HCPL: The Host of Christmas Present

Photo Credit: Untitled (Mr. and Mrs. Claus in Hawaii by Cliff1066It is probably safe to say that the “Winter Wonderland” of song is not forthcoming here in Harris County, Texas. Sad, maybe, but a fact of life in the subtropics, and truth be told a lot of folks moved down here for that very reason. They will tell you that behind the snowy Currier & Ives idyll is hours of shoveling and scraping in soggy socks.

While we may not be dashing through the snow anytime soon, it doesn’t mean Texans can’t whip up a whole lot of old-school, tinsel-strewn holiday cheer complete with chestnuts roasting and eleven pipers piping when we put our minds to it. HCPL is doing its part again this year with some special events guaranteed to keep your holidays merry and bright.

Here is a sampling of what’s in store this holiday season. For full listings please see our Events Calendar.

La Porte Community Library
Friends of the Library Open House Party 
Monday December 12, 6:30 PM
Holiday entertainment, refreshments and HCPL’s Technology Petting Zoo for the skinny on the latest digital gadgets before you head to the mall.

CyFair College Branch Library
Santa Visits the Library! 
Wednesday December 14, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Bring your camera to capture a holiday memory.

CyFair College Branch Library
LIFE Workshop: Shrinky Dinks with Tracy and Rose 
Wednesday December 14, 10:00 AM
Embrace your inner child with Shrinky Dinks for holiday ornaments.

Clear Lake City-County Freeman Branch Library
50+ Holiday Music 
Friday December 16, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Holiday piano concert by local artist and instructor Thomas C. Thompson

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
Santa’s Ranch Open House 
Friday December 16, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Join Santa in his workshop for fun crafts and other treats. For the complete schedule contact the library at 281-492-8592.

Maud Smith Marks Branch Library
Family Film Festival 
December 19 – 22 and December 27 – 30, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Classic and new holiday movies for the whole family. Come relax and enjoy some popcorn.

La Porte Community Library
The Grinch Visits the Library!   
Tuesday December 20, 10:15 AM
Meet the Grinch and hear some holiday stories.

Northwest Branch Library
Gingerbread House   
Thursday December 22, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM AND 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Make a gingerbread house from graham crackers and candies and listen to Ms. Tracy “The Music Lady” play all your favorite Christmas classics. Come 30 minutes early to get your ticket at the information desk. For children 4-12 years, limit 30 children per workshop.

All HCPL branches will be closed December 23 – 26 and again starting 5:00 PM Friday, December 30 – January 2, 2012.

Photo Credit: Untitled (Mr. and Mrs. Claus in Hawaii) by Cliff1066

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Families are welcome to

Families are welcome to also join the Winter Wonderland on Saturday, Dec. 10th at the Atascocita Branch Library. Come listen to the sounds of the season, and enjoy cookie decorating. There will be fun filled activities throughout the day, all of which are free.