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Wednesday, November 21: Closing at 12 pm
Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23: Closed for Thanksgiving
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
Monday, January 21: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr Day

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​​​​​​SPECIAL EVENTS​

​​BIG BOOK SALE

​​Friday, November 16 from 4 - 7 pm  $10 Admission, Free for Friends members
Saturday, November 17 from 10 am - 3 pm  Free Admission
Sunday, November 18 from 1 - 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 16 from 4 - 7 pm! Admission is $10 on Friday and FREE for Friends members! Saturday is free admission for everyone. On Sunday, stop by for the "Fire Sale!" All books must go! Fill a bag for $10.​

​HarpEssence

​Sunday, December 2 at 2 pm

Take a break from the hustle and bustle to enjoy the musical stylings of HarpEssence. Professional musicians, with an impressive array of training and experience, HarpEssence performs at various events across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The ensemble, directed by Susan Koskelin, features Coppell residents Grace Johnson and Linda Mudd, as well as Joan McCord. Relax and enjoy the exquisite sounds of four concert grand harps performing Christmas favorites. For more information please stop by the front desk, call 972-304-3658 or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov​.​​

​​​Santa Storytime

​​Thursday, December 6 at 10:30 am

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

​​Coppell Community Orchestra

​Saturday, December 8 at 3 pm

​​​The Coppell Community Orchestra will be performing Christmas songs to get you in the Holiday spirit. All ages are welcome.

​Holiday Extravaganza

​Tuesday​, December 11 at 7 pm

​​Join us for stories, crafts, and holiday treats. Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater or your Christmas pajamas! All ages welcome.

​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.​

​Early Literacy

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, December 5 at 3:30 pm
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, December 12 at 3:30 pm
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.​

​TEEN​​​​

​Teen Nite Tonight

Thursday, November 15 at 6 pm ​ Wreck it Ralph Candy Cars

Thursday, December 20 at 6 pm •​ ​​​Cereal Bar and 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.

​Study Break: yoga @ the Library

​​Sunday, December 9 at 2 pm

​Take a break from studying for finals and enjoy a free yoga class, focused on relaxing and releasing body tension, at the library. Yoga mats will be provided. After the class, you are welcome to use the room to fit in some studying. 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.​


​​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, December 3 • Gingerbread Houses

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, November 18 at 7 pm
Thursday, December 6 at 7 pm
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, December 10​: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
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, November 19​​​
Monday, December 17 
Monday, February 18​​

​Adoption and Foster Care 101

​​Thursday, November 15 at 7 pm

​Fostering and/or adopting a child can be challenging. This informational session will provide an overview of the fostering/adoption process In partnership with ACH Child and Family Services.

​Coppell Cultural Committee

​Wednesday, December 12 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! ​