Holiday Cooking & Crafting

B.A.M. (Books and More): Book Discussion with Fun Activities

Saturday, November 16: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Portage Lakes Branch Library - Community Room
November Theme: Cook (books). Read any books about food and be ready to share your favorite recipes and snacks. We will cook up a good time!

Teen Time: No-Spend November Celebration

Saturday, November 16: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Portage Lakes Branch Library - Community Room
A mishmash of fun for grades 5 and up. Celebrate No- Spend November! Learn how to budget for all your holiday spending needs and make a special saving bank to stash your cash!

Teen Candy Apple Taste Test

Tuesday, November 19: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Mogadore Branch Library - Community Room
We’ll be slicing up apples and testing out different yummy topping combinations.

Cookbook Club: Introduction to Tea with Sandra Smith

Thursday, November 21: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mogadore Branch Library - Community Room
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Join fellow foodies for our Cookbook Club to talk about our theme, enjoy food samples and activities.

Teen Holiday Art with Marla

Thursday, November 21: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Green Branch Library - Community Room
Instructor Marla Knapic-Derga will show us how to create a holiday art project. Register by phone, in person, or online beginning Nov. 4.

Create an Autumn Tree Picture: For Adults

Saturday, November 23: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland Square Branch Library - Community Room
We will be painting a tree base on canvas, and then using different materials, including buttons, to create a vivid fall scene. Registration begins October 21 at 10 am.

Pyrography: Decorative Wood Burning

Saturday, November 23: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Green Branch Library
Demonstration and presentation given by woodworking expert, Chuck Poley. Please register by phone, in person, or online beginning on Saturday, November 9.

Thanksgiving Bash

Monday, November 25: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Drop in for a morning of Thanksgiving themed activities and crafts.

Junior Chef

Monday, November 25: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Children in grades K-5 are invited to mix up no bake treats. Registration requested. November 25: Cookie Turkeys, Pumpkin Pie, and more!

Coloring and Pie

Tuesday, November 26: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Color and eat delicious pie-just in time for Thanksgiving!

Christmas Craft for Adults: Santa Face Door Wreath

Monday, December 02: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Add some holiday charm to your front door with a handmade Santa wreath. All materials provided.

DIY: Crafty Christmas - Homemade gifts on a budget!

Tuesday, December 03: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
We’re back for our 11th season of fun and affordable gift giving ideas. Create your own holiday gifts on virtually any budget. For teens (8th grade and up) and adults. Registration opens Nov. 4.

Yummy Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 07: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland Square Branch Library
Design and build your own delicious gingerbread house using graham crackers, frosting, and candies. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Teen Program: Harry Potter Ornament Craft

Saturday, December 07: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library, Teen Area
Make a Harry Potter ornament using discarded books. Quick and easy! Register by phone, in person, or online.

Teen Time - A Mishmash of fun for grades 5 and up

Saturday, December 07: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Portage Lakes Branch Library - Community Room
Marble Mug Craft - Snack, unwind, and create a marbleized mug suitable for gift giving. Register by phone, in person, or online beginning Nov. 11.

Holiday Cookie Exchange

Saturday, December 07: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room
Let's have a Holiday Cookie Exchange! Please bring two dozen cookies and copies of the recipe to share. And, don't forget to bring something to take cookies home in.

Yummy Gingerbread Houses

Saturday, December 07: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Highland Square Branch Library
Design and build your own delicious gingerbread house using graham crackers, frosting, and candies. Patrons with food allergy questions should contact the branch.

Adult Crafting: Perler Bead Ornaments

Monday, December 09: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room
Perler beads are a relaxing and easy craft. We will make holiday ornaments. Choose a design or create your own. We will iron them and add string. They make great gifts too! Registration opens Nov. 25.

Christmas Craft: Miniature Wooden Sleds

Monday, December 09: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Portage Lakes Branch Library - Community Room
Paint and decorate a small wooden sled for the holidays! Ages 16-and-up preferred. Register by phone, in person, or online beginning November 19.

Family Night: Creating Together

Monday, December 09: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
We will get together each month for some great crafts. December 9: fingerprint ornaments.

