Calendar of Events

August 5, 2017

AMA-CON 2017

AMA-CON 2017

August 5 & 6 • Saturday 11 to 7 • Sunday 12 to 6

Amarillo Civic Center Heritage & Regency Rooms and North & South Exhibit Halls

2-day pass = $8 / 1-day pass = $5

 

AMA-CON, Amarillo’s annual pop culture convention, celebrates the best in comics, gaming, anime, sci-fi, and everything else geeky and awesome.

 

Special guests at this year’s AMA-CON include:

Patrick Rothfuss, author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear 

Voiceover artist Robert Axelrod (Lord Zedd on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers)

DFW Ghostbusters

Rachel Caine, author of The Great Library and Morganville Vampire series

Comic Historian R. Cat Conrad

A.G. Howard, author of Roseblood, and the Splintered and Haunted Hearts Legacy series

Cosplayers Frostbite Cosplay, Cosplay Cory, and Dat Ashe Cosplay

 

There will be 5 separate cosplay contests at AMA-CON 2017:  Kids, Comics, Gaming, Anime, and Sci/Fi and Steampunk.  Sci-Fi and Steampunk will cosplay together but awards will be given in each category.

 

AMA-CON 2017 will also feature an AMA-CON Art Show, children’s activities, a screening room, photo opportunities, professional and amateur sketch-offs, panels & presentations, artist demonstrations, and many more activities.

 

The always popular Geek Prom, sponsored by Alpha Media, will take place Saturday evening from 7 to 10 PM in the Regency Room!

 

AMA-CON is hosted by Friends of the Amarillo Public Library and funds raised through AMA-CON allow Friends of the Amarillo Public Library to support Library educational services including:

  • AMARILLO READS Community Reading Program
  • Summer Reading Club
  • READ to SUCCEED Adult Reading Skills Tutoring
  • English as a Second Language and US Citizenship Classes

 

Admission wristbands will go on sale soon in the Friends Store located on the first floor of the Downtown Amarillo Public Library!  AMA-CON temporary tattoos are available for purchase at all five library locations.  Wear one and help spread the word!

Start: August 5, 2017
End: August 6, 2017
Venue: Amarillo Civic Center
Address:
401 S. Buchanan, Amarillo, TX, United States

July 29, 2017

SHARK WEEK SHENANIGANS

Join us this Shark Week to learn more about all kinds of sharks!

Start: July 29, 2017 2:00 pm
End: July 29, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Branch Library
Phone: (806) 378-3054
Address:
413 E 4th, Amarillo, Texas, 79101

July 28, 2017

STAY AND PLAY: CENTERS

Come for Laugh and Learn Class and then stay for the centers!  We’ll have fun enrichment activities for toddlers.

Start: July 28, 2017 10:45 am
End: July 28, 2017 11:45 am
Venue: Southwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2094
Address:
6801 W 45th, Amarillo, Texas, 79109

July 27, 2017

DOWNTOWN LUNCHTIME BOOK CLUB – Etta Mae’s Worst Bad-Luck Day by Ann B. Ross

Start: July 27, 2017 12:15 pm
End: July 27, 2017 1:30 pm
Venue: Downtown Branch Library
Phone: (806) 378-3054
Address:
413 E 4th, Amarillo, Texas, 79101

MATT the COWPONY

Come see some awesome horse tricks!

Start: July 27, 2017 10:30 am
End: July 27, 2017 11:30 am
Venue: Northwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2035
Address:
6100 W 9th, Amarillo, Texas, 79106

July 25, 2017

CARDBOARD COSPLAY

Join us to build shields, swords, helmets, and more!  It’s great practice for AMA-CON!

Start: July 25, 2017 2:00 pm
End: July 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Branch Library
Phone: (806) 378-3054
Address:
413 E 4th, Amarillo, Texas, 79101

FOURTH TUESDAY BOOK CLUB – A Patchwork Family by Charlotte Hubbard

Start: July 25, 2017 11:00 am
End: July 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Southwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2094
Address:
6801 W 45th, Amarillo, Texas, 79109

July 21, 2017

ANCESTRY – DOWN AND DIRTY FIELD TRIP

This last meeting of the Ancestry Class will feature a field trip to the courthouse and museum in McLean.

Meet at the Downtown Library to caravan to McLean.

Start: July 21, 2017 10:00 am
End: July 21, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Branch Library
Phone: (806) 378-3054
Address:
413 E 4th, Amarillo, Texas, 79101

July 20, 2017

STORY TIME WITH THE CAT IN THE HAT

We’re partnering with our friends at Panhandle PBS to bring the Cat in the Hat to several Library Story Times!

Come enjoy stories, activities, and photo ops with everyone’s favorite feline!

Thursday, July 20 at 10:30 AM – North Branch Library – 1500 NE 24th

Friday, July 21 at 10 AM – Southwest Branch Library – 6801 W 45th

Saturday, July 22 at 2 PM – Downtown Library – 413 SE 4th

Start: July 20, 2017
End: July 22, 2017

July 15, 2017

TEEN PROGRAM: SPACE SURVIVAL CAMP

Come participate in various space stations!

Start: July 15, 2017 2:00 pm
End: July 15, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Branch Library
Phone: (806) 378-3054
Address:
413 E 4th, Amarillo, Texas, 79101