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An East Texas Moms Guide to the Month of May

East Texas Guide to May

Spring is in full swing! School is wrapping up and the calendar is full of weekend fun for the whole family. 

As you are looking for fun for your family this month, look to East Texas Moms Blog for help, because our archives are full of posts relating to many topics that can be found with a quick search. 

There is always something going on in East Texas and we want to keep you in the know! Events in this guide are organized by date as well as category to help you find what you are interested in quickly. If you know of any fun family activities, please take a minute to add it to our Community Events Calendar here or let us know in the comments. We will update this guide with new additions as we receive them. Thank you!

May 1:  Foster Care Orientation Meeting | 6 p.m. Arrow Child & Family Ministries1517 W Southwest Loop 323, Tyler, Texas  Please join us for the next information meeting in your area to get some basic information about fostering or adopting through Arrow. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the need for more Christian foster families, what it takes to become a foster parent, and have all your questions answered. This meeting also serves as our orientation for those who have decided to begin the process of becoming foster parents. Here’s a list of topics we’ll be covering: The history of our ministry, The concept of being Christ’s ambassador, The story of Esther (orphan to queen), The history of foster care, The current child welfare system, How children come into foster care, The trauma experienced by foster children, The steps needed to pursue fostering. You can make an eternal difference in the life of a local child in need. Join us for one of the meetings in Tyler the first Tuesday of every month.

May 2:  Gentle Yoga | 12 – 1 p.m. Tyler Public Library  The Library will be offering free gentle yoga classes in the Taylor Auditorium. For those who would like to participate in the class, signup sheets and health waivers are located at the Library’s information desk. Please note that this program is for adults only and each class size is limited to 35. It is recommended that participants bring their own yoga mat. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Tyler Public Library. For more information go to www.tylerlibrary.com, call (903)593-7323 (READ) or stop by at 201 S. College Ave. in downtown Tyler.

May 3:  Foster and Adoption Information Meeting | 6 – 8 p.m. The Bair Foundation, Tyler Answer the Call and Become a Foster Parent. In the United States there are over 400,000 children and teens in the foster care system. The Bair Foundation offers the following opportunities to serve: Full Time Foster Parenting, Part-Time (Respite) Foster Parenting, Foster-to-Adopt, Medically Needy Foster Care, To find out more information join us at one of our upcoming orientations. They are held the first Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm. We are located 5935 Old Bullard Rd. Ste. 100 Tyler, TX 75703. Prayerfully consider this mission field by becoming a champion for a hurting child or teen.

May 3-6: First Monday Trade Days | “Sun-Up Til Sundown, Rain or Shine” – First Monday Trade Days in Canton, Texas is the oldest, largest, continually operating flea market in the United States.  This popular flea market is open one weekend a month, attracts upwards of 100,000 shoppers, and provides spaces for 6,000 vendors located on hundreds of acres. It has become known by shoppers from all across Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma as THE place to buy home decor, furnishings, antiques, clothing, crafts, jewelry, gifts, and collectibles. And it is a favorite of vendors, dealers, craftsmen and artists alike as the perfect venue to market their wares.

May 4-6:  Civil War Living History | Jefferson, Texas Texas’ Largest Civil War Re-Enactment.  Parade, Ladies Tea, Street Dance and much more!

May 4-5:  El Camino Real “Sale on the Trail” | San Augustine County Highways 6 in LA & 21 in Texas from Natchitoches, LA to Crockett, TX  Huge Garage Sale Event starts morning of Friday, May 4, 2018 and continues through afternoon of May 5.

May 4-5:  Jefferson Flea Market | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Located at 213 W. Broadway Street, Jefferson, Texas 75657.  The Jefferson Flea Market is evolving into one of the better Flea Markets in East Texas. Since opening over a year ago, the Jefferson Flea Market is growing, with an increase in both the number of visitors and vendors. Open year round on Friday and Saturday the First and Third weekend of every month and occasionally  on Sunday when there is a holiday or special events on the following Monday. 

May 5:  May Fiesta Day Festival | 10 a.m. Mineola, Texas  The Mineola Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce our upcoming spring festival “May Fiesta Day”! It will be held in historic downtown Mineola on Saturday, May 5th from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Our festival will feature live entertainment from a Mariachi Band, DJ’s, Folkloric Ballet, and Aztec Dancers! We will also have authentic food, entertainment for the kids, arts & craft vendors, family fun, and more! We are currently looking for vendors and would love for you to sign up to be a part. If you are interested please contact the Chamber at 903-569-2087 or email me at [email protected] We are so excited and can’t wait to have you there celebrating with us!

