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

Wednesday, November 21: Closing at 12 pm
Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23: Closed for Thanksgiving

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​​​​​​SPECIAL EVENTS

​​​Halloween Costume Drive

​September 1 - 30

​​Donate your gently used Halloween costumes for our Costume Swap in October! When you donate costumes, pick up a ticket to return on Saturday, October 6 to pick out a new costume at the Costume Swap!​​

​OPEN MIC NIGHT

​​​Wednesday, September 12​ 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!​​​​​

​Costume Swap

​Saturday, October 6 from 2 - 4 pm

​Looking to find a new-to-you Halloween costume? Come to our costume swap to trade your gently used costume for a different one! Stop by the accessories station to make masks, wands, and more! If you donated to the Halloween Costume Drive, bring your ticket to choose a new costume. You mush have a costume to swap in order to take one.​

​Author Visit with Alex London

​Monday, October 22 at 7 pm

​​​Join us for a visit from author Alex London, the author of the young adult novels Proxy and Guardian and the middle grade series The Wild Ones, Dog Tags, and Tides of War. The presentation will differ from his CISD visits. This event is open to all ages, but geared towards middle and high school students and their parents. Free tickets are available here starting in October. Ticket holders will be entered to win a free copy of his new book Black Wings Beating. ​

​HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN NIGHT

​Tuesday, October 30 at 7 pm

​Join us for spooky stories, crafts, and fun! Don't forget your costume! All ages welcome.​

Trick or Treat at the Library!

​​Wednesday, October 31

​Wear your costumes and stop by the library anytime for a treat!​

​​Diwali Family Fun Night

​Tuesday, November 6 at 7 pm

​​​​Celebrate Diwali at the Library! Please join us for crafts, stories, and more to celebrate the Festival of Lights. All ages welcome.

​International Games Week
Retro Games and Rubik's Cubes

​Tuesday, November 6 from 4 - 6 pm

​All ages welcome to play retro games with your friends and family.

​Family Escape Rooms

​Saturday, November 10 from 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

​​Escape rooms take about an hour to solve. All ages welcome. Space is limited. Sign-ups are encouraged. call 972-304-3658 or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov to register.

​Game Day for Everyone

​Saturday, November 10 from 10 am - 4 pm

Play games converted for use by seeing, visually impaired, and blind players. Suitable for ages 3 - adult and all levels of braille use!​

​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.

​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​​

​SPOT Screening

​​Saturday, November 10 at 11:30 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.

ELEMENTARY​

​​​LEGO Club​

Wednesday, October 3 at 3:30 pm
Wednesday, November 7 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.​

​​Steam Club

​Wednesday, September 19 at 3:30 pm
Wednesday, October 17 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.

​COZBY GAMERS

Thursday, September 20 from 3 - 4:30 pm
Thursday, October 4 & 18 from 3 - 4:30 pm
Thursday, November 1 & 15 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​​​

​Standardized Study

Thursday, October 4 from 6 - 8 pm
Thursday, November 1 from 6 -8 pm

​​Tired of studying for the ACT or SAT at home or a coffee shop? Join us at Standardized Study, a self-driven study session specifically for students studying for the ACT and SAT. Attendees will have access to recent ACT and SAT study books. You can choose to work independently or with other attendees. This is a self-guided study session geared towards high school students who will soon take the ACT/SAT, and the library will not have an ACT/SAT tutor on site.​

​Teen Nite Tonight

​Thursday, September 20 at 6 pm  Back to School at Riverdale
Thursday, October 18 at 6 pm  Frankentoys
Thursday, November 15 at 6 pm ​ Wreck it Ralph Candy Cars

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

​Stress Management

​Monday, September 24 at 7 pm •​ CANCELED​​

​Garen Gasparro, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, will discuss some of the symptoms and triggers of stress and how to successfully manage stress in your life. This program is designed for older teens and adults.

​Healthy Teen Relationships​

​Monday, October 29 at 6:30 pm

​​Navigating relationships isn't easy, and it can be hard to tell what emotions and instincts to trust. Join us for a presentation by the Genesis Women's Shelter about healthy teen relationships, warning signs of unhealthy relationships, and how to support yourself and friends who may be in unsafe situations. This event is open to 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, October 1 • Pumpkin Painting
Monday, November 5 • Holiday Tablescape

SAHAJA ​GUIDED MEDITATION​​

1st and 3rd 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

​1st Thursdays at 7 pm​
Thursday, October 4
Thursday, November 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. 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, October 8: Rising Strong by Brene Brown
Monday, November 19: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

​Puppies with a Purpose

​​​Thursday, September 13 at 7 pm

Ever wondered what training goes into a service dog? Want to help make a difference in the life of a person with a disability? Join the puppies of Canine Companions for Independence and their puppy raisers for an information session on volunteer puppy raising! ​

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, September 17
Monday, October 15​
Monday, November 19​

​​Coppell Cultural Committee

​Wednesday, September 19 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!​

​​North Texas Giving Day

​Thursday, September 20 

​​North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people in North Texas to come together and raise money for local nonprofits. Support the Friends of the Library by searching Friends of the Coppell Public Library at NorthTexasGivingDay.org.

​​Friends of the Library Meeting

​Monday, September 24 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!​

​STRESS MANAGEMENT

​Monday, September 24 at 7 pm ​CANCELED​​​

Garen Gasparro, a licensed Clinical Social Worker, will discuss some of the symptoms and triggers of stress and how to successfully manage stress in your life. This program is designed for older teens and adults.​​

​Photographing the Family

​Sunday, September 30 at 2 pm

​​Join photographer, Jen Brown, as she shares tips on taking captivating photos of every day life with your family. She will discuss how to take candid photos of life with your children. Participants will learn the basics of lighting and composition. For older teens and adults.​

​​Indie Author Fair

​Saturday, October 13 from 1 - 3 pm

​​​Stop by the Commons to meet local authors for Indie Author Day! If you are a local author and would like a table, please fill out this form and email it to jfranz@coppelltx.gov.​

​HEALTHY TEEN RELATIONSHIPS

​Monday, October 29 at 6:30 pm

​​​Navigating relationships isn't easy, and it can be hard to tell what emotions and instincts to trust. Join us for a presentation by the Genesis Women's Shelter about healthy teen relationships, warning signs of unhealthy relationships, and how to support yourself and friends who may be in unsafe situations. This event is open to teens and adults.

​Comanche Stories

​Thursday, November 1 at 7 pm

​​​November is Native American Heritage Month. Lance Tahmahkera, the great-great grandson of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker, will discuss Comanche history, culture, and life on the plains. Mr. Tahmahkera will bring heirlooms such as buckskin clothing, beadwork, regalia, and more. This program is designed for older teens and adults.

​Cooking with Cranberries

​Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 pm

​Come learn all about the tiny, mighty, extraordinary cranberry! The benefits of this superfruit go beyond bladder health to support the gut, heart, immune system and blood sugar stability--perfect for the season of indulging. Presented by Natural Grocers.

​​Texas and the Great War: 100 Years

​Thursday, November 8 at 7 pm

How did the First World War change Texas? Jim Hodgson, Executive Director or the Fort Worth Aviation Museum, will discuss the social, economic, and cultural changes that took place in Texas as a direct result of the First World War. This program is designed for older teens and adults.​

​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.

​​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.