Thanks to all for a productive Fall Membership Meeting!

Hunting Ancestors on the Web

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, [...]

Young Writers & Illustrators Conference, Harker Heights

The Harker Heights Public Library will be presenting “Pencil Productions” a Young Writers and Illustrators Conference at the Harker Heights Public Library on Saturday, February 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Budding authors and illustrators grades 1st through 6th will attend genre workshops, share their works with peers, and meet published authors. Our goal [...]

Marketing Your Collection

We hope to see you at our next Workshop!

November 15, 2012 – Edinburg – The Dustin M. Sekula Memorial Library
November 16, 2012 – Floresville – location TBA

Registration: 8:30-9am
Workshop: 9am -3 pm

Who should attend:
Public library directors, staff & volunteers

How much it will cost:
$40 per member
$65 per non-member

5 hours CE credit

Workshop presented by:
CTLS, Inc.

Increase circulation through retail [...]

Teen Scene At Your Library Workshop Friday Sept 28th

Looking for innovative programs, services, and spaces for your teens? Library Director and teen advocate Lisa Youngblood from the Harker Heights Public Library brings to you a plethora of ideas for establishing, reinventing, and/or rejuvenating your teen services. From collection must haves to space absolute have-nots, choose small and large changes that can make huge [...]

Getting Ready For The Summer

Everyone is preparing for the onslaught of youth this summer. CTLS Members learned many new craft and programming ideas at the workshops in Harker Heights and Bastrop. We made flowers from old books and jewelry from recycled bicycle inner tubes.

Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations

ALA Midwinter Meeting 2012 Preconference Workshop
Friday, January 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Omni Hotel Dallas, Trinity 5

Join ALTAFF for the popular Nuts & Bolts featuring three dynamic speakers and engaging roundtable discussions. A meet
and greet with coffee will begin at 8:30 a.m. and a boxed lunch will be served at noon. Roundtable discussion topics
include [...]

Summer Programming for Tots to Teens

February 3, 2012 Harker Heights Public Library—Harker Heights
February 9, 2012 Bastrop Public Library—Bastrop
To register Click Harker Heights or Bastrop

Get ready for a terrific Summer Reading Program! This year’s theme is Get a Clue! You’ll unlock the mystery of great programming ideas and useful tips in planning your [...]

CTLS's DLC Program highlighted in TLA's Texas Library Journal

Laura Perna, former Digital Literacy Corp Coordinator here at CTLS, wrote a great article in TLA’s Fall issue of Texas Library Journal called, “Collaboration Large and Small: The Digital Literacy Corps Draws Upon Human Talent to Bring Workforce Development Classes to Central Texas Libraries” (click here, then view pages 14-15). We are excited that this [...]

Don't Click ---- It's a Trick!!! Workshop at Lago Vista

The Lago Vista Library will host a seminar on August 17th at 2 PM that will teach you how to identify computer scams so you do not become a victim. This class is taught by a Lago Vista resident, Dave Broker, who was once a victim of a computer scam.  Computer scams annually trick thousands [...]