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Library News for September 16, 2011

This Weekend:

Language Learning Database Workshop-

Learn to use the library's step-by-step system for 21 languages:  Saturday at 1pm



Crochet Workshop: 

Sunday, September 18 at 2pm- 

All you need is a willingness to try; the library will provide the rest.  We'll have hooks, yarn, and an instructor

Everyone Reads in Wells Branch: 

Marley and Me: life and love with the world's worst dog by John Grogan

Everyone reads is a new program at the library that encourages all patrons to read and discuss the same book.  We have copies for every reading level from preschool to adult. 

More information is available at the Marley Page


Free Family Movies:

Sundays at 4pm in the Storytime Room

October 9:  Beethoven
November 13th:  Homeward Bound

Fitness Checklists

Think you're 'fit'?  This fall, the library will offer a checklist on a different kind of 'fitness' each month.  Pick one up, and when you've completed at least ten items on the list, turn it in at the library for a chance to win a prize. 

Print your Environmental Fitness Checklist here. 

More information is available here.

Computer Classes:  Registration is required at least 3 days in advance.  Space is limited.
  • Mango Language Learning Database 9/17
  • Computer Basics 9/24
  • Overdrive Digital Library 9/24
  • One-on-One Tutoring (Saturdays by appointment)



Wine, Women & Words Book Club: Join the most established reading group at the library.   September 19th at 7pm: Endings by Barbara Bergin.  The group will meet at the community center this month to accommodate the author's visit.

Needles Hooks and Books:  Sunday, October 9th at 2pm.  Bring your craft of choice and discuss    Frankenstein- Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz
November 13th: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
December 11th: The Christmas Train by David Baldacci
January 8th: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
February 12th:  Lamb, the Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore

Applications are currently being accepted for appointment to the Board of Trustees.  This rewarding role requires a time commitment for meetings, research, and maintaining a presence at the library.  Generally, meetings are once a month and less than 90 minutes.  Candidates with skills in fundraising, accounting, or advocacy would be particularly welcome.  Terms expire 11/2012 and 11/2013.  For more information:

•    Library Director, Donita Carlquist-Ward: director@wblibrary.org or (512) 989-3188

•    President, Board of Trustees, Megan Sylvester- megans@wblibrary.org

This Week's Programs

Friday, September 16:

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

Saturday, September 17:

  • 11am Storytime
  • 1pm Bow Wow Reading Dogs (by appointment)
  • 1pm Mango Languages Workshop

Sunday, September 18:

  • 2pm Crochet Workshop

Monday, September 19: 

  • 10:45 Monkey in the Middle (12-24 mos)

Tuesday, September 20:

  • 6:30 Kinder Crafts
  • 7pm Pajama Story Time

Wednesday, September 21:

  • 6pm Arts & Crafts

Thursday, September 22:

Friday, September 23:

  • 10am Baby Bookworms Storytime (0-18 mos)
  • 10:45 Toddler Storytime (18-36 mos)
  • 11:30 Preschool Storytime (3-5 yrs)
  • Family Science Night- Austin Planetarium:  Reservation Required

Saturday, September 24:

  • 10:30am Computer Basics (reservation required)
  • 11am Storytime
  • 1pm Bow Wow Reading Dogs (by appointment)
  • 1pm Overdrive Digital Library Workshop

Sunday, September 25: