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KUTZTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY

70 Bieber Alley 610-683-5820

Dec. 2: Bus Trip to Longwood Gardens to see their Christmas trees, and outdoor lights and fountain display (weather dependent). Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Ticket includes bus fare, tip and admission. Lunch NOT included. 610-683-5820

Mondays: Dec. 3, 10 17 & 31 Preschool Story Time 10 a.m.; Toddler Time Story Time 11 a.m.

Dec. 3, 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. 4, 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. 5, 12 & 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. 6, 13 & 20: Art Cats 4 to 5 p.m. Art, crafts and fun for elementary school ages.

Saturdays: Used Book Sale 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Lego Construction Crew 10 a.m. ages 3-12.

BRANDYWINE COMMUNITY LIBRARY

60 Tower Drive, Topton 610-682-7115

Mondays: Games and Giggles 5:30-6:30 p.m. Preschool and elementary ages play board games.

Tuesdays: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11 a.m.; Walk for Wellness 6-7 p.m. at Longswamp Park; adult Computer Classes 6-8 p.m.

Wednesdays: Preschool Story Time 10:30-11 a.m.; Bubbles and Books 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., birth-toddler ages for lots of movement, songs, & rhymes.

Nov. 29: Teen Art Show Reception 6-7 p.m.

FLEETWOOD AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Fridays: Preschool Creative Play 9:30 a.m. in Room 111 MAKERspace, ages 3-5; Homeschool Open MAKERspace noon to 1:30 p.m. in Room 111 MAKERspace, students K-12.

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

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

BETHEL-TULPEHOCKEN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Dec. 4: Gingerbread House Decorating 6:30 p.m. Minimal charge per house. Registration required.

AREA EVENTS

Dec. 1

Christmas Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Paul's UCC, 47 S. Whiteoak St., Kutztown. Christmas mice, decorations, crafts, cookies, white elephants, eat-in or take-out food.

Dec. 1

The Polar Express: 11 a.m. showing at Hamburg Strand. Bring camera for pictures with Santa after movie. Wear pajamas. Doors open 10:30 a.m. Ticket price includes hot chocolate and cookies. Tickets sold at door only.

Dec. 2

The Belle Tones Holiday Concert: 1:30 p.m., Hamburg Strand. An all-American singing and dancing trio. BYOB event. Doors open 1 p.m. Tickets for sale on www.hamburgstrand.org, Hamburg Strand or Our Town Foundation office, 610-562-3106.

Dec. 2

Leesport Area Historical Society Museum Open House: 128 Main St., Leesport. 1 to 4 p.m. Santa visits 1 to 3 p.m. Trains, toys, art activities, refreshments and gifts for kids.

Dec. 8

Leesport Christmas tree lighting: at Main and Lee St. 6 p.m. Live music by Mount Laurel Brass. Personalize ornament for tree, write letters to Santa, hot chocolate and cookies. Santa arrives 7 p.m. escorted by the Leesport Fire Co. Free.

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

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