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Spring Break activities at area libraries... and they are FREE!

Mar 07, 2013 07:48PM ● By Michelle Ames

Blossoms, butterflies and Spring Break!  This is my absolute favorite time of the year!  A whole week without homework, relaxed bedtimes and comfortable weather.  While much of our time is going to be spent outside, there are fun activities happening at area libraries for school aged children during Spring Break, too!  

Saturday, March 9th

Waxahachie Nicholas P. Sims Library  9:30-2:30pm  Grand Reopening Event     Undoubtedly the most beautiful library in the area, the 108 year old library, built in the classical renaissance style, will reopen after 4 months of remodeling!  Storytime, scavenger hunts and special guest will delight children!  

Sunday, March 10th

Grand Prairie Warmack Branch Library 3-4pm   Writing for Kids from the Heart of Texas            Join four Texas teen and tween authors as they discuss books, writing, blogs and more!  All ages welcome.  Books for sale after the event.  

Monday 11th

Grand Prairie Warmack Branch Library 4-5pm  Teen Craft Club     Celebrate National Craft Month each Monday in March.  

Grand Prairie Bowles Branch Library 6:30 -7pm    Family Story Time 

Fort Worth Northwest Branch  10-noon  Spring Break Gaming and Crafts        all ages

Fort Worth Northwest Branch   2-4pm      Fire Trucks       All ages are welcome to come watch the movie Adventures with Fire Fighting, then enjoy a visit from the Fort Worth Fire Department and see a fire truck.  

Tuesday 12th

Arlington Central Library  3:30-5pm   Movie Poster Marvels  For kids in 7th – 12th grade.  Learn how to use photoshop to make someone appear to throw a ball of energy!  Pre-registration required.  

Arlington Central Library   6:30-7:30pm  Family Storytime 

Grand Prairie Main Library 4-5pm    Spring Reading Club Kid's Kraft       Come to the library to make a butterfly memo holder and sign up for the Spring Reading Club.  Get a goody bag of book recommendations and more. Read 10 books during March to be entered into a prize drawing. 

Grand Prairie Warmack Branch Library 4-5pm    Tween Craft Club         Celebrate National Craft Month each Tuesday in March making a craft. 

Grand Prairie Bowles Branch Library 6:30-8:30    Teen Movie Night 

Waxahachie Nicholas P. Sims Library  6pm   Family Movie  Enjoy a family movie in the newly remodeled library.  

Fort Worth Northwest Branch Library   2-4pm    Movie Thunderstruck 

Wednesday 13th

Grand Prairie Main Library    2-2:45pm   American Heroines  Kids Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis presents her tales of American heroines in a free program for kids.

Grand Prairie Main Library    3-3:45pm  American Heroines Teens  Storyteller Elizabeth Ellis presents her tales of American heroines in a free program for teens.  

Fort Worth Northwest Branch Library 1-3pm    Spring Break Gaming & Crafts

Thursday 14th

Arlington Southeast Branch    2-3:30pm  Wizard of Oz Family Activity Time 

Friday 15th

Fort Worth Northwest Branch    2-4pm  Spring Break Movie Space Jam

Saturday 16th

Arlington Southwest Branch Library  10-3pm  Financial Literacy for Teens 9-12th grade  You must register for this event.  

Arlington Central Library  2-4pm   Attack of the Movie Posters   For kids in 7th – 12thgrade.  Learn how to use photoshop to make a movie poster!  Pre-Registration required.   

I hope you can find some family fun!  Have a terrific Spring Break! 

When I'm not busy paying overdue library fines, you can find me at Having Fun in the Texas Sun, a Texas Family Travel Blog.  

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