Today marks the final day of WinterFest Academy at the Copperas Cove Public Library, and library staff and children are preparing for the wrap party at noon.

Students from ages 6 to 18 are invited to dress up as mad scientists as they show off the projects they worked on during the week.

“While this break is out, we want the library to be as accessible as possible,” said Librarian Beverly Bryant. The program was designed to “give the kids an outlet.”

WinterFest Academy was a four-day festival of guided play, mad science, digital wizardry and fun. Students had the opportunity to explore the library’s collection of age-appropriate science, technology, engineering and math toys, to create new configurations and new objects, and to learn more about the resources available in the library.

The wrap party is from noon to 2 p.m.

The library is also holding a pajama party for the younger children, asking children ages 1 to 5 to wear their pajamas to the library at 10 a.m. for their own closing event.

Tonight from 7 to 10, the Double C Square Dance group will be hosting their final square dance. Anyone who has been preparing for the dances with the groups weekly lessons is invited to attend.

After the dance, the library will be closed for the remainder of the year — as well as Monday — as staff and volunteers spend some time with their families and friends.

For anyone looking for a book or two to tide them over until 2018, the library has recently added some new titles to the new books shelf. Some of the new additions are:

  • “Endurance: a Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery,” by Scott Kelly with Margaret Lazarus Dean.
  • “No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters,” by Ursula K. Le Guin.
  • “Leonardo da Vinci,” by Walter Isaacson.

To find out more about what is happening at the library, call 254-547-3826 or go to

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