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Hear beautiful harp music to keep you in the holiday spirit Saturday, December 21, at South Manatee (12 to 1 PM). Facebook Event
You won't want to miss this musical ensemble, directed by Melodie Dickerson. Thursday, December 12, 1 to 2 PM. More about the Lunch, Listen & Learn series.
There's sure to be fake snow at this year's Frozen-themed Children's holiday party at Braden River, Saturday, December 21, 11 AM to Noon. Facebook Event.
This fun annual event by Manatee School for the Arts' talented Thespian students returns Tuesday, December 10, 6 to 7 PM at Palmetto. Facebook Event.
Seashell

TUE, DEC 10
2 to 4 PM
at Island

Chihuly Inspired

For Tweens. THURS, DEC 19,
6 to 7:30 PM at Braden River. Call 727-6079 to register.

Recycled

MON, DEC 16, 5 to 8 PM at DWN; WED, DEC 18, 1 to 3 & SAT, DEC 21, 2 to 3 at Rocky


Don’t have a good photo to use?
Downtown Library is offering both an iPhone and Android class to give you tips for snapping the perfect photo!

Father Christmas, Charles Dickens

Take a deeper look inside the scary ghost story: A Christmas Carol with Literary Lecturer Irene Curran. Learn more about the man considered the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Wednesday, December 11, 1 to 2 PM at Rocky Bluff.
Hour of Code: The Grinch

Program drones and a high-tech sleigh to capture presents and navigate down the mountain to return Christmas to Whoville. For kids in Grades 2 to 5. Saturday, December 14, 3 to 4 PM at Palmetto. Space is limited.
 
Ugly Sweater Party

The holidays wouldn't be complete without donning an ugly sweater! Show yours off at Palmetto on Thursday, December 19, 6 to 7 PM, and enjoy homemade butter beer and cookies. For ages 12 and over.
 
Stay in shape over the holidays. . .

Instructor Julie Drackett takes you through a core stabilizing/strengthening exercise routine to do in your own home without equipment, Friday, December 6, 2 to 3 PM, at Downtown Library.
 
New Weekly Line Dancing Class

Bradenton Dance Center instructor Kathryn Lyon returns to teach line dancing every Monday in December,10:30 to 11:30 AM, at Downtown Library.
 
Painted Wall Hangings

With Enith Marin. THURS, DEC 5,
2 to 4 PM, at Palmetto. For ages 18+. Limited supplies. Call 722-3333 to register.

Gingerbread Houses

Cardboard-house competition. SAT, DEC 21, 1 to 4 PM at Palmetto. Call 722-3333 to register.

Holiday Shadow Box

Create a cool display.
Ages 18+. TUE, DEC 3,
2 to 4 PM at Island. 


 
Maybe one of our staff book and movie picks will help?

They include Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory for books and It's a Wonderful Life and The Muppet Christmas Carol for movies.

See more holiday staff picks.


Coming in January . . .
A cool business-learning experience for kids . . .
Sell your products or services at Braden River Library's KidsBiz Fair, an outdoor market open to the public,
on SAT, JAN 25, from 10 AM to 1 PM. To help get your product ready, two back-to-back Saturday workshops will be provided by local business owners Heidi LeRoy, Erica Golub and Jamie Marco on January 4 (It All Starts With a Solid Product and What's It Worth to You) and January 11 (The Power of a Brand and Brand Shopping & Mind Mapping), from 10 AM to Noon. For kids ages 10 to 18.

Touch a Truck

Over 15 trucks on display for kids of all ages to touch, learn and explore—construction vehicles, cars, public safety equipment and service vehicles! SAT, JAN 4, 11 AM to 2 PM at Downtown Library. Facebook Event.

 
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