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Upcoming Events

McKinney Public Library System

Adult Yarn-Crafters Club

McKinney, TX
Relax, express your creativity, and meet others with similar interests. Share results with charities in need. Some materials will be available for specially designated charity projects; however, personal projects are welco... read more

Little Ones Lapsit (0-16 months) @ John & Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Reading with baby is more than fun! Our objective for the Little Ones Lapsit program is to teach caregivers how to engage babies with books, rhymes and poems, bounces, tickles, fingerplays and movement games.  Besides bein... read more

Adventure Tots (3-6 years) @ Roy and Helen Hall

McKinney, TX
Starting January 9th 2018 our new theme will be HABITATS AROUND THE WORLD. We will be learning which animals live in those habitats, and also the vegetation, climate and geography of the area.  Which will include African S... read more

Little Explorers (3-5 years) @ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Ages 3-5 years old-  Full STEAM ahead! We will be exploring different elements of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math by using all of the early literacy tools from print motivation to hands-on sensory experienc... read more

Adventure Tots (3-6 years) @ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Starting January 19th 2018 our new theme will be HABITATS AROUND THE WORLD. We will be learning which animals live in these habitats, and also the vegetation, climate and geography of the area. Which will include the Afric... read more

Kitchen Science @ John and Judy Gay Library

McKinney, TX
In Kitchen Science, we will experiment with everyday items that can be found in most homes or at the grocery store. Every week will have a different theme with several experiments. We will discuss the reasons why these exp... read more

Family Story Time @ Roy & Helen Hall

McKinney, TX
Enjoy family bonding at the library with our Family Storytimes! Participants will sing songs, play games, and make crafts.

Adult Coding Club

McKinney, TX
Would you like to learn a new language to build websites? This is a FREE program for anyone who wants an introduction to coding with HTML and CSS.  This hands-on class will allow you to learn new skills and you can join us... read more

Little Ones Lapsit (0-16 months) @ Roy &Helen Hall

McKinney, TX
Reading with baby is more than fun! Our objective for the Little Ones Lapsit program is to teach caregivers how to engage babies with books, rhymes and poems, bounces, tickles, fingerplays and movement games.  Besides bein... read more

Music and Movement (18mos-5yrs) @ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
18 months to 5 years old- The program encourages mind/body awareness, improved gross motor skills, aids in vocabulary recognition and fluence, builds phonetic/phonemic awareness, improves listening skills and direction fol... read more

Movin' & Groovin' Story Time (3-6 years old) @ Roy & Helen Hall

McKinney, TX
Join us for Movin' and Groovin' Storytime!All attendees (grown-ups too!) will be encouraged to participate in singing, dancing, making musical crafts, and engaging their whole bodies and imaginations in storytelling. The p... read more

Build It! @ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Using different elements of STEAM to create and build, applying engineering, artistic, scientific, and imagination skills.   Grades K-5th. Every Thursday 4:30 - 5:30 pm at John & Judy Gay Library.

Animanga! (6th-12th grade) @ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Watch episodes of anime, talk about your favorite manga, make animanga-inspired crafts, and hang out with other fans!

Friday Playdate @ Roy & Helen Hall

McKinney, TX
Take the opportunity to come and play at the library! We will set out our toys for your young ones to come play with and make new friends.Playdate is geared toward Babies and Toddlers. This come-and-go program does not req... read more

Mini Comic-con @ Roy and Helen Hall

McKinney, TX
Teens going into grades 6th- 12th dress up as your favorite superhero, manga, fandom, book or tv/movie character and makes crafts while hanging out with other teens.

Dogs and Teens@ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Teens going into 6th-12th grade bring your favorite book to sit and read with some awesome therapy dogs!

Lip Sync Battle @ Roy and Helen Hall

McKinney, TX
Teens going into 6th-12th grade come prepared to battle your friends and (pretend) belt out all your favorite songs

Lip Sync Battle at @ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Teens going into 6th-12th grade come prepared to battle your friends and (pretend) belt out your favorite songs

Dance Dance Revolution @ Roy and Helen Hall

McKinney, TX
Teens going into 6th-12th grade hang out with your friends and dance battle your way to victory!

Dance Dance Revolution @ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Teens going into 6th-12th grade hang out with your friends and dance battle your way to victory!

