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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS​​

Monday, December 24 & Tuesday, December 25: Closed for Christmas
Monday, December 31: Closing at 6 pm
Tuesday, January 1: Closed for New Year's Day
There are no storytimes December 23 - January 5​
Monday, January 21: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day

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​​​​​​SPECIAL EVENTS​​

​NOON YEAR'S EVE

​Monday, December 31 from 11 am - 12:15 pm

​​Can’t stay up until midnight? Ring in the New Year with an early celebration! We’ll have games, crafts, and a countdown to Noon! All ages welcome.​

​Coppell Reads 2019

​​​​​​The Cozby Library and Community Commons is kicking off its 9th annual city-wide reading program for adults! In January, we will read The Same Sky by Texas author Amanda Eyre Ward. Ward's beautiful and heartrending novel is about motherhood, resilience and faith – a ripped-from-the-headlines story of two families on both sides of the American border.

"Riveting, heartrending, and beautifully written, The Same Sky pulled me in on the first page and held my attention all the way to its perfect conclusion. I devoured this book."—Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train.

"The Same Sky is the timeliest book you will read this year--a wrenching, honest, painstakingly researched novel that puts a human face to the story of undocumented youth desperately seeking their dreams in America. This one's going to haunt me for a long time--and it's going to define the brilliant Amanda Eyre Ward as a leading author of socially conscious fiction." --Jodi Picoult, author of My Sister's Keeper

Free copies of the book are available at the library beginning January 2nd, while supplies last. Library copies are also available for c​heckout. Please join us on Sunday, March 3rd for a visit from Amanda Eyre Ward. 

For more information please stop by the Front Desk, call 972-304-3658 or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov.​

​STORYBOOK CONTEST

​​Last day to submit is Thursday, January 31 at 9 pm

​​Want to see your original picture book featured in our storybook walk? The library is hosting a storybook contest for kids in grades K - 12! All books must be submitted by Thursday, January 31 at 9 pm. Winners will be announced by Monday, February 11. First place winners will receive a bound copy of their book. A copy will be added to the Library's local author collection, and their book will be displayed on the Storybook Walk. Second place winners will receive a bound copy of their book. Be original and have fun! Click here for guidelines, submission form, and page specifications. Submission forms are also available at the library. ​Need help with your book? Come to our workshop on ​Thursday, January 3 at 3 pm.

​STORYBOOK WORKSHOP

​Thursday, January 3 at 3 pm

​Are you creating a story for our Storybook Contest? This workshop is for you! Learn some techniques and tips for creating a great story and artwork. For kids in grades K - 12.​

​CHINESE NEW YEAR

​Saturday, February 2 from 2 - 4 pm

​​Come celebrate the Year of the Pig! Learn about the origins and the traditions of Chinese New Year. Join us for games, storytelling, face painting, and more! In partnership with students from CHS, New Tech, and CHS9. All ages welcome.

​​CHINESTORY

​Saturday, February 9 at 2 pm

​​Learn Chinese through games and hands-on activities! Many people are overwhelmed attempting to learn Chinese with drills and memorization. Chinestory uses vivid imagery and storytelling to teach the fundamentals of the Chinese language, from the basic strokes to characters and phrases. Presented by Haiyan Fan, Ph.D.

​TEA REX FAMILY FUN NIGHT

​Tuesday, February 12 at 7 pm

​It's a Tea Rex Party! Stomp, chomp, growl, and roar - Let's party like a dinosaur! Join in a dinomite celebration that includes stories, games, crafts, and a special guest.

​​COPPELL COMMUNITY CHORALE

​Saturday, February 23 at 1 pm

​Join us for some "Unconventional Wisdom" by the Coppell Community Chorale! The Chorale will reply in song to letters asking for advice. All ages are welcome. ​​

​EARLY LITERACY

​​SENSORY STORYTIME

​Wednesday, January 9 at 9:45 am
Wednesday, February 13 at 9:45 am

​​Sensory Storytime is a fun, interactive storytime designed for children at a preschool developmental level with autism and/or sensory challenges. It involves books, songs, movement, and therapeutic play that incorporate the five senses. Siblings are welcome! Space is limited to ensure a positive experience for all. Sign-up is required; please email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov or call 972-304-3658. 

​​PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE

​Tuesday, January 15 from 10 - 11:30 am

​Join the Coppell Early Childhood Association​ for their Annual Preschool Open House. Determine which school would be the best fit for your child's needs by meeting with local preschool representatives.​

​​SPOT SCREENING

​Tuesday, January 15 at 11 am

Lions Club members will conduct a preliminary screening on the children's eyes for various visual impairments. Prescriptions will not be issued. A signed and completed waiver form is required for each child. For children 6 months to 5 years old and any child with special needs.

