Lisa Youngblood, director of the Harker Heights Public Library (on the right) and her daughter Sheridan celebrate “Library Day” at Barnes and Noble. They signed up people for cards on the spot and offered a variety of programs throughout the day including a Fun and Fantasy storytime. Fun was had by all!
TDS14: Libraries @ the Center
Now in its 5th year, The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center virtual conference will focus the attention of library professionals on libraries’ central role in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences.
Participants will engage in a dynamic day-long conversation about our shared digital future. We’ll examine how libraries drive [...]
A local book club and the Herman Brown Library will be joining forces to host a book tour launch and author signing on August 19th with Lisa Wingate. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations required! For more information, contact the Herman Brown Library in Burnet, TX at 512-715-5228.
The Central Texas College has some Harry Potter fun planned at the 2014 Geefest like Quidditch Matches and a Yule Ball. The Harker Heights Public Library is involved and is extending an invitation to any others who wish to be. For more information, please visit the Geekfest website.
We listened to you!
Please note that the Showcase is one month earlier this year.
Friday, November 7, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Georgetown Public Library
402 West 8th Street
Take time to SEE the performers and speakers BEFORE you hire them. Visit the exhibits. Learn how to get money [...]
Technology for All Ages @ the Library
September 26, 2015
Kyle Public Library
550 Scott Street
Kyle, Texas 78640
Rose Aleta Laurell, recently retired from directing the Bell/Whittington Library in Portland, brought technology to all ages of library patrons in the libraries where she has worked. Join us for a 4-part [...]
YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium
Date Change: November 14-16, 2014
Registration is now open for the YALSA, Young Adult Literature Symposium to be held in Austin at the Hyatt Regency. Please note the date change from previous announcements. Visit their website for more information: http://yalitsymposium12.ning.com/
Austin Teen Book Festival
October 18, 2014
St. Edward’s University
3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
This free event has grown from a modest teen event held in 2009 at Westlake High School, to one of the largest teen book festivals of its kind. The Publicity Director is [...]
The Comanche Public Library had a science program for students that took their robotics project to a State competition this year. The students presented a great demo. A local engineer spoke with them about his profession and encouraged the kids to study hard. Thanks to Margaret Waring for sharing these with us.
KLRU/ PBS is having a Kids Writers contest and they are looking for judges. KLRU is once again asking for help in judging these entries done by children from K through 3rd grade. The judging though has changed. All illustrated stories will be online so each judge will be able to do the judging at [...]