Library News

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Happy Thanksgiving
The library will close at 5 PM on Wednesday, 11/25 and will be closed all day on Thursday, 11/26 for Thanksgiving. Regular hours will resume at 9 AM on Saturday, 11/28.

The Magic of the Holidays

12.12 Hogwarts

Paper Mache Ornaments
Attendance is required for both programs.

  • Part 1: Start by sculpting paper mache onto balloons.
    Saturday, 12/5 ● 2-3 PM ● Grades K-4
  • Part 2: Finish by decorating with paint, paper, glitter, and other materials.
    Saturday, 12/19 ● 2-3 PM ● Grades K-4

Drop-In Craft: Candy Airplane Ornaments
Create old-fashioned candy airplane ornaments.
Tuesday, 12/8 ● 3-5 PM ● All Ages

Charles Dickens: A Tale with A Twist
Veteran actor Terry Lynch explores the fascinating life of author Charles Dickens and his Christmas stories. Don’t miss this holiday treat!
Tuesday, 12/8 ● 6:30-8 PM ● All Ages ● R-Required

ZB Cinema: A Christmas Carol
Bring a snack and enjoy Disney’s animated Yuletide classic, A Christmas Carol (rated PG).
Monday, 12/14 ● 6-8 PM ● All Ages

Guys Read: Christmastime Chemistry
Discover new reads and share what you’re reading. We’ll play video games, eat snacks and hang out. We’ll experiment with science to make groovy designs on socks! One pair of socks will be provided but you can bring any white cotton item that you’d like to upgrade.
Tuesday, 12/15 ● 3:30-5 PM ● Grades K-8

SummerSHOTZ Photo Exhibit
ZB Library and Z-shots team up again to showcase the work of talented local youth photographers. Everyone is invited to the premiere of this special exhibit!
Tuesday, 12/15 & Wednesday, 12/16 ● 5-8 PM

Merry Minions
It’s cold outside! Come in for a Merry Minion afternoon, where we’ll have Minion crafts and caroling. Then, we’ll all settle in to watch Minions (rated PG). We’ll even provide the popcorn!
Monday, 12/21● 1-3:30 PM ● All Ages

Socks for the Soul
Donate socks between 10/1 and 1/31 to help those in need. All types of new socks are appreciated, but packages of warm crew socks for men, women, children, and infants, are especially needed.

Visit ZB Kids, ZB Teens, and ZB Adults for more holiday programs!

Something for Everyone

For Kids
From reading clubs to science programs, there is something sure to entertain and educate your youngster. Visit our ZB Kids Page for details on upcoming programs for preschoolers and students.

For Teens
You’ll have fun with cool programs just for ZB Teens in grades 5-12. Discover new reads with the Hardcover Society (and Hardcover HIGH Society) and get free books. Visit our ZB Teens Page for more exciting events!

For Adults
Join the Casual Crafters and have fun while you work on projects, take a computer class, and research your family tree with free help. Visit our ZB Adults Page for programs, news and resources.