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January 1, 2020, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
We will be CLOSED all of January 1 for New Year’s Day. Normal hours and operations start back on January 2. Wishing all of you a wonderful New Year!
January 2, 2020, 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Silver Grizzly Espresso
Teens join us the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 PM to exchange book & movie recommendations, enjoy free snacks with fellow teens, and hear what's happening at the Library & in the community! Ages 13-18. Please call (903) 237-1345 for more info. ***This month’s meeting is at Silver Grizzly Espresso in downtown Longview. 100 W Tyler St, Longview, TX 75601. Attendees have a chance to win a gift card to this location!
January 6, 2020, 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
Summer Reading Club raffle time! This year we have the Ultimate Electronic Prize Package for you to win.
LG UHD Smart 4K 70” TV w/ HDR. A Samsung 2.1 Channel 290 W Sound Bar System. One pair of Bose Quiet Comfort 35 noise cancelling headphones. A 3rd generation NEST smart thermostat. A RING video doorbell. An Echo Show 8 HD Smart Display, and a $100 giftcard to Target.
Total value of package is over $1,500! All of which you can win for $10!
Tickets will start selling on Janaury 6. They can be purchased at the front desk in the library.
Only 600 tickets total will be sold, and will sell up until the winner announcement on February 10, 5:00 PM, or if we sell out completely beforehand. We will call the winner two times.
Winner MUST ANSWER BY THE SECOND CALL to win, or we will draw again.
All proceeds go towards Summer Reading Club funding and helps keep events and programs for the kids entirely free to attend.
Please call (903) 237-1345 if you have any questions!
January 6, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Longview Public Library
Children ages 0-5, along with their caregivers, join us every Monday at 10:30 AM for early exposure to music! Have fun singing, dancing, listening to a story, and interacting with our new instruments! Program lasts about 30 minutes.
January 7, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Longview Public Library
Suggested for children ages 0-2. We welcome parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers to come sing songs, and popular nursery rhymes, together! Simple stories geared towards the children's age group will be read aloud. Physical interaction is extremely important in the early stages of child development, and this story time not only encourages adult/child interaction, but also builds the healthy habit of reading aloud to your child. Due to the short attention spans of this young age group, this story time will last about 20 minutes, with time for caregivers to socialize together afterwards while children play with toys that are provided. Story time begins promptly every Tuesday at 10:30 AM!
January 7, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
FREE tutoring for ages 5-13 every Tuesday from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM! If your child is struggling with their homework or understanding what they are doing in class, just bring your child's homework, along with any detailed instructions from their teacher(s), and our qualified librarians and city volunteers will be glad to help!
January 8, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Longview Public Library
Suggested for children ages 3-5. Young children will enjoy singing along and interacting with Library staff while building their educational foundation! Story time opens with a time of singing beloved childhood songs and nursery rhymes, followed by a newly-published book being read aloud. Children will then enjoy activities and crafts geared towards helping them to imagine, create, and grow! This story time lasts about 30 minutes. Story time begins promptly every Wednesday at 10:30 AM!
January 8, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Broughton Branch Library @ Broughton Recreation Center
After a long day at school, Discovery Kids is a time for children of all ages at the Broughton Recreation Center to gather around and hear books read aloud while enjoying a small after-school snack. Afterward, time is set aside for the children to share their various thoughts and ideas regarding the book. The time frame for the this story time is about 20 minutes every Wednesday at 4:00 PM!
January 9, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 9 - 11, the Friends of the Longview Public Library will be set up in the Art Hallway for a book sale.
$0.25 for kid’s books, magazines, and paperbacks.
$1.00 for everything else (excluding as marked rare/vintage book and items). All proceeds help benefit YOUR library and library programs.
Hours for each day run 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM. Check our Facebook those days for the announcement of special sales (i.e. Fill up a bag/box for $1.00)!
January 9, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
Join us on Thursday for Family Game Night! Open to families of all ages, bring everyone in for fun with classic games such as Monopoly, Twister, Life, UNO, puzzles, and more! Games provided. Thursdays from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. For more information, please call (903) 237-1345.
January 10, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 10, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
Please welcome back folk duo Hungrytown for our winter Sounds & Stacks event! They’ll be here to perform live music on Friday, January 10, 6:30 PM.
If you haven’t been to a Sounds & Stacks event yet, we highly encourage you to check it out! The ambience of the lights, music, acoustics and closed library is something not to be missed! Event is free to attend and open to all ages. Please call (903) 237-1346 to speak with Leah if you have any questions.
January 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 11, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
Join us every Saturday morning from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM for LEGOs @ the Library! Children of all ages are welcome to build! Larger Duplo bricks are provided for toddlers. At the end of each session, everyone’s creations are put in the Children's Department's display case until the next LEGOs @ the Library. Feel free to bring your friends and family by to show them what you built! This come-and-go event requires no registration, and you don’t even have to bring your own bricks. We have plenty to share, so just show up in the Children's Department on Saturday morning!
January 11, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
Join Leah on January 11, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM to learn some new upcycle projects! This session will include how to make soda can tab bracelets and easy t-shirt scarves. Supplies will be provided, but we encourage you bring any of your own from home you’d like to use, and get into the spirit of upcycling.
Ages 18+. Sign-up required. Look for a sign-up sheet in the library, or call (903) 237-1350 to request a spot.
January 11, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
You asked for more trivia, and we’re happy to say that it’s back! Adults ages 18+ are welcome to come and try their hand at our trivia championship. Test your knowledge and potentially win a prize! No sign up required. Teams of 1-6 members. Contact Leah at 903-237-1346 for more information. Saturday, January 11, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
January 13, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Longview Public Library
January 14, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
To help celebrate Longview’s 150 Year Sesquicentennial, the Library will be recording patron memories to digitize and put onto our Longview 150 Stories Podcast! These memories will be available online throughout the Sesquicentennial for everyone to enjoy. Head to LongviewTexas.gov/150Stories to find out the exact details. If you don’t have the equipment to record your memories, call (903) 237-1346 to speak with Leah and schedule an appointment to come in and have us help record them for you. Dates to record are January 14, 15, 22, 24, 28, 31. There will be 30 minute time slots between the hours of 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM.
