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Key to the City May 3, 2019

National Police Week, Summer Reading Program and more.
Post Date:05/03/2019 10:50 AM

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Key to the City May 3, 2019 
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Today the Police hosted a Café con la Policía at La Casita Pflugerville 

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Today the Police Department met at La Casita to meet members of the Latino community and with residents in Pflugerville. The event was well attended with radio and television coverage and was a great opportunity to visit with Pflugerville residents. Thank you to La Casita for hosting and offering coffee and pastries to our guests. Stay tuned for future events to connect with your Pflugerville Police Department.

Get your free blue ribbon and support your PPD for National Police Week

To recognize National Police Week 2019 and to honor the service and sacrifice of those law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty while protecting our communities, the Pflugerville Police Department will be handing out blue ribbons over the next several weeks.

National Police Week 2019 is Sunday, May 12 through Saturday, May 18. Residents are encouraged to hang blue ribbons on trees in their front yard in support of law enforcement. You can pick up a blue ribbon now at the Justice Center, 1611 Pfennig Lane.

Delayed opening at Falcon Pointe Splash Park

The splash pad at Falcon Pointe will open the week of May 6. Check the Falcon Pointe Splash Park web page for updates.

Deadline for Summer Reading Program VolunTeen applications is May 6

The library is looking for friendly and responsible teens ages 14-17 to help with children's programs during the Summer Reading Program (SRP). SRP Volunteens primarily assist library staff with setting up, running, and cleaning up after children’s programs. They also help prepare crafts, straighten the children’s room, answer questions about the Summer Reading Program, and complete other tasks as needed. Most importantly, Volunteens encourage children to have a great time at the library!

Applications are available at the library and are due by Monday, May 6. There are a limited number of SRP Volunteen positions available and not everyone that applies will be selected. In the interest of safety for the children that visit the library, all Pflugerville Public Library volunteers are required to undergo a criminal background check. Stop by the library or call 512-990-6375 for more information.

Get Caught ReadingSend in your Get Caught Reading photo by May 17

The Pflugerville Library is accepting photos through May 17 for the Get Caught Reading Photography Show. Send your pictures in Jpeg, Tiff or Png format to Amanda Cawthon at amandac@pflugervilletx.gov. Images will be printed and displayed throughout the library from May 24-June 21. Participants can pick up their printed photos the week of June 22. For more information, call the library at 512-990-6375.

City Events

Journaling Group meets May 5Bullet Journal notebook and pens

Work on your journal at the library this Sunday, May 5 from 3:30-5 p.m. Use the library's supply of fine line pens, decorative Washi tape and stickers. Templates and stencils will also be available. Materials are provided while supplies last. Anyone 12 and up is welcome to attend.

Pfarmers Market returns regular season on Tuesday, May 7

Join us for the opening of the Pflugerville Pfarmers Market's regular season on Tuesday, May 7. From May through October, drop by the Green Red Barn (901 Old Austin Hutto Rd.) every Tuesday from 3-7 pm for locally grown and prepared food and crafts.

To pfind out more about the Pfarmers Market, visit pflugervilletx.gov/pfarmersmarket. And make sure to pfollow our Facebook event for vendor updates.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Teen Tournament

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to compete in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament on the library's new Nintendo Switch on Tuesday, May 7. The 1st and 2nd place winners will receive a GameStop gift card, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Registration will take place on-site at the library from 5:45-6 p.m. Maximum 12 competitors. First come, first served. You may not sign up for a friend. The tournament will begin at 6 p.m.

Family and friends are welcome to stay and watch. Email amandac@pflugervilletx.gov for more information.

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  • Single-elimination, 1-on-1
  • Stock 3, 3:00 time limit
  • Items on, Smash Ball off, Spirits off
  • Random stage select
  • All characters OK
  • Joy-Con controller (Library owned only. Leave your own at home.)
  • No amiibos/customized characters
  • No stalling or glitch exploits
  • No pausing or otherwise interfering with play
  • No excessive trash-talking
  • Librarian has final say over all rule disputes

Jazz Notes: Austin’s African American Women in JazzMargaret Wright

Come to the library on Thursday, May 8, 6-7:30 p.m. for a special presentation on Austin's African American Women in Jazz. African American Community Archivist and Librarian for the Austin History Center, kYmberly Keeton, will offer a look at two of Austin's African American female jazz musicians, Margaret Wright and Ernie Mae Miller. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend. Please register for this program online or by calling 512-990-6375.

