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KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY

70 Bieber Alley 610-683-5820

Mondays: Preschool Story Time 10 a.m.; Toddler Time Story Time 11 a.m.

Dec. 10 & 17: Pokémon League 5 to 7 p.m.; Community Threads 4:30-6:30 p.m. (all welcome) working on a quilted collaborative art piece using fabric and buttons donated by community.

Dec. 11 & 18: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon; Tunes & Tots 10 a.m.; Teen Tuesday 3 p.m. ages 12 and up.

Dec. 11: Book Discussion Group 7 p.m. Read or watch one or both! "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens and/or "The Man Who Invented Christmas" by Les Stadiford.

Dec. 12 & 19: Wiggly Wednesday 10 a.m. Dec. 12 Toddler Play Time; Teen Reading Lounge 3 p.m.

Thursdays: Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to noon; Toddler Story Time 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Time 11 a.m.

Dec. 6, 13 & 20: Art Cats 4 to 5 p.m. Art, crafts and fun for elementary school ages.

Dec. 14: Family Movie Night, "Elf" 6:30 p.m.

Saturdays: Used Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lego Construction Crew 10 a.m.

BRANDYWINE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Mondays: Games and Giggles 5:30-6:30 p.m., kids invited to play board games.

Tuesdays: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11 a.m.; free adult Computer Class 6-8 p.m.

Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11 a.m. Bubbles and Books Story Time 11:30 a.m.-noon, birth-toddler.

Stitch & Chat: Dec. 4 & 18 1-3 p.m., all ages.

Holiday Cards for Seniors: Dec.1-20 all ages, supplies provided during open hours.

Dec. 8: Story Time 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Cookies with Mr. & Mrs. Claus 2-3:30 p.m.

Dec. 15: Happy Healthy Kids Club 10-10:30 a.m. and Therapy Dog 10:30-11 a.m.

FLEETWOOD AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Fridays: Preschool Creative Play 9:30 a.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, ages 3-5, Story & MAKER style creative play. Also Homeschool Open MAKERspace noon to 1:30 p.m. in Rm 111 MAKERspace, students K-12 explore one of MAKER/LEARNING stations.

Dec. 8: Tri-Valley YMCA Santa Breakfast Party 9:30 11 a.m. in Fleetwood Community Center Gym. After the 9 a.m. Santa Parade through Fleetwood, visit with Santa and win a free book at our library table.

Dec. 9: Fleetwood Rec Board's Hometown Holiday, 6 p.m. in the Fleetwood Park. Make a library craft while enjoying the caroling, tree lighting, cookies, & Santa visit.

Mondays: Build It! 6:30 p.m. in Library, all ages.

Wednesdays: Preschool Sprouts 10 a.m. in Library, ages 3-5, story, activity and exploration time.

BETHEL-TULPEHOCKEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dec. 11: Christmas Festival 6:15 p.m. for all ages. Discover Christmas traditions around the world while tasting, crafting, and decorating.

Dec. 13: Kids Craft Night ages 6 and up from 5 to 8 p.m. $5 fee to cover supplies.

Dec. 17: Movie Night 6 p.m. “Smallfoot.” Free refreshments and surround sound.

Dec. 13, 20 & 27: Storytime every Thursday at 11 a.m.

AREA EVENTS

Dec. 8

Leesport Christmas tree lighting: at the intersection of Main and Lee streets kicks off at 6 p.m. with live music performed by Mount Laurel Brass. Before the lighting, personalize an ornament for the tree, write letters to Santa, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Santa arrives on his custom sleigh around 7 p.m. escorted by the Leesport Fire Company. Event is entirely sponsored by Leesport businesses; Dino’s Wings and Things, Geissler Tree Farm Inc., and DJSLAMM Productions. The event is free.

December

Shoey Fire Co. Christmas Tree Sale: Fridays 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shoemakersville Fire Co., 300 Church Ave., Shoemakersville, to left of fire company under pavilion. Purchase of tree goes toward helping volunteer firefighters with purchase of gear and equipment. More information, call David Rubright at 484-645-0117.

Dec. 8

Photo with Santa: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wyomissing ATA Martial Arts, 98 Commerce Drive, Wyomissing, is hosting Berks Photographic Society (a non-profit agency) and Santa Claus. $10 each suggested donation. 8X10 print or photo e-mail.

Dec. 9

Strausstown Fire Company’s Holiday Breakfast : 8 a.m. to noon at Strausstown Fire Co., 50 East Ave., Strausstown. Full breakfast menu. Proceeds benefit the Apparatus Fund.

Dec. 9

Berks County Genealogical Society open house: noon to 4 p.m. at Society library, Room 413 in the

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St., Reading. Santa Clause will be there. Kids of all ages welcome. We will also have a free one-hour "How to Get Started" class at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be available.

Dec. 9

Red Kettle Benefit Concert: 4 p.m., St. John's Lutheran Church, 99 Church St., Hamburg. Doors open 3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Featuring Salvation Army Pen-Del Ensemble, Choral groups and local musical talent. Free will offering will be taken during the concert to benefit the Hamburg Salvation Service Center. Light refreshments served after concert.

Dec. 11, 15, 18

Canned Good Nights: Hamburg Area School District will admit free any spectator who donates 3 or more canned goods or non-perishable food items at the gate on the night of the event. All items are donated to Northern Berks Food Pantry. Dates for these events are Dec. 11 HS Girls Basketball vs Kutztown 6 p.m. start; Dec. 15 HS Boys Basketball vs Panther Valley 6:30 pm start; and Dec. 18 HS Wrestling vs Brandywine 6:30 p.m. start.

Dec. 13

Hamburg Area Historical Society Christmas party: with fun, music, and refreshments. 7 p.m. at Hamburg Bible Church, 731 Port Clinton Ave. Cookie donations are welcome and raffle tickets are available for a print of the painting of the view from the North Lookout on Hawk Mountain, painted by Tim Barr.

Dec. 13

Berks County Patriots: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Leesport Farmer's Market. All welcome. Free. Christmas Party honoring veterans. All veterans invited. Performances by Commissioner Christian Leinbach (singing & playing guitar); Muhlenberg Jr. ROTC; local legislators will speak; Schuylkill Valley students composing letters to veterans; cake cutting ceremony. Keystone Military Families recipients of donations. Bring wrapped gifts for their kids; nonperishable foods, new/slightly used clothing; toiletries.

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