Our spring programs run from January 1 – May 31, 2019.

Schedule

Adult Book Clubs

Join one of our lively book discussion groups and share your love of reading with others! (Adult)

Adult Classes

The library offers a variety of classes to improve language skills, connect with other Fort Worth residents or study for the GED. (Adults)

Center for Texas Studies at TCU: Community History Workshops

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)

Cliburn in the Community

The library and the Cliburn host a free performance by 2017 Cliburn Competition semifinalist and Jury Discretionary Award winner Leonardo Pierdomenico. (All Ages)

Computer Literacy Classes

Learn the fundamentals of email, Web surfing, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (Adult)

EV3 Robotics

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. Registration Required. (Ages 10 - 17)

Early Childhood Matters

It’s no secret that active parents have a huge impact on a child’s readiness to succeed in school. But what can a parent do to help their child succeed? Discover techniques to boost your child’s future success in school and beyond. (Families)

El Día de los niños / El día de los libros

This annual event is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families and reading that culminates on April 30. It emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds and celebrates of the joys and wonders of childhood while bringing literacy in the lives of families. Contact your neighborhood library to learn more! (Families)

Emotional Literacy and Hip Hop

Investigate feelings through music, words, movement and internal observation. Explore bullying, social responsibility, personal power, peer pressure and self-esteem while mov’n and groov’n. (Ages 6 - 17)

Family Movie Fun

Families are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy a free feature length movie. Adults must be accompanied by a child. (Families)

Fast Track to Reading Story Time

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)

Fort Worth Genealogical Society Lectures

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)

Genealogy Beginner Workshops

The Fort Worth Genealogical Society will teach you to research family histories like a professional. (Adult)

Genealogy Computer Users Group

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)

Halau Ho’ola Ka Mana O Hawai’i: A Polynesian Celebration

Celebrate May’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by learning about Polynesia through Tahitian and Hula dancing. Audience members will learn how Polynesians contribute to the world’s economic pool. (Families)

Homeschool Activity Days at the Library

Designed for families, these programs include book discussions, presentations, crafts and games. (Families)

It’s Cinco de Mayo: Honoring Mexican History & Culture

Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) is a national holiday in Mexico. On that date in 1862, Mexican troops defeated the invading French forces in a battle at Puebla, Mexico. This holiday is a festive celebration of the heritage of Mexican Americans. Join in the fun and festivities! (Families)

Locked in the Library: Raiders of the Lost Locker

In the 1950s, students used lockboxes for lockers and traveled to classes with them. A local high school in Cincinnati, Ohio found this unopened locker that appears to be at least 60 years old, and they have sent it to us to see if we can help them figure out to whom it belongs. Are you ready for an adventure? (Families, Teens)

Locked in the Library: Zany Zoo

Help! The zoo was broken into last night and the robbers captured the animals and locked them inside a box! We will need to solve all the puzzles to help unlock the box to free the animals and get them safely back to the zoo. Can you solve all the puzzles in time? Good luck! (Ages 6 - 12)

May the 4th Be With You on Free Comic Book Day

In 2019, Star Wars Day and Free Comic Book Day collide on one epic day! Discover the power of the force when you visit your local library to celebrate reading, comic books, and the stories of one of the most popular sagas of all time! (Ages 6 - 17)

Meditation Workshop

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, natural yet powerful meditation system which through regular practice engenders a profound inner transformation that leads to peace, balance and well-being. (Adults)

Preschool STEAM Story Time

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)

Screen Free Week: Tech-Free Family Game Night

From April 29 - May 5, rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring and connecting with family and friends! (Families)

Shake, Rattle and Read!

Special story time series for lively children. If your child has always wanted to be loud in the library, then this is the right place. Explore sounds, movements, stories and rhymes – no shushing aloud! (Ages 2 – 5)

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – (Therapy Dogs International)

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)

The Day of the Villain

What better way to celebrate National Superhero Day, April 28, than by creating your own original superhero and saving the day using nothing but pure imagination! (Ages 6 - 17)

Toddler Sign and Speak

This highly interactive series is full of fun learning for toddlers and caregivers. Learn American Sign Language while singing and dancing and bringing stories alive! (Birth to 5 and Caregivers)

ZooMeez

This exciting children’s music and movement program features awesome animal-themed rock-n-roll songs and fun-filled dances designed in line with State Standards for Physical Education (PreK - 1st grade). Created to fight the trend in childhood obesity, ZooMeez instructors lead children and engage parents through a program of super-fun dances, action-packed challenges, and entertaining animal trivia. (Birth - 12)

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The Fort Worth Library's mission is to welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and recreational materials, and their pursuit of learning and information.