months; Early Literacy Center)

Friday Matinee – Burns Branch (1–3 p.m.): Come to the Burns Branch Library each Friday to watch a family-friendly film. Feel free to bring your favorite snacks; we’ll provide the popcorn! This day’s showing will be “The Little Mermaid” (2023).

Friday Matinee – Pine Bluffs Branch (1:30–3:30 p.m.): Spend your Friday afternoons at the library watching a family-friendly matinee. Each week will feature a different movie. Bring a favorite snack and enjoy the show! This day’s showing will be “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”

Holiday Minute-to-Win-It – Pine Bluffs Branch (1–5 p.m.): Drop in each week this month to test your skills with some jolly minute-to-win-it games. Complete the challenge in 60 seconds and you will win a cool holiday prize!

Dec. 2

Storytime at the Wyoming State Museum’s Family Day (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.): We’re taking storytime to the museum! Head over to the Wyoming State Museum at 2301 Central Ave. for its Family Day to participate in one of our early literacy storytimes and other fun activities. Visit the Wyoming State Museum’s website to register for the event. This month’s Family Day theme is “I Heart Art.” RSVP is required.

Saturday STEAM (2:30–3:30 p.m.): Children in grades 3–6 can join us each month as we explore a variety of STEAM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) with crafts, games, experiments and more. This month, we’re exploring electricity by making spinning Christmas trees! (Grades 3–6, ages 8-12; Early Literacy Center)

SaturD&D! (3–4:30 p.m.): It’s finally here! Saturday Dungeons & Dragons! What’s Dungeons & Dragons? It’s interactive storytelling at its finest where you’re the hero! Grab your 20-sided dice and your imagination for parts three and four of our Dungeons & Dragons campaign, “The Marring of the Maven of the Mad Stones!” Drop on by with your character sheets, or pick from premade ones, and get ready to experience one of the most popular tabletop RPGs. Our game is dynamic, so no commitment or experience necessary. New and experienced heroes are welcome to join! (Teens; Sage Room)

Genealogy: Beyond the Basics (4–5:30 p.m.): This class will take you beyond the very basics of genealogy research and into some forgotten resources that can tell you about your ancestors. We will discuss how to use print and internet resources to research your ancestors through church, land, immigration and military records as well as newspapers and wills. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Dec. 5

No events on this day.

Dec. 4

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.): Microbes are all around us, and they are making our life better! Yeasts, molds and bacteria have shaped the course of human history and are at the root of many scientific breakthroughs. Learn more by checking out this fascinating banner exhibit. The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition and its companion website. (All Ages; Third Floor)

Play Together (10:15–11 a.m.): Come enjoy a few stories on “Art and Imagination,” then play together with some of our cool art supplies and open-ended art projects! We will have fun prompts on getting the most out of our art play, as well as ideas for how to do art at home. You may want to wear play clothes as it could get messy. (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

Make It Mondays – Burns Branch (1–5 p.m.): Let’s get festive this month with some cozy crafts! On Dec. 4 we will be making Red Robins in Snow. Swing by the library anytime between Dec. 11 and Dec. 15 to make a unique Christmas Card for someone special. Dec. 18 we’ll be crafting Clothes Pin Reindeer ornaments for your tree. Hope to see you there!

Dec. 5

Craftastic Tuesdays – Pine Bluffs Branch (10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.): Get crafty at the library! Make and take home a candy cane reindeer sure to make your Christmas merry and bright.

ArtFest (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.): Enjoy painting, photography, sculpture and more by artists age 60+ at the 24th Annual ArtFest! Art will be for sale, so if you see a piece you like, call 307-635-2435 to arrange a purchase. Presented by Laramie County Senior Services. (All Ages; First Floor)

Tales Together (10:15–10:45 a.m.): Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement and more! (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

Computer Help (2–2:45 p.m.): Visit the library for help navigating your digital devices! From learning to use a mouse to getting acquainted with social media, we’ve got you covered. Please call the library at 307-634-3561 or visit the third floor Ask Here desk to register. More information is available at https://lclsonline.org/services/computercenter/. (Adults; Computer Classroom)

