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Wrapping up at APL

Snowflake Follies is Dec. 14 at the Airdrie Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. Photo Submitted/For Rocky View Publishing

December is definitely one of the busier months – with festive celebrations, school plays and everything else that comes with the season, one almost looks forward to the quiet comfort of January’s embrace of winter. This month also heralds the inevitable end of 2019, and all that it has brought our way.

Here at Airdrie Public Library (APL), we’re busy wrapping up our final programming.

There are still a few things happening before the program break on Dec. 16. For instance, there’s a special Tween Zone: DIY with Stepping Stones Dec. 13 from 3 to 4 p.m., where participants will build and decorate a gingerbread house. These sweet houses are limited, and online registration for this event is required to secure a spot for your nine- to 13-year-old participants.

The final Reading Buddies of 2019 is Dec. 12 at 4:15 p.m.

Our regular digital literacy programming in the The Makerspace is finished for the year, but drop-in will continue throughout the month.

For the little ones, our final Sensational Saturdays has been replaced with Snowflake Follies, a festive holiday celebration for children ages two to six and their families, on Dec. 14. This popular event is spread throughout the library with craft and play stations.

Lastly, our preschool programs also finish Dec. 14, but will pick up again on Jan. 6, 2020.

One final Craft Crew, for adults and children, is sneaking in on Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. This event centres on a craft time with a child in your life and is for children aged seven to 12. There’s still time to register online on behalf of you and your young crafting sidekick.

And don’t forget, our Airdrie Day Calgary Hitmen fundraiser. Tickets are on sale right now at the library for the Calgary Hitmen vs. Medicine Hat Tigers game on Jan. 1, 2020. The cost is just $15, or $20 per ticket if you need transportation there and back from Airdrie.

For more information on all our programs and services, visit, call 403-948-0600 or drop by and get your free library card.