Special Events

Weekly Children's Classes

2018 Schedule
Spring Session
January 8 - April 27
BREAK (no classes)
April 30 - June 1
Summer Session
June 4 - July 27
BREAK (no classes)
July 30 - August 31
Fall Session
September 3 - December 21
BREAK (no classes)
December 24 - January 4
Buzzing Bumblebees: Geared toward children who are not yet walking, this class will encourage babies to explore the world of language and develop motor skills through books, songs, rhymes and related activities. Buzzing Bumblebees meets on Mondays and Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Registration is not required

Wiggly Walkers: A new class designed for “new walkers” (those who are just starting to walk and still require some assistance) up to the age of two. Wiggly Walkers encourages tots to build early literacy skills through music, books, and rhyme. This class meets Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Romping Rhymers: Two- and three-year-olds will have a rollicking time reading, singing, and dancing while continuing to build literacy skills at Romping Rhymers on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.

Leaping Learners: Children ages three to five will share books, sing songs, and develop group listening skills in this class designed as a launch pad to reading. Leaping Learners meets Mondays and Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

Monthly Children's Programs

Monthly events meet as noted.

After School Special
Wind down after a long day at school with different activities each month including crafts, performers, and games for grades K-5. This program meets on the fourth Monday from 3:45-4:30 p.m. Snacks will be served.
2018 dates: January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28, September 24, October 22, and November 26

Babies ages 0-18 months. This is an opportunity for parents, caregivers, grandparents, and their baby to join others in experiencing a variety of sensory play areas including building boxes, art activities, shakers, and much more! This program meets on the second Friday of each month (except August) from 11:15-12:15 p.m.
2018 dates: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14

Gaming Unplugged
Join fellow gamers for an afternoon of chess, table-top games and role-playing games on the second Sunday of the month from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Games will be provided, or you may bring your own. All ages welcome.
2018 dates: January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9.

Family Storytime
Stories, music, rhyme, crafts, and snacks for families with young children (60 minutes). Registration not required. This program meet on the third Wednesday of each month (except August) from 7-8 p.m.
2018 dates: January 17, February 21, March 21, April.18,  May 16, June 20, July 18, September 19, October 17, November 14, and December 19

Firecracker Book Club        
Book discussion and related activities for children in grades 3-5 only. Reservations required for groups of eight or more; call 972.874.6167. A limited number of books will be available to borrow at each meeting. This program meets on the second Tuesday of each month, September-May at 4:00-5:00 p.m.
2018 Dates and Titles:
  • January 9: George Washington, Spy Masterby Thomas B. Allen
  • February 13: Island of the Aunts by Eva Ibbotson
  • March 13: Wild Born Spirit Animals #1 by Brandon Mull
  • April 10: There's an Owl in my Closet by Jean Craighead George
  • May 8: SURPRISE!