What’s Up? Weekly: October 9-13, 2017


Kids Club – Tuesday, October 10 at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy snacks and a special storytime. Parental supervision is requested. FREE! Whole Foods Domain, 11920 Domain Dr, Austin.

Free Admission to Laguna Gloria – Tuesday, October 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. FREE! The Contemporary Austin, Laguna Gloria, 3809 W 35th St, Austin.

Literature Live Presents: Strega Nona – Tuesday, October 10 at 10:15 a.m. The hilarious tale of a wise old woman, a magic pasta pot, and a foolish young man who learns the hard way that sometimes there really can be too much of a good thing. Based on the book by Tomi dePaola. Recommended for ages 3 and up. FREE! APL – Windsor Park Branch, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin.

Milly McSilly Storytime – Tuesday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m. Welcome back Marvelous Milly McSilly for a storytime full of magic, laughter, and just the right amount of Halloween spookiness! She has a great show planned with activities and fun stories for all of our young readers, so don’t miss out. FREE! Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin.

Chinese-Language Storytime – Tuesday, October 10 at 10:30 a.m. This unique Austin Public Library program is brought to you in partnership with Chinese with Meggie, Little Tiger Chinese Immersion School. Come for Chinese-language stories, songs and finger-plays for preschoolers, young children, and their parents. No prior experience with Chinese is necessary to participate and introduce the language to young patrons. FREE! APL – Old Quarry Branch, 7051 Village Center Dr, Austin.

Sensory Storytime – Tuesday, October 10 at 11:15 a.m. Sensory Storytime features interactive books, singing, and music and will incorporate some sensory activities, like movement and bubbles. This program welcomes children of all abilities to create an inclusive environment. Recommended for ages 5 and under. FREE! APL – Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St, Austin.

Family Movie Night: Coraline – Tuesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m. Rated PG. Coraline Jones is bored in her new home until she finds a secret door that leads her into a world that’s just like her own–but better! But when this fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her “other” Mother tries to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness and bravery to get home. FREE! APL – Twin Oaks Branch, 1800 S 5th St, Austin.

Community Cinema: The Iron Giant – Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a FREE movie night at the Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening of The Iron Giant. Arrive early to explore Community First! Village and pick your spot. Plus, stop by the Community Market to check out all the beautiful art and handcrafted products that Community First! residents make in the various micro-enterprise programs at the Village. Candy, popcorn, water, and sodas will be available for purchase (cash preferred). Concession sales and tips help Community First! friends who will be serving you to earn a modest living income. Movie begins around 8:30 p.m. Rated PG. Reserve your FREE tickets here. A donation of $5 is greatly appreciated. Community First! Village, 9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin.

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About the Author

Jaelyn Penner
Jaelyn was born and raised in Kansas, but she got to Texas as soon as she could! After a few years of youthful fun in Dallas, Jaelyn decided to make her passion her career and headed to west Texas to make it happen. There, she honed her musical chops while studying Commercial Music, and then headed straight for Austin to help keep it weird. Once here, she unexpectedly found her soul mate, and loves that her husband and two boys are now her biggest fans! Besides being a musician, Jaelyn also works as a corporate event planner, is a self-proclaimed “celebratory expert” and a long-time foodie. She doesn’t feel complete unless she is keeping up with all the cool stuff Austin has to offer.
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