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Local Author Showcase

2022-12-08 18:00:00 2022-12-08 20:30:00 America/Chicago Local Author Showcase McAllen Public Library - Meeting Rooms A&B

Thursday, December 08
6:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-12-08 18:00:00 2022-12-08 20:30:00 America/Chicago Local Author Showcase Join us for a writing workshop with 2022 McAllen Poet Laureate, Victoria Lopez, and an author panel presented by local poets and authors! McAllen Public Library - Meeting Rooms A&B

Join us for a writing workshop with 2022 McAllen Poet Laureate, Victoria Lopez, and an author panel presented by local poets and authors!

Community members can partake in a meet-and-greet and author signing.

AGE GROUP: | Teens (11-18) | Adults (18+) |

EVENT TYPE: | Community Event | Author Events |

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McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center

Phone: 956-681-3000
Branch Manager
Kate P. Horan

Hours
Mon, Dec 05 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:00AM to 9:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Dec 10 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Dec 11 1:00PM to 9:00PM

About the library

Upcoming events

Thu, Dec 08, 10:00am - 10:45am
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Children's Program Room
A fun and interactive program designed for children 2yrs-5yrs and their grown ups. Enjoy stories and activities together.

Thu, Dec 08, 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm View Branch Library - Study Room A (Max 15 People)
DIY HOMEMADE HEATING PAD - Learn to make a scented heating pad using essential oils and some regular household items. Registration Required.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Dec 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Children's Area
Learning is our role and play time is our goal for children 1-3 years of age!

Thu, Dec 08, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Lark Branch Library
Join us for a fun evening of board games and puzzles.

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
McAllen Public Library - Meeting Rooms A&B
Join us for a writing workshop with 2022 McAllen Poet Laureate, Victoria Lopez, and an author panel presented by local poets and authors!

Thu, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lark Branch Library - Teen Area
Teen Program

Thu, Dec 08, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Board Room
Join MPL's New Diverse Voices Book Club! Enjoy a variety of literary works and meaningful discussion amongst peers!

Fri, Dec 09, 9:00am - 5:30pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956) 246-4125 to make an appointment.

Sat, Dec 10, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956)246-4125 to make appointment.

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00am - 1:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center
Santa Claus is coming to town and he's bringing lots of Christmas cheer. Stop by for a FREE cup of hot cocoa, crafts, and a FREE picture with Santa Claus!

Sat, Dec 10, 10:00am - 10:45am
Lark Branch Library
Want to learn how to use Facebook? Format a resume on Word? Use a new app? We're here to help! For your safety, staff will not handle devices.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 10, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Lark Branch Library
Want to learn how to use Facebook? Format a resume on Word? Use a new app? We're here to help! For your safety, staff will not handle devices.

Canceled
Sat, Dec 10, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lark Branch Library
The Holidays are here! Relax by making a beautiful Holiday card craft! Join us and give a card to anyone you love. While supplies last.

Sun, Dec 11, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Board Room
Join us for the Sunday Book Club in the Library Board Room.

Mon, Dec 12, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956) 246-4125 to make an appointment.

Mon, Dec 12, 9:00am - 2:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Electronic Classroom B
ESL & Citizenship class offered in partnership with Region One. Call (956) 984-6274 to register. Clase de ESL y ciudadanía ofrecida con Region One. Llame al (956) 984-6274 para registrarse.

Mon, Dec 12, 10:00am - 10:35am
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Children's Program Room
Read, sing, sign and rhyme with your baby! Baby storytime is recommended for babies 0-12 months and their caregivers.

Mon, Dec 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lark Brach Library - Children's Department
It's story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, special performers, and fun activities.

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Study Room A (Max 15 People)
Sample a book from multiple genres, along with trying different flavors of tea and snacks. Discuss the book you liked the best and what tea you think would pair well with it!

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Children's Area
Tis the season with classic holiday stories in this next Holiday Storytime.

Mon, Dec 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Area
Coloring pages and supplies will be provided for you!

Tue, Dec 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Children's Area
Teach your toddler with fun activities for ages 1-3!

Tue, Dec 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Area
It's story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, special performers, and fun activities.

Tue, Dec 13, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Lark Community Center - Kiskadee
Join us for loom knitting and crocheting

Tue, Dec 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Electronic Classroom A
Come join us and learn basic computer skills in this classroom setting. This class will be focused on keyboard, mouse, and Microsoft Office Word.

Tue, Dec 13, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Meeting Room AB
Calling all Gamers!

Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Teen Social Space
The Teen Department will have all your favorite board games for this fun night! Play Monopoly, Clue, Life, and more! Bring a friend! Hot cocoa will be provided.

Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Lark Branch Library
If you are interested in drawing but did not know how to start, then this class for you. Gain an understanding of the basics of drawing. Guest artist this month. Registration is required.

Tue, Dec 13, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Department
Join us at the Lark Branch Library for storytime! Each week children will listen to stories, sing songs, and get creative with fun craft activities. Children of all ages are welcome.

Wed, Dec 14, 9:00am - 2:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Electronic Classroom B
ESL & Citizenship class offered in partnership with Region One. Call (956) 984-6274 to register. Clase de ESL y ciudadanía ofrecida con Region One. Llame al (956) 984-6274 para registrarse.

Wed, Dec 14, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956)246-4125 to make appointment.

Wed, Dec 14, 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm View Branch Library - Study Room A (Max 15 People)
Create your own gingerbread body scrub. This DIY is perfect for personal use or to give away as a gift!

Wed, Dec 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Deparnment
It's story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, special performers, and fun activities.

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palm View Branch Library
Bilingual Storytime. Share bilingual stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Wed, Dec 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Area
Let's make fun and easy crafts with Ma. Yesenia

Wed, Dec 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Conference Room B
The Reading Rainbows is a book club (18+) featuring literary works by, and about, the LGBTQIA+ community. Registration is required.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:00am - 10:45am
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Children's Program Room
A fun and interactive program designed for children 2yrs-5yrs and their grown ups. Enjoy stories and activities together.

Thu, Dec 15, 10:00am - 11:00am
Palm View Branch Library - Study Room A (Max 15 People)
Do you own a Cricut machine and don't know how to use it? Join us for an introductory workshop where you will learn the basics on how to use this impressive tool. Registration is required.

Thu, Dec 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Children's Area
Come in your funniest, cutest fuzzy sweater for this Storytime. Learning is our role and play time is our goal for children 1-3 years of age!

Thu, Dec 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center
Use your imagination to maneuver through magical lands, solve puzzles and slay monsters with a team! Learn the basics and play the classic Dungeon and Dragons role-playing game.

Thu, Dec 15, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Lark Community Center - Green Jay
"A throwback to her best-known-and most beloved-material: FAMILY SECRETS." --Entertainment Weekly
This event is full

Fri, Dec 16, 9:00am - 5:30pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956) 246-4125 to make an appointment.

Fri, Dec 16, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Facebook/Youtube - https: Facebook.com/MplAdults/Youtube
Enjoy painting a Poinsettia

Sat, Dec 17, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956)246-4125 to make appointment.

Sat, Dec 17, 10:00am - 10:45am
Lark Branch Library
Want to learn how to use Facebook? Format a resume on Word? Use a new app? We're here to help! For your safety, staff will not handle devices.

Sat, Dec 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
McAllen Public Library - Meeting Room AB
Our Teen Advisory Committee is inviting families for an afternoon of craft-making! Celebrate the holidays around the world with a cup of hot chocolate! While supplies last.

Sat, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Lark Branch Library
Want to learn how to use Facebook? Format a resume on Word? Use a new app? We're here to help! For your safety, staff will not handle devices.
This event is full

Sat, Dec 17, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lark Branch Library - Teen Area
Teen Program

Sun, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Children's Program Room
Cool Winter science experiments for children ages 8-11.

Sun, Dec 18, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Palm View Branch Library - Study Room B (Max 12 People)
Want to learn how to use Facebook? Format a resume on Word? Use a new app? We're here to help! In-person socially-distanced or Zoom options available. For your safety, staff will not handle devices.

Mon, Dec 19, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956) 246-4125 to make an appointment.

Mon, Dec 19, 9:00am - 2:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Electronic Classroom B
ESL & Citizenship class offered in partnership with Region One. Call (956) 984-6274 to register. Clase de ESL y ciudadanía ofrecida con Region One. Llame al (956) 984-6274 para registrarse.

Mon, Dec 19, 10:00am - 10:45am
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center
Toddlers and babies are invited to get cozy with our Tiny Tots Winter Finale! Hear stories, sing songs and come take a picture with a special guest!

Mon, Dec 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Department
It's story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, special performers, and fun activities. Today is our PJ party! Wear your favorite pjs.

Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Children's Area
The Holidays is the time be with family.. Let stories inspire us how we can show our gratitude towards our loved ones.

Mon, Dec 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Area
Join us for some LEGO fun!

Tue, Dec 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Children's Area
Teach your toddler with fun activities for ages 1-3!

Tue, Dec 20, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Area
It's story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, special performers, and fun activities.

