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.
Congratulations to the Bell Whittington Public Library, Portland, TX and Rose Aleta Laurell, Director!
This library was named a finalist in the IMLS Best Small Library in America competition!
“Serving a population of 15,099 in a satellite community near Corpus Christi, this library does an awful lot with the $29 per capita budget at its disposal. The judges noted innovative outreach that can easily be duplicated by other libraries, while judge Julie Hildebrand called it “amazing considering the size of their staff,” just three full-time, four part-time. The library’s recent record of programming with high attendance numbers and a strong focus on technology is well demonstrated by the “Seniors in Cyberspace” program held in partnership with senior centers and other community sites such as the local Dairy Queen restaurants. Attendance for the course reached 1,758, with evaluations showing 100 percent rate of achievement in signing up for new email addresses.”
(photo is from a previous production)
Curl Up and Dye
22nd Annual Mystery Night
Presented by Friends of the Round Rock Public Library
The Friends of the Round Rock Public Library will once again host Mystery Night the first two weekends in April. The play will be Curl Up & Dye by Chip Hadley and directed by Bill Craig. This annual fundraiser for the library features food, fun and frivolity where the audience is encouraged to interact with the cast and play detective themselves!
Time: 7:30 pm – 9pm, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Date: 4/5, 4/6, 4/7 & 4/12, 4/13, 4/14
Location: Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main St., Round Rock, Texas 78664
Cost: $15, $18, $25
• 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 — $18 with sandwich meal from Hoody’s
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6 — $25 with dinner
• 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7 — $15 with dessert
• 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12 — $18 with sandwich meal from Hoody’s
• 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13 — $25 with dinner
• 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14 — $15 with dessert
• Doors open half an hour before showtime.
Tickets are available at the Round Rock Public Library.
About the play
Curl Up & Dye is an exciting mystery play written by Chip Hadley and admirably directed by Bill Craig.
The sleepy little Texas town of Cedar Valley is about to be woken up and not in a good way. Come along and meet the friendly residents who include a gossipy hairstylist, a nervous veterinarian, an ex-minor league baseball pitcher and a cosmetics sales woman who is a bit too friendly, especially with other women’s husbands.
Please join us for Mystery Night, an annual fundraiser for the library featuring food, fun and a three act play where the audience is encouraged to interact with the cast and play detective themselves!
Curtain times: Fri. & Sat. 7.P.M. – Sun. 2:30 P.M. Doors open ½ hour before curtain time.
Pflugerville Public Library’s Living Room
Pflugerville Public Library’s Great Hall
The library in Pflugerville has a new wing, a new name, a new telephone number, and a different address!
They didn’t move, but added on to the building in a way that puts the entrance on another street, hence the new address.
The former Pflugerville Community Library is now the Pflugerville Public Library at 1008 W. Pfluger Street in Pflugerville, 78660. Their new telephone number is 512-990-6375.