Season of Wonder

Presenting a season filled with live music, crafts, movies, and many more magical activities, all free of charge. Bring the family and spend some time in our winter wonderland of trees decorated by local schools.
Children's Activities
Make and Take Scratch Art
Week of December 4th
Stop by the Cartersville Library Children's Desk and pick up a scratch-art kit. Each kit contains 1 scratch art tree, 1 stick, and a ribbon. Available while supplies last.
Toddler/Preschool Holiday Crafts
Tuesday, December 5th from 10 am - 11:30 am
Drop in for some seasonal fun with your little ones at our craft stations! We will make chalk art, glitter, and Christmas countdown crafts.
Snack Break: Chaider and Sugarplum Cookies
Friday, December 15th from 4 pm - 5 pm
Make some bite-size sparkly sugarplums and spicy chai infused apple cider!
Creation Station: Winter Sports Ornaments
Friday, December 15th from 4 pm - 5 pm
Make a set of skis and a tiny sled to decorate your tree!
Act 1 Academy Presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas Performance Arts Workshop
Saturday, December 9th from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Join ACT I Academy for a White Christmas themed performing arts workshop inspired by Irving Berlin's classic musical!  Students will dive into the music and history of the show, explore the process of writing a musical  and even get the chance to learn some choreography and music from the production!  The workshop is for ages 9 - 15 and students should come dressed in clothes they are prepared to move around in.  ACT I will also be presenting White Christmas the Musical at the Grand Theater on Dec. 15th - 17th!  Check out for more information!
Holiday Movie: Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
Tuesday, December 12th from 6 pm - 7 pm
Join us for a screening of the beloved holiday classic on the big screen, featuring the puppets of Jim Henson and based on the children's book by Russell and Lillian Hoban!  It's a funny and heartwarming family feature about the spirit of giving.  In the movie, Emmet Otter dreams of buying Ma a piano for Christmas, while Ma dreams of buying Emmet a guitar. When a village talent contest is announced, both imagine their dreams coming true. But what they don't imagine finding is their real reward — the power of love, family, and hope in hard times.  After the movie, make an otter puppet of your own.  Free popcorn! Movie run time: 48 min.
Life-sized Candy Land
Friday, December 29th and Saturday, December 30th - all day
Drop in over the winter break and play a game of giant Candyland.  Explore the Lollipop Woods, Gumdrop Mountains and more while getting candy along the way!
Handmade for the Holidays - A week filled with festive crafting!
Make Your Own Ugly Sweater
Monday, December 11th from 3 pm - 5 pm
Let’s have a little fun with the “ugly sweater” holiday tradition! Bring your own sweater and we will provide tacky trinkets and other supplies for you to bedazzle the sweater.
Ornament Making (Paint a wood ornament)
Tuesday, December 12th from 3 pm - 4 pm
Paint a fun and festive holiday ornament for your tree.
Buffalo Plaid Mason Jars
Wednesday, December 13th from 3 pm - 5 pm
What says winter more than buffalo plaid? Paint your own mason jar in a cozy winter plaid.
String Stars
Thursday, December 14th from 3 pm - 4 pm
Make several string stars to hang on your hearth this winter.
Felt Winter Gnome
Friday, December 15th from 3 pm - 4 pm
It's so wonderful to be Gnome for the Holidays! Create your own little felt gnome for your holiday.
Wrapping Paper
Saturday, December 16th from 12 pm - 4 pm
Drop in and decorate your own wrapping paper for the holidays.
Special Programs
Live Holiday Music by Darla and Don Wilmot
Thursday, December 21st from 5:30 pm - 7:30 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.
Ali Parker Cosmetics: Makeup Tutorial
Tuesday, December 12th from 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a night with Ali Parker Cosmetics! Whether looking for a simple yet classic look or wanting to sparkle it up for the  holidays, we are sure to learn some new fabulous tips from Ali.
Euharlee's Craft Hour for Seniors: Snowy Candle Holders (Glass Votives)
Monday, December 18th from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Join us at the Emmie Nelson Library to create your own festive candle holder for the holidays.
E.A. Jackson Artwork on display through December
Stop by the Cartersville Library Art Gallery to enjoy Christmas and Winter themed paintings featuring local artist E.A. Jackson. Don't forget to leave a nice comment in her guestbook!
Wonderland of Trees
Vote for your favorite trees!
Participating Schools

Adairsville Elementary
Adairsville High School
Adairsville Middle School
Allatoona Elementary School
Bartow College and Career Academy
Cartersville Elementary School
Cartersville High School
Cartersville Middle School
Cartersville Primary School
Cass High School
Cass Middle School
Clear Creek Elementary School
Cloverleaf Elementary School
Emerson Elementary School
Euharlee Elementary School
Georgia Highlands College
Hamilton Crossing Elementary School
Kingston Elementary School
Mission Road Elementary School
Pine Log Elementary School
Taylorsville Elementary School
White Elementary School
Red Top Middle School
Woodland High School
Woodland Middle School
Thank you to our Community Sponsors
Tis the Season
Mission Road Kennels
The Love Store
Lulabelle's Closet
Southern Cove
Kevin Westmoreland Trucking
Williamson & Co CPAs
Jenkins, Bowen, & Walker, P.C.
United Community Bank
The Healing Hand Clinic
Alfa Insurance/Gay Miller Agency
Noble & Main
Sugar Valley Alpacas
Steve & Kathy Hall
State Farm/Todd Browning
In The Woods
J's Simply Soul
Salon Solutions
Cartersville Bicycle Service & Supply
Southland Engineering
Starr Mathews
Ameris Bank