December Happenings at the Library

The Jefferson County Library District program lineup for December includes:

December Live Online Author Talks

Each month, the Library offers 2-3 online talks with best- selling authors. These live events include an interactive Q&A session where participants can ask questions directly to the author. The books and authors are selected to cover a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres. You can register for live events in advance and view recordings of past events at any time. Visit the events calendar at to register. Upcoming author talks include:

Geraldine Brooks
Tuesday, Dec 6, 4–5 PM

Join us for an exciting virtual chat with the highly acclaimed and award-winning novelist, Geraldine Brooks in conversation about her most recent New York Times best- selling novel Horse.

Fredrik Backman
Saturday, Dec 10, 11 AM – 12 PM

Join us for an online chat with bestselling author Fredrik Backman as we discuss his outstanding body of work, including his breathtaking new novel, The Winners, the third installment of the Beartown series. Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt- Marie Was Here, Beartown, Us Against You, and Anxious People, as well as two novellas and one work of nonfiction.

Nicole Eustace
Wednesday, Dec 14, 9–10 AM

Explore Early American history during an online afternoon conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Nicole Eustace as she discusses her 2022 award-winning book Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America.

Join the Kids & Teen Winter Read-a-Thon

Beat the winter blahs with books! Now through February 20, 2023, you can track your reading online at cleoreads., or pick up a paper tracker at the library or Bookmobile. Read select titles chosen by librarians across the state. Choose your favorite and cast your vote for a chance to win a gift card from William James Bookseller!

Kids Make-It at the Library! Create an Emotions Wheel

Visit the library crafting station any time in December to create an Emotions Wheel. Kids ages 7-11 will design a rotating wheel that lets them visualize their emotions by changing the expression of their character. The wheel will encourage them to talk about their feelings and explore the ways they might show up in life.

Open House
Thursday, Dec 15, 4–7 PM

Don’t miss our Annual Holiday Open House! Celebrate the season at the Library District’s annual Holiday Open House.Enjoy music and refresh- ments in the main library, then visit the Humphrey Room, where all ages can create festive, seasonal crafts. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Jefferson County Library.