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Afterschool Programs

  1. Buda BLAST (ages 5-7)

    September 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Get ready to have a BLAST! Buda BLAST is an afterschool enrichment program for children ages 5-7 held each Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm. Join us for an afternoon of fun!!

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  2. Buda Kids (ages 8-11): Book Club

    September 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    This month, we will read and discuss THE UNLUCKY LOTTERY WINNERS OF CLASSROOM 13 by Honest Lee AND Matthew J. Gilbert. Buda Kids @ the Library is an afterschool club for children ages 8-11. Activities will include Pop Up Makerspace, art, game days, and more!

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  3. Buda BLAST (ages 5-7)

    September 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Get ready to have a BLAST! Buda BLAST is an afterschool enrichment program for children ages 5-7 held each Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm. Join us for an afternoon of fun!!

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  4. Buda Kids (ages 8-11): Pop Up Makerspace

    September 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Buda Kids @ the Library is an afterschool club for children ages 8-11. Activities will include Pop Up Makerspace, art, game days, and more!

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Main Calendar

  1. Homeschool Experience (ages 5-8)

    September 17, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Homeschool children ages 5 to 8 meet every week to learn about STEM, play games, work with Pop Up Makerspace materials, and create some awesome art! The second Tuesday of the month is art day! There is an additional class for older students on this day ages 9 and up from 2:45 pm-3:45 pm.

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  2. Fiber Friends

    September 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Meet up with other yarn lovers and work through projects together. All skill levels are welcome to attend. Bring your tools, yarn, and projects.

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  3. High School Equivalency Class

    September 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Buda Public Library Conference Room

    The HSE (High School Equivalency Certificate) is obtained after passing 4 sub-tests which include Language Arts-Writing, Language Arts-Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. These HSE classes help prepare students to take each test. Provided by Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas.

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  4. Writers Group

    September 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    If you’re interested in writing, we’ll see you Sept. 17 at for the Buda Writers Group meeting! Fiction, nonfiction, long, or short—come share your work and support other writers. This group will be reading each other’s work and providing feedback.

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  5. Celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month!

    September 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    September is National Library Card Sign Up Month! A Buda Public Library card is one of the best school supplies you can get this year! With your library card, you can enjoy books, movies, audiobooks, magazines and loads of online materials including e-books and e-audiobooks. Pop over to the library on Thursday, September 19th between 5:00-7:00 pm and show us your library card for a free caricature painting and other fun goodies!

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  6. Art for Adults with Gena Destri

    September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Join artist, Gena Destri, for a fun art class geared for adults. This class will focus on watercolor technique!

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  7. High School Equivalency Class

    September 19, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Buda Public Library Conference Room

    The HSE (High School Equivalency Certificate) is obtained after passing 4 sub-tests which include Language Arts-Writing, Language Arts-Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. These HSE classes help prepare students to take each test. Provided by Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas.

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  8. Play-Learn-Grow: Parent/Child Workshop Series

    September 20, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Buda Public Library Program Room

    Join us for this playful workshop series where parents and caregivers learn and grow with their children through play. Once a week for 5 weeks (Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11) the library’s Storytime Room will transform into a fun playroom where parents and their children play, make friends, visit one-on-one with specialists, and have a great time!

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  9. Hays County Master Gardeners - Hill Country Trees

    September 21, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ City of Buda Municipal Facility - Classroom

    Join an expert from the Hays County Master Gardeners to learn something new each month!

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  10. Dungeons and Dragons

    September 23, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Join the adventure! This Dungeons and Dragons group works towards an ongoing campaign. Newcomers are welcome to join in on the fun.

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  11. Homeschool Experience (ages 5-8)

    September 24, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Homeschool children ages 5 to 8 meet every week to learn about STEM, play games, work with Pop Up Makerspace materials, and create some awesome art! The second Tuesday of the month is art day! There is an additional class for older students on this day ages 9 and up from 2:45 pm-3:45 pm.

