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Back-to-School Potluck

Back-to-School Potluck!

Bring some goodies to share & let’s meet all the new friends for the semester!

This event is hosted by Amtgard’s Sun Fall Abbey, Kingdom of the Wetlands.

Info from their FB page:

The Republic of Sun Fall Abbey is an Amtgard park that plays in at Pecan Park (826 Starr Ave) in Nacogdoches Texas, right next to Stephen F Austin University. We meet on Sundays, starting usually around 12:00 pm. Our park is in a college town, so during the summer months, and Dec/Jan our attendance drops to just the people who live in town. The vast majority of our populace are ‘newbies’, and every week brings a new set of day 1 people. We are a very high-energy park and, in our opinion, the most fun thing around. We often host Fighter Practices, or Arts and Sciences Nights, periodically through the week and they are announced on this group’s wall.

Library Events – August 2016

AUGUST 2016

All events are subject to change.
Please call the Library for updated info and any recent changes.
More info: Call 936-559-2970




EPIC RELAYS
August 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
All Ages.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

In keeping with our summer reading program theme “On your mark, get set, read!” and in preparation fo rthe summer Olympics, we will be hosting our on set of competitions, relay style.

TECH TALK
August 5, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Walk-in workshop for anyone who needs some help with learning to use your tech device, such as digital
camera, tablet, laptop, etc. Please bring the device with you.

LIBRARY OLYMPICS
August 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-reg required by August 8, 2016. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Celebrate the games of the XXXI Olympiad. Establish your own country, design your own flag, and then compete in the official Judy B. McDonald Public Library Olympic Games. Please be aware – pre-reg is required for this event, so be sure to sign up by August 8, 2016.




BRAIN FOOD TRIVIA
August 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Pre-reg is required. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Bring your own team or join with new friends on the spot to take each other on in general trivia. Winners get bragging rights and a special prize. Pre-reg is required. Please call today.

THE PUZZLE ROOM
August 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

What if you were locked in the Library with only your wits to help you find your way out? Find out how you’d do at the Puzzle Room event at the Library.

ADULT ART SERIES
August 15, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Drop-in workshop for adults (18+) for a creative outlet in an adults-only environment. This is an ongoing series and each session will focus on a different technique. Please call the Library to find out the technique for a particular session.

GAMES FOR SENIORS
August 16, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
(Regular event on the 3rd Tuesday)
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Join your friends for some friendly competition in Spades, Dominos or whatever you’d like.

VORTEX AIR CANNONS
August 17, 2016 at 5:30
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Help us build a giant vortex air cannon and learn how to build a smaller one at home. Great crowd-pleasing fun!

CHOCOLATE TASTING
August 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

For all you chocolate lovers out there, exercise your taste buds and learn about the different types of chocolate as well as ways to incorporate it into your favorite recipes.

END-OF-SUMMER EVENT
August 19, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Chocolate! Games! Drawings! Prizes!

The Summer Reading Prize Winner will also be announced.

HOW TO START A GARDEN
August 20, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Learn the basics of setting up your fall garden. Beginners welcome!




Library Events – July 2016

JULY 2016

 All events are subject to change.
Please call the Library for updated info and any recent changes.
More info: Call 936-559-2970

NINJA GAMES
July 12, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 7-11 years
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Ninjas are stealthy and ninjas are masters of self-control and ninjas are awesome! Come learn and practice your ninja skills with an hour of ninja fun.




MAKERSPACE: RASPBERRY PI
July 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
AGES: 10 years and older
Pre-reg is required. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

BLIND TASTE TESTS
July 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Adult Event (18+)
More info & register: 936-559-2970

You’re invited to taste and compare organic vs. chemicals, home-made vs. restaurant, and many more pairings. Can you really tell the difference? Come find out!

SQUARE FOOT GARDENING & SUCCESSIVE PLANTING
July 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Learn how to get the most out of your available gardening space and make plans for fall plantings.

WELLNESS SMOOTHIES
July 18, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Cool off at the Library while you learn to make delicious and nutritious smoothies.

Tasty samples will be available!

INTERNATIONAL GAMES
July 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
All ages.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Join us in an engaging hands-on celebration of cultures, as we learn about various countries represented by some of the many families right here in our very own Nacogdoches. Big city diversity in one of the friendliest small towns in America. We have the world right here!




GAMES FOR SENIORS
July 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
(Regular event on the 3rd Tuesday)
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Join your friends for some friendly competition in Spades, Dominos or whatever you’d like.

NERF BATTLE ROYALE
July 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
AGES: 10-17 years
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Find out if you have what it takes to triumph in target challenges and team combat. Please bring your own Nerf gun. All guns may be checked and will be subject to approval by the Library staff.

