Round Rock Public Library

Chess Club at the Library (ages 10-18)

King, Pawn, Rook, Castling, Checkmate, Stalemate! Do you know what these words mean? Do you like to play chess?  Looking to learn how to play?  If you answered yes, then this club is for you!

Tweens and teens, join us for come-and-go playing opportunities in meeting room B:

  • Saturday January 19, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday February 16, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday March 16 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday April 20, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

Adulting 101 for Teens – Writing a winning college essay (teens, ages 12-18)

Welcome to Adulting 101 for Teens, a series of programs to help teens develop life skills to transition to adulthood. Our final presentation in the Winter/Spring series will teach teens how to approach college essays and is on Tuesday April 9th at 6:30 pm in meeting room A.

Ever wonder what it takes to write a compelling, effective college essay that will make you stand out in the college admissions process? Many great kids write average (even bad) college essays–essays about “Volunteering changed my life” or “how my trip to Europe broadened my cultural horizons.” Better tales are there for the writing.

In this seminar, Collegewise Counselor, Liz Pack, will address what admissions officers really look for in great college essays and offer suggestions for finding and sharing your best stories. You won’t want to miss it!

Liz Pack’s Bio:

After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Liz worked in the UNC Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an admissions counselor and fell in love with information sessions and providing advice about the college process. Looking for more experience in higher education, she traveled to UT Austin to complete her master’s degree in education and spent time as an admissions counselor in UT’s Office of Admissions.

Though she’s located in Austin, Liz is not just a UT Austin expert. While Collegewise Austin students are accepted at UT at five times the national admit rate, they also receive acceptances from universities all over the country! Our students have recently been admitted to the University of Virginia, Barnard, NYU, Rice, and Texas A&M.

For more information please contact Jane Dance, 512.218.7012. 

 

 

 

Cooks + Books: Spring break cooking class featuring Harry Potter (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

Let your child release their inner chef over Spring Break!

Sticky Fingers Cooking is excited to join Round Rock Public Library on Thursday, March 19 at 3:30 pm. Preregister for a Cooks + Books Spring Break Camp featuring Harry Potter! Let your favorite books come to life in our delicious and delectable recipes! Love to read as much as you love to cook? In this fun camp, we’ll read excerpts from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and cook up a delicious recipe inspired by the story. Young chefs will bring their imagination to life in this hands-on literary and culinary experience! 

Harry Potter Camp Recipe & Activity Teaser:

  • Harry Potter’s Pumpkin Pasties + Madame Pomfrey’s Pumpkin Smoothies
  • Harry Potter Bookmark Activity

Eventbrite - Cooks + Books: Spring break cooking class featuring Harry Potter (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

Please Note:

Please be aware that food will be served at this program. Persons with food allergies are responsible for monitoring refreshments served at the Library. Responsibility for monitoring minors rests with the parent/guardian/custodial caregiver. This program is for children ages 8-12 only.  Limited seating for caregivers and younger siblings who wish to observe will be available in the back of the room. Only attending participants must preregister. Online registration is required and starts Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 9 am. Those who arrive more than five minutes late may forfeit their space(s). If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275.

LEGO Fun Day (all ages)

Attention LEGO fans! The Round Rock Public Library and Learning Fun 101 are hosting a special free Spring Break LEGO event at the library.  Join us Monday, March 18, 2019 from 10 am – noon and 1 pm – 3 pm. Children & parents are encouraged to come for a fun filled day of LEGO building and discovery!

LEGO Fun event’s include some of the following activities:

  • Discover engineering as you build simple machines
  • Challenge yourself to be the last man standing in the LEGO Battle Tops or Bots Arena!
  • Dive into an area full of LEGO pieces for “Free Building”. It’s like a treasure hunt and that one special LEGO piece is your treasure. Build anything & everything – just for fun!
  • Explore the work of Movie Making as you create a mini LEGO animation sponsored by 4 Reelz school of film.
  • Create a unique spin art using our LEGO NXT spin art machine.
  • and MORE…

For more information, please contact the Children’s Reference Desk at 512.218.3275.

LEGO Fun Day (all ages)

Attention LEGO fans! The Round Rock Public Library and Learning Fun 101 are hosting a special free Spring Break LEGO event at the library.  Join us Monday, March 18, 2019 from 10 am – noon and 1 pm – 3 pm. Children & parents are encouraged to come for a fun filled day of LEGO building and discovery!

LEGO Fun event’s include some of the following activities:

  • Discover engineering as you build simple machines
  • Challenge yourself to be the last man standing in the LEGO Battle Tops or Bots Arena!
  • Dive into an area full of LEGO pieces for “Free Building”. It’s like a treasure hunt and that one special LEGO piece is your treasure. Build anything & everything – just for fun!
  • Explore the work of Movie Making as you create a mini LEGO animation sponsored by 4 Reelz school of film.
  • Create a unique spin art using our LEGO NXT spin art machine.
  • and MORE…

For more information, please contact the Children’s Reference Desk at 512.218.3275.

Chess Club at the Library (ages 10-18)

King, Pawn, Rook, Castling, Checkmate, Stalemate! Do you know what these words mean? Do you like to play chess?  Looking to learn how to play?  If you answered yes, then this club is for you!

Tweens and teens, join us for come-and-go playing opportunities in meeting room B:

  • Saturday January 19, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday February 16, 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday March 16 10:30 am-12:00 pm
  • Saturday April 20, 10:30 am-12:00 pm

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

Adulting 101 for Teens – Meet local entrepreneurs (teens, ages 12-18)

Welcome to Adulting 101 for Teens, a series of programs to help teens develop life skills to transition to adulthood. We will have presenters on topics in the Winter/Spring series from January-April.

In March teens will meet a panel of 4 local Entrepreneurs, hear their story of how they started, successes, rewards and challenges.  They’ll have a chance to ask questions, and we hope will be inspired and learn about owning a small business.

Our panel will be:

  • Terry Myers – former owner of Kaleidoscope Toys, and now realtor.
  • Zelinda Yanez – Founder of The Yoga Room.
  • Mike Palmer – Chairman and Co-Founder of Pruvan, who deliver process management solutions to companies.
  • Jessica Scanlon – Hot Dog Marketing, Founder/Managing Director.

For more information please contact Jane Dance, 512.218.7012. 

 

 

 

Rockin’ Kids Club: storyteller Elizabeth Kahura (ages 5+)

Join us at Round Rock Public Library for an African Safari with storyteller Elizabeth Kaura on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 4:30 pm. Born in Kenya, Ms. Kahura shares her knowledge of Africa and its many wonders.

Monday afternoons the Library hosts a rotating set of activities. Join the fun at 4:30 pm.

Regular activities:

  • 1st Monday: LEGO® free-build
  • 2nd Monday: Art Club
  • 3rd Monday: Science Club
  • 4th Monday: Game On!

Guidelines:

  1. Please arrive on time.
  2. Younger children may require parental assistance.
  3. You do not need to pre-register to attend these programs unless you are bringing six or more children.

For more information or to pre-register a group:

Contact the Children’s Desk at 512.218.3275

Sensory Storytime (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library presents Sensory Storytime on the last Sunday of each month.

Sensory Storytime will be held from 3 to 3:30 pm in Meeting Room B.  This program is ideal for children with sensory integration challenges, difficulty sitting still, difficulty in large groups, or children who have autism spectrum disorders.  Sensory Storytime is open to all children with an accompanying parent/guardian. Attendance is limited to 12 families and pre-registration is required.

For more information:

Please contact Amy German, 512.218.7034