Teens, tweens, adults invited to archaeology presentation

 

Summer Reading is in full swing with lots of fun events and drawings. We have more winners in our Teen and Adult drawings. Congratulations to Perla Romero and Fernanda Montoya winners of $10 Wal-Mart gift cards in the Teen drawings. Congratulations also to Marisa Salazar and Charlotte Thornhill winners of $10 Sonic gift cards in the Adult drawings. Keep reading and turning in those slips.
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Rocks & Minerals with Ann James of Jasper, Texas on Tuesday, June 11, was a real learning experience for the 23 in attendance. James talked about the different types of rock formations: Igneous – formed when molten magma cools; Sedimentary; and Metamorphic – formed when two rocks come together to make a new rock. She also talked about how to identify rocks by their mineral composition and how to make a rock identifying kit. James built a special black box so participants could see how the minerals in rock fluoresce using an ultra violet light. Everyone was given a piece of petrified wood to take home and a drawing was held for two T-shirts courtesy of James. Thank you Mrs. James for being a part of our Teen Summer Reading Club!
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Tangled Threads was cool and cozy on Tuesday June 11, with six in attendance. As they worked on their needle projects they discussed how to read a crochet pattern and shared patterns with each other. Tangled Threads is the second Tuesday of each month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Come join the fun!
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Snake Encounters with Daryl Sprout was a real scream on Thursday, June 13. This snake handler used humor to show his many different snakes and to talk about safety around this slithering creature. Screams of 113 kids and adults were heard throughout the library as he presented each snake. Those that were brave enough were allowed to touch and see what a snake feels like and even some who were not brave. What do you call a snake with legs? A black & white Tegu from Argentina, that is also in the snake family.  Everyone had fun and, we hope to have him back again in the future!
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Enjoy comedian/magician Julian Franklin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at your library. This free event is for ages 2-12. Make plans to join in the fun and don’t forget to bring a friend!
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Scrapbookers have been asking for a day to crop at the library! That day has finally arrived. Join us from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, for this free crop. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks. Donations to the library for the use of the room are welcome but not required. Space is limited so call today to reserve a spot at 936-829-5497; ask for Nelda.
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Teens, tweens, and adults! Join us for Archaeology with George Avery at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at your library. Avery, lab firector of SFA’s Anthropology and Archaeology Laboratory, will talk about archaeology and share some of his finds. This free event is for ages 10-adults. Come hear what you can find “Beneath the Surface”!
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Lufkin Zoo will be at your library Thursday, June 27, with animals to show and tell about their habitat. This free event is for ages 2-12. Make plans to join in the fun and keep reading.
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Give a helping hand while you enjoy fun for the whole family at Movie Day at the Library at 6 p.m. Friday, June 28. Our theme for the summer is hunger, so we are asking you to bring one dessert mix (cookie mix, cake mix, frosting, pudding mix, jello, etc) per family for admission to be donated to Diboll Christian Outreach. 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:
“Wishing Willows,” by Katie Ganshert – A 3-year old son, a struggling Café, and fading memories are all Robin Price has left of her late husband. As the proud owner of Willow Tree Café in small town peaks, Iowa, she pours her heart into every muffin she bakes and espresso she pulls, thankful for the sense of purpose and community the work provides. So when developer Ian McKay shows up in Peaks with plans to build condos where her café and a vital town ministry are located, she isn’t about to let go without a fight. With polarized opinions forming all over town, business becomes unavoidably personal and Robin and Ian must decide whether to cling to the familiar or surrender their plans to the God of Second Chances.
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Library closing: The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4, to celebrate Independence Day.
Summer library hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;  and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Have a great week!

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