Bob Ross Painting Party@ Roy and Helen Hall

McKinney, TX
Teens going into 6th-12th grade learn to paint epic scenery inspired by the late great Bob Ross. Prizes for those dressed in costume

Bob Ross Painting Party @ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Teens going into 6th-12th grade learn to paint epic scenery inspired by the late great Bob Ross. Prizes for those dressed in costume

String Art @ Roy and Helen Hall

McKinney, TX
Teens going into 6th-12th grade come in and cool off creating master pieces with just string!

String Art @ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Teens going into 6th-12th grade come in and cool off creating master pieces with just string!
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Past Events

Family Story Time @ John & Judy Gay

Family Story Time @ John & Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Build your child's early literacy skills while enjoying some family bonding at the library with our Family Storytimes!  Participants will experience print motivation and awareness, letter knowledge, and vocabulary through fun and colorful picture books and visual aids. Children will also develop ...
Thu, Jan 5 2017 6:30 PM Sat, May 19 2018 12:15 PM

Friday Playdate @ John & Judy Gay

Friday Playdate @ John & Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
Take the opportunity to come and play at the library! We will set out our toys for your young ones to come play with and make new friends. Playdate is geared toward Babies and Toddlers. This come-and-go program does not require pre-registration.
Fri, Jan 19 2018 10:15 AM Fri, May 18 2018 11:15 AM

Mother Daughter Book Club! (8-12 years) @ John and Judy Gay

Mother Daughter Book Club! (8-12 years) @ John and Judy Gay

McKinney, TX
This book club is set up for us to use books as an opportunity to get to know each other, to learn together, to expose the girls to strong female characters and to explore different genres of literature in a fun way.  Held at the John and Judy Gay Library every 2nd Monday at 6:30 P.M for mothers ...
Mon, Jun 13 2016 6:30 PM Mon, May 14 2018 8:00 PM

Smash It!

Smash It!

McKinney, TX
Grades K-5 For kids who love to be creative, and for kids who want to be more creative but don't know where to start -- come do some smashbooking at the library!  Smash books are journals where you can write, paint, draw, glue, whatever!  They're all about exploring you, and you can make them wh...
Tue, Jan 9 2018 4:30 PM Tue, May 8 2018 5:30 PM

Writers’ Exchange

Writers’ Exchange

McKinney, TX
A monthly forum for writers and people interested in writing to discuss issues of interest, offer mutual support, and exchange ideas and marketing tips.  Independent authors, published authors, people thinking of becoming writers, anyone connected with writing and editing, and the general public ...
Sunday, May 6 2018 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

What's the Buzz? Honeybees and Beekeeping

What's the Buzz? Honeybees and Beekeeping

McKinney, TX
Join Virginia Allen, the 2018 Collin County Honey Princess, as she discusses the importance of bees and how to start beekeeping. Come learn about: honeybee anatomy, jobs of the workers, pollination, practical application how the community can get involved. Live bees will also be on site, weather ...
Saturday, April 28 2018 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

Sensory Play Saturday @ John & Judy Gay Library

Sensory Play Saturday @ John & Judy Gay Library

McKinney, TX
Join us for a sensory play time at the library!Different stations will be set out for children to explore different touch and smell experiences. It may get a little bit messy, so don't wear your fancy clothes to this program.Stations will be directed toward children ages 3-6, but younger and olde...
Sat, Feb 24 2018 11:15 AM Sat, Apr 28 2018 12:15 PM

Leadership Luncheon Book Club- Hard Goals

Leadership Luncheon Book Club- Hard Goals

McKinney, TX
Join local leaders to discuss Mark Murphy's "Hard Goals" "In Hard Goals, Mark Murphy, the acclaimed author of Hundred Percenters, explains the science behind getting from where you are to where you want to be in your career, business, and life." The library will have a book for checkout availab...
Friday, April 27 2018 12:00 PM 12:45 PM

Astronomy Adventure: Presented by the 3 Rivers Foundation and McKinney Public Library

Astronomy Adventure: Presented by the 3 Rivers Foundation and McKinney Public Library

McKinney, TX
Come join us at the John and Judy Gay Library, April 24th as we learn about the moon, stars, and telescopes with the 3 Rivers Foundation! This is a come and go event from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. All ages are welcomed!
Tuesday, April 24 2018 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Home Brewing for Beginners

Home Brewing for Beginners

McKinney, TX
Learn from an experienced homebrewer.  Discover the step by step process of brewing, getting the right equipment and ingredientes and an overview of how the beer gets its flavor
Monday, April 23 2018 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Mailing Address

101 Hunt McKinney, Texas 75069
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