Upcoming Winter Events at Dexter District Library

Friday, November 27 to Saturday, December 5
DIY Holiday Cards for Teens & Tweens
Get in the holiday spirit with your own card making kit.  Kit includes everything you’ll need to get creative at home including a variety of supplies and design ideas, along with craft materials to make an ornament.  Teens and tweens in grades 5 through 12 may register on our website until November 24.

Thursday, December 10 to Wednesday, December 16
Holiday Decorations Craft Kits
Holiday craft kits for grades K through 5 will be available from December 10 to December 16.  Call from the Library parking lot and we’ll deliver them to our outside table or you can pick them up inside.  Registration is required on our website beginning Monday, November 23.

Saturday, December 12 at 11:00 am
Make a Cricut Shaker Card
Follow along as Mollie teaches you how to make a winter-themed card using your Cricut® machine.  Shaker cards are simple to make and can easily be modified for all occasions.  Registration is required on our website.  Zoom details will be emailed prior to the program.

Tuesday, December 15 at 10:30 am
Winter/Holiday Story Time
Join Ms. Krista on our facebook page for a fun morning of picture books, flannel-board stories, songs, finger plays and other activities celebrating winter and the holidays.  Geared for ages six and under but everyone is welcome.

Thursday, December 17
All Star Readers
All Star Readers Book Club for grades 3 and 4 will meet again on Thursday, December 17 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, November 19. The book we will be discussing is Stargazing by Jen Wang. Books will be available for pick up when you register.  Join us for a lively afternoon with Ms. Krista leading our discussion, everyone is welcome.  A link to our Zoom meeting room and a password will be sent to you prior to December 17.

Friday, December 18 at 11:00 am
Richard Paul’s Ho Ho Holiday Show
Comedy, music, puppets and some holiday magic for the entire family.  Puppets include: Frosty the Snowman, Rodney the Rat and Mrs. Clause.  Songs include Frosty the Snowman, Ho Ho Twist and a funky version of Oh Christmas Tree.  Registration is required on our website, everyone is welcome. 

Saturday, December 19 to Saturday, January 2
Winter Break Activity Bags
Kids of all ages are invited to pick up a bag full of fun crafts and activities to keep them busy during winter break. Bags will be available while supplies last, registration is not required.  Limit five bags per family.

Thursday, December 24
Friday, December 25
Library is Closed

Monday, December 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Let’s Make Tamales!
Join “Fresh Food is Fun” virtually to make authentic Mexican tamales from start to finish.  Recipe and ingredients list will be emailed to participants prior to the class.  Geared for grades 4 through adult but everyone is welcome.  A fun evening for the whole family, registration is required.  Zoom details will be emailed prior to the program.

Wednesday, December 30 at 11:00 am
Winter Music with “The Music Lady”
Bev Meyer “The Music Lady” returns to the Library to present a family fun hour of music, dancing and sing-alongs.  Join us on Zoom as we celebrate the winter months and all the fun experiences we enjoy.  Registration is required on our website.

Thursday, December 31
Friday, January 1
Library is Closed

January 1 through 24
Teen Photo Contest
Local teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to submit a photo for a chance to win a gift card.  Photos will be judged in four categories:  Winter, Dexter, Anything Goes and Library Staffs’ Favorite.  Entrants are limited to one picture in each category.  Complete contest details will be emailed to registered participants.  Photographs will be displayed on the DDL Teen Services webpage and in the Library’s Teen Zone, but full names will not.  Winners will be announced on January 28.

Monday, January 4 through Sunday, January 17
DIY Paint with Tissue Paper
Tweens and teens in grades 6 through 12, get creative with this fun painting project.  Everything you need will be included in your bag for pickup, including supplies, instructions and YouTube links for inspiration.  Instructions for picking up your craft bag will be emailed to registered participants. Registration is Monday, January 4 through Sunday, January 17.  Craft bag pickup is January 20 through 30.

Tuesdays, January 5 to March 2 at 10:30 am
Virtual Winter Story Times
Winter Story Times for ages five and under will be offered on Tuesdays at 10:30 am on our DDL facebook page from January 5 to March 2.  Everyone is welcome to join Ms. Krista for a fun morning of picture, pop-up and interactive books, flannel-board stories, songs, puppets, finger plays and other activities that encourage a love of reading to your child.  Registration is not required. 

Thursday, January 7 to Wednesday, January 13
Retro Crafts Kits
Retro Crafts Kits for grades K through 5 will be available from January 7 to January 13.  Call from the Library parking lot and we’ll deliver them to our outside table or you can pick them up inside.  Registration is required on our website beginning Monday, December 21.

Bi-weekly Thursdays at 11:00 am, January 14 to February 25
Preschool Super Stories
Kids ages five and younger are invited to join Ms Krista this winter on our DDL facebook page every other Thursday at 11:00 am.  We will read a longer picture book and share an activity related to the book.  Everyone is welcome.  Dates:  January 14, January 28, February 11 and February 25

Bi-weekly on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm, January 20 to March 3
Club Create
Kids in grades K through 2 are invited to join us on facebook, every other Wednesday at 4:30 pm beginning January 20.  Ms. Krista will share fun challenges, activities and craft ideas that you can try at home.  She will also highlight a few new chapter books and readers.  Everyone is welcome.  Dates:  January 20, February 3, February 17 and March 3

Thursday, January 21 at 4:30 pm
All Star Readers
All Star Readers Book Club for grades 3 and 4 will meet again on Thursday, January 21 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, December 17. The book we will be discussing is Flora & Ulysses by Kate DeCamillo. Books will be available for pick up when you register.  Join us for a fun, lively afternoon with Ms. Krista leading our discussion, everyone is welcome.  A link to our Zoom meeting room and a password will be sent to you prior to January 21.

Saturday, January 30 from11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cricut® for Beginners
Join us for a repeat of this popular virtual program as we talk about the basic functions of a Cricut® machine and discuss which tools and materials are worth investing in.  A demonstration will be provided and samples of projects will be shared.  Time will be available at the end of the presentation for participants’ questions.  Recommended for grades 6 through adult, registration is required.  Zoom details will be emailed prior to the program. 

Thursday, February 4 to Wednesday, February 10
February Craft Kits
February Craft Kits for grades K through 5 will be available from February 4 to February 10.  Call from the Library parking lot and we’ll deliver them to our outside table or pick them up inside.  Registration is required on our website beginning January 18.

Thursday, February 18
All Star Readers
All Star Readers Book Club for grades 3 and 4 will meet again on Thursday, February 18 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm. Registration is required and begins on Thursday, January 21. The book we will be discussing will be announced.  Books will be available for pick up when you register.  Join us for a fun, lively afternoon with Ms. Krista leading our discussion, everyone is welcome.  A link to our Zoom meeting room and a password will be sent to you prior to February 18.

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