Upcoming Events for All Lubbock Library Locations:

  • Nerd Meet
    Dates: 05 – 26 Feb, 2018

    Join us for all things geek culture and fandom related. Different activities each week. Ages vary according to activity.

    Mondays, 6:30 to 8 PM

    February 5      Craft Night. All ages.
    February 12    Anime Night. Teens and adults.
    February 19    Music & Graphic Novels. Teens and adults.
    February 26   Game Night. All ages.

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Learn to Knit
    Dates: 06 – 27 Feb, 2018
    Join us for an evening of fun while learning to knit, crochet, or spin your own yarn.

    Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM


    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407


  • Black Art: Ancestral Legacy at the Patterson Branch Library
    Dates: 12 Feb – 12 Mar, 2018
    Black Art -- Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art
    This exhibit, curated by the Dallas Museum of Art and made possible through a grant with Humanities Texas, is a photographic exhibition featuring African American artists.

    Monday, February 12 through Monday, March 12, 2018

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • “Black Art - Ancestral Legacy" at Patterson Branch Library
    Dates: 12 Feb – 12 Mar, 2018

    Beginning February 12, 2018 at 10:00am, the Patterson Branch Library will present “Black Art—Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art,” a traveling display based on the major exhibition organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    “Black Art—Ancestral Legacy” is a photographic exhibition that addresses the question posed by African American poet Countee Cullen in 1926: “What is Africa to me?”  This exhibition provides a number of examples from twentieth-century African American artists—both trained and untrained—that visually respond to this question. These modern artists draw heavily on African influence, while simultaneously reinterpreting it for a different time and place. The exhibition surveys the work of forty-five artists, including unknown Africans and Haitians, through photographs, posters, and concise texts. The result is a lively and vibrant mix of artworks.

    The exhibition will be on display for the public from February 12, 2018 to March 12, 2018 during library hours.

    The site is offering free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibit. Texas Tech University’s Director of the School of Art, Lydia Thompson, will present at the annual African American History Month Program on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00pm on ‘Black Art: The importance of objects and culture’.  For more information on the programs offered or the viewing hours, contact the Patterson Branch Library at (806) 767-3300.

    Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at http://www.humanitiestexas.org or call (512) 440-1991. This exhibit was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and through the support of the Friends of the Library.


  • Black Art: Ancestral Legacy at the Patterson Branch Library
    Dates: 14 Feb – 10 Mar, 2018
    Black Art -- Ancestral Legacy: The African Impulse in African American Art
    This exhibit, curated by the Dallas Museum of Art and made possible through a grant with Humanities Texas, is a photographic exhibition featuring African American artists.

    Monday, February 12 through Monday, March 12, 2018

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Computer Class at Patterson
    Dates: 15 Feb – 29 Mar, 2018

    Are you tired of looking at a computer monitor and not knowing what to do? The Patterson Branch Library has the answer to your computer knowledge woes.

    Every Tuesday and Thursday
    10:30 AM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403


  • African American History Month Program
    Dates: 17 – 17 Feb, 2018

    Lydia Thompson, School of Art Director at Texas Tech University, will be speaking on the importance of African American art and culture.

    2:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403


  • Blast from the Past: Sixteen Candles
    Dates: 17 – 17 Feb, 2018

    Watch the 1984 classic Sixteen Candles (Rated PG). Free popcorn and soda. All ages welcome.


    3:00 PM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Family LEGO Night
    Dates: 19 – 19 Feb, 2018
    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
  • DIY Collages
    Dates: 20 – 20 Feb, 2018

    Walk through our special Black Art exhibit, then create your own collage. Kids and teens welcome.

    4:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Dungeons & Dragons
    Dates: 26 – 26 Feb, 2018

    Join our recurring fantasy adventure. Ages 13 and up.

    5:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403


  • Game Night
    Dates: 26 – 26 Feb, 2018
    Take a break from homework and play board games at the library! Age 12 and under.

    5:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Outside the Lines
    Dates: 26 – 26 Feb, 2018
    Drop by for a relaxing evening of coloring for adults. We will provide the materials and snacks.

    7 to 8:30 PM

    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407

  • "Read Across America" Storytime
    Dates: 02 – 02 Mar, 2018

    Listen to a story by Dr. Seuss and make a craft. Presented by the Parenting Cottage. 

    10:30 AM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401


  • Blast from the Past: Tomb Raider
    Dates: 03 – 03 Mar, 2018

    Watch one of the Tomb Raider movies (viewer's choice) before the reboot premieres in theaters. Free popcorn and soda. Teens and adults welcome.


    3:00 PM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Nerd Meet
    Dates: 05 – 26 Mar, 2018

    Join us for all things geek culture and fandom related. Different activities each week. Ages vary according to activity.

