Town of Groveland Highlights December Events at Langley-Adams Public Library

GROVELAND — The Town of Groveland and Langley-Adams Public Library Director Darcy Lepore are pleased to share a full slate of programming for children, teens and adults throughout the month of December and the holiday season. 

“Whether you’re all grown up and interested in the history behind a classic Christmas film, a teen who enjoys hot chocolate and books, or a parent whose kids would enjoy a LEGO building club or a chance to make a magic wand during Sparkle Story Time, we have something for you and your family this holiday season,” said Director Lepore. “I hope the entire community will check out our books and our programming.”

Adult Programs

Monday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. – It’s a Wonderful Life: 75 Years with George Bailey

A special holiday program focused on the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life. Hosted by Frank Mandosa, there will be fun facts, behind the scenes info, trivia, video clips and prizes.

“We all know the classic 1946 film that celebrates life and its true meaning. Just in time for the 75th anniversary of its initial release, this behind-the-scenes look at the history, production, and lasting cultural impact of the perennial holiday favorite will leave you feeling sentimental all over again,” Mandosa said.

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Monday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. – The Origin of Christmas and its Emergence over Time

Nichols Village and Langley-Adams Library are pleased to offer a special holiday Zoom event featuring Sean Murphy, a teacher of Irish history, Irish traditional music, and Irish set dance. Since 2007 Sean has taught courses at the Irish Cultural Center of New England, Cape Cod Sons of Erin, Cape Cod Cultural Center, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and at venues on Nantucket.

Just in time for the holidays, Murphy has produced a presentation about the origin of Christmas and its emergence over time into the annual event that is experienced today. Murphy’s presentation details the adoption by Christians of events from the Roman, Celtic, and Nordic traditional winter festivals, and describes developments since then. 

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Teen Programs

Friday, Dec. 17, at 4:30 p.m. – DIY Bunting and Garland Crafting

Use paper from old library books, string, and paper lettering to spell out your name or a festive phrase on a wall hang for your home. Registration is required.

Registration is required. To register, click here

Monday, Dec. 27, at 3:30 p.m. – Young Adult Book Tasting with Hot Cocoa

Youth Services Librarian Jennifer Usovicz will introduce new young adult books and play new young adult audio books for the teens to “taste” while teens enjoy hot cocoa.

No registration is required.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 5 p.m. – Teen Game Night: Scrabble and More
Come challenge each other young adults to games of Scrabble, Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, and more. Games will be provided.

Registration is required. To register, click here

Children’s Programs

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m. – Sparkle Story Time and Wand-Making

For children ages 3 to 8, Sparkle Story Time will feature stories about pink, glitter, and sparkles, and stories featuring Olivia Fairy Princess, Pinkalicious, and Twinkle Think Pink! Supplies will be provided and participants are encouraged to dress up in pink or sparkles!

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2 p.m. – Children’s New Year’s Story Time: Come Make a Noisemaker and Hear Stories!
Youth Services Librarian Jenny Usovicz invites kids to come join children’s storytime and to make New Year’s Eve noise makers using jingle bells, popsicle sticks, and paper plates while listening to New Year’s stories. 

Registration is required. To register, click here.

Friday, Dec. 31, 1:30 p.m. – Drop-in LEGO Program

Come join the drop-in LEGO club and build something fun with LEGOs that will be provided. 

No registration is required.

To learn more about the Langley-Adams Public Library, click here.

Town of Groveland Highlights December Events at Langley-Adams Public Library

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