Worth Reading (#wr365) aims to get everyone in Fort Worth reading, learning and having fun – all year long.
A partnership between the library and other community organizations, Worth Reading expands and enhances the traditional summer reading program, offering activities and programs at locations throughout the Metroplex.
The program is divided into four-month chapters, each with its own activities and prizes. The current chapter runs Jan. 1 – Apr. 30, 2018.
Activity Cards to be available only during the summer chapter. In an effort to emphasize the importance of reading and learning during the summer months, we will offer the 15-square activity cards only during the Summer Chapter of Worth Reading. Please know that we will continue to provide quality story times, programs, activities, classes, and workshops throughout the year, but will focus our participation campaign on the summer months.
Join one of our lively book discussion groups and share your love of reading with others! (Adult)
The library offers a variety of classes to improve language skills, connect with other Fort Worth residents or study for the GED. (Adults)
Graphic novels are exploding in popularity and for good reason! Graphic novels are great for reluctant readers and kids just learning to read. They can also positively impact children’s visual literacy skills, which are more important than ever in the digital age. Participants will look at examples of graphic novels and learn how to create their own! (Ages 6 - 12)
The Fort Worth Genealogical Society will teach you to research family histories like a professional. (Adult)
Join us for a series of hands-on public workshops designed to increase the community’s historical awareness and teach participants that every person can contribute to preserving the history and culture of North Texas. (Adult)
Learn the fundamentals of email, Web surfing, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (Adult)
Discover the thrill of building a robot and bringing it to life. Following step-by-step instructions, you can create robots that use motors as well as color, gyro, ultrasonic and touch sensors to complete a variety of tasks. (Ages 10 - 17)
Tarrant County has a rich and significant history and this exhibit provides an overview of the early history of the county developed by members of the Tarrant County Historical Commission through a grant from the Fash Foundation. The goal of the exhibit is to encourage efforts to preserve that heritage.
One of the greatest historical resources in a city is its newspaper. The papers of a journalist provide insight into how the news is communicated, as well as the response of the public to what is printed in the paper. This exhibit documents the transformation of Jim Jones as a journalist — from student to columnist to special contributor. Jones wrote for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram from 1957 - 2015. His archives collection illustrates the adage, 'everything old is new again,' as many of his articles cover the same societal issues that make headlines today.
This FREE five week program promotes a love of reading and family quality time while enhancing reading comprehension and early learning skills. (Families)
Families are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy a free feature length movie. Adults must be accompanied by a child. (Families)
Take the driver’s seat in this special story time dedicated to reading and racing! Meet us in the Speedway Charities’ Fast Track to Reading area for stories that celebrate sportsmanship, perseverance, technology and teamwork. (Birth - 5)
This series of educational and enjoyable lectures about genealogy and history is for beginning and experienced researchers for the purpose of promoting interest in exploring family histories. (Adult)
Explore paintings, drawings and sculptures created by FWISD students from elementary to high school. (All Ages)
Through hands-on instruction, the Fort Worth Genealogical Society will teach you how to conduct effective family research with the aid of information technologies and the Internet. (Adult)
The Girls Who Code curriculum is designed for students with a wide range of computer science experience. There will be activities for girls with zero computer science experience all the way up to activities that introduce college-level concepts. (Ages 11 - 17 - Class is full for Spring)
Designed for families, these programs include book discussions, presentations, crafts and games. (Families)
Welcome dinosaurs to the library and discover if they are like you. Listen to books from Jane Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs series and learn how dinosaurs express their emotions and make good choices. Families will enjoy interactive read alouds, songs, crafts and a special visitor. (Ages Birth - 5)
Dance is ever-evolving from the Charleston to the Dap. Audience members will experience dance from its humble beginnings to modern day moves and connect the dots on the evolution of dance. Join in the fun as we explore the root of the downbeat, how dance connects us, and practice a choreographed dance. (Ages 6 - 17)
Did you know you have an impact on your environment? Join us for this special story time where we meet Max the little monster who learns to reduce, reuse and recycle! We will also explore how choices we make affect our environmental health through activities and games.
Join us for the City of Fort Worth Human Relations Commission's quarterly film series to raise awareness of human rights issues. (Adult)
Join us for a STEAM story time that playfully introduces and explores concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Audiences will enjoy a wide variety of books and hands-on experiences that engage children’s natural curiosity and support their success in school. (Ages 3 - 5)
Original works and prints from local artists Ken Carter and John Johnson explore different colors and mediums that shaped African-American culture.
Join us for a STEAM story time that playfully introduces and explores concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Audiences will enjoy a wide variety of books and hands-on experiences that engage children’s natural curiosity and support their success in school. (Ages 6 -12)
Pliers, and power drills, and hammers, oh my! Grab a hard hat and your safety goggles because this program is all about hands-on learning. We’ll provide REAL tools and equipment that participants can use to construct a simple project or more advanced creations. (Families)
Children are invited to read one-on-one to trained therapy dogs for 10 minutes at a time. This program is designed for children who might have difficulty reading, a speech impediment or just need practice reading aloud. (For readers ages 6 - 16)
Thousands of men and women from North Texas traveled to the far corners of the globe to serve their country during WWII. Learn some of these stories of our citizen soldiers while viewing the rare and unique artifacts that accompanied them as they fought for freedom in Europe against the Nazis and in the Pacific against the Japanese. (All Ages)
Celebrating Black History Month, this exhibit illustrates how far African-American people have come in America.
What could be more fun than getting in shape while having a dance party? Beginners are welcome; no dancing skills required! (Ages 13 and up)
Now kids have a chance to be active and jam out to their favorite music with these kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. Dominique Lopez, a licensed Zumba® Kids instructor, breaks down the steps, and adds games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. (Ages 6 - 11)
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