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Learn about Junk and other family events, Nov. 16-22

Nicole Villalpando
Sunny Sweeney will help light the Christmas tree at the Domain on Saturday.


$9. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

The new Thinkery exhibit is all about things that have been thrown out but are used again.

Intro to Woodworking. 2:30 p.m. Saturday. $44 per parent/child. Baby Bloomers for ages birth to 3 explore the letter T, 9 a.m. Monday, and the letter U, 9 a.m. Saturday. $4.50.

“A Year with Frog and Toad.”

Arnold Lobel’s book on stage. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 29. $20 adults, $15 children. Kleberg Stage, 1421 W. Riverside Drive.

“Walking with the Dinosaurs.”

The animatronic wonders fill Cedar Park Center. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. $39-$79. Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park.

“Amber & Nick Radio Hour.”

It’s an old-fashioned radio show and you help make the sounds. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday; 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 30. $10 adults, $6 children 12 and younger. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

BookPeople story times.

Armstrong Community School, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday; Tiny Tales to You Petting Zoo, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and Hold Onto Your Hat story time, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble Events.

“Learn to Draw Like Mo Willems,” story time and activity, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sunset Valley, Arboretum, Hill Country Galleria and Lakeline.

“Puppet Making and Holiday Sing-Along,” 1 p.m. Saturday, Sunset Valley, Arboretum, Hill Country Galleria, Lakeline and Round Rock.

Chris Barton reads his “Attack! Boss! Cheat Code!: A Gamer’s Alphabet,” 2 p.m. Saturday, Arboretum.

Lighting of the Great Tree.

Head to the Domain for the lighting of a 40-foot tree and a musical performance by Sunny Sweeney and then a fireworks show. 6 p.m. Saturday. Century Oaks Terrace at Esperanza Crossing.

Happening at the library.

Literature Live! Presents: “Follow the Elves.” 6 p.m. Tuesday, Southeast Branch. This four-part series about a poor shoemaker and his wife will visit libraries around Austin, but you can also follow it online.

Literature Live! Presents: “Not So Scary Stories.” 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Yarborough Branch; and 10:15 p.m. Friday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch.

ImprovED Shakespeare Presents “Henry IV Part I.” This youth troop introduces Shakespeare to a new audience. 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Carver Branch.

Ahora sí recommends:

Dual language story time. 6 p.m. Monday, University Hills Branch; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Cepeda Branch; 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Southeast Branch; 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Ruiz Branch and Pleasant Hill Branch; 2 p.m. Friday, Southeast Branch; and 11 a.m. Saturday, Terrazas Branch.

Storytime en Espanol. Hear “Oso quiere contar una historia” (“Bear Has a Story to Tell”). 11 a.m. Wednesday, Arboretum Barnes & Noble.