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Free Christmas events at South Gloucestershire libraries

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Published: 15/12/2014


Once again libraries across South Gloucestershire are getting into the festive spirit during December and the Christmas holidays with a fun-filled programme of free activities.

Most events are aimed at children (suitable for four to 10-year-olds unless otherwise stated) others are for the whole family to enjoy together.

Events include:

Monday 15 December
Stories around the tree
Hanham Library, 5pm to 6pm
Festive stories around the Christmas tree for children aged five to nine-years-old. Places are limited so booking is essential, contact the library for further details.

 

Tuesday 16 December
Stories around the tree
Kingswood Library, 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Festive stories around the Christmas tree for four to nine-year-olds. Bring your teddy bear and wear your pyjamas.

 

Saturday 20 December
Penguins and polar bears
Downend Library, 10am to 11.30am
Crafts and activities with a snowy theme.

Festive fun
Thornbury Library, 11am to 12pm
Drop in to make Christmas cards and decorations.

Stories round the Christmas tree
Winterbourne Library, 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Festive stories around the Christmas tree, crafts and refreshments. Most suitable for two to eight-year-olds accompanied by a parent or carer.

 

Monday 22 December
Yule have fun
Bradley Stoke Library, 10.30am to 12pm
Seasonal crafts.

Jingle all the way
Cadbury Heath Library, 10.30am to 11.30am
Make your own decorations.

Christmas craft drop-in delights
Filton Library, 10.30am to 12pm
Make your own cards, tree decorations and other Christmas crafts.

Bedtime stories
Cadbury Heath Library, 6pm to 6.45pm
Around the tree Christmas special – join in our festive stories, songs and crafts around the Christmas tree. Festive fun for the whole family, everybody is welcome.

 

Tuesday 23 December
Jingle all the way
Patchway Library, 10am to 11.30am
Christmas crafts.

Help yourself crafts
Winterbourne Library, 2pm to 4pm
Help yourself crafts in the children’s library – using up materials from craft sessions from throughout 2014. Bring a parent or carer to give you a helping hand.

 

Tuesday 30 December
Stir your senses
Emersons Green Library, 2pm to 4pm
Make your own pomanders, mobiles and shakers.

Help yourself crafts
Winterbourne Library, 2pm to 4pm
Help yourself crafts in the children’s library – using up materials from craft sessions from throughout 2014. Bring a parent or carer to give you a helping hand.

 

Wednesday 31 January
New Year crafts
Winterbourne Library, 10am to 11.30am
Welcome in the New Year with a craft drop in – making masks, calendars and sharing good memories.

 

Saturday 3 January
Winter craft fun
Chipping Sodbury Library, 10.30am to 12pm
Seasonal crafts.

Winter crafts and fun
Staple Hill Library, 10.30am to 12pm
Seasonal crafts.

Winter crafts and fun
Yate Library, 10.30am to 12pm
Seasonal crafts.
Some libraries will also be holding free storytime and rhymetime sessions for babies and toddlers and their parents or carers to enjoy stories, action songs and rhymes together.

 

Monday 15 December
Festive storytime
Thornbury Library, 2.15pm to 2.45pm
Festive stories around the Christmas tree.

 

Wednesday 17 December
Festive rhymetime
Downend Library, 10.30am to 11.15am
Festive rhymetime with a visit from Father Christmas.

 

Thursday 18 December
Festive storytime
Downend Library, 10.30am to 11.15am
Festive storytime with a visit from Father Christmas.

Christmas rhymetime
Staple Hill Library, 11am to 11.30am
Festive rhymetime.

 

Friday 19 December
Festive storytime
Staple Hill Library, 11am to 11.30am
Festive storytime with a visit from Father Christmas. 

Christmas rhymetime
Thornbury Library, 11am to 11.30am
Festive rhymetime.

 

Monday 22 December
Christmas rhymetime
Hanham Library, 9.30am to 10am and 11am to 11.30am
Festive rhymetime.

 

Tuesday 23 December
Christmas stories, songs and rhymes
Filton Library, 9.30am to 10am
Christmas stories, songs and rhymes with musical instruments and a small gift for every child.

Christmas stories, songs and rhymes
Hanham Library, 9:30am to 10am
Christmas stories, songs and rhymes with musical instruments and a small gift for every child.

Rhymetime fun
Winterbourne Library, 9.30am to 10am
Festive rhymetime.

 

Wednesday 24 December
Festive rhymetime
Downend Library, 10.30am to 11.15am
Seasonal rhymetime.

 

Monday 29 December
Storytime
Cadbury Heath Library, 9.15am to 9.45am
Storytime fun.

Rhymetime
Hanham Library, 9.30am to 10am and 11am to 11.30am
Seasonal rhymetime.

 

Tuesday 30 December
Rhymetime fun
Winterbourne Library, 9.30am to 10am
Festive rhymetime.

For more information contact the libraries on 01454 868006 or visit www.southglos.gov.uk/libraries


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