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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


​​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
Starting October 10

​​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

​Wednesdays 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.

​​ARTISTIC AFTERNOON

Saturday, October 7 from 11 am - 1 pm

​Students will be able to explore different aspects of art and creative writing during this fun session of exploration. In partnership with Root to Fruit. For kids in grades K-5.​

​DIWALI FAMILY FUN NIGHT

​​​Tuesday, October 17 at 7 pm

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

​​HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN NIGHT

​Tuesday, October 24 at 7 pm

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

​MIDDLE SCHOOL​​

​TEEN CRAFT NIGHT

Monday, September 25 at 6:30 pm

​Not your grandmother's crafting group! We provide the supplies, you provide the creativity. For teens in grades 6-12. Sign up is required, please email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov or call 972.304.3658.​

​CUPCAKE WARS

​Thursday, October 19 at 6:30 pm

​​Learn some cupcake decorating tips and try your hand at it! We'll have icing and toppings to add to your cupcake. All supplies provided by the library.

​​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.

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. ​

​​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, October 2
Monday, November 6
Monday, December 4​

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, October 9: The Possibilities by Kaui Hart Hemmings
Monday, November 1310% Happier by Dan Harris

GOT BOOKS?​​​

​3rd Mondays at 7​ pm

Find your next read at our book club, where everyone shares some of their favorite books.
Monday, October 16
Monday, November 20​


​Short Shorts

​1st Thursdays at 7 pm
Thursday, October 5
Thursday, November 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.​​​

​TEA TIME

​Saturday, September 30 at 2 pm

​You are invited to join us for a spot of tea! Enjoy your cup of tea while learning about the activities of the Coppell Arts Council​. Sign-up is required and begins on September 1. For adults 18 and older. Space is limited. Please call 972-304-3658 or email cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov

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ESL CONVERSATION CLUB​​

Tuesday, October 3 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, October 17 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, November 7 at 10:30 am
Tuesday, November 21 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.

​ESSENTIAL OILS

​Monday, September 25 at 6:30 pm​
Friday, October 6 at 11 am
Monday, October 23 at 6:30 pm
Friday, November 3 at 11 am

​​What is essential oil? Where do they come from? How can essential oils support over-all health and wellness? Who needs them? Can you be allergic to essential oils? Can children benefit from them? Are they safe to ingest? All oils are not created equal. All these questions and more are covered in this lecture on essential oils. In partnership with Young Living Essential Oils.

​​FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING

​Monday, September 25 at 7 pm
Monday, October 23 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!​

​COPPELL CULTURAL COMMITTEE

​Thursday, September 28 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!

​Indie Author Fair

​Saturday, October 14 from 1 - 3 pm

​Stop by the Commons to meet local authors for Indie Author Day! Local authors (indie or not) are invited to register for a table. The event is free to all, so stop by to meet a real author and buy an autographed book! There is limited space for authors; advance registration is required. Please contact cozbyprograms@coppelltx.gov​ if you are interested in taking part or if you have questions. ​

​Medicare and you

​Saturday, October 26 at 7 pm

​​Medicare open enrollment is starting soon. Stop by this informative session to get helpful tips and your questions answered. In partnership with Morrison Financial.​

​PERSONAL SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

​Saturday, October 28 at 1 pm

​​Stop by to gain useful tips for increasing situational awareness at home, on the road, and in public. In partnership with Vindico Investigations. For people 16 years old and up.​

​Adoption and Foster Care 101

​Thursday, November 9 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.​

​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, October 11
Wednesday, November 8​​

​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. ​​​​​​

​​​TRICK OR TREAT AT THE LIBRARY

​Tuesday, October 31​

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

​GAMING DAY​

​Saturday, November 4 from 1 - 3 pm

​Join us as libraries around the world celebrate International Games Week! Bring your friends and family to play board games, card games, and video games! All ages welcome.​

​FRIENDS SEEKING DONATIONS

​Through October 1

​​The Friends of the Coppell Public Library are seeking your gently used books, movies, magazines, etc.​ for their upcoming BIG Book Sale! Bring your donations to the library any time through October 1 during open hours and let us know they're for the Friends. Receipts are available for tax deductions.

​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.​