Brenda Pearson, an employee of the Madison County Library for almost 29 years, retired at the end of September. She will be leaving Texas, but promises to come back and visit. A lovely farewell party was given in her honor at the Madison County Courthouse Annex.
Shown left to right are CTLS Executive Director […]
Last Friday we had our biggest audience to date at our Central Texas Showcase at the Georgetown Public Library! We want to thank all of our performers and exhibitors for participating and all of you that were able to attend.
Our North Texas Showcase is coming up next Monday, November 14th at the Bedford […]
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will meet in the American Legion Hall in Floresville instead of the new library. Our hostess, Nicki Stohr, says things are not quite ready.
American Legion Hall: 1412 4th St, Floresville, TX 78114. There is a small parking lot connected to the American Legion Hall and more parking across 4th […]
Paul Waak recently paid a visit to the Johnson City Library to help install the CTLS rotating Exoplanet Kiosk. The exhibit is an interactive kiosk that gets constant updates from the Kepler mission, which is searching for Earth-like exoplanets, planets that orbit another sun outside of our solar system, throughout the galaxy. The kiosk gets […]
From the Tejas Storytelling Association website:
The summer conference is known for stories, workshops, feasts, and fun. Our featured presenter this year is Charles Temple, PhD.
Starting on Friday the 17th and continuing through Sacred Tales on the 19th, gather with friends, new and old, to increase your knowledge of using storytelling […]
The official word is that the TLA Conference is continuing as scheduled and to please check the TLA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TexasLibraryAssociation/), HoustonEmergency.org, and www.houstontranstar.org for updates. I would also like to remind everyone that Houston drains almost as quickly as it fills so lingering floods are pretty uncommon. Watch the reports and it is OK […]
STEM Education Week is a week long recognition to raise awareness of the importance of STEM programs and career choices by proclamation of the Governor of Texas. You can participate by hosting a STEM event, registering your event, and using the resources available through the STEMTX website.
If you plan on using STEM Education […]
The Knight Foundation recently announced the Knight News Challenge on Libraries. The topic this year is How might libraries serve 21st century information needs? This is an open call for ideas focused on advancing libraries to better serve individuals and communities in the 21st century. There are currently 17 more days to submit a […]
Share this live webcast author event with Kate DiCamillo, this year’s National Summer Reading Champion, with your local schools to help promote your SRP! Visit the website for more information and to register to view the live event.
From Candlewick Press press release:
REGISTER for the Kate DiCamillo May 13th Virtual Author Event and LIVE […]
On Wednesday, February 24th, President Obama nomated Dr. Carla Hayden to fill the position of Librarian of Congress. If she is confirmed by the Senate, she will be the first woman and the first African-American to hold the position. Here is some bio information about Dr. Hayden.
Dr. Carla D. Hayden is CEO of […]