Holiday Events at the Library
Celebrate the season with these special events!
Holiday Events for Kids
Gingerbread House Geometry*
Tues | Dec 19 | 10:30am – 11:30am | TS@RM
Who knew math could be this tasty? Build and decorate your own mini-gingerbread house while learning about surface area, volume, and other delicious mathematical concepts. Registration is required.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Celebration
Wed | Dec 6 | 11:00am – 12:00pm | TS@RM
A Who from Who-ville has a great time planned for you! Enjoy a tale, a craft, and a song or two. We’ll drink hot cocoa, we’ll eat a Who treat, we’ll dance and we’ll laugh and we won’t eat roastbeast!
Kids Winter Crafts
Wed | Dec 27 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | RM
Take a break from your winter break and join us for wintry crafts.
Sat | Dec 23 | 12:30pm - 2:30pm | RM
Come meet the big guy himself! Santa is visiting the Red Mountain Library, and he'll be available for DIY family photos. A limited number of tickets will be available to meet Santa. Tickets will be available at the Children's Desk on the day of the event, starting at 12:00pm.
Noon Year's Day Celebration
Sat | Dec 30 | 11:30am – 12:15pm | RM
Help us ring in the “Noon Year” with a party just for kids! Who says you need to stay up until midnight to celebrate? We’ll have sparkling cider, stories, party hats, and noise makers.
Polar Express Movie Viewing
Sat | Dec 23 | 10:00am – 12:00pm | RM
All aboard! Bring the whole family to a special screening of the beloved holiday film The Polar Express. We'll have popcorn and juice for all to enjoy. Festive attire encouraged!
Polar Express Storytime
Sat | Dec 9 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | DR
Join us for an hour of storytelling, special treats, and themed activities and crafts in honor of a holiday classic. We’ll enjoy the story and join our new Council Member Francisco Heredia for a Polar Express Parade. Donning your very best ugly Christmas sweater is warmly encouraged.
Great for Gifting
Children's Authors Group Book Signing
Sat | Dec 2 | 1:00pm – 4:00pm | RM
What better gift for your favorite child than a book? Browse and chat with local children’s book authors, and perhaps bring home a few signed books for holiday gift giving!
New and Like-New Book Sale
Tues | Nov 22 through Sat | Dec 30
Stop by the lobby of the Main Library for great deals on gift-quality books and more!
Arts & Crafts for Adults
Thurs | Dec 21 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | DR
A guided introduction to simple, yet elegant, crafts. This month we’ll be making ornaments and gift toppers. Ages 18+.
Nifty Gifties for Adults*
Thurs | Dec 14 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | MN
We will have supplies available for you to create some homemade spa products and crafty gifts to give—or to keep for yourself! Registration is required.
Thrifty Gifts: Handmade for the Holidays
Tues | Dec 19 | 4:00pm – 7:00pm | DR
Make small gifts to give away for upcoming holidays and events. Supplies are limited.
LIVE at the Library
East Valley New Horizons Orchestra
Mon | Dec 11 | 10:30am – 12:00pm | MN
Sit back and enjoy a free holiday concert presented by the East Valley New Horizons Orchestra. These talented senior musicians are sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
EVCT Presents: The Tortoise and Mrs. Claus
Sat | Dec 9 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | MN
Mon | Dec 11 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | DR
Sat | Dec 16 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | RM
Don’t miss this original, funny, and unconventional holiday story presented by The East Valley Children’s Theatre’s Express Acting Troupe.
Sat | Dec 23 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | RM
For your holiday listening pleasure, we present the rockin’ string trio TriadTrioAZ. Pop, rock, classical—they cover it all!