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​​​​​​​​​​​​LIBRARY HOLIDAY HOURS​​

​Wednesday, November 22: Closing at noon

Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24: Closed for Thanksgiving
Saturday, December 23 - Monday, December 25: Closed for Christmas
Monday, January 1, 2018: Closed for New Year's Day
Monday, January 15, 2018: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day


​​EARLY LITERACY​

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.

​Spanish storytime​

​Second Tuesdays 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. ​All ages welcome.​

​​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

​​​WACKY WEDNESDAYS

​Wednesday, November 15 at 3:30 pm​
Wednesday, November 29 at 3:30 pm

​Hangout at the library after school every Wednesday! Each week we will play, make, or watch something new! For kids in grades K-5.​

​All Aboard the Polar express

​Tuesday, December 5 at 7 pm

​Wear your pajamas, enjoy hot cocoa, and crafts. All ages welcome.

​​Santa Claus Storytime

​Thursday, December 7 at 10:30 am

​​Here comes Santa Claus...Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for Storytime! Don't forget your camera! All ages welcome.​

​Lego Club

​​​​Wednesday, January 3 at 3:30 pm​
Wednesday, February 7 at 3:30 pm

​Come build with LEGOs! Use the library's blocks to create a design to show your friends!

​SPOT Screening

​Tuesday, January 9 at 11 am

​​Lions Club members will conduct a preliminary screening on the children's eyes for various​ visual impairments. No prescriptions will 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.

​STEAM

​Wednesday, January 17 at 3:30 pm
Wednesday, February 21 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.

​Valentine's family Fun Night

​​Tuesday, February 13 at 7 pm

​​Join us for Valentine's stories, crafts, and fun! All ages welcome.​

​MIDDLE SCHOOL​​

​​CANDY SUSHI

​Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm

​Make and roll your own candy sushi! All types of candy and sweets will be used to make delicious candy sushi.

​Holiday Crafternoon

​Monday, December 18 from 3 - 5 pm

​​Make a variety of holiday crafts that will make great gifts! Sign-up is required. Please stop by the Library, call 972-304-3658, or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov to register.​

TINY FOOD PARTY

​Thursday, December 21 at 6:30 pm

​What's better than regular sized sweets? Tiny treats to eat! We will make and eat miniature favorites. ​

​Intro to Web Development for Teens

​Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30 pm

​This 8 week class is focused on creating web pages using HTML and CSS. Sign-up is required. Please stop by the Library, call 972-304.3658, or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov to register. In partnership with Hugoware.net. For teens in grades 6 - 12.

​Wonder Woman Watch Party

​Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 pm

​Travel to Themyscira to see how your favorite DC Superhero became Wonder Woman! Enjoy crafts, snacks, and the movie! Rated PG-13. 

​​Teen

​​Exam Cram

​December 12 - 14 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.

​ACT Practice Test

​Saturday, January 6 at 12:30 pm

​​Prepare for the ACT test with this practice test provided by C2 Education of Coppell. Sign-up is required. Please stop by the library, call 972-304-3658, or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov to register. In partnership with C2 Education of Coppell.

​SAT Practice Test

​Saturday, January 20 at 12:30 pm

​​​Prepare for the SAT test with this practice test provided by C2 Education of Coppell. Sign-up is required. Please stop by the library, call 972-304-3658, or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov to register. In partnership with C2 Education of Coppell.​

​Career Fair

​Saturday, January 27 from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

​​Having trouble choosing a career? We are hosting a Career Fair featuring guest speakers who will talk about their professions and what it takes to enter a career in Law, Business, Engineering, and more! For teens in grades 9 - 12. Organized and presented by The League of Extraordinary Teens.

​Author visit with Jennifer Mathieu

​Saturday, February 24 at 7 pm

​​Jennifer Mathieu, author of Moxie, will discuss her latest book, the feminist theme, and the Moxie movement. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Teens and adults are welcome to attend.​


​​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 ​
Monday, December 4​ • Arm Knitting
Monday, February 5 • Candy Bouquets

​Short Shorts

​1st Thursdays at 7 pm
Thursday, December 7
Thursday, January 4
Thursday, February 1

​​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.

