Join us every year for our special events, including Book Sales, Cedar Park Reads, Summer Reading, and Fable Fest!
The Cedar Park Public Library, in conjunction with the Texas State Library, is proud to present the 2014 Summer Reading Clubs: “Fizz, Boom, Read!” for kids, “Spark a Reaction” for teens, and “Elemental Reads” for adults.
Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale
The Library’s Summer Reading Clubs run from June 9th through August 1st and are open to all ages. The programs begin on June 9th 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 9th and 10th, 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 9th 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.
When kids have completed 1000 minutes, they may enter a drawing to be crowned as royalty at Fable Fest on November 1st. Kids will earn a drawing entry form when they reach 1000 minutes, and again for each additional 200 minutes they read. At the end of the program, a boy and girl winner will be randomly selected from three different age groups to determine who will be crowned King and Queen (ages 10-12), Prince and Princess (ages 6-9) and Duke and Duchess (ages 0-5). The more you read, the better your chance of winning! Fable Fest is a day filled with games, music, crafts, costumes and family entertainment. This event is designed to help raise money for library enrichment and will be held at the Elizabeth Milburn Park, Saturday, November 1st, 2014 from 12:00—6:00 p.m.
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.
This year marks 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 takes place Saturday November 1st, 2014 from
12:00 to 6:00pm at the Elizabeth Milburn Park.
The one day event offers a complete showcase of drama, music, art,
and storytelling. Funds raised from the event’s sponsors, vendors and
activities will benefit 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 this year’s Fable Fest include; The
Kings Carnival where kids of all ages can play games, arts and crafts,
enjoy inflatables, a petting zoo and pony rides (requires tickets
purchased at event); The Cobblestone Market provides the opportunity to
shop with a variety of Arts and Craft vendors and other area merchants;
The Troubadours Court will host an exciting line up of performances
from area schools and professional performers; The Pig’s Pub
will provide an opportunity to eat your fill on foods of all kinds; and
The Royal Academy which is home to demonstrations of Jousting, Archery,
Fencing and other Kingdom sports.
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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.