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Monday, May 28: Closed for Memorial Day
Wednesday, July 4: Closed for Independence Day​


​​​​​​SPECIAL EVENTS

​​SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

​June 2 - July 31

Read for prizes! It's easy to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge. Keep track of everything online! Everyone can participate. ​

  • ​Visit the library catalog on June 2 to sign-up. Create a family account under one login to keep track of everyone.​
  • Log each day that you read. When you reach 10 days, you'll get an entry into our Grand Prize Drawing! 
  • When you read 20 days, you'll get a FREE book (while supplies last) and an entry into the Grand Prize Drawing.
  • At 30 days, you'll get another entry into our Grand Prize Drawing.
  • At 40 days, kids get an invitation to our VIP Pool Party*, teens get an invitation to our Pizza Party, and adults get a Friends of the Library travel mug. Everyone gets an entry into our Prize Drawing! *Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • The first day to log your reading is Saturday, June 2.
  • The last day to log your reading is Tuesday, July 31.
  • There will be Grand Prize winners for kids, teens, and adults. ​​​


​​SUMMER READING KICKOFF PARTY

​Saturday, June 2 from 1 - 3 pm

​​Libraries Rock! Dance, sing, and rock with the library at our Summer Reading Kickoff celebration. All ages can sign-up for the Summer Reading Challenge on Saturday, June 2. Enjoy a musical instrument petting zoo, live music, and more! All ages welcome.

​​OPERA ON TAP

​​Sunday, June 10 at 2 pm

​Enjoy performances by classically trained singers! Opera on Tap's mission is to expose new audiences to opera and classical music, aid young performers in their development, and promote new classical works. All ages welcome. www.operaontap.org

​FIFA TOURNAMENT

​Saturday, June 16 from 10 am - 5 pm

​​Get ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a tournament in the Meeting Room! Pick your country and play for the cup! We will have prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The games will have 3 minute halves. May the best player win! Players need to be entering grades 6 and older to co​mpete. Sign-up by emailing cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov, stop by the Front Desk, or call 972-304-3658. Everyone is welcome to watch and cheer your team on!

​COPPELL COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA

​Sunday, June 17 at 2 pm

​​The Coppell Community Orchestra is a local orchestra that hopes to enrich the community through music. Enjoy eclectic music from favorite movies based on books. While the book might have been better, these songs are truly memorable. All ages welcome. www.coppellorchestra.org​

​REPAIRCON

​Saturday, June 23 from 10 am - 1 pm

​​Got a toaster  that doesn't toast? A shirt with missing buttons? Stop by the RepairCon to connect with people in the community that have the skills and knowledge to show you how to repair things like household appliances, clothes, jewelry, toys, guitars, and more! We will be featuring a take-it-apart station where you can disassemble and reassemble appliances. Sign up for time slots! Please contact us at cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov or call 972-304-3658.

​KIDSNOTES​​​

​Thursday, July 5 at 3 pm

​Join the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra for a program filled with story time, performances by a professional musician, interactive games, and an instrument petting zoo! Early exposure to music and the arts is crucial to developing the creative spark in youth. Intended for children preschool to 1st grade.

​THE BODARKS

​Sunday, July 8 at 7 pm

​It's a porch-stompin', fiddle-sawin', bass-spankin' hootenanny! Get a babysitter and enjoy a night out with live music. Adults 18 and older. www.thebodarks.com

​THE SELKIE GIRLS

​​​Sunday, July 22 at 2 pm

​​​Join us for a performance by​ The Selkie Girls. They are a premier folk music band with a unique perspective on C​eltic and folk music. All ages welcome. www.theselkiegirls.com

​SUMMER READING CHALLENGE CLOSING PARTY

​Tuesday, July 31 from 2 - 4 pm

​​Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Challenge with a party! All ages welcome.

