Events being planned for Nat’l Library Week

Did you know that our library builds its collections and programs to meet the diverse needs of our community? There’s something for everyone at T.L.L. Temple Memorial Library. National Library Week is a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians, and library workers. Celebrate National Library Week, April 14-20, with the many activities the library has planned. Communities matter at your library!

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Take this challenge and find out just how well that you know Diboll. The library will host a Photo Scavenger Hunt starting through April 18 as part of our National Library Week Celebration. You must be 17 or older to participate. A bulletin board will display pictures that were taken at various locations in Diboll. Special “Photo Ballots” will be available at the circulation desk, and must be returned by April 17. The person who correctly identifies the most pictures will be notified April 19 and will win a gift card. In the event of a tie there will be a drawing to determine the winner. For more information call 936-829-5497.

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Also, in honor of National Library Week, the Library will be hosting “Family Reading Night” with Radio Personalities from 90.9 KSWP / 91.9 KAVX and other local personalities. This will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Ellen and Buddy Temple Community Room. Come hear your favorite DJ or school superintendent read stories from their childhood. It’s fun for the whole family and an opportunity to encourage your children to read!

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International Fellowship is a not-for-profit foreign exchange student program seeking Host Families in this area. Founded in 1952, International Fellowship is one of the oldest foreign exchange programs in the United States, drawing on 60 years of experience. Exchange students ranging from ages 15-18 await host families for the upcoming school year. Interested families are asked to consider the wonderful attributes of hosting a foreign exchange student. For more information please visit their website at www.internationalfellowship.org or call Marlene Godel at 1-800-647-8839.

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Movie Day in March was a blast with 82 in attendance. If you are looking for some free fun for the family, check-out Movie Day at the Library at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26. Admission is free and 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 Large Print Books:

“Truth in Advertising,” by John Kenney – Finbar Dolan is lost and lonely. Despite escaping his blue-collar Boston upbringing to carve out a mildly successful career at a Madison Avenue ad agency, he’s a bit of a mess and closing in on forty. He’s recently called off a wedding. Now, a few days before Christmas, he’s forced to cancel a long-postponed vacation in order to write, produce, and edit a Super Bowl commercial for his diaper account in record time. Fortunately, it gets worse. Fin learns that his long-estranged and once-abusive father has fallen ill. And that neither of his brothers or his sister intend to visit. It’s a wake-up call for Fin to reevaluate the choices he’s made, admit that he’s falling for his coworker Phoebe, question the importance of diapers in his life, and finally tell the truth about his past.

“Agenda 21,” by Glenn Beck with Harriet Parke – Everybody has that black hole at the beginning of their life. That time you can’t remember, your first step, your first taste of table food. My real memories begin in our assigned living area in Compound 14. Just a generation ago, this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, it’s simply known as “the Republic.” Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known. She dutifully walks her energy board daily and accepts all male pairings assigned to her by the Authorities. Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed. Woken up to the harsh reality of her life and her family’s future inside the Republic, Emmeline begins to search for the truth. Why are Compounds guarded by Gatekeepers who track all movements? Why are food, water and energy rationed so strictly? And, most important, why are babies taken from their mothers at birth? As Emmeline begins to understand the true objectives of Agenda 21 she realizes that she is up against far more than she ever thought.

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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.

Have a great week!