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Arts Center

  1. Texas Area Artists Exhibit

    October 1, 2016 - October 30, 2016

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  2. Count Dracula

    October 14, 2016, 8:00 PM - October 28, 2016, 2:30 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center

    October 14-30th

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  3. Mesquite Community Band Concert

    October 15, 2016, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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  4. Day of the Dead

    October 29, 2016, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Mesquite Arts Center

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Home Page Calendar

  1. Mesquite Championship Rodeo

    October 1, 2016, All Day @ Mesquite Arena 1818 Rodeo Drive Mesquite, TX 75149

    Enjoy the rich history and exciting action of a true cowboy rodeo in Mesquite.

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  2. National Night Out

    October 4, 2016, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Various locations.

    The Mesquite Police Department will support a variety of National Night Out events organized by crime watch groups.

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  3. The Marketplace

    October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Heritage Square, Historic Downtown Mesquite

    Shop the Marketplace for locally grown and produced; food and goods in Heritage Square.

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  4. Recycling Fashion Show

    October 15, 2016, 2:00 PM @ Town East Mall, Dillard's Court

    Walk the runway and show your style! Keep Mesquite Beautiful, Inc. (KMB) will host its 8th annual Recycling Fashion Show on Saturday, October 15 at 2 p.m. in Dillard’s Court at Town East Mall. The event is intended to educate the public about recycling in a fun and interactive way. Children of all ages, organizations and businesses are invited to show their created costumes made from recycled materials. There is a $3 fee for each entry, and advance registration is required. For more details, call the KMB office at 972-329-8331 or visit www.keepmesquitebeautiful.org.

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  5. The Marketplace

    October 22, 2016, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Heritage Square, Historic Downtown Mesquite

    Shop the Marketplace for locally grown and produced; food and goods in Heritage Square.

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Library Events

  1. NEW Saturday Computer Classes - Computer Basics

    October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main Library

    The Mesquite Main Library is now offering Saturday morning computer classes. These free classes will be offered the 1st Saturday of each month from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. There is no registration for these classes, seats are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please call the Main Library at 972-216-6220.

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  2. Sit, Stay, Read!

    October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Mesquite North Branch Library Meeting Room

    Dogs love to be read to! Children are invited to share a favorite story with a canine visitor from the Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs.

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  3. Saturday Matinee

    October 1, 2016, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM @ Mesquite North Branch Library

    Join us for Saturday Matinee at the Mesquite North Branch Library. All movies are free and start at 2:30 p.m., popcorn and lite refreshments will be served. For more information contact the North Branch Library at 972-681-0465. For ages 13 and up.

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  4. Microsoft Word I Computer Class at the North Branch Library

    October 4, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite North Branch Library

    Microsoft Word I Class will: • Identify and Navigate the ribbon system • Create a document by entering data, • Apply basic formatting features • Perform the Copy/Cut and Paste Function • Execute the proofing feature • Insert clip art or internet graphic • Save document to a flash drive. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all classes. You may sign up in person at the Reference Desk or call the North Branch Library at 972-681-0465.

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  5. Preschool Storytime

    October 4, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main and North Branch Library

    For Ages 3 - 5 years old.

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  6. Reading Buddies Program and Volunteer Opportuntity

    October 4, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Is your child learning to read? At Reading Buddies, children partner with a volunteer to read and play games together. The “Reading Buddies” program is held every Tuesday from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Children from Preschool through 2nd grade will partner with a teenage volunteer as they spend 30 minutes reading, playing games, and doing other activities. Teens who are interested in being a Reading Buddy should contact the Main Library at 972-216-6220 to ask about volunteering.

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  7. Evening Storytime

    October 4, 2016, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Mesquite Main Library only

    For all ages.

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  8. Computer Basics Class at the Main Library

    October 5, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Main Library Computer Lab

    A basic computer class with no experience required. Students are taught how to use the mouse and the basics of what makes up a computer. Registration is not required. SEATING AVAILABLE ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. For more information, call 972-216-6220.

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  9. The Young and the Restless Storytime

    October 5, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main Library

    For Ages 1 - 2 years old.

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  10. After School Art Special

    October 5, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite North Branch Library

    Join us every Wednesday for a new after school continuing art class for students to learn about different art movements such as pointillism, impressionism, cubism, pop art and many others. Come learn about Monet, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and others and create your own masterpieces! For ages 6 - 12 years old.

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  11. Toddler Storytime

    October 6, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main and North Branch Library

    For Ages 2 - 3 years old.

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  12. Book Club

    October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Featured book for October: Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante.

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  13. Microsoft Word I Computer Class at the North Branch Library

    October 8, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Microsoft Word I Class will: • Identify and Navigate the ribbon system • Create a document by entering data, • Apply basic formatting features • Perform the Copy/Cut and Paste Function • Execute the proofing feature • Insert clip art or internet graphic • Save document to a flash drive. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all classes. You may sign up in person at the Reference Desk or call the North Branch Library at 972-681-0465.

