December Library Events

Basket Making Class

Have you ever wanted to learn the art of basketry and make your own basket? Join local basket maker Bob Johnson for a fun and hands-on basketry class that will enable each participant to make and take home their own basket. Learn various basic weaving techniques that can be applied to an endless variety of basket patterns. Bob is a self-taught basket maker from Hampton and he will share his knowledge and provide step by step instructions for the creation of a berry basket by the end of the class. A home-made basket can be the perfect complement to a thoughtful holiday gift.

Registration is required. Monday, December 10th at 1:00 pm

Overdrive Training
The Library now has a subscription to Overdrive for Babcock Library card holders! Overdrive offers e-books and audiobooks that you can access on your mobile devices. Bring your phone, iPad, tablet, Kindle, or NOOK to the library and we will teach you how to get started!

Workshop dates are:

Saturday, December 1st at 10:00 am
Friday, December 7th at 1:00 pm
Tuesday, December 11th at 4:30 pm
Wednesday, December 12th at 2:30 pm

If you require other dates, please let us know and we can accommodate you.

Sing With Me!
Music Program for Preschoolers & Their Grown-ups
If you have a little one who loves music, this program is for you! Join us for a half-hour of adult & child singing, clapping, and stomping along to favorite kids’ songs, with occasional musical instruments or accompanying books thrown in! No need to register, just drop in!
Friday, December 7th at 2:00 pm

Adult Book Discussion Group

“Sugar Cookie Murder” by Joanne Fluke

The holidays are the icing on the cake for bakery owner Hannah Swensen. Surrounded by her loved ones, she has all the ingredients for a perfect Christmas–until murder is added to the mix. . . “Wacky and delightful characters, plus tempting recipes from appetizers to desserts, make this lighthearted offering sure to please the palate of any cozy fan.” –Publishers Weekly

Wednesday, December 12th at 3:30 pm

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Bring your current resume, if you have one, along with your laptop, if you have one. This workshop will be taught in a group setting.

Friday, December 14th at 2:00 pm

Teen Reads
Amy Tintera Reboot In this fast-paced dystopian thrill ride, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Legend, and Divergent, a seventeen-year-old girl returns from death as a Reboot and is trained as an elite crime-fighting soldier . . . until she is given an order she refuses to obey.

Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 am



Gingerbread House Program
Children ages 6 and up are welcome to come to the library, listen to a story about a gingerbread house and then create their very own gingerbread house.

Wednesday, December 19th at 4:00 pm, snow date is Friday, December 21st at 4:00 pm.  Registration is required.

Holiday Storytime
Children ages 3 and up are welcome to join us for a very special story hour.  Listen to holiday books and make a holiday craft. 

Friday, December 21st at 10:30 am

Craft Program
Open to all ages 6 and up. Registration is required.

Friday, December 21st at 4:00 pm

Movie at the Library
Winter Theme “Let it Go!” bring a blanket to sit on or we have chairs. We will have snacks, but please feel free to bring your own.

Friday, December 28th at 2:00 pm

Magical Moments

Ed Popielarczk Comedy Magic Show!! Ed has been entertaining children and family audiences for over thirty years.  The kids in the audience are the stars…they make the magic happen!!!  All ages are welcome!

Saturday, December 29th at 11:00 am

Winter Reading Program
KICKOFF: Saturday, December 29th
Join us as we kick off our Winter Reading Program with our magic show:
Register for Winter Reading before or after the show

Winter Reading Bingo is open to ages 0-13.
Register at the library starting December 29th and pick up your Bingo card.

When you get a “Bingo” (one row complete) bring your card to the library to get a small prize.

When you get a “Blackout Bingo” (complete the entire card) bring your card to the library to get entered in the grand prize drawing.

No more than 8 blocks per week, all books read must be checked out from the Babcock Library.

Participants will have the opportunity to turn in two “Blackout Bingo” cards total – one in January and one in February for the grand prize drawings. Winners will be announced March 1st.

Drop-In Crafts

Stop by the library anytime during the week and make the craft project for the week.  This is a self-directed activity, usually for ages 4 to 8, although younger children may enjoy it with help from their adult companion.  Crafts are available throughout the week until they are gone!

Knitting Club
The knitting club meets every Wednesday at 1:00 pm, everyone is always welcome whether you already know how to knit or you want to learn. Come and join our knitting group.

Creative Writing Club
Workshops on building and improving writing skills through games, revision of drafts and idea sharing.
For ages 12 and up (adults are welcome) Mondays at 4:30 pm

Learn to play the Ukulele

Sue Way will instruct students on how to play and tune a Ukulele.  Participants must have a valid library card in good standing for this program.  Program is designed for participants 9 years old and up.  (Yes, adults are welcome!)

Registration is required.

Tuesdays at 12:30 pm

Music and Movement
Come work the wiggles out in the Music and Movement get together, this program is held in the hall, before Storytime. Tuesdays at 10:00 am

Come join us for games, stories and a craft, for ages 3 to 5 and their adult companions. This program lasts about 45 minutes and registration is not required at this time. Tuesdays at 10:30 am in the children’s room.