Weekday Events: September 9-13, 2013

Monday

Lego Lab- Monday, September 9 at 3:30pm. With Legos, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Lab to hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with Legos provided by the Library! Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE!! Howson Branch Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd.

Music Class with Mr. Will- Monday, September 9 from 10am- 10:45am. Mr. Will is back with his popular music class for kids! Recommended for Kids age under 8! FREE!! Whole Foods, 12601 Hill Country Blvd.,Bee Cave.

Literature Live! Presents Jack and the Beanstalk- Monday, September 9 at 3:30pm. When hungry young Jack trades his family’s cow for a peddler’s beans, his life takes a magical turn! Watch the trailer for Jack and the Beanstalk, and then join us for this not-so-traditional puppet show! FREE!! For ages 4 and up. Spicewood Springs Branch Library, 8637 Spicewood Springs Road.

Pre-School Storytime- Monday, September 9 at 12:30pm.Come to storytime weekly with your preschoolers (ages 3-5) and enjoy songs, fingerplays, books, and crafts led by Ms. Mary Beth.FREE!!  Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road, Austin.

Storytime at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Monday, September 9 at 11am. Ms. Sandy will captivate your child with a variety of stories and related crafts. FREE! Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, The Village at West Lake (360 and Bee Caves Rd), 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480, Austin.

(Round Rock) Puppet Show- Monday, September 9 at 7pm. It’s puppet show week at the Round Rock Public Library! Bring the kids, best for ages 2 and up, to see Little Red Riding Hood and her Basket of Goodies. FREE!! If you can’t make it on Monday, check the calendar because there are seven shows throughout the week. Round Rock Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.

Tuesday

Family Movie Night- Tuesday, September 10 at 6:30pm. Bring the kids to the library to Watch Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian for FREE!!Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S. Fifth Street.

Tech Tots: Mystery- Tuesday, September 10 from 10:30- 11:30am. Registration opens one week in advance. During TechTots we will have digital story time, hands-on technology learning with TechMouse, and a snack time for children ages two to five years old. Parent or caregiver must remail present.  FREE!! The Microsoft Store at the Domain, 3309 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 104, Austin.

Music with Mr. Will at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Tuesday, September 10 at 11:30am. Rock out with local children’s singer, “Mr. Will” Dupuy. FREE!! Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, The Village at West Lake (360 and Bee Caves Rd), 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480, Austin.

Explore Music Class- Tuesday, September 10 from 9:30- 10:00am (0-12months or non-walkers) and 10:15 – 10:45am (1-4years or walkers). Designed to provide children with unique musical experiences, this class will incorporate group play and interaction, pre-K skills (sharing, following simple directions, attending-to-task, etc.) and dancing/movement to work on gross/fine motor skills.While music is highly motivating, it can also have a calming and relaxing effect. The cost will be $5/child payable directly to the instructor, Rachel See. Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.

Ms. Staci Storytime- Tuesday, September 10 at 10:30am. Ms. Staci is back in the store this morning to read some of her favorite stories and to sing some of your favorite songs. Kids, don’t forget your dancing shoes today! You’re going to want to dance to some great tunes.  FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Lego Lab- Tuesday, September 10 at 4pm. With Legos, you can build anything you can imagine and tell any story you can dream up. Come to the Lego Lab to hear, see, make, and create different stories, all while building with Legos provided by the Library! Recommended for ages 5 and up. FREE!! Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N. Pleasant Valley.

Wednesday

Brilliant Scientists Class- Wednesday, September 11  from 6-7pm. Mr. Ardee, our local mad scientist, will fascinate your children with classic and new science experiments! Ages 5 yrs+. Registration required. Cost: $6 per class or $20 for 4 classes. Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, The Village at West Lake (360 and Bee Caves Rd), 701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy Suite D-480, Austin.

All Ages Storytime- Wednesday, September 11 at 10:15am. Storytime for children aged 5 and under and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts or other extension activities. FREE!! Ruiz Branch Library, 1600 Grove Blvd.

Car Seat Installation- Wednesday, September 11 from 10am- 1pm. Texans In Motion will be on-hand to inspect your car seat and give you best practices for keeping little ones safe. Please contact the store at 512-600-7050 to sign up for an appointment.  FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.
AdvertisementYoga in the Park – Wednesday, September 11, from noon – 1 p.m. A certified instructor from Yoga Yoga will lead this FREE class. The class is appropriate for all ages and skill levels. Bring a water bottle and mat and wear clothing you can move in. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, Austin.

Bruce’s Bilingual Storytime- Wednesday, September 11 at 10:30am. Nos Encanta Leer con Bruce. We Love to Read with Bruce. What’s even better than reading stories in English? Reading stories in English AND Spanish! So come on down this morning and read Jorge el Curioso AND Curious George with our brilliantly bilingual bookseller Bruce! FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Baby Sign Language Class – Wednesday, September 11 at 10am. FREE demo class with The Signing Connection. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane.

