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Fall 2019 Programs @ Leander Public Library

Programs run from September 3rd – December 7th, 2019. Please confirm dates and times on our Events Calendar.

Weekly Programs for Kids

No RSVP needed unless noted. Ages are recommended guidelines. You do not need to hold a Leander Public Library card to attend any of our programs. Programs run from Labor Day until the week of Thanksgiving.

On Monday mornings @ 10:00, All Ages Storytime - join us as we share some of our favorite stories and fun activities!

On Tuesday mornings @ 10:00, Kids Craft Storytime – Fun and simple crafts to go along with stories!

On Thursday mornings @ 10:00, Move-N-Groove Storytime is a movement-based storytime recommended for ages 18 months and older.

On Friday mornings @ 10:00, Baby & Me Lapsit is a storytime and playgroup for children under 18 months and their parents! You're never too young to read!

On Friday afternoons from 1:00 – 5:00, LEGO Lab is open for all ages to build with LEGOs, DUPLOs, magnetic blocks and other building materials.

On the First Wednesday mornings of the month @ 10:00, Tinkergarten is here for a storytime and activities focusing on nature and the environment.

On the Last Wednesday mornings of the month @ 10:30, Frogs, Scales, and Puppy Dog Tales with Leander Animal Services brings stories and animals to help little ones learn about taking care of pets and wildlife.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten 

Give your child the gift of reading and instill a love of learning!  Read 1000 books with your child before kindergarten and have his or her name in the stars on our library wall!  For more information talk with the Youth Services Librarians or email youthservices@leander.lib.tx.us.

Homeschool and After School Programs

RSVP needed where indicated. Must be the indicated age to participate, unless otherwise noted.

MakerSpace
On Tuesdays @ 1:30 pm (perfect for homeschoolers) and 3:30 (perfect for the after school crowd), join us each week to create something new! Each week of the month a new project will be highlighted: week 1 – handcrafts, week 2 – cooking, week 3 – sewing, week 4 – technology. Learn new skills and practice those you already have1 Parents of children under age 12 must remain in the Library but do not need to attend the event.

Ukulele Club
Join our ukulele club, ages 7 and up only. No prior experience necessary. Bring your own ukulele or use one of ours. Wednesdays October 2 – November 20, either at 1:00 or 3:30 for beginners; 4:30 pm for intermediate. Space is limited. Priority given to registered patrons. Contact youthservices@leandertx.gov to sign-up starting September 16th.

Teen Cooking
Cooking is an important life skill for everyone – especially hungry teens! Join us as we have fun making some simple dishes that you can whip up for friends and family! First Thursdays of each month @ 5:30. For ages 13 – 18.

First Monday Book Sale

Drop by the library anytime on the first Monday of each month (unless it’s a holiday and then drop by on the second Monday) to take advantage of a great deal on used books! We’ll supply a bag you can fill with books for just $1. All proceeds go to the Leander Library Foundation to support the library! Build your home library and support your community library at the same time!

Adult Programs

Adult Book Club
Join us for lively discussions about great books! The adult Book Club is held on the last Monday evening of each month at 7:00 pm. Check the Events Calendar for titles and dates.

Leander Writers' Guild
Calling all aspiring writers! The Leander Writers' Guild meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm (except July and December) to encourage the creative process of writing. Get helpful tips and share inspiration with fellow writers and guest speakers/local authors. Come join the fun!

Gaming for Grown-ups
For adults who are passionate about board and card gaming, or just want to discover fun new games, this is the program for you! Wednesdays @ 6:00 - 8:30.

English as a Second Language
Classes For those needing to learn English as a second language, classes are held at various times each week. For more information, contact the Williamson County Literacy Council at 512-869-0497 or call Mary @ 512-983-7009.

Special Events

The Library celebrates throughout the fall with special events such as:

  • Teddy Bear Sleepover - September 9
  • Night Under the Harvest Moon – September 14
  • Banned Books Week - September 22 - 28
  • Pride Story Time – October 12
  • Trick-or-Treat Storytimes - October 31
  • Dia de los Muertos – November 2
  • Winter Wonderland– Saturday, December 7

Please make sure to check our Events Calendar to confirm program dates and times.