A number of special programs are scheduled at Salt Lake County Library System branches during December.

East Mill Creek Library, 2266 E. Evergreen Ave.- Crafty Christmas Fun, Wednesday Dec. 5, 2 p.m. Children 2 1/2 to 5, registration required.

- Christmas Movies for Kids, Friday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Children 4 to 12.

Holladay Library, 2150 E. 4800 South.

- An Angel for Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m. Children 6 to 12 are invited to make Christmas angels from fabric, medicine bottles and thread cones. Registration required.

Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West.

- Children's Christmas Peace Tree, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Children 5 to 12 are invited to make an international decoration in honor of world peace to hand on the library tree. Registration required.

- Novels Club, Wednesdays, Dec. 5 and 19, 4 p.m. Children 8 and older meet to discuss new books and talk about old favorites. Registration required.

- Ornament Your Family, Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Families are invited to make and take an international theme ornament featuring origami, painting or weaving. Parents must accompany children. Registration required.

- An Angel for Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. Children 6 to 12 are invited to make Christmas angels from fabric, medicine bottles and thread cones. Registration required.

Park Library, 4870 S. 2700 West.

- December Secrets, Friday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m. Children 6 to 12 are invited to make secret gifts for someone special. $1 fee for materials. Registration required.

- Christmas Storytime, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:30 a.m. Thirty minutes of Christmas stories for children 2 to 5. Registration required.

- An Angel for Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. Children 6 to 12 are invited to make Christmas angels from fabric, medicine bottles and thread cones. Registration required.

Peterson Library, 9340 S. 700 East.

- A Taste of Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m. Children of all ages are invited to enjoy Christmas stories, readings and treats.

Riverton Library, 1830 W. 12600 South.

- Fun Fairy Tales, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Video and film fun for children 5 to 12. Registration required.

- Miles to Go, Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. Julie Thornton of Utah Power & Light Co. presents new ideas for Christmas gifts, food and decorations with a southwestern flavor. For adults 16 and older. Registration required.

- An Angel for Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m. Children 6 to 12 are invited to make Christmas angels from fabric, medicine bottles and thread cones. Registration required.

South Jordan Library, 10300 S. Beckstead Lane.

- Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. Expert Tami Shirley demonstrates how dogs are used in rescue operations. For children 5 to 12.

- Earthquake Preparedness, Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. Off-track students are invited to learn how to prepare for earthquake emergencies.

- Selection and Care of Birds, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. Children 5 to 12 are invited to learn the guidelines for choosing a bird as a pet. Discussion includes proper housing, food and general health care.

- Keep Smiling, Thursday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m. Children 5 to 12 are invited to learn the basics of dental hygiene.

- Scuba Diving, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. Off-track students can learn what it is like to be underwater from scuba instructor Lindsey Canevari.

Ruth Vine Tyler Library, 315 Wood Street, Midvale.

- Origami Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. School-age children can make and take home a paper origami Christmas ornament.

West Jordan Library, 1970 W. 7800 South.

- Trim the Tree, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 p.m. Children 5 and older are invited to make an ornament for the library Christmas tree.

- An Angel for Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m. Children 6 and older are invited to make Christmas angel and listen to Christmas stories. Registration required.

For more information on any of these programs or to register, call the Salt Lake County Library System at 943-4636.