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. For more information about programs, call (903)593-7323 or email idesk@tylertexas.com. Most of the events are free unless noted.

Family Activities

Virtual Parent-Child Workshop | April 1 to April 30

Click to Read!Parents and caregivers of children ages 0 to three years old can learn, explore and grow with their infants, toddlers and preschoolers by completing the Library’s Virtual Parent-Child Workshop.

The online workshop features interactive rooms filled with videos from child specialists, resources for child development and early childhood literacy and activities for parents and children to do together.

Families can register for the online workshop ahead of time.

Registration is limited to 50 families. Families who complete the workshop will earn a take-home reward kit to pick up that includes a book, activity and resource information.

Children, Tween & Teen Activities

Makerspace: Marina & Irene’s Sunflower House Adventure Take-Home Kit | April 1

Beginning on April 1, kids can pick up the Makerspace Kit “Marina and Irene’s Sunflower House Adventure.” Included in this kit are instructions on how to build a sunflower house and sunflower seeds. This kit is for preschool through middle school-aged children and is available while supplies last.

Yarn Tulips | April 5

Toddlers and preschoolers can pick up a Yarn Tulip Take-Home Kit to make their own flowery craft! Kits are available as supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.

Egg Blossoms | April 5

Children in elementary can make an eggtastic flower craft by picking up an Egg Blossom Take-Home Kit. Kits are available as supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.

Zen Gardens | April 5

Tweens and teens can pick up their own Zen Garden Kit to make a zen garden for their desk to help them destress and unwind. Kits are available as supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spring Seed Bombs Take-Home Kit | April 5

All age children, tweens, and teens can learn about planting and growing flowers by picking up a take-home Seed Bomb Kit! Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits are geared for different learning levels.

Spring Into Reading | Facebook | Tuesdays at 2 p.m.

For children of all ages: Check out the Library’s Facebook page each Tuesday in April at 2 p.m. Post a comment on the “Spring Into Reading” post and be entered to win a free book of your choice from a selection provided by The Friends of the Tyler Public Library.

Online Art Challenges | Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.

Tweens and teens, grab a pencil and paper and join Library Staff members Stephen and Christina for art challenges on the Library’s Facebook page. In these 15-minute sessions, learn drawing techniques and take on drawing challenges!

Adult Activities

History and Mysteries | Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

Join us on Facebook for History and Mysteries, a segment dedicated to a story from the past, a mystery or a true crime that thrills us!

80s Movie Virtual Trivia | April 30 at 6 p.m.

Like totally take a trip back with us and check out this radical virtual 80s Movie Trivia Night! A link to the event will be posted the same day on the Library’s Facebook page.

Interactive Titanic Museum | April 1 to 30 | Monday to Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. One hundred and nine years have passed since the luxury cruise liner Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. Learn and explore the history of this infamous ship and voyage at the Interactive Titanic Museum. Patrons will receive a boarding pass of a passenger or crewmate that sailed on the ship. You can then learn about the Titanic’s history and voyage in this walk-through interactive setup. At the end, you will find out the fate of the person on the boarding pass you selected.

Earth Day Gardening Kits | April 20

In celebration of Earth Day, the Library is partnering with the Master Gardeners to provide Earth Day Gardening Kits! Each kit will give patrons the supplies to kickstart a garden at home as well as other information pertaining to the day we celebrate our earth and learn to care for it.

Club Read | April 27 at 10 a.m.

Club Read will meet virtually on Zoom to discuss Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler. Email Club Read at andie.rathbone.66@gmail.com to register.

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