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  12. Fiber Friends

    September 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Meet up with other yarn lovers and work through projects together. All skill levels are welcome to attend. Bring your tools, yarn, and projects.

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  13. High School Equivalency Class

    September 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Buda Public Library Conference Room

    The HSE (High School Equivalency Certificate) is obtained after passing 4 sub-tests which include Language Arts-Writing, Language Arts-Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. These HSE classes help prepare students to take each test. Provided by Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas.

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  14. High School Equivalency Class

    September 26, 2019, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Buda Public Library Conference Room

    The HSE (High School Equivalency Certificate) is obtained after passing 4 sub-tests which include Language Arts-Writing, Language Arts-Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. These HSE classes help prepare students to take each test. Provided by Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas.

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  15. Play-Learn-Grow: Parent/Child Workshop Series

    September 27, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Buda Public Library Program Room

    Join us for this playful workshop series where parents and caregivers learn and grow with their children through play. Once a week for 5 weeks (Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11) the library’s Storytime Room will transform into a fun playroom where parents and their children play, make friends, visit one-on-one with specialists, and have a great time!

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Makers' Lab Open Hours and Classes

  1. Makers' Lab Open Hours

    September 21, 2019, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Buda Public Library

    The purpose of the Buda Public Library's Makers' Lab is to provide a community work space where library users can come to create, explore, collaborate, and innovate. The Makers' Lab will be open to the public during Open Hours where users can use a variety or tools and resources to work through projects. During open access hour, minors under the age of twelve are not permitted but are welcome during age specific programs (see website for details). Minors 12-18 must have a parent/guardian sign an agreement.

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  2. Makers' Lab Class: Cross Stitching

    September 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Learn about items in the Makers' Lab during specialized classes offered on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm. Teens (ages 12 and up) and adults can use the Makers' Lab! Anyone 12-18 will need a parent/guardian signature prior to joining Open Hours or Makers' Lab Classes.

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Storytimes

  1. Toddler Storytime

    September 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Buda Public Library

    Songs, stories, rhymes, and an age-appropriate art activity geared for children 18 -36 months.

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  2. Preschool Storytime

    September 18, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Buda Public Library

    Songs, stories, rhymes, and a craft project geared for children 3-5 years old.

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  3. Spanish Storytime

    September 18, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Spanish Storytime at Buda Public Library offers toddlers, preschoolers, and their families an opportunity to enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes primarily in Spanish. Join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm for this fun Storytime offered by a special group of University of Texas students during the fall and spring semesters. / Hora de cuentos español en la Biblioteca Pública de Buda ofrece a los niños pequeños, preescolares y sus familias una oportunidad para disfrutar cuentos, canciones y rimas principalmente en español. Acompáñanos el miércoles por la noche de 6:00-7:00 pm para cuentos divertidos ofrecidos por un grupo especial de estudiantes de la Universidad de Texas en Austin durante los semestres de otoño y primavera.

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  4. Preschool Storytime

    September 19, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Buda Public Library

    Songs, stories, rhymes, and a craft project geared for children 3-5 years old.

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  5. Toddler Storytime

    September 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Buda Public Library

    Songs, stories, rhymes, and an age-appropriate art activity geared for children 18 -36 months.

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  6. Toddler Storytime

    September 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Buda Public Library

    Songs, stories, rhymes, and an age-appropriate art activity geared for children 18 -36 months.

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  7. Preschool Storytime

    September 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Buda Public Library

    Songs, stories, rhymes, and a craft project geared for children 3-5 years old.

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  8. Spanish Storytime

    September 25, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Spanish Storytime at Buda Public Library offers toddlers, preschoolers, and their families an opportunity to enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes primarily in Spanish. Join us on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm for this fun Storytime offered by a special group of University of Texas students during the fall and spring semesters. / Hora de cuentos español en la Biblioteca Pública de Buda ofrece a los niños pequeños, preescolares y sus familias una oportunidad para disfrutar cuentos, canciones y rimas principalmente en español. Acompáñanos el miércoles por la noche de 6:00-7:00 pm para cuentos divertidos ofrecidos por un grupo especial de estudiantes de la Universidad de Texas en Austin durante los semestres de otoño y primavera.

