Celebrate Diez y Seis de Septiembre – Monday, September 16. There are three Diez y Seis celebrations happening on Monday, all FREE and open to the public:
- Texas State Capitol - Monday at noon. Join State Senator Kirk Watson and State Representative Eddie Rodriguez in celebrating Diez y Seis de Septiembre and México’s War of Independence at the Texas Capitol Rotunda. Grito by Cónsul General de México Rosalba Ojeda; Invocation by Father Bill Wack, St. Ignatius Martyr Parish. Performances by Mariachi El Romance, Conjunto Los Pinkys, Danza Azteca Guadalupana and Austin High’s Ballet Folklórico. Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin.
- ACC Riverside Campus – Monday at noon. The Honorable Gonzalo Barrientos and ACC invite you to celebrate Diez y Seis the Septiembre. Learn the meaning of el Diez y Seis from historians. Sample tasty traditional dishes. Enjoy the rhythmic steps of Roy Lozano’s Ballet Folklórico, plus musical entertainment from Johnny Degollado y su Conjunto, and Boca Abajo. ACC Riverside Campus, 1020 Grove Boulevard, Austin.
- Diez y Seis de Septiembre Neighborhood Fiesta – Monday, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Parque Zaragoza will be hosting a FREE Diez y Seis de Septiembre Neighborhood Fiesta. There will be live entertainment in addition to tortilla, salsa and pinata making, a jumpy castle, loteria, fun games, prizes, snacks and crafts. 512-472-7142. Parque Zaragoza, 2608 Gonzales St, Austin.
Rockin Crafts Grade K-5- Monday, September 16 at 4:30pm- 5:15pm. Elementary students, come explore a new fun craft project every week. Sessions will last 30-45 minutes. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.
Storytime at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Monday, September 16 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.
(Pflugerville) Petting Zoo Playgroup- Monday, September 16 at 10 and 11am. Each session lasts for one hour and includes: and interactive storytime, 15-20 minutes of holding and petting the animals, craft or activity and possible balloons and bubbles. Cost: $10 per child. Must register. Toy Time, 101-B Pecan Street W., Pflugerville.
Literature Live! Presents Jack and the Beanstalk- Tuesday, September 17 at 10:30am. When hungry young Jack trades his family’s cow for a peddler’s beans, his life takes a magical turn! For ages 4 and up. FREE!! Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road.
(Bee Cave) Discovery! Lego Open Play- Tuesday, September 17 from 4:30- 5:30pm. The Discovery hands on program explores all sorts of different topics, including science, literature, and much more! Come join us for the Ultimate Lego Building Experience! Recommended for all ages. FREE!! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.
Music with Mr. Will at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – Tuesday, September 17 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.
(Round Rock) Interactive Storytime- Tuesday, September 17 from 1:45- 2:15pm. Each week we read a couple fun books, sing songs, play with instruments and have a great time! Join us every Tuesday at 1:45pm for this great story time! This group is perfect for children 18 months and older. FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.
Tech Tots: Pets- (Class is full for this week but registration is open for next week!) Tuesday, September 17 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 remain present. FREE!! The Microsoft Store at the Domain, 3309 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 104, Austin.
Lego Lab- Tuesday, September 17 at 11:15am and 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!! Faulk Central Library, 800 Guadalupe Street.
Armstrong Community School Storytime- Tuesday, September 17 at 10:30am. Come sing songs with Walter Tragert, one of the talented Early Childhood Development faculty members from the Armstrong Community School. Mr. Walter will engage your child with music and movement, plus he’ll read some stories for you too! This session is perfect for kids up to 6 years old. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Literature Live! Presents Jack and the Beanstalk- Wednesday, September 18 at 10:15am and 3:30pm. When hungry young Jack trades his family’s cow for a peddler’s beans, his life takes a magical turn! For ages 4 and up. FREE!! The 10:15 performance is at the Ruiz Branch Public Library, 1600 Grove Blvd., and the 3:30 performance is at the Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Road.
Creative Drama Class- Wednesday, September 18 from 10-11am. Let’s Imagine! Come and use your imagination with Miss Leta (from ZACH Theater) in a fun filled creative drama theatre class for ages 3-5. We will read stories and have fun on adventures that only our imaginations can create. FREE!! Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane.
