Chamber members have breakfast at library

The library played host to a Chamber of Commerce breakfast Thursday morning, March 21, with about 40 people in attendance. The breakfast is conducted monthly by the chamber to let members get to know each other in an informal environment. The library's main reading...

read more

Learning how some things work!

During Saturday's Tween Curiosity Club (for kids 9–12 yrs.), the young scientists-to-be discovered some tricks behind classic science experiments and answered that burning question, "How Does That Work?" Electric lemons, homopolar motors, eggs being sucked into milk...

read more

LWV meet requires rearranging space

Men and women associated with the League of Women Voters in Hays County attended a session Thursday night to hear reports on the new legislative session and voting rights. Three speakers addressed a crowd of about 30 people. We decided to rearrange the chairs and...

read more

A lesson in medicine

What does an operating room look like?  What kind of equipment is there?  What people are there and what do they do? Tweens learned about these things as well as basics of sterile technique, different kinds of surgery, and surgical instruments on Saturday at the...

read more

Weaving a story

“Woven Paintings” In this two-part group project, Tweens first make watercolor paintings, then cut the paintings into strips and, working in pairs, create 3D woven sculptures to share.  Everyone will take home one ready to hang or frame! Here, the participants were...

read more

Your return on investment in the library

Every time a patron checks out a book or movie at the library he or she gets a receipt that shows how much money they've saved so far in the calendar year by borrowing rather than buying their materials. We have some patrons who have saved thousands of dollars every...

read more

How a news story ought to be written today

Having a vast array of tools to make use of all the web has to offer for readers is finally paying off in a big, big way. And not just for editors and publishers like ProPublica. ProPublica has just won 22 design awards for its presentation of important breaking and...

read more

Dismal or bright?

Dr. Oliver Sacks, who must be nearing 90 years of age, is a long-retired neurologist who has written several books providing insight on mental disturbances and diseases and what effect they have had on people who have suffered from them. I believe his first book on...

read more

The dog who listens

A dog named Zippity has replaced our old friend Chopper as the great listener of children's stories in our youth department on Monday afternoons. Zippity comes to the library at 3:30 p.m. Mondays to listen as children read, and each session starts with a little play...

read more

Show-stoppers

Participants in the Tween Curiosity Club learned a little about acting in various settings during their lub meeting Saturday afternoon at the library. The program was called "The Actor's Building Blocks" and the young actors tried their hands at mask-making, script...

read more