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Arlington Library offers hands-on program

By KIRK BOXLEITNER
Arlington Times Reporter
December 23, 2013 · 10:36 AM
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Last year’s gingerbread house-making at the Arlington Library drew 60 participants. / Courtesy Photo

ARLINGTON — Before its winter extravaganza kicks off near the end of the month, the Arlington Library is inviting kids to take part in some hands-on holiday activities.

On Monday, Dec. 23, at 1 p.m., the Arlington Library will present an activity that participants will be able to sink their teeth into, literally.

“This is about the fourth or fifth year that we’ve hosted gingerbread house-making for the kids after the start of their winter break,” Redel said. “We provide all the supplies, and it’s not a contest, so you can build your gingerbread house for whatever you wish, whether it’s to eat or to display.”

Redel recalled that last year’s session of gingerbread house-making drew 60 participants, ranging in age from preschool up through adults.

“A lot of times, the adults will watch from the sidelines, and then ask if they can use the supplies that are left over,” Redel said. “Over the years, we’ve learned what kinds of frosting work best to put together a gingerbread house, as well as which candies are most popular to decorate them.”

 

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