On December 15, from 3:00PM-4:00PM at the High Springs Branch, 23779 W US Highway 27, (386) 454-2515, teens and tweens are invited to participate in the annual gingerbread house competition. Guaranteed to be a funtime for participants and observers. High Springs Friends of the Library will furnish the goodies for the event. Supplies for the gingerbread house will be graham crackers, icing, licorice, gum drops, candy canes, chocolates marshmallows and coconut to construct the edible houses.
Gingerbread houses started in Germany during the 16th century. Their colorful and cheerful decoration made them part of the Christmas tradition. Learn how to construct gingerbread houses and build holiday memories at Alachua, Archer, High Springs, Library Partnership and Newberry Branches. All supplies are provided and gingerbread houses will go home with their builders to enjoy. Blueprints for each program are as follows:
Friends and families of all ages are invited to construct a holiday gingerbread house at Alachua Branch’s fifth annual Gingerbread House Workshop on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2 to 4 p.m.
Ages 3 to 11 are invited to build a winning and tasty creation in Archer Branch’s first Gingerbread House Contest. Bring your creativity on Thursday, Dec. 14, 4 to 6 p.m.
All ages are encouraged to show off their architectural skills and construct the supreme gingerbread house at the second annual Library Partnership Gingerbread House Challenge on Thursday, Dec. 21, 5 to 6 p.m.
Crafters of all ages are invited to the annual Gingerbread House Contest on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2 to 4:30 p.m.