Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ladies' Night Out 2017

It is almost time for Ladies' Night Out! If you do not have a ticket yet, there is still time to get one and enjoy this fun event to raise funds for library programs and services.

Ladies' Night Out will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $45 and are available at the library. Call or come by to get your ticket today!


Dinner is being catered by Events by Chef Tyler. The menu is:

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast in Chardonnay and Thyme Sauce
Boursin Cheese Whipped Potatoes
Italian Vegetable Medley with Balsamic Glaze
Garden Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Dinner Rolls

Appetizers of Caprese Skewers and Spanakopita will be served before dinner.


The following vendors are confirmed. Check back for updates!

Creation of Miracles
Creations by Yunna (handmade jewelry)
Jamberry Nails
Katherine Parker (baked goods)
Lip Sense
Loretta Helm (Pet bandannas and other handmade pet products)
Mary Kay
Monat Hair Care
Pampered Chef
Paparazzi Accessories
Premier Jewelry
Pure Romance (bath and body products)
Purple Light Touch Massage
Sam's Club (optical tests)
Scentsy Candles
Texas Pottery & Clay
Therapy Baking (cake pops)
Treasures and Lace (tatted lace jewelry)
Young Living Essential Oils


Face Reading
Photo Booth
Temporary Tattoos


Ladies' Night Out would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.


Cathy and David Black

Marshall Brinkley

Bangkok Cuisine
Cowtown Bowling

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Upcoming Teen Programs

In case you haven't noticed, we have a lot of new programs for Teens at the library. Join us for the fun!

Game On
Calling all gamers...Wii gaming fun. For 7th – 12th grades. Join us on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 4:00 pm. In the community/meeting room.

Teen Advisory Board
Earn a community service hour and help out the Library at the same time. Last Wednesday of each month from 4 – 5:00 p.m.  (July 26th & August 25th). Voice your opinion about teen programs at the library. For high school teens, this meeting takes place in the Library board room.

Teen Trivia
Held the last Friday of each month (July 28th & August 30th) at 4:00 p.m. in the community/meeting room. Answer trivia questions while enjoying a snack. Winner will receive a prize and have their name displayed.

Teen Superhero Movie Event
On July 14th at 3:30 pm.,  Captain America Civil War (PG-13, 146 minutes, 2016) will be the feature movie at the Library.

Teen Mini Golf
Have you ever wanted to play mini golf in the library? Here's your chance! Come enjoy 9 holes with friends on Friday, August 18th, from 7 - 9:00 p.m. For 7th-12th Graders. Space is limited so please sign up either online or call 817-222-7787.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Summer Reading Club 2017

The Haltom City Library's annual Summer Reading Program, sponsored by the Friends of the Haltom City Public Library, is in full swing! The library will be hoppin’ with lots of activities. 

First start your vacation off and register for the Summer Reading Club. Pick up your reading logs and keep track of the time as you read. It’s easy. who read over the summer months maintain their skills and are better prepared to start school in the fall.

Reading Program

You can also register and record your time online:

Children's Programs 

The weekly schedule of children's and family events is below:

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. -  Family Movie Nights

June 5: The Lego Movie
June 12: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
June 19: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
June 26: Beauty and the Beast
July 3: Wall-E
July 10: The Muppet Movie
July 17: The Iron Giant
July 24: Big Hero 6

Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. - Board Game Days

Bring your friends and your favorite game or enjoy one of ours!

Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. -  Kid Craft Days

Beat the heat and make a craft! 

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. - Reading Buddies

Practice your reading with a new friend or a reading dog!