May 5: First Saturday Sale at Flamingos to benefit ETCrisis Center | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tyler, Texas Flamingos Upscale Resale generates revenue that helps support the emergency shelter of the East Texas Crisis Center. The store provides clothing and shoes for women who arrive at our shelter with no other clothing than what they are wearing, for women going on job interviews and for clients going to court. Sales to the public are ancillary funding source for East Texas Crisis Center programs. Resale store operations at Flamingos in the heart of Tyler provides women’s clothing, shoes and accessories, furniture, household goods and home décor. All donations of clothing must be on hangers. For more information please call 903-593-2553.

May 5:  Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival | Noon Downtown Tyler, Texas We’re celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Bud Light Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival on Cinco de Mayo, 2018! Join us May 5 to experience the best in Texas barbecue and Texas & Red Dirt music on the brick streets of Downtown Tyler, Texas. This year we’re bringing 25 of the best BBQ joints in Texas along with a music lineup featuring Aaron Watson, Pat Green, Koe Wetzel, Josh Weathers and Read Southall Band. 

May 5: Liberty Opry | 4 p.m. Liberty, Texas Enjoy live, family-oriented, musical entertainment, with a different theme each Saturday. Gospel; country; ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s classic oldies; specialty; and comedy on every show. Group and child discounts available. 1816 Sam Houston St.

May 5:  Star Party Saturday | 8 – 9:30 p.m. TJC Center for Earth and Space Science Education, Tyler Live Sky shows at 8:00, 8:30, and 9:00PM., Telescope viewing from 8:00 – 10:00PM Admission:  Free

May 5-6:  Cinco De Mayo Celebration | 5 p.m. On The Border Tyler, Texas  The 17th Annual FREE Cinco de Mayo Celebration benefiting the American Cancer Society-Tyler, TX 

May 8: Foster Care and Adoption Information Meeting | 6 – 7 p.m. Buckner – Lonvgiew, Texas  Learn more about the process of becoming a foster parent or adopting through Buckner at this free information meeting.  Contact Info: Sherri Tucker, Buckner Children and Family Services, 1014 South High St., Longview, TX 75601.  [email protected]   903-757-9383 

May 9:  Gentle Yoga | 12 – 1 p.m. Tyler Public Library  The Library will be offering free gentle yoga classes in the Taylor Auditorium. For those who would like to participate in the class, signup sheets and health waivers are located at the Library’s information desk. Please note that this program is for adults only and each class size is limited to 35. It is recommended that participants bring their own yoga mat. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Tyler Public Library. For more information go to www.tylerlibrary.com, call (903)593-7323 (READ) or stop by at 201 S. College Ave. in downtown Tyler.

May 10:  Celtic Woman | 7:30 p.m. UT Cowan Center  They’ve sold over ten million albums and over three million tickets. Now, the global phenomenon known as CELTIC WOMAN is set to embark on another world tour which will include a stop in Tyler. It allstarted on a winter Dublin night in 2004. The idea was conceived to create a musical ensemble featuring a selection of exceptional classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians. The rest is history! A joyful fusion of all things Celtic – from bagpipes and bouzouki to Irish dances – CELTIC WOMAN is a universal celebration of life. It’s traditional. It’s contemporary. It’s yesterday, today, and tomorrow. A PBS favorite!

May 11:  Libraries Rock | 6 p.m. Nacogdoches Public Library  Join us for an evening unlike any you’ve ever spent at the library! We know libraries rock, so let’s show ‘em just how much. Dress as your favorite rock star (or band) and come bid on awesome items to support your library.

May 12: Race for the Cure | 7 a.m. Bergfeld Park, Tyler, Texas  20th Annual Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure. Register early as only the first 2000 participants are guaranteed a Race shirt.

May 12:  Hit The Bricks | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Downtown Tyler, Texas The second Saturday of every month, Downtown is the place to be! Downtown businesses will host special events on and off the square for all to enjoy. PARKING IS FREE in the parking garage and on the square! Also, ride the FREE hop on/hop off shuttle! FAMILY FRIENDLY

May 12: Liberty Opry | 4 p.m. Liberty, Texas Enjoy live, family-oriented, musical entertainment, with a different theme each Saturday. Gospel; country; ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s classic oldies; specialty; and comedy on every show. Group and child discounts available. 1816 Sam Houston St.

