Category Archives: CTLS Events

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!

Join Us At the CTLS Performer Showcase Events!

 

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.

Please join us for the Central Texas Showcase at the Georgetown Public Library on November 3rd and for the North Texas Showcase at the Rockwall County Library on Thursday, November 30th for another full day of performances and exhibits.

There will be different performers in different areas. I hope you can join us for these two events! Please let me know if you have any questions. Come and see the talent before you hire!

Central Texas Performer Showcase Registration is Now Available

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 to attend the Showcase here and see the talent before you hire!

CTLS Central Texas Performer Showcase

Friday, November 3, 2017

Georgetown Public Library
402 West 8th Street
Georgetown, Texas

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Attendee Registration:

Cost is $30 for CTLS member libraries; $60 for non-members.

Fees include refreshments; lunch is on your own.

For more information, contact katelyn.patterson@ctls.net or 512-583-0704 or 800-262-4431.

Check out over 400 entries in the CTLS Texas Performer and Speaker Database!

Announcing the CTLS 2017 SRP & YouthShare Workshop Series

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Please join us at one of the following locations for a combination YouthShare and Summer Reading Program workshop!

January 27th in Austin at Laura’s Library

January 30th in Diboll at the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library

February 6 in McAllen at the McAllen Public Library

9am to noon– Discussing the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program manuals and theme “Build A Better World”
Break for lunch
1pm to 3:30– YouthShare, where youth services staff come together to learn from and share with each other.

Some ideas on what to bring for the YouthShare:

  • A favorite storytime book
  • Your calendar! Tell us about past and future program plans
  • Songs and fingerplays
  • Craft ideas for preschool and elementary ages
  • A puppet or prop you don’t know how to use
  • A question or issue that you need help with
  • STEM programming ideas
  • Recommendations for your favorite library performers and speakers

Please send your ideas of what you would like to share in advance to Katelyn Patterson (katelyn.patterson@ctls.net).

Let us know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!

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.

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!