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Library News for February 11, 2011

Save Libraries!

TexansLoveLibraries

The first draft of the State's budget proposal for 2012-13  shows a 99% decrease in state funding for local library aid programs .

Contact your state representative and senator, the governor, and lieutenant governor and let them know this hurts our community! Write a letter to the editor about this issue! Come to the Capitol on Wednesday, February 16, and participate in Legislative Day — we’ll be gathering to let them know how much our libraries mean to our communities!

All Month Long: 
Tell us WHY you LOVE Your Library and you could win!
Fill out a card at the circulation desk about why you love the WBCL.  You'll be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to La Brissa Restaurant.
LoveYourLibrary
Booksale
All audiobooks on cassette are available for purchase.  We have removed them from the collection to make more room for newer formats.  We also have MANY books and other items available in our book sale.  No item is over $2!
 A Day in Africa
Saturday, February 12 at 11am
Learn about Africa through songs, stories, and dances by Elizabeth Kahura.  This family program is free for all ages to enjoy.
Africa
scrapbook
Scrap-booking Workshop
Saturday, February 12 at 2pm
Learn the basics of scrapbooking while making a page to take home.  Bring your own photos and we'll provide the rest.  Advance registration is required.
Needles, Hooks & Books I Always Meant to Read
Sunday, February 13 at 2pm
Bring your craft of choice and discuss a book on the 2nd Sunday of each month. In February we will be discussing Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen.
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BookClub Wine, Women & Words Book Club
Monday, February 21 at 7pm
Join the most established reading group at the library.  This month will feature Cheap Cabernet by Cathie Beck, who will be joining the discussion live online.
Computer Classes:  Registration is required at least 3 days in advance.  Space is limited.
  • PowerPoint Intermediate: Saturday, February 12 at 10:30am
  • What's in Your Computer? Saturday, February 26 at 10:30am
Computer

2011 Kids' Program Schedule

storytime Storytime Schedule:
0-18 months:  Baby Bookworms, Fridays at 10
12-24 months:  Monkey in the Middle, Mondays at 10:45
18-36 months: Toddler Storytime, Fridays at 10:45
3-5 years: Preschool Storytime, Fridays at 11:30
All Ages:  Pajama Storytime, Tuesdays at 7pm
All Ages:  Weekend Storytime, Saturdays at 11
Pajama Storytime
Starting Tuesday, January 4th, we're having a pajama party every week.  All ages are invited to come in their pajamas at 7pm on Tuesdays for a bedtime story.
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Phonics Phonics Fun
Kids ages 4-7 learn the beginning steps of reading and writing through phonics activities.
 Kinder Crafts
Process-oriented art projects for kids ages 3-6.
Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Thursdays at 1pm

Arts & Crafts
Use unique materials to create something special. 
Ages 8+ or with an adult.   Wednesdays at 6pm
KinderCrafts


MadScientist
Wacky Science
Fun and messy science experiments for ages 7+.
Wednesdays at 5pm


Thursday Night is Free Family Fun Night at 6pm


1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month- Family Game Night:  Enjoy a selection of family games to play with your friends and family.  If you want to learn chess, we’ll have a master teacher.
2nd Thursday of the month- Video Game Challenge (ages 8+)  Wii games appropriate for you to enjoy together.
4th Thursday of the month- Family Movie Night:  Watch a G or PG movie with your family and neighbors.
MarioKart

This Week's Programs


Friday, February 11:

  • 10am Baby Bookworms Storytime (0-18 mos)
  • 10:45 Toddler Storytime (18-36 mos)
  • 11:30 Preschool Storytime (3-5 yrs)

Saturday, February 12:

  • 10:30am Power Point Intermediate
  • 11am A Day in Africa with Elizabeth Kahura
  • 2pm Scrapbooking
Sunday, February 13:
  • 2pm Needles, Hooks and Books I Always Meant to Read:  Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Monday, February 14:  Happy Valentine's Day!
  • 10:45 Monkey in the Middle (ages 12-24 months)
  • 2pm Phonics Fun (ages 4-7)

Tuesday, February 15:

  • 6:30 Kinder Crafts
  • 7pm Pajama Storytime

Wednesday, February 16:

  • 5pm Wacky Science- Black Marker Secret
  • 6pm Arts and Crafts- President Puppets
Thursday, February 17:
  • 1pm Kinder Crafts
  • 6pm Family Game Night

Friday, February 18:

  • 10am Baby Bookworms Storytime (0-18 mos)
  • 10:45 Toddler Storytime (18-36 mos)
  • 11:30 Preschool Storytime (3-5 yrs)

Saturday, February 19:

  • 11am Story Time
  • 4pm Conversational English
Sunday, February 20:
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