November 12, 2018

december 2018 events

Gingerbread Storytime and Decorating!

Saturday, December 8th  – 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm

Run, run as fast as you can!  We are reading sweet and delicious stories about gingerbread boys and girls followed by cookie decorating.  Please note: there is a $5 registration fee for this event and space is limited.

Registration required. Event sign ups begin at 10am on Thursday, November 15th.

$5 fee per child.


Hanukkah Storytime!

Sunday, December 9th – 2 pm

Local author Laurel Snyder will be our guest reader for this year’s Hanukkah storytime! Whether you celebrate the holiday yourself or just want to learn more, this is a storytime designed for ALL children.

Registration required. Event sign ups begin at 10am on Thursday, November 15th.

There is no fee for this event.

Amy Schimler-Safford Illustrator Event!

Tuesday, December 11th  – 11 am

Join us for our regular Tuesday storytime with very, very special guest Amy Schimler-Safford!!! Her newest book is Inky’s Amazing Escape, written by Sy Montgomery. Her work, which can be viewed here, is impressive and spectacular.

Here’s more about the book, which has a pretty cool backstory:

Inky had been at the New Zealand aquarium since 2014 after being taken in by a fisherman who found him at sea. Inky had been getting used to his new environment, but the staff quickly figured out that he had to be kept amused or he would get bored. Then one night in 2016 Inky, about the size of a basketball, decided he’d had enough. He slithered eight feet across the floor and down a drainpipe more than 160 feet long to his home in the sea.

Storytime with the Grinch!

Thursday, December 13th  – 7 pm

Everyone’s favorite Christmas curmudgeon is coming to town-let’s hope his heart grows 3 sizes that day!

Registration is not required.




Polar Express Storytime and Visit with Santa Claus!

Saturday, December 15th  – 11 am and 1 pm

All Aboard The Polar Express!  While sipping hot chocolate, we’ll read the holiday classic about a young boy who learns the spirit of the season on a fantastical journey to the North Pole.  We’ll follow it up with a visit from the one and only man in the red suit!

Registration required. Event sign ups begin at 10am on Thursday, November 15th.

$5 fee per child.


Barbara Brown Taylor Author Event!

Sunday, December 16th  – 4 pm – at the Decatur Library

New York Times bestselling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest Barbara Brown Taylor brings her debut picture book, Home by Another Way: A Christmas Story to the Decatur Library.  The story of the three wise men following a star to a most glorious sight, Home by Another Way is the perfect book to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday.


Mother Bruce Storytime and Visit!

Saturday, December 22nd  – 3 pm

Everyone’s second favorite Christmas curmudgeon is at the shop with his newest tale Santa Bruce– when Mother Bruce faces another case of mistaken identity will he be able to grant everyone’s holiday wishes?  Will he even want to?

Registration is not required.



The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Sunday, December 23rd – 1 pm and 3 pm

Come meet SANTA and hear him read The Night Before Christmas! We know it’s the night BEFORE the night before…but it’s just as magical.

Registration required. Event sign ups begin at 10am on Thursday, November 15th.

$5 fee per child.



Holiday Hours

Monday, December 24th  – Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25th – Closed

Wednesday, December 26th – Closed

Monday, December 31st – Closed

Tuesday, January 1st – Closed

Wednesday, January 2nd – Closed

Events from earlier this month

Annual Ornament Workshop with special guest Tony DiTerlizzi!

Sunday, December 2nd  – 1 pm

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting!

Thursday, December 6th  – 7 pm


Peter Brown Author Event!

Friday, December 7th  – 7 pm