Events will be located at the Weatherford Public Library unless otherwise noted.
Adult Summer Library Challenge
June 1st - August 16th, 2020
The Weatherford Public Library offers aSummer Library Challenge for adults of any age! Why should kids have all of the fun? For ten weeks during the summer, you can earn prizes by reading, attending programs, and exploring library resources.
Virtual Needlework and Craft Chat
Third Tuesday of the month | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Join us for a virtual gathering of crafters. Our Needlework Group is now not only a great way to meet fellow crafters who enjoy crochet, embroidery, knitting, or any other type of hand work but a way for crafters of all types to come together and chat while you work on your projects from home. Share ideas, hone skills, show off your creative works, etc. Open to all ages and skill levels.
August 20th - Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
Adults of all ages are welcome to join us virtually to discuss the book selection of the month. Copies of the selected book for each month can be reserved by contacting Rachel at email@example.com while supplies last. Please contact Rachel for more information on how to access the virtual meeting.
Oasis in the Desert
Thursday, June 11th | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Parker County receives around 30 inches of rainfall a year and with our population growth we are likely to face increased restrictions on the use of water in the home landscape. However, that does not mean we cannot have a beautiful landscape.
This presentation by a Parker County Master Gardener will cover how to create and maintain a sustainable landscape while minimizing our use of water for irrigation. Master Gardeners are representatives of Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Oasis in the Desert will be presented virtually via Go To Meeting. Register at Eventbrite to receive the log-in information for accessing the virtual presentation.
Better Living For Texans Presentations
Join us on Facebook Live for health and nutrition education provided by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. These programs are made possible through the Better Living for Texans program and the USDA. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP.
Wednesday, June 3rd | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Having difficulty controlling the urge to eat foods high in fat, sugar, etc. when stressed? Discover additional tips to change stress eating habits.
Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label - Are You Label Able?
Wednesday, June 10th | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Do you read the nutrition label before purchasing foods? Do you know what’s considered a high and low amount of each nutrient? We will discuss how to use the nutrition facts label to your advantage.
Eating Healthy When Eating Out
Wednesday, June 17th | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Many of us enjoy eating at restaurants or getting takeout. Join our interactive program as we discuss how eating out can impact our health, trends in eating out, and tips for eating healthy when eating out. See if you can guess the correct answers for how portions sizes have changed in restaurants and figure out how much physical activity you’d need to engage in to burn off the extra calories.
These Better Living for Texans programs will be presented on Facebook Live at the times and dates listed above.
Genealogy Programs -
Presented by Patti Gillespie of Family Lines and Stories
I’ve Got—Or I’m Getting—My DNA Report:
Now What Do I Do? (Beginner)
Thursday, June 25th | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Presented from a non-genetic genealogist point of view, this presentation explains in a fun and visual way how to choose a test, a company, what to do while waiting for the report, and how to maximize the report results. Whether deciding who to contact, how to use the research within the DNA report, or just how to link our trees to our DNA results, this session will be helpful. Besides spending time reviewing the report, the potential use of raw data is introduced with a visual step-by-step procedure for uploading raw data to other sites.
I’ve Got My Ancestry DNA Report:
Evaluating My Test Results For Connections (Intermediate)
Tuesday, August 4th | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
This presentation takes understanding the DNA report to the next level. As a warm-up, we will touch on the DNA Ethnicity Report, the DNA Circles and the DNA Story; more importantly, we will calculate, find matches, evaluate the degree of relationship, and compare DNA. This course is geared for those who are beyond beginner and looking to build a greater knowledge of the power of genetics in genealogy.
These events will be presented virtually via Go To Meeting. Register at Eventbrite to receive the log-in information for accessing the virtual presentation.
Get crafty at home with the library this summer and learn some new skills. We provide the supplies, step-by-step instructions, and a demonstration video for each project, and it’s absolutely free! Get ready to learn and have some fun!
Supply kits are limited, so you must register at Eventbrite for the project you would like to make. When you register, more information about supply kit pickup will be provided, and then a video demonstration will go live on Facebook on the date shown for each project. Get ready to learn and have some fun!
If you miss getting a kit, you can still learn with us by checking out the demonstration videos on Facebook and using supplies of your own.
Demonstration Video will go live on Facebook:
July 14th | 9:00 a.m.
Homeschool 101 : How to Get Started
Thursday, May 28th | 6 - 8 p.m.
New to homeschooling or thinking about it for the next school year? Have questions on homeschooling in Texas and where to find resources? Librarian and veteran homeschool mom, Leah Flippin, presents this seminar each year for parents who are interested in starting or are in the early stages of teaching at home. Learning styles, teaching approaches, and helping students with learning differences are additional topics that will be discussed.
Register at Eventbrite to receive the log-in information for accessing the virtual presentation.
Special Needs Homeschool Tips
Thursday, August 13th | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Do you have questions on homeschooling your special needs child at home? Whether your child has classroom or clinic-based experiences, learning at home can really make a difference in outcome. This PowerPoint virtual event will discuss six key areas that are helpful for special needs children and how to modify their education in the home in ways they learn best, such as Discrete Trial Training and
Applied Behavior Analysis.
While the emphasis will be on students with cognitive difficulties, such as ASD and Down Syndrome, parents of students with physical or behavioral issues may also benefit from this program. The six tip areas are: Rewards & Boards, Language Development, Sight-Based Reading (for those unable to learn phonics), Task Boxes & Busy Bags, Incorporating Practical Life Skills, and Behavior Management & Stress Relief Techniques.
This event will be presented virtually via Go To Meeting. Register at Eventbrite to receive the log-in information for accessing the virtual presentation.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
Tuesday, September 22nd | 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Visit the library and help save a life! For appointments please visit: www.redcrossblood.org and search for sponsor code parkercountyarc or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
If you have any questions please contact the library at 817-598-4150.
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