Create holiday magic at the Estes Valley Library

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” The holiday season is here and there’s magic to be had at the Estes Valley Library.

Start off the month by adding a new ornament to the collection. On December 1 and December 3, creators of all ages are invited to use the laser to engrave a natural wood slice. Choose from one of our designs or customize one of your own.

The holidays are a great time to stop by the Estes Valley Library. (Estes Valley Library/Courtesy photo)

Continue decorating for the holiday with the art of tying knots into patterns, or macramé! We’ll be making macramé tree ornaments on December 7 and 10. Or, on December 14 and 17, make an ornament for the technically-minded folks in your life by soldering a blinking bulb. Talk about unique!

(Please note that because macramé and soldering require increased attention to detail and patience, these crafts are recommended for adults and teens only.)

Have no fear: kids, tweens, and teens, we have several creative programs meant just for you. Swing by on December 6 to make holiday cards for your friends and family. We’ll provide craft paper, stickers, and lots of other supplies to make your cards extra special.

Interested in making more ornaments? On December 7 and December 21, join us for Artwork Wednesdays in the Hondius Room. Get creative with a variety of art mediums and styles. Artists of all skill levels are welcome.

On December 15 and December 20, learn (or practice your skills, if you already know) how to crochet and make a cute “cup cozy.” Your hot chocolate will stay nice and warm! Beginners should allot two hours for the program; more advanced crocheters may be able to create their cozy quicker.

Later on in December, if you’re still looking for a last minute stocking stuffer, patrons of all ages can sign up for our holiday mug painting sessions on December 21 and 23 in the Makerspace. Make a custom mug and we’ll even provide a hot cocoa packet to stuff inside.

The holidays are a great time to stop by the Estes Valley Library. Pick up a book for those cozy nights at home, or stretch your creative muscles by exploring the second-floor Makerspace.

Sign up for these programs, explore your next read, and learn more about the Makerspace at

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