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Get in the spirit of the season! 

Join us at one of many wintry-themed events at Phoenix Public Library or check out a Culture Pass and explore the Valley of the Sun during the most wonderful time of the year in Phoenix.





​Holiday Gift Wrapping Program

Friday, December 13 from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. 
Century Library

Thursday, December 19 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Saguaro Library

Saturday, December 21 from 1 to 2 p.m.
Saguaro Library

Wrap your gifts at the Library!  Bring your presents, make your own gift tags, and get into the holiday spirit!  We will provide an assortment of holiday wrapping paper, DIY gift tag materials, and tape.   

Perfect for the whole family and a great way to relax before the holidays!  All are welcome. 

​Cross Stitch for Everyone!

Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to noon
Ironwood Library

In anticipation of the latest cinematic interpretation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic book Little Women, join us for a beginner’s introduction to a sewing craft the civil war era characters may have practiced: cross stitching! Crafters ages 6 - 600 will stitch their own small hanging needlework piece, with step-by-step instructions by staff and supplies provided by the Friends of the Phoenix Public Library Ironwood Chapter.

​The Rise of the Reader

Saturday, December 14 from 10 a.m. to noon
Burton Barr Central Library

Get ready for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!  Join us for a fun-filled morning filled with activities and a chance to win a Harkins family four-pack to the movies!

  • Learn and Play with Droids
  • Galactic Crafts
  • Celebrate Hour of Code with code.org
  • Rebel Science
  • Photo Booth
  • Costume Contest (ages 0-18)
  • Best Wookie Contest

​Holiday Book Sale

Saturday, December 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cholla Library

Still shopping for the Holidays? Find the perfect gift for the Book Lovers in your life at the Friends of the Cholla Library Book Sale. All money spent supports Cholla Library programs.

​Family Holiday Sign Language Karaoke Sing-Along

Saturday, December 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Century Library

Fun karaoke songs for the whole family!  

Join us for an afternoon of holiday music as we get together and share some fun songs and learn 'signs' for two holiday favorites, "Jingle Bells" and "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer."

​Phoenix Ukulele Group Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 14 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Cholla Library

Join the Phoenix Ukulele Group at the Cholla Library and enjoy holiday music with an island flare. 

​Yucca Library Winter Extravaganza

Wednesday, December 18 from 2 to 7:45 p.m.
Yucca Library

Join us for Yucca Library’s fun, free, Winter Extravaganza! Customers of all ages are invited to Yucca Library to participate in winter crafts, enjoy an interactive Polar Express Storytime and sing-a-long to some classic holiday favorites performed by the Phoenix Ukulele Group. 

2 to 4 p.m. Wacky Wednesdays Winter Edition

4 to 5 p.m. Kids’ Café + Holiday Movie

5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Polar Express Storytime

6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Winter Songs with the Phoenix Ukulele Group

​Winter Penguin Drop-In Craft

Wednesday, December 18 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Library

Join us to make a winter penguin from foam.  All ages welcome, but smaller children must be accompanied by an adult who can help with the craft. 

​Pop-Up Musical Performance

Thursday, December 19 from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
Ironwood Library

Desert Vista Music Club will be performing holiday selections.  This event is free and open to all.

​Elf: An Interactive Movie Event

Saturday, December 21 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Agave Library

Do you like to smile because smiling is your favorite? Would you like to spread cheer by singing loud for all to hear? Sing, shout, and play along to this classic holiday movie.

More than just a movie showing, audiences participate in this screening. You can take part in the action with props, sound effects, and a whole lot of fun or just sit back and enjoy the film.

Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins! Bounce over to Agave Library for this family-friendly event.

Families of all ages are welcome.  Rated PG. 

​Tween Drop-In Craft - Upcycled Paper Roll Snowflakes

Monday, December 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Cesar Chavez Library

In a creative mood but not quite sure what to do? Join us for a fun holiday drop-in craft where we make snowflakes out of toilet paper and paper towel rolls.  All supplies provided. Recommended for tweens and up. 

​Attend a Wintry-Themed Storytime

​Winter DiscoveryTime

Wednesday, December 11 from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Mesquite Library

*Space is limited. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Wednesday, December 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Acacia Library

Wednesday, December 11 from 6:15 to 7 p.m.
Mesquite Library

*Space is limited. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Friday, December 13 from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Acacia Library

Wednesday, December 18 from 10:15 to 11 a.m.
Mesquite Library

*Space is limited. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Wednesday, December 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Acacia Library

Wednesday, December 18 from 6:15 to 7 p.m.
Mesquite Library

*Space is limited. Free tickets will be handed out 30 minutes before the start of the program.

Friday, December 20 from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Acacia Library

Friday, December 27 from 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Acacia Library

Who's it for? Children three to five years old and their favorite grownups

What will you do? Play, read, and discover science with your preschooler! Discovery Time is a hands-on program that builds reading skills and introduces children to math and science.

What is your child learning? Kids are natural scientists. Help them explore new ideas, make predictions, and experiment in this special winter themed DiscoveryTime program.

​Winter Yoga Storytime

Wednesday, December 11 from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Cholla Library

Thursday, December 12 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Mesquite Library

Friday, December 13 from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.
Century Library

Thursday, December 19 from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.
Mesquite Library

Space is limited. Free tickets will be given out 15 minutes before the program begins.

Who’s it for? Children birth to age five and their favorite grown-ups

What will you do? You and your child will use yoga in books, stories, songs, and rhymes in this special 3 week, winter-themed program. 

What is your child learning? Learn how yoga and movement can help you and your child practice early literacy skills and build social-emotional skills. 

Polar Express Yoga Storytime

Saturday, December 14 from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Cholla Library

Wednesday, December 18 from 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Cholla Library


Who’s it for? Children birth to five years old and their favorite grownups

What will you do? You and your child will share simple yoga poses, book, stories, songs, and rhymes themed with the classic book Polar Express in a fun, interactive program.

What will we learn? Learn how yoga and movement can help you and your child practice early literacy skills and learn social-emotional skills. 

​Polar Express Storytime Parade

Saturday, December 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Juniper Library

Wear your hat and scarf, or your coziest pajamas to a special reading of this holiday classic by Chris Van Allsburg. Enjoy treats, seasonal crafts, and a parade to the North Pole with your friends and family!  Space is limited. Tickets will be available at the Service Desk thirty minutes before the event.

​Polar Express Storytime

Thursday, December 19 from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Ironwood Library

Wear your pajamas and join us for this special holiday storytime featuring the classic children's book The Polar Express!  Tickets are required and limited and available 30 minutes before the program start time.  Desert Vista Music Club will be performing holiday selections in the lobby 30 minutes before the event start.

Experience Phoenix - Check Out a Culture Pass! Act One Culture Pass logo

And another way to experience a winter wonderland…or at least Phoenix's version of "winter" with Phoenix Public Library? While you are visiting one of our locations, be sure to check out our selection of Culture Passes. With an Act One Culture Pass, explore a local art or cultural institution, including holiday performances!  

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