Celebrate the Holidays at Your Library

This holiday season join your library in fun festivities for everyone like programs, curated holiday reads, and more! 

Check out these featured holiday programs happening at your community library!


Saturday, December 17 - Winter Welcome at Wartinger Park [Wartinger Park]

Visit with Santa and see a live reindeer. Drink hot cocoa, eat cookies, and listen to holiday music as you stroll around Wartinger Park with your friends and family to welcome the winter season!

Saturday, December 3 - Little Town of Lights: Live Reindeer and Lafferty Pike's Christmas around the World

We'll have live reindeer outside for festive photos. Inside, you can listen to traditional holiday music from around the world provided by Lafferty Pike, play board games, write a letter to Santa, and warm up with some delicious hot cider at the Cedarville Community Library!


Thursday, December 8 - OPAI Presents "The Nutcracker" [Fairborn Senior Center]

Enjoy a special preview of the Ohio Performing Arts Institute's "The Nutcracker" at the Fairborn Senior Center. This magical event includes a selection of dances from the famous ballet. You will also have the opportunity to meet the dancers and take home a fun craft!


Enjoy holiday-themed take & make crafts this December while supplies last!

Adults  - Take & Make: Holiday Ornaments

Kids - Take & Make: Holiday Craft


Thursday, December 15 - Holiday Concert with Beavercreek Brass [Bellbrook Presbyterian Church]

Nothing sparkles quite like brass for the holidays, from traditional carols to seasonal favorites. 3rd Annual evening of music and holiday cheer with Dayton’s top professional brass players. Registration not required to attend. Bring your friends to the Bellbrook Presbyterian Church where the acoustics are lovely and the seating is plentiful.


Wednesday, December 7 - Healthy Holiday Cooking

Join us as chef and dietician, Jane Key, shows us how to ensure our holiday cooking is both healthy and festive! Presented by Kettering Health Network. Register online or call 937-352-4000 ext. 3.


Tuesday, December 6 - After School Holiday Movie

Come after school for a showing of Disney's A Christmas Carol and popcorn. For kids ages 5 & up.

Tuesday, December 13 - Art in the Library: Holiday Edition

Join us after school for a snack and have fun making holiday crafts with your friends. For kids ages 7+

Thursday, December 15 - Taste of Mystery Discussion: Christmas Cupcake Murder

Join Sara for a lively book discussion. We will be reading Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke. Light snacks will be provided.


And so much more! Find a full list of your community library's programming at https://greenelibrary.bibliocommons.com/v2/events

Enjoy some curated holiday reads from Adult Services Coordinator Tamar Kreke!

Holiday Reads

List created by Greene_TamarK

I am particularly fond of reading holiday-themed books around this time of year. Whether it is a romance, mystery, women's fiction, suspense, or something else, I'm in! It is my privilege to order the books for adults, and I revel in ordering the holiday books each year. Here are some recent publications. Enjoy!

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Enjoy some of our favorite holiday reads for kids, compiled by Kim Bautz GCPL's Youth Services Coordinator.

Holiday Books for Children

List created by Greene_KimB

Tired of the same holiday stories? Try a few new titles that are sure to become favorites.

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