Fridays at 2:00 p.m. - Special Guest Fridays

June 9: Percussion Things
June 16: Willy Welch, Author, singer, musician
June 23: Chickendog Circus
June 30: Ronald McDonald
July 7: Author  James Martinez
July 14: Zooniversity
July 21: Perot Museum TECH Truck
July 28: Professor Pop Bret Roberts, Magician

Super Science Saturday 

July 1 at 9:00 a.m.: Fossils

Story Times

Regularly scheduled story times will continue throughout the summer at 10:30 a.m.:

Wednesdays : Bilingual Story Time
Thursdays: Preschool Story Time
Friday: Toddler Time

Teen Programs

Game On! Wii Gaming - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.

Get your Game On! at the Library. Wii provided. Every Tuesday and Thursday.

Escape The Room - June 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Geared towards 7-12th grade teens, the Haltom City Library's "Escape the Room" traps players in a room and in order to escape they must follow clues and solve puzzles within a set time limit. Escapees will be rewarded with pizza!

Call 817-576-0115 to sign up or see a librarian at the reference desk.

Teen Trivia - Last Friday of the Month at 4:00 p.m.

Winner of the trivia contest will receive a prize! 

June 30: Disney Trivia
July 28: Food Logos and Slogans

Adult Programs

Coloring and Cookies for Grown Ups - First Friday of the Month at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for some relaxing fun and sweet treats! Coloring pages and colored pencils are provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Sing-Along Afternoons - 2nd Tuesday at 2:00 p.m.

June 12: Singin' In the Rain
July 10: Mamma Mia! 

For more information about any of these programs, please see our Facebook page or contact the library.

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Happenings at the Library

Coloring & Cookies for Grownups
Friday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m.
The popular program continues on the first Friday of the month. Relax and have fun coloring and enjoying a treat. All materials provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Adults only, please.

Super Science Saturday
Saturday, May 6 at 9:00 a.m.
Learn and have fun with hands on experiments. May's topic is Geology. Ages 6 - 12.

NEW PROGRAM: Sing-Along Afternoon
Monday, May 8 at 2:00 p.m.
The Haltom City Public Library and the Haltom City Senior Center are joining forces to offer this fun program for all ages! Sing along to your favorite musical. Free popcorn and lyrics sheets will be provided.  May's movie will be The Music Man. All ages welcome.

Family Movie Night - The Secret Life of Pets
Monday, May 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy a movie with the family and free popcorn! May's Family Movie will be the Secret Life of Pets.

Friday, May 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please join AT&T for its It Can Wait simulator tour kickoff event. The simulator will be set up in the library. Test out the campaign's virtual reality simulator to experience firsthand why no post, glance, email, search, or text is worth a life. Remember: You're never alone when you are on the road. All ages.

Haltom City Garden Club's Annual Plant Sale & Swap, Craft Show, and Workshops
Saturday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Don't miss the Garden Club's Annual event! There will be a plant swap and sale, garden craft sale, gardening workshops and a bee program for children.

Teen Advisory Board
Wednesday, May 31 at 4:00 p.m.
Calling all High School students! Voice your opinions about teen programs at the library! Earn a community service hour and enjoy a snack. The Teen Advisory Board will meet monthly on the last Wednesday of each month.

Burgers & Bingo at the Senior Center
The library is also selling tickets to Burgers and Bingo (May 19 at 6:30 p.m.), a fundraiser benefiting Friends Helping Friends Senior Transportation Program. Tickets are $25.00.  The fundraiser will be at the Senior Center at 5000 Berniece Street. There will be a silent auction and bake sale. Call 817.834.8021 for more information.

Don't forget about our Story Times!

Bilingual Story Time: Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Story Time: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
Toddler Time: Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

Ladies' Night Out
Ladies' Night Out Tickets are now available! Get your ticket before June 17 to take advantage of the $39 early bird price ($45 after June 17) and be entered into the Early Bird Drawing the night of the event.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Book Sale + More

The annual Friends of the Haltom City Public Library book sale is here. The sale runs from Thursday, April 27th Sunday, April 30th. There is something for everyone. There are puzzles, 78 RPM records, videos (first video is $1.00, the next 5 are free; thats less than 17 cents per tape!). There are hardcover and paperback books. You will discover both children and adult books. That gem that you have been searching for just might be here. Dont miss the opportunity to find it!

