CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Calendar of Events

Friday, October 19, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

18th Annual Genealogy Lock In

Join us for a great opportunity for beginners and experts to pursue their family history and learn more about genealogy in general. Staff, volunteers and library computers will be available to help with your research. We will also have snacks and door prizes! A series of eight programs, presented in-house and remotely, will be in the meeting room from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. The programs are provided by the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT), a state-wide initiative to connect libraries/genealogical societies and provide educational and research opportunities. Topics covered will include census records, brick-wall research, autosomal DNA, Native American ancestors, preserving photographs, using land records, and locating female ancestors. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. local programs will be presented in the storytime room. Topics covered will include comparison of family tree software, a look at the hottest free online resources, how to make the most out of Find-A-Grave, and how to use TexShare. Click here for a complete list of programs.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Crafty Adults: Upcycled Book Pumpkin

Fall is here! Take an old paperback book and turn it into a pumpkin--you don't even have to wait until midnight! We'll have everything you need to make a cool decoration that's just perfect for the season. Register online to save your spot.

True Crime Interest Group

Join us to discuss the famous and infamous stories of true crimes, both local and elsewhere. You are not alone in your passion for these real-life mysteries! We’ll have lively discussions and use library resources to find out more.

Yoga for Kids

Can you be a tree, a cat or an airplane? With yoga you can! Use your body to make the shapes and use your imagination, too.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

CTGS Monthly program

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CTGS Monthly program

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Game On!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this afterschool gaming event. Plus, we'll have tabletop and card games if you want to go unplugged.

Yoga Lunch Break

Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water.

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Realism in Watercolor

A reception and demonstration by internationally known master watercolorist Laurin McCracken Monday evening followed by a workshop Tuesday through Friday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Baby Time

The first year of your baby's life is a great time to start making the library a habit. You'll be part of something special when you and your baby join us each week. We'll learn rhymes, signs and music and get visits from our favorite puppets! We've got everything that babies love--bubbles, shakers and toys. You'll have time to play and make new friends every week.

LEGO Lab

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Toddler Time

A special storytime designed for ages 1-2. Come join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Girls Who Code

Join the sisterhood of tech-savvy women! This club is a great chance to explore computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Meet your peers and discover role models in the computer science and technology.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Thursday Crafternoon

Every week, teens can get crafty and learn something new. We'll have all the supplies you need to make something great and make new friends.

Family Storytime

When the school day and the workday end, join us for an evening of stories, music, and activities for the entire family! Also, make a craft as a part of the fun.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Kids Roblox Club

Do you know Roblox? If you love this online game, join us work on creativity and problem solving by creating games for others. Space is limited, so be sure to register online to save your spot.

Kid's Minecraft Club

Kids love Minecraft! If you've got Minecrafters in your house, bring them to the Library to play and explore the realm. Beginners are welcome or join us to show off your skills!

Book vs. Movie: Murder on the Orient Express

Is the book always better? You'll tell us after we watch movies based on books. This month, the movie is Murder on the Orient Express, based on the book by Agatha Christie. We'll watch the film and then it's up to you to decide the winner. Join us even if you haven't read the book and we'll have a copy for you, plus other books you might enjoy. 

84 Runners/Shipley 5K Donut Dash and 1 Mile Fun Run

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 84 Runners/Shipley 5K Donut Dash – Entry fee for 5K: $20 early registration, $30 day of the race. Entry fee for Fun Run: $10. Race begins at 8:30 am. Strollers are welcome. The race will begin and end at First Woodway Baptist Church in front of the MAC. This will be a chip timed event. Register online at www.firstwoodway.org/dash by Saturday, October 20 to guarantee a t-shirt. There will be a donut eating contest to follow! Contact René Maciel at rmaciel@firstwoodway.org for more details or call 254-772-9696.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Game On!

Team up or face off with Nintendo Switch games at this afterschool gaming event. Plus, we'll have tabletop and card games if you want to go unplugged.

Yoga Lunch Break

Join us every Monday for a yoga practice at your favorite place--the Library! Beginners are welcome. Just bring your mat, a towel and a bottle of water.

Kids Minecraft Club

If you love Minecraft, this is a weekly chance to join us and explore the Library's realm. Space is limited, so save your spot!

Romp & Read

Kids ages 2-4 have so much fun with stories, songs, movement and puppets! Build literacy skills through repetition, rhymes and pictures. Take home a fun craft, too!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 get to build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Baby Time

The first year of your baby's life is a great time to start making the library a habit. You'll be part of something special when you and your baby join us each week. We'll learn rhymes, signs and music and get visits from our favorite puppets! We've got everything that babies love--bubbles, shakers and toys. You'll have time to play and make new friends every week.

LEGO Lab

Use your imagination to create something great with LEGOs! We bring the LEGOs, you bring the ideas! Sometimes we will have a project to work on together and sometimes you can just let your building and imagination skills go WILD!

Halloween Carnival

Our Halloween carnival will be full of tricks, treats and books! Join us for a night of ghoulish good fun. Games, crafts and more will be ready for kids and fun for the whole family. Be sure to wear your costume and get ready for the costume contest at 7:00. You could be a big winner! It will be totally spooktacular!

Paint Night at the Library

A fun chance to make an awesome painting with step by step instructions. We'll walk you through the painting and you'll walk out with something great. The finished product might a little spooky! Be sure to register online to save your spot.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Preschool Storytime

Kids ages 3-6 build listening and communication skills while they have FUN, learn about other cultures and grow their imaginations. Hear great stories and take home a craft!

Toddler Time

A special storytime designed for ages 1-2. Come join the fun with rhymes, stories, music, movement games and more! Toddler Time is a great way to increase language development and other pre-literacy skills for your busy toddler.

Girls Who Code

Join the sisterhood of tech-savvy women! This club is a great chance to explore computer science in a safe, supportive environment. Meet your peers and discover role models in the computer science and technology.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Pop-Up Saturday at the Dr Pepper Museum

Turkey trot your way over to the Dr Pepper Museum for some fall fun! Use recycled soda tabs to create original holiday crafts, then sample a fall-themed recipe made with the ingredient we’re always thankful for – Dr Pepper. This activity is free with general admission and will be located in the Holt-Getterman Gallery.