(Round Rock) Baby Play Group- Wednesday, September 18 from 3:30- 4:15pm. We sing songs, play with a parachute and let babies have lots of interactive, social, free-play time. This group is perfect for non-walkers. FREE!! Baby Earth, 106 East Old Settlers Boulevard, Round Rock.
Tiny Tails Petting Zoo Storytime- Wednesday, September 18 at 10:30am. If you’re a fan of chinchillas, bunnies, ducklings, guinea pigs, chickens AND stories then you’re in luck! Tiny Tails to You (www.tinytailstoyou.com) will be reading stories and introducing some of the cutest, softest, most adorable little creatures in Austin! What a wonderful way to make new friends. FREE!! BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Barnes and Noble Storytime- Wednesday, September 18 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.
Yoga in the Park – Wednesday, September 18, 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.
Family Movie Night: The Witches- Thursday, September 19 at 6:00pm.A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse. FREE!! Manchaca Road Branch Public Library, 5500 Manchaca Road.
Unplugged at the Grove – Thursday, September 19 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, Cahrlie and Will Sexton will perform. Shady Grove, 1624 Barton Springs Rd.
(Round Rock) Learn to Talk Like a Pirate- Thursday, September 19 at 4:00pm. It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! For those of you secretly wishing the library staff could help with your International Talk Like a Pirate Day festivities, you’re welcome to join us for an exploration of pirate communication. Learn the meaning and origin of fascinating pirate phrases! Practice your piratical pronunciation and inflection! Learn interesting pirate facts that will make you happy you are only pretending to be a pirate! The show is best enjoyed by tweens and teens, but welcomes would-be pirates of all ages. FREE!! Round Rock Public Library, 216 E. Main Street, Round Rock.
All Ages Storytime- Thursday, September 19 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!! Little Walnut Creek Public Library, 835 W. Rundberg Lane.
Talk Like a Pirate at Toy Joy – Thursday, September 19 from 3 – 7 p.m. Visit Toy Joy for pirate-themed music, shenanigans and free booty! Set your sails to adventure, and feel free to wear your pirate attire. There will be a pirate costume contest (you must visit Toy Joy between 2 and 8 p.m. to be eligible). Toy Joy, 403 W. 2nd Street, Austin.
Explorers Club at Cedar Park Library: Crafty Kids- Thursday, September 19 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.
Mama Singer Songwriter Series – Thursday, September 19, from 10:30 – 12:30 a.m. Shelley King will perform a free concert for families, next to the giant playground at Central Market North. Come out for music, prizes, and good times. Central Market, 4001 North Lamar, Austin.
Preschool Storytime- Friday, September 20 at 11:00am. Storytime for preschoolers and their parents featuring stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, and crafts or other extension activities. Recommended for children ages 3 to 5. FREE!! North Village Branch Public Library, 2505 Steck Ave.
(Bee Cave) Friday Family Films: Aladdin- Friday, September 20 at 4pm. Join us at Laura’s Library on the third Fridays of the month to watch family-friendly movies. FREE!! Laura’s Library, 9411 Bee Cave Road.
Singalong with Staci Gray- Friday, September 20 from 10:30- 11:00am. Staci Gray is an Austin-based children’s performer who has mesmerized children all over town. She performs monthly shows at the Austin Children’s Museum, BookPeople, Toybrary Austin, and more! Her original music gets children to sing, dance and be just plain silly! Cost: $3 per child. There will also be face painting by Woo Who. Toybrary Austin, 7817 Rockwood Lane.
Tech Tots: Pets- (Class is full for this week but registration is open for next week!) Friday, September 20 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 remain present. FREE!! The Microsoft Store at the Domain, 3309 Esperanza Crossing, Suite 104, Austin.
Storytime Art: On the Farm- Friday, September 20 from 10:45-11:45.We’ll read and sing about the animals on a farm in this fun Storytime! Kiddos will get to choose from a selection of farm animal pottery pieces to paint. Recommended for ages 3-6. Cost: $12. Art Garage, 11190 Circle Drive, Austin.