There are a myriad things going on at your local library every day. Go online for a schedule of their story times, puppet shows, book groups, instructional classes, meetings, and more. Not to mention they have a ton of great books.
Kids and parents are invited to create their own sugary abodes made from locally baked gingerbread. Through Dec. 23: Wednesdays, 10am; Thursdays, 10am, 3:30pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 10am, 12:30, & 3:30pm; Sundays, 12:30 & 3:30pm. $35 ($30, members).
Thinkery, 1830 Simond, 472-2499 x201
Holiday stories presented by Austin Public Library Youth Services followed by pics with the man himself, Santa (for a fee). 10am. Free.
Kids over the age of 3 can get in the spirit of the season with this puppet show courtesy of your local library. Free.
Mon., Dec. 3, 3:30pm, Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition; Tue., Dec. 4, 10:15am, Cepeda Branch, 651 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.; Tue., Dec. 4, 3:30pm, Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr.; Wed., Dec. 5, 3:30pm, North Village Branch, 2505 Steck