The Tyler Public Library is located at 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler. For more info call (903)593-7323 or go to tylerlibrary.com. Most of the events are free unless noted.
March 30th (all day): Escape Room
(Pictured) The Tyler Public Library is excited to bring the unique experience of the highly popular Escape Rooms to their patrons! Up to six attendees will travel to the future in “2199: A Library Odyssey,” where the library has relocated to the moon. The team must work together to solve the puzzles and save the library itself before time runs out! Those interested may sign up on the Library website starting March 14th. This is for ages 13 and up. Donations are welcome.
Teens & Adults
March 16th (2pm): Adulting 101 – Adulting 101 is a program provided by the Library to teach teens and adults valuable life lessons. The Library will seek out teachers for a variety of topics that may be useful. The topic for March is First Aid and CPR.
Every Tuesday (4:30-5:30pm): Teen Tuesday – If you are in Middle School or High School you’re in! There will be games, activities, and fun just for teens plus you can earn volunteer hours completing special projects. Visit library.cityoftyler.org/Programs/Teens.aspx for more details.
April 4th (7pm): Novel Ideas – The Tyler Public Library and Goodman Le-Grande Museum continue their new book club for young adults, Novel Ideas. Novel Ideas is open to everyone interested in reading young adult books. The book club will meet at the Goodman Museum on the first Thursday of every month at 7 pm.
March 15th (11am-1pm): Master Gardeners Series – The Master Gardeners continue their annual lecture series on gardening, plant life, and all things horticulture. Once a month through May, the Master Gardeners will have talented speakers to present a topic. The March 15 topic is “Tried and Trusted Plants, Distinctly Southern.”
March 21st (7pm): Reel Talk, “A Fistfull of Dollars” – The Library and Liberty’s film series continues, every third Thursday of the month. On March 21st at Liberty Hall, they will have a showing of the Spaghetti Western classic, “A Fistful of Dollars.” Attendees are invited to see the movie, then stay after to discuss it. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults, or are free with a Library Card.
March 23rd (all day): Unplug & Play – Local game shop Geek World will be setting up shop at the Tyler Public Library for this fun event for families. Staff will be on hand in the Taylor Auditorium with games galore, inviting parents and kids to play together and learn something new.
March 26th (10am): Club Read – Club Read meets to discuss new works creating a buzz as well as literary classics. The March selection is “You Are Not Special” by David McCullough.
March 28th (Last Thursday of Every Month, 7-10pm): Brews and Boards – The Tyler Public Library is bringing board games and card games to ETX Brewing Co. the last Thursday of every month. ETX Brewing Co. is located at 221 S. Broadway Ave, Downtown Tyler.
March 30th (10am-12 noon): Retirement 101 – The Tyler Public Library invites patrons to learn about the basics of retirement. Knowledgeable instructor Corey Hazelip of Edward Jones will guide attendees through what a person needs to know and have ready to retire comfortably and safely.
March 30th (9-10am): Basic Computer & Tablets Classes – If you would like to know more about the basics of computers, or just get a refresher on how to navigate the internet or use Windows, the Tyler Public Library is here to help. The Library staff is also willing to help with phone and tablets. On the last Saturday of every month, the Tyler Public Library will use their Digital Learn resource to assist patrons in a Basic Computer Class in the Computer Lab, starting at 9am. This month’s class will be held March 30th. Those interested must register for classes by going to signupgenius.com/go/60b054aa9ad2fa0f49-basic, or by calling the Library at (903)593-7323 and asking for the Information Desk.
Every Monday and Wednesday (5:30pm) – Gentle Yoga – This gentle yoga class will be taught by Meagan Vrba who is certified in yoga, CPR, and first aid.
Every Tuesday (10am-1pm) – Quilting Class – Learn the art of quilting at the Library. Fabric and quilt patterns will be provided. Participants are asked to provide their own sewing machines if you have them, plus scissors, and neutral or white thread. For 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 First and Third Friday (1-3pm) – Veterans’ Movie – Join this biweekly screening of movies presented especially for veterans. This free event is held the first and third Friday every month.
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.
Every Saturday (10-11am and 11am-12 noon): French Classes – The Library is offering French classes every Saturday in March. French for beginners meets 10-11am, and the class for advanced speakers meets 11am-12 noon.
First and Third Saturday (10am-12 noon) – EastSide Fiber Artists – This is an open gathering of all things fiber! Whether you quilt, knit, crochet, weave, spin, needle felt, etc., come out and bring your current or completed project and make some new friends.
All storytimes will be in Taylor Auditorium. Storytimes will not meet March 11th-15th.
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. Registration is required at TylerLibrary.com.
Read Aloud Crowd Storytime (children 3-6 years old), Thursdays at 10:30am.
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