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Library News for November 5, 2010

Library News for the week of November 5-14, 2010

Special Events Coming in November

Enter our Writing Contest to celebrate National Novel Writing Month. 

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+.

scrapbookScrapbooking 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.

yarnNeedles, 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. 

presentsHoliday 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.

This Week's Programs

Friday, November 5:

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

Saturday, November 6: 

  • 11am Sign Time (storytime with American Sign Language for all ages)

  • noon-2pm Wells Branch Gardening Guild
  • 2-4pm Green Living Seminar
  • 4-5pm Conversational English

Sunday, November 7:

Monday, November 8: 

  • 10:45 Monkey in the Middle Storytime (12-24 mos)
  • 4pm Bluebonnet Book Club

Tuesday, November 9:

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

Wednesday, November 10:

  • 4pm Phonics Fun (4-6 yrs)
  • 5pm Wacky Science: Rock Tester
  • 6pm Arts & Crafts (7+):  Thanksgiving Tableware

Thursday, November 11:

  • 1pm Kinder Crafts (3-6pm)
  • 6pm: Excel Intermediate (advance registration required)

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

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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