This weekend is all about spending time with family and friends as people celebrate the holidays, so the Copperas Cove Public Library is closed through Monday.

However, the closure gives library staff and volunteers time to prepare for next week, when the library will open with a weeklong event.

Winter Fest Academy will start Tuesday and run until Friday, offering different classes for children of all ages every day during the library’s normal hours of operation.

The Storytime class will offer stories, crafts, music and more for ages 1-5 in the Children’s Room from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Circuits & Robots will allow children ages 6-10 to control a robot with a tablet computer, assemble a robot with snap-together circuits and program a robot using colored pens from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Friday.

Mazes & Marbles is in the meeting room from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and lets kids ages 6-10 build a maze and then see if marbles can make it through, or connect gears to make a marvelous machine.

The books class for children ages 6-10 will offer stories of adventure, mystery and science from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

3D Modelling for 3D Printing will show kids how to make a model then print it out. The class for kids ages 11-18 will meet in the Teamwork Room from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Video Editing for children ages 11-18 will show attendees how to plan, edit, add text and add sound to videos they shoot. The class will meet in the Teamwork Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Robots will show kids ages 11-18 how to program Sphero from a tablet, assemble MakeBot from scratch or build a Snappy radio-controlled car with snap circuits. The class will meet in the Teamwork Room from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Students ages 6-18 are invited to the Wrap Party in the meeting room from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.

Kids can sign up for the Winter Fest Academy on the library’s website at

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

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