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 is a storytime and playgroup for children under 24 months and their parents! You're never too young to read!
On Wednesday mornings @ 9:45, Crafty Club is a preschool storytime with crafts to go along with it!
On Thursday 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 STEAMmers 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 Mondays from 1:00 - 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
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 Tuesdays from 1:00 – 2:30, Homeschool Meetup is for homeschooling families of children aged 5-18: join us each week for an event just for you!
• 1st Tuesday: Board Gaming
• 2nd Tuesday: Crafts
• 3rd Tuesday: LEGO Lab
• 4th Tuesday: chess club
• 5th Tuesday: Community Service project
On Thursdays @ 9:30, Fit Club is a chance to get your mind and body in shape! Yoga and exercises for parents and their little ones. All ages welcome.
On Thursdays @ 3:00, join us for all-ages LEGO Club 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.
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. All ages are welcome to use our equipment - just bring your own consumables such as fabric and paper. Children must be accompanied by a parent. No registration necessary.
Equipment available includes: sewing machine, Silhouette Cameo, button maker, iron, general craft supplies, LEGOs, snap circuits, Little Bits Kits, Raspberry Pi, and more!
Wednesdays 1:00 – 4:30
Friday’s 1:00 – 4:00
Second and Fourth Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00
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 if we hold a tournament. 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.
First Sunday Bluegrass Jam
Calling all bluegrass musicians and music lovers!
On the first Sunday of each month, we're partnering with the Central Texas Bluegrass Association to host a bluegrass jam from 2:00 - 4:00. Pickers and grinners welcome!
Bring your instrument and come to play, or bring your ears and come to listen!
Some Basic Rules of the Jam for pickers (musicians):
- We play only bluegrass music: old-timey, traditional, Americana, progressive, and even contemporary. This supports the written mission statement of the Central Texas Bluegrass Association.
- Personal respect for the pickers is utmost at all times. Disrespect is not tolerated.
- This jam is inclusive in that all skill levels, from beginner to intermediate, are welcome to participate. Advanced skill levels are welcome as long as their sole intention is to have fun playing and singing with others and not to be a show-off or jam buster. Generally, the first hour of the jam is beginner-friendly. Usually, the second hour is a bit more advanced.
- Noodling or excessive/loud talking between songs can be disruptive and is discouraged. However, noodling a bit to find the correct key and/or remember an arrangement is appropriate.
- The jam leader oversees the functioning and operation of the jam and is the final authority in all decisions.
Some Basic Rules of the Jam for grinners (listerners):
- Listeners do not actively participate in the making of music. They come to hear the music. Listener talking must be kept to a minimum and will not be disrupting to the picker circle. Usually, talking should be restricted to the time between songs. Listeners sit in whatever configuration is comfortable to them outside of the pickers circle.
- Well-behaved, quiet, and corralled children are welcome. Unruly or disruptive children will be given a large bag of candy and a banjo or will be told to leave.
- Generally, listeners do not request songs/tunes. Listeners may ask questions of the individual pickers only after the jam is completed.
Before leaving, it is a common courtesy to stack your chairs along the wall and remove all personal belongings and trash.
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)
- Be My Valentine storytime (February)
- Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration (March)
- 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)