May 15:  Storybook Parties at Chick-Fil-A | Gilmer Road, Longview, Texas EVERY 3rd TUESDAY from September to May will be Storybook Night at Chick-fil-A on Gilmer Road from 5-7pm!!!! We will feature one character each month at Gilmer Rd location! We are so excited to see ALL of our friends and can’t wait to make new friends!!! 

May 16:  Gentle Yoga | 12 – 1 p.m. Tyler Public Library  The Library will be offering free gentle yoga classes in the Taylor Auditorium. For those who would like to participate in the class, signup sheets and health waivers are located at the Library’s information desk. Please note that this program is for adults only and each class size is limited to 35. It is recommended that participants bring their own yoga mat. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Tyler Public Library. For more information go to www.tylerlibrary.com, call (903)593-7323 (READ) or stop by at 201 S. College Ave. in downtown Tyler.

May 17-19:  Lindale Championship Rodeo | Lindale, Texas Get FREE kids tickets at these locations:  Thursday: Southside Bank,  Friday: Texas Bank and Trust,  Saturday: Brookshire’s

May 17-19:  Tops in Texas Rodeo | Jacksonville, Texas  The Jacksonville Rodeo Association has been meeting and gearing up for the 2018 Tops in Texas Rodeo! Lots of new ideas being considered for this next year for Rodeo Week! And don’t forget the main event, The Tops in Texas Rodeo. Thursday-Saturday nights at the Jacksonville Rodeo Arena. SAVE THE DATES!

May 18-19:  Jefferson Flea Market | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Located at 213 W. Broadway Street, Jefferson, Texas 75657.  The Jefferson Flea Market is evolving into one of the better Flea Markets in East Texas. Since opening over a year ago, the Jefferson Flea Market is growing, with an increase in both the number of visitors and vendors. Open year round on Friday and Saturday the First and Third weekend of every month and occasionally  on Sunday when there is a holiday or special events on the following Monday.

May 19:  Stars & Scars Mud Run | 8 a.m.  Kilgore, Texas  Get ready for the muddiest, dirtiest, most intense fun of your life! On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Kilgore will be filled with hundreds of people competing to be the winner of the outdoor adventure – the 3rd Annual Stars & Scars Mud Run. The natural terrain at Rabbit Creek located on Post Oak Road is the perfect location for this muddy adventure featuring a 5K & 10K challenge. The run will include 10 or more obstacles through natural rough terrain. Be a part of the adventure as a Mudder Sponsor or Mudder Runner!!  For more information contact the Kilgore Chamber at 903.984.5022

May 19:  5K Run for Recovery | 8:15 a.m. Marshall, Texas  All proceeds will go to the Twelve Way Foundation and fund their mission to provide a safe, sober environment for men who have a sincere desire to change their lives through a relationship with Christ and a program of recovery that addresses alcohol and drug abuse.  Date and Time:  The Twelve Way Foundation 5K “Run For Recovery” will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 8:15 a.m.  Registration:  Registration is $25, and can be done online at www.sportspectrumusa.com , in person at Sportspectrum at 6970 Fern Ave. Shreveport LA, or at Twelve Way Foundation 3901 Elysian Fields Rd. Marshall TX. Race day registration will start at 7:00 a.m. at Telegraph Park in Marshall.  Race Location:  Start and Finish will be Telegraph Park (100 block of North Washington Street) in the courthouse square downtown Marshall TX  Race Description:  The course runs back and forth through the streets of downtown Marshall. Race participants will be supplied water during the race, and refreshments following the race.   Awards: Overall male and female and 1st Place Male & Female of each age group: 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+  Packet Pick Up:  Race packets can be picked up at Twelve Way Foundation beginning Thursday May 17th and Friday May 18th from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Packet Pick Up will also be available the day of the event.

May 19:  Main St. Classic Car Show and Festival | 9 a.m. Sulphur Springs, Texas  The Jacksboro Chamber of Commerce is super excited to announce our next event and hope you will join us for what is sure to be a fun morning in downtown Jacksboro. Classic cars, classic music and classic family fun, who doesn’t enjoy that?! For sponsorship, vendor or entry to car show visit our website at www.jacksborochamber.com 

May 19:  Jacksonville Swap and Shop | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Jacksonville, Texas Jacksonville Swap & Shop is a community event held periodically throughout the year in downtown Jacksonville. Fun for the whole family.

