Celebrate the Holidays with the Free Library!

By Kate C. RSS Mon, December 13, 2021

No matter what holiday(s) you celebrate, the month of December is jam-packed with holiday offerings at the Free Library–both in-person and virtually! 

Check out these events and make your plans to join us for festive fun!

Healthy Desserts and Baking Substitutions by the Frazier Family Coalition
Tuesday, December 14 | 6:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
With all of the holiday celebrations going on, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype and forget about our health. Find a happy balance by learning how to make healthier substitutions. Hosted by the Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library.
Register for this free event in advance through Eventbrite »
 

Your Gingerbread Library: Cookie Decoration and Architectural Design
Tuesday, December 21 | 6:00 p.m. | In-Person Event

What better way to show your love for the Free Library than re-creating your neighborhood library as a gingerbread house?! In this workshop, open to adults and families, representatives from the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design Education Department will present the architectural wonders of the Parkway Central Library as we decorate gingerbread replicas.
Hosted by the Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library.
Register for this event in advance through Eventbrite, $15 per ticket »
 

Cobbs Creek Library Winterfest and Coat Drive
Monday, December 20 | 2:00 p.m. | In-Person Event
The Cobbs Creek Library will be giving away new and gently used coats and gloves while supplies last. There will also be hot chocolate, cookie decorating, and crafts.
This event is free and open to the public. 
 

Winter Festival
Thursday, December 23 | 4:00 p.m. | In-Person Event
Join the Haddington Library for holiday crafts, wintertime snacks, and fun!
This event is free and open to the public.
 

Kwanzaa Celebration
Tuesday, December 28 | 4:00 p.m. | Virtual Event
The Greater Olney Library will be celebrating the culture of Kwanzaa with a craft activity live on Facebook and Instagram.
This event is free and open to the public.


And don't forget, for the next two Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m., the Free Library will be in attendance at the Philadelphia Christmas Village for festive storytimes, so make your plans to join us as you finish your holiday shopping and try the tasty treats the village has to offer!

Whether it's Christmas, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, or a love for sweater weather, we're here to help you celebrate this month! For a complete list of our holiday programs, browse our events calendar. And while you're at it, take a peek at some of the holiday cheer in our catalog: we've got new December reads, holiday picture book recommendations, and more!

Sending festive wishes your way from all of us at the Free Library!


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Happy Holiday
Aisha Braxton
Thursday, December 23, 2021