Back-to-School party a hit; next up, Movie Night

Our Teen Back-to-School Party was a hit with 50 in attendance on Friday, Aug. 16 after Meet the Jacks. Teens enjoyed playing the Wii in the Joe Elliott and Joe Sample Memorial Garden area, while some just visited with friends. The main attraction was the movie Pitch Perfect shown on the big screen in the Ellen and Buddy Temple Community Room. We served hotdogs courtesy of Diboll Brookshire Brothers, chips and salsa courtesy of Café Del Rio in Lufkin, cokes courtesy of Lufkin Coca Cola and water courtesy of Lufkin Pepsi Cola. Dessert was courtesy of Fran McClain and Kathy Sample; thank you ladies for the delicious brownies and cookies. Everyone had such a good time that we will probably do this again in the near future. Check out our Facebook page for what’s going on at your library.
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We have a special treat planned for the whole family on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 3 p.m. Professional storyteller Tom Taylor will be at the library for the Family Story Hour. There will be something for everyone to enjoy as Taylor shares his repertoire of folk tales, Texas lore, tall tales and more. As always our events are free to the community.
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Join us for Movie Day at the Library this Friday, August 23, at 6 p.m. Our theme for the summer is hunger, so we are asking you to bring one can of tomatoes, tomato sauce, rotel tomatoes, or spaghetti sauce per family, for admission, to be donated to Diboll Christian Outreach. Popcorn will be available. We encourage you to bring your own snacks and drinks to add to your fun. You may also bring pillows and blankets and sit on the floor to watch the movie. Come bring the family and join in the fun! Our movie license will not allow us to publicize the movie title so please call us for more information at 936-829-5497. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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Ladies if you do any kind of portable needle craft and would like to fellowship with others who do; join us for Tangled Threads on the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 am. The next meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 10. Bring a project to work on and share tips and patterns as you work.
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Books to Movies: “City of Bones” — Book one of the young adult series, “The Mortal Instruments,” by Cassandra Clare, comes out in theaters this week.
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New Young Adult Books:
“Rot & Ruin,” by Jonathan Maberry – In the zombie-infested world Benny has grown up in, teenagers must work once they turn fifteen or they’ll lose their food rations. Benney isn’t interested in taking on the family business, but he reluctantly agrees to train as a zombie killer with his boring big brother, Tom. He expects a dull job, whacking zombies for cash. What he discovers is a vocation that will teach him what it really means to be human. As his worldview is challenged again and again by the lessons he learns from Tom, Benny is forced to confront another horrifying reality: Sometimes the terrible monsters are human.
“The Dead-Tossed Waves,” by Carrie Ryan – A companion book to The Forest of Hands and Teeth. Gabry lives a quiet life, secure in her town next to the sea and behind the Barrier. She’s content to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. Home is all she’s ever known, and all she needs for happiness. But life after the Return is never safe, and there are threats even the Barrier can’t hold back. Gabry’s mother thought she left her secrets behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, but like the dead in their world, secrets don’t stay buried. Now, Gabry’s world is crumbling.
“Beautiful Redemption,” by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – A Beautiful Creatures novel. Ethan Wate has spent most of his life longing to escape the stiflingly small Southern town of Gatlin. He never thought he would meet the girl of his dreams, Lena Duchannes, who unveiled a secretive, powerful, and cursed side of Gatlin, hidden in plain sight. And he never could have expected that he would be forced to leave behind everyone and everything he cares about. When Ethan awakes after the chilling events of the Eighteenth Moon, he has only one goal: to find a way to return to Lena and the ones he loves.
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Library closing: The library will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 31, and Monday, Sept.2, for the Labor Day Holiday.
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!