Word from Elburn: December at the Town and Country Library

The holiday season is upon us and we have a lot of fun and festive programming throughout December to get you in the spirit.

Friday Night Film Club returns in December. Pop some popcorn, grab your Junior Mints and enjoy a movie night with friends from the comfort of your sofa. Film studies instructor Joshua Casburn will be the guide for this fun cinematic event. We will screen “Hero” from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 and “Die Hard” from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 17.

The library will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, for the return of the Elburn Christmas Stroll. We’ll have karaoke, crafting, candy canes and other festive surprises. We can’t wait to see everyone there!

Children 3 to 5 years old (and their favorite adult) are invited to join us for Storytime with a Fox Valley Wildlife Center ambassador from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. In addition to the story, we’ll do a craft and have a special meet-and-greet with an ambassador from the Fox Valley Wildlife Center.

Did you know that one of Chicago’s earliest industries was Christmas trees and wreaths? Or that Chicagoans have contributed some of the most beloved holiday songs to the cultural canon? These tidbits just scratch the surface when it comes to our town’s role in all things Yule. To learn more, join Clarence Goodman for “It’s Christmastime in the City: Chicago and Its Yule Time Contributions and Traditions!” This program will be offered virtually and in person from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8.

You’ll have two chances to participate in our gingerbread house workshop, a beloved holiday tradition. Spend some family time together during the busy holiday season and build a little gingerbread house. Join us from 10 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. The workshop is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

The Friends of the Library will be hosting their monthly coffee bar from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 11. Stop by for a cozy cup and a chat and then stay to build the gingerbread house. We can’t think of a better way to spend a chilly Saturday in December.

Journey back with us over a past century of film history as host John LeGear showcases some of the happiest and most memorable holiday moments from classic and popular films in a special holiday-themed “Midday Monday” at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13. Join us for songs, including a show-ending singalong, dances and magical movie scenes from some of the most warmly embraced holiday films of all time, including “Holiday Inn,” “It’s a Wonderful Life,” “The Polar Express,” “Going My Way,” and, of course, Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas.” The program will be offered both virtually and in person.

Come to the library for “Homeschool Days – Holiday Fun” to meet other families while socializing, playing games and crafting. The event is from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14. All are invited. You don’t have to be homeschooled.

Have you tried needle felting? Use simple materials and your hands to create a winter angel perfect for your tree. Join Natasha Lehrer Lewis, of Esther’s Place, as we create winter angels. Choose different colors, fun curly hair and wings as we make this magical ornament. All supplies are included in this fun, in-person felting class from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28.

For more details and a full list of programs, stop in and pick up a copy of our program guide or visit the library’s website at