Merriment at the Library

'Tis the Season to be Jolly

Nothing says "merry" like the library. Join us for a whole month of parties and fun:

Deck the Halls Party

Monday, December 5 | Sequoyah | 6:00 - 7:30

Enjoy a story about the Nutcracker, decorate the library for the holidays, and craft a decoration to take home.

Pajama Storytime and Dance Party

Wednesday, December 7 | Cedar Bluff | 5:00 - 6:00 | Ages 4-8

Shake off some energy between holidays, and come in your pajamas if you want. Parents are invited too, of course.

East Tennessee Historical Society Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 10 | East Tennessee History Center | 11:00 - 3:00 

The whole family will enjoy holiday music, cookies, hot cider, craft demonstrations, storytelling, ornament-making for kids, special exhibits, and free museum admission.

Cedar Bluff Holiday Celebration

Wednesday, December 14 | Cedar Bluff | 10:30 - noon

Children of all ages and their families are invited to drop in to see Santa Claus and enjoy crafts, songs, dance and refreshments.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Monday, December 19 | Halls | 3:00

Join us for a reading of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, a Christmas craft, milk and cookies and a visit from Santa.

Ornament craft parties for kids

Lawson McGhee Library Children’s Room

  • Tuesday, December 20 | 10:00 - noon
  • Tuesday, December 20 |  6:00 - 7:30
  • Wednesday, December 21 | 10:00 - noon
  • Thursday, December 22 | 10:00 - noon

Santa visits

The Jolly Ol' Elf is taking a break from the North Pole to hear kids' wishes. Santa visits may include refreshments and a craft. Bring a camera. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. 

  • Tuesday, December 6 | Murphy | 3:00
  • Wednesday, December 7 | Karns | 10:30
  • Monday, December 12 | Norwood | 4:00
  • Monday, December 12 | Sequoyah | 6:00
  • Tuesday, December 13 | South Knoxville | 11:00 *Rescheduled
  • Tuesday, December 13 | Bearden | 3:30
  • Wednesday, December 14 | Cedar Bluff | 10:30
  • Wednesday, December 14 | Burlington | 3:00
  • Thursday, December 15 | Lawson McGhee | 9:00
  • Thursday, December 15 | Carter | 11:00
  • Thursday, December 15 |  Corryton | 4:00
  • Friday, December 16 | Fountain City | 10:30
  • Monday, December 19 | Halls | 3:30
  • Tuesday, December 20 | Powell | 6:00

Knoxville Symphony Orchestra String Quartet storytimes

The string quartet will be dropping by a library near you to bring children's books to life with some classical music, sound effects and some hands-on learning.

  • Tuesday, December 6 | 10:30 | Sequoyah
  • Wednesday, December 7 | 10:30 | Halls 
  • Thursday, December 8 | 10:30 | Howard Pinkston
  • Friday, December 9 | 10:30 | Powell
  • Wednesday, December 14 | 10:15 | Bearden
  • Thursday, December 15 | 4:00 | Cedar Bluff