Spring Break Fun at the Library!

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It's the week you've been waiting for: Spring Break! We've got a lot of ways to relax and have fun at the library: explore outer space, compete in a Switch championship, make art, meet exotic animals, see a movie, check out a fire truck - and maybe even learn something new. (Don't worry - we won't tell!)


Spring Break Around the World

Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m., White Rock Hills Branch

Take your spring break vacation at the library! During Spring Break week you’ll learn about five popular tourist spots from around the world, craft a souvenir and create your own passport to get stamped for every day you participate! Registration is required.

Daily Destination schedule:

  • Monday: Hawaii
  • Tuesday: Thailand
  • Wednesday: France
  • Thursday: Egypt
  • Friday: Brazil


Magic Tree House Spring Break Series

Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m., Lakewood Branch

Inspired by the “Magic Tree House” books by Mary Pope Osborne, this special series is designed to transport young readers into a world of imagination and exploration. Each day, we'll dive into a different time period or location, just like Jack and Annie do in the books, with exciting activities and adventures that mirror their quests. From the time of the dinosaurs to the heart of the Renaissance, we'll bring the stories of Jack and Annie to life. Registration is required.


  • Monday- Knight at Dawn
  • Tuesday- Mummies in the Morning
  • Wednesday- Pirates Past Noon
  • Thursday- Dinosaurs Before Dark
  • Friday- Ghost Town at Sundown


An Out-of-this-World Spring Break

Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m., Lochwood Branch

Join us for some out-of-this-world fun during spring break! Monday through Friday we'll be exploring outer space through different activities and fun lessons! Registration is recommended.


  • Monday:  Marshmallows Stars Make the Tastiest Constellations
  • Tuesday: Create the Milky Way in Galaxy Slime
  • Wednesday: Building a Solar System with Coffee Filter Planets
  • Thursday: Going Round in Circles as We Build Orbits
  • Friday: Rockets to the Moon (with an expert guest to get us off the ground)


Spring Break: Switch Tournament

Monday, March 11 through Friday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m., White Rock Hills Branch

Show off your drifting and driving skills at our Spring Break Switch Tournament. Teens will earn points for attendance and matches won. The top three players with the most points will win prizes! Registration is required.


Spring Break Adventure: Super Hero Camp

Tuesday, March 12 through Saturday, March 16 at 1 p.m.,Vickery Park Branch

Welcome to the Superhero Spring Camp, where young heroes-to-be gather to discover and develop their extraordinary abilities! As the flowers bloom and the days grow longer, it's the perfect time for aspiring superheroes to harness the power of spring and embark on an adventure of a lifetime.
Space is limited! Registration is required! 
This program is best for ages 8+


Getting SMART with Sherlock

Timberglen Branch

Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m.: Evidence vs. Inference

Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m.: Scent Identification & Paper Analysis

Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m.: Fingerprints & Footprints

Delve into the world of Sherlock Holmes! We will do hands-on experiments to learn techniques that the world’s most famous (fictional) detective used to solve his cases. Suggested ages: 6-11 years old.


Spring Break Series: Musical Pet Parade!

Monday, March 11 at noon, Prairie Creek Branch

Join the Cliburn and Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs for an animal-themed music program!


Afternoon Chalk Art

Monday, March 11 at 1 p.m., Park Forest Branch

Create some cool chalk art designs on the sidewalks outside the library (if the weather allows). All supplies provided.  All ages welcome.


Fly High with the Birds of Prey

Monday, March 11 at 2 p.m., Timberglen Branch

Education specialists from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center will bring hawks, owls and falcons and discuss these animals’ roles in the environment, how they adapt, hunt and more. Live animals will be present at this event.  Geared to ages 6 and up.


Spring Break Super Snack

Tuesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m., Pleasant Grove Branch

Refuel during Spring Break with a free nutritious super snack for ages 1-18. Meals are made possible through the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Child and Education PV.

Repón fuerzas durante las vacaciones de primavera con un súper tentempié nutritivo gratuito para niños de 1 a 18 años. Las comidas son posibles a través del Departamento de Agricultura de Texas Niño y Educación PV.


Hack my painting

Tuesday, March 12 at 11 a.m., Highland Hills Branch

Are you ready to embark on a creative journey and transform an already finished painting into a masterpiece that's uniquely your own? Choose from a selection of finished paintings, then, armed with a variety of painting supplies, transform the painting in your own style! 


Spring Break: Build-a-Buddy Workshop

Tuesday, March 12 at noon, Prairie Creek Branch

Stuff and dress your own reading buddy in our stuffed animal workshop. While supplies last!


Crafternoon 3D Butterflies

Tuesday, March 12 at 1 p.m., Park Forest Branch

Create fun and colorful 3D Butterflies! All supplies will be provided.


National Crafting Month for Kids: Sewing

Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m., Timberglen Branch

Celebrate National Crafting Month by learning a new craft! Come learn the basics of hand sewing while creating your own hand puppet. All supplies will be provided. For kids aged 8 & Up. Registration is required.


SLIME for Spring Break

Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m., Dallas West Branch

Get messy with us and make some clear slime! Don't worry, grownups, we'll also provide containers with lids to keep the slime from going where it doesn't belong.