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  9. Preschool Storytime

    September 26, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Buda Public Library

    Songs, stories, rhymes, and a craft project geared for children 3-5 years old.

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  10. Toddler Storytime

    September 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Buda Public Library

    Songs, stories, rhymes, and an age-appropriate art activity geared for children 18 -36 months.

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Teen Programs (ages 12-18)

  1. Monday Mix-Up! (ages 12-18): Book Club

    September 23, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    This month, we will read and discuss banned books! Banned Books Week celebrates our freedom to read by highlighting frequently challenged books. Monday Mix-Up is an afterschool club for teens ages 12-18 held in the Makers' Lab. This is a teen driven program that allows teens to decide what projects the group completes and have independence to create using art supplies, technology, and literature.

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  2. Monday Mix-Up! (ages 12-18)

    September 30, 2019, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Monday Mix-Up is an afterschool club for teens ages 12-18 held in the Makers' Lab. This is a teen driven program that allows teens to decide what projects the group completes and have independence to create using art supplies, technology, and literature.

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Volunteer Shifts

  1. OPEN: Children's Area Monitor

    September 17, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Pick up any unused toys as needed and just be a friendly presence in the area during a busy playtime.

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  2. Dayna: Homeschool Experience Volunteer

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Assist with our homeschool experience program! Homeschool Experience is a program for children ages 5-7. Duties: Set up craft room for weekly activity. Assist with children’s activities. Participate in activities under the direction of the Children's Librarian.

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  3. Patty: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order (Adult and Nonfiction)

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on adult and nonfiction cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals.

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  4. Gina: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 17, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  5. OPEN: Housekeeping

    September 17, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Help us keep our beautiful new library clean by dusting shelves, wiping down windows, and straightening books.

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  6. Cindy: Preschool Storytime Volunteer

    September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Help young children and their caregivers enjoy stories from the Library’s collection of children’s books. This storytime is geared for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

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  7. Bethany: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 18, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  8. OPEN: Buda BLAST Volunteer

    September 18, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Assist with our afterschool program, Buda BLAST. Buda BLAST is a program for children ages 5-8. Duties: Set up craft room for weekly activity. Assist with children’s activities Participate in activities under the direction of the Program Assistant.

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  9. OPEN: Family Place Toy Cleaning

    September 18, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Assists in cleaning items in the Family Place Children's Corner. Volunteer will follow an organized chart to determine the type of cleaning and when to clean.

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  10. OPEN: Preschool Storytime Volunteer

    September 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Help young children and their caregivers enjoy stories from the Library’s collection of children’s books. This storytime is geared for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

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  11. Dave: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order (Adult carts and Non-fiction)

    September 19, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  12. Gina: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 19, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  13. OPEN: Play-Learn-Grow Workshop Set-up

    September 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library's Program Room

    Volunteer is needed to assist in transforming our Program Room into a fun play room for a parent/child workshop held on Friday morning. Moving furniture and plenty of kneeling and bending will be involved.

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  14. Dave: Housekeeping

    September 19, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Help us keep our beautiful new library clean by dusting shelves, wiping down windows, and straightening books.

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  15. OPEN: Plant Care

    September 20, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Plant Care Volunteers will help maintain the library plants in the lobby and staff area. Volunteers will water all lobby plants and clean off dead leaves.

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  16. OPEN: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 20, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  17. Alexis: Makers' Lab Volunteer

    September 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Our Makers' Lab is home to many awesome items and tools. Assist with Makers' Lab Open Hours, taking inventory of maker bins and preparing them for circulation to local schools, and testing new items and making sample projects.

