Library has fitness-related books for children

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is joining forces with the Texas Library Association to provide all public libraries and more than 1,100 public elementary schools with nutrition- and fitness-related books and DVDs geared to children and pre-teens in the fight against obesity. This is part of the comptrollers efforts to boost awareness of the agency’s Reshaping Texas Web portal ( – a comprehensive statewide collection of resources and information to help Texans address the economic effects of obesity.

Our library has received the following books that are ready for check-out: “Fueling the Teen Machine,” by Ellen Shanley and Colleen Thompson; “Eat Fresh Food: Awsome Recipes For Teen Chefs,” by Rosanne Gold and her All-Star Team; “Eating the Alphabet,” by Lois Ehlert; “Mealtime,” by Elizabeth Verdick; “Eat Healthy Feel Great,” by William Sears. M.D.; “Healthy Foods from A to Z/Comida sana de la A a la Z,” edited by Karin Kinney; “Gregory, the Terrible Eater,” by Mitchell Sharmat; “imuevete!/Get Moving!” By Mari Schuh; “Chop Chop: The Kid’s Guide to Cooking Real Food With Your Family,” by Sally Sampson; “Kid’s Fun& Healthy Cookbook”; “The Busy Body Book: A Kid’s Guide to Fitness,” by Lizzy Rockwell; and “I Will Never Not Ever Eat A Tomato,” by Lauren Child.

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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 about 800 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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Diboll Lumberjack’s homecoming game will be in September this year, and plans are in the making for the homecoming bonfire on Sept.16.The SFA cheer and dance squads will also be here performing for the crowd. 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. Come join us for all the fun in kicking off the first-ever Homecoming Week! Then, on game day Friday, Sept. 20, the library will host a Teen After-Game Party until midnight for ages 12 to 18. This library Backs the Jacks!

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Family Movie Day at the library is 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.

New Adult Books:

“The Third Kingdom,” by Terry Goodkind – Sequel to The Omen Machine. Richard saw the point of a sword blade sticking out from between the man’s shoulder blades. He spun back toward the opening, ready to attack. It seemed impossible, but the man looked unaffected by the blade that had impaled him through the chest. It was then, in the weak light from the fire pit off to the side, that Richard got his first good look at the killer.

“Inferno,” by Dan Brown – Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Landon, awakens in a hospital in the middle of the night. Disoriented and suffering from a head wound, he recalls nothing of the last thirty-six hours, including how he got there or the origin of the macabre object that his doctors discover hidden in his belongings. Langdon’s world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in Florence with a stoic young woman, Sienna Brooks, who’s clever maneuvering saves his life. Langdon quickly realizes that he is in possession of a series of disturbing codes created by a brilliant scientist – a genius whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written – Dante Alighieri’s dark epic poem “The Inferno”.

“Sovereign,” by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee – Nine years after Rom Sebastian was thrust into the most unlikely of circumstances as hero and bearer of an unimaginable secret, the alliance of his followers is in disarray. The Order has left them scattered and deeply divided both in strategy and resolve in their struggle to become truly alive and free. Only 36 truly alive followers remain loyal to Rom. This meager band must fight for survival as The Order is focused on their total annihilation. Misunderstood and despised, their journey will be one of desperation against a new, more intensely evil Order.

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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!