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:

October 31, 2018 Events in Nacogdoches

10 AM – 5:30 PM – Spooky Portraits

Reserve your spooky spot at

A LOT of fun, and just a little bit spooky! A little bit of spooky fun with a heart toward feeding those in need. Spooky Portraits is a 15 minute portrait appointment with immediate same-day viewing, value-packed packages starting at only $25, and super fast turn-around. Along with amazing photos, its one of our many efforts to give back to our great community. With Spooky Portraits, we are collecting canned goods and ask that with each appointment you consider a donation of four or more. Awesome photos AND helping others!

Reserve your spooky spot

2:00 p.m. – Costume Contest & Ducks

Just $1 to enter the costume contest and $2 per guess for the ducks.

Our 2nd annual costume contest is now official! Come dressed for Halloween in your favorite costume! Your peers will judge your costume and pick a winner at the end of the night.
Guess the number of ducks! How many rubber ducks are in the store? Hmmm… Let’s guess! Just $2 per guess, a winner will be chosen at the end of the night! We also have the adopt a duck. Pick a duck from the store, we will put a number on its butt. Keep your duck and get your number put into a pot. Both guess the number of ducks and adopt a duck will have cool prizes for the winners.

4:00 p.m. – D&D Dungeon Crawl

Just a $15 per table entry, enter as many tables as you like if you don’t survive the 1st, 2nd or even 3rd!

Welcome to our annual Halloween D&D Dungeon Crawl One Shot event! This year we are packing Halloween with an amazing tournament for all you role players and some who have never role played! Muuuhhahahhaaa….. Just come and join us for this crazy adventure through dark realms, poisoned rooms, scary monsters and I almost forgot to mention… try to SURVIVE!! That’s right… just survive your DM’s haunting creation and receive amazing prizes at the end! There will be several tables that you could randomly be assigned to. Just a $15 per table entry, enter as many tables as you like if you don’t survive the 1st, 2nd or even 3rd! Premade characters will be assigned to you by the DM of that table. No need to bring your own. Please do bring a pencil and 7-set of dice if you have them or they will be available for purchase. Remember to think outside the box and have fun!

4:00 p.m. – Pauper Commander Tournament

Pauper commander tournament! Pauper commander has an uncommon creature as your commander and the other 99 must be commons only. Including your lands! There is a small ban list that is posted in store. Make sure to check it out. $10 entry fee. Pods of 4. Starts at 4 pm. We will kick another off at 8 pm for those that do not want to do the dungeon crawl. Prizes will include a playmat, dice and/or booster packs!

5:30 – 8:30 p.m. South Nacogdoches Fire Dept. Trick or Treat
Come out to the fire station bring your kids and get candy and also kids can get on our trucks and see us

6 – 9 p.m. – Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing
Trick-or-Treat with the Ghosts of Millard’s Crossing!
Halloween night, Wednesday October 31.
6pm to 9pm

$5 per person, age 3 and under free.

Alcohol-Free, Family Friendly.
Parking at the Rebellion Barn property (Formally the Flea Market).

This is sure to be “The Spot” for Halloween! So much fun stuff for the entire family to enjoy: Food from Shali’s Indian Kitchen on Wheels and Chambers Smokehouse BBQ.
Dr Rainbow will be out doing all his amazing things including Balloon Animals and a Fire show. We also have a Pet Costume Contest, Hayrides, Magician, Headless Horseman, Fortune Teller, Face Painting, Caramel Popcorn, Games, and of course Ghosts & CANDY!

6 – 7:30 p.m. – Trunk or Treat

(Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church)

First UMC and Perritte Memorial UMC partner together to give families a safe place to Trick or Treat on Halloween night. The FREE festivities will last from 6:00 until 7:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31.

6 – 8 p.m. – Fall Fun Night

(University Baptist Church)

UBC will be hosting a Fall Fun Night on October 31st beginning at 6:00 p.m.
We will have a Chili Cook Off, games, and of course, CANDY!!

6 -8 p.m.– Fall Festival

(Calvary Baptist Church)

Join us for this FREE event at Calvary on October 31st. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy games, food, and fun. Come between 6:00pm-8:00pm in the front parking lot of the church. See you there.

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Fall Fest

(Fredonia Hill Baptist Church)

Join us for an evening of family fun! We’ll have games, inflatables, food, and trunk-or-treating. Come dressed up and ready to have a great time! We’ll kick off at 6:30pm. We hope your family can join us! All are welcome! Be sure to invite your friends!

*Free Admission*

Pythian Poster Contest 2018

Since 1960, the Pythians have had a poster contest for students grade 9 to 12, in the past mostly with public schools. This contest is now open to students of similar ages and experience who are in private schools and home schooled students. Great cash prizes, too!

Deadline is April 24, 2019

Rules on the images below.
Contact local Pythias lodge for more information.
Lanana Lodge, Knights of Pythias in Nacogdoches

Pythian main site here.
The Order of Knights of Pythias is an international, non-sectarian fraternal order, established in 1864 in Washington, DC, by Justus H. Rathbone and was the first fraternal order to be chartered by an Act of Congress. The Order bases its lessons and builds it ritual largely on the familiar story of the friendship of Damon and Pythias, who were historical characters living about four hundred or more years before the beginning of the Christian era.

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Geek Fest!

Geeks, Games & Gadgets . . . . right here this summer!

July 17, 18, 19

According to their website, the “GGG” is a family fun event featuring your favorite highlights from comic conventions, man expo, and the great Kid Escape! GGG boasts a big game room, table gaming room, main event room, kid space and outdoor patio. We plan to fill every square foot of our space with entertainment YOU will be interested in meeting, seeing, participating in and joining along with us!”

GGG main website here.

Celebrate Diversity Community Rally



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.


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

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



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.