Events Calendar

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Victoria Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required when noted.
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F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Walking Book Club
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 12:00 pm
or call (361) 485-3302.
The Library's Walking Book Club will meet monthly and walk through Downtown Victoria as staff members lead discussion. All walking levels are welcome. Join us every third Tuesday of the month. This event starts in the Bronte Room at 12:00 pm. 

Call or stop by the Information Desk to Interlibrary Loan or place a hold today.

September 17th: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  **Will meet in Storytime Room
October 15th: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
November 19th: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
December 17th: One Day in December by Josie Silver
January 21st: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara


 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Bronte Sewing Bee
Bronte Room
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Attention sewers and quilters! The Quilt Guild of Greater Victoria is sponsoring a free sewing and quilting bee. Come gather to create items for the community and personal creations. Share your ideas, learn new techniques, and make friends with fellow crafters.
Novices and experienced sewers welcome. Bring your own projects or assist others. 
Come to learn, share, and sew. Sponsored by Quilt Guild of Greater Victoria.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Walking Book Club
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 12:00 pm
or call (361) 485-3302.
The Library's Walking Book Club will meet monthly and walk through Downtown Victoria as staff members lead discussion. All walking levels are welcome. Join us every third Tuesday of the month. This event starts in the Bronte Room at 12:00 pm. 

Call or stop by the Information Desk to Interlibrary Loan or place a hold today.

September 17th: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  **Will meet in Storytime Room
October 15th: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
November 19th: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
December 17th: One Day in December by Josie Silver
January 21st: I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara


 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
VPL’s First Te
Saturday, Jan. 25, 3 - 4:30 PM

Hi! I'm Jenilee, the Youth Services Outreach Specialist here at the Library. I am so excited about this new project and I hope you will be involved. Below I introduce the basics.


What is a podcast?

A podcast is a cross between a radio show and an audiobook. Each episode is typically between 30-90 minutes, centering around one topic and sometimes features guest interviews.
Podcasts are streamed online or downloaded with apps like Spotify or Podbean.


Why a podcast?

I am so excited to partner with Ciara McCarthy of Report for America and the Victoria Advocate. She will introduce students to interviewing basics and guide them in sharing their stories.


Why about mental health?

Ending the stigma that surrounds mental illness starts with educating ourselves, understanding the connection between physical and mental health, and fostering open dialogue. 


When will you meet? 

We will be meeting monthly, through May of 2020. Come to our first meeting on January 25th to find out all the details!
 

What can I expect?

Students involved in this project will have fun and learn something new. More specifically, they will take away two things:
1.) A feeling of connectedness + belonging
2.) Increased awareness of ways to care for their own mental health + ability to encourage a friend to get help


Are students in middle school too young to talk about mental health?

50% of adults with mental illness report symptoms were present before they reached the age of 14 (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

If you have concerns or questions please don't hesitate to reach out. You can call the Information Desk at (361) 485-3302.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
VPL’s First Te
Saturday, Feb. 22, 3 - 4:30 PM

Hi! I'm Jenilee, the Youth Services Outreach Specialist here at the Library. I am so excited about this new project and I hope you will be involved. Below I introduce the basics.


What is a podcast?

A podcast is a cross between a radio show and an audiobook. Each episode is typically between 30-90 minutes, centering around one topic and sometimes features guest interviews.
Podcasts are streamed online or downloaded with apps like Spotify or Podbean.


Why a podcast?

I am so excited to partner with Ciara McCarthy of Report for America and the Victoria Advocate. She will introduce students to interviewing basics and guide them in sharing their stories.


Why about mental health?

Ending the stigma that surrounds mental illness starts with educating ourselves, understanding the connection between physical and mental health, and fostering open dialogue. 


When will you meet? 

We will be meeting monthly, through May of 2020. Come to our first meeting on January 25th to find out all the details!
 

What can I expect?

Students involved in this project will have fun and learn something new. More specifically, they will take away two things:
1.) A feeling of connectedness + belonging
2.) Increased awareness of ways to care for their own mental health + ability to encourage a friend to get help


Are students in middle school too young to talk about mental health?

50% of adults with mental illness report symptoms were present before they reached the age of 14 (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

If you have concerns or questions please don't hesitate to reach out. You can call the Information Desk at (361) 485-3302.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
VPL’s First Te
Saturday, Mar. 28, 3 - 4:30 PM

Hi! I'm Jenilee, the Youth Services Outreach Specialist here at the Library. I am so excited about this new project and I hope you will be involved. Below I introduce the basics.


