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Valentine’s and more fun things to do with Austin kids, Feb. 9-15

Nicole Villalpando,
Baby Day happens this week at the Thinkery. [American-Statesman 2014]

Valentine’s Day events

Toybrary Austin. Daddy & Me Valentine’s Play Date. 10:30 a.m. Sunday. $12. Pre-Valentine’s Mama Massage & Playtime. 3-6 p.m. Thursday. $10. Valentine’s Day Party & Singalong with Miss Ariel. 10:30 a.m. Friday. $12. Valentine’s Day Dinner for Parents with child care. 5 p.m. Friday. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.

Black History Month events

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Day. High schoolers get a taste of life at a historically black college and university at this event. 11 a.m. Saturday. Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.

Art Smart: Echoes of Africa. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Manchaca Road Branch. 3:30 p.m. Friday, North Village Branch.


Bullock Texas State History Museum.Home School Day. 10 a.m. Thursday. Little Texans: Move. 10 a.m. Thursday. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave.

Thinkery.Baby Bloomers. 9 a.m. Monday and Saturday. Ages birth to 3. This month the theme is Boogie on Down. Special guests April and Amy Rankin, Feb. 10; Tiny Tails to You petting zoo, Feb. 10; Hey Lolly! Music, Feb. 15. Special events for babies and their humans. Baby Day. All day Saturday. Register at Little Thinkers Club. Art Start. For kids 1-3. 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Friday. $8.Parents’ Night Out. For kids ages 4 and up. 5:30 p.m. Friday. $45, $25 each additional child. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Umlauf Sculpture Park and Museum. Family Day. Enjoy yoga, make art and more. Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Umlauf Museum, 604 Azie Morton Road.

Science Mill. Homeschool Day: Careers in Engineering. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Engineering Day. Design a marshmallow bridge and other activities. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Science Mill, 101 S. Lady Bird Lane, Johnson City.

Toybrary Austin.Parents’ Night Out. 5 p.m. Saturdays. $35, $10 each additional child. Busy Bebes. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, $12. Toybrary Austin, 2001 Justin Lane.


Zach Theatre. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” For ages 3 and up. The beloved children’s story by Eric Carle comes to the stage along with other Eric Carle creations. 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 14. Kleberg Theater, 1421 W. Riverside Drive. $19-$43.

SaulPaul’s Alien Adventure. An alien comes to Earth and makes a friend. Music by SaulPaul. 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through March 1. $10-$15. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

Hideout Kids: “Out of This World.” Join the cast in creating the story. 11 a.m. Sundays. $5. Hideout Theatre, 617 Congress Ave.

“Peter Pan.” 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through March 1. $17-$36. Palace Theater, 810 S. Austin Ave., Georgetown.


The Purple Party: Music of Prince for Kids. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday. $12-$15. Mohawk. 912 Red River St.

Live at the Hive. Enjoy kids’ music for a featured act. 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The Hive, 10542 Menchaca Road.

Talking Heads for Kids. 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The Sunset Room, 310 E.Third St.


Be Internet Awesome! The YMCA and Google present this workshop for kids on internet safety. Various times, Tuesday. Free.YMCA locations, plus Baranoff, Carpenter Hill, Laurel Mountain, Ridgetop and Shadowglen elementary schools. Register at


Alamo Drafthouse. “Howl’s Moving Castle” Cereal Party. 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Mueller. “Sonic the Hedgehog” Cereal Party. 11 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline. PBS Kids at the Alamo: “Odd Squad.” 10 a.m. Saturday, Lakeline. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Slaughter Lane.


Barnes & Noble.Baby & Me story time, 11 a.m. Sundays at all locations. Story time, 11 a.m. Saturdays, at all locations. “The President of the Jungle,” Feb. 15.

BookPeople. For kids: Vanessa Roeder reads “The Box Turtle.” 2 p.m. Saturday. Story times, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. This week: Valentine‘s, Tuesday; Ms. Staci, Wednesday; Black History Month, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

At the library

Just for Teens: Dev Launchers Coding Lab. Noon Saturdays, Central Library.

Tech Familia: Robotics Workshop. 11 a.m. Saturdays, Cepeda Branch.

Pajama Story Time. 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Central Library. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Windsor Park Branch.

Early Literacy Playgroup. 11 a.m. Monday, Howson Branch. 11 a.m. Friday, North Village Branch.

Music & Movement. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch. 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Hampton Branch. 11 a.m. Thursdays, Howson Branch.

Teen Social Hour. 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Carver Branch.

Family Board Game Night. 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Central Library.

Home School D&D Club. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Central Library.

Tween Coding for Home Schoolers. 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Central Library.

Bow Wow Reading with Quintana Roo. 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Little Walnut Creek Branch. With Sadie, 10 a.m. Saturday, Central Library.

Let’s All Play: Board Game Day. 3 p.m. Thursdays, St. John Branch.

Lego Lab. 3:30 p.m. Monday, Hampton Branch; 3:30 p.m. Monday, Little Walnut Creek Branch; 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park Branch; 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Willie Mae Kirk Branch; 4 p.m. Thursday, Howson Branch; 3 p.m. Friday, Ruiz Branch; 3:30 p.m. Friday, Manchaca Road Branch. Building the Ship in a Bottle. 4 p.m. Friday, University Hills Branch; 10 a.m. Saturday, Central Library.

Austin Ukestra. 1 p.m. Sunday, Recycled Reads Book Store.

Just for Teens: Math and Science Tutoring. 1 p.m. Sunday, Central Library.

Dog Manners 101 story time and demonstration. 3 p.m. Sunday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Just for Teens: Guitar and Bass Lab. 6 p.m. Monday, Central Library.

Reading Unleashed. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Manchaca Road Branch.

Perler Bead Palooza. 3 p.m. Friday, St. John Branch.

Maker Space, Cricut Open House. 10 a.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks Branch.