Category Archives: Event

Fun activities to put on your calendar

Hello CEL Members,

This is what’s coming up at the CEL:

On Saturday December 2nd, we have Lego Club from 1:30-2:30 pm for kids ages 6-12.
Beginning at 2:30 pm, we will also have cookie decorating and a Gingerbread Man scavenger hunt! No reservations needed.

On Saturday December 9th from 1:00- 3:00 pm, we will have a Holiday Bake Sale with a special guest from Santa Claus! Please see the flyer for more information.
We are looking for baked good donations for our bake sale. If you can help us, please send an email to

Don’t forget, our 5th Annual Children’s Book Drive runs until Saturday December 2nd. We are collecting new and gently used German language children’s books for ages 0-18 years old. There are a lot of kids between the ages of 10 and 18 in the Children’s Homes so any teen and young adult books are greatly appreciated.


CEL will be closed for the holidays from 23rd December. We will reponed in 2024 on Friday 12th January.

Best wishes and happy reading,
The CEL Board and volunteers

5th Annual Children’s Book Drive

Dear CEL members and volunteers,

Our 5th Annual Children’s Book Drive starts this week and runs until Saturday December 2nd. 📚🎄📚🎄

We are collecting new and gently used German language children’s books to benefit local children’s homes and family support centers. There will be a collection box set up by the front desk.

In the past 4 years, we have donated approximately 2,370 books to 10 different organizations.

Please help us make this year a success by spreading the word and sharing this flyer with your friends and family. This is a great opportunity to send some love and holiday cheer to children in our community. ❤️

Don’t miss this month’s challenge at Lego Club! Ages 6-12.
No sign up required. This Saturday at 1:30pm. See you there

CEL Halloween Party October 28th

Dear CEL Members,

We would like to invite you to join us at the CEL Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28th from 1-5 pm.  There will be fun and spooky activities and storytime as well as a bake sale.  All kids that wear a costume get a treat!  We‘ve rented out an additional room from our neighbor so there will be plenty of space for the party!

We are looking for volunteers to help out and donations of baked goods for the bake sale. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up on the nuudel in the link below.
If you can bake something for the bake sale, please send an email to to let us know.

We look forward to seeing you all there!
The CEL Board

Coming Soon – CEL Lego Club

Dear CEL families,
With the new school year comes a new and exciting opportunity for our school age kids at the library.
Join us one Saturday per month for our new CEL Lego Club.
All kids aged 6-12 are invited to come discover and build.
Children must be members of the library. No sign up necessary.
From 1:30pm to about 2:30pm (the library will open at 2pm, so you can check out books before leaving)
Dates are as follows:
Oct. 7
Nov. 11
Dec. 2
Jan. 13
Feb. 3
Mar. 2
Apr. 13
May 4
Jun. 8
Jul. 6
Hope to see lots of you there!

CEL Summer Events – come and join us

Hello Members,

We would like to invite you to a summer get-together at the Katzenbacher Hof on Saturday June 24th from 11-3. There is a cash only food and beverage kiosk, picnic tables, and a large playground. It’s a great opportunity to socialize and meet other members. We hope you can join us!

Our Summer Reading Challenge Starts on July 1st. The reading logs will be available to pick up at the library. All ages are welcome to participate- read yourself or have someone read to you! See more details on the flyer below.

Don’t forget this Saturday is Yoga in the Park at 2pm in the Vaihinger Stadtpark. All ages welcome. Please bring a towel or blanket to place under your yoga mat. No sign up required. After the yoga class, stop by the library and exchange your books!

Best wishes and happy reading,
the CEL board

“Blind Date with a Book” Event for Adults – Friday 5th May 19:30

You’re Invited!

Open to all CEL members.
How “Blind Date with a Book” works:
  1. Bring a book you’re ready to part with, but wrap it up so no one can tell what it is.
  2. Include a few clues to give everyone a sense of what it is without unveiling the title, author, or cover.
  3. At the event, everyone will select a book and go home with a new read!
Please RSVP to me via email so we know how many people to expect. See you on May 5!


PS Don’t forget this Saturday morning from 10-12 is our annual Spring Clean at the library. We would appreciate all the help we can get! There will be coffee and donuts! 🧼🪣🧹🧽☕️🍩☕️🍩

CEL dates for your diary

Dear CEL Members,

We would like to invite you to join us for our Annual General Meeting on
Wednesday April 19th at 7:30 pm.
The meeting will be held at the library.
Please RSVP to if you will be joining us.
We are looking for a new board member to join the CEL Board of Directors. If you are interested and would like to know more please send a message to

We will also offer an option to participate via Zoom if you are unable to come in person. Please mention this preference in your RSVP.

Other dates to save in your calendar – more details to follow closer to the dates:

The library will be closed for German School Holidays on April 7, 8, 15.
We will be open on Friday afternoon April 14 (volunteer dependent).

Spring Clean on Saturday morning April 29th from 10-12. Help us get the library spic and span! Coffee and donuts will be provided!

Adult Get Together on Friday evening May 5th at 7:30 pm – join us for a fun evening of games, snacks, and drinks!

Summer Get Together at the Katzenbacher Hof on Saturday June 24th from 11-3.

We hope to see many of you at these upcoming events.

Best wishes,
The CEL Board