Scott and Tiff Sink Book Signing: 50 States of Great: Road Trip Guide to America (7–8:30 p.m.): Seasoned travelers and outdoor enthusiasts Scott and Tiff Sink will share a customizable formula on how to plan a personalized driving vacation and highlight some of their favorite places in conjunction with the release of their new guidebook “50 States of Great: Road Trip Guide to America.” Book sale and signing before the presentation. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Dec. 6

Ready Readers (10:15–10:45 a.m.): Do you have a preschooler who will be going to kindergarten next year? Come join us! We will be reading books, singing songs, working on fine motor skills and more to help get your child ready to jump into school! This event is meant for preschoolers who will be going into kindergarten in fall 2024. (Ages 4–5; Sage Room)

Tales Together (10:15–10:45 a.m.): Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement and more! (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

Computer Help (11–11:45 a.m.): Visit the library for help navigating your digital devices! From learning to use a mouse to getting acquainted with social media, we’ve got you covered. Please call the library at 307-634-3561 or visit the third-floor Ask Here desk to register. More information is available at https://lclsonline.org/services/computercenter/. RSVP is required. (Adults; Computer Classroom)

Acrylic Paint Ornament Workshop – Pine Bluffs Branch (5:30–7 p.m.): Get your crafty side ready as we acrylic paint on wood slices to create unique ornaments. We will also make a festive felt gnome ornament as we enjoy cookies and hot cocoa! Space is limited to 20 participants, so please sign up at the library or call 307-245-3646 by Dec. 5. (Teens & Adults; Pine Bluffs Branch Library)

Chatting about ChatGPT (6–7 p.m.): ChatGPT was introduced on Nov. 30, 2022. It amassed one million users within five days and a user base of 100 million in two months. Estimates predict that ChatGPT has approximately 25 million daily visitors. By the end of 2023, it is expected that ChatGPT will have over one billion users. Every day there seems to be new stories about artificial intelligence, or AI, generated content. This presentation from longtime STEM educator Dr. Keren Meister-Emerich will help you become informed on the topic. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Dec. 7

Taxpayer Advocate Service: Problem Solving Day (9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.): The Taxpayer Advocate Service, or TAS, will be available throughout the day to educate taxpayers on filing accurate tax returns, provide refund timing information, and inform taxpayers about self-help tools and resources for checking on refund statuses. TAS can also assist individuals and small businesses with tax issues they have not been able to resolve with the IRS. Take advantage of this free service and drop in anytime during the event for personalized, step-by-step guidance. (Adults; Willow Room)

Virtual Tales Together (9:30–10 a.m.): Join us for a live virtual Tales Together via Zoom! During this interactive early literacy class, we will practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement and more! Spots are limited so sign up by clicking the link below to receive an email with the Zoom link. (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Live via Zoom)

Fun for Kids! – Pine Bluffs Branch (10–10:45 a.m.): Join us for an interactive storytime session to promote early literacy through books, songs, puppets, crafts and much more! This week’s theme is “Storyteller’s Favorites.”

Play Together (10:15–11 a.m.): Come enjoy a few stories on Art and Imagination, then play together with some of our cool art supplies and open-ended art projects! We will have fun prompts on getting the most out of our art play, as well as ideas for how to do art at home. You may want to wear play clothes as it could get messy. (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

Adult Craft Night: Holiday Paper Quilling (6–8 p.m.): Join us for an evening of crafting! Learn to make a beautiful holiday creation using only paper and a few simple tools. Adults 18 and over only, please. Spots are limited, so sign up by clicking this link. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Dec. 8

Book Babies (10:15–11 a.m.): Join us for a short early literacy class designed just for babies and their caregivers! Enjoy books, songs, lap bounces and rhymes! Afterward, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. (Ages Birth–24 Months; Early Literacy Center)

Friday Matinee – Burns Branch (1–3 p.m.): Come to the Burns Branch Library each Friday to watch a family-friendly film. Feel free to bring your favorite snacks; we’ll provide the popcorn! This day’s showing will be “Elemental.”

Holiday Minute-to-Win-It – Pine Bluffs Branch (1–5 p.m.): Drop in each week this month to test your skills with some jolly minute-to-win-it games. Complete the challenge in 60 seconds and you will win a cool holiday prize!

