The Tyler Public Library will host many exciting events this month. The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College Ave., Tyler, TX 75702. Most events are free. The Library is open Monday-Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1-5pm. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to tylerlibrary.com.
All storytimes will be in Taylor Auditorium.
- Leeme un Cuento/Read to Me Storytime (children 3-6 years old), Mondays at 10:30am
- Lap & Play Time (babies up to 18 months) features stories, songs, and playtime with developmental toys at 9:30am every Wednesday
- Toddler Explore Storytime (children under age 3) is on Wednesdays at 10:30am
- Read Aloud Crowd Storytime (children 3-6 years old), Thursdays at 10:30am
January 6th (2-4pm) – LEGO® Block Party – Children ages 3 & up, bring your imagination for an afternoon of building and playing! LEGO® and Duplo Blocks are provided.
January 13th & 27th (2-4pm) – Makerspace – This continuing STEAM education for children and teens will feature these January activities: January 13th – Paper Airplanes Design and Fly, and January 27th – Hour of Code for Grades 2 – 5.
This will be held in the Library Treehouse.
January 20th (10:30am) – Family Movie Matinee – Families are invited to watch a fun feature length film in the library’s auditorium. Movie title, rating, and runtime is available at TylerLibrary.com. Pillows, blankets, and carpet friendly snacks are welcome.
January 11th (5:30-6:30pm) – DIY Personal Planner Program – Please bring your own notebook or binder. Inserts for two months and decorations will be provided. Ready-made planners are available for a $5 donation. Registration is required at www.TylerLibrary.com.
Every Tuesday (4:30-5:30pm) – Teen Tuesdays – If you are in Middle School or High School you’re in! The Library will have games, activities, and fun just for Teens. Earn volunteer hours completing special projects. Descriptions for weekly activities can be found at library.cityoftyler.org/Programs/Teens.
January 18th (5pm) – Reel Talk – This event is like a book-club, but for movies! Free to attend.
January 10th (12 noon) – Great Decisions – This month, the topic is the waning of Pax Americana.
January 12th (11:30am) – “Make No Mistake….Gardening Mistakes…What Not to Do” with Dee Bishop will be presented as part of the Smith County Master Gardener Series. Free to attend.
January 5th and 19th (1-3pm) – Veteran’s Movie – Join this biweekly screening of movies presented especially for our veterans. This free event is held the first and third Friday every month.
January 4th and 25th (10am-12 noon) – Needle Felting – These classes are geared toward beginners. Make your own pumpkins for household décor. Supplies provided.
January 27th (9am) – Basic Computer Skills Class – This class will feature “Building Your Resume” this month.
January 30th (10am) – Club Read – Join the Club Read group in discussing this month’s read, “Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead.
Every Tuesday (10am-1pm) – Quilting Class – Learn the art of quilting at the Library. Class participants will complete individual and group quilting projects. Fabric and quilt patterns will be provided. Participants are asked to provide their own sewing machines, if you have them, scissors, and neutral or white thread. For more details and a complete list of supplies please contact the Library’s information desk.
Every Tuesday (5:30-6:30pm) – Evening Meditation – Learn the practice of Heartfulness Meditation with Gayathri Kambhampati.
Every Wednesday (5:30pm) – Gentle Yoga – This gentle yoga class will be taught by Meagan Vrba who is certified in yoga, CPR, and first aid. You must bring your own yoga mat.
Every Saturday (11am-12 noon) – Crochet Classes will be held in the 3rd floor Internet Center Workroom. These are free classes. Learn to crochet with Library staff and volunteers. All materials are provided. All experience levels are welcome.
It’s Going To Be An “INCREDIBLE” Summer at Studio Movie Grill
Cool Off from the Summer Heat this Month at Studio Movie Grill
Join the fun at Studio Movie Grill (SMG), located at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler. Tickets are available at the door and at studiomoviegrill.com. SMG offers box office hits as well as special screenings. These include:
Classics Family Favorites
Relive your favorites on the big screen with these summer family favorites. These start at 7:15pm.
- June 6th: “Purple Rain”
- June 13th: “The Wizard of Oz”
- June 20th: “The Neverending Story”
- June 27th: The Iron Gate”
- July 4th: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”
Special Needs Screenings
Family-friendly movies are free for children with special needs and their siblings with adult tickets available for before-noon price. Special Needs Screenings are shown with the lights up and the volume lowered, and children are free to move around, talk, or even dance in the aisles during the movie.
Special Needs Screenings are shown at 11am. Parental guidance is always suggested. The scheduled movies are:
- June 2nd: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
- June 23rd: “The Incredibles 2”
- June 30th: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”
Relive your favorites on the big screen with our SMG Classics series! Have some laughs this summer with these comedy classics all at 7:15pm.
