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Library News for November 12, 2010

Special Events Coming in November


Writing Contest
This year's theme is Weird & Wired.  "Keep Austin Weird" and "Keep Austin Wired" have been two phrases used for years to show pride in our city.  Write a novel chapter (250-1250 words), short story (250-1250 words), or poem encompassing the spirit of those phrases.
Submit your original work to the library with the entry form by November 20, 2010, 8:00pm CST.  One winner will be chosen for entrants under age 18 and one for 18+.

Library Card Design Contest
November 15- December 15, 2010
Calling all Artists!  This is your chance to be famous.  YOUR design could be the new library card.
Pick up an entry form at the circulation desk starting on November 15th and turn it in with your ORIGINAL work by December 15th.  We will be selecting one design for youth cards and one for adult cards. 
scrapbook Scrapbooking Workshop:

 November 13 at 2pm (advance registration required, age 14+)  Please bring your own project materials:  photos, paper, scissors, etc.  Everyone will be able to leave with a completed page with an artistic layout.

yarn Needles, Hooks and Books:  November 14 at 2pm  New Book Club

  Read Jane Eyre and bring your handiwork of choice (knitting, crochet, embroidery, etc) to the meeting to work on while we discuss the book.  You know you always meant to read it (again).   Participants will select the next month's book at each meeting (2nd Sunday of each month).

Mad Science: 

November 20 at 11am  (age 6+)  Live demonstrations by scientists!  Get ideas for the science fair or just watch for fun.

presents Holiday Bazaar:  November 21 from 12-6pm   Start your holiday shopping locally!

Your friends and neighbors will be offering unique gifts from home businesses.  20% of sales goes to the library.
Registration is still open for tables.  Call Natosha or Etta at the library to reserve your space!

This Week's Programs

Friday, November 12:

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

Saturday, November 13:

  • 10:30am Power Point Intermediate (advance registration required)
  • 11am Bilingual Storytime
  • 2pm Scrapbooking

Sunday, November 14

  • 2pm Needles, Hooks and Books I Always Meant to Read:  Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Monday, November 15: 
  • 10:45 Monkey in the Middle Storytime (12-24 mos)
  • 7pm Wine Women and Words Book Club

Tuesday, November 16:

  • 5pm Family Storytime
  • 6pm Kinder Crafts (3-6 yrs)

Wednesday, November 17:

  • 4pm Phonics Fun (4-6 yrs)
  • 5pm Wacky Science: Science Fair Ideas
  • 6pm Arts & Crafts (7+):  Pilgrim Painting

Thursday, November 18:

  • 1pm Kinder Crafts (3-6pm)
  • 6pm: B-I-N-G-O

Friday, November 19:

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

Saturday, November 20:

  • 11am Mad Science (ages 6+)
  • 4pm Conversational English

Sunday, November 21:

  • 12-6pm Holiday Bazaar
  • 1:30pm Draw and Paint Poinsettias

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QuestionThe Question of the Week-

Using the library’s reference section or the Texshare Databases, find the answer to this week's question:  How many conspirators planned the Gunpowder Plot of 1605?   In which graphic novel does the main character dress as Guy Fawkes?   Send your answer, along with your name and where you found it to: Askalibrarian@wblibrary.org

MadScientistWacky Science:  Wednesdays at 5pm

Don't miss the Mad Science Special Program on November 20 at 11am!
  • 11/10- Rock Tester
  • 11/17- Science Fair Ideas
  • 11/24- No program

 CraftsArts and Crafts Wednesdays at 6pm: 
Space is limited to 25 participants. 

  • Nov 10: Thanksgiving Tableware- Make a plate with reverse collage or decorate napkin rings to use for holiday celebrations.
  • Nov 17: Pilgrim Painting- Paint wooden cutouts of all the people who attended the 1st Thanksgiving.
  • Nov 24: NO CLASS