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SPECIAL EVENTS

Chess Tournaments
Location: La Retama Central Library
Dates: October 5th, November 9th, November 16th
Open tournaments sponsored by ChessCore.net October 5th and November 16th at 9am. November 9th is for a O.C.B.C.F. Scholastic tournament at 8am.  

West OSO High School Student Art Show
Location: La Retama Central Library
Dates: Exhibition, October 1st - October 26th
Art Reception October 5th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

2019 Virtual Genealogy Lock-In
Location: La Retama Central Library
Dates: Friday, October 18th   from 10am – 8:30pm
Join us for a day of virtual workshops by presenters from across Texas. Workshop schedule available in the Fall 2019 library brochure.

Dia Los Muertos Masquerade Ball: Love Never Dies
Location: La Retama Central Library
Dates: Saturday, October 19th from 7pm – 10pm
Family Friendly event for all ages with crafts, treats and music. Costume dress-up highly encouraged.

Voices of South Texas: Old Bayview Comes Alive!!
Location: Old Bayview Cemetery
Dates: Saturday, November 9th, 2019  at 10am-2pm
Corpus Christi Public Libraries will be featuring Louis de Planque Photo Exhibit

Wild Rumpus
Location: La Retama Central Library
Dates: Saturday, November 16th from 10am – 1pm
Dress up as your favorite storybook character. Family Friendly event with games and crafts.

Star Wars: May the force be with you
Location: La Retama Central Library
Dates: Saturday, December 7th from 7pm – 9:30pm
Celebrate all things Star Wars with crafts, games, costume contest, Jedi VR training and more!!

Yule Ball  (13 +)
Location: La Retama Central Library
Dates: Saturday, December 21st from 7pm – 10pm
Enjoy a night of dancing, taking photos, refreshments, movie time, and a costume contest. Formal Attire or Dress Robe highly encouraged.

 

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EVENTS FOR KIDS

Basic Loom Knitting (Ages 8+)
Location: La Retama Central Library
Dates: Tuesdays at 4 pm
A family program designed to teach basic loom knitting. Participants learn to create hats, scarfs, flowers and other items.

Music & Motion! (Ages 0-5)
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Fun with musical instruments, dance, songs & parachute play.

Arts & Crafts (Ages 3-5)
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: 1st Wednesday on the month  at 11:15am
Join us for a variety of activities including painting, coloring and other creative fun.

Mad Science Fun (Ages 5 –12)
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: October – 4th Wednesday; (No program in November); December – 3rd Wednesday
Join us for a variety of thrilling activities.

Trick or Treat in the Library
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: October 31st at 4pm
Join us for a craft followed by trick or treating throughout the library!!! Costume encouraged.

Christmas Decorations Galore (Ages 3-12)
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: December 14th at 2pm-4pm
Drop in  and make a variety of decorations for your tree, table, and home. Join us for some great festive fun!

 

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EVENTS FOR TEENS

Assembler Squad (Ages 12-17)
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: November 30th at 2pm.
Makerspace introduction to our younger patrons. We will be using our VR (Virtual Reality) goggles for exploration.

Dungeons and Dragons: Adventurers Wanted!
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: Fourth Saturday of each month from 1-4 pm
Join our campaign to solve the Mystery of Phandelver! Enjoy a game, friends, and food!
Contact: https://www.facebook.com/CorpusChristiTeenAdvisoryBoard/, https://www.facebook.com/librariescc

Teen Advisory Board
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: First Saturday of each month
Take part! Interested in the TAB group? Meet monthly and join in on activities.

2nd Saturday Manga! (Ages 12-21)
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: Second Saturday of each month
Anime, manga, friends, games cosplay and crafts! 12:30 - 4 pm

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EVENTS FOR ADULTS

The Chain Gang
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: Wednesdays at 11 am
Join the crochet group and learn the basics of crochet or bring your own project to work on. Supplies provided, first-come, first-served.

La Retama Crafternooners
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: October 12th; November 23rd at 2pm-4pm
Join us for a discussion of a book while working on an exciting project.
October theme:  Book/Like  Water for Chocolate (Author, Laura Esquivel); Craft/Tissue Paper Flowers Crown.
November theme:  Book/Skipping Christmas (Author, John Grisham); Craft/Embroidered Ornament

Makerspace Workshop
Location: La Retama Central Library
Date: October 19th at 2pm – 4pm
Join us as we work on some great projects on our Cricut and Silhouette Machines. Don’t forget your t-shirts.