Holiday Fun

Holiday Fun

Selfies with Santa, ugly sweater crafting, bells ringing and choirs singing! Fun times ahead for all ages during the 2018 holiday season at the Oshkosh Public Library.

UW Oshkosh Handbell Choir
Saturday, Dec. 1 at noon
Under the Dome
All ages
The UW Oshkosh Handbell Choir rings in the season with traditional holiday melodies.

DIY Ornaments for Kids
Thurs., Dec. 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sat., Dec. 15, 10 a.m. to noon
Mon., Dec. 17, 5 to 7 p.m.

Lower Level
Ages 3 and older

Stop in and make an ornament or two during your holiday celebrations!

Ho-Ho-Horrible Sweaters!
Sat., Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
First Floor Reading Room
Ages 12 and older

Craft an ugly holiday sweater. A limited number of sweaters and trashy treasures will be available - feel free to bring your own. Show off your flashy fashion statements afterwards at the Youth Choir Holiday Concert. 

Oshkosh Youth Choir Holiday Concert
Sat., Dec. 8 at noon
Under the Dome
All ages

The Aria singers perform holiday music and invite the audience to sing along to their favorites. Light refreshments provided.

Knitting for the Mitten Tree
Sat., Dec. 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Lower Level

All ages
Get started knitting for our Mitten Tree. Bring your own supplies or use those provided. No experience necessary - we'll have experts available to help!

Sunday Movie Matinee: Presented in partnership with River East Neighborhood Association

Sun., Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.
Lower Level
All ages

Jack Frost | PG | 1h 41min
Free and open to the community. Popcorn is provided.

Santa Storytime
Mon., Dec. 10 at 10 a.m. & 6 p.m.*
Under the Dome
All Ages

A special visit from Santa himself with stories, sing-a-longs and some special Christmas magic. 
No registration necessary.
*Come early to hear the Lourdes Academy Madrigal Singers perform at 5:30 p.m.

Lourdes Academy Madrigal Singers
Mon., Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Under the Dome
All ages

Festive music begins before Santa Storytime, then continues throughout the building.

Oshkosh Area Music Teachers Association Presents: Winter
Tues., Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Lower Leve
All ages

Students of the OAMTA perform pieces inspired by nature's beauty.

Night Before Christmas Storytime
Sun., Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
First Floor Reading Room
All ages

Sip hot chocolate while listening to variations on this beloved best seller.

Monday Movie Matinee

Mon., Dec. 17 at 12:30 p.m.
Lower Level

White Christmas | 2h

Teen DIY: Snowy Slime
Fri., Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m
Lower Level
Grades 6 - 12

Let it slime! Let it slime! Let it slime! Join us in making fluffy slime that won't melt indoors. Supplies provided. No registration necessary, just drop in and have some fun!

Winter Break Fun

Winter break activities
Banish winter boredom with books, movies, music and events at the library. From LEGO® building to an Escape Room experience for teens, new memories are waiting to be made!

Sensory Friendly Movie and More
Thurs., Dec. 27 at 10 a.m.
Lower Level
Children and families
Mr. Popper's Penguins | PG | 1h 34 min

Join us for a movie and fun activity. Popcorn provided.
We'll view the movie with quieter sound and some light to make it more sensory friendly.

Escape the Basement
Thurs., Dec. 27 and Fri., Dec. 28 from 1 – 7:30 p.m.
Grades 6 – 12

Free. Check the front page of the website for upcoming registration information.
Ever wonder what creepy crawlies lurk in the library’s basement? Solve the clues and break out in under an hour.

Noon Year's Eve PartyNoon Year’s Eve Party
Mon., Dec. 31 at 11:15 a.m.
Lower Level
Children and Families

Ring in the new year before nap time during our 2019 Noon Year’s Eve party! There will be an exciting countdown and balloon drop at noon.

Wild Winter Read-Off!
December 21 - January 31
Register at the Children's Service Desk.
Check out all the wonderful new books, audiobooks and movies at the library and get a head start on our Wild Winter Read-Off!

Holiday giving at the library in partnership with the Salvation Army.
Nov. 21 through Dec. 14

Give the Gift of Reading

Share the joy of reading by donating a new book to a child in need. Books will be distributed by the Salvation Army to children of all ages. Drop off books in the lobby at the library or at Book Warehouse at the Outlet Shoppes at Oshkosh, 3001 S. Washburn St. This annual program is presented by the Oshkosh Public Library and the Salvation Army. It is made possible by the generous contributions of local residents.

The Mitten Tree
Donate new mittens, gloves, hats and scarves for area children. Bring items to the library's Lower Level to hang on the Mitten Tree.