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. ​​​
Monday, December 11: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
Monday, January 8: Bossypants by Tina Fey
Monday, February 12: The Martian by Andy Weir

GOT BOOKS?​​​

​3rd Mondays at 7​ pm

Find your next read at our book club, where everyone shares some of their favorite books.
Monday, November 20​
Monday, December 18
Monday, February 19

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ESL CONVERSATION CLUB​​

Tuesday, November 21 at 10:30 am​
Tuesday, December 5 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, December 19 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, January 2 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, January 16 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, February 6 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, February 20 at 10:30 am

​Stop by the library to practice your English conversational skills. Bring your tablet, smart phone, or laptop to learn about resources to continue the conversation at home! For non-English speakers age 18 and older. Space is limited. Sign-up is required; please email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov or call 972-304-3658.​

​Medical Screening Exams after 50

​Monday, January 8 at 7:30 pm

​Dr. Jason Conn with Healthcare Associates of Texas will discuss the importance of getting medical screening exams after the age of 50. In partnership with the Lions Club of Coppell.​

​What Were you thinking? Series

​Thursday, January 11 at 7 pm
Thursday, January 18 at 7 pm

​​A laugh and learn workshop for parents of tweens and teens. Learn how to eliminate eye rolling, screen time dependence, and power struggles. In partnership with Joann Schauf of Your Tween and You.

​​Coppell Reads 2018

​​​Get ready for Coppell Reads 2018! This year's selection is The Martian by Andy Weir. Pick up a free copy of the book (while supplies lasts) at the Front Desk beginning January 2. Starting in February, enjoy programs inspired by the book. Coppell Reads is a city-wide program that encourages community​ members to read the same book at the same time and then participate in a series of community events celebrating the book.

Solar Cars with Coppell Motorsports

​Saturday, February 3 at 2 pm

​Founded in 2007, Coppell Solar is a CHS student organization that teaches students about engineering and renewable energy in transportation. Learn about how they prepare and compete in the Solar Car Challenge. For high school students and adults.​

​​Page Turners: Coppell Reads Edition​

​Monday, February 12 at 7 pm

​Join our monthly book club to discuss the 2018 Coppell Reads book selection The M​artian by Andy Weir. For adults 18 and older.

Some Assembly Required: Coppell Reads Edition • March 5

Mars Survival with the Frontiers of Flight Museum​ in Dallas • March 8

The Martian Movie • April 8

Astronomy Day • April 21


​SPECIAL EVENTS​​​​​​

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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, December 13
Wednesday, January 10
Wednesday, February 14

​SAHAJA ​YOGA MEDITATION​

Wednesdays at 6:30 (Except for 2nd Wednesdays)
No Yoga on Wednesday, November 22

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

​FRIENDS BOOK SALE​

​​Friday, November 17 from 5 - 8 pm $10 Admission, Free for Friends
Saturday, November 18 from 10 am - 4 pm Free Admission

​Choose from a variety of DVDs, books, magazines, and audiobooks! Stop by the Library Meeting Room to purchase gently used items and help support your library! Do you want to shop early? Stop by Friday, November 17 from 5 - 8 pm! Admission is $10 on Friday, Free for Friends! Saturday is free admission for everyone.​

​HarpEssence​

​​Saturday, December 2 at 2 pm​

​Take a break from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the musical stylings of HarpEssence. Relax and enjoy light refreshments while listening to the exquisite sounds of four grand harps performing Christmas favorites.

​​Raptors of North Texas

​Wednesday, December 20 at 2 pm

​​​Day and night, raptors are on patrol. How do they find their next meal? Come to the library for a demonstration by the Blackland Prairie Rescue Center. Sponsored by the Friends of the Coppell Public Library. All ages welcome. 

​Coppell Cultural Committee

​Saturday, January 25 at 6:30 pm

Our mission is to enhance awareness of the community's diversity through collaborative partnerships. 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!​

​​Chinese New Year

​​Saturday, February 10 from 2 - 4 pm

​​The Coppell Community Chinese New Year ​Event is a celebration of the Chinese culture. This event will teach people the origins of Chinese New Year, what makes the Chinese New Year different, and the traditions of the celebration. Join us at the family-friendly event for games, storytelling, face painting, food, and more! In partnership with CHS students.