Spring Break Movie Matinee - The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m., Oak Lawn Branch

Dive into a pixel-perfect adventure this spring break with everyone's favorite plumber duo! Join Mario and Luigi on a wild journey through the Mushroom Kingdom in the Super Mario Bros. movie. Grab your power-ups and warp pipes, and get ready for a blockbuster gaming experience on the big screen! Registration is required.


Wild at the Library: Animals in flight!

Tuesday, March 12 at 2 p.m., Pleasant Grove Branch  

Learn a bit about birds in flight around Dallas while making our very own bird feeders! All supplies will be included and you can take home your creations.

Aprenderemos un poco sobre las aves que vuelan por Dallas mientras hacemos nuestros propios comederos para pájaros. Todos los materiales estarán incluidos y podrás llevarte a casa tus creaciones.


Spring Break: Scoping it out

Wednesday, March 13 at noon,  Prairie Creek Branch

Learn about the nature around you by collecting samples and taking a closer look through a microscope.


Spring Break Animal Adventures with the Dallas Zoo

Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m., Dallas West Branch

Experts from Dallas Zoo will bring a variety of Animal Ambassadors and teach you all about their diet, habits and habitats.


Taylor Swift Listening Party

Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m., Audelia Road Branch

Calling all Swifties! Spend your Spring Break at the library. If you couldn’t make it to the Eras Tour, we’re here to curb your FOMO (Fear of Missing Out). Listen to Taylor’s Version of her greatest hits while making friendship bracelets.


Wild at the Library: Slithering Creatures!

Wednesday, March 13 at 2 p.m., Pleasant Grove Branch

What is that slithering in the grass? It's a snake! Today we will make our slithery snakes. All materials will be provided and you will take home your creation!

¿Qué es eso que se desliza por la pasto? ¡Es una serpiente! Hoy haremos nuestras serpientes escurridizas. Te proporcionaremos todos los materiales y te llevarás a casa tu creación.


AfroFusion Dance Workshop

Thursday, March 14 at 11 a.m., Highland Hills Branch

Dive into the world of rhythm and movement with the incredible Obiora Asiama! Known for their infectious energy and passion for dance, Obiora will lead an engaging workshop tailored for both kids and teens.


Spring Break: Bubble Time

Thursday, March 14 at noon, Prairie Creek Branch

Make your own bubble wands and bubble experiments.


Celebrate Pi Day with the Perot Museum!

Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m., Pleasant Grove Branch

The Perot Museum TECH Truck is back to celebrate Pi Day! We will be making Pi themed buttons and graphing a skyline using the digits of Pi. All materials will be provided.

El TECH Truck del Museo Perot vuelve para celebrar el Día de Pi. Haremos botones con el tema de Pi y graficaremos un horizonte usando los dígitos de Pi. Todos los materiales serán proporcionados.


Spring Break Fire Truck

Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m., Dallas West Branch

Dallas Fire-Rescue will visit our branch with a fire engine! Meet fire fighters and learn all about all the truck and its features.


STEAM Extravaganza!

Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m., Renner-Frankford Branch

Get SMART this spring break with an afternoon of hands-on activities! Learn to code using eggs! Make a mini roller coaster! Experiment with aerodynamics!


Switch Games Free Play

Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m., Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch

This spring break, level up your vacation with the ultimate gaming experience. We're opening our doors to school-age and teen gamers for a free play session featuring an exciting lineup of Nintendo Switch games. There's no need to bring your own equipment or games. We'll provide the consoles, controllers, and an array of game titles to choose from.


Intergenerational Scavenger Hunt!

Thursday, March 14 at 3 p.m., Skyline Branch

This intergenerational scavenger hunt is designed with a special focus on teens, but everyone is welcome to participate. Gather your friends and family for a fun-filled adventure, exploring the hidden corners of the library and discovering treasures along the way.


Spring Break: Cookie Canvas

Friday, March 15 at noon, Prairie Creek Branch

Decorate your own spring-themed sugar cookies. *While supplies last.


Perot Museum's TECH Truck!

Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m., Dallas West Branch

Tinker! Engineer! Create! Hack! The Perot Museum's TECH Truck is back offering hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).


Wild at the Library: Oceans of discovery!

Friday, March 15 at 2 p.m., Pleasant Grove Branch

Discover creatures of the deep while making your own ocean in a jar!  All materials will be provided! 

Descubre las criaturas de las profundidades mientras creas tu propio ¡Oceano en un tarro! Se proporcionarán todos los materiales!


The Creature Teacher

Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m., Forest Green Branch

Learn all about exciting wild animals and see them up close and in-person with The Creature Teacher!


Spring Break: Animal Adventure!

Saturday, March 16 at 11 a.m., Skyline Branch

What kinds of critters might be visiting the library? You'll have to come to find out!


Wild at the Library: Meet the animals!

Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m., Pleasant Grove Branch

Come to the finale of Wild at the library and meet the animals in person! The Creature Teacher will teach us about the animals and their homes. 

¡Ven al final de "Wild at the library" y conoce a los animales en persona! El "Creature Teacher" nos enseñará sobre los animales y sus hogares.