Winter Holidays

The holidays can be a hectic time of year, but we want to help relieve the stress by offering fun, informative events for the whole family. Bring the kids in for Peppermint Pals, learn how to sew a festive holiday stocking or stop by a Cuisine Corner event to learn how to make gourmet hot chocolate.

On a budget this holiday season? Take advantage of the library to check out your favorite holiday family film or stream music over your mobile device with hoopla or Freegal Music—all for free with your library card.

Happy Holidays from the Orange County Library System!

Upcoming Events

Music in the Library: Marie M. Loeffler No Registration Required
Sunday
December
17
2:00​pm
(South Creek - Meeting Room 1)
Enjoy a concert of inspiring music performed by solo handbell artist Marie M. Loeffler. Click for more information.
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Holiday Music and More No Registration Required
Sunday
December
17
4:30​pm
It’s a Viola...and a Violin!
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Winter Film Festival No Registration Required
Monday
December
18
11:00​am
(Albertson Room)
Join us to watch a few of your favorite festive films celebrating winter holidays! 12/4: Almost Christmas 12/11: An American Tail 12/18: Elf
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Sewing: Holiday Stockings Registration Required
Monday
December
18
2:00​pm
(Sewing Studio)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Life Skills
Stockings are a must-have for the holidays. Use a simple pattern and your imaginations to create a custom stocking for yourself or as a gift. Learn some basic lining and cuff sewing techniques.
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Let's Knit Giant Scarves (3-Day) Registration Required
Monday
December
18
6:00​pm
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Jumbo yarn knits up quick into scarves or cowls. Knit a jumbo seed stitch scarf or cowl in a relaxed social learning environment.
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Paint the Perfect Gift for Yourself Registration Required
Wednesday
December
20
10:15​am
Event Category: Arts & Crafting
Paint the perfect gift for yourself.
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Wishing for Winter Registration Required
Wednesday
December
20
3:30​pm
(Winter Garden - Children's Area)
Event Category: Games & Activities
Celebrate the season with cool activities. Ages 6–12.
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Wednesday
December
20
4:30​pm
(Washington Park - Children's Area)
Event Category: Cooking & Food
Run, run as fast as you can to catch the gingerbread man! Decorate a famous holiday treat in this month's Cuisine Corner Junior event. Ages 8-18.
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Craft Club Registration Required
Thursday
December
21
10:30​am
(Washington Park - Technology Classroom)
Event Categories: Maker/DIY; Arts & Crafting
Arts and crafts aren't just for kids! Release your inner child and come to adult crafting. This month, join us to learn how to make Candy Cane Ornaments
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Merry Makers Registration Required
Thursday
December
21
5:30​pm
(Fab Lab)
Event Category: Maker/DIY
Make yourself merry this month at the Fab Lab. This class combines Fab Lab electronics with basic crafting and participants will leave with a festive decorative item they have created. (tic101)
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