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May Event Guide

​​​​​​​​​​Due to the City of Coppell's Declaration of a State of Disaster for a Public Health Emergency and shelter in place order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of in-person events scheduled for the month of May have been canceled or postponed.

However, there are still many things to do from the comfort and safety of home. Several City of Coppell departments and facilities are providing online events, videos, and activities to help residents stay engaged and connected during this time. 

If you are a non-profit organization and would like to add your virtual event to the monthly Event Guide, email news@coppelltx.gov for details.

Coppell Farmers Market

May 2  |  8 am – Noon  |  Old Town Coppell

Restock your pantry with fresh produce and support local at the Coppell Farmers Market every Saturday in May. The City of Coppell considers the CFM a viable grocery option during the current shelter in place orders issued by both Dallas County and the City of Coppell, and the CFM plans to continue to offer grocery services during the current COVID-19 public health emergency. Strict safety precautions will be implemented at the CFM during this time. Please read about these precautions before attending to be prepared. The market is located at 768 W. Main St., and will be open from 8 am – Noon, Saturday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Visit coppellfarmersmarket.org for more information.


Virtual Hang Teen

May 6  |  4:30 ​ pm  |  Hosted virtually by Cozby Library and Community Commons

Gather some supplies and visit the library virtually on Wednesday afternoons in May to play games, work on crafts, and interact with other participants through video and audio. Visit the library's event calendar to register. For grades 6-12. 

Note: The program will be hosted in Zoom, a video conference software that is free for participants. Zoom meeting details will be sent to registrants the day of the program. The Zoom video conference is considered a virtual Library facility, and participants must adhere to the Library Facility Guidelines while attending.


Coppell Farmers Market

May 9  |  8 am – Noon  |  Old Town Coppell

Restock your pantry with fresh produce and support local at the Coppell Farmers Market every Saturday in May. The City of Coppell considers the CFM a viable grocery option during the current shelter in place orders issued by both Dallas County and the City of Coppell, and the CFM plans to continue to offer grocery services during the current COVID-19 public health emergency. Strict safety precautions will be implemented at the CFM during this time. Please read about these precautions before attending to be prepared. The market is located at 768 W. Main St., and will be open from 8 am – Noon, Saturday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Visit coppellfarmersmarket.org for more information.


​Virtual Hang Teen:  Creativity and Storytelling

May 11  |  4:30 pm  |  Hosted virtually by Cozby Library and Community Commons

During this Hang Teen, attendees can participate in creativity and storytelling exercises and activities lead by teen librarian, Morgan Green-Griffin. Exercises and activities planned are applicable to artistic mediums (drawing, painting, etc.) and written and verbal storytelling. Registration is required. Please visit the library's event calendar to register. For grades 6-12.

Note: The program will be hosted in Zoom, a video conference software that is free for participants. Zoom meeting details will be sent to registrants the day of the program. The Zoom video conference is considered a virtual Library facility, and participants must adhere to the Library Facility Guidelines while attending.​


Page Turners Book Club

May 11  |  7 pm  |  Hosted virtually by Cozby Library and Community Commons

Join us for an evening of discussing books! This month we are discussing Becoming by Michelle Obama. Participants will be able to interact with the host and other participants through video and audio. This program is for adults aged 18 and up. Space is limited and registration is required by visiting the library's event calendar.

Note: The program will be hosted in Zoom, a video conference software that is free for participants. Zoom meeting details will be sent to registrants the day before the program. The Zoom video conference is considered a virtual Library facility. Participants must adhere to the Library Facility Guidelines while attending. ​


​Blood Drive 

May 13  |  9 am – 3 pm  |  Rejoice Lutheran Church 532 E. Sandy Lake Rd.

Down the street and across the country there are always patients in need of blood. You can help save lives by donating at Rejoice Lutheran Church. To sign up, please visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code REJOICE, or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


Virtual Hang Teen

May 13  |  4:30 pm  |  Hosted virtually by Cozby Library and Community Commons

This week, we'll listen to music and have an open creative hour. You can work on whatever art projects or creative hobbies that interest you. Participants will be able to interact with the host and other participants through video and audio. Online registration is required. For grades 6-12.

Note: The program will be hosted in Zoom, a video conference software that is free for participants. Zoom meeting details will be sent to registrants the day before the program. The Zoom video conference is considered a virtual Library facility, and sessions will be recorded and archived with other City files. Participants must adhere to the Library Facility Guidelines while attending. 


​Coppell Farmers Market

May 16  |  8 am – Noon  |  Old Town Coppell

Restock your pantry with fresh produce and support local at the Coppell Farmers Market every Saturday in May. The City of Coppell considers the CFM a viable grocery option during the current shelter in place orders issued by both Dallas County and the City of Coppell, and the CFM plans to continue to offer grocery services during the current COVID-19 public health emergency. Strict safety precautions will be implemented at the CFM during this time. Please read about these precautions before attending to be prepared. The market is located at 768 W. Main St., and will be open from 8 am – Noon, Saturday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Visit coppellfarmersmarket.org for more information.


​Virtual Hang Teen:  Vacation Edition

May 18  |  4:30 pm  |  Hosted virtually by Cozby Library and Community Commons

During this Hang Teen, attendees will be able to do a brief show & tell about they a vacation they took that they really enjoyed or about a vacation they would like to take. If you would like to present a vacation show & tell, please send your presentation or link to your presentation to teen librarian, Morgan Green-Griffin at mgreengriffin@coppelltx.gov. She'll be in control of the screen-share option during the event. Online registration is required. For grades 6-12. 