May 19:  Lego Club | 2:30 p.m. Nacogdoches Public Library  The library has thousands of Lego® pieces from which to choose to build whatever you can imagine. It’s fun for the whole family! Ages: 5-17 years Registration: Free. No registration.

May 21:  Homeschool Book and Curriculum Sale | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tyler, Texas  The annual TACHE Used Book Sale. Clear your shelves or fill your shelves with gently used curriculum and educational books. There are many good reasons to attend this book sale 1) research new and different curriculum 2) get your questions answered about home schooling in Tyler 3) add to your home library for all ages 4) support families: all proceeds go directly to the seller. Professional buyers discouraged.  Half priced sale Tuesday, May 22nd from 8:30-11:30 A.

May 23:  Gentle Yoga | 12 – 1 p.m. Tyler Public Library  The Library will be offering free gentle yoga classes in the Taylor Auditorium. For those who would like to participate in the class, signup sheets and health waivers are located at the Library’s information desk. Please note that this program is for adults only and each class size is limited to 35. It is recommended that participants bring their own yoga mat. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Tyler Public Library. For more information go to www.tylerlibrary.com, call (903)593-7323 (READ) or stop by at 201 S. College Ave. in downtown Tyler.

May 25:  Spring Thing Food “Ride” and Rally | Noon Downtown Tyler, Texas  Our 13th Annual Spring Thing benefiting the East Texas Food Bank will be all weekend long. Camp grounds, vendors, warm showers, bike games, kids games, music, and drinks Friday-Monday.  
Saturday is a community event downtown with music, games, bike/car show, and entertainment for everyone. There will be a drop off lane if you do not want to leave your vehicle. 12PM we will be having our “Food Ride”. Follow us and our sponsored company food trucks to the ETFB and then across Smith County to our Rally.  Camping elsewhere and can’t make it? All thru May we will be collecting food at our local sponsored drop off points. More details will be given under this event closer to time.  
East Texas Food Bank is a wonderful organization that feeds low income children, the disabled, and the elderly in our community. Help us fight hunger and feed hope right here in East Texas. Please come out and have a great time while supporting a great cause. Event and vendor info in picture. https://www.easttexasfoodbank.org/

May 26:  Fair on the Square | 8 a.m. Rusk, Texas  Arts & crafts, food, demonstrations, street dance and more!

May 30:  Gentle Yoga | 12 – 1 p.m. Tyler Public Library  The Library will be offering free gentle yoga classes in the Taylor Auditorium. For those who would like to participate in the class, signup sheets and health waivers are located at the Library’s information desk. Please note that this program is for adults only and each class size is limited to 35. It is recommended that participants bring their own yoga mat. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Tyler Public Library. For more information go to www.tylerlibrary.com, call (903)593-7323 (READ) or stop by at 201 S. College Ave. in downtown Tyler.

May 12: Race for the Cure | 7 a.m. Bergfeld Park, Tyler, Texas  20th Annual Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure. Register early as only the first 2000 participants are guaranteed a Race shirt.

May 19:  Stars & Scars Mud Run | 8 a.m.  Kilgore, Texas  Get ready for the muddiest, dirtiest, most intense fun of your life! On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Kilgore will be filled with hundreds of people competing to be the winner of the outdoor adventure – the 3rd Annual Stars & Scars Mud Run. The natural terrain at Rabbit Creek located on Post Oak Road is the perfect location for this muddy adventure featuring a 5K & 10K challenge. The run will include 10 or more obstacles through natural rough terrain. Be a part of the adventure as a Mudder Sponsor or Mudder Runner!!  For more information contact the Kilgore Chamber at 903.984.5022

May 19:  5K Run for Recovery | 8:15 a.m. Marshall, Texas  All proceeds will go to the Twelve Way Foundation and fund their mission to provide a safe, sober environment for men who have a sincere desire to change their lives through a relationship with Christ and a program of recovery that addresses alcohol and drug abuse.  Date and Time:  The Twelve Way Foundation 5K “Run For Recovery” will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 8:15 a.m.  Registration:  Registration is $25, and can be done online at www.sportspectrumusa.com , in person at Sportspectrum at 6970 Fern Ave. Shreveport LA, or at Twelve Way Foundation 3901 Elysian Fields Rd. Marshall TX. Race day registration will start at 7:00 a.m. at Telegraph Park in Marshall.  Race Location:  Start and Finish will be Telegraph Park (100 block of North Washington Street) in the courthouse square downtown Marshall TX  Race Description:  The course runs back and forth through the streets of downtown Marshall. Race participants will be supplied water during the race, and refreshments following the race.   Awards: Overall male and female and 1st Place Male & Female of each age group: 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+  Packet Pick Up:  Race packets can be picked up at Twelve Way Foundation beginning Thursday May 17th and Friday May 18th from 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. Packet Pick Up will also be available the day of the event.

