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Cozy Family Time for the Holidays

Post Date:10/29/2018 3:59 PM
“Don't wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” 
 ― Charmaine J. Forde

fall family events
Fall is the perfect season to spend quality time with family and friends. We have lots happening in the upcoming month to celebrate the season!

 
Tree of Thanks
Drop by the Main or Red Mountain Library anytime this month, fill in a leaf with what you’re thankful for and it will be added to our tree of thanks display.

Dia de Los Muertos
Thurs | Nov 1 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Main Library
Get a brief history of Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday to honor the life and memory of loved ones. Afterwards, we’ll make decorative crafts associated with this special holiday. 

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Thurs | Nov 8 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Main Library
Celebrate Thanksgiving like the Peanuts gang. Join us for music, treats, and crafts.

Disney Singalong
Fri | Nov 9 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Main Library
The whole family is invited to our singalong event featuring the best Disney hits. It’s the perfect excuse to dress up as your favorite character!

Giving Day: Make a Blanket for Phoenix Children's Hospital
Sat | Nov 10 | 10:00am – 12:00pm | THINKspot @ Red Mountain
Make a cozy fleece comfort blanket for a patient at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. No sewing skills required. All ages.

Game On!
Sat | Nov 10 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Red Mountain Library 
Play board and Wii games with the family! 

Pop-Up Concert with Cellist Zuill Bailey
Thurs | Nov 15 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | THINKspot @ Main 
Renowned cellist Zuill Bailey brings his rare combination of artistry and technical wizardry to the library for a pop-up performance of classical hits. Presented by Mesa Arts Center. 

Family Game Night
Thurs | Nov 15 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | Main Library
Develop your imagination, teamwork and problem-solving skills while playing the newest games or age-old classics. 

Make it or Game it!
Sat | Nov 24 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Main Library
Crafts and games for the whole family 

Thank You Letters for Soldiers
Tues | Nov 27 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm | Main Library
Celebrate Giving Tuesday by writing letters to uplift the spirits of active, reserve, and veteran military. Supplies provided.

Gnomevember 

Gnomevember: Family Craft Hour / Hora de Manualidadesgnome
Thurs | Nov 1 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Red Mountain Library
Happy Gnomevember! Drop in to learn facts about gnomes and to craft your own wee, whimsical garden creature.

Gnomevember: Fairies, Elves, and Gnomes 
Fri | Nov 9 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Red Mountain Library
Make crafts, play games, and hear some special stories about these wee folk!

Gnomevember: Gnome Home Workshop
Thurs | Nov 16 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | THINKspot @ Red Mountain 
Explore nature through gnomes! We’ll build whimsical gnome and fairy homes from recycled objects and materials. Ages 5+.

Gnomevember: DIY Scandinavian Sock Gnomes* 
Thurs | Nov 29 | 6:00pm – 7:15pm | THINKspot @ Red Mountain 
Create your own Scandinavian gnome, also known as tomte or nisse, made with socks and rice. These gnomes make the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays! Ages 12+. Registration is required.
 

Model Train Exhibit

model train

HO-Scale Model Train Exhibit
Tues | Nov 13 through Sat | Nov 17 | Red Mountain Library  
Let your imagination ride the rails around more than 750 sq. ft. of HO-scale track and model towns. Presented by Grand Canyon State Model Railroaders. Plus join us for a special train-themed preschool storytime and toddlertime that week.

 

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Gnomevember: Family Craft Hour / Hora de Manualidades
Thurs | Nov 1 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | RM 
Happy Gnomevember! Drop in to learn facts about gnomes and to craft your own wee, whimsical garden creature.

Gnomevember: Fairies, Elves, and Gnomes 
Fri | Nov 9 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | RM 
Make crafts, play games, and hear some special stories about these wee folk!

Gnomevember: Gnome Home Workshop
Thurs | Nov 16 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | TS@RM 
Explore nature through gnomes! We’ll build whimsical gnome and fairy homes from recycled objects and materials. Ages 5+.

Gnomevember: DIY Scandinavian Sock Gnomes* 
Thurs | Nov 29 | 6:00pm – 7:15pm | TS@RM 
Create your own Scandinavian gnome, also known as tomte or nisse, made with socks and rice. These gnomes make the perfect gift for the upcoming holidays! Ages 12+. Registration is required.
 

 

 

Dia de Los Muertos
Thurs | Nov 1 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | MN
Get a brief history of Dia de los Muertos/ Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday to honor the life and memory of loved ones. Afterwards, we’ll make decorative crafts associated with this special holiday.

Disney Singalong
Fri | Nov 9 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | MN 
The whole family is invited to our singalong event featuring the best Disney hits. It’s the perfect excuse to dress up as your favorite character!

Family Game Night
Thurs | Nov 15 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | MN 
Develop your imagination, teamwork and problem-solving skills while playing the newest games or age-old classics. 

Game On!
Sat | Nov 10 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | RM 
Play board and Wii games with the family!

Make it or Game it!
Sat | Nov 24 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | MN
Crafts and games for the whole family