ALL AGES​​​​​​

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​OPEN MIC NIGHT

​​​2nd Wednesdays at 7 pm​​​​

​All acts welcome! Sign up anytime at the Information Desk. ​This​ program is open to all ages and any content must be appropriate for all ages. Microphone will be provided. Bring ​your friends to perform or cheer you on!​​​​
Wednesday, June 13
Wednesday, July 11
Wednesday, August 8

SAHAJA ​GUIDED MEDITATION​

Wednesdays at 6:30 (Except for 2nd Wednesdays, No Meditation on Wednesday, July 4)

​Sahaja Yoga helps one experience a calm state and reap the benefits with th​ese guided meditation sessions. All ages are welcome to attend. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

STORYTIMES​

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. 

​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.​

​​​​SPLISH SPLASH STORYTIME

​Fridays June 8 - August 3 at 11 am ( No Splish Splash Friday, July 6)

​A special storytime at the pool! The CORE and the Cozby Library are partnering again this summer to offer Splish Splash Storytime, in conjunction with Tot Swim. Meet at the pool for stories, songs, splashing, and fun! Storytime is free and will take place in the outdoor pool. Those who wish to stay and swim can do so until 12:45 pm. If you would like to stay and swim after 12:45 pm, you will need to have a CORE membership, punch pass, or pay the regular day pass rate. For parents and children up to age 8. The CORE is located at 234 E Parkway Blvd.

​​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​​
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ELEMENTARY

FUN & GAMES

​​Mondays at 3 pm 
June 4 - July 30 (No Fun & Games on July 2)

​​​Play all types of board games, floor games, and LEGOs! Every week is something different. Challenge your brain to think critically and creatively. For kids entering grades K-5.

​​MAKE-IT AND TAKE-IT

​Tuesdays at 3 pm
June 5 - July 24 (No craft on July 3)

​​Craft with us! Join ​us every Tuesday for fun crafts. Supplies provided by the library. For kids entering grades K-5.

​SPECIAL PERFORMERS

​Wednesdays at 3 pm
June 6 - July 25 (No performers on July 4)

​​Join us for special performances by a variety of talented people. Intended for children going into grades K-5. Parents and younger siblings are invited to play in the Commons area or the Toddler Zone.
Secret Agent Magic Show • Wednesday, June 6
Perot Museum • Wednesday, June 13
Zooniversity • Wednesday, June 20
Dallas Puppet Theatre • Wednesday, June 27
Bongo Rod & His Tube Dukes • Wednesday, July 11
Mad Science • Wednesday, July 18
Dallas Zoo • Wednesday, July 25

​​MOVIE TIME

​Thursdays at 3 pm
June 7 - August 9 (No Movie on July 5)

​​Enjoy popcorn and a movie every Thursday afternoon. Movies are subject to change without notice. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Coco • Thursday, June 7
Sing • Thursday, June 14
Moana • Thursday, June 21
Mary Poppins • Thursday, June 28
Rock Dog • Thursday, July 12​
Beauty and the Beast • Thursday, July 19
Frozen • Thursday, July 26
The Lion King • Thursday, August 2
Aladdin • Thursday, August 9​

​COZBY GAMERS

​Tuesday, August 21 from 3 - 4:30 pm

​​Calling all 5th graders! Cozby Gamers is back in August! This program is specifically for you! Join us twice a month for games and activities. For 5th graders only. 

​TEEN​

​TEEN VOLUNTEER FAIR

​Tuesday, May 22 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

​​Need volunteer hours? Local organ​izations (excluding the library) looking for teen volunteers will be at the library to discuss their opportunities. Can't make it that night? A list of all the organizations will be available the next day at the Front Desk and online.​ For teens in grades 6 - 12.​

​​KNOCKERBALL

​Friday, June 8 at 3 pm

​Ever wonder what it's like to be in a giant inflatable ball and run around and hit people also in giant inflatable balls? Yeah, we hadn't either, but you can find out by attending our Knockerball event! Parent must sign a consent waiver. Click here to sign the waiver before the event. For teens entering grades 6 - 12.

