George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library, The Woodlands Texas, Announces Events For December 2019
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The following events are planned for adults, children, young adults, and their families in December 2019 at George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library, 8125 Ashlane Way, The Woodlands, Texas.
All events take place at the George and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Library:
Monday, December 9th from 5:00pm-7:00pm – Holiday Open House
Come join us as we celebrate the holiday season with a special Open House complete with refreshments and a special appearance by Santa. Everyone welcome!
Thursday, December 12th at 10:00am and 11:00am – Storytime with Santa – Children 12 and younger
Santa will be visiting the Mitchell Library for a special storytime at 10:00am and 11:00am. *Don’t forget to bring your camera!*
Tuesday, December 3rd at 9:30am – How to Search the Internet
New to searching the internet or want some great searching tips? This is the class for you!
Tuesdays and Thursdays, December 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, and 19th at 9:30am – Make It Your Own Series (Parts 1-5)
If you enjoy crafting, you’ll have fun creating holiday items such as holiday cards, gift boxes, gift tags, table placeholders, and gift certificates. Bring a flash drive to save your creations, or email them to yourself at the end of class. Each class is independent of the others. Feel free to come to one, just a few, or all five classes!
Fridays, December 6th and 13th from 9:30-11:30am – Open Lab
Have a question about your computer, phone, or tablet? Need help using a Microsoft Office program or other software? Come visit the Computer Lab during Open Lab and our computer analyst, Brian, can help you find answers to your technology questions.
Monthly or Bi-Monthly Events at the Library
Tuesday, December 3rd from 5:30-8:00pm – De-Stress Sesh – Teens 13-17
Teens have an opportunity to decompress by coloring, journaling, listening to music, playing games, aromatherapy, and snacking. Registration requested.
First and Third Friday, December 6th and 20th at 9:30am – Needlecrafts: Knit & Stitch
Crocheters, knitters, embroiderers, quilters, and all textile artists welcome. Bring your own work-in-progress and supplies! Drop by Conference Room 222 on the second floor for inspiration and to meet fellow crafters.
First, Second, and Third Friday, December 6th, 13th, and 20th from 2:00-3:00pm – Tunes @Two
Our popular program is back! Enjoy holiday favorites performed live at 2:00pm in the library lobby.
Saturday, December 7th from 10:00am-3:00pm - LEGO® Fun – Children 5-12
Children ages 5 -12 are invited to get creative and build anything they choose with lots of Legos. This event is a come-and-go activity and a child must be supervised by an adult.
Second and Third Tuesday, December 10th and 17th at 1:00pm – Adult Writers Group
If you have a writing project you would like to start or a project you want to finish, Mitchell Writers Group might be a source of inspiration for you. Participants discuss each other’s work and offer supportive critique. Come join the fun!
Second Tuesday, December 10th at 1:30pm – Crafternoons
Join us in Community Room 102 for Crafternoons, an adult-focused craft program for adults and families to express their creativity! Each month will feature free crafts to create and take home, while supplies last. No advanced skills needed; just show up ready to have fun, meet other community members, and create something amazing! All ages welcome, but be aware that crafts are intended for adults. All supplies and instructions provided; no registration needed. Join us as we make seasonal wreath ornaments. Happy crafting!
Tuesday, December 10th from 5:30-8:00 pm – Gaming Night – Teens 13-17
Teens gather to play games of all kinds, from classic board games to the newest video games. Snacks provided. Registration requested.
Thursday, December 12th at 1:00pm – Adult Movie Matinee
We invite you to join other fans for popcorn, a drink, and a movie in Community Room 102.
Monday, December 16th from 1:00pm-3:00pm – Holiday Gift Wrapping & Cookie Tasting
Need a place to wrap your presents away from home? The library will provide paper, boxes, and all other wrapping supplies. All you need to do is bring your gifts and be ready to wrap! As you wrap, sample different holiday cookies and vote for your favorite!
Tuesday, December 17th , Wednesday, December 18th , and Saturday, December 21st from 10:00am-3:00pm – Craft Fun – Children 12 and younger
Come to the library for creative, self-directed craft activities for children. This event is a come-and-go activity and a child must be supervised by an adult.
Tuesday, December 17th at 5:30pm– Movie Night – Teens 13-17
Pizza, popcorn, and movie candy will be served. Registration is required.
Weekly Events at the Library
Mondays from 10:00am-12:00pm - Tiny Tots Library Play Time – Ages 3 and younger
Join us for a come-and-go Family Place Library weekly event that encourages play with educational toys and board books. Spend time together, play in a playgroup atmosphere, make friends, and visit with other parents. *There will not be Tiny Tots Library Play Time on December 23rd and December 30th.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am, 10:30am, and 11:00am - Family Storytime – Ages 3 and younger
This story program is for children and a caregiver with an emphasis on stories and activities for toddlers. This program emphasizes early literacy skills and is a great way to meet other families with young children. *There will not be Family Storytime the weeks of December 16th, December 23rd, and December 30th.
Tuesdays at 1:30 pm - School Age Storytime – Ages 4 and up
Children are introduced to new authors and illustrators and develop listening, thinking, participation, literacy, and social skills. * Children may attend story club by themselves, but a parent or guardian must remain in the library during the program. **There will not be School Age Storytime on December 17th, December 24th, and December 31st.
Library Holiday Closing
Christmas Early Closing – December 23rd all MCMLS branches close at 5pm
Christmas Holiday – December 24th and 25th all MCMLS branches closed
New Year’s Eve- December 31st all MCMLS branches close at 5pm
All current library events may be viewed at the MCMLS website - www.countylibrary.org
**All events are free and open to the public**
**All events are subject to change without prior notice. Please check with the library to confirm the day and time of the events**