    Mondays, 6:30 to 8 PM

    March 5      Asian Music & Graphic Novels. All ages.
    March 12    Celebrate White Day. (Watch White Day anime episodes.) Teens and adults.
    March 19    Post St. Patrick's Day Celebration & Potluck. Teens and adults.
    March 26   Game Night. All ages.

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Afternoon Movietime
    Dates: 06 – 06 Mar, 2018

    Enjoy a movie and refreshments after school. Call 775-2838 for movie title.

    3:45 PM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401


  • Learn to Knit
    Dates: 06 – 27 Mar, 2018
    Join us for an evening of fun while learning to knit, crochet, or spin your own yarn.

    Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 PM


    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407


  • Drop-In Computer Help
    Dates: 07 – 07 Mar, 2018

    Drop by for free on-on-one computer help. Bring your own device or use one of the laptops provided.

    3:00 PM

    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407 
  • Teen Screen Movie
    Dates: 12 – 13 Mar, 2018

    Teens, join us for movies and refreshments during Spring Break. Call 775-2838 for movie titles.

    2:00 PM

    Monday, March 12
    Tuesday, March 13

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Genealogy Workshop
    Dates: 12 – 12 Mar, 2018

    Become a family historian with our research tools and tips.
     
    5:30 PM

    Patterson Branch
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403


  • Family LEGO Night
    Dates: 12 – 12 Mar, 2018
    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
  • South Plains Wildlife
    Dates: 13 – 13 Mar, 2018

    The South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will bring some animal friends for you to learn about.

    10:30 AM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401


  • Teen Movie Tuesday
    Dates: 13 – 13 Mar, 2018

    Join us for a movie during Spring Break. Call 767-3300 for movie title.

    1:30 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Spring Crafts
    Dates: 13 – 13 Mar, 2018
    Make fun spring-themed crafts, including kites to fly in the West Texas wind.

    2:30 PM


    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407


  • Spring Break Movies
    Dates: 14 – 15 Mar, 2018

    Join us for movies and refreshments during Spring Break week. Call 775-2838 for movie titles.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday, March 14
    Tuesday, March 15

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Computer Class: Introduction to Microsoft Word
    Dates: 14 – 14 Mar, 2018

    In this monthly, free class for adult beginners, tackle basic computer skills on our provided laptops. This month, come to learn about and practice using Microsoft Word.

    3:00 PM

    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407 
  • The Age of Progressive Reform: Creating Modern America, 1900-1917
    Dates: 15 – 15 Mar, 2018
    Curated by Kirsten Swinth, this exhibition highlights immigration, urbanization, and women's suffrage during the Progressive Era. Provided by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

    Thursday, March 15 through Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Suffragette Storytime
    Dates: 15 – 15 Mar, 2018
    Listen to stories ready by a Suffragette, and walk through our new exhibit!

    12:30 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Left to Right Book Group
    Dates: 17 – 17 Mar, 2018

    This month we'll be discussing Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Side Chicks 2 by N'Dia Rae. Copies are available for checkout at the library.

    2:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403


  • Franchise Fever: Pacific Rim
    Dates: 17 – 17 Mar, 2018

    Watch Pacific Rim before Pacific Rim: Uprising premieres in theaters. Free popcorn and soda. Teens and adults welcome.


    2:30 PM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Reel Books Book Group
    Dates: 19 – 19 Mar, 2018

    Our discussion book this month is Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the library.

    7:00 PM

    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407


  • Drop-In Computer Help
    Dates: 21 – 21 Mar, 2018

    Drop by for free on-on-one computer help. Bring your own device or use one of the laptops provided.

    3:00 PM

    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407 
  • Hop into Easter
    Dates: 22 – 22 Mar, 2018

    Hop into the library to make Easter crafts and enjoy refreshments provided by Friends of the Library. Ages 2 to 7

    10:30 AM

    Mahon Library
    1306 9th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79401
  • Game Night
    Dates: 26 – 26 Mar, 2018
    Take a break from homework and play board games at the library! Age 12 and under.

    5:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403
  • Dungeons & Dragons
    Dates: 26 – 26 Mar, 2018

    Join our recurring fantasy adventure. Ages 13 and up.

    5:00 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403


  • Outside the Lines
    Dates: 26 – 26 Mar, 2018
    Drop by for a relaxing evening of coloring for adults. We will provide the materials and snacks.

    7 to 8:30 PM

    Groves Branch Library
    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407

  • Introduction to Social Media: Facebook
    Dates: 28 – 28 Mar, 2018
    In this monthly, free class for adult beginners, we’ll explore social media platforms—what they are, why they are used, and how to use them. This month, we will be covering Facebook.

    3:00 PM

    Groves Branch

    5520 19th Street
    Lubbock, TX 79407

  • Easter Crafts
    Dates: 28 – 28 Mar, 2018
    Join us for fun Easter-themed crafts.

    3:30 PM

    Patterson Branch Library
    1836 Parkway Drive
    Lubbock, TX 79403