Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Cinema d’Arte goes to London with Southlake Library

APEX Arts League and Southlake Library’s Cinema d’Arte, will show National Theater of London’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Registration is open now for a one-night showing of National Theater in London’s performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. This live-captured performance has astonished audiences around the world and won seven Olivier and five Tony Awards.

This event will be hosted on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Southlake Town Hall. APEX will host a social hour prior to the screening, to include hors d’oeuvres and wine. The filmed production will begin immediately following the reception.

Registration is required and limited to ages 21& up. Register today.

Event Details: Thursday, October 11 | Social Hour at 6:30 PM, Film at 7:30 PM
Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor

Production Summary:

Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs. Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Councilmembers Shafi and Fawks to Take Oaths of Office at May 16 City Council Meeting

Councilmembers Shahid Shafi and Gary Fawks will take their seats for a second term next Tuesday; both ran unopposed in the recent election.

The oaths of office will be at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, May 16 in the Council Chambers prior to the Council Meeting at Southlake Town Hall. A break for a reception in the lobby will follow.  Both council members get the opportunity to continue their service to Southlake as elected officials.

Councilmember Shafi currently serves as the Place 1 council member and was first elected to this position in 2014. Prior to this, he served on the Planning and Zoning Commission and has volunteered in many roles for the City. He and his family have lived in Southlake since 2004.

Councilmember Fawks is currently the Place 6 council member and was elected to this position in 2014. He previously served as a council member from 1996-2001, and he served as Mayor Pro Tem from 1998-2001. He and his wife have lived in Southlake since 1993.

Tom Turkey Stopping by to Visit Story Time at Southlake Library

It’s not Thanksgiving without a visit from Tom Turkey. Story Time at Southlake Library is going to the birds with real live turkey visitors.

Enjoy a Tale of Two Turkeys when Southlake Library hosts special visitors from a local farm. Families can join Ms. Stacy and Ms. Elizabeth for stories, songs, merriment and live turkeys! Be prepared to do the Turkey Tango – a Southlake Story Time favorite dance.

This special event will be held on Wednesday, November 16th at 10:45 AM on the 3rd Floor of Southlake Town Hall.

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Southlake Sister Cities

2016 is the Year of the Monkey in Chinese culture and the City of Southlake is ready to celebrate. On Thursday, February 11, the City of Southlake along with Southlake Sister Cities will be hosting an event to welcome the Chinese New Year.

Starting at 6:30 PM on the 3rd Floor in Southlake Town Hall, come enjoy some traditional Chinese treats and learn more about Chinese culture from special guest speaker Dr. Carrie Liu Currier. Dr. Currier is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Director of Asian Studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

The event is free and open to everyone interested in learning more about the Chinese culture.

Fire Up Your Kids with Southlake Summer Reading

Fire up your kids with Southlake Summer Reading where Every Hero Has a Story and kids, teens, and adults win big.

Earn Rewards:
The Library offers fun incentives to make summer reading a family game. Earn level prizes and get entries into drawings for prizes from an XBOX 360 to bicycles! The real rewards are the joy of sharing books together and improving reading skills the the fun way.

Preschoolers – Rewards each 5 learning activities completed
Kids & Teens  – Rewards each 5 hours read
Adults – Rewards each library checkout or youth program attended

Have Fun:
Enjoy a summer filled with family-focused activities and performances. There are many special events still to enjoy this summer including watercolor painting with ArtHouse, Zoofari, Firehouse Story Time, Texas Pioneering, weekly movies, a summer prize party and so much more!

Clowning Around at Your Library

Kelly the ClownWant to learn what it takes to soar on the flying trapeze or just what goes into those cream pies that the clowns throw?  Then join Kelly, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ambassador of Laughter, for some serious fun on Monday, June 22 @ 1 PM, 3rd Floor of Town Hall. 

He is no class clown, but he’s certain to add amusement to a special 30-minute circus story time, which will encourage children not only to read, but also to discover, dream and learn! The Library event is free and open to the public.  For more information on the additional libraries the clowns plan to visit, go to ReadingwithRingling.com.