- July 11th: “The Hangover”
- July 18th: “Blazing Saddles”
- July 25th: “National Lampoon’s Vacation”
- August 1st: “Risky Business”
Children’s Summer Series
SMG’s Children’s Summer Series offers a budget-friendly entertainment option for families, summer camps, and weekday programs to escape the summer heat to watch $1 screenings of recent, popular, children films.
- May 28th-June 1st: “Flushed Away”
- June 4th-8th: “The Book of Life”
- June 11th-15th: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
- June 18th-22nd: “Ferdinand”
- June 25th-29th: “Captain Underpants”
- July 2nd-6th: “The Boss Baby”
- July 9th-13th: “Horton Hears a Who”
- July 16th-20th: “The Peanuts Movie”
- July 23rd-27th: “The Croods”
- July 30th-August 3rd: “The Prince of Egypt”
- August 6th-10th: “Megamind”
- August 13th-17th: “Puss in Boots”
- August 20th-24th: “Epic”
- August 27th-31st: “Flushed Away”
Big Screen Classics
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox are celebrating the anniversary of several classic movies this summer.
June 10th (6:45pm), 11th and 13th (6:15pm) – “Scarface”
July 15th and 18th (2pm and 7pm) – “Big”
Watch Party: Jumanji Double Feature
Join the fun and watch this classic movie back to back this summer! See the 1995 “Jumanji”original and then see the 2017 hit.
June 10th (2pm) and 11th (6:30pm)
June 22nd-23rd: 10th Annual Tyler Coin Show
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June 22nd-23rd – 10th Annual Tyler Coin Show will be held at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. Friday, June 22nd the show will be 12 noon-5pm and Saturday, June 23rd 9am-5pm. There will be coins, currency, tokens, gold and silver on over 50 tables. They will do verbal appraisals and there will be door prizes, educational displays, and more. For more info call (903)570-3136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 4th (8am-11pm) – Smith County Freedom Ride and Festival 2018 – This free event will feature fireworks, hotdogs, drinks, watermelons, kids, pets, hot-rods and motorcycles, and there is no better way to celebrate the 4th of July on a Wednesday! Come out, celebrate our freedom, and honor all those who serve at this Independence Day festival and ride. Downtown businesses will be open to the public. Public will vote on “Smith County Most Patriotic Ride” and “Smith County Most Patriotic Hotrod” from 12 noon-4pm. The Independence Day Ride will begin at 5pm to the clubhouse to the free firework show at dark. Everyone in the community is welcome to join in on the fun. For more info go to facebook.com/events/129556567877651.
July 29th (12:30-4:30pm) – Bridal Expo with East Texas Bride focuses exhibitors, bridal fashion presentations, grand prizes, and fabulous fun. This is sponsored by All American Party & Tent Rentals, Complete Weddings & Events East Texas, and Fantasy & Fairytale Floral Designs. There will be grand prize giveaways that include The Landing at Joshua Farms offering a fabulous Saturday Package valued at $4500; Bella Sera Ranch offering a Friday DIY package for 150 guests valued at $2695 (excludes December); Old Omen Guest House “Event Day Free” for 150 guests; Eagle’s Bluff $1800 venue package; Venue 31 Events $1,000 in event rentals; Fantasy & Fairytale Floral Designs offering Floral Package valued at $1,000; Complete East Texas Weddings & Events offering DJ, Video, and Photography Packages; Lisa Gallant Photography Package valued at $1,200; Simply Beautiful Flowers & More a $500 Floral Package; Nichole Beth Photography $500 Bridal Session; The Barn at the Silver Spur Cabin overnight stay. Don’t miss this wonderful summer bridal event. Register for reduced tickets for $8 online and secure your bride bag and your Symbolize It gift card. Tickets at the door are $10. This will be held at Harvey COnvention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler.
Hit the Bricks: 2nd Saturday Downtown Tyler (Second Saturday of each month, 12 noon-10pm) – Get out and about on and off the square where Downtown businesses will be offering fun events all day long. There is free parking in the Fair parking garage. Rain or shine, Downtown Tyler will be the place to be every second Saturday. For more info and a full list of events go to visittyler.com/secondsaturday or find Hit the Bricks on Facebook. Dates are: May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th.
Canton First Monday Trade Days Market is held Thursday-Sundays. What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques, and collectibles that can be found anywhere. For more info call (903)567-6556 or go to firstmondaycanton.com. Dates are: May 3rd-6th, May 31st-June 3rd, June 28th-July 1st, August 2nd-5th, August 30th-September 2nd, September 27th-30th, November 1st-4th, November 29th-December 2nd.