Professional Headshots for Adults

On May 10, come to the library for a free head shot and improve your chances at getting that perfect job. Photos will be taken by the city's Public Information Officer and emailed to you. Professional attire recommended. The program is on a first come, first served basis, from 1 to 3 p.m. Anyone 18 and up is welcome.

Police K9s received their new body armor

Pflugerville Police Department’s K9 Isa, Lubo, and Tymo have received bullet and stab protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. which provides bullet and stab protective vests to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. 

K9 Isa’s vest was sponsored by Ruth Knoll of Kalua Kona, HI and embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of Frosty." K9 Lubo’s vest was sponsored by Kristen Emmett of Southampton, MA and embroidered with the sentiment, "Born to Love- Trained to Serve- Loyal Always." K9 Tymo’s vest was sponsored by Kathleen Clark of West Burke, VT and embroidered with the sentiment, "Honoring Those Who Served and Sacrificed."

What's Happening

Heritage House Open - Visit the Heritage House, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, on Sunday, May 5 from 1 - 4 p.m. Learn about the local history of Pflugerville and tour the museum.

Bohls Playground reconstruction underway - The Bohls Park playground will be closed until mid-May while a new playground is installed. During construction, the fields and trails will remain open. Other surrounding playgrounds include Heritage Park, Pfluger Park and Creekside Park.

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Purchase your Deutschen Pfest T-shirt - Buy a souvenir shirt for the Deutschen Pfest and receive free admission while wearing the shirt all weekend long. It’s a great deal! Purchase your shirt at City Hall (100 E. Main St., Ste 100) or at the Pflugerville Recreation Center (400 Immanuel Road). Kids shirts size small to large are $10. Adult shirts S-XL are $12 and $14 for a 2XL or 3XL.

Pfollow the Deutschen Pfest Facebook event - If you know you want to attend Deutschen Pfest and don't want to forget, go ahead and sign up as attending on the Deutschen Pfest Facebook event. You can invite your friends and share it on your Facebook wall so more friends can know you'll be there. By responding to the event, participants will receive updates about the festival. Click here to follow the page.

Weiss Lane Closed for Bridge Construction Saturday, May 11, 2019 - Weiss Lane, from Kelly Lane to Hidden Lake Crossing, will be closed between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 weather permitting. Please seek an alternate route if you normally drive this roadway. Traffic will be detoured via Kelly Lane, Hidden Lake Drive, and Hidden Lake Crossing. Driveway access will be maintained to all driveways along Weiss Lane including the gas station. A City inspector will be on site to ensure everything runs smoothly. The City asks motorists proceed with caution through construction work zones and observe all construction signage. For more information about the project, please email projects@pflugervilletx.gov or call 512-990-6400.

LEGO Club - Come to LEGO Club on May 7, 4:30-5 p.m. Kids can come and go, and free build with the library's LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks. This program is recommended for ages 4-12. LEGO Club meets first and third Tuesdays of every month.

Save the Date

May 11 Teen Game Day - Bring your friends and hang out at the library for an afternoon of games on May 11, from 2-4 p.m. The library will have the Nintendo Switch, Wii, and PlayStation 4 available to play, plus a huge selection of board games and card games, including Exploding Kittens, Apples to Apples, Clue, Pictionary, Settlers of Catan, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, and more. If you attended D&D Teen Night in April, finish creating your character with help from Kasey Lansangan.

May 17-19 - Deutschen Pfest - Come to Pfluger Park for a weekend full of activities. Friday night kicks off from 5 p.m. until midnight with live music, carnival and festival fun. Saturday there's a parade down Railroad Avenue to Main Street followed by the festival at the park. Sunday includes a 5K Pfun Run and Kids K. www.deutschenpfest.com

May 23 - Public Works Open House - Come visit the Pflugerville Wastewater Plant on Thursday, May 23 from 1-6 p.m. for a Public Works Open House. Come tour the plant, learn about the water cycle and take a picture on board some of the equipment used every day to keep your water and wastewater service operational. The plant is located at 15500 Sun Light Near Way.

May 24 - Music in the Park Movie Night - Music in the Park returns to Pfluger Park on Friday, May 24 with a movie night pfeaturing the Greatest Showman. Join us for pfood and pfun. The movie will start at dark. For more information, visit the Music in the Park website or our Facebook event

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