December 1, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Hawk Avenue & Grand Avenue
North Richland Hills kicks off the 2017 Christmas season with the Holiday Magic Christmas Tree Lighting & Family Festival. The festival will include live music, community entertainment, food vendors, children’s activities, the Christmas Tree lighting, holiday scenes and of course Santa. A new location this year, along Hawk and Grand Avenues, brings the feel of a street festival to the event and also allows activities to be moved indoors to the Library and NRH Centre in case of inclement weather. The location also provides an opportunity for the city’s Christmas Tree and popular holiday photo scenes to be enjoyed throughout the entire month of December.
December 1, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ 2nd Floor of Library
The Library will be closing at noon (12:00 p.m.) on 12/1/2017 to prepare our facility for the City's Holiday Magic Tree Lighting & Family Festival event.
From noon-6:00 p.m. the Library will be closed to the public and computers will be unavailable.
From 6:00-9:00 p.m. the Library will be open to the public as the Children's Crafts venue and a $3 admission charge per person will be taken at the Library entrance. While we will be circulating materials at this time, public computers, printers, copy machines, faxing and scanning will be unavailable for use.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope that the advance notice will help our patrons to make other plans for computer use during this time.
December 1, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In order to assist in setting up for the City's annual Night of Holiday Magic event, the Library will be closing early at noon. As our parking lot and the streets around the Library will be closed for this event, the outside book returns will be unavailable. Please call 817-427-6800 or go online to renew items. No items will be due on this day, so no fines should accrue.
December 4, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library Board Room
You do not have to be a philosopher to enjoy an exchange of ideas with other adults on topics limited only by your imagination. New faces warmly welcomed. No homework required! Please contact the Reference Desk at 817-427-6814 for more information.
December 4, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Area; 1st Floor
Join us on the first Monday of each month for Make It Mondays! Look for the tables in the Children’s Area of the NRH Library to play and stretch your imagination with LEGO® sets. Children of all ages are welcome; please feel free to come and go.
December 5, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Polly's Room
This 30 minute interactive program for Toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, and their caregivers features stories, finger play, action rhymes and songs. Toddlers will be introduced to sounds, letter recognition and new words that will help them grow into pre-readers. After the program, toddlers and their caregivers are invited to stay and play with other attendees. Please call the Children’s Department at 817-427-6818 for more information.
December 5, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Community Room
Chess Club meets every Tuesday from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Hone your skills or learn the game from chess enthusiasts from ages 6 to 18. No registration necessary; just show up! Please call the Children’s Department at 817-427-6818 for more information.
December 6, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Polly's Room
STEM Story Time is a regular Story Time with STEM elements added in! In addition to the regular stories, action rhymes and/or songs of regular Story Time, children and their caregivers can also stay for a STEM activity. This month’s STEM theme is: Weather. Story times provide a foundation for building a lifelong love of books and reading. Please call the Children’s Department at 817-427-6818 for more information.
December 6, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Area
Children are invited to help us trim our Christmas tree! Create your own ornament and hang it on our tree! Appropriate for children of all ages.
December 7, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM @ Library Lobby
Join us for a holiday concert performance by students of Snow Heights Elementary School. Please feel free to come and go; this performance is appropriate for all ages.
December 7, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Children's Area
December 8, 3:00 PM @ Facebook.com/NRHLibrary
Join us every second Friday of the month for live reading recommendations from Library staff on Facebook! Each month we will be recommending books in different themes. Visit the Library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/NRHLibrary to join us and to learn more.
December 8, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ The Maker Spot; 2nd Floor
Join us for the Hour of Code™, a global movement to teach kids how to code! Kids can play games to learn about coding and take home a cool certificate. Open to all ages in grades 1st-12th. Personal tablets and laptops are welcome; laptops will be available for use. Registration is not required; feel free to come and go.
December 11, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM @ Library Community Room
Help others in your community with a lifesaving blood donation. Stop by the Library from 11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 11th to donate. All donors will receive a free pair of Carter BloodCare socks to help keep warm!!
Walk-ins are welcome or you can sign up for a time slot.
December 12, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Polly's Room
December 12, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Community Room
December 13, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Library Board Room
December 13, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Polly's Room
Young children, ages 3 to 6, are invited to enjoy a variety of stories, action rhymes and/or songs during this 30 minute program. Story times provide a foundation for building a lifelong love of books and reading. After each program, children and their caregivers are invited to stay for a fun craft activity. Please call the Children’s Department at 817-427-6818 for more information.
December 16, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Polly's Room
Mollie the therapy dog and her other furry friends are ready to read with you! They are fun and cuddly non-judgmental listeners that can help to strengthen reading skills and build confidence in beginning readers. Please arrive by 10:00 a.m. to sign up for your 15 minute time slot. There are a limited number of slots available and slots will be available on a first come, first served basis. Please call the Children’s Department for more information at 817-427-6818.
December 18, 7:00 PM @ Library Lobby
Join us for our final fall concert! This month we will feature The European Ensemble Strings, solo cellist.
Enjoy a variety of Christmas music with The European Ensemble Strings! The European Ensemble Strings was established in Dallas TX back in 2005 by Edina Pastyik - originally from Budapest, Hungary, Anne from Colorado, Gail Bowers from Indiana and Eric Tannenbaum on cello joined the group. These ladies and Eric decided to spice up the regular classical music repertoire with fun, upbeat contemporary music that entertains all ages.
Free and open to all ages; feel free to come and go. Please call 817-427-6814 for more information.
December 18, 9:00 AM @ Online
Babygarten© story time is a fun and educational six-week series of classes for children 0-12 and 13-18 months. Each class involves songs, rhymes, activities and free play that help babies with language and pre-literacy skills. Most importantly, Babygarten© is a place you and your child can come to have fun together which is key to your child’s healthy development. Please call the Children's Department at 817-427-6818 if you have questions or if you would like more information. Space is limited so registration is required.
December 19, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Polly's Room
December 19, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Community Room
December 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Library Board Room
Like to read? Want to make new friends? Join us for Book Break– our monthly book club for adults to read a book, have some fun and meet new people. The group meets in the Library Board Room on the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome! Book of the month: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. Please contact the Reference Desk at 817-427-6814 for more information.
December 20, 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM @ Polly's Room
December 25, 9:00 AM - December 26, 9:00 PM
The library will be closed for the Christmas holiday. Items can be returned through the drive thru or walk-up bookdrops. Please call 817-427-6800 for more information or questions about this closure.
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