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Holiday Card Exchange

Thursday, December 23, 2021
Cascades Library
Tired of sending out the same old cards each year? Exchange your unused holiday cards for new designs at our annual holiday card display.
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Holiday Fun Photo Contest

Saturday, January 01, 2022
Brambleton Library
Share how you celebrate your holidays by submitting your photo to the Holiday Fun Photo Contest. Selected photos will be displayed at Brambleton Library's Micro Art Gallery. Send photo to: Emily.Valdez@loudoun.gov
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Holidays Around the World Scavenger Hunt

Friday, December 31, 2021
Brambleton Library
Find facts hidden around the library to learn about holidays celebrated throughout the world and earn a small prize.
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Great Ashburn Gingerbread Competition

Sunday, December 12, 2021
Ashburn Library
It’s time for the 4th annual Great Ashburn Gingerbread Competition. Create and vote for your favorite gingerbread dwellings. Winners will be announced Dec. 20 and chosen from four categories: kids (ages 7 and younger), youth (ages 8-12), teens (ages 13-17) and adult (ages 18+). Gingerbread submissions will be accepted Dec. 6-12. For guidelines, please see Ashburn Library staff.
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Teen Take & Make: Ugly Sweater Garland

Friday, December 31, 2021
Cascades Library
Get in the holiday spirit by making your own ugly sweater holiday garland. Use the garland to give as a present or for a decoration.  
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Take & Make: Snowy Votive Candle

Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Brambleton Library
Celebrate the season with a kit that includes everything you need to make a snowy votive candle at home. Kits are located at the top of the stairs on the second floor. Supplies are limited, available on a first-come first-served basis.
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Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Friday, December 31, 2021
Gum Spring Library
Look for holiday items hidden around the library. Complete the hunt and receive a small prize.
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Take & Make: Surprise

Sunday, December 19, 2021
Purcellville Library
To get in the holiday spirit, we have three different kits to choose from, but you will not know which one you received until you get home to do the craft. Enjoy the craft for yourself or give it as a gift.
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DIY Teens: Gnomes

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gum Spring Library
Teen Center - Gum Spring
Make a cute gnome for the holidays.
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Makerspace: Seasonal Ornament

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Brambleton Library
MakerSpace - Brambleton
Make a festive, seasonal ornament just in time for the holidays. Space and supplies limited.
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Master Gardeners: Colonial Williamsburg's Christmas Decorations

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online
Learn the history and the magic that goes on behind the scenes to create the iconic natural holiday arrangements in Colonial Williamsburg. Get tips on materials to use and how to assemble the arrangements while looking at images of decorations that have adorned the buildings. Use this link to participate. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program.
Event number (access code): 2338 128 4984 
Event password: LCPL
Note that you may have to download WebEx or a temporary WebEx application to activate the link.

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Exploding Ornaments

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rust Library
Teen Center
Think of it as a holiday-themed baking soda volcano in a tiny plastic globe. That you decorate.
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Draw a Santa

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Online
Illustrator and comic book artist Orion Zangara shows you how to draw this classic image. Use this link to participate. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program. 
Event number (access code): 2335 413 5216 
Event password: LCPL
Note that you may have to download WebEx or a temporary WebEx application to activate the link. .
Supplies:
Pencil and eraser
Sharpies (Fine Point preferred)
Drawing paper
Colored pencils, crayons or watercolors

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Ugly Sweater Creation

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sterling Library
Makerspace - Sterling
Create an ugly sweater for the holidays. Bring your own or use one ours. Limited quantity of sweatshirts available.
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Live Music: Pianist Caleb Nei

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Purcellville Library
Jazz pianist Caleb Nei plays low-key holiday music from the Great American Songbook. Listen for interpretations of a few pop tunes as well. Some seating will be available.
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It’s Sew Easy: Elf Hats

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Rust Library
Maker Space
Get ready for the holidays by sewing your own festive hat.
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DIY Teens: Snow Globe Holiday Cards

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rust Library
Teen Center Tables
Make cards for your family and friends with functioning 3D snow globes on the covers.
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DIY Teens: Catnip Sock Toys

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rust Library
Teen Center
Don't leave your furry friends out of the holiday fun. Make catnip socks they'll go crazy for.
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Armchair Garden Tours: Decked Out for the Holidays

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online
Visit magnificently decorated conservatories and mansions and beautifully lit gardens including Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, Blithewold and Heritage Museums and Gardens with Jana Milbocker, principal of Enchanted Gardens, lecturer and garden writer. Use this link to participate. The link will become active beginning at the start time listed for this program. This program will not be recorded.
Event number (access code): 2347 607 2923
Event password: LCPL
Note that you may have to download WebEx or a temporary WebEx application to activate the link.

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After Hours Teen Center: Decorate for the Holidays

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cascades Library
Meeting Room B - Cascades
Create a decoration for your favorite holiday using paint, paper, ceramics and other provided supplies. Crafts, games and computers are also available. Teens must arrive between 6 and 6:30 p.m. For age 12-Grade 12. 
Registration is required for all attendees. If you have not registered and verified your ID this year, then click here to register online. However, a parent or guardian must accompany their teen to the library to verify ID. Parents and teens can also stop by the Cascades Library front desk anytime during open hours for pre-verification
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Live Music: Pianist Caleb Nei

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lovettsville Library
Jazz pianist Caleb Nei plays low-key holiday music from the Great American Songbook. Listen for interpretations of a few pop tunes as well. Some seating will be available.
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DIY: Ugly Christmas Sweater

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Purcellville Library
Carruthers + Robey - Purcellville
Decorate a t-shirt or sweater with holiday embellishments. Bring your own or use one of ours.
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Live Music: Guitarist Brian Slaymaker

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Gum Spring Library
Brian Slaymaker plays holiday music and classical guitar selections from Bach, Barrios, Tarrega and Torroba, as well as Flamenco and Classic Rock arrangements.
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Christmas Make & Take Crafts

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ashburn Library
Meeting Room A + B + Meeting Room C - Ashburn
Create a reindeer puppet and a cinnamon-scented tree to hang in your home. Room capacity will be limited, and space will be available on a first-come basis. For Preschool-Grade 5.
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Paint With Watercolors

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Online
Artist Kris Loya provides step-by-step instructions on creating a holiday ornament. The link for this program will be added prior to the program time listed.
Supplies:
Watercolor paints (colors of your choice)
140lb Watercolor paper 
2 round watercolor paintbrushes -  one smaller and one medium-sized. 
Pencil and eraser
Jar of water 
Paper towel/old rag

Please visit and subscribe to our YouTube Channel – Loudoun County Public Library Online Programs – for more programs.
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