Do you have a bibliophile on your holiday list? The Friends of Connecticut Libraries has an online calendar of used book sales and events at libraries throughout Connecticut. Check foclib.org.
Get a very merry deal on audio books and book downloads from Tantor.com. Through Dec. 31, all audio book titles are 50 percent off and select downloads are $6.99. Information: 877-782-6867.
Keep the kids busy until Santa arrives. Stew Leonard’s in Newington holds a free Elf Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 15. Ages 4 to 10 years of age are invited decorate their own wooden ornaments with paint and glitter. Kids will be registered in 15 minute increments (starting at 11 a.m.) and the activity lasts about half an hour. Register in advance at the customer service desk or by calling 860-760-8100.
Allied’s Attic Thrift Store at 581 Enfield St. is featuring a “Holiday Bazaar” through Dec. 22, with a large selection of holiday trees, lights and ornaments, home décor, gifts, linens, toys, books, movies, games at bargain prices. Allied’s Attic is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Seniors receive a 10 percent discount every Wednesday. Information: www.alliedsattic.com or 860-265-2983.
Get 20 percent off White Flower Farm gift certificates over $50. Visit www.whiteflowerfarm.com.
The Vernon Community Arts Center holds a holiday craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday Dec. 16. Free activities include children’s crafts and a performance by the Rockville High School Choir on Saturday at 2 p.m. and the Vernon Chorale on Sunday at 1 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the local food pantry at the HVCC. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Information: www.vernonarts.org.
Best Dressed Kids, a children’s clothing consignment shop at 15 Mountain Ave. in Bloomfield, is closing for a winter break on Dec. 22. Until then most winter clothing and toys are on sale. Hours are Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 860-242-3869.
The Second Chance Shop of Glastonbury, 2400 Main St., is holding a Countdown to Christmas event with savings on décor, seasonal clothing, footwear, accessories, household items, books and toys. Spend $15 or more and get a special discount off a $15.00 purchase.
Find last minute holiday bargains at The Villager Shop at Avery Heights in Hartford. Christmas items, including ornaments, cocktail napkins, candles, children’s items, gifts and paper whites are 40 percent off. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Amethyst Jeans has teamed up with Big Y World Class Market for a Food For Fashion drive. Pick up a Sack-Hunger bag ($10) at the East Windsor Big Y, 67 Prospect Hill Road, Saturday from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and bring it out to the big, pink Jean Machine bus in the parking lot. The food will go to those in need and you’ll get a free pair of jeans. Information: www.amethystjeans.com.
The temperatures are dropping and so are the prices on outerwear at FAVARH Thrift Shop, 250 Albany Turnpike, Canton. Take an extra 20 percent off jackets, coats and more. Hours are Monday, noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Information: 860-693-2899.
Dwelling, a Hartford import wholesaler, holds a holiday warehouse sale of imported, fair trade handcrafts including salad bowls, servers and hand knit stuffed toys on Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, Merchandise, regularly sold in high-end department stores and chains, includes overstocks and seconds. The event takes place at the Dwelling warehouse, 600 Oakwood Avenue in West Hartford, diagonally across from Home Depot. Payment is by cash only. Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All sales are final. Information: 860-232-6070.