Round Rock Public Library

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 or to register:

Please contact Amy German, 512.218.7034

Free vision screening for kids

Round Rock Public Library proudly partners with the Round Rock chapter of Lions International to provide free vision screenings for young children 9:30  – 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Computer Lab (next to the library’s large meeting rooms).

These screenings are first come, first served. Everyone is welcome.

This event is part of KidSight USA, a nationwide screening program conducted by Round Rock Lions. The program provides critical eye screenings for ages 6 months – 6 years.

Lions involved with KidSight USA want to reach young learners and help identify common vision problems while those problems are more easily reversed, and before those problems interfere with learning.

If a screening suggests a possible vision condition that needs to be addressed, Round Rock Lions will work with families to make certain that professional eye exams and glasses are obtained.

 

Teen Book Club (ages 12-18): Wild Bird

The Round Rock Public Library Teen Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month.  In April it will be the 4th Tuesday so join us in The Teen Room at 6:30 PM, April 23.

2019 Teen Book Club Selections (selected by teens at the November 2018 book club)

Please Note:While book club selections are chosen specifically for teens ages 12-18, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for their child/teen.

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012

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

Tween Book Club (ages 9-12): SERAPHINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK by Robert Beatty

The Round Rock Public Library will host a Tween Book Club meeting Thursday, April 11, 2019.  Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to the Library to discuss the Tweens (ages 9-12) are invited to the Library to discuss the book SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK by Robert Beatty.  Join us in Meeting Room A at 4:30 pm. Snacks and book themed games/crafts will be provided.

For more information or to request a copy of this month’s book:

Please contact Amy German, 512.218.7034.

Please Note:

The Round Rock Public Library Tween Book Club meets the second Thursday of every month. While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens ages 9-12, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child.

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. 

 

 

 

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 or to register:

Please contact Amy German, 512.218.7034

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

Please be aware that this class is full. 

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 in Meeting Room B. 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

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.

Teen Book Club (ages 12-18): The Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue

The Round Rock Public Library Teen Book Club meets the third Tuesday of every month. Join us in The Teen Room at 6:30 PM, March 19.

2019 Teen Book Club Selections (selected by teens at the November 2018 book club)

Please Note:While book club selections are chosen specifically for teens ages 12-18, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for their child/teen.

For More Information:

Contact Jane Dance at 512.218.7012