Calendar of Events

August 4, 2017

Laugh and Learn @ SW

Laugh and Learn Story Times are especially for infants and toddlers.

Start: August 4, 2017 10:00 am
End: August 4, 2017 10:30 am
Venue: Southwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2094
Address:
6801 W 45th, Amarillo, Texas, 79109

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

Laugh & Learn @ N

Laugh and Learn is a story time designed especially for infants and toddlers—using books, music, and finger play to get kids started early on a path of lifelong learning.

Start: August 5, 2017 10:00 am
End: August 5, 2017 10:30 am
Venue: North Branch Library
Phone: (806) 381-7931
Address:
1500 NE 24th, Amarillo, Texas, 79107

August 7, 2017

Books and Boogie

A traditional story time that includes songs or stretches with activities to follow.

Start: August 7, 2017 10:00 am
End: August 7, 2017 10:30 am
Venue: Southwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2094
Address:
6801 W 45th, Amarillo, Texas, 79109

L & L @ Downtown

Laugh and Learn Story Times are especially for infants and toddlers.

Start: August 7, 2017 10:30 am
End: August 7, 2017 11:00 am
Venue: Downtown Branch Library
Phone: (806) 378-3054
Address:
413 E 4th, Amarillo, Texas, 79101

August 8, 2017

Laugh & Learn @ SW

Laugh and Learn Story Times are especially for infants and toddlers.

Start: August 8, 2017 10:00 am
End: August 8, 2017 10:30 am
Venue: Southwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2094
Address:
6801 W 45th, Amarillo, Texas, 79109

August 9, 2017

Books and Boogie

A traditional story time that includes songs or stretches with activities to follow.

Start: August 9, 2017 10:00 am
End: August 9, 2017 10:30 am
Venue: Southwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2094
Address:
6801 W 45th, Amarillo, Texas, 79109

Ready, Set, Read!

A delightful story time for all ages.

Start: August 9, 2017 10:30 am
End: August 9, 2017 11:00 am
Venue: Downtown Branch Library
Phone: (806) 378-3054
Address:
413 E 4th, Amarillo, Texas, 79101

Laugh & Learn @ NW

Laugh and Learn Story Times are especially for infants and toddlers.

Start: August 9, 2017 10:30 am
End: August 9, 2017 11:00 am
Venue: Northwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2035
Address:
6100 W 9th, Amarillo, Texas, 79106

MOVE AND GROOVE!

This storytime is designed especially for 3 and 4 year olds.  We’ll sing, practice rhythms and fine motor skills, and have lots of fun!

Start: August 9, 2017 11:30 am
End: August 9, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Northwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2035
Address:
6100 W 9th, Amarillo, Texas, 79106