Sunday, October 2, 2022
Tyler Public Library September Programs


Youth Activities

Art Club | Sept. 14 at 4:30 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

For children in Second Grade and up: Learn the art of Embossed Copper Design and make your own creation.


STEAM Saturday | Sept. 3 at 2 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Kids in grades K through 12 can engineer a Light Up Ferris Wheel that moves!


Homeschool Libratory | Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Kids ages five to 12 years can join Library staff to learn all about clouds in this cirrus-ly fun program.


Makerspace Activity | All Month | Rover Activity Cart (First Floor)

Each month, our Rover Cart features a STEAM-oriented activity for kids to do when they visit the Library. September’s activity challenges kids to make Calder-inspired 3D sculptures using paper.


New Youth Volunteer Orientation | Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

Tweens and teens ages 12 to 17 years can sign up to be Library volunteers! Orientation is required and will include the following: volunteer expectations, time management, Library tour, and volunteer application. Registration is available at


STEM Club with Code Ninjas | Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Kids in Grades K through 12 can join Code Ninja senseis to learn about computer history. Registration is required as space is limited. Sign up to attend at


Study Buddies Tutor Application Open  | Sept.1 to 18

Study Buddies is a tutoring program for children in Grades K through six led by our Library teen volunteers. Teen tutors can help children with assignments and schoolwork in the following subject areas: math, science, social studies, reading, and language arts. To learn more information or apply to be a teen Library volunteer tutor, visit


Storytimes at the Library | Auditorium (First Floor)

Join Library staff weekly for reading, singing, activities, and playtime at Library storytimes!

  • Baby Storytime | Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. | Geared for ages 0 to 18 months.
  • Toddler Storytime | Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. | Geared for ages 18 to 36 months.
  • Preschool Storytime | Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | Geared for ages three to six years.


Take-Home Kits for Kids | Sept. 12 | Take-Home Kit Kiosk (First Floor)

Each month, children of all ages can pick up a fun, educational craft or project to take home. Kits are available as supplies last on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits are geared for the following age ranges:

  • Early Childhood: Ocean Drum
  • Elementary: Pipe Cleaner People
  • Tweens and Teens: Boho Wall Hanging


Adult Activities


Adult Animation Trivia Night | Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

Do you quote The Simpsons daily? Can you sing the entirety of the intro to Family Guy? Then this upcoming trivia night is for you. Sign up and test your knowledge at trivia night focused on adult animated sitcoms.


Basic Computer Classes | Sept. 7 and 21 at 9 a.m. | Computer Lab (Third Floor)

Space is limited. Call the Library at (903) 593-7323 to join the waitlist.

  • Sept. 7: Microsoft Word for Beginners Part 1
  • Sept. 21: Microsoft Word for Beginners Part 1


Chess Club | First Saturday each month at 10 a.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Check out the Chess Club or learn how to play at these monthly meetings.


Christmas Carol Planning Meeting | Sept. 18 at 2 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Volunteers can join Library staff to help plan an interactive walk-through experience of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Attendance at all planning meetings is not necessary to volunteer. Reach out to Reference Librarian Rozanna Bennett at to learn more and sign up to lend help as a volunteer cast member or assist with props or costumes. All skill levels welcome.


Club Read | Last Tuesday each month at 10 a.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

This month’s book club read to discuss is Interior China by Charles Yu.


East Texas Genealogical Society Annual Fair | Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor) and Makerspace (Third Floor)

ETGS’s 20th Annual Family History Fair will feature seminars and workshops. This includes the following: DNA for Beginners, Cool Tools for Organizing Genealogical Research, Advanced DNA Cool Tools for Customizing Browser Pages, Free Online Training and Research, Cool Tools for Finding, Creating, and Sharing Family Stories. Door prizes will also be offered. Registration is open until Sept. 5. For more information, visit


Escape Room | Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 | Auditorium (First Floor)

Register for a time slot to solve the mystery and escape the room in this Chicago World’s Fair-themed event at!


Financial Class | Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

Learn to protect yourself from identity theft in this program led by representatives from Regions Bank.


Open Door Writing Group | Wednesdays at noon | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Are you a writer? The best way to hone your craft is to work with fellow scribes, and the best place to do that is at your local Library! Join our Open Door Writing Group as they share their work, discuss the writing process, and offer advice.


Quilting | Thursdays at 10 a.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

For all those who love to quilt, join the quilting group.

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