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  18. OPEN: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 21, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  19. OPEN: Children's Area Monitor

    September 23, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Pick up any unused toys as needed and just be a friendly presence in the area during a busy playtime.

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  20. Cindy: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 23, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  21. Alexis: Family Place Toy Cleaning

    September 23, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Assists in cleaning items in the Family Place Children's Corner. Volunteer will follow an organized chart to determine the type of cleaning and when to clean.

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  22. OPEN: Children's Area Monitor

    September 24, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Pick up any unused toys as needed and just be a friendly presence in the area during a busy playtime.

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  23. OPEN: Homeschool Experience Volunteer

    September 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Assist with our homeschool experience program! Homeschool Experience is a program for children ages 5-7. Duties: Set up craft room for weekly activity. Assist with children’s activities. Participate in activities under the direction of the Children's Librarian.

    More Details
  24. Patty: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order (Adult and Nonfiction)

    September 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens, and shelves library materials on adult and nonfiction cart

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  25. Gina: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 24, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  26. OPEN: Housekeeping

    September 24, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Help us keep our beautiful new library clean by dusting shelves, wiping down windows, and straightening books.

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  27. OPEN: Preschool Storytime Volunteer

    September 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Help young children and their caregivers enjoy stories from the Library’s collection of children’s books. This storytime is geared for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

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  28. Volunteer Orientation

    September 25, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Buda Public Library

    Prospective volunteers will learn about the library's mission and values and will receive an overview of the current volunteer opportunities offered at the library. Participants will also leave knowing how to sign-up for volunteer shifts. Please either have all volunteer paperwork turned in prior to the orientation, or bring completed paperwork to orientation.

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  29. OPEN: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 25, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  30. OPEN: Buda BLAST Volunteer

    September 25, 2019, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Assist with our afterschool program, Buda BLAST. Buda BLAST is a program for children ages 5-8. Duties: Set up craft room for weekly activity. Assist with children’s activities Participate in activities under the direction of the Program Assistant.

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  31. OPEN: Family Place Toy Cleaning

    September 25, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Assists in cleaning items in the Family Place Children's Corner. Volunteer will follow an organized chart to determine the type of cleaning and when to clean.

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  32. OPEN: Preschool Storytime Volunteer

    September 26, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Help young children and their caregivers enjoy stories from the Library’s collection of children’s books. This storytime is geared for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

    More Details
  33. Bethany: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order (Adult and Nonfiction)

    September 26, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens, and shelves library materials on adult and nonfiction cart

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  34. Gina: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 26, 2019, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  35. Mylan: Play-Learn-Grow Workshop Set-up

    September 26, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Library's Program Room

    Volunteer is needed to assist in transforming our Program Room into a fun play room for a parent/child workshop held on Friday morning. Moving furniture and plenty of kneeling and bending will be involved.

    More Details
  36. Dave: Housekeeping

    September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Help us keep our beautiful new library clean by dusting shelves, wiping down windows, and straightening books.

    More Details
  37. OPEN: Plant Care

    September 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Plant Care Volunteers will help maintain the library plants in the lobby and staff area. Volunteers will water all lobby plants and clean off dead leaves.

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  38. OPEN: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 27, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  39. Alexis: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 28, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Buda Public Library

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  40. OPEN: Children's Area Monitor

    September 30, 2019, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Pick up any unused toys as needed and just be a friendly presence in the area during a busy playtime.

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  41. OPEN: Shelving and Maintaining Shelf Order

    September 30, 2019, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Volunteer

    Organizes, straightens and shelves library materials on children's cart including books, CDs, DVDs, and periodicals. Volunteer will also assist with cleaning up Family Place Toys.

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  42. OPEN: Family Place Toy Cleaning

    September 30, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Volunteer

    Assists in cleaning items in the Family Place Children's Corner. Volunteer will follow an organized chart to determine the type of cleaning and when to clean.

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