Athens, Texas Farmers Market | 8 a.m. – Noon Saturdays beginning in May, at 212 N Palestine St, Athens, Texas.

Edom, Texas Grow It Forward Farm | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturdays at VZ County Road 4609, Edom, Texas. We are a small family farm located in Edom, Texas. Our goal is to bring our community & customers fresh, locally grown produce that is chemical free.

Jefferson Farmers Market | 8 a.m. – Noon  Every Saturday in downtown Jefferson in front of the First National Bank you can get fresh produce.  For more information you can call 903-665-2421. 

Lindale Farmers Market | 8:00 a.m.  This covered open-air venue provides farmers a place to showcase their seasonal and bountiful crops and allows the citizens of Lindale a place to purchase home-grown local produce, grass-fed beef and poultry, free range eggs, and homemade arts and crafts. Homemade breads, pies, jellies, jams are also sold at the market.

The Historic Longview Farmers Market | 7:30-11:30 a.m.  The Saturday Market is located at the corner of High and Cotton Streets, on the site of the former Kelly Plow Works.  The Historic Longview Farmers Market, a project of Preservation Longview, provides local residents and visitors the opportunity to buy locally grown produce directly from the farmers as well as other local farm and specialty products–no products in the market are purchased wholesale and resold.

Mineola Farmers Market | 8 – 11 a.m.  Saturdays at The Pavilion @ 101 Front Street (west of the train depot).

Nacogdoches Farmers Market | 8 a.m. – Noon  The Market is located at the old “hitch lot” in historic downtown Nacogdoches, at 107 Pearl Street.

Rose City Farmers Market | 8 a.m. – Noon Open Saturdays (beginning in April), at 236 South Broadway.We are Tyler’s truly local farmers market. Since our humble beginnings we have been a producer’s only market so you can rest assured everything on our tables was produced by the person selling it.  A family- and dog-friendly community gathering place, Rose City Farmers Market is THE place to be! Produce, herbs, wood oven breads, pastries and granola, jams, pickles, locally roasted coffee, cheese, artists and artisans, live music, and yoga on the terrace 8:30-9:30. 

Rusk County Farmers Market | 7 a.m. – Sold Out! Every Tuesday and Saturday. The farmers’ market is located next to the Henderson Activities Center parking lot on Fair Park and South High in Henderson, Texas.

Tyler Farmers Market | 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday beginning in May. Located at 4850 Old Bullard Rd in Tyler, Texas,  in the Broadway Square Mall parking lot on the Sears end of the mall. Established in 1983, Tyler Farmers Market is the go to place for homegrown fruits and vegetables.  If it’s grown in East Texas, you will find it from one of the local farmers at the Tyler Farmers Market.  Most farmers will sell you any size container. You may purchase small quantities or if you ask, most farmers will sell wholesale lots in larger quantities.  Regardless, you will meet a smiling face and some very resilient hard working farmers whom are dedicated to providing you the best that East Texas has to offer.

Winnsboro Farmers Market | 8:00 a.m. – Noon  April –  October 2017. Every Saturday Rain or Shine!  Downtown Winnsboro, Texas, on Market Street at Broadway (Hwy. 11).

Bullard Community Library | 211 W Main St, Bullard, TX

Story Time – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Grand Saline Library | 201 E. Pacifit, Grandsaline, TX 

Story Time – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (September to mid-December and February to mid-May)

Lillie Russell Memorial Library Lindale | 200 East Hubbard St., Lindale, TX

Story Time – Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Longview Public Library| 222 W. Cotton Street, Longview, TX

Babygarten Story Time – Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Children ages 0-2. Infant story time! We welcome parents to come with their babies and listen to songs, nursery rhymes, and stories geared toward their age. The children may not yet be of speaking or walking age, but physical interaction is extremely important in the early stages of child development. The infant story time also allows for parents to start off their child’s habits right by coming to the Library each week. Due to young attention spans, this story time will last about 15 minutes.

