Literacy Texas Conference Coming Up


The annual Literacy Texas Conference is coming up at the end of the month in San Marcos and is one of the best resources for both adult literacy and 9-12 grade home schooling. Please consider attending if your library provides services directed toward these groups. For more information and to register to attend, […]

CTLS April Newsletter is Here!

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Longtime Madisonville assistant librarian retires

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 […]

North Texas Showcase Next Monday, November 14 in Bedford

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 […]

Change in Membership Meeting Location

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 […]

Exoplanet Kiosk Installation at the Johnson City Library

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 […]

Texas Summer Storytelling Conference ~ Waco, June 17–19, 2016


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 […]

TLA Conference Update – It’s OK

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 April 24-30

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 […]

Texas State Law Library Proposal for Knight News Challenge on Libraries

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 […]