Free Yoga Saturday (9am-12:30pm) – Every 3rd Saturday of the month, beFree offers a free day of yoga. You don’t have to sign up ahead of time but you can if you’d like to, and there are no catches – just free yoga with the beFree instructors in their beautiful and healing studio space. Check the schedule to choose any class on that day that you will most enjoy at befreeyogatyler.com. beFree Yoga is located at 212 Old Grande Blvd., Tyler, (903)630-6142, befreeyogatyler.com.
Every 4th Thursday, April 26th, May 24th, June 28th (6-10pm) – Geek World Paint Night – With all the excitement around games requiring models, Geek World has had a few of the communities best painters offer to lead a free painting night the 4th Thursday of every month. Bring your painting projects and get your questions answered plus learn some new tricks and techniques. This is free to attend and all painting supplies will be 10% off during the event and 20% off special orders. Geek World is located at 410 WSW Loop 323, Tyler, (903)363-9751, email@example.com. Geek World also offers nightly tournaments, game nights, all day Commander games, Friday night magic, and many pre-release sneak peek events.
A Rock ‘n Roll Summer of CESSE Fun
Visitors of the Center for Earth & Space Science Education (CESSE) at Tyler Junior College will have a lot of fun this month.
Most shows offer tickets for $5. Tickets for All Day passes are $12 for adults and $9 for students, children, and senior citizens. Exhibit only tickets are $3. Tickets can be purchased at sciencecenter.tjc.edu.
CESSE is open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am-4:30pm, and Saturday 10am-4:30pm. CESSE is located on the Tyler Junior College campus at 1411 E. Lake St., Tyler.
Rock ‘n Roll Saturday
Rock ‘n Roll Saturday is fun for the entire family! Two shows will be presented. June 16th “SpacePark360” will be shown at 7pm and “Rock on Demand” at 8pm. July 21st and August 18th the two shows will be shown again.
“SpacePark360” takes audiences on a wild, immersive ride through the solar system, recreating the experience of amusement park thrill rides – roller coasters, pendulums, inverters, and more. Seen from the rider’s perspective, “SpacePark360” combines full dome technology with thrill rides to create a heart-pounding experience.
“Rock on Demand” fills the entire 40-foot domed theater with vibrant graphics, completely enveloping visitors in a 360-degree view while the 16,000-watt, digital surround sound system plays rock hits ranging from the Beatles and Rolling Stones to The Doors and Aerosmith.
Tickets are $5 for each show. This is fun for the entire family!
CESSE offers a variety of Dome Shows. Call for availability in the event field trips may have been scheduled. Daily show schedules are:
- 10am – Children’s Show
- 11am – “SpacePark360”
- 12 noon – “National Parks Adventure”
- 1pm – “Dream Big: Engineering Our World”
- 2pm – “Extreme Weather”
- 3pm – “Space Next”
- 4pm – “Moons: Worlds of Mystery”
New this month is “Extreme Weather.” Weather has always been one of the most dynamic and complex forces shaping our planet, but now it’s intensifying in varied and complex ways. “Extreme Weather” takes us to the front lines where few have gone. Among the melting tidewater glaciers of Alaska, National Geographic Emerging Explorer Dr. Erin Pettit leads a young team of researchers into the splash zone at the face of Dawes Glacier aboard a boat custom-designed to get as close as possible to the calving ice. Using a variety of instruments, her team works to measure the rate of melting to help build a more accurate model of global ocean level rise.
A FREE Star Party Saturday
June 2nd (ongoing the first Saturday of each month), you can see a Star Party in a live presentation in CESSE’s 40-foot planetarium dome. This is a unique opportunity for families to view the beautiful heavens of east Texas. Best of all, it is completely FREE!
Learn all about the stars, the planets, and the constellations as you take a tour of the night sky and travel to distant planets and beyond. There will also be a TJC astronomy professor with telescopes set up outside (weather permitting) for you to gaze at the astronomical objects with your own eyes until 10pm.
Live Sky shows will be at 8pm, 8:30pm, and 9pm. Telescope viewing will be 8-10pm.
EGuide Magazine’s Gig Guide
Date Night: From Fancy to Simple, Tyler Offers a Lot of Romance
July 4th: Freedom Fighters 5K Race and more races!
Theatre Guide: Opening June 7th, “Ring of Fire” at Tyler Civic
Blue Moon Gardens: More Than a Family Nursery
Dinosaurs are Back at Discovery Science Place!
It’s Going To Be An “INCREDIBLE” Summer at Studio Movie Grill
Connie Smith in Concert at Liberty Hal June 27th
June 22nd-23rd: 10th Annual Tyler Coin Show
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