Kelly, the Ambassador of Laughter, will be in town to help kick-off “Reading with Ringling Bros.!”  The Library reading program is easy and fun for kids to participate.  The best part is that kids can earn a free circus ticket by simply doing their reading!  Children from ages 2-12 enroll with the librarian, who will give kids everything to start their reading adventure.

Southlake Summer Reading with Southlake Public Library is supported by our presenting sponsors, Friends of Southlake Library and Brigg’s Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Its theme and artwork are copyright of the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) organization.

Teen Writing Workshop with Author Jenny Martin

TrackedComing this summer! Teens, learn to write with author Jenny Martin. Explore ways to develop your own unique, writing voice. Try new techniques. Share your work and get valuable input from Jenny and other teen writers. Each session is designed to inspire, encourage and welcome young writers from ages 13-19 years.

Workshop dates are June 11, 18 and 25 @ 2 PM, on the 3rd floor of Town Hall.

Jenny Martin is a librarian, a book monster, and a certified Beatle-maniac. She lives in Dallas with her husband and son. Her first book for teens, “Tracked” is available now.

For more information about the Teen Writing Workshops, please contact your Youth Librarian, Stacy Wells or call us at 817.748.8243.

Holiday Art Exhibit by Trish Biddle at Town Hall through January 5

Festival of Trees 2010

Festival of Trees 2010

Known for portraying Glamourous Women in Fabulous Places®, local artist Trish Biddle adds Southlake (once again) to her list of destinations with a series of five holiday-themed paintings on display at Southlake Town Hall until January 5, 2015.

The five paintings represent Southlake’s annual holiday traditions, family activities and Southlake Town Square, a popular destination for both locals and visitors:

  • “Home for the Holidays” represents the six week celebration in Town Square that is kicked-off with the annual tree lighting ceremony and includes sleigh rides around the square.
  • “Santas Village” portrays a quaint town square with families waiting to convey their holiday wishes to the jolly man with white beard.
  • “Festival of Trees 2010” depicts a family holding hands near the giant Christmas tree in Town Square with another couple sitting on a bench looking on dressed in winter fashion.
  • “Festival of Trees” highlights the many shopping opportunities and festive window displays in Town Square.
  • “Festival of Trees 2” shows glamourous women shopping and dining along the decorated streets of Town Square.

According to Biddle, the paintings are inspired by actual events as she has attended Southlake’s tree lighting ceremony during the past few years. Prints are available for purchase on her website: www.TrishBiddle.com.

“So many people come to enjoy the Christmas spirit at such a special place, Southlake Town Square. Painting during the lighting of the trees was a wonderful experience and really kicked off the Christmas season for me,” Biddle said in 2010, noting that she has also created commemorative ornaments depicting Southlake scenes. “This is one of the ways I can give back to the community. I tried to capture the moment on canvas, as the choir was singing and some children were watching me paint the tree. I could feel the energy and excitement build as they anticipated the lights to transform the square into a winter wonderland.”

The holiday art exhibit is free to the public. Southlake Town Hall is located at 1400 Main Street, Southlake, Texas, 76092.

Southlake Town Hall and Library Closed for Repairs This Weekend

Southlake Town Hall—including the Library, will be closed this weekend to fix a leak in the water service line. Repairs will begin at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, and are expected to be complete by the end of the weekend.

In preparation for the repair, parking spaces along the west side of Town Hall – across from Jamba Juice, Rockfish Grill, and Mi Cocina – will be fenced off starting at noon on Friday, October 17. Blocking off the spaces is a safety measure and is needed to allow water department crews to begin moving in the necessary equipment for the Saturday repair.

Book drops will remain open and customers will have an extra day with their materials, but customers are asked to use the book drops located near the Town Hall West garage, or the on north side of town hall. The special event Do You Know Who You Are for teen girls has moved to Barnes and Noble Southlake at 11 a.m.

Your patience is appreciated during these repairs.