Season of Wonder

Season of Wonder at the Cartersville Public Library

December 2022

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.

December 2022 Programs

Special Programs

Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Spice Kit
All month long!

Stop by any of our branches throughout the month of December and pick up a yummy Gingerbread Hot Cocoa Spice Kit! Each kit will include a pack of spices and a recipe, as well as information about the history of hot cocoa.

Holiday Craft Stations
Monday, December 5th through Saturday, December 10th, all day!

  • 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 19th.
  • Paper Trees: Create a cute paper tree using the provided pattern and scissors. Decorate your tree and leave it for us to display or take it with you to decorate your own home.

Senior Movie Matinee – Love the Coopers
Wednesday, December 7th at 10:30 am

Enjoy freshly popped popcorn and watch a movie on the big screen…. a monthly special event, for seniors only!

Euharlee – Craft Hour for Seniors – Glass Ornaments 
Monday, December 12th at 10:30 am

Decorate your tree with your own Christmas Ornament.

Adairsville Candy Cane Hunt
Monday, December 12th through Friday, December 16th

Find all 12 candy canes in the library and win a candy cane of your own.

Euharlee – Jingle All the Way Contest
Monday, December 12th through Friday, December 16th

Guess how many jingle bells are in the jar and win a copy of the book Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.
The winner will be contacted on Monday, December 19.

Artist Reception for Alexis Fulmer
Tuesday, December 13th at 5 pm

During December and January, the work of Alexis Fulmer will be on display in our gallery. Meet the artist, view the work, and enjoy light refreshments at our Artist Reception!

Live Holiday Music with Darla and Don Wilmot
Tuesday, December 13th from 5 pm – 7 pm

Join us for an evening of live flute and trombone music by Darla and Don Wilmot, a musical husband and wife duo of retired military musicians. Enjoy the holiday music inside the Cartersville Library, as Darla and Don play on the balcony above the main desk.

Live Holiday Music with Etowah Jazz Society
Wednesday, December 14th at 4 pm

Join us for an evening of holiday music by members of the Etowah Jazz Society inside the Cartersville Library. Browse books, stroll through our winter wonderland of trees, or sit back and enjoy as music pours down from the balcony in the main library.

Adairsville – Ask a Lawyer Georgia Legal Services Program
Tuesday, December 20th from 12 pm – 2 pm

For Seniors 55+
Need to get advice from a lawyer?
This program provides free 10-20 minute consultations with volunteer lawyers for people who have legal problems to discuss but do not have a lawyer representing them. Remember to organize and bring all related documents, forms and court papers to your appointment! Come prepared with all questions written down: time is limited.

Please call 706-272-2924 to schedule an appointment or contact kbennett@glps.org

Build & Brew: Adult Lego Competition at Drowned Valley Brewing Company
Tuesday, December 20th at 5 pm

Join us for another Build & Brew meet-up at Drowned Valley Brewing Co. and participate in a light-hearted Lego competition for adults! On the third Tuesday of each month, library staff will head to the brewery with Legos in tow. We will set the competition theme for the night, and participants will be given an hour and a half to complete their build. Staff from Drowned Valley and the library will vote on the winner, and a prize will be awarded! The Lego creations from the night will be on display at the Cartersville Library for the week following the event so that you can show off your build. See you there!

Handmade Craft Classes at the Cartersville Library

Cinnamon Stick Santas
Monday, December 12th from 3 pm – 4 pm

Create a tiny Santa using a cinnamon stick, paint, and textural medium. We will have plenty of supplies for you to make multiple Santas. These make cute gift toppers or ornaments!

Macramé Ornaments
Tuesday, December 13th from 3 pm – 4 pm

Make a macramé star using simple tying techniques and use it to decorate or give it as a handmade gift to friends or family!

Snow Globe Mason Jars
Wednesday, December 14th  from 3 pm – 4 pm

Create your own gift jar with a snow globe on top using an ornament and festive figurines. We will make the jars today and make a scrub that can be stored inside the jars tomorrow!

Choose-Your-Scent Sugar Scrubs
Thursday, December 15th from 3 pm – 4 pm

Make your own sugar scrub, then choose your favorite festive scent for the finishing touch. Remember to bring your Snow Globe Mason Jar to store the sugar scrub for a cute gift!

Beaded Snowflake Ornaments
Friday, December 16th from 3 pm – 4 pm

Create a beautiful snowflake using wire and beads. Hang it on your tree or in a window to sparkle in the light!

Regular Programs

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

Book Chat
Monday, December 12th from 6 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.

Etowah Valley 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 Etowah Valley Hand Spinners Meet-up. Spend time with others who share the same passion for this ancient textile art!

Sit ‘N’ Stitch
Friday, December 9th from 9 am – 12 pm

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 1st & Thursday, December 8th at 2 pm, Tuesday, December 20th 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.

Bingo
Monday, December 12th and Thursday, December 22nd 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

Join our weekly D&D group at the Cartersville Library! Beginners and experienced players are welcome. Adults only, please. Most games/campaigns are open to new players. Feel free to drop in to watch or join in! For questions and inquiries about specific games, please contact Finley at cartersvilledndclub@gmail.com

  • Tuesdays from 5-7:45pm: One-shots, board games, and other TTRPGs
  • Saturdays from 10am-1pm & 1pm-4pm: Ongoing bi-weekly campaign rotation

Knit & Crochet
Thursday, December 15th from 6 pm – 7:30 pm

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!

Sew Creative Stitchery
Saturday, November 19th from 1 pm – 4 pm

Crochet taught by Sylvia Miller. Project and supply list to be announced. Class is $10. Registration is required. Adults only, please.