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Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday
10 am to 6:30 pm

We cannot check-out materials or perform cash register transactions after 6:30 pm on weekdays; however, if you are in the building watching a movie or using the computer, you may stay inside the building until 6:45pm.


Saturday 
10 am to 12:30 pm
 
We cannot check-out materials or perform cash register transactions after 12:30 pm on Saturdays; however, if you are in the building watching a movie or using the computer, you may stay inside the building until 12:45pm. 


Sunday - Closed

We DO NOT have a quiet rule. Feel free to talk or use your cell phone.

Wireless Internet access is available.


Check here for our regular monthly schedule of club meetings, afternoon movies, and other free programs.

Upcoming Special Events & Programs:
 

Thursday, November 13th:

Your choice - Karaoke, Movies or Video Gaming 10am to 5pm


Computer Time with Howard!
2-6pm
Howard Hopkins, computer teacher.

 

manga
The AM Club
(Teen Amime/Manga)
5pm


Friday, November 14th:

Your choice - Karaoke or Video Gaming 10am to 5pm


Movie 5pm
God's Not Dead DVD
God's Not dead


Tuesday, November 18th:

Your choice - Karaoke, Movies or Video Gaming 10am to 4pm

Computer Time with Howard!
2-6pm
Howard Hopkins, computer teacher.

Movie 4pm
Draft Day Blu-ray DVD

Draft Day

5-7pm
Crochet Class
Crochet stiches
Seating is limited to 20 people.
Your instructor today will be Ashlee Haynes
Sign-up at the circulation desk or call us at 817-783-7323.
Potluck snacks and free tea!


Wednesday, November 19th:
Story Time 10:30am & 4pm
Turkeys!

Activity: Make a pinecone turkey.   Books: Turkeys Never Gobble! – A Turkey For Thanksgiving – Fluffy’s Thanksgiving

Please note: The Library will be closed today from 11:50am to 2pm for the City Employee's Thanksgiving Luncheon.

 KidsAfternoon
@theMovies 4pm
Explorers DVD
Explorers



Thursday, November 20th

Your choice - Karaoke, Movies or Video Gaming 10am to 5pm

Computer Time with Howard!
2-6pm
Howard Hopkins, computer teacher.


manga
The AM Club
(Teen Amime/Manga)
5pm

Step-by-Step Painting Class

This FREE art class is limited to 20 adults - we only have 3 spaces open at this time.  
 
Acrylic paints will be provided at no charge.
Bring your own
*brushes suitable for use with acrylic paints, and a 16” X 20” canvas, or make a donation to cover the cost, and get a canvas at the library. (*Bring 1 brush with a ½” to 3/4” wide head, 1 medium slanted brush with a ½” wide head, and 1 smaller detailing brush.) If you prefer to paint on an easel bring one with you.
BYO Potluck Snacks.

Free tea!


Picture of the Week!

A few recent Adult Fiction additions to our collection.

 

Alvarado Public Library - building exterior, front
Find us on facebook  


We are now offering downloadable e-books. Please come to the library so we can give you a password and help you get started!

Upcoming Holiday Closures:
11-19-14 - The Library will be closed from 11:50am to 2pm for the City Employee's Thanksgiving Luncheon.
11-27-14 through 11-2914 - The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving.
12-24-14 through 12-25-14 - The Library will be closed for Christmas.
January 1st, 2015 -  The Library will be closed for New Year's Day.



Want more information before you get started with Mango?

Take a look at some of our New Books
and
New Movies.

 

Community Links

AISD
Alv Tennis Assoc
Career Center
 Chamber of Commerce
City of Alvarado
Education Center
Inspirational
Johnson Cty Pioneers


Need a Job? Need help finding one?
Check out this website!
Learning Express Library
Y
ou will find help,  information, resume preparation, writing cover letters, online application completion, job hunting strategies, interviewing techniques, and much more.

We also have a page devoted to local Career Opportunities.


Books & More to Your Door!

Do you know someone who has no car, can only drive or leave home for short periods of time, uses a wheelchair, or has been restricted to their bed?

If someone is "homebound", even temporarily, because of lack of transportation, illness, disability, pregnancy, or age and they would like to borrow books, movies, music or other materials from the library we have a solution.
We now have a program which makes materials available to Alvarado area residents who are unable to visit our library. 

Need more details?

 Welcome to the Alvarado Public Library!

We are located at:
210 N. Baugh St., Alvarado, Texas 76009-3900

Follow this link for directions to the library.

Phone/Fax:
817-783-7323

 If you don't find what you're looking for please tell the staff so they can either find something for you at one of our sister libraries or make a purchase request.

As long as they are not consumed at the computer area, you may bring in your own snacks & beverages or buy them at the library! Sorry - No alcoholic beverages are allowed.


Are Your Kids Bored After School?
Bring them to the Library...
P
lay Foosball...

 or try out our Karaoke Machine.
Watch Movies @The Library on our big screen TV &
Eat Free Popcorn,  or use our Interactive Games.
Don't forget we also have: Backgammon, cards, checkers, chess, Chinese checkers, dominoes, and
jigsaw puzzles!


Christmas Countdown!

 


Let us text you
Let Us Text You!
 Thanks to tech genius, Geoff Sams at the Roanoke Public Library, the Alvarado Public Library, and the other libraries in our consortium, can now send hold notifications to you via text!

We will be happy to help you set-up this feature in your account.

We can also send a text to you, from our catalog, letting you know the location of books, movies, or music in the library.
Call 817-783-7323 and ask us how or just stop by the library.
 


 


 

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The Alvarado Public Library does not receive funds from
  the
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