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Holiday Happenings in Kirkwood

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By: Courtney Flesch on November 18, 2015 Print This Post

Reading Wonderland logo singleWith the Holiday Season upon us there are so many things to do to get prepared, but don’t forget to take a little time to enjoy all the great events happening around Kirkwood. On Saturday, November 21st Kirkwood Public Library is kicking off its third annual Winter Reading Program for Children, Teens and Adults. Starting November 21st you can sign up online to log your reading time to win prizes. Any reading you do from then through January 10th can be counted towards your reading goals. We’ll also have a flurry of fun activities for you to partake in as part of the Kirkwood Holiday Walk. The Friends of the Kirkwood Library will be holding a book sale, and have a children’s holiday gift shop downstairs where they can shop for kid friendly priced items. There will be a hot chocolate bar upstairs in the foyer to create a delicious drink, and the award winning Kirkwood Children’s Chorale will be here at 1 pm with sounds of the season.

Before you stop by the library have a meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the train station starting at 9:30 am. Mrs. Claus will dazzle listeners with her holiday stories starting at 10 am. If you have a letter for Santa be sure to drop it by between 10 am and 2 pm. The Statesmen Singers will be caroling from 11 am – 1pm, and the Lucille Rapp Tumblers and Dancers will perform at 2 pm. If you’re looking to take in the sites of Historic Downtown Kirkwood don’t forget to catch the Holiday Trolley for a free ride between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm.

The Holiday spirit continues at Kirkwood Public Library on Saturday, December 5th when the Dance Society of Kirkwood presents a delightful 30 minute version of the Nutcracker in the Children’s area at 2:30 pm. For Adult craft lovers, or those looking for a fun new hobby, sign up for the “Tis the Season to be Crafty” craft program on December 2nd from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Chelsea Bedley is the Assistant Director of Programs and Youth Services and is currently reading The Story of Diva and Flea by Mo Willems. Visit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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By: Courtney Flesch on November 17, 2015 Print This Post

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By: Courtney Flesch on November 3, 2015 Print This Post

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By: Courtney Flesch on October 29, 2015 Print This Post

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By: Beth von Behren on October 21, 2015 Print This Post

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By: Courtney Flesch on October 7, 2015 Print This Post

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By: Courtney Flesch on September 30, 2015 Print This Post

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By: Beth von Behren on August 25, 2015 Print This Post

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By: Beth von Behren on August 21, 2015 Print This Post

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