Hampton Community Library full of wintertime events

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Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 12:01 AM

Hampton Community Library has a full schedule of activities. For details, call the library at 412-684-1098 or visit hamptoncommunitylibrary.org.

For adults

• Betty’s Book Buzz: On Dec. 19, at 1 p.m., join Betty as she gives her opinions (good and bad) about “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. Copies of the book are available at the library. Make new friends, meet new books and have some fun. No registration required.

• Hampton Community Library’s Third Annual Chili Cook-off will be held Jan. 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy chili tastings, a basket raffle, bake sale, some music and lots of fun. The entry fee is $10. Applications are available at the library or on the website. Admission is $10; children under 5 are free. Beverages will be available (BYOB wine or beer with corkage fee).

For kids

• Solstice Party will be Dec. 20, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the eve of the shortest day of the year with a bonfire. Dress for the weather and meet in the library for stories, songs and games. Warm up inside the library with hot chocolate and a family friendly craft. All ages welcome. Registration is required.

• CheckMate! From 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, stop in after school and practice/learn the basics of chess or play against skilled chess players to improve your skills. All grades and skill levels are encouraged to play. Bring a chess set if you have one.

• Move and Groove Dance Party will be offered from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Stretch, shake and sing, then calm down with yoga, stories and bubbles. All ages welcome. No registration required.

• Family Maker Hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Calling engineers and artists, tinkerers and inventors: pop by the library and make something. Weekly themes might include zines, cardboard creations, junk jewelry or kinetic sculptures. Stay for sleepy stories. Ages 5 and up. No registration required.

• Holiday Hours: The library will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, and be closed Sunday, Dec. 22, through Thursday, Dec. 26. The library will be open on Friday, Dec. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, and be closed Sunday, Dec. 29, through Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Hampton Community Library, 3101 McCully Road, Allison Park, PA 15101.