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Spring Break 2024 La Retama Central Library programs

“Get Ready for a Colorful Spring Break”

March 11TH – March 15TH @ 2:00 PM

Looking for activities to keep your family entertained during Spring Break? The La Retama Library can help combat Spring Break boredom with our rainbow-themed fun and engaging programs for kids, teens, and families.
The Incredible Experiment (RED)
This incredibly super awesome STEAM experiment will leave you wondering “Where….is…my…super…. SUIT?!
“Taste the Rainbow” (ORANGE)
Orange you glad the library is here to help you make the most of your Spring Break?
LEGO Brick Build-A-Long (YELLOW)
Watch the LEGO Movie, rated PG, on the big screen as you build with Lego bricks to create your own master builder masterpiece.
Pinch Proof (GREEN)
Are you pinch-proof for St. Patrick’s Day? If not, after attending this program you’ll have enough green to ensure a luck-filled holiday!
Wayfinders Unite! (BLUE)
The ocean is calling you this Spring Break!


Spring Screening

March 23RD, April 20TH, May 18TH @ 11:00 AM
Springtime is a good time to unwind with movies, crafts and popcorn!
March - Peter Rabbit (G)
April - Tangled (G)
May - Gnomeo & Juliet (G)



Take and Create Crafts
(Ages 3 – 10)
New Every Monday
Pick up a craft at the circulation desk or through curbside, while supplies last.

Little University
(Ages 0 - 5)
Wednesdays @ 11:30 AM
This story-time is a lively combination of books, movement activities, and songs best enjoyed by families with their children. Little University may also include supplemental activities such as crafts, storytelling, poetry, riddles, and more.


Sensory Friendly Story Time
(Ages 0 - 5)
Thursdays @ 10:30 AM
With your child’s needs at the forefront, this sensory friendly program is an opportunity for parents and children to learn, network, and build lasting relationships in a safe and friendly environment.


Sensory Play Café
(Ages 6 - 14)
1ST & 3RD Thursdays of the Month @ 4:30 PM
Relax and unwind with a sensory friendly craft. This program is geared toward sensory sensitive children.


Mommy and Me Crafting
(Family )
1ST Friday of the Month @ 10:30 AM
Children are invited to bring a mother, grandmother, or any significant adult with them as their date for a morning of crafting.

Building Blocks for Tots
(Ages 0 – 5)
Fridays @ 10:30 AM
A dedicated playtime for babies and toddlers featuring lots of blocks!




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Lego Lab
(Ages 9 - 12)
2ND & 4TH Thursdays of the Month @ 4:30 PM
Put your creative thinking cap on and lego’ wild! NOTE: LEGO creations stay at the library.





The Reaping
(Ages 13 - 17)
March 11TH - 15TH @ 2:00 PM
May the odds ever be in your favor as we watch all five Hunger games movies. Get your name in the Reaping (prize) bowl with each movie you attend.

Monday - The Hunger Games
Tuesday - Catching Fire
Wednesday - Mockingjay - Part 1
Thursday - Mockingjay - Part 2
Friday- The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes



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The Chain Gang
(Ages 18+)
Wednesdays @ 11 AM
Learn the basics of crochet or knitting, or you can bring your own project to work on. Supplies provided, first come, first served. Available in-person and virtually, message us via Facebook for more information.

Crafts of the Past
(Ages 18+)
@ 10:30 AM
Let’s go back in time with these fun crafts.
Limited seating, to register call 361-826-7000.
     March 16TH - Easy Decoupage Easter Egg
     April 13TH - Paper Quilling for Beginners
     May 25TH - Corn Husk Flowers

Green Thumbs
(Ages 18+)
May 11th @ 11:00 AM
A plant lover’s seasonal event. Join us for plant swaps, plant talks, and more.

The Plot Twists
(Ages 18+)
@ 11:00 AM
A Saturday book club featuring mysteries and thrillers.

     March 16TH - The Housemaid by Freida McFadden
     April 13TH - None of This is True by Lisa Jewell
     May 25TH - More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez

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True Crime Tuesday: Virtual Book Club
(Ages 18+)
2nd Tuesday of the Month @ 7:00 PM
Are you a true crime addict? We are too! Dive into a new true crime book with us each month. This is a virtual book club. To be included, please email by noon on the day of the meeting, and a link will be sent to you.

      March - Seventy Times Seven : a True Story of Murder and Mercy by Alex Mar
      April - The Angel Makers by Patty McCracken
      May - Behold the Monster : Confronting America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer by Jillian Lauren