Note: The program will be hosted in Zoom, a video conference software that is free for participants. Zoom meeting details will be sent to registrants the day of the program. The Zoom video conference is considered a virtual Library facility, and participants must adhere to the Library Facility Guidelines while attending. 


​Virtual Got Books? Book Club

May 18  |  7 pm  |  Hosted virtually by Cozby Library and Community Commons

Find your next read at our book club, where everyone shares some of their favorite books. Participants will be able to interact with the host and other participants through video and audio. This program is for adults aged 18 and up. Space is limited and registration is required by visiting the library's event calendar.

Note: The program will be hosted in Zoom, a video conference software that is free for participants. Zoom meeting details will be sent to registrants the day before the program. The Zoom video conference is considered a virtual Library facility. Participants must adhere to the Library Facility Guidelines while attending. ​​


Introduction to Zoom

May 19  |  7 pm  |  Hosted virtually by Cozby Library and Community Commons

Zoom has become one of the most commonly used video conferencing software in the past few months. Many people have never used it before and we'd like to help you get started. Through this online class, we will help you create an account, show you how to attend meetings, host meetings, and be aware of any possible security issues. This class is for beginners so don't let technology issues stop you from attending! This class will be held online, but staff will be available via email and phone to help you get set up if needed. This class is for adults aged 18 and up. Space is limited and registration is required at cozbylibrary.librarymarket.com. Instructions for joining the class will be included in the registration email. 


​Virtual Hang Teen

May 20  |  4:30 pm  |  Hosted virtually by Cozby Library and Community Commons

This week, we'll listen to music and have an open creative hour. You can work on whatever art projects or creative hobbies that interest you. Participants will be able to interact with the host and other participants through video and audio. Online registration is required. For grades 6-12.

Note: The program will be hosted in Zoom, a video conference software that is free for participants. Zoom meeting details will be sent to registrants the day of the program. The Zoom video conference is considered a virtual Library facility, and participants must adhere to the Library Facility Guidelines while attending. 


​Virtual Coppell Writers Club

May 21  |  7 pm  |  Hosted virtually by Cozby Library and Community Commons

Using a platform of tips, tricks, and inspiration from a number of writing books we plan to offer small pieces of advice, optional writing prompts and exercises, timed writing opportunities, and chances to share writing samples with others. Facilitated by Amanda Kennedy and Tara Henderson. This class is for adults aged 18 and up. Space is limited and registration is required by visiting the library's event calendar.

Note: The program will be hosted in Zoom, a video conference software that is free for participants. Participants will be able to interact with the host and other participants through video and audio.  Zoom meeting details will be sent to registrants the day before the program. The Zoom video conference is considered a virtual Library facility. Participants must adhere to the Library Facility Guidelines while attending. 


Coppell Farmers Market

May 23 & 30  |  8 am – Noon  |  Old Town Coppell

Restock your pantry with fresh produce and support local at the Coppell Farmers Market every Saturday in May. The City of Coppell considers the CFM a viable grocery option during the current shelter in place orders issued by both Dallas County and the City of Coppell, and the CFM plans to continue to offer grocery services during the current COVID-19 public health emergency. Strict safety precautions will be implemented at the CFM during this time. Please read about these precautions before attending to be prepared. The market is located at 768 W. Main St., and will be open from 8 am – Noon, Saturday, May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. Visit coppellfarmersmarket.org for more information.​​


Buy in Coppell Games

When you shop local, be vocal! Support your community, play games, and win some prizes by participating in the City's Buy in Coppell Restaurant Bingo, Business Bingo, and Scavenger Hunt. Visit the Buy in Coppell page to learn the details, download bingo cards, and start playing!


Citizen Science

Help gather different kinds of data about nature in your community with your phone by participating in Citizen Science. Download and use apps such as eBird to study birds and assist in avian research, or join the City Nature Challenge to observe wildlife and document species. Check out the Biodiversity Education Center's page for a list of apps to help you get outside and observe your environment. 


Art in Place Coppell

The Coppell Arts Center has partnered with Coppell ISD, Coppell Creatives, and the Coppell Arts Council to create "Art in Place Coppell" — a virtual exhibit of art created by the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. All ages and levels are welcome to enter and art must be family friendly. Upload your visual and performing arts made during this time period to Instagram and include #ARTinPlaceCoppell in your post. Art will be featured online weekly and, once the pandemic passes, on display at the Arts Center as well as in Coppell ISD's magazine. Visit coppellartscenter.org for more details. 


Library Online

Discover all of the online resources Cozby Library and Community Commons provides! You can borrow e-books and e-audiobooks on CloudLibrary, stream video from our collection at Access Video On Demand, receive school or career help at Tutor.com, explore a new language or ​subject with Universal Class and Transparent Language Online. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for engaging activities and helpful resources for all age groups. Find all our online resources at catalog.coppelltx.gov and coppelltx.gov/library

If you don't already have your own library account, we're happy to get you set up! Call us at 972-304-3655 , or email us at library@coppelltx.gov.  


Play in Place

Follow Coppell Parks & Recreation on Facebook for ideas on how to Play in Place. Enjoy daily themes such as Motivation Monday and Workout Wednesday for engaging virtual activities from the Parks & Recreation staff. ​


2020 Census

Don't forget to participate in the 2020 Census! Respond online, by phone, or by mail. Please visit 2020Census.gov.