Game Day at the Library – Pine Bluffs Branch (1:30–4:30 p.m.): We have the games; you bring the fun! Spend your Friday afternoon with friends, old or new, playing some classic board games or get moving with giant floor games.

Positive Aging: Fiddler on the Roof (1:30–4:30 p.m.): Please join us for the movie adaptation of the Broadway hit “Fiddler on the Roof” (rated G, 1971) starring Chaim Topol, Norma Crane and Leonard Fry. A humble Jewish milkman in a Ukrainian village circa 1910 contends with marrying off three daughters in the face of growing anti-Semitic attitudes. Refreshments and popcorn will be provided. Optional chair yoga at the start of the event and discussion to follow the movie. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Gamers Unite! (3–5 p.m.): Come and play some fun games with friends! We could be brawling with Super Smash Bros. or racing to the finish with Mario Kart. You never know what will happen, but you can always count on a good time! (Teens; Sage Room)

Dec. 9

No events on this day.

Dec. 10

No events on this day.

Dec. 11

Winter Break Binge Bundles (All Day): The weather outside is frightful, so bundle up inside with our Binge Bundles! Choose from a variety of themed bundles containing movies, books and snacks. Pick your bundle from our online list of themes and check out your bundle Dec. 18–19. Reserve your bundle here starting Dec. 11. (Children, Teens & Families; Second Floor Teen Desk)

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.): Microbes are all around us, and they are making our life better! Yeasts, molds and bacteria have shaped the course of human history and are at the root of many scientific breakthroughs. Learn more by checking out this fascinating banner exhibit. The National Library of Medicine produced this exhibition and its companion website. (All Ages; Third Floor)

Make It Mondays – Burns Branch (1–5 p.m.): Let’s get festive this month with some cozy crafts! On Dec. 4 we will be making Red Robins in Snow. Swing by the library any time between Dec. 11 and Dec. 15 to make a unique Christmas Card for someone special. Dec. 18 we’ll be crafting Clothes Pin Reindeer ornaments for your tree. Hope to see you there!

Harnessing Nature: Microbes and Vaccines (7–8:30 p.m.): Throughout human history, microbes have been both friend and foe. Come join Dr. Brittney Waranius, a veterinary epidemiologist with the Wyoming Department of Health, to learn about the fascinating history of vaccines and how viruses and bacteria have helped shape our race against disease. This presentation ties in with our traveling exhibition, “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.” (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Dec. 12

Craftastic Tuesdays – Pine Bluffs Branch (10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.): Get crafty at the library! Make and take home a candy cane reindeer sure to make your Christmas merry and bright.

ArtFest (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.): Enjoy painting, photography, sculpture and more by artists age 60+ at the 24th Annual ArtFest! Art will be for sale, so if you see a piece you like, call 307-635-2435 to arrange a purchase. Presented by Laramie County Senior Services. (All Ages; First Floor)

Tales Together (10:15–10:45 a.m.): Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement and more! (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

Computer Help (2–2:45 p.m.): Visit the library for help navigating your digital devices! From learning to use a mouse to getting acquainted with social media, we’ve got you covered. Please call the library at 307-634-3561 or visit the third floor Ask Here desk to register. More information is available at https://lclsonline.org/services/computercenter/. (Adults; Computer Classroom)

Tween Tasters (6–7 p.m.): Children in grades 3–6 can join us each month for a fun, food-related activity such as food-themed parties, taste-testing challenges, edible science experiments and more. This month we’re making edible Christmas gifts! (Grades 3–6; Early Literacy Center)

Dec. 13

Yoga Together (10:15–10:45 a.m.): Come and experience stories, stretching and fun with a special early literacy class. This month’s theme is “Here Comes Winter!” (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Cottonwood Room)

Computer Help (11–11:45 p.m.): Visit the library for help navigating your digital devices! From learning to use a mouse to getting acquainted with social media, we’ve got you covered. Please call the library at 307-634-3561 or visit the third-floor Ask Here desk to register. More information is available at https://lclsonline.org/services/computercenter/. (Adults; Computer Classroom)

Chair Yoga: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind (1:30–2:30 p.m.): Cheyenne, let’s keep moving! Please join us for gentle Chair Yoga with Toni Brannan from Blossom Yoga Studio every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We will practice yoga while seated or standing for 45 minutes. Afterward, participants are invited to share an inspiring literature-related item: a gratitude, a poignant poem, a favorite quote. Perhaps you would like to share a recipe? All equipment provided. No prior yoga experience needed. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Gift Wrap-Palooza – Pine Bluffs Branch (5:30–6:30 p.m.): Need some time away to wrap those secret gifts? This wrap session is a great time to get away with friends and get some of your gift wrapping done at the same time. Please bring one roll of gift wrap to share and the rest is provided, as well as some yummy refreshments.