Thursday, 4-27:  10 am 7 pm
Friday, 4-28:        10 am 5 pm
Saturday, 4-29:   10 am 4 pm
Sunday, 4-30:       2 pm 4 pm  

The Friends of HCPL work all year long to organize and set up this annual tradition. The Friends use these proceeds to help fund the costs of many events. The Friends have sponsored or co-sponsored many of our events. Here is a listing of some of those events:

Ø  Amnesty Day on fines
Ø  Family Movie Nights
Ø  Hooowling Halloween
Ø  Ladies Night Out
Ø  Night of Romance
Ø  Summer Reading Program
Ø  Volunteer Appreciation Reception

And thats just since October 2016!

Our wonderful Friends have purchased many things for the Library throughout the years. There are just too many items to list in this small space.

If you would like to join the Friends (there is no membership fee) or volunteer for some of the many events throughout the year, please call President, Patsy Sullivan at 817.849.2526.

Thank you to all the people who volunteered at the book sale.

Sharon Bell                                          Shada Kilinski
Birdi & Gary Blocker                        Betty Lair
Toni Crawford                                   Janell & Joe Long
Pat Davenport                                   Sheila Means
Valerie Deering                                 Rita Morton
Terri Grizzelle                                    Melanie Penrod
Brenda Groschup                             Bonnie Richards
Irvelene Hays                                     Cindy Sharpe
Marion Hilliard                                   Patsy Sullivan

Darlene Hooks

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Mark April 12th from 2 to 4 pm on your calendar to drop by the Haltom City Public Library and hob knob with those special people who contribute so much to the fantastic programs sponsored by the Library.  Light refreshments will be provided and much lively conversation will occur.  Many volunteers come to work and support the Library and their most wonderful employees, but rarely get a chance to stop working long enough to get to know fellow volunteers.  This is one of those special times where we can share experiences and laugh together.  And, if our citizens like the special and the regular programs of the Library, this is a time to pat the backs of some of those who make it happen.

Marian Hilliard, special contributor to the Inside Cover and library supporter

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Springing Forward at the Haltom City Public Library

Spring is in full swing, and there's a lot coming up at the library.

For those of you who love to watch movies (and who doesn’t?), we have increased the limit of DVD checkout limit from 10 DVDs per card to 15.

Super Science Saturday continues on the 1st Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. The theme for April 1st is Rockets, and the theme for May 6th is Geology. Super Science Saturday - where science meets fun - is appropriate for ages 6 to 12.

Representatives from the Library will be at the Haltom City Carfest on April 1st handing out bookmarks. The Easter Bunny will be there!

The Easter Bunny will take time again out his/her busy schedule to make a special appearance at the April 13th Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Bring your camera!

Relax and have fun with us at Coloring and Cookies for Grown Ups on the First Friday evening of every month at 6:30 p.m. (yes, after the library is closed!). All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Coloring and Cookies will be held on April 7th and May 5th.

The Library will be showing HOP on April 10th at 6:30 p.m. for Family Movie Night. The Secret Life of Pets will be shown on May 8th.
Everyone looks forward to the Friends of the Haltom City Public Library’s annual book sale. The sale is right around the corner. Mark your calendar for the following times and dates:
Thursday, April 27th: 10:30am – 7:00pm
Friday, April 28th: 10:30am – 5:00pm  
Saturday, April 29th: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 30th:  2:00pm –  4:00pm box sale

The Library will once again host the Haltom City Garden Club's Plant Swap and Sale in May. Stay tuned for more details.

Summer Reading Club planning is in full swing. Check back for exciting details!

The next Ladies’ Night Out date has been set. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 12, 2017. And we are happy to announce that Chef Tyler will be catering the event once again.

We hope to see you at the library soon!