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Friday and Saturday 10 am- 5 pm

Seasonal Events!

Hello everyone!

The holiday season is quickly approaching and we have some exciting activities planned at the Penn Hills library! To help you spread some holiday cheer, we have a variety of self-guided programs and interactive displays that will be available at the library throughout November and December. Specific details about each program will be listed below.

Greeting Card Stations

From Wednesday November 10th all the way through until the end of December we will have two greeting card stations (one downstairs and one upstairs) full of supplies for you to create a special greeting card for a loved one. We have a variety of different decorative papers, cardstock, and construction papers as well as stickers, crayons, markers, colored pencils, and envelopes available. Stop by any time during operating hours to make your greeting cards!

Winter Holidays Around the World Display

Throughout the winter season, we will have our Winter Holidays Around the World Display up throughout the library to encourage ourselves and our patrons to learn about the various holidays that people celebrate this time of year.

Each mini station will include a short blurb about the holiday, some decorations to keep it festive, and, of course, books about the holiday or the people who celebrate it! There are ten different holiday stations which will be set up in the adult and children’s libraries.

Holidays Upstairs:

  • Hanukkah
  • Kwanzaa
  • Omisoka (Japanese New Year)
  • Yule (Winter Solstice)
  • Diwali

Holidays Downstairs:

  • Christmas
  • Orthodox Christmas
  • Boxing Day
  • Rohatsu (Bodhi Day)
  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The purpose of the display is to encourage inclusivity and joy this holiday season! We will do our best to provide accurate information about each holiday. However, if you find an error, please let us know and we will be happy to correct it.

The holiday display will go up on November 22. Feel free to come by any time after that to browse the display!

Gift Wrapping Stations

Starting November 26th we will have gift wrapping stations available in the adult and children’s library with all the supplies you need to perfectly package your gifts for loved ones this holiday season. Stop by any time during operating hours to wrap your gift.

Letters to Santa

We are partnering with Parks and Recreation to help your little ones get their letters to the North Pole! Starting November 26th, we will have letter templates available for you to fill out with your children. Letters must be submitted to the special mailbox in the Children’s Department by December 17th to be sure that Santa has time to write them a reply! See the Public Service Desk in the Children’s Department for your blank letter.

All of our programs our completely free! Donations are greatly appreciated but never expected. Also, remember to follow us on social media for regular updates.

-Penn Hills Staff

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