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New Braunfels Donor Wall

Having trouble deciding how to recognize donors? Here’s how New Braunfels does it! What an appropriate idea for donors to the
library!

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Thank you for sharing, New Braunfels!

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.

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Shown left to right are CTLS Executive Director Laurie Mahaffey, Brenda Pearson, and Library Director Veronica Grooms. So long, Brenda!

Happy Thanksgiving

The CTLS office will be closed on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will re-open on Monday, November 28.

This is a good year to remember that Thanksgiving in the form we celebrate today was established in 1863 by Abraham Lincoln as a time to appreciate what we have as a nation, think of our lost family members, and pray to be a unified nation at peace with itself.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving_(United_States)#Lincoln_and_the_Civil_War

[A side note for the detailed, Congress formalized the date of Thanksgiving in 1941 as the 4th Thursday instead of the last Thursday. The change was serious business at the time, but today it would have been pointless.]

North Texas Showcase Next Monday, November 14 in Bedford

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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 Public Library so there is still time to see the talent before you hire! This is not a repeat performance! New and different performers and exhibitors will be in attendance.

Register here and join us at the Bedford Public Library next Monday!

Central Texas Showcase this Friday!

It is almost showtime!

This is just a reminder that our Central Texas Showcase is coming up this Friday. You can register here if you haven’t already. One of our Ellison machines will be returned to us at the Showcase. If any of you are interested in borrowing it, you can take it home from there! Just let me know.

Can’t make it this Friday? No problem! We also have a North Texas Showcase coming up on November 14th at the Bedford Public Library. You can register here.

Thanks! See you there!

See the Talent Before You Hire at the CTLS Performer Showcase

Do you ever need to hire an educational, entertaining performer for a school, library, museum or community event? Our annual Performer Showcase features some of the best educational and entertaining performers and speakers for children, teens and adults. Come and see the talent before you hire!

Registration to attend Showcases is now available. Please use the links below and let me know if you have any problems.

November 14th, 2016 at the Bedford Public Library

Also, please share this information with anyone in your community that might also be responsible for planning programming or hiring such as contacts in your parks and rec department, school district, or at a local museum.

Thank you! We hope to see you all there. Please let us know if you have any questions at all.

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 Street near the courthouse.

 

CTLS Board Election Information

Here is our board candidate brochure for the CTLS Board Member election, which will take place at the Fall Membership Meeting on Friday, October 14 at the Sam Fore, Jr. Public Library in Floresville.

Thank you to our Nominating Committee for their work.

Please contact Laurie Mahaffey with questions. We hope to see you there!

Register for the meeting here.

Register Today to Attend the North Texas Showcase!

Do you ever need to hire an educational, entertaining performer for a school, library, museum or community event? Our annual Performer Showcase features some of the best educational and entertaining performers and speakers for children, teens and adults.

Register today to attend the North Texas Showcase to see the talent before you hire!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Bedford Public Library
2424 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, Texas 76021

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments and registration begin at 8:15 a.m.

 

This year’s Showcase promises to be another wonderful event. There is so much talent that I can’t wait for you to see! Please let us know if you have any questions.

See you at the Showcase!

Register Today to Attend the Central Texas Showcase

Do you ever need to hire an educational, entertaining performer for a school, library, museum or community event? Our annual Performer Showcase features some of the best educational and entertaining performers and speakers for children, teens and adults.

Register today to attend the Central Texas Showcase to see the talent before you hire!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Georgetown Public Library
402 West 8th Street
Georgetown, Texas

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Refreshments and registration begin at 8:15 a.m.

This year’s Showcase promises to be another wonderful event. There is so much talent that I can’t wait for you to see! Please let us know if you have any questions.

See you at the Showcase!