Holiday Vacation Week Activities at WPL

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The Worcester Public Library has a variety of special events and programs planned for school vacation week at the Main Library from Tuesday, December 27 to Saturday, December 31.

In addition to some of the regularly scheduled programs, including TinkerLab, Stuffed Animal Storytime, Minecraft, Constructions & and Lego Club, and art lesons, the Youth Services Librarians will host special performances and programs by guests and children’s entertainers.

On Tuesday, December 27 the Tanglewood Marionettes will hold two presentations of "An Arabian Adventure" at 3 p.m., and again at 6 p.m. A swashbuckling tale set in exotic lands and featuring their signature story book backdrop, "An Arabian Adventure" tells the tale of a Persian prince who is thrown into a dungeon because of his love for a beautiful princess. Facing danger at every turn, the courageous prince must use his wits to escape the prison, defeat the diabolical Vizier, and save the princess from a tragic fate. You won’t want to miss it!

On Wednesday, December 28 the Children’s Room will transform into a winter wonderland for two days of Polar Express magic! Children will want to stop by for the Polar Express Event on December 28 at 6 p.m. Come in your pajamas and join the fun as your Elf librarians host a fun-filled evening adventure featuring "all aboard" tickets for children, photo ops with our very own train conductor, and a reading of the award winning book "The Polar Express." Cozy up with hot cocoa and cookies, and take home your very own jingle bell. Be sure to swing by on Thursday, December 29 at 2:30 p.m. for a screening of "The Polar Express" movie! Refreshments will be served.

The fun continues on Friday, December 30 with New Year’s Eve for Little Ones from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During the Second Annual New Year’s Eve celebration for young children, children six and under are invited to experience a countdown to 2017. The event will include photos ops and photo frames, noisemakers and hats, refreshments, and lots of dancing. Dress your best and prepare for a time out on the town! Space is limited so please sign up with a grown-up, and don’t forget your camera!

The Tanglewood Marionettes, Polar Express Event, and New Year’s Eve for Little Ones are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Worcester Public Library.

There’s so much more going on during the week all over the library! For more information on the Worcester Public Library and a complete list of events and programs visit www.mywpl.org. For more information on Holiday Vacation Week at the Worcester Public Library contact Linnea Sheldon, Community Relations and Communications Manager, at 508-799-1654 or lsheldon@mywpl.org.