Family Storytime: Pink!

HCPL - Storytime

This week’s storytime theme is “pink”! Here are some wonderful books we might read in storytime:


The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli


Me and You by Geneviève Côté


A Girl and Her Gator by Sean Bryan, illustrations by Tom Murphy


The Book Hog by Greg Pizzoli

Here are some songs and/or rhymes we might do in storytime:

Song: Pink (tune: Are You Sleeping?)
Have them repeat after you
P-I-N-K, P-I-N-K
That spells pink, that spells pink,
Bubble gum is pink, bubble gum is pink,
Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink, pink.
 

What are some other things that are pink? Let’s sing about that.
Flamingos, watermelon, worm, flowers, piggies, etc.

Flannel: Five Clean and Squeaky Pigs (tune: Five Green and Speckled Frogs)
Five pigs so squeaky clean, cleanest you’ve ever seen,
Wanted to go outside and play, Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud, landed with a big THUD,
Then there were four clean squeaky pigs.

Song: Icky Sticky Bubble Gum
Icky sticky, icky sticky bubble gum, bubble gum, bubble gum,
Icky sticky, icky sticky bubble gum,
Has my hands stuck to my head! Oh no!
So let’s pull, and pull, and pull them away!

(Clasp hands together) Oh no… (start the song again and have gum stick to different body parts)

Fingerplay: Clap Your Hands
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As slowly as you can.
Clap, clap, clap your hands
As quickly as you can..

Verses: shake… roll… rub… wiggle your fingers… pound your fists… etc!

See you there!

Family Storytimes starting January 2nd-May 31st: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30, 10:15. and 11:00, Fridays at 9:30 and 10:30 except the 3rd Friday of each month unless otherwise stated in the calendar

Spring Break 2024

🌸 Spring into Fun at the Georgetown Public Library’s Spectacular Spring Break!

Get ready for a week full of excitement for all ages from March 11 -15 at the Library.

🎬 Paw Patrol: the Mighty Movie! March 11 at 2:00 p.m. 🍿 Join us for a pawsitively delightful adventure for the whole family!

🎨 Spring Arts & Crafts! March 12 at 10 a.m.-noon 🖌️ Unleash your creativity with our Spring Arts & Crafts session. Crafts so cool, they’ll make your heart bloom!

🐄 Mobile Dairy with Cow! March 13 at 10 a.m. 🐮 Join us for an udderly amazing experience with the Mobile Dairy Classroom! Learn, laugh, and see how milk is produced – an educational experience like no udder! 🥛 This event is outdoor on 9th Street.

🎲 Game Day! March 14 from 2-4 p.m. It’s game on! Join us for a morning of games, giggles, and friendly competition. Fun for all ages!

🚀 ESTEAM Lego Extravaganza! Build, create, and let your imagination soar! Unleash your inner architect with advanced Lego designs!

👧 Kids at 10 a.m.
👦 Tweens (ages 9-12) at 1 p.m.
👩‍🎤 Teens (ages 12-18) at 3 p.m.

Spring has sprung at the Library, and we can’t wait to see you there!

GPL World Cinema: Polite Society

GPL World Cinema screens films with diverse casts and settings from around the world.  On March 13 at 6:30 p.m. the Library is screening Polite Society.

Martial artist-in-training Ria Khan believes she must save her older sister Lena from her impending marriage. After enlisting the help of her friends, Ria attempts to pull off the most ambitious of all wedding heists in the name of independence and sisterhood.

2023. 1 hr 44 min. PG-13.

GPL World Cinema screenings are for adults ages 18+, and are free and open to the public. Screenings are always played with captions or subtitles. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Library at 512.930.3551.

 

Black History Month

February is the nationally recognized month to celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black Americans.

Immerse yourself in a vibrant showcase of culture and heritage through our specially curated displays and extensive item lists for all ages:

Kids
Teens
Adults

GPL World Cinema will be screening American Symphony on February 14 at 6:30 p.m. 

In addition to our library events and programming, explore local events throughout the month:

February 17, 5-7 p.m.: Black History Month Banquet
February 24, 5-6:30 p.m.: “Black Art in Action” panel discussion at Lark and Owl Booksellers
February 19, Noon: Martin Luther King, Jr. March

For further information, check out the post from the City of Georgetown.