What is a podcast?

A podcast is a cross between a radio show and an audiobook. Each episode is typically between 30-90 minutes, centering around one topic and sometimes features guest interviews.
Podcasts are streamed online or downloaded with apps like Spotify or Podbean.


Why a podcast?

I am so excited to partner with Ciara McCarthy of Report for America and the Victoria Advocate. She will introduce students to interviewing basics and guide them in sharing their stories.


Why about mental health?

Ending the stigma that surrounds mental illness starts with educating ourselves, understanding the connection between physical and mental health, and fostering open dialogue. 


When will you meet? 

We will be meeting monthly, through May of 2020. Come to our first meeting on January 25th to find out all the details!
 

What can I expect?

Students involved in this project will have fun and learn something new. More specifically, they will take away two things:
1.) A feeling of connectedness + belonging
2.) Increased awareness of ways to care for their own mental health + ability to encourage a friend to get help


Are students in middle school too young to talk about mental health?

50% of adults with mental illness report symptoms were present before they reached the age of 14 (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

If you have concerns or questions please don't hesitate to reach out. You can call the Information Desk at (361) 485-3302.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
VPL’s First Te
Saturday, Apr. 18, 3 - 4:30 PM

Hi! I'm Jenilee, the Youth Services Outreach Specialist here at the Library. I am so excited about this new project and I hope you will be involved. Below I introduce the basics.


What is a podcast?

A podcast is a cross between a radio show and an audiobook. Each episode is typically between 30-90 minutes, centering around one topic and sometimes features guest interviews.
Podcasts are streamed online or downloaded with apps like Spotify or Podbean.


Why a podcast?

I am so excited to partner with Ciara McCarthy of Report for America and the Victoria Advocate. She will introduce students to interviewing basics and guide them in sharing their stories.


Why about mental health?

Ending the stigma that surrounds mental illness starts with educating ourselves, understanding the connection between physical and mental health, and fostering open dialogue. 


When will you meet? 

We will be meeting monthly, through May of 2020. Come to our first meeting on January 25th to find out all the details!
 

What can I expect?

Students involved in this project will have fun and learn something new. More specifically, they will take away two things:
1.) A feeling of connectedness + belonging
2.) Increased awareness of ways to care for their own mental health + ability to encourage a friend to get help


Are students in middle school too young to talk about mental health?

50% of adults with mental illness report symptoms were present before they reached the age of 14 (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

If you have concerns or questions please don't hesitate to reach out. You can call the Information Desk at (361) 485-3302.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
VPL’s First Te
Saturday, May 2, 3 - 4:30 PM

Hi! I'm Jenilee, the Youth Services Outreach Specialist here at the Library. I am so excited about this new project and I hope you will be involved. Below I introduce the basics.


What is a podcast?

A podcast is a cross between a radio show and an audiobook. Each episode is typically between 30-90 minutes, centering around one topic and sometimes features guest interviews.
Podcasts are streamed online or downloaded with apps like Spotify or Podbean.


Why a podcast?

I am so excited to partner with Ciara McCarthy of Report for America and the Victoria Advocate. She will introduce students to interviewing basics and guide them in sharing their stories.


Why about mental health?

Ending the stigma that surrounds mental illness starts with educating ourselves, understanding the connection between physical and mental health, and fostering open dialogue. 


When will you meet? 

We will be meeting monthly, through May of 2020. Come to our first meeting on January 25th to find out all the details!
 

What can I expect?

Students involved in this project will have fun and learn something new. More specifically, they will take away two things:
1.) A feeling of connectedness + belonging
2.) Increased awareness of ways to care for their own mental health + ability to encourage a friend to get help


Are students in middle school too young to talk about mental health?

50% of adults with mental illness report symptoms were present before they reached the age of 14 (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

If you have concerns or questions please don't hesitate to reach out. You can call the Information Desk at (361) 485-3302.
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
VPL’s First Te
Saturday, May 23, 3 - 4:30 PM

Hi! I'm Jenilee, the Youth Services Outreach Specialist here at the Library. I am so excited about this new project and I hope you will be involved. Below I introduce the basics.


What is a podcast?

A podcast is a cross between a radio show and an audiobook. Each episode is typically between 30-90 minutes, centering around one topic and sometimes features guest interviews.
Podcasts are streamed online or downloaded with apps like Spotify or Podbean.


Why a podcast?

