Story Hours and Programs
Please check our Events Calendar to confirm event times.
On Monday mornings @ 9:30, Terrific 2s and 3s offers stories, songs, and a playgroup for 2- and 3-year-olds!
On Tuesday mornings @ 9:15 and Friday mornings @ 10:00, Baby & Me with Cindy storytime and playgroup is for children under 24 months and their parent! You're never too young to read!
On Wednesday mornings @ 9:45, Move N Groove storytime is filled with stories, songs and lots of dancing!
On Wednesday mornings @ 10:30, Spanish Storytime is for children of all ages who want to learn some Spanish. No previous Spanish knowledge needed!
More Weekly Programs for Youth
On Monday mornings @ 10:30, Little STEAMers introduces Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) to your little ones! Parents lead children through each self-paced activity station. This is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who are ready to discover new ideas. Siblings welcome. Drop in anytime during the event. This event runs Labor Day through Thanksgiving and then January to April, so please check our calendar.
On Tuesdays @ 3:30 pm, STEAM Club is a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math extravaganza for children in kindergarten and older (no younger siblings, please). Parents of children under age 12 must remain in the Library but do not need to attend the event. Space is limited. STEAM Club runs September through April, on Tuesdays when LISD is in session. Please check the calendar.
On Thursdays @ 3:00, join us for all-ages LEGO Building and have fun honing your architectural and engineering skills.
Monthly Youth Programs
On the first Tuesday of each month @ 10 am, The Signing Connection presents a baby signing storytime. Each session focuses on a specific theme where participants learn 8-12 ASL signs. Each class will be filled with songs, games, finger-plays and even a craft. This storytime runs Labor Day through Memorial Day.
Every first Thursday of the month @ 4:30pm during the school year, join the Afterschool Zone, a hands-on class designed just for tweens. We will have snacks, games, fun and even a surprise or two! This class is reserved for our patrons in grades 5 - 8; no siblings or grown-ups, please! Space is limited. Parents of children under age 12 must remain in the Library.
Every second Monday from 3:00 - 5:00, join us for Minecraft Club. This program is recommended for patrons aged 7 and up. Mine away but remember, never dig straight down! Bring your device that has Minecraft downloaded or use one of our laptops. Parents of children under age 12 must remain in the Library but do not need to attend the event. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Every third Tuesday @ 1:00 – 2:30 from September to May, join us for a Homeschool Meetup. We will have board games, chess, and sometimes crafts or movies. This is a great time for you to meet with other homeschooled families. We are happy to take special requests for program ideas, too. Children under age 5 must be accompanied in the Homeschool Group by an adult or a sibling of at least age 12 at all times; children ages 6-8 must have an adult in Children’s Services and children 9-12 must have an adult somewhere in the Library during Homeschool Meetup.
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 email@example.com.
Carol North MakerSpace
The Carol North MakerSpace is a community workspace that provides access to specialized tools, technologies, and social time with like-minded people. Use our equipment and bring your own consumables such as fabric and paper. No registration necessary.
Every Friday from 12-2pm
1st Saturday of the month from 9:30-11am
3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30-11am (ages 16+ ONLY)
2nd Thursday of each month from 4:30-6pm
4th Thursday of each month from 4:30-6pm (ages 16+ ONLY)
Teen Gaming Nights
Check out our Teen Gaming Nights! Monthly tournaments featuring Rock Band, Street Fighter, MarioKart, Mortal Kombat or other familiar video games make for a great evening of fun. Snacks and drinks are provided and a prize is awarded to the winner. Participants must be 12 – 19. To get more information or RSVP for game night, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the Events Calendar for dates and games.
Need help with attachments, documents, email, or some other computer related issue? If so, come to our Computer Basics classes on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 4:00 – 5:00 and get help from our knowledgeable staff. Bring your own laptop if you have one or use one of ours. Check the Events Calendar to find out what topics will be covered. No sign-up required. If you have questions, contact email@example.com.
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 (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!
On the third Saturday morning of each month (except August and December) we have Adult Crafting at 10:00 am. We’ll be making fun, easy, and inexpensive projects like upcycled book crafts, garden decorations, and holiday ornaments. Morning coffee welcome!
Keep Calm & Color On
Join us for Adult Coloring on the first Wednesday evening of the month anytime between 6:30 and 8:30 for a cup or two of tea, some soothing tunes, and let your colors shine!
GED classes are held on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 - 2:30 during the school year for those 17 years and older who need to study for the GED exam. Students are given the Test of Adult Basic Education for assessment and classes are self-paced. Study materials cover the four subject areas of the exam: Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. You can register at any class. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please check our Events Calendar to confirm the times.
The Library also holds special events throughout the year including:
Stuffed Animal Sleepover (January)
Poetry Contest (April)
Teddy Bear Picnic (April or May)
Summer Reading Club for all ages (June - July)
Library Card Sign-up Month (September)
Banned Books Week (September)
Comic Con / Tech Day (Fall)
Teen Lock-In (October)
Trick-or-Treat Storytimes (October)
Winter Wonderland (December)