Cuentos y Amigos (Spanish Storytime) (6–7 p.m.): Join us for a special Spanish/English storytime in collaboration with CHISPA. Come enjoy special stories, songs, snacks and a craft in Spanish and English! Our theme this month will be “Christmas.”

Presentaremos una hora de cuentos en español. ¡Disfrute de cuentos especiales, canciones, meriendas y manualidades – en español y en inglés! Nuestro tema este mes será “Navidad.”

(Children & Families/niños y familias; Early Literacy Center)

Dec. 14

Virtual Tales Together (9:30–10 a.m.): Join us for a live virtual Tales Together via Zoom! During this interactive early literacy class, we will practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement and more! Spots are limited so sign up by clicking the link below to receive an email with the Zoom link. (Ages 18 Months – 5 Years; Live via Zoom)

Fun for Kids! – Pine Bluffs Branch (10–10:45 a.m.): Join us for an interactive storytime session to promote early literacy through books, songs, puppets, crafts and much more! This week’s theme is “Once Upon a Time.”

Christmas Roll-A-Story Burns Branch (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.): Come on down to the Burns Library for a fun and interactive writing prompt using giant dice!

Ready Readers (10:15–10:45 a.m.): Do you have a preschooler who will be going to kindergarten next year? Come join us! We will be reading books, singing songs, working on fine motor skills and more to help get your child ready to jump into school! This event is meant for preschoolers who will be going into kindergarten in fall 2024. (Ages 4–5; Sage Room)

Tales Together (10:15–10:45 a.m.): Join us for an interactive early literacy class for preschool children and their caregivers. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement and more! (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

Know Your Blood Pressure (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.): Laramie County Library has self-monitored blood pressure kits available to check out! Come speak with a Healthy Heart Ambassador (HHA) from HealthWorks to discuss blood pressure monitoring. If you have your own blood pressure monitoring kit, you may bring it in and HHA personnel can assess fit and function. They will also provide information on chronic disease care management programs that may benefit you and your family. Spanish- and English-speaking ambassador will be on-site.

Adult Craft Night: Marbled Ornaments (6:30–8 p.m.): Let’s get festive and crafty! Come relax with some hot cocoa or cider and let your creativity shine. We’ll learn marbling techniques to create beautiful gift ornaments or something just for you! We’ll provide all the materials and beverages. Adults 18 and over only, please. Spots are limited, so sign up by clicking the link below. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Dec. 15

Book Babies (10:15–11 a.m.): Join us for a short early literacy class designed just for babies and their caregivers! Enjoy books, songs, lap bounces and rhymes! Afterwards, babies can play with our educational toys while caregivers visit. (Ages Birth–24 Months; Early Literacy Center)

Friday Matinee – Burns Branch (1–3 p.m.): Come to the Burns Branch Library each Friday to watch a family-friendly film. Feel free to bring your favorite snacks; we’ll provide the popcorn! This day’s showing will be “Peter Pan & Wendy.”

Friday Matinee – Pine Bluffs Branch (1:30–3:30 p.m.): Spend your Friday afternoons at the library watching a family-friendly matinee. Each week will feature a different movie. Bring a favorite snack and enjoy the show! This day’s showing will be “The Polar Express.”

Holiday Minute-to-Win-It – Pine Bluffs Branch (1–5 p.m.): Drop in each week this month to test your skills with some jolly minute-to-win-it games. Complete the challenge in 60 seconds and you will win a cool holiday prize!