Tue, Dec 20, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Lark Community Center - Kiskadee
Join us for loom knitting and crocheting

Tue, Dec 20, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Meeting Room AB
Calling all Gamers!

Tue, Dec 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Department
Join us at the Lark Branch Library for storytime! Each week children will listen to stories, sing songs, and get creative with fun craft activities. Children of all ages are welcome. Wear your pajamas

Wed, Dec 21, 9:00am - 2:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Electronic Classroom B
ESL & Citizenship class offered in partnership with Region One. Call (956) 984-6274 to register. Clase de ESL y ciudadanía ofrecida con Region One. Llame al (956) 984-6274 para registrarse.

Wed, Dec 21, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956)246-4125 to make appointment.

Wed, Dec 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Department
It's story time! Gather your preschoolers and toddlers to enjoy stories, rhymes, songs, special performers, and fun activities. Wear your favorite pajamas!

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Auditorium
Families are invited for a free movie night! Come in pajamas, get cozy and enjoy a comfy movie experience with the whole family. Popcorn will be provided.

Wed, Dec 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Children's Area
Bilingual Storytime. Share bilingual stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Thu, Dec 22, All day
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center
Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa! Oh my! Find all of our hidden holiday items and win a prize!

Thu, Dec 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Children's Area
Learning is our role and play time is our goal for children 1-3 years of age!

Fri, Dec 23, 9:00am - 5:30pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956) 246-4125 to make an appointment.

Mon, Dec 26, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956) 246-4125 to make an appointment.

Canceled
Mon, Dec 26, 9:00am - 2:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center
ESL & Citizenship class offered in partnership with Region One. Call (956) 984-6274 to register. Clase de ESL y ciudadanía ofrecida con Region One. Llame al (956) 984-6274 para registrarse.

Tue, Dec 27, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Children's Area
Teach your toddler with fun activities for ages 1-3!

Tue, Dec 27, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Lark Community Center - Kiskadee
Join us for loom knitting and crocheting

Tue, Dec 27, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Department
Join us at the Lark Branch Library for storytime! Each week children will listen to stories, sing songs, and get creative with fun craft activities. Children of all ages are welcome.

Wed, Dec 28, All day
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center
Celebrate Hanukkah with this tasty Make-n-Take! Complete it here or at home!

Wed, Dec 28, 9:00am - 2:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Electronic Classroom B
ESL & Citizenship class offered in partnership with Region One. Call (956) 984-6274 to register. Clase de ESL y ciudadanía ofrecida con Region One. Llame al (956) 984-6274 para registrarse.

Wed, Dec 28, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956)246-4125 to make appointment.

Wed, Dec 28, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Lark Branch Library - Children's Department
Ring in the new year with Lark! Play games, make a craft, and watch the ball drop at noon.

Wed, Dec 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Palm View Branch Library - Children's Area
Bilingual Storytime. Share bilingual stories, songs, rhymes and activities.

Thu, Dec 29, 11:00am - 11:45am
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Meeting Room A
Oh snap! Get creative and build your very own Gingerbread House!

Thu, Dec 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
McAllen Public Library - Meeting Room A
Use your imagination to maneuver through magical lands, solve puzzles and slay monsters with a team! Learn the basics and play the classic Dungeon and Dragons role-playing game.

Fri, Dec 30, 9:00am - 5:30pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956) 246-4125 to make an appointment.

Fri, Dec 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Meeting Room AB
Ring in the new year with MPLKids! Enjoy games, fun traditions and our countdown to NOON!

Mon, Jan 02, 9:00am - 2:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Electronic Classroom B
ESL & Citizenship Class offered in partnership with Region One. Call (956) 984-6274 to register. Clase de ESL y ciudadania orecida con Region ONe. Llame at (956) 984-6274 para registrarse.

Mon, Jan 02, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956)246-4125 to make appointment.

Tue, Jan 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center
BASIC COMPUTER CLASS - Come join us and learn basic computer skills in this classroom setting. This class will be focused on keyboard, mouse, and Microsoft Office Word.

Wed, Jan 04, 9:00am - 2:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Meeting Center - Electronic Classroom B
ESL & Citizenship Class offered in partnership with Region One. Call (956) 984-6274 to register. Clase de ESL y ciudadania orecida con Region ONe. Llame at (956) 984-6274 para registrarse.

Wed, Jan 04, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956)246-4125 to make appointment.

Fri, Jan 06, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956)246-4125 to make appointment.

Sat, Jan 07, 9:00am - 6:00pm
McAllen Main Library - Study Rooms - Study Room 5 (max 8 people)
Individual in-person appointments with an MHP Salud Navigator for enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance. By appointment only. Please call (956)246-4125 to make appointment.