I am so excited to partner with Ciara McCarthy of Report for America and the Victoria Advocate. She will introduce students to interviewing basics and guide them in sharing their stories.


Why about mental health?

Ending the stigma that surrounds mental illness starts with educating ourselves, understanding the connection between physical and mental health, and fostering open dialogue. 


When will you meet? 

We will be meeting monthly, through May of 2020. Come to our first meeting on January 25th to find out all the details!
 

What can I expect?

Students involved in this project will have fun and learn something new. More specifically, they will take away two things:
1.) A feeling of connectedness + belonging
2.) Increased awareness of ways to care for their own mental health + ability to encourage a friend to get help


Are students in middle school too young to talk about mental health?

50% of adults with mental illness report symptoms were present before they reached the age of 14 (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

If you have concerns or questions please don't hesitate to reach out. You can call the Information Desk at (361) 485-3302.
Baby Time
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 9:30 AM

Baby Time is for the enjoyment of infants and toddlers up to the age of 2. Lots of lap play, songs, flannel boards and interactive reading are used to engage babies and caregivers and aid in development. For more information please call (361) 485-3302.
 

Baby Time
Tuesday, Dec. 10, 10:30 AM

Baby Time is for the enjoyment of infants and toddlers up to the age of 2. Lots of lap play, songs, flannel boards and interactive reading are used to engage babies and caregivers and aid in development. For more information please call (361) 485-3302.
 

Toddler Time
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 9:30 AM

For walkers up to age 3 with a parent or caregiver. Stories, repetitive songs, finger plays, and activities to encourage early language development and social skills. Toddler Time lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of free play. Questions? Feel free to call the Info Desk at (361) 485-3302.
 

Toddler Time
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10:30 AM

For walkers up to age 3 with a parent or caregiver. Stories, repetitive songs, finger plays, and activities to encourage early language development and social skills. Toddler Time lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of free play. Questions? Feel free to call the Info Desk at (361) 485-3302.
 

Toddler Time
Thursday, Dec. 12, 9:30 AM

For walkers up to age 3 with a parent or caregiver. Stories, repetitive songs, finger plays, and activities to encourage early language development and social skills. Toddler Time lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of free play. Questions? Feel free to call the Info Desk at (361) 485-3302.
 

Family Time
Thursday, Dec. 12, 10:30 AM

For 4 to 5 year olds. Children participate in stories, music, and games that encourage language and social development. Story Time lasts about 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of free play. Questions? Feel free to call the Info Desk at (361) 485-3302.
 

Community Book Read
Victoria Public Library - Bronte Room
Thursday, Dec. 12, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join Center for Peace Victoria, Victoria Angela Project and the Victoria Public Library to Read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. We will meet the following dates: September 5, 26, October 3, 17, November 7, 14, and December 5, 12. Bring a sack lunch and join us for the introductory meeting! Sponsored by Center for Peace Victoria.
Coastal Bend Beekeep
Victoria Public Library - Bronte Room
Thursday, Dec. 12, 6:00 pm
Coastal Bend Beekeepers Association is hosting a monthly presentation and workshop over beekeeping here at the Victoria Public Library. Meetings are free to the public and are kid friendly. Coastal Bend Beekeepers Assn is an equally opportunity provider of education to our community.

This month's meeting will cover the topic of Getting Started in Bees in 2020 presented by Mark Gretchen.

Have any questions?
Contact the Coastal Bend BeeKeepers Assn at CoastalBendBeekeepers@gmail.com Sponsored by Coastal Bend Beekeepers Association.
Baby Time
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 9:30 AM

Baby Time is for the enjoyment of infants and toddlers up to the age of 2. Lots of lap play, songs, flannel boards and interactive reading are used to engage babies and caregivers and aid in development. For more information please call (361) 485-3302.
 

Baby Time
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 10:30 AM

Baby Time is for the enjoyment of infants and toddlers up to the age of 2. Lots of lap play, songs, flannel boards and interactive reading are used to engage babies and caregivers and aid in development. For more information please call (361) 485-3302.
 

Spinning Yarns
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 5:00 pm
Come unwind with us!
 
Join our yarn craft group to learn new tricks and techniques, help each other through difficult parts of patterns, or just come share your purls of wisdom with fellow Crafters.
 
Knitters, Crocheters, and yarn crafters of all experience levels welcome!

 
Please bring your own supplies or any current project you are working on. 
 
Held in the Bronte Room from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

 
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