Dec. 16

Yoga Together (10:15–10:45 a.m.): Come and experience stories, stretching and fun with a special early literacy class. This month’s theme is “Here Comes Winter!” (Ages 18 Months–5 Years; Early Literacy Center)

Lunch Bunch Book Club – Pine Bluffs Branch (noon – 1 p.m.): Join us for an exciting discussion of “All the Missing Girls” by Megan Miranda as we enjoy a potluck lunch. Coffee, tea and lemonade provided. For more information, please call the Pine Bluffs Branch Library at 307-245-3646 or visit with staff.

SaturD&D! (3–4:30 p.m.): It’s finally here! Saturday Dungeons & Dragons! What’s Dungeons & Dragons? It’s interactive storytelling at its finest where you’re the hero! Grab your 20-sided dice and your imagination for parts three and four of our Dungeons & Dragons campaign, “The Marring of the Maven of the Mad Stones!” Drop on by with your character sheets, or pick from premade ones, and get ready to experience one of the most popular tabletop RPGs. Our game is dynamic, so no commitment or experience necessary. New and experienced heroes are welcome to join! (Teens; Sage Room)

Dec. 17

No events on this day.

Dec. 18

Make It Mondays – Burns Branch (1–5 p.m.): Let’s get festive this month with some cozy crafts! On Dec. 4 we will be making Red Robins in Snow. Swing by the library anytime between Dec. 11 and Dec. 15 to make a unique Christmas Card for someone special. Dec. 18 we’ll be crafting Clothes Pin Reindeer ornaments for your tree. Hope to see you there!

Winter Break Binge Bundles (All Day): The weather outside is frightful, so bundle up inside with our Binge Bundles! Choose from a variety of themed bundles containing movies, books and snacks. Pick your bundle from our online list of themes and check out your bundle Dec. 18–19. Reserve your bundle here starting Dec. 11. (Children, Teens & Families; Second Floor Teen Desk)

Chillville (10 a.m. to Dec. 22 at 9 p.m.): We know that large events at the library can be overwhelming! We would like to invite children with sensory needs and their families to take advantage of Chillville. This special area will have items such as fidget devices, bubbles, a sound machine and more. Stop by the Ask Here desk on the second floor to ask to use the space, and keep an eye out for Chillville at our large events all year long! In December, this space will be available during the New Year’s at Noon event, as well as during the first week of Winter Break from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22. (Children & Families; Second Floor Study Room)

Who Can I See at the Bird Feeder? (10:15–11 a.m.): Discover our neighborhood birds through story and movement. Make a simple bird feeder to take home and you’ll be able to watch winter birds from your windows! The program is presented in partnership with Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Chapter. Spots are limited, so sign up by clicking the link below. (Grades Pre-K–2; Early Literacy Center)

Getting to Know our Winter Birds (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.): Think like a scientist as you figure out how our birds survive and thrive in winter. Make a simple feeder to take home along with your own homemade bird guide. This program is presented in partnership with Cheyenne-High Plains Audubon Chapter. Spots are limited, so sign up soon. (Grades 3–6; Early Literacy Center)

Make It Mondays – Burns Branch (1–5 p.m.): Let’s get festive this month with some cozy crafts! On Dec. 4 we will be making Red Robins in Snow. Swing by the library any time between Dec. 11 and Dec. 15 to make a unique Christmas Card for someone special. Dec. 18 we’ll be crafting Clothes Pin Reindeer ornaments for your tree. Hope to see you there!

Dec. 19

Winter Break Binge Bundles (All Day): The weather outside is frightful, so bundle up inside with our Binge Bundles! Choose from a variety of themed bundles containing movies, books, and snacks. Pick your bundle from our online list of themes and check out your bundle Dec. 18–19. Reserve your bundle here starting Dec. 11. (Children, Teens & Families; Second Floor Teen Desk)

Chillville (10 a.m. to Dec. 22 at 9 p.m.): We know that large events at the library can be overwhelming! We would like to invite children with sensory needs and their families to take advantage of Chillville. This special area will have items such as fidget devices, bubbles, a sound machine and more. Stop by the Ask Here desk on the second floor to ask to use the space, and keep an eye out for Chillville at our large events all year long! In December, this space will be available during the New Year’s at Noon event, as well as during the first week of Winter Break from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22. (Children & Families; Second Floor Study Room)

Craftastic Tuesdays – Pine Bluffs Branch (10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.): Get crafty at the library! Make and take home a candy cane reindeer sure to make your Christmas merry and bright.