ONES UPON A TIME​
Mondays at 10:30 am
A one-derful storytime for children 12-24 months of age and their adult caregiver. Short stories, music, rhymes, and movement activities are​ incorporated in this action-packed program that engages new walkers in language based activities. ​

​BABY AND ME

Mondays at 11 am​​

​Babies from birth to crawling and their favorite adult will enjoy songs, action rhymes, and share books together in this one-on-one lapsit program. This storytime is designed to be a springboard for literacy, by exploring the senses with music, action rhymes, and age appropriate reading. Come prepared to have fun with baby. 

​SPANISH STORYTIME

​​​Second Tuesday of every month at 10:15 am

​​Bring your niños to this fun and interactive storytime! We’ll sing songs and listen to stories in both Spanish and English. Presented by Spanish Schoolhouse.​ All ages welcome.

​​PORTUGUESE STORYTIME

​​Fourth Tuesday of every month at 10:15 am

​All ages are welcome to sing songs and listen to stories in Portuguese!

​FAMILY STORYTIME​

​Tuesdays at 7 pm

​All ages are welcome at Family Storytime, which incorporates stories, songs, rhymes, and more into a fun and interactive experience for the whole family. 

​​TODDLER TIME

​​Wednesdays at 10:30 and 11:15 am

​A storytime for 2 and 3 year olds (with their favorite adult) who are ready to sit and enjoy interactive stories, songs, and games that encourage their emerging language skills. This program will introduce young children to the joys of language and literature.

​​ALL BY MYSELF

​​Thursdays at 10:30 am

Storytime for 3 to 5 year olds who are ready to attend independently. This storytime is designed to foster a smooth transition into school and is the only storytime that children attend without their adult caregiver. This fun and interactive program combines activities such as read-aloud stories, songs, rhymes, and fingerplays. It introduces children to listening skills, the library, and the joy of reading.​

​​SECOND SATURDAY STORYTIME

​​Second Saturday of every month at 11 am

​​A special storytime presented to children of working parents and everyone who cannot attend regular weekday storytimes. ​​

​​1000 BOOKS BEFORE KINDERGARTEN

​​The goal is to read 1000 books to your child before they start Kindergarten. Parents, grandparents, and older siblings can help your child meet this challenge. Books read to them at storytimes and daycare can be included. Books can be repeated too! Reading to your child improves vocabulary and language skills, improves concentration, and is a great way to strengthen your relationship. Download the mobile app to track your reading and use the hashtag #1000BksB4K to share your progress. Paper logs are also available at the library and here​. More information about this challenge, visit 1000booksbeforekindergarten.org​​

ELEMENTARY​

​​​LEGO CLUB​

Wednesday, February 6 at 3:30 pm

​​Come build with LEGOs! Use the library's blocks to create a design to show your friends! For kids in grades K - 5.​

​MATH CLUB

Wednesday, January 9 at 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 13 at 3:30 pm​

​Do you like playing math games and figuring out puzzles? Stop by our latest after school club that will involve fun and exciting math games, puzzles, and more! For kids in grades K-5.

​​STEAM CLUB

Wednesday, December 19 at 3:30 pm
Wednesday, January 16 at 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 20 at 3:30 pm

​Explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math with hands-on activities! Kids in grades K-5 are invited to challenge your brain to think critically and creatively. Each month will be something new.​

​CODING FOR KIDS

Fridays from 11:15 am ​- noon • Homeschooled children ages 7 - 12

January 18 - March 8​

​Learn coding fundamentals at the library! Participants must bring their own laptop (though a limited number of loaner devices will be available). Space is limited, so sign-up is required; please call 972-304-3658, email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov, or stop by the front desk. Registration opens on December 1. Classes meet every week for 8 weeks. Find the right ​class for  you above.​


​TEEN​​​​

​​WINTER READING CHALLENGE

​Submissions due by February 28

Looking for somethi​ng to read over winter break? Then our book-to-movie reading challenge is for you! Read one of the books listed below for the first time and let us know what you think here. Two grand prize winners will receive a $25 AMC gift card. Fifteen second prize winners will receive a Sonic gift card. 
Every Day by David Levithan • Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas • To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han • Dumplin' by Julie Murphy • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

​TEEN NITE TONIGHT​

Thursday, December 20 at 6 pm •​ ​​​Cereal and a Movie
Thursday, January 17 at 6 pm • Painting Party
Thursday, February 21 at 6 pm • Maleficent craft​ & a Movie​

​​Every month we will have different crafts, activities, and snacks based off a favorite TV show or movie. For teens in grades 6 - 12.

