holiday express george memorial library

With less than 50 days left until Christmas, it’s time to take advantage of as many opportunities to get into the holiday spirit at possible! Lucky for us, Fort Bend County Libraries has a family holiday event and winter celebration planned for this Saturday, November 16. So clear your morning schedule and get ready to enjoy this free, family-friendly holiday celebration in Richmond.

This “Holiday Express” book sale, market, and entertainment event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the George Memorial Library. There’s a packed agenda of things to see and do for attendees of all ages, making this the perfect weekend event for the whole family.


Free Fun for Kids

Starting at 10 a.m., kids will enjoy a “Winter Celebrations” performance by Oasis for Children. It’ll be led by the dynamic duo of Mick Corley and Lisa Jastram. The musical show will feature holiday celebrations from around the globe, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Diwali, Santa Lucia and New Year’s Day. Several countries’ traditions will be highlighted, including Mexico, Japan, Sweden, India, and Germany.

Plus, tons of books will be available for sale, so if your kid loves to read, this is a great chance to get them some new books at a great price!


Fun for Adults

In addition to the entertainment for the little ones, there will also be a holiday market and sale. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase books, handmade holiday crafts, and art creations made from books! It’s the perfect opportunity to get an early start on your Christmas shopping!

Attendees will also have the chance to bid on a beautiful handmade quilt created by Lillian Shaver. Can’t wait to see it? It’s currently on display in the lobby of the library. Stop by to see this stunning “Love Your Library” quilt and plan your strategy for winning. You can even buy tickets to the raffle today! They’re on sale now for $1 each or six for $5. The lucky winner will be selected at the library’s Winterfest on December 7. You do not need to be present to win.

Need one more reason to add this to your calendar? All proceeds from the market and sale go to the Friends of the Library’s noble efforts. This includes underwriting the costs of special programming and family-friendly cultural events like this one. What a great way to give back this holiday season!

For more information, visit the event website or call George Memorial Library at 281-342-4455.

George Memorial Library is located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.