Tuesday, January 31, 2023
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Tyler Public Library January programs


Youth Activities


Art Club | Jan. 18 at 4:30 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Kids and teens who love art can join us for Art Club featuring galaxy art using pastel chalk.


Homeschool Libratory | Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Homeschool Libratory is geared toward kids ages 5 through 12 years old. The January class will focus on volcanoes!


Storytimes at the Library | Auditorium (First Floor)

Join library staff weekly for reading, singing, activities, and playtime at library storytimes! On Thursday, Jan. 19, there will be special Preschool Storytime with guest visitor City of Tyler Arborist Maddie Burton.


  • Baby Storytime | Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. | Geared for ages 0 through 18 months.
  • Toddler Storytime | Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. | Geared for ages 18 through 36 months.
  • Preschool Storytime | Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. | Geared for ages 3 through 6 years.


Spanish Storytime | Jan. 13 and 20 at 10:30 a.m. | Playroom (First Floor)

Children and families can enjoy books and in Spanish, songs, and crafts!


Take-Home Kits for Kids | Available Jan. 16 | 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: Snowman Puppet
  • Elementary: Magnetic Ice Skating
  • Tweens and Teens: DIY Memo Board


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

Each month, our Rover Cart features a STEAM-oriented activity for kids to do when they visit the library. January will feature mitten and hat art crafts.


New Youth Volunteer Orientation | Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Tweens and teens ages 12 to 17 years can sign up to become a youth volunteer by attending a required volunteer orientation! At orientation, attendees will learn about volunteer opportunities, managing their volunteer timesheets and more. Sign-up is required at www.TylerLibrary.com.


Teen Advisory Council: Interest Meeting | Jan. 31 at 5:45 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Current Library teen volunteers in Grades 9 through 12 can join Youth Services staff to discuss restarting a Library teen advisory council. Interested teen Library volunteers can sign up at www.TylerLibrary.com.


STEM Club with Code Ninjas | Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Kids can join Code Ninja senseis to learn about astronomy! Signup is required at www.TylerLibrary.com.



Adult Activities


Great Decisions | Jan. 18 at noon | Auditorium (First Floor)

From January to March, experts from around the community will visit to discuss current affairs around the world and how they affect you and your community. This program is done with the help of our Friends organization, the League of Women Voters, and the American Association of University Women. The topics are chosen by the Foreign Policy Association. Learn more about this year’s topics, browse previous years or purchase a Great Decisions book to follow along on the FPA’s website.


Trivia Night | Jan. 19 at 7:15 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

The first trivia night of the year will test your sitcom knowledge!


Master Gardeners | Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

From January to May, our friends at the Smith County Master Gardeners will be sharing lectures every third Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Taylor Auditorium. Those interested in gardening, horticulture, and the like are invited to attend! On Jan. 20, Dr. Andrew King will be speaking about plants, both old and new, with his lecture “Something Old, Something New.”


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

Check out the Chess Club to test your skills or learn how to play at the monthly meetings.


Club Read | Last Tuesday each month at 10:30 a.m. | Makerspace (Third Floor)

Stay tuned to the Library’s website at www.TylerLibrary for the 2023 Club Read booklist.


East Texas Genealogical Society | Second Saturday at 2 p.m. | Auditorium (First Floor)

For all who love history and genealogy, check out the East Texas Genealogical Society.


Open Door Writing Group | Wednesdays at 1 p.m. | 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 the 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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