Mes De La Herencia Hispana

Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15-October 15.

On September 24 at 2 p.m. the Library will be hosting Round Rock Ballet Folklorico. Their performance is free and open to the public.

On October 1 from noon to 4 p.m., attend Fiesta Georgetown! This event is not a City sponsored event, but will have many departments and bilingual representatives in attendance. It will be located at City Center, the block that has the Library, Historic Light and Water Works building, and City Hall. Parking is available in the lots next to the Library.  For more information, go here.

How else do we celebrate Hispanic Heritage? By reading and watching media by Hispanic creators. Check out one of these lists broken down by age group:

Watch this Tuesday Talk about our local Hispanic heritage. Watch that video here.

We’re very excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with you. If you have any questions, please call the Library at 512.930.3551.

Spooking Spelling with Adultish

Back by popular demand, a spelling bee for adults with a scary twist!

The Library is excited to partner with Lark and Owl Booksellers to offer Spooky Spelling. This team based spelling bee will be fun for all gals and ghouls.

Assemble your best spell casters and visit Lark and Owl on October 7 at 7 p.m. This event will be outdoors in the yard area, so if you can bring comfy seating or a picnic blanket-please do.

This event is for ages 18+, is free and open to the public. For questions or comments, please call the Library at 512-930-3511.

Tween Mystery Mansion Escape Room

Can you escape the Mystery Mansion? Tweens ages 9-12 can try on October 8 at 1 p.m.!

This Mystery Mansion is a paper based escape room where you will work with friends to solve puzzles and crack codes. Have any questions? Contact the Library at 512.930.3551.

Teen Fright Night

Teens! Come watch the spooky season classic Ghostbusters. We’ll have treats, a pinata to bust, and costumes are encouraged!

This event is on October 8 at 3 p.m., and for teens ages 12-18. Have any questions? Contact the Library at 512.930.3551.

GPL World Cinema – Yellow Rose

GPL World Cinema screens films with diverse casts and settings from around the world. On October 12 at 6:30 p.m., watch Yellow Rose at the Library.

Rose, a Filipino immigrant, has her life turned upside down when her mother is taken into ICE custody. Faced with a hard decision-does she stay in the U.S. and pursue her love of country music or go with her mother to Manila?

This film is rated PG-13 and is 94 minutes long. GPL World Cinema screenings are for adults ages 18+, and are free and open to the public. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Library at 512.930.3551.

Roots | Records | Research Genealogy Workshop

Join GPL as we participate in Waco Library’s 21st Genealogy Lock In on 10/21 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.! Virtual or in-person attendance options available.

This in-house and virtual event features eight video programs with a variety of topics and exciting speakers.

Attendees must sign up to attend virtually or in person. Programs include topics on how to research use tax records, choosing genealogy services, United States migration patterns and more.

Co-sponsored by the Waco-McLennan County Library, Central Texas Genealogical Society, Texas State Genealogical Society, and the Genealogy Network of Texas.

Full listing of classes available here!

logos of event sponsors

Patricia Gil – Live Music at the Library

The Georgetown Public Library hosts “Live Music at the Library” at 2 pm the third Sunday of most months of the year; the concerts are free and open to the public, and no longer require registration. Seating is limited to 200 attendees.

Patricia Garcia Gil – Pianist

Patricia’s brilliant career has already given rise to a considerable amount of concert tours throughout the world attracting the interest of the press, that has described her performances as “set apart by consummate musicianship, confident technique and elegant interpretation that manifested itself across the wide range of repertoire on her program”, “tremendous energy and precision”, “clean, sensitive playing”, “originality, genius, mastery, virtuosity, interaction with the listeners”.

Learn more at: www.patriciagarciagil.com/biography

Check the Library Events Calendar for more information about each performance.

This performance is a gift of the Friends of the Georgetown Public Library.

 

Labor Day Closure

The Library is closed Monday, September 5, in observance of Labor Day. No items are due this day, and you can always request or renew items via the catalog.

Little Lemon Open on Mondays

The Little Lemon at the Library cafe (run by the good folks from Sweet Lemon Kitchen) are now open seven days a week! Their schedule is as follows:

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Games Night for Adults

Want to play a board or card game? Visit the Library every Monday from 5-7 p.m. for a game night for grown-ups! The Library has a stash of games on hand, but you are welcome to BYOG (bring your own game) if you would like!

This event is weekly and for adults ages 18+. Meet in the upstairs conference room. For more information, contact the Library at 512-930-3551.