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The Holly and The Ivy

Why We Do What We Do at Christmas

2022-12-14 18:00:00 2022-12-14 19:00:00 America/New_York The Holly and The Ivy Come to the library to learn more about Christmas traditions. Why is greenery brought into homes? Why are presents exchanged? How did Santa Claus get started? Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room

Wednesday, December 14
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-14 18:00:00 2022-12-14 19:00:00 America/New_York The Holly and The Ivy Come to the library to learn more about Christmas traditions. Why is greenery brought into homes? Why are presents exchanged? How did Santa Claus get started? Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room

Come to the library to learn more about Christmas traditions. Why is greenery brought into homes? Why are presents exchanged? How did Santa Claus get started?

Register online, in person, or by phone at 330.836.1081.

Part talk, part performance!

This hour-long presentation by Sara Showman of Largely Literary Theater Company, L.L.C. explores the holiday's history, folk tales, and the stories behind Christmas traditions.

Why is greenery brought into homes?

Why are presents exchanged?

How did Santa Claus get started?

What is the story of the poinsettia?

And what do animals have to do with Christmas?

These stories and more, plus favorite Christmas songs.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Holiday | History |

TAGS: | Yuletide | Yule | Traditions | Tradition | Santa Claus | Poinsettia | Ivy | Holly | Christmas |

Northwest Akron Branch Library

northwest@akronlibrary.org
Phone: 330.836.1081
Branch manager
Greg Trask

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26 due to Memorial Day Eve
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed
(Memorial Day Eve)

About the branch

The Northwest Akron Branch Library, along with its neighbor, the Northwest Family Recreation Center, serves as a center of active learning through a diverse offering of programs and resources. A rich collection of books for all ages is just one aspect of what the branch has to offer; its outstanding multimedia collection includes music CDs, audiobooks, and feature and documentary films. The collection has something for just about every interest and taste. Computers and computer classes, WiFi, printing, copying, scanning, and faxing are additional services that make personal and professional growth possible.

Look for Northwest Akron Branch staff at local schools and early childhood centers and at community events throughout the year. Visit the branch for more opportunities to learn and explore with others. Programming for all ages at the library is responsive to community interests, with play and story programming for very young children, book discussion groups for adults, school-age and teen crafting and gaming opportunities, and more. The Northwest Akron Branch Library—your one-stop spot for all your educational and entertainment needs and interests.

Upcoming Events

Sat, May 25, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Tue, May 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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Sat, Jun 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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