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  Amelia Bedelia Birthday Celebration
Date: Thursday, Jan. 29th
Time: 4:30pm
Location: DeSoto Library
Age: 6-11
Cost: Free, Reservations are Required

Join us for Amelia Bedelia's 51st birthday celebration with exciting games, stories, crafts, and fun surprises! Space is limited so reservations are required for this event. To make a reservation or get more information visit us or call 972.230.9666.
Ongoing Events

Baby Storytime
Tuesday Mornings
10:30am
Newborns-2 years old
Jan 6th - May 12th
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It's never too early to spark a love of reading! Join us for a fun and engaging time of great stories, sing-a-longs, nursery rhymes and more with your baby.

Pre-School Storytime
Wednesday Mornings
10:30am
3-6 years old
Jan 7th -May 13th
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A child who reads will be an adult who thinks! Come out and enjoy adventurous stories, songs, and fun arts 'n' crafts with your pre-schooler.

Caregivers are welcome to stay and participate in the fun.
For more information, please visit the Children's Information Desk or call 972.230.9666.

     
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  African American History Month
Date: Feb 2 - 28
Location: DeSoto Library
Age: 4-17
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Children and teens are invited to join us in celebrating African American leaders, inventors, authors, and more during the month of February. Read 3 books by or about an African American and receive a prize. Reading forms can be picked up from the Children’s desk. For more information, please visit us or call 972.230.9666.
     
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  Selma Lord Selma Movie Viewing
Date: Thursday, Feb. 5th
Time: 4:30pm
Location: DeSoto Library
Age: All ages
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

As part of our Black History Month celebration, the DeSoto Public Library will show the movie “Selma, Lord, Selma,” a story set in 1965 when a young girl is touched by a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and becomes a follower. Her resolution and devotion to the Civil Rights Movement is tested when she joins others on the march from Selma to Montgomery. For more information, please visit us or call 972.230.9666.
     
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  Melody Bell Story Time
Date: Friday, Feb. 20th
Time: 4:00pm
Location: DeSoto Library
Age: All ages
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Enjoy an extra special story time with Melody Bell at the DeSoto Public Library. Experience hands-on drum circles, African storytelling and rhythmic singing. For more information, please visit us or call 972.230.9666.




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Civil Rights History with John Handcox
Date: Saturday, Feb. 21st
Time: 3:00pm
Location: DeSoto Library
Age: All ages
Cost: Free, Open to the Public

Join the library for an exciting history lesson on a remarkable man renowned for his politically charged songs and poetry during the Civil Rights era. Mr. Handcox will speak about his grandfather, John Handcox, who was an influential songwriter, singer, and poet of the time. For more information, please visit us or call 972.230.9661.



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