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Art.Reach Programming for Adults

The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg is offering Adult Art.Reach Classes.  Below is a picture of one of the classes with their finished art projects! Such a wonderful way to get adults creating at the library… and we can appreciate the play on the word outreach. Thank you for sharing your ideas!

 

Victoria Public Library Maker Fest This Weekend!

If you are near Victoria this weekend, consider visiting the library for their second annual Maker Fest! Thanks to Katherine Henley for this announcement.

 

Shopping with Amazon Smile Can Support Your Favorite Organizations

Support Charity While Shopping for Father's Day

 

When you are making Amazon purchases, please remember that you can continue to support the work CTLS does by shopping through Amazon Smile. Of course, this is also our reminder that you can set up a similar Smile account for your library/Friends group and share this with your community! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases. You can learn more about getting started here. Have any of you done this? Have you found it to be worthwhile? Please share with us your experience!

CTLS welcomes Sentrum Bookstore to the Commercial Partnership Program

The multilingual choice for libraries, Sentrum is a large supplier of Russian, Ukrainian and Chinese materials. Backed by a strong collection development/technical service team and an extensive foreign publisher network, Sentrum offers CTLS member libraries a complete solution: from selection and cataloging to processing. Sentrum can also customize services and collections to meet specific budget needs and any foreign language collection development requirements.

Please visit the vendor discount page for more information and use your member library log-in to view the confidential offer, www.ctls.net/discounts. If you have misplaced your member library login information or have trouble viewing the offer, contact the CTLS office.

Edinburg Library Celebrates Wonder Woman Day

Edinburg, Texas–Diana Prince, Amazonian Warrior Princess, Ambassador of Peace, a founding member of the Justice League, she is Wonder Woman.  Learn more about this Comic Book icon at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library on June 3, during Wonder Woman Day.

 

It’s been over seventy-five years since Wonder Woman, created by American psychologist and writer William Moulton Marston and artist Harry G. Peter, first appeared in All Star Comics #8.

 

Inspired by early feminist pioneers such as Margaret Sanger, Wonder Woman shattered the damsel in distress image. Armed with a projectile tiara, indestructible bracelets, and a Lasso of Truth, she fought alongside heroes like Batman and Superman. She also fought against Nazis in World War II, gods of old, and ultimate DC bad guy Darkseid.

 

Since her 1941 debut, she’s gone through several transformations in costumes and character. In 2016, the United Nations briefly named her a United Nations Honorary Ambassador of the Empowerment of Women and Girls.  Despite her changes though, she still remains a cultural icon of feminine strength and empowerment.

 

The free celebration begins at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, and everyone is encouraged to dress up as their favorite hero.  The event is for children of all ages who will create and color their own tiara and bracelet.  They will also be treated to a movie starring none other than Wonder Woman. For more information about this event, contact Omero Morales at 956-383-6246.

 

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CTLS Has a New Home!

CTLS has a new home so please update our physical and mailing address to the following:

CTLS, Inc.
5806 Mesa Dr, Suite 375
Austin, TX 78731

We are looking forward to serving our members from our new office space. As always, never hesitate to contact us if you need help with anything!

Pflugerville Hosts 2nd Annual Book Festival

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29th, the Pflugerville Public Library will be hosting their 2nd annual book festival. Check out the line up of authors and events in this beautiful image they created! You can read more about the event here. Sounds like it will be a wonderful event!

Pflugerville Book Fest 2017

Come See Us at #txla17!

Safe travels for everyone headed to the Texas Library Association’s annual conference in San Antonio! CTLS and Tocker will be sharing a booth in the exhibit hall. All CTLS staff will be at conference so our office will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. If you need us, come by the booth and say hello! We will be giving away packets of 10 solar viewing glasses per library while supplies last.

Also, a library will be returning one of our die cut machines from the CTLS Professional Collection while in San Antonio. Are you interested in borrowing it and a set of dies while you are at TLA? Let Katelyn Patterson know so arrangements for an exchange can be made!

See you there!

Edible Book Fests!

The Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station teamed up with Texas A&M libraries to host the 4th annual Edible Book Festival on April 1st and got a wonderful write up and video in local media. Check it out!

Recently, CTLS staff member Katelyn Patterson attended the Austin Edible Book Fest. Watership Upside-Down, an upside down chocolate raspberry cake, took home Best in Show.

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These are fun events that encourage creativity and, in some cases, engineering! Please let us know if you hosted one at your library!

Teen Bookfest By the Bay

Check out the fantastic line up of young adult authors that recently attended the Teen Bookfest By the Bay in Corpus Christi! We also love the poster artwork.

The Teen Bookfest By the Bay is a non-profit organization that was started by Corpus Christi Bay area school and public librarians for local teens. Their first event was in 2015.

Sounds like a wonderful event!

 

Teen Bookfest by the bay Feb 2017