How-To Festival – 2024

It’s that time again!

Come see us at the How-To Festival at the Library

Starts at 1:00, come-and-go

Come pick out a free book at the How-To Festival in Nacogdoches!

Event Page here:

Library Events – 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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

Minecraft Mania

Curious about Minecraft? Today’s the day!

On November 1st, Nacogdoches Public Library will be hosting a Minecraft event from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

2:30 for ages 8-11

3:30 for ages 12-17

Call 936-559-2970 for more details and to get signed up.

Or, check out more Events happening this month at the Nacogdoches 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.


Library Website Here.

Nacogdoches Events Calendar Here.

Cooking Contest for Kids & Teens

The annual “Kids & Teens Cooking Contest” is here again at the Nacogdoches Public Library. Registration forms are available at the Library, so don’t forget to sign up soon.


Contest Date: November 15 (Saturday)

Time: 2:30 – 4:30

Deadline: November 13 (Thursday) is the deadline to submit your Registration form.

Age Groups: 4-8, 9-13, and 14-18

Age groups subject to change, depending on registrations, but these are the approximate age groups expected.

(Short form only. See Library for complete Rules.)

1. Food item must be prepared with minimal adult assistance. Adults may help with sharp or hot items.
2. All dishes must be prepared and and handled according to food safety procedures to prevent foodborne illness.
3. Label plates, serving utensils, etc. Pick up all food items by 5:30 p.m. Leftovers will be thrown away.
4. You can enter two items, but they must be in different categories.
5. Winners will be announced on Contest Day. Contestants and winners will be photographed.
6. Submit a separate application for each entry.
7. Contestants must arrive with their food item by 2:30 on Contest Day. Judging will begin at 3:30 p.m. Winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m. Need not be present to win.

For complete Rules and an official Entry Form, please check with the Library, located at 1112 North Street.

Golden games for your golden years

“Games for Seniors” is a monthly event hosted by the Nacogdoches Public Library for senior citizens who want to get together for casual social fun in a relaxed environment with some friendly competition. The Library provides the perfect setting for card games such as spades, or dominoes, or other games you might enjoy.

Dates: 3rd Tuesday of each month

Time: 2:00 p.m.

What to Bring? Bring a friend! Or, you’re sure to meet some new ones, as well.

More info – call the Library – 936-559-2970.


LEGO Club – alive & well

The LEGO Club at the Nacogdoches public library is still alive & well & going strong! This special program began several years ago and has become a fan favorite, held once a month, usually near the 3rd or last weekend of the month (dates vary, check schedule).

Next LEGO Club – October 18, 2014

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Ages: 5-17 years

LEGO building system is even more popular than ever before and is no longer the domain only of future engineers. Girls & boys of all ages and interests can enjoy fun social time with friends while developing skills in many academic areas and experiencing the thrill of making their own creations.

The LEGO group has been around since 1932 and the current style of bricks were introduced in 1958. LEGO is clearly here to stay, and thank goodness for that!

Here’s a video of how LEGO bricks are made. Video here.

LEGO website.

Nacogdoches Library website.

More info? Call the Library at 936-559-2970.


Halloween Concert

Melissa Nabb and her violin students will present a Halloween Violin Concert at the Nacogdoches Public Library on October 24th at 6:00 p.m.

Playing the violin has many physical, mental and social benefits.

With regular practice, you’ll develop stronger arms, better dexterity in your fingers and hands, and better posture. Learning to play the violin also improves reading skills, improves concentration and memory, lowers stress, boosts confidence and encourages social skills such as collaboration and communication and a sense of community. Full article here.

This concert will be presented in full costumes!

For more info, please call the Library at 936-559-2970.