MAKERSPACE: TECH SALVAGE JEWELRY
July 25, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
AGES: 10 years and older
Pre-reg required for this event. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Our Hackathon will provide lots of leftover pieces from chips to wires to scrap metal. Learn how to recycle odds and ends to create cool and clever jewelry. Pre-reg required for this event. Please pre-reg by July 23, 2016.

PICNIC AT THE LIBRARY
July 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Bring your own picnic and blanket and food for your family. We’ll provide storytime, fun and games. Enjoy a great family picnic indoors, without the need for bug spray or sunscreen.

HUMAN HUNGRY HIPPOS
July 27, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
AGES: 10-17 years
Pre-reg required. Why wait? Call today!
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Remember the classic board game, “Hungry Hungry Hippos” ? Make yourself a part of the game in this large scale human version! Please note that pre-reg is required for this event. Please call before July 26th.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT – OLYMPICS EDITION
July 29, 2016 at 6;00 p.m.
All ages welcome.
More info & register: 936-559-2970

Bring the whole family for over-sized games, books, dominoes and more. There will be something for everyone.




March 28 – Save the date!

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The date for Spring Fling at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market has been announced already so be sure to get that on your calendar and plan to attend. This is a great family-friendly event, with even more vendors than usual, plus a special children’s area, (often with petting zoo) and special music and special everything. It’s a fun time!

More info will be posted at the Farmers Market main site as it becomes available.

Check here for more info.

More info here and at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Celebrate Diversity Community Rally

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Celebrate Diversity, Celebrate Community at the rally event planned for Saturday, November 8th in downtown Nacogdoches.

Bring a friend (or several) and meet a lot of new ones as a group gathers to help spread the word about one of the most positive aspects of the Nacogdoches community – diversity. Through many, one, and let’s stand up and speak out for a positive, welcoming, and vibrant community where everyone feels welcome.

SCHEDULE

3:30 at the Courthouse, bring your own positive-message sign as the group will spread out through downtown and on North Street & Main Streets to show our support.

5:00 (ish) – Walk to Eugenia Stern Park for a candle-light (or candle-app) vigil, with time for special speakers Dr. Paul Sandul, Reverend Leonard Sweat and Joanna Lovejoy and others.

Refreshments are not planned, so please feel welcome to bring your own snacks to stay refreshed during the event. (no alcohol, please).

Family-friendly, pets on leash, all that good stuff.

For final details and other info, please find the rally on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/376530815845638/

See more Events in the area at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar here.

 

 

Free flu shots

Tired of getting food in the drive through? Today you can get a flu shot instead!

Simply stop by the parking lot of The Surgery Center at 4948 NE Stallings Drive this afternoon and you can get a quick and free flu shot.

WHEN?  3-7 p.m. (or until they run out of shots)

See the full Events Calendar here.

 

Halloween & Fall Festival Listings

More details at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

“Fall Festival”
Calvary Baptist Church
October 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Trunk or Treat”
Austin Heights Baptist Church
October 31
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Trunk – n – Treat”
First Church of God
October 31
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

“Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing”
Millard’s Crossing Historic Village
(old-fashioned neighborhood trick or treating)
October 31
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

“Edible Decorations Workshop for Teens”
Nacogdoches Public Library
October 31
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

“Dia de los Muertos Fiesta”
Downtown Nacogdoches / Cole Art Center
November 1st
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

More details at the Nacogdoches Events Calendar.

Halloween party-prep for teens

With Halloween just around the corner & Halloween party planning underway, now’s the time to learn more about edible decorations to fit the occasion and the public Library is here to help.

Gather your friends together and get signed up for the teen workshop about how to make delicious decorations this Thursday at 5:30 p.m., just in time for the big event on Friday.

Advance registration is required for this particular workshop, so remember to give the library a call to let them know you want to attend.

936-559-2970

Library Website Here.

Nacogdoches Events Calendar Here.



Fall Festival (Calvary Baptist)

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Calvary Baptist Church in Nacogdoches will host their Fall Festival on Halloween night starting at 6:00 p.m.

Come one, come all to this family-friendly event at a beautiful church with friendly fabulous people. 🙂

Calvary Baptist Church website here.



Dia de los Muertos

Downtown Nacogdoches will come alive the evening of November 1st to celebrate the “Day of the Dead Fiesta” from 6-9 p.m. Everyone’s invited to attend this great event that has a lot to offer.

Activities will include a costume event, competition for best-decorated alter, food, drinks, live entertainment and prizes. There will also be art available.

This event is hosted by the Cole Art Center, Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Main Street program.