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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at (512) 499-8914.
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 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!
If you are near Victoria this weekend, consider visiting the library for their second annual Maker Fest! Thanks to Katherine Henley for this announcement.
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!
The Taylor Public Library recently celebrated 10 years! We know they will continue to be a jewel in their community for many years to come. Congratulations and a happy birthday from all of us here at CTLS!
The Hillsboro City Library will be hosting an author event with Mark Pomeroy on March 28th. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Friends of the Hillsboro City Library.
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!