Season of Wonder at the Cartersville Library

December 2021

Presenting a season filled with live music, crafts, movies, and many more magical activities, all completely free. Bring the family and spend time in our winter wonderland of trees decorated by local schools. Check out our special programming.

December 2021 Programs

Special Programs

Craft Stations inside the Cartersville Library

All month long, we will have craft stations throughout the library. Stop by each station to create something fun! Take-home kits will be available for those who do not want to craft at the library.

  • Cards of Light: Create a card for an elderly person in your community this holiday season! We will provide all the materials to make your card, and we will deliver the cards to local nursing homes and elder care communities in Bartow County on December 20th.
  • Snowflakes: Follow the instructions to fold and cut your own snowflake. Write your name on the snowflake and leave it with us to decorate the library this month.
  • Coloring Pages: Use our crayons and pull up a chair to color a picture or take a page with you to color at home.
  • Yarn Star Ornaments: Use a wooden star, yarn, twine, and beads to create a beautiful ornament. Hang it on your own tree or give your star as a gift!

Check Out Our Special Displays at the Cartersville Library

  • Holiday Movie Marathon Bags: In the What’s New section. Each bag contains 5 mystery holiday-themed movies, perfect for a cozy night in! Bags are labelled by categories to give you a hint about their content, and ratings will be listed.
  • Season’s Readings: Across from the main circulation desk. A selection of holiday-themed reads across different genres!
  • Handmade Holidays: Downstairs to the right of the stairs. Inspired by our week of crafts, find books on baking, crafts, decorations, and DIYs for all of your seasonal whims!
  • Podcast Picks: Upstairs, just inside fiction on the right. Need a book recommendation? Check out these book review podcasts and their recommended reads.
  • Curl up With a Classic: Upstairs, on the fiction endcaps. Reread classic literature you read in school or finally mark that classic off your TBR list!

There & Back Again Hiking Society
Monday, December 13th from 1 pm – 4 pm – Winter Hike

Explore Bartow County with There & Back Again Hiking Society! Join Bartow Library staff and other hiking society members for a different local hike each month.

The Great Gingerbread House Challenge at Adairsville & Emmie Nelson Libraries
Wednesday, December 1st – Wednesday, December 22nd

We are hosting our very first Great Gingerbread House Challenge. Show off your culinary skills and help us decorate the library for the holidays. The contest is open to all ages and begins December 1st. Judging and prizes will be awarded on December 22nd. Stop by either library to pick up your entry form and contest guidelines.

Afternoon Movie Matinee

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the library while watching a family friendly film on our big screen.

  • Merry Madagascar at Adairsville Library: Monday, December 20th at 2 pm (Rated PG)
  • Mary Poppins Returns at Emmie Nelson Library in Euharlee: Tuesday, December 28th at 2 pm (Rated PG)

Winter Wonderland Mini Golf at Adairsville Library
Thursday, December 30th; Tee-Time reservation required

Grab a score card and test your skills at our Winter Wonderland Library Mini Golf Course. Holiday music, hot chocolate from Adairsville Coffee Company will be served, and a golf pro from Barnsley Resort will be on hand to give tips and tricks on how to get your best mini golf score. Please stop by the Adairsville Library or call 770-769-9200 to sign up for your tee-time reservation. All ages welcome.

Euharlee Lego Day
Thursday, December 30th from 11 am – 4 pm

Join us to get creative and build anything with LOTS of Legos. You can work on your own creation or build as a team. The library will provide Legos, while you provide imagination! All materials must stay at the library, so bring a camera to capture your adventures. Please leave your own Legos at home. We, don’t want you to lose your favorite pieces.

Regular Programs

Brown Bag Mystery Chat
2nd Mon. of every month 12:30 pm -1:30 pm.

Book Chat
3rd Mon. of every month 6:00 pm -7:30 pm.

Mindful Meditation Discussion and Practice
Saturdays from  10:30 am- 12 pm.

We invite you to join us as we come together to explore mindful meditation. Classes are led by experienced mindfulness meditation leaders who volunteer their time, and each bring their own style of sharing and unique perspective to the group. Open to all. No cost. No experience necessary.

Monthly Hand Spinners Meet-up
First Saturday of each month  from  1 pm- 4:45 pm.

If you have a passion for hand spinning and weaving, stop by our monthly Hand Spinners Meet-up. Spend time with others who share the same passion for this ancient textile art!

Sit ‘N’ Stitch
Friday, December 10th from 10 am – 12 pm (No meeting December 24th)

Needlecrafters of all kinds are encouraged to stop in for this group co-hosted with the Etowah Valley Quilt Guild. Bring your quilting, applique, embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch, or beading projects to work on and for “show and tell.”  2nd and 4th Friday of each month.

Bring your projects with you for “show and tell.” We look forward to seeing you!

Mexican Train Dominoes
Thursday, December 2nd & Thursday, December 9th at 2 pm, Tuesday, December 21st at 10 am

Have fun playing Mexican Train Dominoes at the library. If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you! Adults only.

Monday, December 13th & Thursday, December 23rd at 2 pm

Have a great time playing Bingo at the library. Free! Fun! Prizes! Game play is for adults only.

Dungeons & Dragons for Adults
Tuesdays from 6 pm – 7:45 pm: One-shots, DM and themes will vary
Saturdays (except December 25th) 10 am – 1 pm: Focused on those who are new to D & D and want to learn; DM: Finley
Saturdays (except December 25th) 1 pm – 4 pm: Currently full; ongoing game with established group; DM: Andrew

Join us for heroic adventures and perilous journeys through fantasy lands. Design your character, fight mythical beasts, and complete epic quests with your party in one of the most loved tabletop RPGs in history. Please contact Finley to ensure there is space in the group prior to attending for the first time:

Beginners and experienced players are welcome!

21+ only please.

Knit & Crochet
Tuesday, December 7th from 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Remember to meet on Tuesday this month for the yearly group holiday party! Knitters, crocheters, and crafters of all kinds are encouraged to join us each month for socialization, encouragement, or possibly help with your current project.

Bring your projects with you for “show and tell.” We look forward to seeing you!