January 14, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Longview Public Library
January 14, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 14, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
Young @ Heart is a book club for those who love Young Adult books! It is geared toward adults 18+ and some books might have mature subject matters, but teens 17+ are welcome as well. For more info, contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org
January 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
This course offers students an opportunity to become more familiar with the basics of using a computer along with browsing the Internet. They will learn some of the hardware components of a computer & will learn to navigate through the Windows operating system. Instruction on how operate the mouse & keyboard will be given. Students will also receive a brief introduction to proper search techniques for looking up information with search engines. Proper information on securing a computer will be introduced.Through hands-on exercise, students will explore sample programs, learn about web browsers, hyperlinks, & searching the Internet. Students will become acquainted with the QWERTY keyboard layout. Proper technique typing will be talked about Students will also learn about Home Row & keyboard shortcuts. This class is designed for beginning computer users.
January 15, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 15, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Longview Public Library
January 15, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Broughton Branch Library @ Broughton Recreation Center
January 16, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 16, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 18, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 18, 2020, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
Our paint pour tutorial is back by popular demand! We’ll show you a super easy way to create a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork with supplies you can buy at the store. Ages 18+. In order to get a supply count, registration is required. Please feel free to bring 3-4 different colors of 2oz. acrylic paint tubes if you’d like to work in specific color scheme (contrasting colors recommended for best effect). Call (903) 237-1350 to sign up, or speak with Wesly or Evelyn for more info. Saturday, January 18, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.
January 18, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
If you're looking for a great, active book club to join, look no further! The Diverse Readers Book Club, formed of library staff and other diverse men and women, usually meets on the third Saturday of each month at 2:00 PM to discuss their chosen book(s), and they would love to have you! Please call (903) 237-1351 and ask to speak with Christian for more info. Or go on our webpage to see the current book list schedule!
January 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
The main branch and Broughton branch library will be CLOSED all of January 20 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
This class will offer students an opportunity to become familiar with spreadsheets. They will learn what a spreadsheet is & how to navigate Excel. They will learn the basic functions like entering data, editing spreadsheets, adding rows/columns, sorting, copying, & basic illustration tools.
January 21, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Longview Public Library
January 21, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
This class will introduce students to formulas & other Excel tools.. Students will learn about the AutoFill function, formatting text, Sum & AutoSum, Conditional Formatting, Flash Fill, filtering, various chart functions, & Sparklines.
January 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 22, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Longview Public Library
January 22, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Broughton Branch Library @ Broughton Recreation Center
January 23, 2020, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Longview Exhibit Center
The City of Longview will hold Homeless Resource Day on January 23, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Longview Exhibit Center Building (right by the fairgrounds). The Library is a drop off point for any Homeless Outreach Bag donations/supplies. Donations will be received up until the day before the event.We are always happy to help assisting with the unloading of any donations. Please call (903) 237-1351 to make arrangements. For a list of suggested bag items to donate or more information on how to volunteer for the event, please visit Longviewtexas.gov/homeless and follow the links provided.
January 23, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
Beginner’s course on how to navigate the internet and access it’s features. Ex. How to access a search browser, set up an email account, etc.
January 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
Do you have a smart device that you're not too sure how to operate?
Are you interested in downloading eAudiobooks and eBooks, but don't know where to access those?
Want to learn more about database access, and digital tools to utilize for your online research?
Let us help you out with that stuff during our Digital Drop In days!
Sign up for a 30 minute appointment on January 24 or 27.
We'll be taking appointments all day, the last one being at 5:00 PM. If you think you need more time, an hour appointment can be requested.
Please be sure to bring your device and charger with you.
Plus, consider having any emails, passwords or usernames that you think you may need.
One of our staff will be happy to assist you during your time, and hopefully we can show you some new tricks and tips.
Call (903) 237-1350 to sign up for an appointment, or to speak with Leah if you have any questions.
January 25, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 25, 2020, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
Learn some useful tips/tools to become a successful writer, and get a fresh set of eyes to review your work. Saturday, January 25 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Please call (903) 237-1351 to speak with Christian for more information.
January 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 27, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Longview Public Library
January 28, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 28, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Longview Public Library
January 28, 2020, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
This class is designed as an introduction to word processing using Word. Students will learn the basic tools of Word & practice selecting, modifying text, cutting & pasting text. Students will also practice opening & saving a document. Spelling checks, paragraph options, page breaks, & margins discussed. Exercise will include editing a document & creating a party invitation.
January 29, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Longview Public Library
January 29, 2020, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Broughton Branch Library @ Broughton Recreation Center
January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
This class introduces students to lists, tables, & drawing. Students will learn about inserting text boxes, video, hyperlinks, shapes, & screen captures. Students will also be introduced to online image searches & saving in different formats. Exercises include review of cutting, pasting, & formatting text, creating a table & list, & drawing.
January 30, 2020, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
January 30, 2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Longview Public Library
True Crime Crew will meet on Thursday, January 30, 6:30 PM for it’s winter session. A perfect club for all lovers of mystery, suspense, and true crime! This month’s topic will be about Charles Manson, his cult followers and the notorious Hollywood murders they committed. Please feel free to bring any discussion materials and questions for the group. Event is FREE, no registration required. Due to sensitive nature of topics, Ages 18+ only. Call (903) 237-1350 for more information.
January 31, 2020, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Longview Public Library