CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — With summer around the corner, the La Retama Central Library will host a series of free events including costume contests, arts and crafts sessions, dance lessons, and writing workshops for children of all ages.
The free events begin on Saturday, June 4 and run through Saturday, August 27. Organizers say select classes require registration, so contact the library at 361-826-7055 for more information.
La Retama Library features a large Children's Department, with custom artwork and several exhibits throughout the space. The library spotlights a wide array of children's books ranging from early readers to more advanced learners.
For a complete list of events scheduled at all city libraries, visit www.cctexas.com/library.
Summer schedule of free events:
Saturday, June 4 – A Faire at the Library, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Meet and Greets with local authors
- Writing Workshops (Creative Writing and Self-Publishing)
- Cosplay Costume Contest (Categories: Anime, Period Piece, Superhero, Supervillain)
- Swordfight Demonstrations by the Shire of the Seawinds
Saturday, June 11 – Maker’s Day, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Art Show with Hand-Crafted Items
- World-Wide Knit in Public Day (Yarn Dyeing, Wreath Making, Paint Pouring, Sewing)
Saturday, July 30 – Back to Stranger Things, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
- Crafts, Games, Live Music, Costume Contest
- Ages 12 and up
Saturday, August 27 – Bridgerton Ball, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Live Music, Ballroom Dance Lessons, Crafting Classes, Market-Place Shopping, Tea and Scones, Costume Contest - 'Who will be named Diamond of the Sea?'
- Ages 16 and up