Barnes and Noble Storytime- Wednesday, September 11 at 11:00am. All ages. FREE!! Barnes and Noble, La Frontera Village, 2701 Parker Road Bldg A Suite 700, Round Rock; 10000 Research Blvd #158; Lakeline Crossing, 14010 US Hwy. 183; Sunset Valley Village, 5601 Brodie Lane Suite 300.

Thursday

Literature Live! Presents Jack and the Beanstalk- Thursday, September 12 at 3:30pm. When hungry young Jack trades his family’s cow for a peddler’s beans, his life takes a magical turn! Watch the trailer for Jack and the Beanstalk, and then join us for this not-so-traditional puppet show! FREE!! For ages 4 and up. Pleasant Hill Branch Library, 211 East William Cannon.

Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, September 12 at 8pm. FREE!! Join KGSR every Thursday for 24 consecutive weeks at Shady Grove on Barton Springs Road for one of Austin’s longest running free concert series. There’s still no cover charge, $3 Ziegenbock Drafts, and the best music, food, and fun you’ll experience under the clear, warm skies of Austin, Texas! Additional parking is available at the Bicycle Sports Shop right down the street at 517 S. Lamar Blvd. This week, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights will perform. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.

Lego Mini Model Build- Thursday, September 12 from 5:00pm- 7:00pm. Kids are invited to the LEGO Store to learn how to build a LEGO Castle Turret and take it home for FREE! Event is open to children ages 6-14 only. Quantities are limited. Offer is good while supplies last. Barton Creek Square Mall, 2901 Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin.

Craft Time- Thursday, September 12  (0- 18 months from 3:30- 4:15pm and 18 months and up from 4:30- 5:15pm). We will read a fun book, sing songs, create an awesome craft and have a GREAT time! This group is perfect for children 18 months and younger. FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.

Explorers Club at Cedar Park Library: Crafty Kids- Thursday, September 12 from 3:30- 4:00pm. Each Thursday, kids in grades K-5 meet at 3:30 to explore a set of rotating monthly programs. FREE!! Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd.

(Pflugerville) Play 2 Learn Storytime- Thursday, September 12 at 11am. This story time will include 1-2 stories with a few sign language signs to go with them, plus a craft that goes along with the story as a take away. It will be perfect for 2-5 yr olds, but of course all are welcome! FREE!! Toy Time, 101 B Pecan Street West, Pflugerville.

(Round Rock) Music Together Music Forever Sample Class- Thursday, September 12 from 10:30am- 11:30am. Join us for a free sample class with lots of singing and stomping and moving and music-making! Free with regular admission. Safari Champ, 1400 East Old Settlers Blvd ,# 200, Round Rock.

Movies in the Park: Rocky- Thursday, September 12 at 7pm. Movies in the Park is a series of free films brought to you by theAustin Parks Foundation and the Alamo Drafthouse. Each year, APF and the Drafthouse bring you totally FREE movies right in downtown Austin at Republic Square Park. Austin residents and visitors bring their blanket or lawn chairs (and often a picnic dinner!) for a fun and relaxing evening under the beautiful Austin night sky.  Dogs, picnics, and lawn chairs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass and styrofoam are not permitted in the park. We do provide recycling bins, but ask that you help us out by packing out all of your own trash. Smoking is also prohibitted in the park, per city law. Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe.

Friday

Toddler Storytime- Friday, September 13 at 10:15am. A storytime program designed for toddlers and their parents, featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, and games.  Recommended for children aged 18 months to 3 years. FREE!! North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck Blvd.

Baby Play Group- Friday, September 13 from 3:30-4:30pm. We sing songs, play with a parachute and let babies have lots of interactive, social, free-play time. This group is perfect for little non-walkers.FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.

Storytime Art: Monkeys- Friday, September 13 from 10:45-11:45.Let’s read and sing all about monkeys! We have some adorable monkey books and a very cute monkey figurine for you to paint! Recommended for ages 3-6. Cost: $12. Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Austin.

 

Wooldridge Square Reopening Celebration – Friday, September 13, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Join the Downtown Austin Alliance and partners for FREE fun including family activities, live music, food vendors, and a special performance by Dale Watson on Friday. The celebration will continue on Saturday. Wooldridge Square, 900 Guadalupe, Austin.

Home School Day at Pioneer Farms – Friday, September 13, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Activities will include historical demonstrations, reenactments at our historical sites and fun and games for kids of all ages. Special, one-day price of $3 a person. Open to the public as well as home-school families. Reservations are not required. Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive.

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