Winter is On the Way!

Even though Alameda County rarely gets much snow, temperatures are still dropping as the season starts to shift from Fall towards Winter.

Looking for ways to celebrate the coming Winter? Take time to sing together, relax and socialize, enjoy crafting, or listen to a concert. Take a look at a few of the ways to join AC Library this month, both virtual and in-person.

Also, don't forget to check out our Winter Book Match blog, coming December 21st!

 


The below events are already over, but keep your eyes peeled for the next fun event!

Kids Sing-Along and Karaoke: Winter and Christmas

Friday, December 9, 2022   ***   4:00 PM – 4:45 PM   ***   Online event
 

Come and join us for an afternoon filled with fun and singing! Let’s sing along to winter and Christmas songs from the list below. After finishing one song, we’ll vote on which one to sing next. Want to shine in the spotlight? We will also be taking requests to sing solo through the chat during the program. No singing experience necessary!

Winter Wind-down: A Hygge Hang-out

Tuesday, December 13, 2022   ***   1:00 PM – 3:00 PM   ***   Dublin
 

It’s been another long year, and you deserve some quiet time. We've created a homey haven from the winter blues: our hygge hang-out. The Danish concept of hygge (pronounced HYOO-guh) roughly means happiness through all things cozy and comfy. It is also the conviviality that comes from shared activities with friends and family. Come on by with friends, or make new friends, as you relax by our faux fireplace, play a game, work on a puzzle, try a winter craft (as supplies last), and more. Feel free to bring your own knitting or crafting project!

Teen Take and Make Craft - Gingerbread Cork Person

Wednesday, December 14, 2022   ***   All Day   ***   Dublin

Teen Take and Make Crafts for ages 13 and older. This month, celebrate the season by making festive 'gingerbread' people out of cork. While Supplies last!

It's a Wrap!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022   ***   3:30 – 4:30 PM   ***   San Lorenzo

Make your own wrapping paper and gift bags in this creative workshop! Using stamps, wood blocks, and ink we'll create beautiful, decorative gift wrap for you to take home. This in-person program is open to everyone! Seating and materials are limited, please register to reserve your spot.

Kwanzaa Storytime

Thursday, December 15, 2022   ***   11:00 – 11:30 AM   ***   San Lorenzo

Habari Gani! Join us for a special Kwanzaa storytime. We will read books, sing songs, and learn a dance together. A Kwanzaa muhindi (corn) craft will be available to enjoy after. Come celebrate and learn with us. 

Holiday Concert by Daily Beats Band

Saturday, December 17, 2022   ***   1:30 – 3:30 PM   ***   Fremont

The Daily Beats Band will be performing a special free holiday concert at the Fremont Main Library. Come join us for an afternoon full of funky renditions of your holiday favorites and party music.

Winter Concert: Hillside Woodwind + Montecito Brass Ensemble

Saturday, December 17, 2022   ***   2:00 PM – 4:00 PM   ***   Castro Valley
 
The Hillside Woodwind Quintet and the Montecito Brass Ensemble will perform light classics and holiday favorites. We look forward to welcoming folks back for this beloved seasonal concert.

Festive Snow Globes

Thursday, December 22, 2022   ***   4:00 PM – 5:00 PM   ***   San Lorenzo

Make your own snow globe! Join us to design a fun festive winter scene using glass mason jars, snowflakes, glitter, and more. All supplies will be provided. Please register to reserve your spot as seating and materials are limited. This program is designed for kids 5 years+. If you are younger, please register your grown-up. 

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