Tutoring Tuesdays – Tuesday from 3 – 5 p.m.
If your child, 5-13 years old, is struggling with their homework or understanding what they are doing in class, simply register them for Tutoring Tuesdays, and our qualified librarians will help!
Space is limited, so children must pre-register at the Children’s Desk prior to the tutoring session.
Due to time constraints, we will only be able to assist up to 10 students each Tuesday.
Please bring your child’s homework, along with any detailed instructions from their teacher(s).
We love our young patrons, and are very excited about this opportunity to assist in their learning and education! Sign up today!
If you would like to volunteer to help with Tutoring Tuesdays, please call Taylor Harding at (903) 237-1349 or e-mail her at [email protected]
If you have any questions, or would like to sign up for tutoring, please call the Children’s Desk at (903) 237-1345.

Early Learning Journeys Story Time – Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Suggested for children ages 3-5. Young children will enjoy singing along and interacting with Library staff while building their educational foundation! Story time opens with a time of singing beloved childhood songs and nursery rhymes, followed by a newly-published book being read aloud. Children will then enjoy activities and crafts geared towards helping them to imagine, create, and grow! This story time lasts about 30 minutes.

Discovery Kids Story Time – Wednesday at 4 p.m.
After a long day at school, Discovery Kids is a time for children of all ages at the Broughton Recreation Center to gather around and hear a newly-published, popular chapter book read aloud while enjoying a small after-school snack. Afterward, time is set aside for the children to share their various thoughts and ideas regarding the book. The time frame for the this story time is about 40 minutes.

LEGOs @ The Library – Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
A children’s book is read aloud, then children build their creations with a new theme each time while a movie is being played. Children of all ages are welcome to build! Larger Duplo bricks are provided for toddlers. At the end of each session, everyone’s creations are put in the Children’s Department’s display case until the next LEGOs @ the Library. Feel free to bring your friends and family by to show them what you built! This come-and-go event requires no registration, and you don’t even have to bring your own bricks. We have plenty to share, so just show up in the Children’s Department on Saturday morning! 

Mineola Memorial Library | 310 N. Pacific St., Mineola, TX

Playing to Grow – Monday 5-6 p.m. Ages Birth to 3 years.  Join Mrs. Pam for this time to play and discover how play helps with learning and reading readiness. Children birth to age 3 with their parent (s).

Playing to Grow – Tuesday 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Ages Birth to 3 years.  Join Mrs. Pam for this time to play and discover how play helps with learning and reading readiness. Children birth to age 3 with their parent (s).

After School Programs – Tuesday 4 – 4:30 p.m. Two programs for children.  One program is for those children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.  The other program is for children in Middle and High School (6th grade and up). Both programs have different activities weekly. Parents must remain on premises or make arrangements for their child’s supervision.  When the programs are over, an adult must be available to pick up the child; or, if there is a problem in the program, an adult must be available to help address the issue.

Toddler Story Time – Wednesday 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Ages 18 months to 3 years.

Preschool Story Time – Wednesday 11:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Nacogdoches Public Library | 1112 North St., Nacogdoches, TX

Story Time – Wednesday 10 a.m. Ages: 12 years and younger. Introduce your child to the richness of literature through stories, songs, crafts and activities. Story time helps instill a lifelong love of reading, and it is informative and engaging for parents as well.
Reading Buddies – Wednesday 4 – 5 p.m. Children in grades 1-12. Volunteers and library staff are available to help your children practice their reading aloud skills. Buddies sit with the parent/caregiver and the child to help the child with pronunciation and comprehension. 

STEAM 4 Kids: Lights! Camera! Action! – Thursday 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. STEAM 4 Kids will be devoted to the art of filmmaking. We will investigate types of cameras, types of videos, enhancing videos through lighting and sound, and how to edit and share our videos. Each program will have a different lesson so children can participate as they are able. Registration: Free. Please register by the day before the event.

Rusk County Library System Central Library | 106 East Main St., Henderson, TX

Story Time – Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Tyler Public Library | 201 South College Avenue, Tyler, TX.  

Teen Tuesdays – Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. For middle school and high school students.

Lap & Play Time – Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. For babies up to 18 months.

Toddlers Explore – Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.  For toddlers ages 18 to 36 months.

Read Aloud Crowd – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For children ages 3 to 6.

Upshur County Library | 702 W. Tyler St., Gilmer, TX

Story Time – Thursdays 10 a.m and 4:15 p.m.

Whitehouse Community Library | 107 Bascom Rd., Whitehouse, TX

Story Time – Mondays at 10:30 a.m.

 

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