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  14. 2nd Saturday Game-Days

    October 8, 2016, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Join in the fun at our new board gaming program! Each month features a new game to learn, plus lots of familiar games. Open to Adults and Teens.

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  15. Coloring for Grown-Ups

    October 10, 2016, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Come and enjoy coloring in a relaxing atmosphere where you can have fun exercising your creative side. Coloring books and pencils will be provided. Open to Adults and Teens 16+.

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  16. Microsoft Word II Computer Class at the North Branch Library

    October 11, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite North Branch Library

    Microsoft Word II - Prerequisite of Microsoft Word I in order to sign up for this class. Class will : • Navigate the ribbon system • Search and open templates • Create a document • Create and insert style themes • Create headers and footers • Apply bullets and numbering feature to documents • Insert special symbols • Create, modify and enhance a table. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all classes. You may sign up in person at the Reference Desk or call the North Branch Library at 972-681-0465.

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  17. Preschool Storytime

    October 11, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main and North Branch Library

    For Ages 3 - 5 years old.

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  18. Reading Buddies Program and Volunteer Opportuntity

    October 11, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Is your child learning to read? At Reading Buddies, children partner with a volunteer to read and play games together. The “Reading Buddies” program is held every Tuesday from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Children from Preschool through 2nd grade will partner with a teenage volunteer as they spend 30 minutes reading, playing games, and doing other activities. Teens who are interested in being a Reading Buddy should contact the Main Library at 972-216-6220 to ask about volunteering.

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  19. Evening Storytime

    October 11, 2016, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Mesquite Main Library only

    For all ages.

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  20. Microsoft Word 2016 Basics at the Main Library

    October 12, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Main Library Computer Lab

    Basic mouse skills needed. Students will select and modify text, cut and paste text, open, save and print a document and more. Registration is not required. SEATING AVAILABLE ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. For more information, call 972-216-6220.

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  21. The Young and the Restless Storytime

    October 12, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main Library

    For Ages 1 - 2 years old.

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  22. After School Art Special

    October 12, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite North Branch Library

    Join us every Wednesday for a new after school continuing art class for students to learn about different art movements such as pointillism, impressionism, cubism, pop art and many others. Come learn about Monet, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and others and create your own masterpieces! For ages 6 - 12 years old.

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  23. Toddler Storytime

    October 13, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main and North Branch Library

    For Ages 2 - 3 years old.

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  24. Microsoft Excel I Computer Class at the North Branch Library

    October 15, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite North Branch Library

    Excel I class will: • Identify and Navigate the ribbon system • Identify the parts of a spreadsheet i.e. columns, rows and cells • Set Print Area • Enter data in cells • Perform the autofill function • Learn simple formulas • Build a simple budget spreadsheet • Name a spreadsheet • Copy and move a spreadsheet • Create a chart from budget spreadsheet. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all classes. You may sign up in person at the Reference Desk or call the North Branch Library at 972-681-0465.

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  25. Kids LEGO Club at the North Branch Library

    October 15, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mesquite North Branch Library Meeting Room

    Build something awesome to display in the library!

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  26. Teen Book Club - A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin

    October 17, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    The Mesquite Main Library is starting a new Book Club for Teens! Each month the Teen Book Club will read a different book or graphic novel and then meet to discuss the book. The meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Main Library, where we will be discuss the book of the month.

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  27. Microsoft Excel I Computer Class at the North Branch Library

    October 18, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite North Branch Library

    Excel I class will: • Identify and Navigate the ribbon system • Identify the parts of a spreadsheet i.e. columns, rows and cells • Set Print Area • Enter data in cells • Perform the autofill function • Learn simple formulas • Build a simple budget spreadsheet • Name a spreadsheet • Copy and move a spreadsheet • Create a chart from budget spreadsheet. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all classes. You may sign up in person at the Reference Desk or call the North Branch Library at 972-681-0465.

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  28. Preschool Storytime

    October 18, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main and North Branch Library

    For Ages 3 - 5 years old.

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  29. Reading Buddies Program and Volunteer Opportuntity

    October 18, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Is your child learning to read? At Reading Buddies, children partner with a volunteer to read and play games together. The “Reading Buddies” program is held every Tuesday from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Children from Preschool through 2nd grade will partner with a teenage volunteer as they spend 30 minutes reading, playing games, and doing other activities. Teens who are interested in being a Reading Buddy should contact the Main Library at 972-216-6220 to ask about volunteering.

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  30. Evening Storytime

    October 18, 2016, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Mesquite Main Library only

    For all ages.

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  31. Email for Beginners Class

    October 19, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main Library Computer Lab

    Mouse skills required. Students establish an email account using Gmail, compose and send a message, read, forward, and delete emails, and become familiar with terminology and email etiquette. Registration is not required. SEATING AVAILABLE ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. For more information, call 972-216-6220.

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  32. The Young and the Restless Storytime

    October 19, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main Library

    For Ages 1 - 2 years old.

