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Mondays: Dec. 17 & 31 Preschool Story Time 10 a.m.; Toddler Time Story Time 11 a.m.

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

Dec. 19: Wiggly Wednesday 10 a.m. Dec. 5 - Play K; Dec. 12 - Toddler Play Time; Dec. 19 - Block Party; 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. 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. ages 3-12.


Mondays: Games and Giggles 5:30-6:30 p.m., kids invited to play board games. Not meeting Dec. 24.

Tuesdays: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11 a.m., not meeting Dec. 25. Computer Class 6-8 p.m., for adults, free.

Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11 a.m., not meeting Dec. 26. Bubbles and Books Story Time 11:30 a.m.-noon, birth-toddler ages, not meeting Dec. 26.

Stitch & Chat: Dec. 18 1-3 p.m., all ages. Group shares knitting, embroidery, etc. skills.

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

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

Dec. 22: Christmas Craft: 10 a.m.-noon, for kids.

Dec. 29: Building Saturday 10 a.m.-noon, for kids.

Dec. 31: Noon Year’s Eve Party: 10:45 a.m.-noon for all ages. Books, games, and crafts.


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.

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.

Dec. 24 & 25: Library Closed. Happy Holidays!

Dec. 26: NO Preschool Sprouts.


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. showing “Smallfoot.” Free refreshments and surround sound.

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

Dec. 24 & 25: Closed.


Dec. 14 to 17: showing “Instant Family”

Dec. 18: Faith Night at 7 p.m. “The Fourth Wiseman”

Dec. 19: Special showing of “Mary Poppins Returns” 6 p.m.



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. 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.

Dec. 14

Reading Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concert: 7:15 p.m. at Bern Reformed UCC, 3196 Bernville Rd., (Rt. 183), Leesport. Free will offering. Refreshments following concert.

Dec. 16

Leesport Lockhouse presents Christmas Traditions: 2 to 4 p.m. Make take home crafts, refreshments, Caroling around the Christmas tree with the band Days of Old, Christmas shopping opportunity.

Dec. 19

Fleetwood Area Historical Society meeting: 7 p.m. at the Keystone Villa of Fleetwood on Park Road. Member Dale Hollenbach will read "Die Nacht vor der Grischtdagg" and member Mary Jane Anderson will help us create paper Moravian Stars. Join us for some holiday fun.

Dec. 21

Shartlesville Lions Club Country Dance: with DJ Jack at the Shartlesville Grange Hall. Food available 6:30 to 7:30. Dancing 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Donation $6 benefits Lions Outreach Programs. 610-698-0577

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