The library has computers for use with school projects

School has begun, and the library has returned to its fall hours. This means that beginning Sept. 9 the library will stay open until 7 p.m. Mondays for your convenience. The computers will be open until 6:30 p.m., and the check-out desk will be open until 6:45 p.m. Keep in mind that your child will need a library card that is free of fines and overdue books in order to use the computer. Now is a good time to get those cards clear so that you will be able to use the computer for those school projects that pop up from time to time. If you are having a hard time financially, just give us a call at 936-829-5497 or come by and talk to us, and we will work with you to get your card cleared up.

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Just because you have Social Security business and retirement matters to tend to does not mean you need to fight the traffic and trudge into a busy government office. They don’t need to see you (in person) in September. That’s because, whether you’re working on your retirement planning or ready to retire, you can do everything from the comfort of your home or office computer at www.socialsecurity.gov. If you’re starting to think about a retirement that is in the far-off future, a good place to begin is with Social Security’s Benefits Planners at www.socialsecurity.gov/planners. For those of you with more years of work under your belt, get a more precise look at what your benefits will be with Social Security’s Retirement Estimator at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator. The Estimator makes use of your reported wages from past years and projects your current earnings into the future to give you an instant, personalized estimate of your future benefits. You can change the variables, such as date of retirement and future earnings estimates, to see what you can expect in different scenarios. If you’re ready to say goodbye to the daily grind of working and you’re ready to apply for Social Security retirement benefits, it’s exciting to know that you can apply from the comfort of your home or office in as little as 15 minutes. Give it a try when you’re ready to retire at www.socialsecurity.gov/applyonline.

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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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Bring the whole family and join us for the Family Story Hour with professional storyteller Tom Taylor on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 3:00 p.m. 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 Taylor 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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The Diboll Lumberjacks homecoming game will be in September this year, and plans are in the making for the homecoming bonfire on Sept. 16. The library will have a booth at the bonfire to give out a schedule of our fall events and sign people up for library cards. Then, on game day Friday, Sept. 20, the library will host a Teen After-Game Party until midnight for ages 12-18. This library Backs the Jacks!

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Family Movie Day at the library is Friday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. 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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Fall Library Hours: Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Have a great week!