Celebrate the library and its offerings this month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at the library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and services that support academic achievement. Some of these resources are computers with Internet access, research materials, and summer reading programs. Students can use their library cards from home, too.

Our library offers access to important educational resources, like ebooks and Texshare databases.

“Our library provides all types of students with the tools they need to succeed,” says Brenda Russell, director. “We provide students with exciting and engaging programs that make learning fun and resources that they can access from the library or from home – all with a free library card. It is for these reasons that a library card is the most important school supply of all.” For more information on how to sign up for a library card, visit the Library in person or call us at 936-829-5497.


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Diboll Lumberjack’s Homecoming Week! The Library will host a Teen After-Game Party for ages 12-18, Friday, Sept. 20, after the homecoming game. Come eat food, watch a movie, or just socialize. This Library Backs the Jacks!


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Family Movie Day at the Library is Friday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. Popcorn and lemonade 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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“Tangled Threads” is a needle-crafting group that meets the second Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at the library. Anyone is welcome to join at any time. The next meeting is on Oct. 8. Just come and bring a project that you are working on and socialize with others who do needle crafts.

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Hey teens! Here is something to look forward to in the near future. The library is hosting a Teen Zombie Party for ages 12-18 on Friday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. Come as a zombie or as your favorite zombie hunter. Enjoy free food, free games and a free zombie flick. That’s right! It is all free. Just come bring a friend and have fun!

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New Adult Books:

“The Ocean At The End Of The Lane,” by Neil Gaiman – Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn’t thought of Lettie in decade, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she’d claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

“All That Glitters,” by Linda Howard – Greek billionaire playboy Nikolas Constantinos intended to conclude his business deal with Jessica Stanton, aka The Black Widow, as quickly as possible. Love hadn’t been part of his plan; a hot affair or a one-night stand was all he’d allow. Why? Because love would lead to marriage, and marriage to Jessica, a woman with a scandalous past, could ruin him. But love was the one thing he couldn’t control…

“Protector.” by Diana Palmer – His brother had been the only family he had left in the world. Hayes, a long, tall and serious Texan, has long been suspicious of the blond-haired, bright-eyed Minette Raynor, who is both mysterious and beautiful. And now he’s convinced that Minette was involved in giving his brother the drugs that killed him. As far as Hayes is concerned, neither her looks nor anything else will stand in the way of him righting what is so very wrong. Minette can’t get Hayes off her mind, or off her back. His investigation of her is a nuisance, but as an undercover DEA agent, that’s the least of her worries. Until she finds herself in great danger, and he’s the only one who can save her. Can she count on Hayes believing the truth – and saving her life?

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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!