Gift Workshop

Monday, December 09: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library - McDowell Community Room
Make a nice gift for the holidays! Projects include a fleece scarf, a glass candleholder, or a vase.

Recycle Holiday Craft

Tuesday, December 10: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Community Room
Make a holiday ornament using recycled books. Light refreshments served. Register by phone, in person, or online beginning November 11.

Christmas Jars

Wednesday, December 11: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Northwest Akron Branch Library - Conference Room
Get into the holiday groove with the spirit of giving! Join us to make a Christmas Jar from the book by Jason Wright. All adults are welcome and will be in a separate room from those with children.

DIY Christmas

Wednesday, December 11: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Kenmore Branch Library - Community Room
Make some awesome ornaments to give as presents or put on your tree.

Cookbook Club

Wednesday, December 11: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Green Branch Library - Community Room
Join us each month as we pick a theme and prepare dishes to share.

Recycle Holiday Week: Teen Craft

Thursday, December 12: 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Conference Room
Join us to make recycled holiday decorations and crafts using found or kept materials!

Star Wars: The Rise of the Crafts

Thursday, December 12: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Northwest Akron Branch Library - Conference Room
Scrambling to find the best geeky gift for your loved ones? Search no further. Our branch is offering Star Wars crafts for your holiday enjoyment (while supplies last). Registration required.

Richfield Crafters: Christmas Crafts

Thursday, December 12: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Richfield Branch Library - Community Room
Join the Richfield Crafters for this month’s unique craft program. Register by phone, in person, or online beginning November 12.

Cookbook Club - Cookies and Appetizers

Thursday, December 12: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mogadore Branch Library - Community Room
Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes or cooking techniques? Join fellow foodies to discuss our theme, enjoy food samples, and activities.

Holiday Cookie Decorating

Friday, December 13: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Stop by and decorate a holiday cookie! All materials provided while supplies last.

Holiday Photo Frames

Friday, December 13: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland Square Branch Library - Conference Room
Looking for a great gift idea for parents, grandparents, or others? They'll love your smiling face in a handmade frame.

Recycle Holiday Family Craft - Recycle Holiday Week

Saturday, December 14: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Community Room
Using materials found or kept, we will make decorations, cards, or gifts for the holidays. Light refreshments will be provided.

Winter Crafts

Monday, December 16: 10:30am - 11:30am
Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Stop by for a few winter-themed crafts!

Wreath Making Workshop for Adults

Tuesday, December 17: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Highland Square Branch Library - Community Room
Make a beautiful holiday wreath and celebrate the Holidays with our community. Decorate it with flowers, ribbons, ornaments and more. Please register by phone, in person, or online beginning Nov. 1.

Wreath Making Workshop for Adults

Tuesday, December 17: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Highland Square Branch Library - Community Room
Make a beautiful holiday wreath and celebrate the holidays with our community. Decorate it with flowers, ribbons, ornaments and more. Please register by phone, in person, or online beginning Nov. 1.

Swedish Elf Holiday Sign - with Kimmy Henderson of Makikisart

Tuesday, December 17: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Goodyear Branch Library - Community Room
Design and paint a Swedish elf on wood to add to your holiday decor. Customize your piece with your choice of colors and words. Registration opens December 3.

Holiday Wrap Party

Tuesday, December 17: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Come by the library and wrap your gifts. We'll have some paper and supplies on a first come first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own as well.

Holiday Cookie Craft

Wednesday, December 18: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Decorate cookies with yummy icing and candies.  The library will provide other craft materials and snacks for you to make a gift that anyone will enjoy. Registration opens Nov. 18.

Last Minute Gifts - A Make-It-Take-It Program

Monday, December 23: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Children's Library Programming Room
Join us for this make-it-take-it craft program and make some last-minute gifts for your loved ones.

Junior Chef

Monday, December 23: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Children in grades K-5 are invited to mix up no bake treats. Fourth Monday of each month from 3:45-4:45 pm. Registration requested. December 23: Santa & His Reindeer-YUM! Marshmallow Snowmen and more!

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