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Crafter’s Corner: Holiday Workshop
Dec. 2ND 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Stop by and make a holiday decoration perfect for your home or to give as a gift. Crafts for all ages! 

Cupid’s Valentine Factory
Feb. 10TH @ 11:00 AM
Attention all love bugs! Between Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month, February is a great time to create a homemade valentine for that special someone in your life. Participants will work their way through multiple DIY stations to make a variety of crafts. While supplies last.

Eat Play Grow
4TH Saturday of the Month @ 10:30 AM
In partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, we provide fun and hands-on educational lessons to teach young children and their adult caregivers about the importance of making positive choices in areas that most affect health: nutrition, and physical activity through art-making, storytelling, and music and movement activities. STARTING JANUARY 2024.

(Ages 13+) 
Feb. 10TH @ 6:00 PM
We’re celebrating Galentine’s Day with the women in our lives! Dress up and spend the evening watching the Barbie movie and enjoying Barbie-inspired activities and snacks. Ages 13 and up. 
Movie starts @7 PM - Barbie (PG-13)

Gulliver’s Games
Jan. 6TH @ 11:00 AM
Gulliver’s Travels inspired game day for the whole family featuring giant and tiny versions of some of our favorite games. You can even sign up for a timed puzzle making and see who can complete a puzzle the fastest!

Polar Express Pajama Party
Dec. 23RD @ 11:00 AM
All Aboard! Come one, come all, to the library’s Polar Express Pajama Party! Show up in your comfiest, cozy pajamas to enjoy the classic movie while sipping hot chocolate and crafting!



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

Little University
(Ages 0 - 5)
Wednesdays @ 10:30 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.

Mommy and Me Crafting
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.

Sensory Friendly Story Time
(Ages 0 - 5)
Thursdays @ 10:00 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.

La Retama Sensory Play Cafe

Sensory Play Café
(Ages 6-14)
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month @ 4:30pm
Relax and unwind with a sensory-friendly craft. This program is geared toward sensory-sensitive children.

Tots & Tunes
(Ages 0 - 5)
Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM
Enhance your child’s motor skills with music, dancing, and instrumental play.



Bad Art Club
(Ages 9 - 12)
3RD Monday of the Month @ 4:30 PM
We welcome you to a true “Judgment Free Zone” where you don’t need to worry about the final product because around here, all art is bad art!

C2 (Creative Corner)
(Ages 9 - 12)
3RD Wednesday of the Month @ 4:30 PM
Imagine, Discover, Create, and Explore the origins of Technology. Learn how it all started, what we have now, and what the future holds with fun interactive activities.

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



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Games on Tap
(Ages 13 - 17)
Jan. 26TH @ 7:00 PM
Let the games begin! Bring your own Switch controller to an evening of video games, friendly competition, snacks & more! Video games provided!

Silent Library
(Ages 13 - 17)
Jan. 13TH @ 11:00 AM
Shhhh! It’s time to challenge yourself MTV style by trying bizarre foods and wacky activities… all without laughing! Do you have what it takes to complete the challenges of our Silent Library?



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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 16+)
Jan 20TH & Feb. 17TH @ 10:30 AM
Let’s go back in time with these fun crafts. Limited seating, to register call 361-826-7000.
   Jan. - Gratitude Tree
   Feb. - Jeweled Heart Collage

Green Thumbs
(Ages 18+)
Feb. 3RD @ 11:00 AM
A plant lover’s seasonal event. Join us for plant swaps, plant talks, and more.

Oh the Horror! Club
(Ages 17+)
Jan 13TH @ 6:30 PM
Discuss and view Ti West’s indie sensation Pearl! Movie, snacks, discussion, and more will be provided. Hope to see you there! Sign up in person or online.

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

   Dec. 16TH - The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks
   Jan. 20TH - The Ice Beneath Her by Camille Grebe
   Feb. 17TH - Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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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.

   Dec. - The Library Book by Susan Orlean
   Jan. - The Wrong Carlos by James Liebman
   Feb. - Kiss me, Kill me by Ann Rule