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  33. After School Art Special

    October 19, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite North Branch Library

    Join us every Wednesday for a new after school continuing art class for students to learn about different art movements such as pointillism, impressionism, cubism, pop art and many others. Come learn about Monet, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and others and create your own masterpieces! For ages 6 - 12 years old.

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  34. Toddler Storytime

    October 20, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main and North Branch Library

    For Ages 2 - 3 years old.

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  35. Halloween Musical Storytime

    October 20, 2016, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Mesquite Public Library Children's Program Room

    Looking for a fun way to celebrate Halloween? Join us for a Halloween Musical Storytime. for Ages 6 - 10.

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  36. Friends of the Mesquite Public Library Fall Book Sale

    October 20, 2016, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    This is a Sneak-A-Peek Sale for Members Only. However, Friends Memberships will be available at the door for anyone who wants to join and shop at this preview for members.

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  37. Friends of the Mesquite Public Library Fall Book Sale

    October 21, 2016, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Public is welcome to come browse and buy a bargain. All proceeds benefit the library.

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  38. Friends of the Mesquite Public Library Fall Book Sale

    October 22, 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Public is welcome to come browse and buy a bargain. All proceeds benefit the library.

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  39. Microsoft Excel II Computer Class at the North Branch Library

    October 25, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite North Branch Library

    Excel II - Prerequisite of Excel I in order to sign up for this class. Class will: • Navigate the ribbon system • Create a spreadsheet • Insert new sheet and apply names and rearrange sheets • Manage and View multiply sheets at the same time • Calculate formulas in spreadsheet • Create a new spreadsheet • Research table data using VLOOKUP in new spreadsheet. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for all classes. You may sign up in person at the Reference Desk or call the North Branch Library at 972-681-0465.

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  40. Preschool Storytime

    October 25, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main and North Branch Library

    For Ages 3 - 5 years old.

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  41. Reading Buddies Program and Volunteer Opportuntity

    October 25, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Is your child learning to read? At Reading Buddies, children partner with a volunteer to read and play games together. The “Reading Buddies” program is held every Tuesday from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Children from Preschool through 2nd grade will partner with a teenage volunteer as they spend 30 minutes reading, playing games, and doing other activities. Teens who are interested in being a Reading Buddy should contact the Main Library at 972-216-6220 to ask about volunteering.

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  42. Halloween Happenings at the Main Library

    October 25, 2016, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Join us for a spooky and fun evening at the Library!

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  43. Evening Storytime

    October 25, 2016, 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Mesquite Main Library only

    For all ages.

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  44. Job Resources and Resumes Class

    October 26, 2016, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main Library Computer Lab

    This class is offered only every other month. Prerequisite: Basic mouse skills and experience using MS Word and the Internet. The class will explore online resources for creating and updating a résumé, job searching skills, and submitting applications. Registration is not required. SEATING AVAILABLE ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. For more information, call 972-216-6220.

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  45. The Young and the Restless Storytime

    October 26, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main Library

    For Ages 1 - 2 years old.

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  46. After School Art Special

    October 26, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite North Branch Library

    Join us every Wednesday for a new after school continuing art class for students to learn about different art movements such as pointillism, impressionism, cubism, pop art and many others. Come learn about Monet, Picasso, Jackson Pollock and others and create your own masterpieces! For ages 6 - 12 years old.

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  47. Toddler Storytime

    October 27, 2016, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Mesquite Main and North Branch Library

    For Ages 2 - 3 years old.

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  48. Halloween Craft

    October 28, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    Join us for a fun Halloween craft. Ages 5-10 years. Younger children may participate if accompanied by a parent.

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  49. Teen LEGO Club

    October 29, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library

    The Mesquite Main Library Teen Lego Club meets every 4th Saturday of the month in the main library meeting room. Come and exercise your creativity and engineering skills as we work on a different theme or challenge each month. Open to Teens ages 11-18.

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  50. Kids LEGO Club

    October 29, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Mesquite Main Library 300 West Grubb Drive

    Come build something awesome with Legos! Ages 3 - 10.

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Parks & Recreation - Special Events

  1. Haunted Camp Out

    October 8, 2016, 1:00 PM - October 9, 2016, 10:00 AM @ Camp Rorie Galloway

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  2. PumpkinFest

    October 15, 2016, All Day @ City Lake Park

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  3. Sounds in the Square - Josh Knight

    October 22, 2016, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ Heritage Square - Historic Downtown Mesquite

    Delight in the live music of Josh Knight on Saturday, Octoboer 22 during Sounds in the Square. Sounds in the Square, a new concert series in Heritage Square is planned during September, October and November. The bands will showcase a variety of musical genres. Sounds in the Square will be held on the same Saturdays as the Mesquite Marketplace to extend the energy in the area by offering live music and food at the conclusion of the marketplace activities. The concerts will be held from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in Heritage Square, 120 West Main Street, in historic downtown Mesquite. A handful of vendors from the Marketplace will also be extending their stay to participate in the event. Visit www.CityofMesquite.com/SoundsInTheSquare for more information.

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