Winter Break @ the Library

Your local library has you covered on what to do with the kids during the two-week holiday break from school! Here is an overview of some of great things coming up in our libraries: 

Book-It Repertory Theatre

The Seattle theater group will perform the children's book Ada's Violin, which tells the story of Ada Ríos growing up in a slum outside of Asunción, Paraguay. She dreamed of playing the violin, but it was not an option for her poor family until a new music teacher arrives. The free performance will be done in English and Spanish and will feature instruments made from recycled materials.

  • Ephrata: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m.
  • Leavenworth: Thursday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m.
  • Oroville: Friday, Dec. 29, 11 a.m.
  • Quincy: Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m.
  • Tonasket: Friday, Dec. 29, 2:30 p.m.
  • Wenatchee: Thursday, Dec. 28, 2 p.m.

Story times

Most of our libraries have regular story times throughout the week, but many will have special Christmas and holiday-themed ones. Here are a few that stand out:

  • Moses Lake: Adults with special needs story time, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 and Dec. 27.
  • Omak: Read-Aloud program, with snacks and crafts, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 and Dec. 27.
  • Wenatchee: Bilingual Christmas story time, 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18; Christmas preschool story time, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; Christmas pajama story time, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Christmas family story time, 11 a.m. Saturday.

Animals in Winter

Hillary Schwirtlich from the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust will present a winter-themed story and craft time.

  • Wenatchee: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19


Arts & Crafts

  • Chelan: Snowman stick puppets, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20 and Dec. 27. 
  • Curlew: Knitting group, 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 and Dec. 28.
  • Ephrata: Fiber arts club, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.
  • Moses Lake: Clay craft, 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18; adult yard night, 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 18.; pop-up card craft, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20; snowflake/songbird ornaments, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21; drop-in draft, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27.
  • Quincy: Crafts for kids, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22.
  • Waterville: Holiday ornaments, 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.
  • Wenatchee: Advanced fiber arts for teens and adults, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19; 3-D popup cards, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.


If it's technology your kids want, we'll have plenty of that in our libraries. Some of these activities require sign-up in advance, so check with your local library to get your name on the list.

  • Cashmere: 3-D printing, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21.
  • Chelan: 3D printing, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19; STEM activities, 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21 and Thursday, Dec. 28; Legos, 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23.
  • Curlew: Makerspace Friday, 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22 and Dec. 29.
  • Ephrata: Mini makerspace, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19.
  • Leavenworth: Make Christmas-box castles with Make-Do, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27.
  • Omak: Makerspace for adults, senior citizens and others, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.
  • Quincy: Simple powered Lego machines, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19; Minecraft Club, 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18, and Tuesday, Dec. 19.
  • Republic: Maker Monday, 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18.
  • Royal City: STEM activities, 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18.
  • Soap Lake: STEM Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30.
  • Tonasket: Makerspace and STEM, 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20.
  • Wenatchee: Circuits and Coding, 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28.

Other fun happenings!

  • Leavenworth: Reception for arts Suzi Lane, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28.
  • Wenatchee: Family board games, 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22; 3:30 p.m.; watch the movie Toy Story, 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29; Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29.


For a complete calendar of the week’s event in our libraries, check out our online calendar!

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