December take and make this month from the GPL:
- Preschool age kids have a bubble kit and suggested activities. Register here.
- Kids have a holiday kazoos. (Sorry, parents. We couldn’t resist.) Your kazoo kit comes with foam stickers to make a reindeer, snowman, or polar bear. Register here.
- Teens have 3D snowflake kits. Register here.
- Adults can register for a mulled spices kit, guaranteed to make your home smell amazing and your cider taste great! Register here. Register here.
Kits will be available for registration from 12/7 at 6 p.m. until 12/13 or all kits are claimed. Kits will be available for pick up from 12/14-12/20. Kits are limited and registration is required.
This December, the Library is celebrating the holiday season with events for all!
All ages are welcome to an outdoor screening of It’s a Wonderful Life on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Be sure to bring your own chair, as this screening is in the parking lot. The film will begin around dusk at 6 p.m.
UPDATE: Due to higher than anticipated winds, the screening has been moved indoors. Still plan to bring a blanket or chair, as the film will be screened in the kid’s room and seating is limited.
Kiddos and families can join us on Dec. 11 for a Winter Wonderland! This event is a come and go event with crafts, activities, and fun for families. Visit us at any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Dec. 11 for holiday fun!
Tweens ages 9-12 will compete in an Nailed It! Holiday edition event. Can you create a wonderfully terrible cupcake? This event is on Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. and is ticketed. Tickets will be available for pick up at the kids desk one hour before this event.
Teens ages 12-18 will watch a holiday sing along edition of Elf! They will have pizza and snacks. This event is on Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. and is ticketed. Tickets will be available for pick up at the kids desk one hour before this event.
If you have any questions about our events, please contact the Library at 512.930.3551.
Calling all Star Wars fans! This month, the Library is journeying to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars! We’ll be hosting storytimes and giving away kits for kids and teens this month.
Check out our full list of storytimes here on Facebook.
These are the books you are looking for: we have INTERACTIVE bookshelf for you to check out books related to space! Look at them here.
Kids ages 9-12 will have a DIY lightsaber kit! Use LEDs, conductive tape, plastic, and paper to make a lightsaber that actually lights up. Register here starting on 5/11 at 7 p.m.
Teens ages 12-18 will have felt ewok kits. Make your own fuzzy little forest dwelling ewok with this fun kit. Register here starting on 5/11 at 7 p.m.
Kits are limited and registration is required for both of them. Pick up for kits starts on 5/18 and runs until 5/24. Kits not picked up in that time span are released to the public.
Any questions or comments? Contact the Library at 512.930.3551.
This month, we have kits available for kids, teens, and adults.
Kids ages 0-12 can register for a bird feeder kit. Teens ages 12-18 can register for a blackout poetry kit. (It is National Poetry month, after all!) Adults ages 18+ can register for a seed + plant marker kit.
- Kits are limited. Each kit requires registration to pick up.
- Registration starts 4/13 at 9 a.m. until all kits are reserved, or until 4/19
- Pick-up kits on 4/20 through 4/26
- Any unclaimed kits will be released to the public on 4/27
If you have any comments or questions, please contact the Library at 512.930.3551.
Spring Break at the GPL is all about…science!
Mad Science: 3/16 at 10:30 a.m. Fun science experiments you can do at home. Experiment-a-long with us as we use common household materials to explore the wacky and wonderful world of science. Gather this list of materials so you can experiment along with us:
– 5 pennies or nickels
– a cup
– a piece of cardstock or an index card
– a piece of paper
– a pencil
– a piece of tape
Laboratory coats optional. For kids ages 0-12. Register here.
Monarch Watch: 3/17 at 1 p.m. How do monarch butterflies change our world? How many miles do they fly to migrate? Do they really taste with their feet? All these questions and more as butterfly expert Carol talks to us about monarchs! Want a free milkweed plant to help monarchs as they fly through your backyard? The Library is giving them out! Click here.
Register here for the event! Recommended for kids ages 9-12.
This February, the Library hasn’t forgotten our youngest users. We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with our love language: books!
Kiddos ages 0-12 can register for a free book, bookplate, and colorable bookmark. These aren’t library books-they are books to keep. Teens ages 12-18 are getting some love too: they’ll get their own book and some candy!
The curbside schedule can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the Library at 512.930.3551.
As we all settle in and begin our education at home adventures, here are some resources to help parents and inspire all the learners out there. We miss you and can’t wait to see everyone again. Until then, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay at home and check out the library’s social media channels for more fun content and to see what the library is up to.