On September 9th the Giddings Public Library hosted their 12th Annual Word Wrangler Fest where they celebrate Texas authors. Check out the list of Texas authors that came out to celebrate!
From Round Rock Public Library Director Michelle Cervantes:
Star Wars-themed fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey recovery
Donate to the Red Cross, learn light saber stage fighting
August 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come join the Lone Star Saber Academy at Round Rock Public Library for stage saber combat instruction to benefit relief efforts for people affected by Hurricane Harvey and the resulting floods.
In exchange for a donation to the American Red Cross, participants will enjoy a lesson on stage-fighting with sabers. No minimum donation has been set, but please give generously.
Sessions will be available from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in the Library’s Room A on Wednesday, Aug. 30. You may arrive at any time, enjoy watching other classes and chatting with other aspiring Jedi, win Star Wars raffle prizes, and help our neighbors in Harvey’s path.
Raffle prizes will be drawn at intervals throughout the event. Tickets are $5, and winners must be present to claim their prize.
This event is best enjoyed by kids, teens, and adults who can work in small groups and pay attention to an instructor without being distracted by a light saber in their hands. We recommend a minimum age of 5 years.
All money will be collected and organized by Friends of the Round Rock Public Library, a group of volunteers who work together to extend the Library’s impact in the community, then donated to the Red Cross disaster relief effort for the hurricane and flooding events associated with Hurricane Harvey.
The Lone Star Saber Academy is a local organization made up of volunteer Battle Saber Enthusiasts who use their passion for Star Wars and the saber to give back to and serve the community. Photos of the group’s saber combat instruction from the Library’s Star Wars Reads Day activity can be found in this photo album.
Please come support your fellow Texans.
The Nellie Pederson Civic Library will be hosting a Texas Writes event at the Bosque Arts Center on Saturday, September 23rd.
Texas Writes is a statewide program that brings accomplished authors to rural libraries for a half day of presentations and panel discussions. Each event is free and open to the public. The Writers’ League of Texas, supported by a grant from the Tocker Foundation, established the Texas Writes program in 2013. If you are interested in bringing Texas Writes programming to your community, contact the Writers’ League of Texas at email@example.com or at (512) 499-8914.
Do you have a 3D printer at your library? NASA has shared the .STL file for a pinhole projector in the shape of Texas! Even if you don’t have a 3D printer, that website also has PDFs for making them out of card stock and other inexpensive ideas for safely viewing the eclipse.
The Victoria Public Library held their 2nd annual Maker Fest recently and it was a big success! They had something for everyone with stations showing everything from robotics to paper marbling to 3D pens to quilt making. Here are just a few of the stations they had available.
Victoria Public Library has been a past participating library involved in the CTLS Bots & Books grant.
They showcase some of their Lego Robotics kits at their Maker Fest.
Children working with a 3D pen.
The Nellie Pederson Civic Library in Clifton is enjoying great turn out at their summer reading program events and are on pace for a record setting year for turnout! Just a couple of some of their successful programs have been Steve Alcorn who is a retired history teacher and Civil War reenactor and Kayler Campbell and her cow, Katie Bell.
Thanks for sharing with us and congrats on those numbers! Please share with us what your library is up to this summer!
The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg is offering Adult Art.Reach Classes. Below is a picture of one of the classes with their finished art projects! Such a wonderful way to get adults creating at the library… and we can appreciate the play on the word outreach. Thank you for sharing your ideas!
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 29th, the Pflugerville Public Library will be hosting their 2nd annual book festival. Check out the line up of authors and events in this beautiful image they created! You can read more about the event here. Sounds like it will be a wonderful event!