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Library Events Help You Save During the Holidays
Posted Date: 12/6/2017

The Greensboro Public Library offers multiple opportunities to save money as you get ready for the holidays. Participants can craft gifts, decorations and even wrapping paper. All events are free.

Design your own holiday wrapping from 3-4:30 pm Friday, December 15 at Vance Chavis Library, 900 S. Benbow Rd. Make colorful bows, wrapping paper, and gift tags using recycled materials. It’s a great way to save money and reduce waste as we repurpose recyclables.

Enjoy a holiday “crafternoon” from 3-4:30 pm Saturday, December 16 at Glenn McNairy Branch, 4860 Lake Jeanette Rd. For holiday inspiration, try out some simple festive crafts from upcycled materials. You can make cards, bows, star garland, and simple trees from old books and magazines.

Teens can enjoy mason jar crafts from 6:30-7:30 pm Tuesday, December 19 at Hemphill Library, 2301 West Vandalia Rd. Decorate a glass jar with glitter, paint, and more. This event is for ages 11 - 18.

Learn about fair trade and the holidays from 7-8 pm Wednesday, December 20 at Kathleen Clay Edwards Family Branch, 1420 Price Park Rd. View a short TED Talk about fair trade and join a discussion about how you can use fair trade to purchase environmentally-friendly gifts for the holidays.

Enjoy candy canes, cookies, and cocoa from 11 am to 12 noon Friday, December 22 at Glenn McNairy Branch, 4860 Lake Jeanette Rd. Make candy cane crafts, decorate a cookie, and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. You can also watch McNairy's 3D printer in action, creating custom-designed cookie cutters.