Have an idea for an event at the library? Let the staff know

This time of the year is planning time for the library, and we are busy searching for new ideas for events to have at the library in 2014. As a community library we are interested in providing what our community needs. In order to accomplish this we need to know what those needs are. If you have an idea for a program or event that you think would be good for our community we would like to know. You can send an email to nplibrary@consolidated.net, call us at 936-829-5497, or come by and talk to us. We would love to hear from you. Check us out on Facebook for programs and events coming up this fall.
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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 a.m. 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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Bring the whole family and join us for the Family Story Hour with professional storyteller Tom Taylor at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.  Taylor is a former high school, junior college and university educator (before becoming a professional actor). He has written some 800-plus stories, songs, poems and ballads, in addition to seven children’s books. In 2012, Taylor was part of a Christian storytelling tour of Israel. He strives to create the most effective possible combination of stories, music and poetry to provide affirmation, encouragement, laughter, understanding, insight and inspiration for his audience. There will be something for everyone to enjoy as he shares his repertoire of folk tales, Texas lore, tall tales and more. As always our events are free to the community. For more information call 936-829-5497.
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Family Movie Day at the library begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.  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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New Adult Books:
“Mistress of the Sun,” by Sandra Gulland – Set against the magnificent decadence of the seventeenth-century French court, Mistress of the Sun begins when the eccentric young Louise falls in love with a wild white stallion and uses ancient dark magic to tame him. This one desperate action of her youth shadows her throughout her life, changing it in ways she could never imagine. Unmarriageable, and too poor to join a convent, Louise enters the court of the Sun King as a maid of honor, where the King is captivated by her athleticism and her striking grace. As their love unfolds, Louise bears Louis four children, is made a duchess, and reigns unrivaled as his official mistress until dangerous intrigue threatens her position at court, her place in Louis’s heart, and even her life.
“The Heist,” by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg – FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare is known for her fierce dedication and discipline on the job, chasing down the world’s most wanted criminals and putting them behind bars. Her boss thinks she is tenacious and ambitious; her friends think she is tough, stubborn, and maybe even a bit obsessed. And while Kate has made quite a name for herself for the past five years the only name she’s cared about is that of Nicolas Fox – an international crook she wants in more ways than one. Audacious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Nicolas Fox is a natural con man, notorious for running elaborate scams on very high-profile people. For Nick, there’s no greater rush than being pursued by a beautiful woman, even one who aims to lock him up.
“Tapestry of Fortunes,” by Elizabeth Berg – In this beautifully written novel, leaving home brings revelations, reunions, and unexpected turns that affirm the inner truths of women’s lives. “Maybe Freud didn’t know the answer to what women want, but Elizabeth Berg certainly does,” said USA Today. Elizabeth Berg has crafted a novel rich in understanding of women’s longings, loves, and abiding friendships, which weave together into a tapestry of fortunes that connects us all.
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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!