Fifty-two kids and 10 adults from the Boy’s and Girl’s Club and the Diboll Housing Authority kids enjoyed a special Dance Workshop with the Soul Street Dancers on Friday, July 22. This workshop was provided by the Library’s AECED (Alliance for Educational and Cultural Enrich-ment in Diboll) program and held in the Boy’s and Girl’s Club gym. The Soul Street Dancers are a nationally known dance team that performs and teaches street dancing. They have been a guest of the library’s summer reading club for several summers and the kids just love them.
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Our library is the proud recipient of a Texas Book Festival Grant, a grant which has allowed us to purchase 139 new children and young adult books in the Spanish language. This new collection is a nice complement to our existing adult Spanish collection and will help advance our bilingual stu-dents in the fall school year as well as our Spanish community. Look for this new collection to be on our shelves soon. We would like to thank the Texas Book Festival for choosing our library to receive this wonderful grant.
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Adult Coloring Club is an ongoing club and is open to new members. This club is for ages 18 and up only, no children please. The next meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 2, from 4 to 5 p.m.; then it will continue on the first Tuesday of each month. Bring your coloring book and colors or use ours and join us for this relaxing activity. You may also bring snacks and drinks if you would like.
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Celebrate the Summer Olympics opening ceremonies with us from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5. We will be watching the televised ceremonies while we enjoy a variety of refreshments. Show your support by dressing in the colors of your favorite country.
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For crafters of all ages – Tangled Threads will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Do you like to crochet or knit, or do any other portable crafting project? Come join Tangled Threads for an hour of stress reduction and relaxation – leave your worries behind. All skill levels wel-comed. Please bring your own hooks, yarn, and supplies. Tangled Threads will then meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the community room at the library. For more information call Nelda Porter at 936-829-5497.
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New Young Adult Books:
“Can You Keep A Secret?” by R. L. Stine – Eddie and Emmy are high school sweethearts from the wrong side of the tracks. Looking for an escape from their dreary lives, they embark on an over-night camping trip with four friends in the Fear Street Woods. As Eddie carves a heart in a tree, he and Emmy make a shocking discovery. It’s a discovery that will lead to the end of friendships – and to murder. Meanwhile, Emmy is having strange, terrifying dreams about wolves. Are her dreams connected somehow to the real wolf attacks that plague the town of shady side? Emmy, it seems, is about to make a horrifying discovery about herself…
“The Raven King (Book IV of The Raven Cycle)” by Maggie Stiefvater – For years, Gansey has been on a quest to find a lost king. One by one, he’s drawn others into this quest: Ronan, who steals from dreams; Adam, whose life is no longer his own; Noah, whose life is no longer a life; and Blue, who loves Gansey… and is certain she is destined to kill him. Now the endgame has be-gun. Dreams and nightmares are converging. Love and loss are inseparable. And the quest refuses to be pinned to a path.
“The Last Star (The final book of The 5th Wave)” by Rick Yancey – The enemy is other. The ene-my is us. They’re down here, they’re up there, and they’re nowhere. They want the Earth; they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us. Beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed so has Ringer, Zombie, Nugget, and all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. We were betrayed first by the others, and now by ourselves. In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves… or saving what make us human.
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Summer library hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Have a great week!