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Welcome to Winter Wonderland

Winter - the season when the days are shorter and the weather dips, snow flurries fall and icicles form and we tend to hibernate indoors to avoid the cold. Well not in the Winter Wonderland known as Palm Beach County. While we enjoy somewhat cooler temperatures we can still embrace the winter season with events and activities at many locations.

Although snow days are rare for us many branches are offering up snow themed activities to warm your heart. There are movies, songs, stories, crafts, snowflakes, ice painting and snowman too. Teens can even learn about Winter Celebrations Around the World at the Jupiter Branch. See if snow is in the forecast at your favorite location.

When we are hibernating from the cold it’s a great time to spend time making crafts and we are offering up a wonderful selection of classes to inspire your creativity. There are so many options to choose from. Learn to make glitter bowls, mosaic candle holders, and winter luminaries. You can make holiday crafts including greeting cards, table decorations, clever card holders, holiday ornaments, magnets, book page wreaths, and gift wrap. There are classes for you to create gifts of headbands, ornaments, key chains, earrings, peppermint soap and more. Learn the Japanese art of Kusandama Ball, the Pennsylvania Dutch art of scherenschnitte and the Native American craft of finger weaving. Whether you are already a coloring enthusiast or a newbie, you can wind down and escape at of our many coloring sessions and clubs.

For those who are into sweets we have hot cocoa making classes, holiday cookbook discussions along with cookie and gingerbread inspired themed events and classes that will fill your head with sugar plums. Make gingerbread houses, decorate cookies and cupcakes and enjoy the season.

Bring in the new year with your child at one of the Noon Year’s Eve Parties taking place at the Greenacres Branch, Hagen Ranch Road Branch or the West Boynton Branch.

Check the complete list of classes and activities for more information about these and other events to fill the chilly winter days. While you’re here don’t forget to borrow a book, DVD or CD so you can curl up and get cozy and enjoy the winter (with the air conditioner on of course).