Our spring programs run from January 1 – May 31, 2019.

Schedule

Adult Book Clubs

Join one of our lively book discussion groups and share your love of reading with others! (Adult)

Adult Classes

The library offers a variety of classes to improve language skills, connect with other Fort Worth residents or study for the GED. (Adults)

Brewed in the African Pot

Celebrate Black History Month by learning how African literature reinforces positive behaviors like kindness, patience and the importance of hard work. The program features folktales from different parts of Africa, motivational poems both in English and Swahili, proverbs, riddles and tongue twisters, music, jokes and games. (Ages 6 - 12)

Center for Texas Studies at TCU: Community History Workshops

Join us for a series of hands-on public workshops designed to increase the community’s historical awareness and teach participants that every person can contribute to preserving the history and culture of North Texas. (Adult)

Computer Literacy Classes

Learn the fundamentals of email, Web surfing, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. (Adult)

EV3 Robotics

Discover the thrill of building a robot and bringing it to life. Following step-by-step instructions, you can create robots that use motors as well as color, gyro, ultrasonic and touch sensors to complete a variety of tasks. Registration Required. (Ages 10 - 17)

Early Childhood Matters

It’s no secret that active parents have a huge impact on a child’s readiness to succeed in school. But what can a parent do to help their child succeed? Discover techniques to boost your child’s future success in school and beyond. (Families)

Family Movie Fun

Families are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy a free feature length movie. Adults must be accompanied by a child. (Families)

Fast Track to Reading Story Time

Take the driver’s seat in this special story time dedicated to reading and racing! Meet us in the Speedway Charities’ Fast Track to Reading area for stories that celebrate sportsmanship, perseverance, technology and teamwork. (Birth - 5)

Fort Worth Genealogical Society Lectures

This series of educational and enjoyable lectures about genealogy and history is for beginning and experienced researchers for the purpose of promoting interest in exploring family histories. (Adult)

Fort Worth ISD Art Shows

Explore paintings, drawings and sculptures created by FWISD students from elementary to high school. (All Ages)

Galimoto: Building From Scraps

This Spring Break build instead of breaking! From Catherine Stock’s book, Galimoto, learn about Kondi’s determination to build a toy vehicle made of wires even though he has nothing to work with. Practice engineering skills as you plan, design, tinker, talk to other builders, and share ideas in the process of creating your own galimotos to take home. (Ages 6 - 12)

Genealogy Beginner Workshops

The Fort Worth Genealogical Society will teach you to research family histories like a professional. (Adult)

Genealogy Computer Users Group

Through hands-on instruction, the Fort Worth Genealogical Society will teach you how to conduct effective family research with the aid of information technologies and the Internet. (Adult)

Grace and Grit

Focusing on inspiring a sense of empowerment in young girls, each session highlights a notable female from history to teach overcoming fears, growing more confident and learning essential life skills. Registration Required. (Ages 10 - 17)

Homeschool Activity Days at the Library

Designed for families, these programs include book discussions, presentations, crafts and games. (Families)

Itsy Bitsy Babies for Mothers and Others

During this four week series, parents learn to read, sign, sing and play with the children in ways aiding the infants’ development. (Infants - nonwalkers/nontalkers - up to 12 months and Caregivers; no older siblings)

Locked in the Library: Little Red

Little Red needs our help! The wolf has locked her out of Grandma’s cottage. He locked the key to the door in the Breakout EDU box so she won’t be able to get inside and warn Grandma that he is on his way to gobble her up! (Ages 6 - 12)

Locked in the Library: Zany Zoo

Help! The zoo was broken into last night and the robbers captured the animals and locked them inside a box! We will need to solve all the puzzles to help unlock the box to free the animals and get them safely back to the zoo. Can you solve all the puzzles in time? Good luck! (Ages 6 - 12)

Meditation Workshop

Sahaja Yoga Meditation is a simple, natural yet powerful meditation system which through regular practice engenders a profound inner transformation that leads to peace, balance and well-being. (Adults)

Mobile Planetarium: Bringing the Universe to You!

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History brings its planetarium shows to the library. Planetarium staff will interact with your family to provide two of the entertaining and educational shows listed below. Travel through space and unleash your family’s imagination! (Families)

Preschool STEAM Story Time

Join us for a STEAM story time that playfully introduces and explores concepts of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Audiences will enjoy a wide variety of books and hands-on experiences that engage children’s natural curiosity and support their success in school. (Ages 3 - 5)

Remember Me!

Learn about the impact of World War I on the City of Fort Worth and the people who were part of that transformation. (Various Ages)

Riley Holloway: Visual Storytelling

Local artist Riley Holloway uses drawing and oil painting to create his narrative-driven works. His pieces feature strangers who intrigued him and are 'rich in . . . drama, history and intimacy.' (Holloway, 2018) The artist, who believes that faith and mentorship are integral to the artistic process, will discuss the roles of relatability, reflection and recognition of ourselves in art. (Adults)

Seussology 101

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday all month long when you meet The Cat in the Hat’s sister – “Sister Cat”. Attendees will enjoy a performance that promotes reading and rhyme through magic, music, puppets, and audience participation. (Families)

Shake, Rattle and Read!

Special story time series for lively children. If your child has always wanted to be loud in the library, then this is the right place. Explore sounds, movements, stories and rhymes – no shushing aloud! (Ages 2 – 5)

Symphonic Storytime with the Fort Worth Symphony

Explore the elements of a story – including setting, characters, conflict and resolution – as the orchestra tells an original tale through music! (Families)

Tail Waggin’ Tutors – (Therapy Dogs International)

Children are invited to read one-on-one to trained therapy dogs for 10 minutes at a time. This program is designed for children who might have difficulty reading, a speech impediment or just need practice reading aloud. (For readers ages 6 - 16)

The Day the Crayons Came to the Library

Meet the fearless traveler Pea Green Crayon aka Esteban the Magnificent from the #1 bestselling book 'The Day the Crayons Came Home' during this special story time. Join in the fun as we learn about the colorful adventures of old friends like Yellow and Orange and new friends like Glow in the Dark Crayon.

Toddler Sign and Speak

This highly interactive series is full of fun learning for toddlers and caregivers. Learn American Sign Language while singing and dancing and bringing stories alive! (Birth to 5 and Caregivers)

Women's History Month

Each March, the Fort Worth Public Library joins organizations around the world in celebration of Women’s History Month. Join us in a tribute to visionary women in our community and beyond. (Adults, Teens)

ZooMeez

This exciting children’s music and movement program features awesome animal-themed rock-n-roll songs and fun-filled dances designed in line with State Standards for Physical Education (PreK - 1st grade). Created to fight the trend in childhood obesity, ZooMeez instructors lead children and engage parents through a program of super-fun dances, action-packed challenges, and entertaining animal trivia. (Birth - 12)

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The Fort Worth Library's mission is to welcome and support all people in their enjoyment of reading and recreational materials, and their pursuit of learning and information.