Kwanzaa Stories and Celebration
Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Sunday, December 2 ♦ 2 – 4 pm

Learn about the Seven Principles of Kwanzaa and
celebrate with entertainment, music, food and activities.

Featuring Kucha & Baba Tony Storytellers.
Partner: The Elgin Cultural Arts Commission.


Photoshop 101: Xmas Cards
Main Library
Monday, December 3 ♦ 4 – 5 pm

Learn how to use Photoshop to make your own awesome holiday cards.


Music in the Stacks: Five Reed Quartet
Rakow Branch Corridor West
Saturday, December 8 ♦ 2 – 3 pm

The Five Reed Quartet will perform festive tunes and talk about their interesting instruments.

 Celebra con manualidades, cuentos, refrigerios y villancicos con el coro Génesis de la Iglesia Saint Lawrence.
Este programa será en español. No necesita registrarse.


Festival of Lights: Hanukkah Stories, Traditions and Treats
Main Library Meadows Community Rooms
Sunday, December 9 ♦ 2 – 3 pm

Learn about Hanukkah through stories, music, food and the dreidel game. 



Elgin Alive Holiday Movie With Mrs. Claus
Main Library Meadows Community Rooms AB
Tuesday, December 11 @ 6:30 – 8:45 pm

All ages. Come in your pajamas, bring a favorite toy to cuddle and celebrate the holiday season with a showing of the short animated classic The Snowman. Mrs Claus will be on hand to talk about the book before the film. 



Tinsel Time
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms
Thursday, December 13 ♦ 10 – 11 am

Preschoolers. Come out of the cold to sing and dance with Mr. Dave and special guest Mrs. Claus! Mrs. Claus will be available for photos after the show.


Colonial Williamsburg During the Holidays 
South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room
Saturday, December 15 ♦ 2 – 3 pm

See the decorations of the magical Colonial Williamsburg during the holidays and discover how easy it is to add Williamsburg-style touches to your celebrations. Please Register.



Gingerbread House Workshop
South Elgin Branch Hoffer Room
Sunday, December 16 12:30 – 1:30 pm, 2 – 3 pm

Grades K-6. Create a gingerbread house from half-pint milk cartons, graham crackers and sweet treats. Please Register.


Happy Noon Year Party
Main Library - Meadows Community Rooms
Saturday, December 29 @ 11:30 – 12:30 pm
South Elgin Branch - Hoffer Room
Sunday, December 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Rakow - Shales Living Room
Sunday, December 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

 Preschoolers and their caregivers. Can’t stay up until midnight this year? Come ring in the New Year early with fun stories, games, holiday food, and even a little dancing! Don your fancy outfits if you’d like!  Please Register.