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Worth Reading

Worth Reading (#wr365) aims to get everyone in Fort Worth reading, learning and having fun – all year long.

A partnership between the library, Fort Worth ISD 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 May 1 – August 31, 2015.

 

How to Participate

  • Pick up an Activity Card at any partner location – including all Fort Worth libraries – or download a copy.
  • Each time you complete one or more activities, have your card stamped at any partner location. 
  • The first time you complete at least five different activities, take your Card to a partner location to receive a Certificate of Completion and an incentive, for example a voucher for admission to the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Participants may submit only one Card per day.
  • Each completed Card (five activities) serves as an entry in the grand-prize drawing, so continue submitting completed Cards at any partner location.

Upcoming Events

3rd Thursday Jazz Series

3rd Thursday Jazz Series

Take a musical journey from the early 20th-century roots of jazz to the diverse sounds of today. The series features a dynamic lineup of local and internationally touring artists. (All Ages)

Adult Book Clubs

Adult Book Clubs

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

Anime Movies

Anime Movies

Do you enjoy an action-packed story or cutting-edge animation? This program features the entire animated series of some of your favorite characters, and is sure to satisfy your entertainment needs. (Ages 13 - 17)

Art Makers

Art Makers

Come experience art in a makerspace environment at the Library. Designed to stimulate expression, innovation and new thoughts, makerspace participants experiment in a social setting. Teens share with others through hands-on applications and trial and error. Join local recycled artist VET and select from traditional and unusual materials to create your own art. (Ages 13 - 17)

Author Round-Up

Author Round-Up

Celebrate the diversity of local authors who have published books for children and teens on a variety of literary themes. Chat with your favorites, get their autographs and learn what inspires them. (All ages)

Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop Series

Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop Series

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

Block Parties

Block Parties

Come play with blocks in ways that develop science, technology, engineering and math skills. Learners will be exposed to basic concepts in architecture, gravity, and balance, while learning shapes and numbers. Collaborative activities provide an environment for experimenting and developing critical thinking skills. (No children over 6; all children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Computer Literacy Classes

Computer Literacy Classes

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

Creative Expressions -- Youth

Creative Expressions -- Youth

This craft program offers kids an outlet for self-expression. It’s all about creativity and working in a no-pressure environment. Attend the full two hours or make one craft and hang out…it’s up to you. (Ages 8 - 12)

Dream Interpretation … What Does It Mean?

Dream Interpretation … What Does It Mean?

Would you like to know what your dreams really mean? We’ll teach you how to analyze the symbolism and keep a dream journal. Come prepared with a recent dream to find out what your subconscious is trying to tell you. (Ages 13 - 17)

Family Movie Fun

Family Movie Fun

Families are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy a free feature length movie. Adults must be accompanied by a child. (Ages 5 and up)

Fort Worth Genealogical Society Lectures

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 Computer Users Group

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)

Hazel Vaughn Leigh: Where the Boys Were Exhibit

Hazel Vaughn Leigh: Where the Boys Were Exhibit

Photographs, documents, and artifacts illustrate the history of Hazel Vaughn Leigh’s work with the Fort Worth Boys’ Club. (All Ages)

Homeschool Activity Days at the Library

Homeschool Activity Days at the Library

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

International Geocaching Day

International Geocaching Day

Take your family on a real-life treasure hunt using satellite images, maps and GPS!  (Familes)

Minecraft 360

Minecraft 360

Step into virtual reality with the gaming phenomenon Minecraft. By creating interactive, virtual environments participants will explore, build and conquer their new world either alone or with friends. New features designed specifically for Xbox 360 make this a whole new way to play Minecraft. (Ages 13 - 17)

Prime Time Family Reading

Prime Time Family Reading

With the help of a trained instructor, children and their adult caregivers meet weekly to read and discuss award-winning children’s books. The program encourages critical thinking and helps children understand the connections between stories and real-life situations. Taught in English and Spanish. Registration Required. (Ages 6 - 10)

READy Made

READy Made

Express your creativity by using a variety of recycled supplies to make something new and original. Continue your artistic journey with library books full of ideas. Participants learn the importance of environmental responsibility.

Robotics.

Robotics.

LEGO® has gone high-tech with the introduction of  Mindstorms EV3. You’ll put your problem-solving skills to work as you build motorized LEGO robots. Then program them to do all kinds of tasks using basic  technology and engineering skills. Registration Required. (Ages 13 – 18)

Shake, Rattle and Read

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)

Stories and Stars

Stories and Stars

Travel with your imagination at the Museum’s Noble Planetarium. This story time introduces the scientific concepts of weather, moon and stars in a child-friendly presentation. Limited seating available. Intended for pre-school children and their families.

Storytelling with Melody Bell

Storytelling with Melody Bell

Enjoy a fun-filled hour of folktales and activities with Melody Bell. Participants will present stories that motivate and inspire using instruments, songs, costumes and props. Activities will reinforce
students’ abilities to listen, analyze stories, and draw their own conclusions. (Youth)

Teen Time at the Fort Worth Library!

Teen Time at the Fort Worth Library!

What is there for teens to do in Fort Worth? Come to Teen Time to hang out, unwind, play games, read or have a great time with friends! (Ages 13 - 17)

Whirled on a String – The Science of Spin

Whirled on a String – The Science of Spin

Champion spinner Val Oliver demonstrates the spinning arts of yo-yo, spin top and diabolo in a high energy, entertaining show. Participants will learn how to get started in the spinning arts and appropriate drills to enhance specific techniques. (Ages 13 -17)

Workplace Spanish for Beginners

Workplace Spanish for Beginners

No entiende? No problema! Learn basic Spanish-language skills to help you communicate in the workplace. This class is specifically designed for adults with little-to-no Spanish speaking ability and covers basic grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, commonly used verbs and everyday concepts. (Adult)

ZUMBA

ZUMBA

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)

Become a Partner

Learn more about our partners and how your organization can be a part of Worth Reading.

Program Documents

Programs by Location

Partner Locations

You can pick up your Activity Cards at these locations.

You can pick up and return your Activity Cards at these locations.

Prize Drawings

Check out the monthly & grand prize winners.


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