Join us every year for our special events, including Book Sales, Cedar Park Reads, Summer Reading, and Fable Fest!
Cedar Park Reads
Cedar Park Reads: More than Words!
March 10—April 4, 2015
A community-wide celebration of reading featuring The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
Calendar of Events
Adult Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, March 10 - 1pm
Join the book club as they discuss "The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Liesel Meminger lives outside of Munich during World War II. She scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids - as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. Light refreshments. For information, call 401.5640.
Edible Book Contest
Saturday, March 21 – 2 pm
Enjoy sweet treats while checking out this display of the community’s culinary creativity. Or join in the fun and bring your own entry! Visit the library or our Edible Books website to view a display of sample edible books and get inspired. Participants must arrive with entries between 1—1:30pm. Prizes include personal library kits and more! For information, call 401.5630. For all ages.
Young Adult @ Heart Book Club
Tuesday, March 24 - 7pm
Join this book club for adults who love Young Adult literature as they discuss "The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Liesel Meminger lives outside of Munich during World War II. She scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can't resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids - as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. Light refreshments. For information, call 401.5638.
All Ages Bookmaking
Saturday, March 28 – 2pm
Come and try your hand at simple bookmaking. Supplies will be provided for participants to learn how to make their own journal. Varying levels of difficulty means that kids through adults can walk away with their own book. For information, call 401.5634.
Movies in the Morning: Life is Beautiful
Friday, April 3 - 10am
A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humor, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi concentration camp. (PG-13, 116 minutes)
Finale Movie: The Book Thief
Saturday, April 4 – 2pm
While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents. (PG-13, 131 minutes)
The Friends of the Library offer books, DVDs, media and baked goods for sale in their bi-annual fundraiser for the Library. The next book sale will be held on April 18-20. The hours are:
Saturday, April 18 from 9 am -4 pm (Bake sale will be held on Saturday only)
Sunday, April 19 from 1-4 pm
Monday, April 20 from 9 am -12 pm
2015 Summer Reading Club: Every Hero Has a Story
The Cedar Park Public Library, in conjunction with the Texas State Library, is proud to present the 2015 Summer Reading Clubs: “Every Hero has a Story” for kids, “Unmask” for teens, and “Escape the Ordinary” for adults.
The Library’s Summer Reading Clubs run from June 8th through July 31st and are open to all ages. The programs begin on June 8th with a Scholastic Book Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Cedar Park Public Library. The book fair will run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on June 8th and 9th, with special guest Clifford the Big Red Dog who will be available for visits and photographs from 10:00 am to noon during the Book Fair.
To participate in the Summer Reading Club, simply sign up at the Cedar Park Public Library beginning on June 8th and receive a reading log. For each 10 minutes of reading (or listening to) a Cedar Park Public Library book, the participant marks off one symbol on their reading log. For every 200 minutes kids read, they earn a colored cut-out to display in the library’s window and special incentive awards and coupons! Teen prizes are earned for every 300 minutes read.
Adults tally the time they read too! For every 400 minutes read, an entry form for a drawing prize is earned. Thanks to the support of local area merchants and businesses there are many terrific prizes to choose from! All books must be read from the Cedar Park Public Library or purchased from the Scholastic Book Fair. Audio books, newspapers and magazines from the library count too!
In addition to the library’s regular storytimes, there will be special performers for Toddlers/Preschoolers on Tuesdays, a Just for Tweens program on Tuesday afternoons, weekly family movies on Wednesdays, special performers for elementary-aged children on Thursdays, and teen activities on Saturdays. A complete calendar of events is available at the library or online at http://www.cedarparktexas.gov/librarycalendar.
*Daycares and summer camps who are interested in visiting the Library during the summer are asked to call 512-401-5634 to schedule visits. Groups larger than 8 cannot be accommodated during special performers.*
2014 marked the sixth year for what has become one of the most highly regarded events in Cedar Park. The Cedar Park Library Foundation’s Fable Fest took place Saturday November 1st, 2014 from 12:00 to 6:00pm at the Elizabeth Milburn Park.
The one day event offered a complete showcase of drama, music, art, and storytelling. Funds raised from the event’s sponsors, vendors and activities benefits the Cedar Park Public Library by paying for reading programs, advanced technologies and expanding the current library collections for years to come.
Attractions and entertainment at 2014 year’s Fable Fest included; The Kings Carnival where kids of all ages played games, arts and crafts, enjoy inflatables, a petting zoo and pony rides; The Cobblestone Market provided the opportunity to shop with a variety of Arts and Craft vendors and other area merchants; The Troubadours Court hosted an exciting line up of performances from area schools and professional performers; The Pig’s Pub provided an opportunity to eat your fill on foods of all kinds; and The Royal Academy provided demonstrations of Jousting, Archery, Fencing and other Kingdom sports.
For more information visit www.FableFest.com!