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DECEMBER EVENTS

Adult Reference: (414) 302-8500

Children's Reference: (414) 302-8502

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Winter Reading Program
Dec. 28-Feb. 28
Track your reading this winter, and you could win prizes! Registration for our winter reading program starts Dec. 28. You can sign up online or in person. In addition to the grand prizes, you can win prizes as you tally your books or minutes read.

Here are the basics: Babies to readers in 5th grade: Every 10 books or 200 minutes read earns an entry into the prize drawing, up to 50 books or 1,000 minutes. Readers in grades 6-12: (Choose this option or the one for adults.) Every 200 minutes read earns you an entry into the prize drawing, up to 1,000 minutes. Readers ages 18 and up: Four books read earns you an entry into the prize drawing. At eight books, get another entry.
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Give the Gift of Warmth
Accepting donations Dec. 1-31
This December donate hats, mittens, gloves and scarves to decorate the library’s Christmas trees. We are accepting donations of all sizes for babies to adults. The library will pass along all collected items to West Allis-West Milwaukee School District’s Community Closets.
 

 

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Books! Live with Katie
Books to Give: Nov. 30-Dec. 4 (Facebook)
Books to Give Live: Dec. 2 at 10am (Facebook Live)
Reading Resolutions: Dec. 30 at 10am (Facebook Live)
December brings more Books! Live with Katie. Join her beginning Nov. 30 for videos of suggestions of books to give, and live on Dec. 2 with general tips for giving great books. Then she will be live again Dec. 30 with reading resolutions. As we look forward to 2021, she’ll help you plan out a year filled with terrific reading!
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Winter Movie Bracket
Dec. 1-30
Looking for a distraction from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Then join us for a winter holiday madness bracket! We’ve selected 32 winter holiday movies, and you’ll have a chance to decide the winner! Brackets will be available in the library starting Nov. 30, and online voting will start Dec 1. We’ll eliminate movies one by one, until the greatest movie is left standing. Stop in the library every week or check online for new brackets. Plus, every time your pick wins, you could win a $10 Kwik Trip gift card. We'll have multiple winners each round.
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Coloring Club from Home
Packets available Dec. 17
Winter-themed coloring packets are available at the adult information desk the third Thursday of each month. Take a packet home, and post your completed works of art on social media before the next coloring club for a chance to win a prize!
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Covid-19 Stories
Ongoing
Share your stories of what life has been like since COVID-19 impacted our community. Share your story and contribute to our community narrative of life during these unique times.
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Morning Meditation
Dec. 11 at 9:30-10am (Facebook Live, Instagram Live)
Join us live on Facebook and on Instagram for simple morning stretches and meditation to get ready for the day.
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Cooped Up Crafts: Take & Make
Dec. 18 at 3pm (Live Virtual Event)
This month we are making a book paper tree. Registration begins Dec. 1. Register online or by calling the reference desk at (414) 302-8500. Pick up your Take & Make kit Dec. 14-18 to participate in our live virtual-crafting event.
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Among Us
Dec. 1 at 4:30-5:30pm (Live Virtual Event)
Join a game with the library! Register to get a Zoom link where we will disclose the game codes and discuss who is the most sus. Register online or by calling the reference desk at (414) 302-8500.
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Monthly Teen Mixer
Dec. 17 at 4:30-5:30pm (Zoom Meetup)
Register to get a teen tasting kit. This month we will be testing out different brands of chocolate chip cookies! Save the kit for the Zoom meetup and discuss cookies. Register online or by calling the reference desk at (414) 302-8500.
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December Scavenger Hunt
Kids can try our latest scavenger hunt looking for wintery items in their neighborhoods. Families who submit pictures to our website by Dec. 31 are entered into a raffle for a prize!
Submit photos starting Dec. 1
 
 
 
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Virtual Snowy Sing-alongs
Dec. 9 and Dec. 23 at 10am (YouTube)
Calling all caretakers and little ones, warm up with familiar songs and rhymes to get moving and beat those winter blahs! Available on our YouTube page.
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A Merry Little Christmas Storytime & Take & Make
Dec. 12 at 10am (YouTube)
Miss Beth will share some of her favorite Christmas stories in this special virtual storytime on our YouTube page. Then pick up Take & Make craft kits, while supplies last, starting Dec. 12.
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Take & Make Sock Gnome
Grades 1-5, Registration required
Register starting Dec. 1 to make your own gnome out of socks! Pickup of Take & Make kits begins Dec. 17. Look for a how-to video on our YouTube page.
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Holiday Closings
The library will be closed these days:
Sunday, Dec. 20
Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25
Sunday, Dec. 27
After 5pm Thursday, Dec. 31
Friday, Jan. 1, 2021
 
 
 
 
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Staying Safe at the Library
The library is open. To keep patrons and staff safe, please keep in mind the following when visiting the library: Visits should be kept to 30 minutes or less. Limited onsite services are available, including browsing and checkout, copier and fax services, and reference services. Masks are required for patrons and library staff. A limited number of public computers are available for use. Computer time is limited to one hour and one login per day. Study rooms are not accessible at this time. Limited seating is available. Toys and coloring supplies have been removed from the Children’s Department. Curbside service continues to be available. For the most up-to-date information, including our hours, visit our website.
 

 

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