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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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What plants need to grow

Wimberley area residents interested in gardening found out about plants and their growth at a class conducted this week by Brad Aldrich of the Wimberley Garden Club. A dozen folks heard his presentation entitled "Understanding Plant Nutrition" that covered...

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The Code’s no secret now

Members of the Tween Curiosity Club got a taste of Apple coding Saturday during their regular session, held in the multipurpose room of the library. Swift is an Apple designed coding language and Swift’s Playground is the best place to learn it. Scott Baker with...

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Discovering ways to use old products

Scientists are constantly developing new innovative items and technologies for us to use in our everyday lives.Sometimes these inventions end up being used in ways other than their intended purpose. Playdoh was originally a cleaning product! A group of our tween...

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