- December 8, 2014

APL Holiday Events/Celebraciones Navidenas


Join Austin Public Library to celebrate diverse holiday traditions including programs with string quartets, ballet folklorico, dreidel-making, story-telling, magical elves and more. 

As always, events at the Austin Public Library are free and open to the public, just bring your holiday cheer! 

Visit With Santa/Visita con Santa Claus
Tuesday, December 9, 5:30-7:30 PM/Martes, 9 de Diciembre, 5:30-7:30 PM
Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd., 512-974-8840

Bring your camera for a photo-op with Santa, and enjoy candy canes and holiday crafts.

¡Traigan su cámara o su celular para tomar una foto con Santa Claus! Disfruta dulces y manualidades festivos.

Holiday Party/Fiesta de Navidad
Thursday, December 11, 3:30 PM/Jueves, 11 de Diciembre, 3:30 PM
Little Walnut Creek Branch, 835 W. Rundberg Ln., 512-974-9860

Come celebrate with holiday stories, songs and crafts. Say hello and take a picture with Santa Claus. 

Están invitados a escuchar cuentos, cantar y hacer manualidades navidenas. Saluden a Santa Clos y tomen una foto!

Holiday Party/Fiesta de Navidad
Thursday, December 11, 6-7:30 PM/Jueves, 11 de Diciembre, 6-7:30 PM
Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd., 512-974-7372

Join us for crafts, music, stories and snacks! Bring your cell phone to take a selfie with Santa. We will feature books and stories by special guest author Tim Tingle. 

Tendremos música, cuentos, bocadillos y haremos decoraciones navideñas. ¡Además, vendrá desde el polo norte, Santa Claus y se podrán tomar una foto con él! ¡Traigan su cámara o su celular! Tendremos como invitado especial al autor Tim Tingle quien los leerá algunos de sus cuentos.

Holiday Open House
Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14 12-6 PM
Recycled Reads Bookstore, 5335 Burnet Rd., 512-974-7463

Join us for live music all day Saturday, with a special musical storytime at 4:30 PM. On Sunday, we’ll have more live music and a carol sing-along.

Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 13, 1-3 PM
Pleasant Hill Branch, 211 E. William Cannon Dr., 512-974-3940

Special appearance by Santa. Music, snacks and children’s activities. Bring your cell phone for a selfie with Santa!

Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 13, 2-4 PM
Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd., 512-974-8700

Join us for refreshments and our big Holiday Book Sale. Our Open House will be held in conjunction with the Literature LIVE! program Follow the Elves which includes four crafts and four videos.

Holiday Open House
Tuesday, December 16, 2-5 PM
Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr., 512-974-8860

Join us for holiday cartoons, kids’ crafts and a sing-along with Mr. Walter! Refreshments will be served.

Horrifically Happy Holiday Movie: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Wednesday, December 17, 6:30 PM
Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St., 512-974-1010

Join us to watch this horrifically happy holiday movie! Martians kidnap Santa Claus and demand that he make toys for the unhappy Martian children.

Light Up the Season
Friday, December 19, 10:30 AM-6 PM
North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave., 512-974-9960

We will be presenting a special seasonal story time, fun wintertime crafts, live music throughout the day, snacks and beverages to fill and warm your tummy, and a sing-a-long screening of Frozen for the young and young at heart alike. Please feel free to attend in festive attire or costume. There may even be sightings of the Jolly Old Elf Himself, Santa Claus!

Holiday Celebration ¡Felices Fiestas!
Saturday, December 20, 2:30-4:30 PM/Sábado, 20 de Diciembre, 2:30-4:30
Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd., 512-974-7500

The event will feature a visit from Santa Claus and a Ballet Folklorico dance performance. Light refreshments and a holiday themed craft will also be offered. 

¡Están todos invitados a compartir un tiempo con Santa Claus y disfrutar un desempeño de Ballet Folclórico! Además, tendremos galletitas y haremos decoraciones en observación de esta temporada llena de sentimiento y felicidad.

Dreidel Tournament
Sunday, December 21, 1 PM
Recycled Reads Bookstore, 5335 Burnet Rd., 512-974-7463

Come join us for our second annual dreidel tournament! Players of all ages are welcome to participate. We will also have a craft station available where you can make your own repurposed dreidel out of an egg carton.

Holiday Music with Duo Epsilon
Sunday, December 21, 3-4 PM
Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe St., 512-974-7400

Duo Epsilon, a flute and classical guitarist duo, will be playing holiday favorites and favorite classical works by Astor Piazzolla and Mauro Giuliani.

Holiday Movie Marathon
Tuesday, December 23, 11 AM-7 PM
University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln., 512-974-9940

Enjoy light refreshments and holiday craft while watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG-13), The Polar Express (G), Unaccompanied Minors (PG) and Gremlins (PG).

Kwanzaa Family Program
Saturday, December 27, 2 PM
Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St., 512-974-1010

African native and educator Elizabeth Kahura will bring Kwanzaa to life with storytelling, music and art for all ages.

For more information please call 512-974-7400 or visit library.austintexas.gov.