Holiday Storytimes

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'Tis the season for terrific tales!

From winter tales to Christmas classics, enjoy these holiday storytimes at a library or other location near you this season. Pictured above: The Polar Express reading at Brentwood Library.

CELEBRATE KWANZAA

Watkins Park Library
612 17th Ave. N., Nashville
615-862-5872 | nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Thursday, Dec. 28
Ages 9 – 11 can learn about the African-American celebration through stories, songs and activities. 1:30 p.m. Free.

COME MEET SANTA

Goodlettsville Library
205 Rivergate Pkwy., Goodlettsville
615-862-5862 | nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Thursday, Dec. 14
Santa and Mrs. Claus read stories and share refreshments with good boys and girls. 6:30 p.m. Free.

FAMILY FUN & LITERACY

Donelson Library
2315 Lebanon Road, Donelson
615-862-5859 | nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Saturday, Dec. 16
Ages 5 – 10 can hear a reading of How the Grinch Stole Christmas followed by Grinch activities. 10:30 a.m. Free.

HOLIDAY STORYTIME WITH ELSA & OLAF

Williamson County Visitor Center
400 Main St., Ste. 130, Franklin
615-591-8514 | visitfranklin.com/events
Saturday, Dec. 16
Characters from Frozen read their favorite holiday stories and pose for photos. 1 p.m. Free.

 

HOLIDAY STORYTIME WITH THE SUGARPLUM FAIRY

Williamson County Visitor Center
400 Main St., Ste. 130, Franklin
615-591-8514 | visitfranklin.com/events
Saturday, Dec. 9
The Sugarplum Fairy reads The Nutcracker and poses for pics. 1 p.m. Free.

MR. & MRS. CLAUS VISIT THE LIBRARY

Inglewood Library
4312 Gallatin Road, Nashville
615-862-5866 | nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Saturday, Dec. 9
Ages 10 & younger can hear stories and share their wish lists with the jolly elf. 10:30 a.m. Free.

THE POLAR EXPRESS AT BRENTWOOD LIBRARY

Brentwood Library
8109 Concord Road, Brentwood
615-371-0090 | brentwoodtn.gov/library
Monday, Dec. 4
Gather ‘round the fireplace for a reading of the beloved holiday tale either before or after the city’s tree lighting. 5 & 6 p.m. Admission tickets are free, but you must pick them up in advance at the Children’s Service Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Free. Register in advance.

POLAR EXPRESS DAY

Bellevue Library
720 Baugh Road, Nashville
615-862-5854 | nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Tuesday, Dec. 12
A reading of Chris Van Allsburgh’s book followed by a screening of the film. Wear your PJs! 5:30 – 7:45 p.m. Free.

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Fairview Recreation Complex
2714 Fairview Blvd., Fairview
615-799-9331, ext. 2315 | wcparksandrec.com
Friday, Dec. 15
Santa reads stories and poses for photos. Kids 10 and younger can wear their PJs and enjoy snacks. 7 – 8:30 p.m. $6. Register in advance.

STORYTIME WITH SANTA

Nolensville Recreation Complex
7250 Nolensville Road, Nolensville
615-786-0200 | wcparksandrec.com
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Santa reads stories and poses for pics. Kids ages 11 and younger can also make reindeer treats. 9 – 11 a.m. $6. Register in advance.

STORYTIME WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS

Linebaugh Library
105 W. Vine St., Murfreesboro
615-893-4131 | linebaugh.org
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Stories, crafts, snacks and visiting with St. Nick. 10 a.m. Free.

WINTER CELEBRATIONS STORYTIME

Watkins Park Library
612 17th Ave. N., Nashville
615-862-5872 | nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Tuesday, Dec. 19
Stories, songs and activities related to the winter season. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

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