Join us every year for our special events, including Book Sales, Cedar Park Reads, Summer Reading, and Fable Fest!
Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
The Friends of the Library offer books, DVDs, media and baked goods for sale. This event is a fundraiser for the Library. Books sales are held in the Spring and the Fall. The next Book Sale will March 29-31, 2014. Check here for details.
Summer Reading Club 2013 was a smashing success!
Thanks to all our patrons who participated in the Summer Reading Club this year! We had a great summer filled with fun events and, of course, lots and lots of reading.
We had a fantastic number of readers participate in our Summer Reading Club. This year, 2,570 kids, 406 teens, and 926 adults signed up for a total of 3,902 Cedar Park readers.
We also had lots of fun at our weekly toddler and preschool performers. Whether dancing and singing with Mr. Johnny and Friends or going on safari with Miss Elizabeth, the little ones had a great time bopping along to our special performances. Almost every show was a packed house for a total number of 2393 people enjoying our special toddler and preschool programs.
And don’t forget the elementary-aged programs! This year we had an awesome variety of shows. From the amazing magic of Cody Fisher to the comedy improv stylings of the Flying Theatre Machine, our K-5th grade readers had tons of fun at all our performances. All together we had an attendance total of 1561 for our elementary programs.
Our teens also had a lot of fun this summer between Teen Book Club, Anime Club and our gaming events. We had a smashing Super Smash Brothers Brawl tournament, a fast-paced Mario Kart tournament and a very fun Dr. Who party.
This year was also the first year for our Just for Tweens program for kids in grades 4-6. They did an awesome variety of activities, from yoga to improv to DIY crafts. Everyone had a ton of fun!
The Summer Reading Club came to a close at our annual picnic at Milburn Park. We had lots of folks in attendance and everyone had a great time laughing along with clown, Bonzo Crunch. Winners of the drawing prizes were announced, as were the winners of our Fable Fest court. These are the kids who read the most minutes in their age category this year. Here are the winners:
Fable Fest King: Andy Walder
Fable Fest Queen: Grace Cox
Fable Fest Prince: Ashwin Ram
Fable Fest Princess: Shekina Yeo
Fable Fest Duke: David Cristopher Fonville
Fable Fest Duchess: Naomi Maynes
All Summer Reading Club participants should be proud – this year everyone together read over 2.9 million!!! Thanks for a great summer! We look forward to doing it all again next year and keep reading!
Come experience the wonder of storybooks, fairy tales, and contemporary fictional stories at their finest and be prepared to get lost in the magic of the imagination!
Thank you to everyone who came out for the 5th Annual Fable Fest Saturday November 2, 2013 at Elizabeth Milburn Park! Join us again 2014!
For a complete schedule of activities and events visit the website at www.fablefest.com. For additional information contact the event coordinator at email@example.com or call the Cedar Park Public Library at 401-5600. Sponsors, vendors and volunteers are all welcome!
Fable Fest is the Annual Fundraising Event of the Cedar Park Public Library Foundation and all proceeds from sponsors, vendors and activities will benefit the Cedar Park Public Library.
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Cedar Park Reads
Thank you to the community for another great year of Cedar Park Reads! Check here for pictures of the Edible Book Contest.
The fifth annual Cedar Park Reads will be February 1st – 22nd, 2014: A community-wide celebration of reading featuring My Life in France by Julia Child and Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat by Susana Reich and Amy Bates. Check out these books at the Library or from our downloadable digital collection.
Calendar of Events
- Bon Appétit! Here’s to Julia! Saturday, February 1st – 12—3pm
A family event celebrating Julia Child and the tastes of Cedar Park! Come to the library to kick off Cedar Park Reads 2014 and enjoy free food from local businesses Freddy's Frozen Custard, Bellini’s Texas Grill, Roasters Coffee Café, Apron Strings Cakes and Costco.
- Family Movie: Ratatouille Wednesday, February 5th – 2:30pm
In this Pixar animated comedy Remy loves fine French food, which is a problem since he happens to be a rat. He lives in an expensive French restaurant and desires to become a chef despite the disapproval of his father and brother who are happy eating garbage. He has adventures every day with a rat-despising staff that wants him gone in this riotous family film. (G, 110 minutes)
- Movies in the Morning: Julie and Julia Friday, February 7th - 10:00 am
A woman verging on thirty and frustrated in a temp secretary job takes on a yearlong culinary quest: cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” She chronicles her trials and tribulations in a blog that catches on with the food crowd. This film follows both women who, while separated by time and space, discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. Light refreshments will be served.(PG-13, 123 minutes)
- Adult Book Discussion Group and Potluck Tuesday, February 11th - 12pm
Join the book club as they discuss "My Life in France" by Julia Child. When she arrived in France, she was a gawky, six-foot-two, wide-eyed girl from Pasadena, unable to cook or, for that matter, speak French. Despite this inauspicious beginning, 32-year-old Julia Child dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, changing her life forever. Please bring a dish to share so we may enjoy good food while enjoying good conversation!
- Edible Book Contest Saturday, February 22nd – 2:00 pm
Join celebrity judges Mayor Matthew Powell, Judge Edna Staudt, Assistant City Manager Josh Selleck, and Assistant Police Chief Mike Harmon and 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 to view our display of sample edible books and get inspired. Participants must arrive with entries between 1—1:30pm. Prizes include a youth cooking class from Kids Kitchen and a cake decorating class for two from Make It Sweet. See complete rules here. For information, call 401.5630. For all ages.