Winter Break Events at Seattle Public Libraries

Looking for something to do during the winter break from school? The Seattle Public Library will offer free programs ranging from STEM-focused activities to video and board games, crafts, chess, Dungeons & Dragons and more! See below for the schedule of events from Friday, Dec. 20 to Sunday, Jan. 5.

WINTER BREAK EVENT SCHEDULE

Winter Break Holiday Crafting – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Take a break from school break boredom and holiday stresses! Drop in anytime for to make a personalized craft celebrating the season.  We’ll also have activities, fun trivia facts and book recommendations from librarians and teen volunteers. For all ages.

Piñatas and Posadas – 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Join us to make your own piñata to celebrate the holidays!  We’ll also learn about the history of piñatas and see beautiful examples. For all ages.

Drop Everything and Read (or Color) – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086. Join us the day after Christmas for a relaxing library retreat. Bring a book to cozy up with, maybe some pillows and blankets. We’ll have hot cocoa and tea available, a warm crackling fire (on the TV), coloring supplies, and even some book giveaways! For all ages.

Chess Club – Come play a game of chess! Children and teens are invited to drop by for fun and casual games of chess. Chess puzzles and basic chess instruction will also be available. For all ages.

Winter Break Button Making – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Take a break from school break boredom and holiday stresses! Drop in anytime for to make a personalized button (draw your own or use one of our pictures). We’ll also have activities, coloring and book recommendations from librarians and teen volunteers. For all ages.

Teen Dungeons & Dragons Club – Noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089. Interested in D & D? Want to find people to play and learn with? Join us for Dungeons & Dragons at Ballard Library. For teens.

Game On! – Celebrate Winter Break at the High Point Branch of The Seattle Public Library. Today we offer crafts: origami and beading, board games, Xbox 360, Wii games and refreshments. For all ages.

Pop-Up Museum – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 30, 31 and Jan. 2 at the South Park Branch, 8604 Eighth Ave. S., 206-615-1688. Experience fun hands-on museum displays from the Burke Museum! Families will learn amazing facts and get to examine artifacts up close, with a different topic each day:

  • Dec. 30: Age of Dinosaurs
  • Dec. 31: Mammals
  • Jan. 2: Insects

Family New Year’s Eve – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7518. Families are invited to get a head start on their New Year’s Celebration. Make a calendar, write New Year’s resolutions, watch “The Ball” drop from the outside balcony at noon and enjoy light refreshments and sparkling cider! For all ages.

New Year’s At Noon – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086. Join us as we ring in the New Year (a little early). We’ll share a story, and have crafts and snacks right up until the countdown. Then we’ll make some noise and celebrate! For all ages.

Winter Break Reading Oasis – Noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Northgate Branch, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E., 206-386-1980. Trade book recommendations with librarians and teen volunteers, sip warm drinks and go home ready for the start of the new year! For all ages.

Winter Craft Extravaganza – 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Queen Anne Branch, 400 W. Garfield St., 206-386-4227. Celebrate the winter season with books, snacks, and wintry crafts! For all ages.

Roger Fernandes: Native Storyteller – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-684-4086. Bring the whole family to enjoy storytelling with Roger Fernandes. Fernandes is a storyteller, tribal historian, educator and member of Lower Elwha Band of the S’Klallam Indians from the Port Angeles area of Washington state. For all ages.