December Events

Teens & Tweens

Holiday Closings

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Make Your Own Holiday Cards

Monday, December 2nd

5-7 pm

Relax with some hot cocoa and create your own beautiful, handmade holiday cards. Blank cards and embellishing supplies will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their own as well.

Christmas Open House

Friday, December 6th

All Day:

Drinks, Treats, Chat with the Librarians!


Beginning at 5 pm:

Caroling, Wood Carvers, Crafts,

Bake Sale, and More!

The Legend of St. Nicholas

Friday, December 6th

5:30-7:30 pm

The Old English Father Christmas

tells the stories of St. Nicholas,

who has been the protector

of children throughout the ages.

Learn about the origins of

the various St. Nicholas characters

around the world, as well as popular

Christmas symbols and traditions.

Father Christmas will be available

after the program for photos.

Take a stroll down Main Street to check out the Village of Port Byron's Christmas Walk on December 6th from 5-8 pm.

Farmer's Market

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month

(December 7th & 12th)

9 am - 12 pm

The Port Byron Farmers' Market will be

spending the winter at RVDL!

Come check out the amazing

locally handmade products,

and support local small businesses!


Anyone interested in having a booth is invited to

contact the library for more information!

Dungeons & Dragons

Saturdays 12:30-4 pm


Never played or don't know if you want to join?

Spectators are welcome to come and watch.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.


We are in search of anyone interested

in being a Dungeon Master.

Email jade@rivervalleylibrary.org if

you are interested in volunteering.

World War II Lecture Series

Tuesday, December 10th

1400-1500 (2-3 pm)

The Rock Island Arsenal Museum will be finishing

their WWII Lecture Series this month.

We will hear about the Ardennes Counteroffensive,

also known as The Battle of the Bulge.

Free Family Portraits

Saturday, December 14th

9a-1p

Individuals and families are invited to

have their photos taken for free at RVDL.

You MUST call to register for a 15-minute time slot.

Photos will be sent out via email the following week.

Only one time slot per person/family, please.

Beginner Bullet Journals

Thursday, December 19th

5-6 pm

Learn about bullet journals and create your own

basic spread to help you organize your life!

Registration Required

DIY Bath Bombs

Friday, December 20th

5-7 pm

Make your own fun, fizzy bath bombs at RVDL.

Participants will be able to create up to 3 different bath bomb recipes and take them home that night!

Registration Required

Make + Take Crafts

Monday, December 23rd

2-4 pm

Teens and Tweens are invited to drop in at the library for crafting!

You will be able to take home everything you make.

All materials will be provided.

Pinterest Night

Monday, December 23rd

6:30-7:45 pm

Each month is a new and exciting project! Sign up early because these go quick and make something with an amazing group of people. Be creative and meet some new friends!

Movie Night

Friday, December 27th

5-7 pm

Teens and Tweens are invited to RVDL to watch

The Nightmare Before Christmas

(1993, PG, 1h 16min).

Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Staff Picks

Jade is watching:

Say Her Name:

The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

(2018, TV-MA, 1h 45min).

I am a sucker for a good documentary! This one investigates the death of Sandra Bland who died while in police custody following a traffic stop in Texas. The circumstances surrounding her pretextual traffic stop and her subsequent arrest and death have sparked protests across the country.

River Valley District Library

Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed