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'Tis the Library season!

The holidays are in full swing, and we have lots of festive programs planned here at the Library!

Santa Flavious will be back for Story Time with Santa.
We have a cute Adult Craft Day planned.
We're even here to help you out with your gift wrapping!

 Check out all the events below, and be sure to bookmark the calendar overview to plan your schedule.

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December 2 - 8

The annual Scholastic Book Fair will take place in the Moeschle Room, December 2-8, during regular Library hours and shut down 30 minutes before the end of each day!
There will be books, toys, and other fun items for kids of all ages on sale.

Proceeds will benefit the purchase of new youth department books!
So come get that holiday shopping done! For more info, please call (903) 237-1345.

Be a part of the Longview's 150 Year Sesquicentennial celebration by recording your memories for our Podcast!

The Library will be recording patron memories to digitize and put onto our Longview 150 Stories Podcast!
These memories will be available online throughout the Sesquicentennial for everyone to enjoy.

Head to to find out the exact details and how to submit on your own. 

If you don’t have the equipment to record your memories, call (903) 237-1346  or email to speak with Cassie and schedule an appointment to come in and have us help record them for you.

Dates to record are December 6, 10, 11, 13, 18, and 20.
There will be 30 minute time slots between the hours of 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM.

Please share this information, and let your family and friends know!

Saturday, December 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Come visit Santa Claus in the Moeschle Room and receive ONE FREE 4x6 PHOTO PER FAMILY.
It's always a lot of fun, and sometimes even the crying pictures make the best memories!

For more info, please call (903) 237-1345.

Thursday, December 12
6:00 PM 

Join Santa Flavious, and Elf helpers Joshua and Twinkle for a fun Christmas Story Time!
Your kids will love this special, interactive occasion.
Afterwards, don’t forget to take an “Elfie” with Santa and Friends.
Held just outside the library on Eastman Library Plaza. If inclement weather occurs, we’ll move inside to the Moeschle Room.

Free to attend, open to all ages. Please call (903) 237-1345 for more information.

Friday, December 13
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Break from the holiday craze with peaceful zen and healthy exercise here at the library in this beginner’s yoga class for adults.
Please bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or small blanket to stretch out on.

FREE to attend.
Ages 18+.
Sign-up required, please call (903) 237-1350 or inquire at the front desk.

Saturday, December 14
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Make your very own holiday gnome (or elf if you get creative) this session!

Ages 18 +.
Sign up required.
Basic supplies provided. Feel free to bring your own embellishments, felt, or tools you’d like to use.
Call (903) 237-1350 or inquire at the front desk for more info.

December 16 - January 5

Regular, weekly youth programs (Music & Movement, Babygarten Story Time, Tutoring Tuesdays, Early Learning Journeys Story Time, Discovery Kids at Broughton, Family Game Night, and LEGO’s) will take a holiday break December 16 - January 5.

We know everyone will be busy these weeks, so have a great holiday, and we'll see you back in January for a new year!

Please call (903) 237-1345 with any questions.

Tuesday, December 17
6:00PM - 8:00 PM

Holidays mean family movie time!
Come to the library and watch the acclaimed Disney film: “Frozen, (Sing-A-Long Edition)” while singing along to all the hit songs!

Open to all ages. Free to attend.
Held just outside on the Eastman Library Plaza, if inclement weather occurs we will move inside to the Moeschle Room.
Free popcorn also served!

Please call (903) 237-1346 with any questions.

Thursday, December 19
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Families, come together to celebrate the Christmas season at the library.

This party will be full of fun, including a DJ, crafts, games, hot cocoa, s’mores, and a raffle giveaway every 15 minutes! 

Please call (903) 237-1345 with any questions.

Monday, December 23

Holidays are a time to spend with friends and family, but sometimes they creep up on us so fast that we're just not ready.
This year, the Friends of the Longview Public Library, and library staff, want to help you with one of the season's most time-consuming chores: gift wrapping!

On December 23, during regular business hours, bring your gifts to the library, and let us help you do some of the work!
Patrons may choose from a selection of paper or bags, or may choose to bring their own.

There will be no charge, but any donations given will be much appreciated and used to expand future programming here at the library!

Please call (903) 237-1346 for more information.

December 24 & 25

We will be CLOSED all of December 24 & 25 for holiday & Christmas break.
Our Book Drops will also be CLOSED.

We hope you, your family and loved ones have a safe and happy holiday!

Saturday, December 28
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Want to improve your writing skills, or get some extra help on a piece you’re working on?

Join our writer’s workshop!
Free to attend. New members are welcome for walk-ins.
For additional information, contact Christian at (903) 237-1351.

December 31 - CLOSING EARLY at 5:00 PM
January 1 - CLOSED all day

Our New Year's holiday hours are:
Closing early at 5:00 PM on December 31 for New Year's Eve. Computers will shut down at 4:30 PM.

Closed all day for January 1 for New Year's Day.
Normal hours and operations start back on January 2.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy new year!


No Computer Courses for the month of December!
It's always a busy month for December, and there will be no scheduled computer classes.
Thanks for your patience and understanding, please look for classes to return in January!

Book Club Schedule
  • Young @ Heart: Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 PM, Library Break Room
  • Diverse Readers Book Club: Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 PM
  • Informal Ladies: Thursday, December 19, 6:30 PM

Check online for full schedule, selected book picks, and contact!

Social Media
Make sure you're keeping up with all our events, programs, and news on Facebook and Instagram!

@longviewpubliclibrary for both platforms

Homeless Resource Day coming in January!
Longview's annual Homeless Resource Day will be on January 23, 2020, so keep it on your radar!

Get your donations prepared by finding a list of suggested items here:

Find out volunteer/event info (including how to get a booth space) here:
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