Holiday Events Happening at the Library

Fun and cheer for all ages

The Christian County Library offers opportunities to connect and learn together during the season. Take a break from the hustle and bustle for these holiday-themed programs and opportunities to give back to the community. Tis the season to create memories.

Crafting Class: Gift Wrap Design
Saturday, Nov. 30, 10—11:30 a.m.  Ozark Branch 
Have your presents pop with creative gift-wrapping techniques.

Christmas Movie Trivia
Monday, Dec. 2, 4 – 5 p.m.  Nixa Branch 
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by answering trivia questions loud for all to hear.

Christmas Crafts: Festive Things to Make and Do
Friday, Dec. 6, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Clever Branch 
Delightful festive holiday craft for the entire family? Yes, please.

Santa’s Workshop
Friday, Dec. 6, 2—5 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.—5 p.m.  Ozark Branch 
Santa’s workshop is at the library and children of all ages are invited to shop for gifts. Santa and Ms. Clause will be there for pictures and snacks.
Hosted by the Friends of the Library.

The Art of Acrylics Painting Series
Saturday, Dec. 7, 1:30 – 3 p.m.  Nixa Branch 
Have you ever painted a gingerbread house? How about a clay canvas? Why haven’t you signed up for this program then?

Letters from Father Christmas
Monday, Dec. 9, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Nixa Branch 
Explore the letters written by J.R.R. Tolkien to his children while experiencing other European Christmas traditions.

Health Forum: Blood Donation
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1:30—2:30 p.m.  Clever Branch
Donating blood saves lives. Learn how you can participate with the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.

Cookies and Cocoa
Thursday, Dec. 12, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.  Clever Branch 
Let the library “bake” your day. Decorate your own cookies and warm up at the hot chocolate bar.

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Storytime
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2:30—4 p.m.  Ozark Branch
All the whos in whoville at storytime give a shout, don’t be a Grinch and miss out. Decorate your own cookies while enjoying this holiday classic.

Nutcracker Ballet Food Drive
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2—3 p.m.  Nixa Branch
Enjoy a shortened performance of The Nutcracker Ballet and help the community at the same time!

Polar Express Movie Party
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Ozark Branch
I believe! All aboard the Polar Express.

In Your Community: Homelessness Awareness
Thursday, Dec. 19, 6 –7 p.m.  Clever Branch
During National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week aid in fostering a community of collaboration, advocacy, and prevention of homelessness.

Library Play Day: Snowflake Day
Friday, Dec. 20, 11 a.m.—4 p.m.  Ozark Branch
Brr… it’s cold outside. Warmup with a day of winter activities.

Hugo Kringle’s Coming to Town
Saturday, Dec. 21, 5:30—6:30 p.m.  Ozark Branch
Santa’s younger brother Hugo Kringle will be stopping by to perform holiday songs and tell stories about his older brother Santa Claus.

The Great Snowman Battle
Saturday, Dec. 28, 1 – 3 p.m.  Ozark Branch
Hurry! Build the fort to protect your snowman from snowball attacks.

Coming soon! The cold weather is the best excuse to snuggle up with a good book. Join the 2020 Winter Reading Challenge hosted by Beanstack. At the start of the new year, the entire family can join the fun of logging minutes spent reading or listening to audiobooks throughout the month of January.