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Family Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Round Rock Public Library is hosting a family Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest that begins on Friday, October 23, 2020, and lasts through noon on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Families are invited to decorate a pumpkin (or gourd) as a book character or with a literary theme and drop it off at the Round Rock Public Library children’s desk for display from October 23 – October 29. Library staff will announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place pumpkins on Friday, November 6, 2020. The winners will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card!

Contest Rules:

  • One pumpkin entry per family may be entered into the contest. Pumpkin submissions must be based on a book and/or book character. 
  • The library cannot accept carved pumpkin submissions. Only painted and/or decorated whole pumpkin submissions may be entered into the contest.
  • Submissions will not be accepted before Friday, October 23, 2020, at 10 am.
  • All contest submissions must be accompanied by a Pumpkin Entry Form – 2020.
  • Contest submissions must be turned into library staff by Wednesday, October 29, 2020, at 5 pm. Late pumpkin submissions will not be accepted.
  • Winning families will receive a Barnes and Noble gift card: 1st place $30, 2nd place $20, and 3rd place $10.
  • All pumpkins must be picked up by Saturday, October 31, 2020, at 5 pm. Pumpkins that are not picked up by this time will be disposed of.

For more information, please contact the Children’s Desk, (512) 218-3275.

Tween Book Club with author Rebecca Behrens (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Library Public Library will host a tween book club and author visit on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Author Rebecca Behrens will join us online to talk about her book “The Disaster Days”. She will answer questions about her middle grade novel and writing process. 

Books will be available for library pick-up for all registered attendees. If registration is full and you are interested in joining the event, please contact Amy German at: amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov.
 

Please Note:

While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens and teens, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child. For more information please contact the children’s reference desk at 512.218.3275.

Scratch Programming with Fun 2 Learn Code (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library and Fun 2 Learn Code will host virtual Scratch computer programming classes for kids ages 8-12. Participants will build a fun race game as they learn to code using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Please Note: Online preregistration in required. Online class size is limited to 10 students.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275. 

Virtual LEGO® Robotics (preregistration) (ages 10-14)

Join us online to build and explore with LEGO® WeDo robotic kits. Participants will build a Smart Spinner, a spinner mechanism that is motorized to spin a top and release it, while using a motion sensor to turn the motor on and off.

Registered participants will check out a robotics kit with their library card. You will build the spinning robot at home and use LEGO drag and drop coding to make the robot move. We will meet virtually on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 4:30 pm to answer questions and show off your robotic creations.

Please Note:

• Online preregistration is required. Registration starts Monday, August 31, 2020 at 9 am.
• This event is for ages 10-14 only. Registration is limited to 6 participants.
• Only one kit may be checked out per household.
• Participants must possess a free library card. The robotics kit will be checked out to you upon pick-up.
• Robotics kits will be checked out for 10 days only. The kits must be returned to the Children’s Reference Desk. There will be no renewals or extensions.
• Kits will be available for pick-up at the Children’s Reference Desk starting Monday, September 7, 2020.

Tween Book Club (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Library Public Library will host a tween book club on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Tweens are invited to meet virtually and discuss the book “Artemis Fowl“.

Books will be available for library pick-up for all registered attendees. If registration is full and you are interested in joining the event, please contact Amy German at: amygerman@roundrocktexas.gov.

Please Note:

While book club selections are chosen specifically for tweens, parents may still wish to review the content for appropriateness for his/her child. For more information, please contact the children’s reference desk at 512.218.3275.

Scratch Programming with Fun 2 Learn Code (ages 8-12) (preregistration)

The Round Rock Public Library and Fun 2 Learn Code will host virtual Scratch computer programming classes for kids ages 8-12. Participants will build a fun race game as they learn to code using Scratch, a visual programming language for kids designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  

Please Note: Online preregistration in required. Online class size is limited to 10 students.  If you cannot attend, please cancel your reservation via Eventbrite or call 512-218-3275.