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Library News for May 14, 2010


It's Pet Month at the Library!  Enter our Pet Photo Contest to win a gift card.

  • Bring a photo of your pet (3x5 inches)to the library
  • Write your name and contact information on the back of the photo
  • Submit the photo to the librarian at the circulation desk between May 1 and May 30 for a chance to win.

OpenWe now open at 10am Monday through Saturday at at 1pm on Sunday.  We close at 8pm Monday through Thursday and at 6pm Friday through Sunday.

The library will be closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day.

CircusChickenDogSummer is Almost Here!

The summer reading program will kick off this year with a visit from Circus Chicken Dog on June 12.  This program is fun for all ages with juggling, music, magic and performing animals. 

Find out more about the library's summer reading program for children here.
For teens, information is here. 

Ongoing Programs

QuestionThe Question of the Week-

Using the library’s reference section or the Texshare Databases, find the answer to this week's question.

How was Archduke Maximilian of Austria related to Napoleon III?  What country did he briefly rule?

Send your answer, along with your name and where you found it to:


MadScientistWacky Science Wednesdays at 5pm

May - Clean Up
May 19 – Stain Science – Test different cleaning products to see which ones clean stains the best!
May 26 – Toothpaste Testing – Which toothpastes really make teeth whiter?
June 16- UV Bead Bracelets
June 23- Sunprints
June 30- Make a Sundial

 CraftsArts and Crafts Wednesdays at 6pm

May 19-Spring bugs from chenille stems - Learn to make grasshoppers, lady bugs, bees and more from stems and beads.
May 26-  Painted pots - Paint clay pots for springtime plants and seeds.
June 2- Train Art
June 9- Painted Visors and Hats
June 16- Make and Animal Bank
June 23- Summer Watercolor
June 30- Patriotic Pinwheel


ChessChess for Everyone- Tuesday, June 1st:  5pm

Bring your friends, your family, and your chessboard (if you have one) and learn from a master.  Already know a strategy or two?  Challenge someone.

ComputerComputer Classes for Adults- Saturday Mornings

Advance registration required
May 15th:  10:30am-noon  Internet Safety
June 5th:  9-10:30am  Email Basics
June 5th:  10:30am-noon  Applying for Jobs Online
June 19th:  10:30am-noon  Excel Basics


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—Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4BC?-AD 65) [The Younger] Roman Stoic philosopher, writer, tutor