Make the Most of This December
There are so many free events for children happening at Nashville Public Library this month, and in the community! NPL is offering a plethora of festivities, and there is most certainly something for everyone on your list. Whether your child prefers arts and crafts, movies, or music, we have an event for it this December. Keep reading to stay in the loop!
Holiday Festivities at NPL!
A Christmas Story
Bellevue is hosting a mid-afternoon viewing of this iconic 1983 film. Drinks provided, BYO bag lunch!
Tuesday, December 13th from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at the Bellevue Branch
The Polar Express
All ages are welcome to attend this screening of a magical holiday movie, "The Polar Express"!
Thursday, December 15th at 3:30 PM at the Watkins Park Branch
Elf Movie & Game Night
Come spread holiday cheer with a screening of the 2003 classic, Elf! There will also be some games for tweens and teens (ages 9-18).
Wednesday, December 14th at 5:30 PM at the Goodlettsville Branch
A Child's Calendar
Join Wishing Chair Productions for this fantastic puppet show in the Puppet Theatre at the Main Library downtown! This performance will take place December 16th and 17th at 10:30 and 11:30 AM.
Friday, December 16th and Saturday, December 17th with showtimes at 10:30 and 11:30 AM at the Main Library
Basses Rule: Holiday Concert
Basses Rule, Nashville's own 9-piece bass recorder ensemble will be dazzling us with all the holiday favorites! Never heard a bass recorder? Now is your chance!
Thursday, December 15th from 10:15 to 11:00 AM in the Courtyard Gallery at the Main Library
Holiday Piano Concert
Join us for Amanda Dembiec's annual recital of holiday tunes, in the Mezzanine area of the Main Library.
Thursday, December 15th at 12 PM at the Main Library
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage
Join in a viewing of this wonderful, inspiring holiday movie about painter Thomas Kinkade.
Friday, December 16th at 10:30 AM at the Green Hills Branch
Holiday Extravaganza & Community Appreciation Day
This edition of the Craft Saturdays series at Edmondson Pike Library will feature a craft show and opportunities to meet other crafters and share creations from previous Craft Saturdays!
Saturday, December 17th from 12:00 - 3:30 PM at the Edmondson Pike Branch
Craft Saturdays: Last Minute Gifts
Join Suzanne at the Inglewood Branch to create some last minute gifts for anyone left on your list!
Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 PM at the Inglewood Branch
Holiday Recorder Concert with Bicinium
Recorder duo Bicinium presents a medley of holiday music in the Courtyard Gallery.
Tuesday, December 20th from 10:15 - 11:00 AM in the Courtyard Gallery at the Main Library
Adventures in Art: Snowy Day
Ms. Ashley and Ms. Elizabeth will be hosting a read-aloud of the Ezra Jack Keats classic, followed by some arts and crafts that pay homage to the beautiful collage art from the book!
Tuesday, December 20th from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at the Edmondson Pike Branch
Adventure Club: Elf Screening
Here's one more opportunity to catch this favorite holiday movie! This all ages event will also feature an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest! Be sure to don your ugliest apparel.
Thursday, December 22nd from 4:30 - 5:30 PM at the Old Hickory Branch
Centennial Sportsplex's Ice Arena offers Public Skating sessions throughout the week. Kids 4 and under and spectators get in for free! Children and adults over the age of 4 can get in for $7.
Click here to view the Public Skating schedule!
Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday morning and afternoon, as well as on select Mondays and Tuesdays
The Nashville Holiday Music Special!
The Nashville Holiday Music Special, which debuted on December 3rd, will be aired again on WKRN on Christmas Eve at 5 PM. This is a one-hour program full of performances from some of Nashville's best entertainers!
December 24th at 5 PM
Movie Night, anyone?!
With our free streaming services, Kanopy and Overdrive, there are millions of movies for kids to choose from! Both have designated Kids sections, so perhaps you could allow your little one to call the shots. And don't forget the snacks! Popcorn and hot chocolate are some of my favorite go-to winter movie refreshments! (Cue "Let's All Go to the Lobby").