December Events at the Southbury Public Library

December at Southbury Public Library: Get in the holiday spirit with Berkshire Jazz Orchestra's Holiday Concert on December 8 and Come to the Special Holiday Library Lobby Book Sale

Special Events

Horizon Wings Birds of Prey
Saturday, December 1, 1-2:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

With Mary-Beth Kaeser. Join us to learn about the different categories of birds.  Mary Beth will bring a Bald Eagle, a Raven and a Black Vulture.  Learn their individual stories as well as the characteristics and behaviors of each specie.

Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport & Guide to Exploring Connecticut
Friday, December 7, 1-2:30 pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Join us to hear more about 169 towns and cities in Connecticut. Author, adventurer and historian Martin Podskoch put together an amazing guidebook about Connecticut curiosities and back roads. The book is a collective effort with writers, historians and officials writing about the amazing things in their towns and cities.

Berkshire Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 8, 1-2:30 pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Get ready to listen to some classic holiday songs with a twist with the Berkshire Jazz Orchestra. Some of the popular holiday standards they will play are Winter Wonderland, Chestnuts Roasting by an Open Fire, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Sleigh Ride, Charlie Brown's Christmastime is Here and many other familiar songs.

Adult Book Clubs

For all our book clubs, there is no registration required, new members are always welcome, and copies of this month's book for each club are available at the Circulation Desk!

Mystery Book Club
Monday, December 10, 3pm, Brown Room, NO Registration Required

Reading The Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

Nonfiction Book Club
Wednesday, December 12, 10am, Brown Room, NO Registration Required

Reading The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story by Douglas Preston

Tuesday Night Book Club
Tuesday, December 18, 6:30pm, Brown Room, NO Registration Required

Reading Seven days of Us by Francesca Hornak

What's new upstairs for Children and Teens?

With the holidays here, our December has great programs for kids and teens!

Children's Programs 

Drop-In Storytime with Mrs. M.
Monday December 3, 10, 17, and 31, 10:30am. NO registration required.

All ages are welcome to join in for stories, songs and a craft.

Open House Craft
Every Saturday in December, All Day, Upstairs, No Registration Required

Stop by for a themed paper craft. Do it here or bring it home. While supplies last.

Junior Friends (for Grades 4-12) 
Thursday, December 6, 5:30-7:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

This month is the Junior Friend's Holiday Party; join us for an ugly sweater contest, pizza, and more!

STEAMonday: Candy Cane Science (for Grades 3-5)
Monday, December 10, 4:15-5pm

We're experimenting with some of your holiday favorites.

STEM with Anastasia (Ages 7-11)
Thursday, December 13, 5:30-6:30pm in the Storytime Room, Registration Required

Children ages 7-11 are invited to join Girl Scout Anastasia M. for another evening of inspired inventing and exploring.

Decorate a Gingerbread Cookie (for ages 6-12)
Friday, December 14, 4:15-5pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

Nancy Stuart is back! This time, children ages 6-12 are invited to decorate a gingerbread cookie. Learn how to bake and build your own gingerbread house. 

Munchies & a Movie: A Christmas Story Live(for all ages*)
Friday, December 14, 6-8pm in the Kingsley Room, Registration Required

A new twist on a holiday classic! Everyone is invited to watch the 2017 live version of A Christmas Story. This adaptation is based on Jean Shepherd's book and movie and the recent hit Broadway musical.  This movie is rated PG and runs 2 hours and 13 minutes. Snacks and water provided. *Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Teen Programs

DIY Gifts: Gingerbread Scrub (for Grades 6-12) 
Monday, December 3, 4-4:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required- space is limited

Learn how to make a Gingerbread Body Scrub, perfect for the spa lover in your life (or maybe yourself!). You'll leave with enough scrub for 1 gift and a recipe for more. This scrub is quick, easy, smells great, and is good for your skin.

Junior Friends (for Grades 4-12) 
Thursday, December 6, 5:30-7:30pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required

This month is the Junior Friend's Holiday Party; join us for an ugly sweater contest, pizza, and more!

Anime Club (for Grades 6-12) 
Friday, December 7 and 21, 4:15pm, Storytime Room, Registration Required

Are you obsessed with Japanese culture? Do you devour the latest manga? Tezuka, Ishiguro or Miyazaki ring a bell? Pokemon, Trigun, Naruto? Then why aren't you at the SPL's Anime Club? All newcomers are welcome!

Harry Potter and the Holiday Murder Mystery (for Grades 4-12)
Friday, December 7, 6:30pm, 1st Floor, Registration Required

It's the Holidays at Hogwarts castle and most of the students have gone home for the holiday break. Tonight's the big holiday party, but just after the festivities can begin, someone has gone missing! Is it a simple mix up, or something more sinister? Join us (and help us solve the mystery) for our special Harry Potter Holiday Murder Mystery!

DIY Gifts: Paracord Survival Bracelet (for Grades 6-12) 
Monday, December 10, 4-5pm, Kingsley Room, Registration Required- space is limited

Join us to make a Paracord Survival Bracelet! Paracord bracelets can be worn by any gender, are easy to customize in color, and contain about 8 feet of paracord (also known as parachute cord, a lightweight, strong, and thin nylon rope useful in many situations). You'll leave with one bracelet you made yourself, and instructions for how to make more.  

Writing Club (for Grades 4-7) 
Thursday, December 8, 6:30-7:30pm, Brown Room, Registration Required

Interested in writing? Join us for this supportive group atmosphere. You bring the creativity and we bring the snacks!

DIY Gifts: Brownies in a Jar (for Grades 6-12)
Monday, December 17, 4-4:30pm, Brown Room

Join us to learn how to make a Brownies in a Jar Gift, perfect for the sweets lover in your life (or maybe yourself!). Brownies in a Jar contains all the dry ingredients you need (and instructions) to make a pan of brownies. You'll leave with 1 Brownies in a Jar Gift and a recipe for more. Space is limited. 

Art Gallery

Current Exhibit in the Gloria Cachion Gallery

A Splash of Color by Bruce Clark
December 4 through January 30th 2019 during open hours



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