PLAINVILLE – Plainville Public Library has announced a variety of programs this Christmas season, from “hot chocolate wars” to holiday music.
A lineup of free programs for the public have been announced Dec. 8 through Dec. 30 at the library at 56 E. Main St.
Library director Trish Tomlinson said that the library has converted back to mostly in-person programming.
“We’re back to normal,” said Tomlinson. “The only exception is that everyone still has to wear a mask no matter what. We’re following the school mandates for masks, not the town mandates.”
People will still be able to pick up take-home holiday crafts for children, however. They just need to stop at the children’s desk and ask for a kit.
On Dec. 8, the library will be hosting a holiday concert at 6:30 p.m.
“Pianist David Eberly will be performing the holiday classics,” said Tomlinson.”
On Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m., the library will welcome guest Li Liu, who will be demonstrating traditional Chinese acrobatics.
The library will also be offering a “hot chocolate wars” program for teens over winter break. On Monday, Dec. 27 and Tuesday, Dec. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m., teens will be able to try a variety of hot chocolates and vote for their favorites.
“There are three categories; ‘hot, hot, hotter’, ‘culinary curious’, and ‘mostly mint,’” said Tomlinson. “Teens will be voting for ‘hellfire hot chocolate’ versus ‘Hungarian heat’, ‘Columbian hot chocolate vs “Northwestern Sweet’ and peppermint versus white chocolate mint.”
All hot chocolates were supplied by the Friends of Plainville Public Library.
Children will get their chance to enjoy sweet treats on Dec. 29, where they will be able to make candy cottages from either 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
On Dec. 30, the library will offer a “New Year’s Photo Booth” from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
“We will have a photo booth for all ages with props so that people can make memories and mark the end of 2021,” said Tomlinson.
For more information about Plainville Public Library, visit plainvillect.com/library or call 860-793-1446.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.