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A Very Bookish Christmas at Manheim Library


Crafting For Christmas

Saturday November 11th, Saturday November 18th, Saturday December 2nd – 9 am and 2 pm

Join volunteers from the Manheim Library and from Michael’s Crafts as we make select crafts each week, either large or small, to help enhance your holiday table and home decor. Plus bring your little ones as we help them make, decorate and fill their Christmas stockings each week. $10 donation for small craft project, $40 donation for wreaths. Donation is weekly for small project. One time donation for wreath. Payable during class.

Cookies from a local bakery and Hot Chocolate will be provided for a nominal charge.

A Christmas-Filled Day

Saturday December 9th

Baking Contest, Community Judging & Silent Auction – 11 am

This all day event will help you more than get in the mood for the holidays. We begin at the library at 10 am for a baking and fruitcake contest between 3 of the areas best bakers and you get to judge and sample their holiday treats. Live jazz christmas music will be provided by the Smith Jazz Quartet. You’ll have a chance to silent bid on the items, as well as purchase items with 10% of the auction proceeds benefiting the library.

Read To Santa – 11 am to Noon

Santa usually always reads to children. But in our activity for 6 yr olds and up, the kids get to read their favorite books to him instead. Sign up for 10 minute reading blocks. Get your photo with Santa for $10. 50% goes to help fund library activities

Christmas Dinner at The Cat’s Meow in Manheim – 6 pm

The Cat’s Meow has created a specialty prix-fixe menu featuring many of their favorites for your Christmas dining enjoyment. For a fee of $70 per couple you can enjoy their delectable food and help support the Manheim Community Library at the same time. A portion of the proceeds go to fund the libraries mission. We will all meet at the library and then to the restaurant.

A Christmas Story on the Big Screen – 9 pm

After dinner, or as a separate event, we will attend a special screening of the famed holiday movie favorite, “A Christmas Story” at Zootropolis Art House in downtown Lancaster. This showing is for our patrons only. $8 a person or $12 a couple. Children free. Popcorn free!!

For more info about any of these activities, call Manheim Library directly at (717) 665-6700