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December Ashland Library Events including Local Author Fair!

December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Ashland Library: Kids & Family


LEGO Builders, Architects, & Engineers, 4+ YRS

1st Sundays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 26 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Build and display original LEGO creations. DUPLO bricks are available for younger kids.


Second Saturday Fun: Create a Miniature Luminaria

Saturday, December 14 • 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Using glass jars and glue, create a beautiful luminaria to celebrate the winter season.


Welcome Winter, 4+ YRS

Wednesday, December 18 • 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Celebrate the arrival of winter with beeswax candle rolling, cookie decorating, solstice stories, and more.


New Year’s Eve Family Fun

Tuesday, December 31 • 3:00–4:00 p.m.

Enjoy a New Year’s Eve concert with local musician Dennis Caraher.



Ashland Library: Teens


Teen Video Game Tournament

1st Mondays • 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Battle to be #1 in a video game tournament starting at 4:30 p.m., or drop in from 4:30–6:30 p.m. to play PS4, Nintendo, and computer games.


Queer Coffee House at the Library

1st Saturdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

LGBTQ+ identified people and their allies meet to share coffee, snacks, news, LGBTQ+ books, and discussion.


Teen Workshop: Cookie Decorating with Jolene Buccino

Saturday, December 14 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Learn to decorate cookies like a professional with Jolene Buccino, founder and owner of Jolene’s Sweets, then put your new skills to the test in a cookie decorating contest.


Teen Movie

Monday, December 16 • 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Vote for the movie you’d like to watch: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ice Age, Gremlins, Frozen, Elf, or Rise of the Guardians during the first two weeks of December in the teen space, then join us to watch the winning movie.


Board Game Afternoon, 8+ YRS

3rd Saturdays • 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Drop in to play a variety of board games from FunAgain Games and the Ashland Library Teen Department.



Ashland Library: Adults


Save Your Books & Save Civilization: Preservation Treatments and Options for Broken Books

Sunday, December 1 • 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Learn archival methods of book repair with Sophia Bogle, book restoration expert and author of Book Restoration Unveiled: An Essential Guide for Bibliophiles.



1st Tuesdays • 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Share what you are reading, and find new books to read.


Siskiyou Sleuths Book Group

Last Wednesdays* • 3:00–4:30 p.m.

*Date change in December

December 4: Discuss Ill Wind by Nevada Barr.


Spanish Conversation Group

Thursdays • 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Increase your fluency in Spanish through casual conversation. All levels welcome, as are drop-ins.


Queer Coffee House at the Library

1st Saturdays • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

LGBTQ+ identified people and their allies meet to share coffee, snacks, news, LGBTQ+ books, and discussion.


Local Author Fair: Read Local, Buy Local! Meet and talk to 60+ successful local authors!

Sunday, December 8 • 12:00–3:00 p.m.

Support and celebrate local literary culture. Enjoy author readings and short talks, shopping for signed books as unique gifts for the holidays, and free prize drawings every half hour.


Library Downloads Workshop: Getting Started with Libby and Hoopla

Wednesday, December 11 • 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Learn how to download eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies, and music for free with your library card. Bring your device to this hands-on workshop where you’ll set up an account, have your questions answered, and get started downloading items in our digital collection. Please bring your app store login information, library card number, and PIN. Pre-registration required.


Windows in Time Lecture

The Amazing and All-Too Short Career of Sheriff August Singler

Wednesday, December 11 • 12:00–1:00 p.m.

Reference Librarian Julie Drengson will discuss the career of Sheriff August D. Singler, who was killed in the line of duty in 1913.


Inner Peace Series

2nd Sundays* • 1:00–2:30 p.m.

*Date change in December

December 15: Sally McKirgan, the “Inner Peace” column editor and host for this new series, will introduce the columnist authors as they gather to share their favorite inner peace tip for the New Year.


Brain Books

4th Tuesdays* • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

*Date change in December

December 17: Discuss Climate: A New Story by Charles Eisenstein.



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December 31
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