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NoveList

August 4, 2014

Looking for a good book to read? Check out NoveList, a great resource for book recommendations, similar authors, and more. Watch our latest Library Spotlight video from our YouTube channel below to learn more!

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Historical Novel Book Club at Main

August 1, 2014

Do you love a good historical novel and like chatting about books with other readers? Come join the Historical Novel Book Club at the Main Library. The next meeting will be held next Thursday, August 7th, at 1:30 pm at the new Main Library at Goodwood. We will be focusing on novels about Ireland, the Emerald Isle. Suggested authors include Edward Rutherfurd, Frank Delaney, Morgan Llewellyn, or any other author you find and like. It will be an opportunity to celebrate the history and people of one of the most beautiful countries on earth. Look for these and other selected books on the Historical Novel book display at the Main Library on the first floor near the Circulation Desk! Call 225-231-3750 for more information.

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Central Book Club

July 30, 2014

The Central Book Club meets on the last Thursday of every month at 11 a.m. The club reads and discusses books from various genres and also shares recipes and food at each meeting. Call 262-2650 for details. The next meeting is tomorrow morning (July 31) at 11 and the book is Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian. Future meetings are:

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Harry Potter Book Club and Birthday Party

July 28, 2014

Join us this Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library for our last meeting of the Harry Potter Book Club! We’re throwing Harry a 34th birthday party and having a trivia contest and costume contest with prizes. Muggles welcome.

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Shapeoko Event a Success

July 25, 2014

Our Shapeoko build event was a great success! Check out these photos from July 19 of members of our staff and some of our patrons collaborating on building this new 3D milling machine that we will be adding to our Makerspace soon.

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Teen End of Summer Reading Events

July 23, 2014

Baker Branch: Thursday, July 24, 2:30 p.m. It’s the end of summer and we’re going to celebrate it with a mess! Come outside with us and play on the messy side of science with questions like what happens when you put Mentos in Diet Coke or what is elephant toothpaste?

Pride-Chaneyville Branch: Monday, July 28, 11:00 a.m. A Program “Fur” Nature Lovers: Our last program of the summer is a special presentation from the Waddill Outdoor Education Center with examples of fur and hands-on interaction.

Main Library: Wednesday, July 30, 10:00 a.m. Summer reading is over! Celebrate with pizza, snacks, gaming, and crafts!

Jones Creek Regional Branch: Wednesday, July 30, 2:30 p.m. Say farewell to the summer the right way—by playing games on the Wii-U and eating pizza!

Carver Branch: Wednesday, July 30, 3:30 p.m. Snap, Crackle, POP! Come celebrate the end of summer by using science to make a sweet treat. We’ll make our own homemade butter from scratch, blow up marshmallows in the microwave, and then combine them for a delicious edible concoction.

Eden Park Branch: Thursday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. End of Summer Reading Party: It’s the last day for Teen Summer Reading! Have you turned in your reading log yet? Come to the library for one last hurrah! Memorialize your summer by decorating a large puzzle piece, make your very own lava lamp, and enjoy the company while you eat pizza and drink lemonade. Goodbye, summer!

Bluebonnet Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:00 p.m. French Bulletin Boards: Let’s say goodbye to summer by decorating your own French bulletin board to get yourself ready for school! Registration required.

Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:00 p.m. End the summer with a fun book charm jewelry craft day. Have a favorite book or two or three? Then come and make tiny replicas that can be used to create a unique set of jewelry.

Scotlandville Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:00 p.m. Send the summer reading program out with a party! Eat pizza, shoot Nerf darts at targets, color a picture, and compete against friends for prizes in a series of science-themed challenges.

Central Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:30 p.m. Mad Scientist End of Summer Party – It’s alive! It’s time for some mad scientist fun at the Central Branch end of summer party! Compete in a mad scientist relay race, perform some wacky experiments, and more!

Delmont Gardens Branch: Thursday, July 31, 3:30 p.m. Pizza Night – Chat & Chew: Let’s end the summer on a low key note! We’ll have a chat and chew session in the Gardens meeting room and talk about the stuff you did this summer, especially the books you read and the programs you came to!

Fairwood Branch: Thursday, July 31, 4:30 p.m. Come enjoy some pizza while viewing a slideshow of pictures from the 2014 Summer Reading programs. And remember, today’s your last chance to turn in your Summer Reading Program book logs!

Zachary Branch: Thursday, August 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Kick back one last time with your friends before school starts. We’ll have games, food and plenty of fun. For grades 7 & up. Light refreshments provided.

 

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End of Summer Reading Children’s Parties

July 22, 2014

Games! Spacewalk! Clowns! Face painting! Refreshments! Prizes! There will be tons of fun to celebrate the end of summer! Children ages 3 and up are invited to the library to enjoy our always popular end of Summer Reading parties! All children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by an adult or responsible adolescent. For more information, call the individual branch.

Central Branch: Monday, July 21, 10:00 a.m.
Bluebonnet Regional Branch: Monday, July 21, 6:30 p.m.
Carver Branch & River Center Branch: Tuesday, July 22, 10:00 a.m. (at Carver Branch)
Fairwood Branch: Tuesday, July 22, 6:30 p.m.
Zachary Branch: Wednesday, July 23, 10:00 a.m.
Jones Creek Regional Branch: Wednesday, July 23, 6:30 p.m.
Delmont Gardens Branch: Thursday, July 24, 10:00 a.m.
Eden Park Branch: Thursday, July 24, 3:00 p.m.
Scotlandville Branch: Monday, July 28, 10:00 a.m.
Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch: Monday, July 28, 6:30 p.m.
Baker Branch: Tuesday, July 29, 10:00 a.m.
Pride-Chaneyville Branch: Tuesday, July 29, 3:00 p.m.
Main Library: Wednesday, July 30, 10:00 a.m.

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