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News Release

For immediate release - November 25, 2019

Top December holiday events

 Check out the top December holiday events! All free.
Full calendar of all library events here.

Lady Lake Public Library
Christmas Sing-a-long with Mary Jo Vitale
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 @ 10:30am
All ages
The talented Mary Jo Vitale will entertain with holiday songs
then lead the group in a Christmas sing-a-long.

Leesburg Public Library
Creation Lab
Recurring Wednesdays @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019: Winter Circuits @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019: Christmas Tree Challenge @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019: Snow Making @ 4:30pm
Ages 6-18
Kids will take on exciting S.T.E.A.M. challenges using
Legos, cardboard, K’Nex, household items and
more. Build problem-solving skills, discover, and
expand your creativity.

Tavares Public Library
Harp for the Holidays
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 @ 12:30pm - 1:30pm
All Ages
Come to this live holiday concert with harpist Catherine Way.

Fruitland Park Library
Stressless Holiday Entertaining with Chef Warren
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 @ 5pm
Learn how to enjoy the holidays without
spending all of your time in the kitchen! Live
cooking demo with great ideas for appetizers
and main course.

Minneola Schoolhouse Library
Holiday Market & Book Sale
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 @ 8am - 2pm
All ages
Enjoy 50 vendor tables full of holiday crafts,
Christmas treasures, books, CDs, DVDs and
homebaked goods. Hosted by the
Minneola City Hall Gym located at
800 US-27, Minneola, FL 34715.

W.T. Bland Public Library
Hometown Christmas Concert with Ennis Pruitt
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 @ 2pm
All ages
Ennis will perform live music, from classic
rock to country to Key West to Celtic – all
with a dash of humor and holiday festivities!
Sponsored by the Mount Dora Library Association.

Helen Lehmann Memorial Library
Light Up Montverde
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 @ 6pm - 8:30pm
All ages
The Town of Montverde will be lighting up
for the holiday season. We will be celebrating
with s'mores, hot cocoa, and a Christmas
movie. Best of all, Santa and his head elf will
be taking pictures at the library!

Marion Baysinger Memorial County Library
Visit with Santa and Story Time
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 @ 10:30am
Ages 0-4
Meet Santa and enjoy story time!

Minneola Schoolhouse Library
Christmas Crafts for Kids
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 @ 4-5pm
All ages
Come make free winter trinkets, Christmas
ornaments, pinecone critters and edible snowmen!

Minneola Schoolhouse Library
Santa & Mrs. Claus Story Time
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 @ 11am
All ages
Santa & Mrs. Claus will visit the library
for a special reading! Bring a camera to
take pictures after story time.

Umatilla Public Library
Children’s Art Group
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 @ 4pm
Ages 5-18
Kids will paint terracotta pots to look
like gingerbread houses.

Marianne Beck Memorial Library
Howey Christmas Festival
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 @ 5-8pm
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 @ 8am-4pm
All ages
Visit the library for the Christmas House
decorating contest and the bake sale!

Fruitland Park Library
Swinging Sinatra Christmas with Dave DeLuca
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 @ 5pm
All ages
Live performance featuring classic Christmas
songs, as well as holiday songs from
Frank’s pals like Dean Martin, Perry Como,
Nat King Cole, and Bing Crosby. Come
ring-a-ding-ding the holidays in, Sinatra style!

Fruitland Park Library
Hometown Christmas
Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 @ 5:30pm - 9pm
All ages
Fun festivities for the whole family!
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on the fire truck.
Stop by the library to make ornaments and
visit with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf from
Disney’s Frozen! Food trucks and food
tents will be set up for food purchase.

Cooper Memorial Library
Meet Santa
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 @ 11am - 1pm
All ages
Dress up and bring your camera to meet Santa!

Cagan Crossings Community Library
DIY Crafty Kids
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 @ 11am - 12pm
Ages 5+
Come and enjoy making a holiday Do-It-Yourself craft.

Helen Lehmann Memorial Library
Angel Tree
Now through Mon., Dec. 16, 2019
Mon. - Thurs., 9am - 6:30pm
Ages 0-17
We are now collecting unwrapped toys
for Lake County children in need. Visit
the library to pick up an angel. All gifts
are due back by Monday, Dec. 16.

Lady Lake Public Library
Special Kids Concert
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 @ 5-5:30pm
All ages
The Villages Elementary School of
Lady Lake will entertain at the library with holiday songs.

Paisley County Library
Hot Cocoa to Suit Every Taste
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 @ 11am - 12pm
All ages
Making gourmet hot cocoa needn’t break the bank.
Lots of flavors, tips and tricks to make your
holiday coco-licious! You can also watch live on the
Paisley Library's Friends Facebook page!

Umatilla Public Library
Annual Polar Caboose
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 @ 6pm
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 @ 6pm
All ages
The kids will head onto the caboose (train),
where the conductor will greet them and
read The Polar Express. Then enjoy cookies
and chocolate milk while making a bell necklace.
Registration is required and begins
Monday, Dec. 9. Call the library at 352-669-3284.

Astor County Library
Holiday Pajama Party
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 @ 6pm
All ages
Come in your pjs and jam out at the library!

Tavares Public Library
Elf of the Shelf Story Time
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 @ 10am
Age 3-5
Join us for this special story time event where
our staff will transform into real elves!

Leesburg Public Library
Story Time with Santa
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 @ 10:30am
Ages 0-5
Join us for stories, music and movement,
and finger plays followed by a “stay and play.”

Cagan Crossings Community Library
7th Annual Meet & Greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 @ 2pm - 5pm
All ages
Children are welcome to visit Santa and
share their Christmas list with him; staff will
take your picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus
(with your camera/phone); enjoy some cider and
cookies and a special surprise for children.

Tavares Public Library
Santa Story Time
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Ages 3-5
Santa will take time out from his busy schedule
to visit at this special evening story time. Wear
your finest holiday clothes and have your picture
taken with Santa before he returns to his workshop
for final Christmas preparations!

Lady Lake Public Library
Cookie Decorating
Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 @ 10:30am
Ages 0-17
Decorate these delightful treats in holiday candy!
Registration required. Call the library at 352-753-2957.

East Lake County Library
East Lake Holiday Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 @ 11am - 2pm
All ages
Take picture with Santa and play with
the PAWS Therapy Dogs! Decorate
ornaments from 11am to noon. Free goodie bags
and refreshments while supplies last.

Cooper Memorial Library
Chanukah Family Fun
Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 @ 3pm - 4:30pm
All ages
Learn about Chanukah with Rabbi Steve.
Children will make crafts, sing songs and
dance in this fun, accessible and
educational program. Treats will be served.

Paisley County Library
Holiday Mocktail Recipes
Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 @ 11am - 12pm
All ages
Join us as we crack open the bubbly and
flavor syrups and make some holiday-themed
mocktails for all you designated drivers out there!
Enjoy the spirit of the season without the spirits!
You can also watch live on the Paisley
Library's Friends Facebook page!

Cooper Memorial Library
Kwanzaa Crafty Kids
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 @ 11am - 12pm
All ages
Come to the children's garden and create
some cute crafts to celebrate Kwanzaa.


Media contact:
Keri Lyttle
Program Specialist

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