Join us in embracing diversity, fostering understanding, and paying tribute to the extraordinary legacy woven into the fabric of Black history.

Nail Art for Tweens and Teens

Calling all tweens aged 9-12 to join us on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. for a dazzling Nail Art Extravaganza! Let your creativity shine as we explore fabulous nail designs together. It’s the perfect blend of style and fun!

But wait, the party doesn’t stop there! Teens, it’s your turn at 3 p.m. on the same day to unleash your inner artist. Join us for a cool and trendy nail event designed just for you. Bring your friends and let’s discover vibrant nail art magic.

Supplies and space are limited. For this program late arrivals and groups over 5 tweens/teens cannot be accommodated. To maintain hygiene swatch sticks will be used, no nails will be painted in this program.

Tweens ages 9-12: Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.

Teens ages 12-18: Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions, reach out to the Library at 512-930-3551.

Tax Help at the Library

Tax Help at the Library

Free tax help from AARP is at the Library this tax season, starting on Feb. 3 through April 15. Sessions will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

1040 tax forms are available in the Library lobby and select schedules are available at the circulation desk. Please ask at the desk if you need assistance printing a specific form.

  • Wednesdays 9:30 A.M. to 3:45 P.M., By appointment only (schedule here)
  • Saturdays 9:30 A.M. to 3:45 P.M., By appointment (schedule here), and Walk-In Service, first come, first served. Walk-In service is limited, please make an appointment if at all possible.
  • An unstaffed telephone line is available at 512 – 686 – 8571.. Please leave a voicemail and AARP volunteers will get back to you.

For a list of other area locations, visit the Williamson County AARP website.

Please bring these forms and review this checklist of important items to bring, which includes:

  • Government issued photo ID for all adults on your return
  • A social security card for everyone on your return
  • 2022 and 2021 tax return and any paperwork (W-2,1099, etc.)

Logo for AARP foundation Tax-Aide

GPL World Cinema: American Symphony

GPL World Cinema screens films with diverse casts and settings from around the world.  On February 14 at 6:30 p.m. the Library is screening American Symphony.

Musician Jon Batiste sets out to compose a symphony. Then his life partner, author Suleika Jaouad, learns that her cancer is back. This documentary is a portrait of two artists at a crossroads and a meditation on art, love and the creative process.

2023. 1 hr 43 min. Unrated.

GPL World Cinema screenings are for adults ages 18+, and are free and open to the public. Screenings are always played with captions or subtitles. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Library at 512.930.3551.

 

Adultish: Cultivating Culinary Mushrooms

This March join Austin Davenport at the Georgetown Public Library on March 1 at 7 p.m. Austin will be teaching us how to grow gourmet, culinary mushrooms. This presentation is perfect for beginners or those who would like to really dial in their at home mushroom production.

We are currently in the midst of the Central Texas mushroom growing season so join us for some magical mycology.

Central Texas Mycological Society will be bringing blocks for registrants. Supplies are limited and registration is required to receive a block. Register here. Registration opens Feb. 16. 

If you’re just interested in learning how to cultivate culinary mushrooms-please come attend! No registration required for attendance only. Must attend program to pick up mushroom block. For ages 18+. One block per household. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and close at 7:15 p.m. This event will run until after 8 p.m.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Library at 512.930.3551.

Reduce Stress with Mindfulness

A six part series that serves as an introduction to mindfulness. Learn to promote your own wellness while cultivating a practice that includes skills that you can use anytime, anywhere. This series is best taken in order, but is not required. 

These sessions run on Tuesdays starting January 30 through March 5, from 10-11 a.m. at the Library. This series is for adults ages 18+. Registration is required. Supplies are limited.

Jan. 30: Introduction to Mindfulness
Feb. 6: STOP Practice
Feb. 13: Seated Meditation
Feb. 20: Walking Meditation
Feb. 27: Turning Toward Practice
March 5: Course Review & Building a Home Practice

See all classes here under the events tab. 

Mindful Art with Sari series

Stressed? Discover the ways to cultivate a sense of the present with art. No experience needed! Learn simple techniques for anytime, anywhere calmness.

This is a six week series running once a week from January 30 to March 5, each session is from 2-3 p.m. Registration is required and supplies are limited. For adults ages 18+. 

See all classes here under the events tab.