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Explore game kids love at Minefaire, more Austin fun, Sept. 9-15,

Events

Minefaire. The largest convention for a single video game is in Austin on Saturday. $49-$69.50, but kids younger than 2 are free. Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. Minefaire.com.

Museums

Science Mill. Homeschool Day: Concoctions of Chemical Conundrums. Hands-on activities planned throughout the day. 10 a.m. Thursday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City. sciencemill.org

Thinkery. Baby Bloomers for kids age birth to 3 learn about color this month., 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. $5. Art Start: Nature as Our Canvas workshop. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Wednesdays. $20 per class. Namaste & Play: Get Into Shapes. 9:45 a.m. for 1-year-olds, 10:45 a.m. for 2-year-olds and 11:45 a.m. for 3-year-olds, Fridays. $20 per class. Slime Time workshop for ages 4 and older. 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. Saturday. $8. Community Night Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage. Celebrate food, performance and culture. 4-8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave. thinkeryaustin.org

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Bullock Museum. Little Texans. Hands-on program for children ages 2-5. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com

Neill-Cochran House Museum. History Lab: Making Folk Art. Make a whirligig and more. 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Neill-Cochran House Museum. 2310 San Gabriel St. nchmuseum.org

Toybrary Austin. Kids’ Cooking Classes. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. $15. Baby Play Date. 1 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Music Class With Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. $10. Magic With Silly Sparkles. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. $10. Art Class. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. $20. Trees & Leaves Playday. 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane. toybraryaustin.com

Wildflower Center. Sprouts. Hands-on preschool program. 10 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave. wildflower.org

Theater

“Tortoise and Hare” at Zach Theatre. The Aesop fable becomes a musical for ages 5 and older. 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $18-$24. Kleburg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. zachtheatre.org

Movies

Austin Film Society’s Sunday School. Introduce kids to “Safety Last,” a 1923 movie with Harold Lloyd performing death-defying stunts. 1 p.m. Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Monday. $9. Austin Film Society Cinema, 6406 N. Interstate 35, Suite 3100. austinfilm.o rg

Alamo Drafthouse. PBS Kids at the Alamo: “Odd Squad.” 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Mueller. 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline and Slaughter Lane. drafthouse.com

Flix Jr. Flix offers $2 children’s movies.“Sing.” 11 a.m. Saturday. 2200 S. Interstate 35, Suite B1, Round Rock. flixbrewhouse.com

Books

BookPeople. 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times. Bold and Brave, Tuesday. Ms. Staci Gray, Wednesday. Lazy Morning, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd. bookpeople.com

Barnes & Noble Events: 11 a.m. Saturday story time at all locations: “Goodnight Goon: A Petrifying Parody.” Check out the website barnesandnoble.com for future story times.

At the library

Bow Wow Reading with Bonnie the Dog. 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Yarborough Branch. With Roo the Dog. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek Branch. Read to George. 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Pleasant Hill Branch.

Pajama Storytime. 6 p.m. Monday, University Hills Branch. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Central Library. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, St. John Branch. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Thursday Night Teen Writers Room. 6 p.m. Thursday, Central Library.

Music & Movement. 11 a.m. Monday, Pleasant Hill Branch. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Ruiz Branch. 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Carver Branch. 11 a.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.

Friday Matinee: “ Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Old Quarry Branch.

Austin Ukestra Ukulele Group. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Bookstore.

Lego Lab. 6 p.m. Monday, Carver Branch. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks Branch. 3:30 p.m Tuesday, Milwood Branch. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Literature Live, “Tales from Graves.” 6 p.m. Thursday, Spicewood Springs Branch.

Crafternoon. 3 p.m. Monday, Southeast Branch. 3 p.m Wednesday, Ruiz Branch. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Family Craft Night. 6 p.m. Monday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch. 7 p.m. Thursday, St. John Branch.

Home School Social. 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Carver Branch.

Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Thursday, Southeast Branch.

Song of Peace. 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Howson Branch.

Animanga Club. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Carver Branch. 3:30 p.m. Friday, Ruiz Branch.

Sewing after Dark for Teens. 5 p.m. Friday, Central Library.

Batman Day. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Little Walnut Creek Branch.

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