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MOM AND ME HOLIDAY TEA (register)

@ The Silver Diva ,

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of crafts and treats at the Silver Diva. Create lasting memories as you decorate a mini-gingerbread house, sip hot cocoa and tea and hand stamp a festive holiday ornament! Choose from 1 large ornament or 2 small ornaments with a variety of designs such as trees, snowmen, gingerbread men and more. Hand-stamping is for ages 6 and up; all materials and instructions are supplied.  

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Friday, December 28

Forest Run MetroPark Wildlife Preserve

Whether you are walking off the Christmas turkey, or getting a jump on your New Year’s resolution, a night hike is a great activity for the whole family. Enjoy the sights and sounds of a mid-winter night as you hike through forest and meadow.

RSVP Categories: Fitness, Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

Saturday, December 29

Cold Spring Branch

Ring in the New Year… at noon! Bring the family for fun crafts, games and a countdown to noon. 

RSVP Categories: Library Events, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Monday, December 31

LaBoiteaux Woods

Experience the Holidays at Hogwarts! Create a magical craft, test your knowledge on all things Potter by playing games inspired by the books and movies, hike the Forbidden Forest, meet a fantastic beast or two and more wizarding fun. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Animal Encounters, Crafts, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: All ages

Wednesday, January 2

Perfection Gymnastics

Happy new Year! Send the kids to camp to start the new year right with a day full of new adventures, new friends and new skills.

$$ Categories: Fitness Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

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Cincinnati Ballet Center

Children ages 4 – 9 are welcome to ward off their winter blues with this fun camp. There will be 3 days of crafts, games and wintry tunes with friends. No formal dance experience is necessary for winter dance camp. 

RSVP $$$ Categories: Acting & Theater, Classes, Dance, Music, Seasonal/Holiday Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years

Monfort Heights Branch

Start the New Year off right with journaling. Teens get a journal of their own to take home as well as new journal techniques to help them put pen to paper. 

RSVP Categories: Classes, Library Events Ages: Teens

Friday, January 4

Anderson Branch

The great debate: which is better, the book or the movie? Check out the book of the month, give it a read and then come eat popcorn and watch the movie version. Which will you prefer? (Disclaimer: some movies shown will be rated PG-13. Club is for ages 12-18.)

RSVP Categories: Films, Library Events Ages: Teens

Sunday, January 6

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Fountain Square Ice Skating Rink

Grab your mittens, a warm coat, a friend and plan to have fun learning to ice skate with an Excellence on Ice Coach! This program is designed for ages 4 – adult. Register now, event fills quickly. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Fitness, Outdoor Activities, Seasonal/Holiday, Sports Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Thursday, January 10

, Cincinnati

Sing, dance and play instruments all while promoting cognitive, social, fine and gross motor skills. Children ages 0 – 5 will love bonding with their caregivers during this early childhood education program.

RSVP Categories: Classes, Fitness Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Symmes Township Branch

Homeschool families are welcome to participate in Lego challenges during this fun library program.

RSVP Categories: Library Events Ages: All ages

Learning Through Play Cafe

Sing, dance and play instruments all while promoting cognitive, social, fine and gross motor skills. Children ages 0 – 5 will love bonding with their caregivers during this early childhood education program.

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Fitness Ages: 0 - 12 Months, 13 – 24 Months, 2 – 3 Years, 4 – 5 Years

Saturday, January 12

Shawnee Lookout , North Bend

Just because it is cold doesn’t mean you have to be stuck inside. Bundle up and join a Leave No Trace instructor on the trails to discover 10 essentials for day hiking. Be sure to bring water and a trail snack. Please register 3 days in advance. 

RSVP $$ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: Teens

Tuesday, January 15

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Green Township Branch

Would you like to help Make a Difference in your community? Join the library on the 2nd Tuesday of the month for group service projects benefiting the community. 

RSVP Categories: Library Events, Volunteer Opportunities Ages: Teens

Thursday, January 17

Shawnee Lookout , North Bend

Home-school students ages 5 – 12 are welcome to explore how early Americans survived cold Ohio winters. Dress for the weather and please register by 1/15. 

RSVP $ Categories: Classes, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Science Ages: 4 – 5 Years, 6 – 8 Years, 9 – 12 Years

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Farbach-Warner Nature Preserve , Cincinnati

Learn a classic skill at the park! This two-session class is for beginning woodcarvers who will learn how to carve a small decorative shelf goose in a natural finish. Wood blank and pattern provided, students must bring their own knives or purchase one from their instructor.    Thursday session: 1/17 & 1/24, 6:30 – 9… Read more »

Categories: Classes Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Saturday, January 19

Mitchell Memorial Forest , Cleves

Kick off your weekend with some r & r: rest and relaxation. Join certified instructors on the trail to learn quick, easy ways to de-stress with mindfulness and mediation. Be sure to pack water and dress for the weather. 

$$ Categories: Classes, Fitness, Health and Safety, Outdoor Activities Ages: Teens

Cincinnati Nature Center

Think it’s cold this winter? Imagine the chill of the Ice Age as you search for clues of a time when mastodons roamed and the land looked astonishingly different. Embrace winter and discover hints of the ice age in today’s plants, animals and landscape. 

RSVP $ Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities, Science Ages: 9 – 12 Years, Teens

Huffman Park , Cincinnati

Winter Tree ID can be tough. Join MetroParks of Butler County and Fairfield Parks & Recreation to learn the basics of what to look for when out in the winter woods. Then, take a hike through Huffman Park to test your new-found knowledge! 

RSVP Categories: Nature, Outdoor Activities Ages: All ages

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