Calendar of Events

August 1, 2015

AMA-CON: Amarillo’s POP CULTURE Celebration

AMA-CON 2015

AMA-CON, Amarillo’s annual pop culture convention celebrates the best in comics, gaming, anime, sci-fi, and everything else geeky and awesome.

AMA-CON 2015 will have cosplay contests, presentations by authors, artists, and performers, vendors of all kinds of crazy things (everything from comic books to steampunk jewelry), anime viewing, gaming tournaments and exhibits—and more.

In 2015, in response to requests from participants and vendors, AMA-CON expands to a two-day event on August 1 & 2, but admission to the con is still the best deal in the geek universe—a two-day pass is just $5.

This year’s AMA-CON will take place:

Saturday, August 1 from 11 AM to 7 PM

Sunday, August 2 from noon to 6 PM

AMA-CON wristbands will go on sale in the Friends Store inside the Downtown Amarillo Public Library one week before the con on July 25—or you can purchase them at the door.

While AMA-CON is primarily a gift to the community from the Friends of the Amarillo Public Library, any funds raised through the con allow Friends to support Library educational services including:

  • AMARILLO READS Community Reading Program
  • Summer Reading Club
  • READ to SUCCEED Adult Reading Skills Tutoring
  • English as a Second Language and US Citizenship Classes

 

For more information on special guests, contest, tournaments, and programs, visit www.ama-con.com or LIKE AMA-CON on Facebook.

 

Start: August 1, 2015
End: August 2, 2015
Venue: Amarillo Civic Centter
Address:
401 S. Buchanan, Amarillo, TX, United States

August 3, 2015

Books and Boogie

A traditional story time that includes songs or stretches with activities to follow.

Start: August 3, 2015 10:00 am
End: August 3, 2015 10:30 am
Venue: Southwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2094
Address:
6801 W 45th, Amarillo, Texas, 79109

Words of Wonder

Research shows kids who attend library story times read earlier and are better prepared to start school! Join us at East Branch Library at 3:30 PM.

Start: August 3, 2015 3:30 pm
End: August 3, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: East Branch Library
Phone: (806) 342-1589
Address:
2232 E 27th, Amarillo, Texas, 79103

August 4, 2015

Laugh and Learn @ SW

Laugh and Learn Story Times are especially for infants and toddlers.

Start: August 4, 2015 10:00 am
End: August 4, 2015 10:30 am
Venue: Southwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2094
Address:
6801 W 45th, Amarillo, Texas, 79109

August 5, 2015

Ready, Set, Read!

Research shows kids who attend library story times read earlier and are better prepared to start school! Join us at the Downtown Library for a fun story time!

Start: August 5, 2015 10:30 am
End: August 5, 2015 11:00 am
Venue: Downtown Branch Library
Phone: (806) 378-3054
Address:
413 E 4th, Amarillo, Texas, 79101

Chapter Book Club: The People of Sparks

Join us every Wednesday to read The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau, the continuing story of The City of Ember!

 

Start: August 5, 2015 4:00 pm
End: August 5, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: North Branch Library
Phone: (806) 381-7931
Address:
1500 NE 24th, Amarillo, Texas, 79107

August 6, 2015

Laugh and Learn

Now we offer two sessions of Laugh and Learn on Thursday! Come to either our 10:30 or 11:30 session!

This program is filled with music, finger play, and learning! Call 359-2035 for more information.

Date: August 6, 2015
Venue: Northwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2035
Address:
6100 W 9th, Amarillo, Texas, 79106

Books and Boogie

A traditional story time that includes songs or stretches with activities to follow.

Start: August 6, 2015 10:00 am
End: August 6, 2015 10:30 am
Venue: Southwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2094
Address:
6801 W 45th, Amarillo, Texas, 79109

Downtown Laugh and Learn

For many years Story Times were offered only at the Branch Libraries, but now there are  Story Times at the Downtown Library.  Laugh & Learn is especially for infants and toddlers.  For more information about Downtown Story Times, call 378-3089.

 

Start: August 6, 2015 10:30 am
End: August 6, 2015 11:00 am
Venue: Downtown Branch Library
Phone: (806) 378-3054
Address:
413 E 4th, Amarillo, Texas, 79101

Laugh and Learn @ SW

Laugh and Learn Story Times are especially for infants and toddlers.

Start: August 6, 2015 11:00 am
End: August 6, 2015 11:30 am
Venue: Southwest Branch Library
Phone: (806) 359-2094
Address:
6801 W 45th, Amarillo, Texas, 79109