This week, the San Marcos Public Library will host several highlighted events for residents of all ages from puppet shows to family movie night.
A variety of free programs are available to the community on a year-round basis; there are also seasonal programs, such as, the after school programs. Residents can discover new hobbies, join clubs or expand their learning.
The mission of the San Marcos Public Library is to help make San Marcos a great place to live by providing their citizens with access to an outstanding collection of library materials; entertaining and educational programs for all ages; fast, free computer, Internet, and information services; and comfortable facilities in which to read, relax, and connect with others. They provide outstanding customer service and they promote reading and learning as vital, enjoyable, lifelong activities.
From May 9 to May 14, the San Marco Public Library will host the following events:
• Children’s Event: Growing Up Wild — Thursday, May 9 •
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM for ages 3-5
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM for ages 5-10
Join us for activities and stories about mosquitos! Activities presented by Texas Department of State Health Services.
• Live Music: Its Health Benefits and the Science Behind it — Thursdays, May 9, May 16 & May 23 •
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us for three piano performances and a discussion of the neuroscience and psychology behind music and its health benefits. Emphasis will be placed on active listening to promote personal stress relief. Brought to you by LifeLong Learning San Marcos, and presented by Walt Pilcher.
• Children’s Event: A Puppet Show of ‘The Trolls’ Surprise’ — Friday, May 10 •
10:00 AM & 11:00 AM
• AARP Smart Driver — Monday, May 13 •
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
This course is designed for drivers age 50 and older as a refresher for driving skills and road knowledge. Instruction includes proper use of new technology in cars, techniques for handling turns, and state-specific rules of the road. Cost for textbook is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. Call the library at 512-393-8200 to register, or sign up online at our website, www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.
• Family Movie Night — Monday, May 13 •
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us for a fun-filled, all-ages movie night as we watch a family friendly movie and enjoy free
popcorn. In this film, 10-year-old Richard Tyler enters a library to escape a storm, only to be transformed into an animated illustration. He has to work through obstacles from classic books to return to real life.
• Fall Prevention — Tuesday, May 14 •
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Gain confidence, balance, and strength to keep your independence and be safe at home. Learn
practical tips for staying on your feet and being healthy in this introductory session to prevent falls. Presented by Camille Phillips.
• Teen Anime Club — Tuesday, May 14 •
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
If you love anime, manga, or Japanese pop culture, come join us for a fun time watching anime films. Socialize, meet new friends, and discuss your favorite series. Light refreshments provided. Ages 12-17.