​EXAM CRAM

​Monday, December 17 - 20 from 6 - 9 pm

​​Looking for a place to study for finals? We’ll open up the Meeting Room for groups and individuals to study. Snacks, hot cocoa, and coffee will be provided. For teens in grades 9 - 12.​​

​TEEN CRAFTERNOON

​Friday, December 21 from 2 - 4 pm

​​We are making Hexagon Popsicle Shelves. This would make a great gift! You can make a holiday card to go with it. Sign-up is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Please stop by the front desk, email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov, or call 972-304-3658. For teens in grades 6 - 12.​

​​STRESS MANAGEMENT

​Monday, January 28 at 7 pm

Garen Gasparro, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, will discuss some of the symptoms and triggers of stress, and present strategies on how to successfully manage stress in your life. For teens and adults.


​​ADULTS​​​​​

SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED​

1st Mondays at 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of casual crafting! ​All supplies provided by the library. Sign up is required, please call 972​-304-3658 or email CozbyPrograms@coppelltx.gov. For adults 18 and older.​​
Monday, January 7
Monday, February 4

SAHAJA ​GUIDED MEDITATION​​

1st Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Sahaja Yoga helps one experience a calm state and reap the benefits with th​ese guided meditation sessions. All ages are welcome to attend. ​

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​SHORT SHORTS​

Thursday, February 7 at 7 pm

​​Who reads short shorts? We do! Join our newest adult reading club where we will read from a selection of short stories and then briefly discuss them. For adults 18 and older.

PAGE TURNERS​

2nd Mondays at 7 pm

Join us for an evening of discussing books! Place a copy of the next book selection on hold at the Front Desk. ​​​For adults 18 and older.​​​​​​
Monday, January 14: Old Buildings in North Texas by Jen Waldo
Monday, February 11: The Same Sky by Amanda Eyre Ward

GOT BOOKS?​​​

​3rd Mondays at 7​ pm

Find your next read at our book club, where everyone shares some of their favorite books. For adults 18 and older.​​​​​​
Monday, December 17 
Monday, February 18​​​

​COPPELL CULTURAL COMMITTEE​

Wednesday, January 23 at 7 pm

​​The committee consists of city staff and community members interested in ways to promote cultural inclusivity and diverse programming for all members of the Coppell community. We are always looking for individuals interested in sharing their ideas! ​

​TRAVEL CLUB

​Tuesday, January 8 at 6:30 pm
Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 pm

​​Would you like to share tales and pictures of your travel adventures? Do you want to learn how to best plan your own trips? Just want to hear about your neighbors trips? Come to our inaugural "Travel Club" meeting to talk about​ cruises our of Texas and start the wheels turning!

​ORGANIZING 101

​​​Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 pm

​​Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted because your life is full of clutter? Join us for Organizing 101 with Tammy C. O'Neil! She is an organizing expert who pro​motes a positive "​Attitude of Action." During this interactive presentation you will learn: what organization is and how organizing impacts you. For adults 18 and older. ​

​MEET YOUR IMMIGRANT NEIGHBOR

​​​Saturday, January 19 from 2 - 3:30 pm

​Please join us to hear from a panel of immigrants who now call Coppell home, as they share their personal stories. In a safe and comfortable environment, audience members have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists, in order to build deeper understanding and empathy. Presented with the Coppell Cultural Committee. ​

​​​FIVE MONEY QUESTIONS FOR WOMEN

​Saturday, January 26 at 2 pm

​This seminar shares perspective on a process women can use to identify financial goals and set a strategy. Financial Advisor Brooke Bradley will discuss Rule of 72, systematic investing, employer-sponsored retirement plans, and IRAs as strategies for saving.

​​AUTHOR VISIT WITH JEN WALDO

​​Sunday, January 27 at 2 pm

​Join us for an afternoon with Texas author, Jen Waldo. She's the author of Old Buildings in North Texas and Why Stuff Matters. Books available for signing. In partnership with the Friends of the Coppell Public Library.

STRESS MANAGEMENT

​Monday, January 28 at 7 pm

​Garen Gasparro, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, will discuss some of the symptoms and triggers of stress, and present strategies on how to successfully manage stress in your life. For teens and adults.

​​WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

​Saturday, February 16 at 2 pm

​​​​Eating healthy and moving our body are important factors for weight loss, but they are not enough. There are other factors that play a crucial role in reaching and maintaining healthy body weight. Using her background in solid science and experience in behavior health, Dr. Neelofer Basaria will discuss 8 pillars of a healthy nutritious life that are most important for substance weight loss.​

​ADULT CAREER COUNSELING

​Monday, February 25 at 7 pm

Don't pick a job based on availability and salary alone...find a career that works for you! In this class, we'll explore online tools to help you analyze your personality, your skills, your interests, and your values. We'll also share a prioritization technique so that you understand what is most important to you. In partnership with Chris Guzniczak.​​