Cartooning and Chill (1–6 p.m.): Put on your warmest jammies, bring in your snuggly-est blanket, and spend your afternoon with Saturday Morning Cartoons! It’s going to be one big party with snacks, trivia and — best of all — classic cartoons! (Teens; Teen Lounge)

Dinner and a Book Club – Burns Branch (5:30–7 p.m.): Please join us for a lively discussion of the book “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. “A heartwarming friendship between a Chinese American boy and a Japanese American girl — both American citizens — whose ethnic backgrounds impact their destinies in drastically different ways during World War II.” Please bring a dish to share for a potluck-style dinner. For more information, please call the Burns Branch Library at 307-547-2249 or visit with staff.

Family Winter Trivia (6–7 p.m.): Join us for an evening of festive winter trivia for the whole family! We’ll also have snacks to keep your brain fueled! (Children & Families; Cottonwood Room)

Book Discussion Group (6–7:30 p.m.): In December we’ll be reading “The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna” by Juliet Grames. This epic tale about Italian immigrants coming to America just before the breakout of World War II explores themes of poverty, assimilation and family. A limited number of books are available; please visit the Third Floor Ask Here desk to check out a copy while supplies last! (Adults; Windflower Room)

Dec. 20

Chillville (10 a.m. to Dec. 22 at 9 p.m.): We know that large events at the library can be overwhelming! We would like to invite children with sensory needs and their families to take advantage of Chillville. This special area will have items such as fidget devices, bubbles, a sound machine and more. Stop by the Ask Here desk on the second floor to ask to use the space, and keep an eye out for Chillville at our large events all year long! In December, this space will be available during the New Year’s at Noon event, as well as during the first week of Winter Break from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22. (Children & Families; Second Floor Study Room)

Craftapalooza (2–4 p.m.): Help us clean out our craft supplies closet! We’ll have all kinds of craft supplies. All you need to bring is your imagination and creativity. What will you make at this year’s Craftapalooza? (Children & Families; Early Literacy Center)

Dec. 21

Chillville (10 a.m. to Dec. 22 at 9 p.m.): We know that large events at the library can be overwhelming! We would like to invite children with sensory needs and their families to take advantage of Chillville. This special area will have items such as fidget devices, bubbles, a sound machine and more. Stop by the Ask Here desk on the second floor to ask to use the space, and keep an eye out for Chillville at our large events all year long! In December, this space will be available during the New Year’s at Noon event, as well as during the first week of Winter Break from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22. (Children & Families; Second Floor Study Room)

Fun for Kids! – Pine Bluffs Branch (10–10:45 a.m.): Join us for an interactive storytime session to promote early literacy through books, songs, puppets, crafts and much more! This week’s theme is “I Love Books!”

Library for All (12:30-2:30 p.m.): Merry Christmas! Let’s get together for some fun Christmas crafts and sweet treats. The library will supply craft materials and treats, but please bring your staff with you. (Adults; Cottonwood Room)

Sit, Stay, READ! Read to a Therapy Dog (4-5 p.m.): Everyone loves to hear a story, even our four-pawed friends! Come in to the library and practice reading aloud to one of our community’s therapy dogs. We know you’ll have a furry good time! This event is presented in partnership with The Alliance of Therapy Dogs. (Grades K–6; Early Literacy Center)

Magical Reindeer Food – Burns Branch (4–6 p.m.): Would you like to help guide Santa’s sleigh to your house Christmas Eve? If so, then we have the perfect thing for you! Come by the Burns Library and make your very own batch of Magical Reindeer Food in the library meeting room. All supplies and instructions included.

