Category Archives: CTLS Events

2 More Summer Reading Workshops

Kim’s workshops have been a great success. With 4 workshops she has prepared 109 people for this year’s space themed Summer Reading program. She has 2 more workshops planned, both in west Texas. Try not to miss these fantastic opportunities.

Kim Lehman is a well-known educator best known for her dynamic, idea packed workshops. She has presented over 140 workshops across Texas, Kansas, and Arizona.

These workshops are sponsored in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts @TXCommArts.

5 hours CE credit

Kim Lehman demonstrating planet themed crafts

STEM at the Library Workshop

Physics concepts can be taught in fun and engaging ways using very simple materials and activities. This workshop will have three parts. In the first part, waves will be explored using slinkies and other toys. In the second part, various party favors will be used to explore concepts of energy and equilibrium. Finally a “make and take” hover puck will be made and used to explore concepts of force and motion. Continue reading STEM at the Library Workshop

What Is a Youth Share? Be inspired. Shine. Share.

Are you attending this year’s Summer Reading Workshop and Youth Share? The workshop is in the morning and the youth share is in the afternoon. If this is your first youth share, here are some things to bring:

  • a favorite storytime book
  • songs and fingerplays
  • craft ideas for preschool, elementary ages, or teens
  • successful programs you have done
  • a puppet or prop you don’t know what to with
  • items you no longer need – old posters, left overs, recycled objects – one’s trash is another’s treasure

Kim Lehman is a well-known educator best known for her dynamic, idea packed workshops. She has presented over 140 workshops across Texas, Kansas, and Arizona.

These workshops are sponsored in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts @TXCommArts.

Prepare for 2019 Summer Reading

Blast into your Summer Reading Program with presenter and performer Kim Lehman. You will learn a variety of ways to incorporate stories, literature, songs, art, and science in library programs for all ages. The primarily focus will be on early literacy and elementary program ideas from the CSLP Manual along with extra programming tips with some time devoted to teens. The afternoon will feature a youth share. Bring your favorite books, songs, activities, and programming ideas to share.

Kim Lehman is a well-known educator best known for her dynamic, idea packed workshops. She has presented over 140 workshops across Texas, Kansas, and Arizona.

These workshops are sponsored in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Fall Performers Showcase

The Fall 2018 Performers Showcase in Georgetown, TX was a hit! We had 76 librarians from 41 libraries meet with 29 performers and booking agents to arrange their 2019 summer reading lineup.

Our next and last showcase this fall is Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Rockwall County Library, 1215 E Yellow Jacket Ln, Rockwall, TX 75087. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with refreshments and sign in starting at 8:30 a.m. To get the full experience, please preregister at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-texas-performer-showcase-2018-tickets-48902410426.

Cost

  • $30 for CTLS member libraries
  • $60 for non-members
  • free attendance is available for Level 2 & 3 CTLS members

Fees include refreshments; lunch is on your own.

For more information contact Paul Waak at paul.waak@ctls.net, 512-583-0704, or 800-262-4431.

Fall 2018 Performers 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.

Venues

Friday, November 2, 2018 : Georgetown Public Library, 402 West 8th Street, Georgetown, Texas
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/central-texas-performer-showcase-2018-tickets-48902399393

and

Thursday, November 8, 2018 : Rockwall County Library, 1215 E Yellow Jacket Ln, Rockwall, TX 75087
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-texas-performer-showcase-2018-tickets-48902410426

Time

Event is 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Refreshments and registration begin at 8:30 a.m.

Cost

  • $30 for CTLS member libraries
  • $60 for non-members
  • free attendance is available for Level 2 & 3 CTLS members

Fees include refreshments; lunch is on your own.

For more information

paul.waak@ctls.net or 512-583-0704 or 800-262-4431.

Check out over 400 entries in the CTLS Performer and Speaker Database at https://www.ctls.net/

CTLS Fall Membership Meeting

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October 5, 2018

Seguin Public Library
313 West Nolte Street
Seguin, Texas 78155

Registration: 9:30 a.m.

Meeting: 10 a.m.

Guest Speaker:
Christine Peterson,
Amigos

Topic:
Emerging Technology

Special Guests:
Mark Smith,
State Librarian

Darryl Tocker and
Karin Gerstenhaber,
Tocker Foundation

Sammie Simpson,
CTLS Vendor Program

Afternoon session: 1:30-3:00 p.m.

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Morning:
Membership Meeting

Greet old friends and make new ones at the annual Fall CTLS Membership Meeting! Meet the candidates for board positions, hear from our State Librarian, and find out what exciting things are happening across the system. We have a special guest speaker this time. All are welcome!

Tour of the library following the meeting.

Afternoon:
Grants Workshop

Paula Waak, currently retired, has headed the public libraries in Ponder, Saginaw, and Hutto. She was also president of the Friends of the Lake Cities Library and served on the Lake Cities Library Board (a non-profit library). She gained 16 grants for her libraries during her 10 years of grant writing experience.

Join her from 1:30-3:00 p.m. to learn about grants. Come with questions.
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Register on Eventbrite or call 1-800-262-4431

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Join us for our Summer Reading Program Workshop series in January!

I hope you will join us for our annual Summer Reading Program workshop series being held in January!
Spark your creativity and get great ideas to make your summer programs a success. CTLS favorite Kim Lehman will be sharing activities from the CSLP manual “Libraries Rock!” and additional ideas for all age groups, with an emphasis on elementary ages. In the afternoon we will set aside some time for participant sharing. Bring your ideas!
You can register for the workshop closest to you using the links below.

Friday, January 5th in North Richland Hills

Thursday, January 18th in San Marcos

Monday, January 22nd in Edinburg

Friday, January 26th in Livingston

Please let us know if you have any issues getting registered or if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!

Thanks for another wonderful Central Texas Performer Showcase!

We had our Central Texas Performer Showcase last Friday, November 3rd at the Georgetown Public Library. It was a big success! We want to thank all of the librarians and community members that attended. We had over 80 attendees come and see the talent before they hire!

We also want to thank all of the performers and exhibitors that spent the day with us. A wonderful variety of talent was on display.

Don’t forget that we have another Showcase event coming up on November 30th at the Rockwall County Library. You can register here to join us at that event!