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Holiday Happenings Big Holiday Bash!

Saturday, December 2 |11:00am-2:00pm

Registration is required. Teen Suite Tweens and Teens (ages 8-18) are invited to an open house in the Teen Suite. Join us from 11:00am-2:00pm for cookie decorating and games. From 12:00-1:00pm there will be a special ornament decorating session. Each participant will be able to decorate six cookies and one ornament. Ugly holiday sweaters encouraged—the uglier, the better! Registration begins November 13, participants can sign up in person or by phone at the Youth Services Department (262-754-1814) or at the Adult Services Reference Desk (262-754-1815).


Dance Defined Holiday Performance

Saturday, December 9 | 1:00pm

No registration is required. Community Room Join the dancers from Dance Defined Studio in New Berlin for a special holiday dance performance. All ages are welcome.


Santa Visit

Thursday, December 14 | 6:30—8:00pm

Registration required. Community and Heritage Rooms Santa makes his annual visit to the New Berlin Public Library! Join us for cookies, crafts and pictures with Santa. Space will be limited for each time slot and tickets will be required. Tickets will be available for the following time slots: 6:30-7:00pm, 7:00-7:30pm and 7:30-8:00pm. Tickets can be picked up in person at the Youth Services desk beginning Monday, December 11. Santa will be available for pictures in the Heritage Room until 8:15. People who arrive late for their time slot or without a ticket, will have to wait until 8:00pm or until all ticket holders have had their pictures taken. We will try to accommodate picture requests from 8-8:15pm, but cannot guarantee Santa’s availability after 8:15pm. Enjoy cookies provided by the New Berlin Lioness Club and crafts in the Community Room before or after your time slot. The Community Room will be open from 6:00-8:30pm. We ask that you please bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the New Berlin Food Pantry when you come to see Santa. Please contact the Youth Services department for questions at 262-754-1814.



Wednesday, December 27 |10:00am—3:00pm.

No registration is required. Youth Services Program Room Help us clean out the extra craft supplies sitting in our closet. Drop in anytime between 10:00am and 3:00pm and see what you can create with the supplies we put out. Make and take a masterpiece! All ages are welcome.


Local Author Visits


Melissa Jarecki

Saturday, December 9 |10:00—11:00am.

Heritage Room

No registration is needed. First time author, Melissa Jarecki, is a 6th grade teacher at Orchard Lane Elementary. Her book “Oh, Emma!” is a fun-loving tale of one little girl’s delightfully mischievous ways in which she captivates the love of everyone around her despite all of the trouble she gets into. Inspired by Melissa’s daughter, Emma, this book shines the spotlight on Emma’s determination to be herself and do her own thing. “Oh, Emma!” will be available to purchase for $10.


Naudia Greenawalt, with special guest, Linkin Eger

Saturday, December 16 | 2:00—3:30pm.

Heritage Room

No registration is needed.8 year old author, Naudia Greenawalt, wrote about her 7 year old friend, Linkin Eger, and his battle with brain cancer. Interviewing him only in a way a child can and chronicling his journey, Naudia describes what cancer is, what chemo is, and the fight to get better. “My Friend Linkin” is a story written by a child for children. Explaining cancer in a way that kids can understand and teaching them the strength a human soul can have, this book is perfect for those who want to learn about the medical world and increase their understanding for those who are currently in a battle for life. You can follow Naudia and Linkin’s journey on their Facebook site: “My Friend Linkin”. Naudia’s book will be available to purchase for $15 and according to Naudia’s wishes, all proceeds will go to Linkin and his family.


 Tuesday Family Programs

Family fun for children and adults of all ages. Drop by the Youth Program room anytime between 5:30-7:30pm for family togetherness time. Registration is not needed.

Sharpie Rock Decorating: November 21

We will be using Sharpies to decorate rocks to share with our family, friends and members of our Library’s Home Delivery Program!


Keva Planks: December 19

What kind of structures can you create with Keva Planks? Each plank is about 1/4 inch thick, 3/4 inch wide and 4 1/2 inches long and has endless possibilities for building.


Lego Club 

 Saturdays, 10:00—11:00am

November 4*, 18 December 2*, 16

Oopen to all ages! Children under the age of 5 MUST have an adult in the room. The library will provide Legos and Duplos. No pre-registration is required, however, participants should check in at the Youth Services Reference Desk. When room is filled to capacity (25 people), we will no longer be able to let others in.  *Read to Lola will follow Lego Club from 11:00am—12:00pm



Fridays 9:30-10:30am

For preschool age or younger and their caregivers in the Youth Program Room.  This is not structured as storytime. No registration is required, however, space is limited so please check in at the Youth Services Desk.



Readers who want to practice their reading skills can stop by the library on the days and times listed below and read to a trained therapy dog. Bring a book from home or choose one from the library shelves. No registration is required.


Meet the Dogs!


Bo the Trained Therapy Dog  Bo!

Tuesdays: November 14—December 19 (*Bo will be on vacation November 7 and 21) Read to Bo: 6:00-7:00pm

 *November 21—”Read-to-Belle” Bo will be on vacation but bring the kids in to practice reading to Beauty and the Beast's "Belle" from Milwaukee’s Christian Youth Theater’s upcoming production of “Beauty and the Beast” at New Berlin West. Belle will be available from 6:00-7:00pm.



Saturdays: November 4, December 2 Read to Lola: 11:00am-12:00pm (following Lego Club)






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Upcoming Parents / Educators Events


Local Author Visit: Melissa Jarecki

Saturday, December 9, 10:00 am
First time author, Melissa Jarecki, is a 6th grade teacher at Orchard Lane Elementary. Her

Local Author Visit: Naudia Greenawalt

Saturday, December 16, 2:00 pm
With special guest, Linkin Eger! 8 year old author, Naudia Greenawalt, wrote about her 7 year

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