Boyd Library offering variety of holiday events

Published 10:17 am Tuesday, November 17, 2009

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library has an entire month of fun holiday programs for the entire family.

On Thursday, Dec. 1, there is a wreath-making class at each branch. Boyd Horticulture Agent Lori Bowling will teach this class at 10 a.m. at Catlettsburg, noon at Main, and 6 p.m. at Summit. Participants get to make a wreath to take home, but the class fills up quickly. Sign-up online at

A class for the entire family on making homemade holiday cards takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Main. The library will provide all the supplies. Just bring your imagination.

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Need some last-minute literary gifts? Boyd County Public Library Friends is holding is annual Stocking Stuffer Book Sale on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Main, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be storytime for children at the top of every hour. So drop off your kids for some holiday stories and go shopping!

The Piece-ing it Together Craft Club at Summit will be making Christmas card ornaments on Monday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. New members are always welcome and supplies will be provided.

A class on making gingerbread houses will be offered twice at Catlettsburg on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Members of the culinary arts program at Ashland Community & Technical College are teaching the class, as well as one on making Christmas cookies, on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. at Summit.

Teens are invited to make a gift for someone special, and something to keep for themselves, at the monthly Teen Tuesdays program, on Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at Main. There will be a large selection of gifts to choose from. Come make more than one!

On Saturday, Dec. 12, the Summit Branch will host Christmas Cartoons & Crafts at 2 p.m. The holiday classics, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Frosty the Snowman” will be shown, and kids can choose a special holiday craft.

Holiday music from all sorts of local groups will fill the library at lunchtime Dec. 14-23 (weekdays). Cookies and drinks will be served. So, stop by and listen. And, if you would like to perform, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0519, ext. 1140.

Finally, if you are still in need of a gift idea, come to a special program on “Handmade Gifts Under $10” on Thursday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. Bring your cool gift ideas to share with others.