​SALESFORCE FOR YOUTH

​Saturday, June 9 from 9 am - 4:30 pm

​​Dallas Salesforce Developer's group will conduct a one day training program on Salesforce.com Cloud Computing Platform for students in grades 9 - 12. This training will provide the participants with an overview of Salesforce cloud computing platform, the tools, and the talent to build​ a salesforce.com application which runs on the cloud. For more information or to sign up for this training, please visit www.salesforce4youth.com

​​​TEEN CRAFTERNOON

​Thursday, June 14 at 3 pm
Thursday, July 12 at 3 pm

​​Not your grandmother's crafting group! We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity. This summer we are making musical instruments! Sign-up is required; please stop by the front desk, email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov, or call 972-304-3658. For tee​ns entering grades 6 - 12.

​JAMES WAND: MAGIC CLASS

​Friday, June 15 at 3 pm

​Too old for magic shows? Well, maybe you're old enough to learn a few tricks yourself! Join magician James Wand for a special magic class where you'll be amazed and then learn how it's done! For teens entering grades 6 - 12.​

​PITCH PERFECT MOVIE EVENT

​​Friday, June 22 at 3 pm

​​Watch the Barden Bellas and the Treblemakers face off in this musical comedy starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Adam DeVine. Rated PG-13. For teens entering grades 6-12.

​SCHOOL OF ROCK

​Friday, June 29 at 3 pm

​School of Rock will be joining us to present their idea of a rockin' good time! Learn about the School of Rock in Flower Mound and how to be a rockstar! For teens entering grades 6-12.

​ESSAYS WITH C2

​Saturday, July 7 from 1 - 3 pm

​With college applications due soon, C2 will give you tips on how to create an interesting and effective college essay. In partnership with C2 Education of Coppell. For high school students preparing for college.

​​CPR & FIRST AID

​Friday, July 13 at 3 pm

​​Join us and learn basic CPR and first aid skills during this 1-hour session led by Life Safety Park. For teens entering grades 6-12.​

​CAKE DECORATING

​​Friday, July 20 at 3 pm

​​​Decorate (and then eat) cakes during this food-centric event. Cakes, icing, edible decor, and inspiration will be provided. Supplies are limited, please arrive early. For teens entering grades 6-12.

​​TEEN LOCK-IN

​Friday, July 27 from 5 - 9 pm

Celebrate the end of Summer with a Lock-In! During this after-hours library event, teens will chow down on pizza, play games like capture the flag and Just Dance!, make an upcycled craft, and have a chance to win raffle prizes! Registration is required as spots are limited. Sign-up starts July 1. Call 972-304-3658, stop by the front desk, or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov.​ For teens entering grades 6 - 12.

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​​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, June 4 • Record Clocks
Monday, July 2 • Wine Bottle Tiki Torch
Monday, August 6 • Back to School Bouquet

​SHORT SHORTS

​1st Thursdays at 7 pm
Thursday, June 7
Thursday, August 2

​​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, June 11: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren
Monday, July 9: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
Monday, August 13: Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

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, May 21​
Monday, June 18
Monday, July 16
Monday, August 20

​​Author visit with Julia Heaberlin

​Friday, June 22 at 7 pm

​​Local author, Julia Heaberlin, is the author of thrillers Paper Ghosts and Playing Dead. Please join us for this spe​cial after-hours event with the author. For adults 18 and older.

​LIBRARY BOARD MEETING​

Thursday, July 12 at 7 pm

​​The Library Board serves as an advisory board to the City Council. The Board is primarily responsible for making informed recommendations regarding library services and programs and for being a citizen interface to library staff. Meetings are open to the public. Agenda is available 72 hours prior to the meeting.​​​​

​FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY​ MEETING

​​Monday, July 23 at 7 pm​
Monday, August 27 at 7 pm

​Join the​ Friends of the Library to find ways to give back to your library and community! Go to coppellfriends.org​ for more details on how to become a member.

​TEA TIME

​Sunday, August 26 at 2 pm

​​​Join us for tea while we listen to the Dallas Jazz Trio. Sign-ups start on August 1. Sign-up is required; please email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov or call 972-304-3658. For adults 18 and older.​