Winter Break Paint Night (6–7:30 p.m.): Break away from the Holidays for a little painting time! We will have the canvas and paints, just bring your imagination for an evening of fun and artistry. Warm up with some delicious hot cocoa while you create with your friends! Spots are limited, so sign up by clicking the link below. (Teens; Teen Banquette, Second Floor)

Dec. 22

Chillville (10 a.m. to Dec. 22 at 9 p.m.): We know that large events at the library can be overwhelming! We would like to invite children with sensory needs and their families to take advantage of Chillville. This special area will have items such as fidget devices, bubbles, a sound machine and more. Stop by the Ask Here desk on the second floor to ask to use the space, and keep an eye out for Chillville at our large events all year long! In December, this space will be available during the New Year’s at Noon event, as well as during the first week of Winter Break from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22. (Children & Families; Second Floor Study Room)

Friday Matinee – Burns Branch (1–3 p.m.): Come to the Burns Branch Library each Friday to watch a family-friendly film. Feel free to bring your favorite snacks; we’ll provide the popcorn! This day’s showing will be “The Santa Clause.”

Holiday Minute-to-Win-It – Pine Bluffs Branch (1–5 p.m.): Drop in each week this month to test your skills with some jolly minute-to-win-it games. Complete the challenge in 60 seconds and you will win a cool holiday prize!

Game Day at the Library – Pine Bluffs Branch (1:30–4:30 p.m.): We have the games; you bring the fun! Spend your Friday afternoon with friends, old or new, playing some classic board games or get moving with giant floor games.

Winter Family Crafting (4–5:30 p.m.): Do you like crafts? Come join us and make a fun winter-themed craft that you can keep for yourself or gift to others! (Children & Families; Early Literacy Center)

Dec. 23

No events on this day.

Dec. 24

Library is closed.

Dec. 25

Library is closed.

Dec. 26

Library is closed.

Dec. 27

Chair Yoga: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind (1:30–2:30 p.m.): Cheyenne, let’s keep moving! Please join us for gentle Chair Yoga with Toni Brannan from Blossom Yoga Studio every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We will practice yoga while seated or standing for 45 minutes. Afterward, participants are invited to share an inspiring literature-related item: a gratitude, a poignant poem, a favorite quote. Perhaps you would like to share a recipe? All equipment provided. No prior yoga experience needed. (Adults; Sunflower Room)

Dec. 28

Fun for Kids! – Pine Bluffs Branch (10–10:45 a.m.): Join us for an interactive storytime session to promote early literacy through books, songs, puppets, crafts and much more! This week’s theme is “Holiday Fun.”

Dec. 29

Friday Matinee – Burns Branch (1–3 p.m.): Come to the Burns Branch Library each Friday to watch a family-friendly film. Feel free to bring your favorite snacks; we’ll provide the popcorn! This day’s showing will be “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Christmas Cabin Fever.”

Friday Matinee – Pine Bluffs Branch (1:30–3:30 p.m.): Spend your Friday afternoons at the library watching a family-friendly matinee. Each week will feature a different movie. Bring a favorite snack and enjoy the show! This day’s showing will be “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.”

Holiday Minute-to-Win-It – Pine Bluffs Branch (1–5 p.m.): Drop in each week this month to test your skills with some jolly minute-to-win-it games. Complete the challenge in 60 seconds and you will win a cool holiday prize!

Dec. 30

No events on this day.

Dec. 31

New Year’s at Noon (11 a.m. – 1 p.m.): 5… 4… 3… 2… 1! We are opening up the library early on a Sunday, just to celebrate New Year’s with you! We will have crafts, snacks and games a-plenty leading up to a fantastic balloon drop exactly at noon! (Children, Teens & Families; Cottonwood Room & 2nd Floor)

Chillville (11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.): We know that large events at the library can be overwhelming! We would like to invite children with sensory needs and their families to take advantage of Chillville. This special area will have items such as fidget devices, bubbles, a sound machine and more. Stop by the Ask Here desk on the second floor to ask to use the space, and keep an eye out for Chillville at our large events all year long! In December, this space will be available during the New Year’s at Noon event, as well as during the first week of Winter Break from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22. (Children & Families; Second Floor Study Room)

New Year’s at Noon Sensory Drop (11:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.): Everyone loves New Year’s, except for those who can be overwhelmed by loud sounds and popping balloons. We’ll provide a safe-sound environment for children who want to participate in a fun “drop” without the overload it can create for those with sensory sensitivities! Instead of balloons, we will be dropping shiny crepe paper pieces and bubbles. (Children & Families; Early Literacy Center)


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