Edinburg knows how to celebrate! They held a free 3-day party for Cinco de Mayo, hosting 50 artisans from various regions in Mexico. Music by Guitarras de Oro and Efrain Soto’s Trio Guitarras entertained with traditional Mexican songs. Grupo Jarochos del Valle presented traditional music from Veracruz, including The Bamba. A Cinco de Mayo poster exhibition by students from the University of Texas-Pan American graphic arts class added color to the celebration. A Mariachi and Folklorico Dance Team Exhibition featured special performances by local groups. A salsa tasting added to the festivities.
Summertime is here and the heat is on! The June newsletter from CTLS, Inc is hot off the press.
View the newsletter online at June Newsletter
Inside you will find:
CTLS Expanding Services
Luckenbach and More
Films in the Library
Recent Book to Movie List Children and Teens
Money for CTLS, Inc Libraries
Congratulations and Awards
Star Wars Party
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
CTLS Calendar & Staff Directory
At the 100th Annual Texas Library Association conference in Fort Worth in April, Youth Services Manager Kit Coates of the Cedar Park Public Library received the Outstanding New Librarian Award. Congratulations!
Do you need help finding those elusive ancestors? Have you ever wanted to get into a heritage society?
Experienced genealogy researcher Laurie Mahaffey will show you many databases to help unlock the secrets of the past.
Your relatives may have given a “cleaned-up” family history, but we’ll find some skeletons in this fast-moving workshop.
Friday, May 24 at the West Waco Branch of the Waco-McLennan County Library: register here.
Thursday, May 30 at the Corpus Christi Public Library: register here
Registration: 8:30 am
Workshop hours: 9 am to 12 noon; 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Lunch: on your own
CE: 5 hours of CE credit.
The Friends of the Lago Vista Public Library welcome you to their annual Book & Bake Sale!
When: Saturday, May4, 2013 from 9 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Lago Vista Elementary School Cafeteria & Gym, 20311 Dawn Drive, Lago Vista
What: lots and lots of books – hardbacks, paperbacks, children’s, fiction, non-fiction, and much more, all at the best price in any town anywhere – $10.00 per bag (bag provided by the Friends)
You will not want to miss the delicious and delectable homemade cakes, pies, cookies, brownies – lovingly prepared by the wonderful cooks in Lago Vista who love their library.
Plus: Arts & Crafts Show & Sale, featuring original art by local artists!
The staff of the Cedar Park Public Library and Library Director Pauline Lam were recognized at a City Council meeting recently for receiving the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors’ Association. Other CTLS libraries receiving this award were Boerne (Library Director Kelly Skovbjerg), Edinburg (Library Director Leticia Leija), Harker Heights (Library Director Lisa Youngblood) and Temple (Library Director Judy Duer). The award recognizes libraries who have met 10 criteria, including literacy support, web presence, and outreach to underserved populations. Congratulations!
The April Newsletter is here!
April 2013 CTLS Newletter
In this issue:
• News About NTLP (North Texas Library Partners)
• Texas Books for Your Library
• Science Activities for Elementary Ages
• Spring Songs for Preschool Children
• ALSC Notable Lists for 2013
• Teen Events in Texas
• What’s Happening at CTLS Libraries
• April Library Events and Celebrations
Congratulations to Library Director Morgan McMillian, longtime supporters Nancy Pencsak and Carol Black, and a host of friends, staff members, community supporters, and volunteers! Judging from the photos, the new Lake Travis Community Library is a beautiful new space for patrons and staff to enjoy. This is their first stand-alone building. The library started out at Lake Travis High School. then went off on their own into rented space in a shopping center. Among many successful fundraisers which got them to this point is an annual Dancing with the Stars gala. Best wishes to all!
“Out of this World” Conference & Festival held Saturday March 15th and 16th in Edinburg, Texas
Edinburg- Stanton Friedman, the world’s top UFO expert, and Travis Walton, whose UFO encounter inspired the Paramount movie Fire in the Sky, were the featured speakers at Edinburg’s “Out of This World” Conference & Festival, held on Friday, March 15 – 16, 2013, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance and City Hall Court Yard in Edinburg, Texas.
The conference also featured a lecture by South Texas UFO researcher Noe Torres, author of Mexico’s Roswell, Aliens in the Forest, The Real Cowboys & Aliens, Ultimate Guide to the Roswell UFO Crash, Fallen Angel, and four other books. Born and raised in Edinburg, Torres has maintained a life-long interest in UFOs that was inspired, in part, by a strange encounter his mother had in Mission in the 1940s. Sponsored by the Edinburg Convention and Visitors’ Bureau, the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, the day-long event was held on March 15th and 16th.