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Anaheim Public Library

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December 2021
December Crafts
The festivities are just getting started!

It’s holiday time, and Anaheim Public Library has lots of festive activities planned.

Highlights include gingerbread storytimes, ornament workshops, Victorian Christmas Open House Tours, and holiday movies - plus an epic reading program so you can reach your reading goals!

Find program details on the library calendar below, or visit your branch to learn more! 

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For Kids & Families
Founders' Park
Discover the magic of Founders' Park

The holiday season is the very best time to discover the magic of Founders' Park. 

The whole family will enjoy this journey back in time to experience the spirit of a traditional Victorian Christmas. Join us on the first two Saturdays in December to tour Anaheim's historic Mother Colony and Woelke-Stoffel Houses decorated in Victorian holiday style. Volunteer docents with be dressed in their best-period dress and will be on hand to offer insight about Anaheim's Victorian roots.

Join us on December 4 and 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Founders' Park (400 N. West Street).

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In-person Storytimes

  • Toddler Time, 11 a.m. on Mondays at Canyon Hills
  • Bilingual Storytime, 4 p.m.
    on Mondays at Central

  • Family Storytime, 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at Sunkist

  • All Ages Storytime, 11 a.m. on Wednesdays at East Anaheim

  • Family Storytime, 3 p.m. on Fridays at Euclid

Storytime participants ages 3-11 must wear a mask.

More Storytimes
Virtual Storytime

Virtual Storytimes

Family Storytime with Haskett
Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom

Register Here

Family Storytime with Sunkist
Tues, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. 
Tues, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. 
Tues, Dec. 21 at 5:30 p.m. 

These storytimes are hybrid and hosted on Zoom

Register Here

STEAM Adventures

Watch these virtual programs on the
Library's Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

Holiday Cards

Handmade Marble Holiday Cards
Watch on Thurs, Dec. 9 at 11:30 a.m.
Learn the artful practice of paper marbling and make your own unique cards! 

Supplies: a tin pan, shaving cream, food coloring, and paper.

Flying Christmas Tree
Watch on Thurs, Dec. 23 at 11:30 a.m.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a... Christmas tree? Make your very own flying Christmas tree. Learn what makes these flying Christmas trees take flight!

Supplies: construction paper, straws, and tape.

Flying Christmas Tree
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This program series was made possible with support from California Humanities Library Innovation Lab grant.

Arab Americans: History, Culture, and Contributions Exhibition
Celebrating our stories and culture together

The Ahlan Wa Sahlan Pan-Arabic Celebration at the Anaheim Public Library highlights the contributions, history, and culture of Arab Americans.

Browse the programs below and join us for the closing celebration on Thurs, Dec. 16. 

Family Storytime

Join us for an Family Storytime in Arabic and English with storyteller, Oruba Rabie. Explore Arabic culture through stories, music, and crafts.

Winter Arabic Tales
  • Wed, Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m.

Virtual Author Visit
with Linda Sarsour

Tune into the Library's Facebook to virtually meet author Linda Sarsour as she shares more about her story and memoir. 

Tues, Dec. 14 at 5:30 p.m. on the Library's Facebook⠀
Author Linda Sarsour
Linda Sarsour's book 'We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance.'

Adult Book Clubs

Read and discuss Linda Sarsour's impactful memoir 'We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of
Love and Resistance.'

Mon, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at Haskett
Thurs, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. at Central ⠀

Check out the Book

Redefining the Hyphen

Tues, Dec. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at Haskett

Join the Anaheim Public Library as we collaborate with Access California
to celebrate the voices, talents, and stories of our immigrant & refugee

Closing Celebration

Thurs, Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. at Haskett

Join the Qabila Folkdance Company as they journey across the Arab World
in a celebration of dance and music from Gilf to the Maghreb.

Qabila is dedicated to sharing the joy and diversity of Arabic folk dance rooted in the belief art brings people together, united in humanity. Participants will also
enjoy sampling of Arabic food and create delightful crafts.

Library Locations & Hours

Closed on Fri, Dec. 24 and on Fri, Dec. 31 in observance of
New Year’s Eveand New Year's Day.

Central Library, Canyon Hills Branch, and Haskett Branch will be open regular hours from Mon, Dec. 27 through Thurs, Dec. 30, except for closures on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. East Anaheim Branch will be open regular hours from Mon, Dec. 27 through Wed, Dec. 29. 
Euclid Branch, Sunkist Branch, and the Mobile Library will be closed from Mon, Dec. 27 through Thurs, Dec. 30, and will resume regular hours on Mon, Jan. 3, 2022.

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