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Laura Bush Book Signing at the Midland County Public Library

 

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.

Harker Heights’ Family Learning Space Opening!

Congratulations to the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library as they open their new Friends & Family Learning Space, a Family Place initiative. The grand opening is Wednesday, March 1 at 10 a.m. Children, parents, and caregivers are welcome to see the specially designed area with developmentally appropriate toys, new parenting books, new board books, and new circulating toys.

Work Force Workshop in Waco on December 14th

The Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions is offering a workshop for librarians. The workshop is free and lunch is provided. The registration form can be found here. Contact Jose Palacios for additional information. Deadline to register is December 7th.

Jose Palacios
Project Manager
Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas
801 Washington Avenue, Suite 700
Waco, Texas 76701
Phone: 254-296-5383 | Fax: 254-753-3173
Jose.Palacios@hotworkforce.com
www.hotworkforce.com

Special thanks to Susan Mann for passing this information along!

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BBQ for Books in Lampasas

Each year on the Monday before Halloween, the Lampasas Public Library hosts a fundraising event called BBQ for Books.

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The event has grown each year and this year they anticipated selling 900 meals! Their Foundation trustees go around town selling tickets and taking group orders. 10 local women organize the annual event, over 60 volunteers help make sheet cakes, and 20 volunteers work shifts the day of the event. Director in Lampasas, Shanda Subia, says, ” We could not do this without volunteers. There’s just no way. We really appreciate the community coming together to support this event every year – whether by volunteering or by buying tickets (or both!).”

Congratulations on such a successful event!

 

 

 

MakerFest @ the Victoria Public Library

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The Victoria Public Library will be hosting their first annual Maker Fest on Saturday, June 18th. This family friendly event will feature exhibitors and activities – artists and technology enthusiasts sharing their craft with the community. The Geek Bus will be here to show us the basics of video game design!

We hope to see some pictures from this event. It sounds like it will be wonderful!

Another Rebel Base in Taylor!

The Taylor Public Library also celebrated Star Wars Day with a lightsaber training and fight with balloon lightsabers! They had other games, crafts, and Star Wars materials on display. The day was wrapped up with a showing of The Force Awakens. Sounds even more fun than going to Tosche Station to pick up some power converters!

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The Force Is Strong in Harker Heights

The entire week of May 2nd-7th was Star Wars Week at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library. They had Teen Star Wars Cantina, “Mothers Are Out of This World” storytimes, and Star Wars Science. 

Here is a picture of the Mandalorian Mercs standing with Master Lisa (Jedi) just after they came to our Homeschool Star Wars Science program.

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They wrapped up with the week with a big event on Saturday, May 7 from 2-4 pm. They had Jedi and Sith practice, light saber crafts, Star Wars science, a Star Wars Cantina, games, a “Droid Factory” with Lego Robotics and recycled electronics, costumed characters, games, trivia, and more.

These patrons had a high midi-chlorian count! Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing with us, Harker Heights!

Star Wars Day at the Harker Heights Public Library

 

Cedar Park to Hold Edible Book Contest

Don’t read this on an empty stomach! The Cedar Park Public Library is going to hold an Edible Book Contest!

From their website:

Enjoy sweet treats while checking out this display of the community’s culinary creativity. Or join in the fun and bring your own entry! Visit the library to view a display of sample edible books and get inspired. Participants must arrive with entries between 1 and 1:30 p.m. Up for grabs as prizes are Target gift cards! For information call 401-5630. This event is for all ages and we promise there will be cake!

This event sounds delicious!