Kids Events, Workshops, Literary Events

Gates Public Library December Events

When: Through Dec. 16

FOOD FOR FINES: Friday, November 16th through Saturday, December 15th, Gates Public Library will forgive $1 in fines for every item received, up to $5. Items accepted include non-perishable food, unopened & unexpired toiletries, soaps, & paper products, gently used or new clothing & household linens. Sorry, charges for lost items and collection services cannot be forgiven.

Ideas and Authors: Monday, December 3, from 7 – 8:30 pm. Book discussion group for adults, on the first Monday of each month. This month we will discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Books are available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance. No registration.

Time For Tots: Wednesday, December 5, 10:15AM. Ages 1 through 5 with a caregiver. Forty minutes of free play with toys, followed by a short story time. No registration.

Autism Panel Discussion: Putting the Pieces Together: Wednesday, December 5, 6:30 – 8:30PM. Join Autism Ambassador, Dalton Letta, when he hosts a panel of individuals with autism, their families, industry providers, and more for a frank discussion on what it is like to live with autism. Guest moderator Senator Joe Robach. Registration required.

Sit, Knit & Stitch: Thursday, December 6, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Bring your own project and enjoy the company of others who enjoy needlecraft like knitting, stitching and crocheting. Beginners to experts are welcome. Bring a snack and beverage if you wish. No registration.

Family Code Night: Thursday, December 6, 7:00 – 8:00PM. Kids in grades 6-12 and their parents will complete a Wonder Woman coding project at their own pace and learn core concepts in coding. No coding experience needed, laptops available if needed. Register as a family or team.

Technology for Seniors: Each month we tackle a new topic related to technology, using tablets or laptops. If you own an electronic device, please bring it with you, otherwise you may borrow one from the library during the class. Registration is required and limited to 3 people. Register online or by calling the library at 247-6446.

Learn to Crochet: Saturday, December 8 from 10:30 – 11:30AM. Adults will learn simple stitching techniques and get you started on crocheting a project. If you need help with something you've already started feel free to bring it with you. Please register.

Winter Holiday Mocktails: Monday, December 10, 7:00 – 8:00PM. Stop in to learn how to make four non-alcoholic drinks that are perfect for the holidays. The recipes are simple, have all of the fun flavors we enjoy during this season, and are guaranteed to be a hit at your winter holiday gatherings. No registration required.

Junior Friends: Tuesday, December 11, 4:00 – 5:00PM. The Junior Friends are library volunteers ages 9 - 16 who meet year-round and help the library with book sales, programs, and decorations, among other fun things. We also get involved with community service activities.

Library Board Meeting: Wednesday, December 12, from 6:00 – 7:00PM. Library Board meetings are open to the public.

Preschool Dance Party: Friday, December 14, 10:00 to 10:30AM. For ages 1-5 with a caregiver. No registration.

House Plants For Your Home: Saturday, December 15, 10:00 – 11:00AM. Karen Klingenberger, life-long gardener and retired Cornell Cooperative Extension Horticulture educator, will discuss conditions for growing tropical plants in your home as well as offering tips for easy propagation to increase and share your plants.

Handmade Holiday Gifts Workshop: Saturday, December 15, 2:00 – 4:00PM. We’ll provide the supplies and directions for making several DIY gifts. We’ll even have a gift wrapping station to wrap your finished product. Hot cocoa, cookies, and holiday music will help get us in the holiday mood. Program is designed for teens and adults, but children may participate with adult supervision. No registration required. While supplies last.

Saturday Baby Story Time: Saturday, December 15, 10:30 – 11:00 AM. For children ages birth through 2 years old, with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and play time. No registration.Saturday Baby Story Time: Saturday, December 15, 10:30 – 11:00 AM. For children ages birth through 2 years old, with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and play time. No registration. # Baby Story Time: Monday, December 17, 9:30 – 10:00 AM. For children ages birth through 2 years old, with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and play time. No registration. # Story Time with Mary Jo: Monday, December 17, 10:15 – 11:00 AM. For ages 2 through 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys are all part of this program. No registration. # Bath Bomb Ornament: Monday, December 17, 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Create a homemade bath bomb made with therapeutic ingredients such as Epsom salts and essential oils, and packed festively for a holiday gift. Registration required. # Creative Writing: Monday, December 17, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. This group provides an opportunity for beginning and experienced writers to share their work and receive feedback and suggestions from fellow writers. # Story Time with Hannah: Tuesday, December 18, 10:15 – 11:00 AM. For ages 2 through 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys in this program. No registration. # Time For Tots: Wednesday, December 19, 10:15 AM. Ages 1 through 5 with a caregiver. Forty minutes of free play with toys, followed by a short story time. No registration. # Children’s Services Focus Group Meeting: Thursday, December 20, 6:30 – 7:30 PM. If you are a Gates resident who has children who participate in Children’s Services' programs please join a focus group meeting of parents and caregivers to aid in our long range planning. A program of children will take place in one room while the adults participate in this meeting. To be involved please contact Hannah at 247-6446. # Story Time Yoga: Friday, December 21, from 10:00 – 10:30 AM. For ages 1 - 5 with a caregiver. Hear stories while stretching and strengthening your body! The stories will inspire children's minds as their bodies are busy supporting them. No registration. UPCOMING: Holiday Closing: Library will be closed all day on Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas. We will reopen at 9AM on Wednesday, December 26. Additionally, we will be closing at 5PM on Monday, December 31 and will be closed all day on Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the New Years. We will reopen at 9AM on Wednesday, January 2.

Baby Story Time: Monday, December 17, 9:30 – 10:00 AM. For children ages birth through 2 years old, with a caregiver. Stories, songs, fingerplays and play time. No registration.

Story Time with Mary Jo: Monday, December 17, 10:15 – 11:00 AM. For ages 2 through 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys are all part of this program. No registration.

Bath Bomb Ornament: Monday, December 17, 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Create a homemade bath bomb made with therapeutic ingredients such as Epsom salts and essential oils, and packed festively for a holiday gift. Registration required.

Creative Writing: Monday, December 17, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. This group provides an opportunity for beginning and experienced writers to share their work and receive feedback and suggestions from fellow writers.

Story Time with Hannah: Tuesday, December 18, 10:15 – 11:00 AM. For ages 2 through 5 with a caregiver. Stories, songs, circle games, snack, fingerplays and toys in this program. No registration.

Time For Tots: Wednesday, December 19, 10:15 AM. Ages 1 through 5 with a caregiver. Forty minutes of free play with toys, followed by a short story time. No registration.

Children’s Services Focus Group Meeting: Thursday, December 20, 6:30 – 7:30 PM. If you are a Gates resident who has children who participate in Children’s Services' programs please join a focus group meeting of parents and caregivers to aid in our long range planning. A program of children will take place in one room while the adults participate in this meeting. To be involved please contact Hannah at 247-6446.

Story Time Yoga: Friday, December 21, from 10:00 – 10:30 AM. For ages 1 - 5 with a caregiver. Hear stories while stretching and strengthening your body! The stories will inspire children's minds as their bodies are busy supporting them. No registration.

UPCOMING:

Holiday Closing: Library will be closed all day on Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas. We will reopen at 9AM on Wednesday, December 26. Additionally, we will be closing at 5PM on Monday, December 31 and will be closed all day on Tuesday, January 1 in observance of the New Years. We will reopen at 9AM on Wednesday, January 2.

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