Upcoming Events for Children:

  • Emancipation and Its Legacies
    Dates: 31 May – 27 Jun, 2016

    The traveling exhibition was developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and is curated by David Blight, Professor of American History at Yale University.  It will be on display at Patterson, during library hours, until June 27th. All ages.

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403

  • Becoming a Hero with Pittman's Academy of Martial Arts
    Dates: 27 – 27 Jun, 2016
    Self-defense demonstration by Pittman's Academy of Martial Arts for ages 4 to 12. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program.

    10:30 AM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403

  • Rainforest Animals
    Dates: 27 – 27 Jun, 2016
    Meet some rainforest animals, presented by the Science Spectrum. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 4 to 12.

    1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401

  • Family LEGO night
    Dates: 27 – 27 Jun, 2016
    Let’s build something! We will supply LEGO pieces or you can bring your own. All ages.
      
    6:30 PM

    Groves Branch Library

    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407

  • Creepy Crawlers
    Dates: 28 – 28 Jun, 2016
    Meet insects and arachnids, presented by the Science Spectrum. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 4 to 12.

    2:00 PM

    Godeke Branch Library
    5034 Frankford Ave
    Lubbock, TX 79424

     
  • Desert Animals
    Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2016
    Meet desert-dwelling animals, presented by the Science Spectrum. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 4 to 12.

    2:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403

     
  • Summer Cinema
    1306 9th Street | Dates: 29 – 29 Jun, 2016
    Join us for a variety of children’s movies this summer. Call 775-2838 for titles. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Space is limited.

    6/29   Cars 2 (Rated G)
    7/13   Mulan (Rated G)
    7/26   Brave (Rated PG)

    3:00 PM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401

  • Reptiles
    Dates: 30 – 30 Jun, 2016
    Meet some reptiles, presented by the Science Spectrum. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 4 to 12.

    1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407

     
  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Craft!
    Dates: 06 – 06 Jul, 2016
    Join us for a variety of crafts that you can take home. Ages 11 and under.

    10:30 AM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, Texas 79401

  • Meet the Snow Sisters
    Dates: 07 – 07 Jul, 2016
    Meet and greet the Snow Sisters. Dress up and bring your camera!

    10:30 AM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401

  • Doctor Who Comics Day
    Dates: 09 – 09 Jul, 2016
     9:00 AM   Trivia Contest
    10:00 AM  Cosplay Contest
    11: 00 AM  Activities/Crafts

    Calling all Doctor Who fans! Come celebrate Doctor Who comics day with us. All ages (kids, teens AND adults) welcome. Come dressed as your favorite character. Take pictures in front of our TARDIS. Compete in a trivia contest and/or cosplay contest. Create your own comic, color, make marshmallow Adipose, put together a Doctor Who villain mask and more.

    Mahon Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Motion Commotion
    Dates: 11 – 11 Jul, 2016
    Dress up as your favorite athlete or in your team colors. Come play games and make your way through our indoor obstacle course. Ages 11 and under.

    10:30 AM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Meet Pete
    Dates: 12 – 12 Jul, 2016
    KCBD's Pete Christy will be at the library to talk about sportscasting. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library on the day of the program.

    10:00 AM

    Godeke Branch Library
    5034 Frankford Avenue
    Lubbock, TX 79424

  • Becoming a Hero (Mahon)
    Dates: 13 – 13 Jul, 2016
    Self-defense demonstration by Pittman's Academy of Martial Arts for ages 4 to 12.

    10:30 AM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401

  • Smokey Bear Wildfire Prevention
    Dates: 13 – 13 Jul, 2016
    Texas A&M Forest Service is bringing Smokey Bear to teach us how to prevent forest fires. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 12 and under.

    2:00 PM

    Godeke Branch Library
    5034 Frankford Avenue
    Lubbock, TX 79424

  • Summer Cinema
    Dates: 13 – 13 Jul, 2016
    Join us for a variety of children’s movies this summer. Call 775-2838 for titles.  Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Space is limited.

