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!
The Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station teamed up with Texas A&M libraries to host the 4th annual Edible Book Festival on April 1st and got a wonderful write up and video in local media. Check it out!
Recently, CTLS staff member Katelyn Patterson attended the Austin Edible Book Fest. Watership Upside-Down, an upside down chocolate raspberry cake, took home Best in Show.
These are fun events that encourage creativity and, in some cases, engineering! Please let us know if you hosted one at your library!
Check out the fantastic line up of young adult authors that recently attended the Teen Bookfest By the Bay in Corpus Christi! We also love the poster artwork.
The Teen Bookfest By the Bay is a non-profit organization that was started by Corpus Christi Bay area school and public librarians for local teens. Their first event was in 2015.
Sounds like a wonderful event!
Tom Green County Library System had a very successful grand opening for their new STEAM Central makerspace. Around 250 people of all ages attended and everyone responded enthusiastically. The photos really say it all.
Read more about it in the San Angelo Standard-Times http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/local/2017/03/23/grand-opening-makerspace-gets-enthusiastic-response/99558094/
The Bee Cave Public Library recently became an official Family Place Library and got a write-up in the Austin American Statesman. Congratulations on these additional resources for your community, Bee Cave!
The Harker Heights Public Library recently became an official Family Place Library and had their Friends and Family Learning Space Grand Opening on March 1st. Laurie Mahaffey was in attendance and said they had a wonderful turn out of children and caregivers. Congratulations on this space, Harker Heights!
From a press release from the Midland County Public Libraries:
Laura Bush Book Signing at Library
Former First Lady Laura W. Bush will have a public book signing tomorrow, March 2, 2017 between 1:30 and 3:00 at the Centennial Library. Books will be signed for the first 500 people in line.
Mrs. Bush will be signing only her most recently published book Our Great Big Backyard (book review), and library patrons are limited to one signed book per person.
Barnes & Noble will be onsite at the Centennial Library selling copies of Our Great Big Backyard. Additional titles by Laura and George W. Bush will be available for sale, but not signing.
Attendees will receive a commemorative wristband when they join the signing line.
The library opens at 10:00am and is located behind IHOP at 2503 W Loop 250 North in Midland.
More information about the library’s partnership with Bynum School to bring Mrs. Bush to Midland can be found here.