Spring Break at the GPL
The Library is hosting SO MANY events during Spring Break for kids and tweens. Visit us during the week of March 13-18 for all these fun events.
*Events require tickets. Movies do not need tickets. Pick up tickets starting one hour before event at Children’s Desk.
March 13 | 2 p.m.: Clifford the Big Red Dog movie (PG) in the Kids Room
March 14 | 10 a.m.: *Cowboy Ken sings cowboy songs, tells stories and does trick roping.
March 15 | 2 p.m.: Paddington 2 movie (PG) in the Kids Room
March 16 | 10 a.m.: *Austin Reptile Show
March 17 | 10 a.m.: *ESTEAM free build Lego day
March 18 | 2 p.m.: *Tween (ages 9-12) Sand Art
March 18 | 4 p.m.: Teen (ages 12-18) Candle Making
Teen Spring Break at the GPL
Teens have a Spring Break event planned for 3/18 at 4 p.m.! Stop by the Library to make their own scented candle. This event is free and open to the public for ages 12-18.
Adultish Ukulele Lessons
Six session course on the basics of ukulele playing with two optional sessions at the end. We’ll cover chords, strumming, tabs, theory, pop songs, blues and more! Bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the library. Limited spots and ukuleles available.
This class is free and open to registrants ages 18+. Register here starting March 14 at noon. Registration is required.
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
April 4-May 23
Texas Society of Sculptors Call for Entry 2023
The Texas Society of Sculptors is now accepting entries to be considered for their fifteenth summer show in the Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit, hosted by the Library with sponsorship from the City of Georgetown Arts and Culture Board, showcases more than 60 works of art by Texas artists each year.
2023 EXHIBIT CALENDAR
May 13: Entry Deadline: Saturday, at midnight
June 3: Acceptance Notification
June 17: Show Set Up: Saturday, 9am to 12:00pm
July 16: Artists’ Reception: Sunday, 1:00pm
September 9: Artists’ Demonstrations: Saturday, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
September 16: Pick Up: Saturday, between 9:00am and 12:00pm
Artists who would like to submit their work for consideration should first review the 2023 TSOS Call for Entries. The preferred method for submitting an entry is through Submittable. Link to the Submittable entry form here:
Questions about the Texas Society of Sculptors show at the Georgetown Public Library can be directed to Ann Evans, Georgetown Public Library, at email@example.com or to Matt Donner, Texas Society of Sculptors, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, the month we celebrate and learn about the contributions of women. This month you can read, listen, or watch any of our recommended items. You can also visit HiddenHerstories to learn about local history and the women who helped to shape Georgetown.
Open Call for 2024 Library Art Proposals
The library highly values artists and their work, and we host more than 20 art exhibits every year. During each year’s open call, artists and organizations are invited and encouraged to submit proposals for the next year’s exhibits.
Proposals for exhibits in 2024 will be accepted only from March 1-May 15, 2023, and applicants will be notified by June 1, 2023.
If you would like to submit a proposal for an exhibit in 2024, please visit library.georgetown.org/art and scroll to the bottom of the page to find all the information you need. If you have questions, contact Ann Evans, Adult Services Librarian, at 512-930-6614.
Black History Month 2023
A Journey of Mental and Spiritual Resilience. February 11, 2023, 4:00 PM. A panel discussion breaking the myths and barriers to mental and spiritual health in our community. The panel discussion will be held at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC), the Mckinney Christian Ministry Center, 1205 Ash St, Georgetown, Texas 78626 on February 11, 2023, at 4:00 pm. Free event. The community is invited to attend and participate in the discussion.
Shotgun House Tours, February 18, 2023, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Tours of the African American Shotgun House Museum throughout the day. The Shotgun House is located at 801 West Street, Georgetown, Texas 78626. The tours will be on February 18, 2023, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Free event – open to the community.
GCCMA Black History Reception. February 25, 2023, 4:00 PM. A reception and program taking a look back at a journey through time for African Americans — from the perspective of education, business, and the church. The reception and discussion will be held at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC), Mckinney Christian Ministry Center, 1205 Ash St, Georgetown, Texas 78626 on February 25, 2023, at 4:00 pm. Free event. The community is invited to attend.
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. 1 through April 18. Sessions will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Please check- in downstairs. Tax forms are available in the lobby. 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., Walk-In Service, first come, first served
- 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
- 2020 and 2021 tax return and any paperwork (W-2,1099, etc.)
Tatting is the 1800 century handcrafted art of making lace out of knots, rings and chains using a shuttle. Shuttles are small oval objects that thread is wrapped around and they fit easily in your hand. Tatters use these to make ornaments, bookmarks, rings, bracelets, earrings, and more.
During the month of February we will offer an informal tatting group for people to begin learning this art with experienced tatters. There will be two different times, and the shuttle and thread will be provided.
Wednesdays @ 6-7 p.m.
Thursdays @ 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Ukulele Classes for Adults
Update: Did you miss getting a spot in our first ukulele class series? Don’t fret! We will be hosting more series of classes throughout the year, so stay tuned for sign ups as each 8 week session is completed.
Join us for weekly ukulele lessons for adults ages 18+! Beginners to advanced players are welcome.
The Library can provide 10 ukuleles per class that you can take home to practice on. The course is 8 weekly sessions covering all things ukulele. Classes do build upon previous sessions. By registering, you are agreeing to meet for a session each week. We’ll meet every Tuesday starting January 10 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the library until the last session on February 28.
Registration is required and spots are limited. Register here starting Dec. 13.