    7/13   Mulan (Rated G)
    7/26   Brave (Rated PG)

    3:00 PM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Becoming a Hero (Groves)
    Dates: 14 – 14 Jul, 2016
    Self-defense demonstration by Pittman’s Academy of Martial Arts for ages 4 to 12. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program.

    10:30 AM

    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407

  • Ready to Read
    Dates: 16 – 16 Jul, 2016

    East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood hosts this great storytime for families with children 5 and under. Each child will receive a book to take home!

    1:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403


  • Dogs in Action (Patterson)
    Dates: 19 – 19 Jul, 2016
    The South Plains Obedience Training Club will present a dog agility program. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy this outdoor event. Ages 12 and under.

    10:00 AM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403

  • Fungineering!
    Dates: 19 – 19 Jul, 2016
    Register for this fun day starting July 5. Enjoy some engaging engineering activities, door prizes, and cookies. Provided by the Museum of Science, Boston and Whitacre College of Engineering, and Texas Tech University. Call 767-3300 to register. Pre-K to Grade 1.

    2:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403

  • Uncle Phil's Puppet Show
    Dates: 19 – 19 Jul, 2016
    Classic stories told with puppets. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 5 to 10.

    2:00 PM

    Godeke Branch Library
    5034 Frankford Avenue
    Lubbock, TX 79424

  • Dogs in Action (Mahon)
    Dates: 20 – 20 Jul, 2016
    The South Plains Obedience Training Club will present a dog agility program. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy this outdoor event. Ages 12 and under.

    10:00 AM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401

  • Urban Forestry
    Dates: 20 – 20 Jul, 2016
    Texas A&M Forest Service will teach us about how tree play an important role in everyday life for city dwellers. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 12 and under.

    2:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Dogs in Action (Groves)
    Dates: 21 – 21 Jul, 2016
    The South Plains Obedience Training Club will present a dog agility program. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy this outdoor event. Ages 12 and under.

    10:00 AM

    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407

  • Uncle Phil's Puppet Show
    Dates: 21 – 21 Jul, 2016
    Classic stories told with puppets. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 5 to 10.

    2:00 PM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Readathon
    Dates: 25 – 25 Jul, 2016
    Get lost in a book. Bring your favorite book or borrow one of ours and read for an hour. Tickets required. Pick up tickets at the library on the day of the program.

    2:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Hero Kids Game Night
    Dates: 25 – 25 Jul, 2016
    Children ages 6 and up interested in fun and adventure, join us for this role playing game! Activities to follow for children whose parents are playing D&D at the library.

    5:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Summer Cinema
    Dates: 26 – 26 Jul, 2016
    Join us for a variety of children’s movies this summer. Call 775-2838 for titles.  Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Space is limited.

    7/26   Brave (Rated PG)

    3:00 PM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Motivation in Motion Juggling Show (Mahon)
    Dates: 27 – 27 Jul, 2016
    Fun, interactive juggling show for ages 3 to 10.

    10:30 AM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Urban Forestry
    Dates: 27 – 27 Jul, 2016
    Texas A&M Forest Service will teach us about how tree play an important role in everyday life for city dwellers. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 12 and under.

    2:00 PM

    Godeke Branch Library
    5034 Frankford Avenue
    Lubbock, TX 79424
  • Motivation in Motion Juggling Show (Patterson)
    Dates: 27 – 27 Jul, 2016
    Fun, interactive juggling show. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 3 to 10.

    2:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Motivation in Motion Juggling Show (Groves)
    Dates: 28 – 28 Jul, 2016
    Fun, interactive juggling show. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 3 to 10.

    10:30 AM

    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407
  • Motivation in Motion Juggling Show (Godeke)
    Dates: 28 – 28 Jul, 2016
    Fun, interactive juggling show. Tickets are required. Pick up tickets at the library the day of the program. Ages 3 to 10.

    2:00 PM

    Godeke Branch Library
    5034 Frankford Avenue
    Lubbock, TX 79424
  • Ready to Read
    Dates: 30 – 30 Jul, 2016

    East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood hosts this great storytime for families with children 5 and under. Each child will receive a book to take home!

    1:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403