Union County Libraries Public Programming

Demonstrations, Lectures, Workshops

December 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021

Union County Libraries


Upcoming Programs & Events - December

Online registration is noted by * (red asterisk).
Locations are noted before the date and time as
WEL - West End Library / HML - Herr Memorial Library /
PLUC - Public Library for Union County


Learn How to Use the Library's Website *
WEL- Thursday, Dec. 2 – 5:00 - 6:00 pm
PLUC - Monday, Dec. 6 – 6:00 - 7:00 pm
HML- Tuesday, Dec. 14 – 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Learn how to access all of the free and useful resources available through the library’s website. Check the calendar for upcoming programs, learn how to find materials to check out and more! Register Now
The Future Starts Here - Free Computer Skill Classes *
Mondays and Thursdays: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gain skills to get hired! Trained instructors cover a wide range of topics including financial management, basic computer programs, and more! Register Online
Novel Thoughts Book Club *
HML- Thursday, December 2 – 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join fellow book lovers and discuss Educated by Tara Westover. Register Now

Holiday Photos at the Library!
WEL- Saturday, December 4 – 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bring your children, pets and/or family for the library's holiday photo day! A professional photographer will take photos in front of a special background. Donations appreciated. Register for a time slot by calling 570-922-4773 or visiting the library.

Teen Readers Club *
PLUC - Saturday, December 4 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm *
Join teen readers to discuss favorite books and genres! Register Now

Key Snowmen Take-Home Craft
PLUC - Tuesday, December 7 During Library Hours
Turn keys into a festive holiday ornament or gift! Stop by the library during business hours to pick up your materials and directions. The library provides the keys and wire. Paint, markers, glue and decorative materials are needed to complete the craft. Available while supplies last.

West End Readers *
WEL- Thursday, December 9 – 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Book lovers discuss Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Register Now

Reindeer Games - Teen Program 
HML- Monday, December 13 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Join other teens for winter-themed games, food and fun!

The Art of Cooking with Friends *
WEL- Thursday, December 16 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get festive with appetizers at our holiday gathering! Find a recipe you’ve never made before from a cookbook at the library, then prepare a dish to share. Ugly sweaters optional. Register Now

Special Stitches Club *
HML- Wednesdays – 10:00 am - 11:00 am
All skill levels welcome. Register Now
Winter-Themed Storytime*
HML- Wednesday, December 1 – 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Join Ms. Sheila for a winter-themed in-person storytime for children 2-5 years of age and their parents/caregivers. Crafts, games, and hands-on activities are provided to reinforce the theme and engage the children in creative play and learning. Register Now

Fluffy Snowman Slime*
HML- Saturday, December 4 – 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Make your own sparkly, fluffy snowman slime to take home! Use it to make snowballs, igloos, melting snowmen, and other snowy things. For kids in grades K-5. Register Now

Sew What?! *
PLUC - Monday, December 6 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Explore the ins and outs of learning to sew by making a holiday project with a sewing machine. For ages 6 and up. Register Now

Learn to Crochet *
WEL- Saturday, December 11 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn the basics of crochet to create a simple yarn project. Bring your own size 7, 8, or 9 crochet hook. We have a good supply of yarn available at the library. Register Now

Holiday Science *
PLUC - Monday, December 13 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An evening of fun-filled holiday science experiments! Kids can make chromatography ornaments, reindeer toothpaste, bendable candy canes and lighted holiday signs. For ages 6 and up with an adult. Register Now

Discover Open-House*
HML- Wednesday, December 15 – 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Get in the holiday spirit! Drop by the library to decorate cookies and pick up a craft to finish at home. For ages 2-5 and families. Register Now

Cookies and Popcorn Balls *
PLUC - Saturday, December 18 – 10:00 am - Noon
Prepare some special holiday treats! We’re decorating cookies and making popcorn balls at the library. All ages welcome. Register Now

Reading with Maverick
WEL- Saturday, December 18 – 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children can read aloud to our certified therapy dog, Maverick. One child will be allowed at a time. To sign up for a 15-minute time slot, call the library at 570-922-4773.

Movie Night *
PLUC - Tuesday, December 28 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Do you need to chill and hang out with some friends after the holiday hustle?! Enjoy a large screen movie at the library.For ages 6 and up. Register Now

Craft of the Month - Skateboarding Reindeer
WEL- December – During Library Hours
Children may come to the library to pick up a Skateboarding Reindeer craft kit made of fun foam. All supplies are included in the kit. For ages 3-12. Available while supplies last.