50th anniversary includes reception, Sock Hop

The Sock Hop this past Saturday was extraordinary! Patrons were awed by the musical talents of the GMC Trio as they performed songs from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s.  A few of our guests kept the dance floor hot all night. Everyone enjoyed good old fashioned root beer floats for refreshments. This event was also a sock drive for the soldiers and 67 pairs of socks were collected to be sent to our soldiers fighting over seas. If you missed this event, you missed a good time! They will be back sometime in the near future.
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We would like to thank everyone for coming by last Friday, April 25, 2014 to help us celebrate our 50th Year in Service. This Library is here to serve you, our community, in the best capacity that we can. Come by and visit us again soon!
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People are always sharing home remedies and household tips with us here at the Library. Recently someone shared this helpful tip for fire ant mounds: Pour 2 cups of Club Soda in the center of a fire ant mound. The carbon dioxide in the water is heavier than the air and displaces oxygen which suffocates the queen and the other ants. The whole colony will be dead within 2 days. Each mound must be treated individually and a one liter bottle of Club Soda will kill 2 to 3 mounds. Sounds like a safe and green way to get rid of ants. It’s worth a try!
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Do you crochet, knit, needle point, or do any kind of portable needle craft? Join us for “Tangled Threads” on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.  Bring the project you are currently working on to do while you share tips and patterns with the others in the group.
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There are only a few more weeks left to bring your pennies to the Library. Our water bottle of pennies is almost ¼ full and we need a lot more pennies to buy a set of children’s books. The deadline for reaching our goal is May 23, 2014, “Lucky Penny Day”. Help us reach our goal by bringing in that pocket change that’s been collecting dust for a while. Thank you for your support!
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Family Movie Day at the Library is Friday, May 23, 2014 at 6:00 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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New Teen Books:
“I’m Not Her,” by Janet Gurtler – Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister, and that’s okay. Kristina is the sporty one. Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is part of the popular crowd with everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her, but the smiles of her picture-perfect family are cracking and her sister could be dying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one because if she doesn’t hold it together, who will?
“Aquifer,” by Jonathan Friesen – In the year 2250, water is scarce, and those who control it control everything. Sixteen-year-old Luca has struggled with this truth, and what it means his entire life. As the son of the Deliverer, he will one day have to descend to the underground Aquifer each year and negotiate with the reportedly rat like miners who harvest the world’s fresh water. However, he has learned the true control rests with the Council above ground, a group that has people following without hesitation, and which has forbidden all emotion in the name of keeping the peace. This Council has broken his father’s spirit while also forcing Luca to hide every feeling that rules his heart. But when Luca’s father goes missing, everything shifts. Luca is forced underground, and discovers secrets and mysteries that  cause him to question who he is and the world he serves. Together with his friends and a very alluring girl, Luca seeks to free his people and the Rats from the Council’s control.
“Dear Life, You Suck,” by Scott Blagden – Cricket Cherpin’s life sucks. He’s stuck in a group home in the middle- of-nowhere Maine. His past is ugly, his future is bleak, and with less than a year until his eighteenth birthday, he needs to figure things out. Fast. With prospects that range from professional fighter to professional drug dealer, Cricket’s starting to think that his best option is one final cliff dive into the great unknown. Then Wynona Bidaban steps into his world and shows him that maybe – just maybe – life doesn’t totally suck after all.
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Library Closing: The Library will be closed on May 24-26 for Memorial Day.
Spring Library Hours: Monday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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