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Summer Reading Programs

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Reading AND Prizes?! Yes! The Library has Summer Reading Programs for Kids, Teens and Adults.

We have a Reading Rewards Store for Kids, the more you read the more you win!

There are Gift Bags drawings for Teens and Adults are each week, leading up to our Summer Reading Final "Big Bag" Drawing!

Click for details on the Kids, Teens and Adults reading programs.

Summer Events

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Summer is here, and the calendar has been loaded with choices for all ages!
Preview the lineup & make your plans! Registration begins soon.

Here is the signup page for Kid, Teen and Adult events in July.
Registration links become active on June 16.

Photojournalist and Author Peggy Kelsey

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Gathering Strength: Afghan Women Today
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10 AM - 12 noon
Ages: 12+ & Adult

Registration is suggested for this morning coffee featuring photojournalist and author Peggy Kelsey.  Kelsey will share her photos and stories from modern day Afghanistan.  Dripping Springs Community Library provides light refreshments so let us know if you will be there.

Click here to register.

 

Reading Discussion - The Great War

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The Great War Discussion
Wednesday, July 30, 5 - 6:45 PM

The "War to End All Wars" inspired Tolkien's masterpiece.  Look for challenging reading list and a discussion opportunity.

Click here for more information and the Reading List! 

Click here to register.

IT Position Opening

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The Dripping Springs Community Library is accepting applications for a tech-savvy individual to manage our network, online systems and answer technology questions.
 
We are looking for a candidate to work in a dynamic library environment. This person should be experienced in network management, computer maintenance, software licensing and web design. This person will provide tech support, solve technical issues and must be able to communicate related topics to staff and library members and visitors simply and patiently.  This position will assist in planning for technology budget and make upgrade suggestions and technology product evaluations.
 
College degree required. Prefer computer degree, industry certification or combination of education and relevant experience.

Cooperation/teamwork and flexibility are a must. Other responsibilities may be assigned as the library continues to evolve and grow.
 
Please provide a resume and cover letter in .pdf format to resume@dscl.org.

Teen Take 5 & Skip 10 Contest

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Describe any book you have read in five words and earn a Bonus Entry Ticket for the Reading Program Drawings.

But, you can't use any of the ten taboo words.

Click here to find out what the ten taboo words are!

BookLetters

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Looking for something to read, but you're not quite sure what?  Our BookLetters section has many categories, subjects and topics to choose from.  Browsing online is a breeze with detailed descriptions, cover images, reviews and more!  For example, our Newest Arrivals in Fiction or our Newest Arrivals in Non-Fiction.

Here is also a list of additional Reader Advisory Book Suggestion Websites:
http://www.dscl.org/explore/book-suggestion-websites.html

eAudio and eBooks

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OneClickDigital is an online service that allows patrons to check out eAudiobooks and eBooks, including best-sellers, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more.  OneClickDigital is compatible with all popular listening devices, and mobile apps are available for the iPhone®, Android™, and Kindle Fire.

Downloadable titles can be used in multiple ways: downloading one of the mobile apps to your smart phone or tablet, using OneClickDigital Media Manager, using Adobe Digital Editions, loading to a portable device, or with the streaming player on the website. Live toll-free technical support is available at 1-877-77AUDIO.

We have included here the specific instructions for different devices.
What would you like to start with? An
eAudio or eBook ?

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Mah-jongg

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Accomplished players and interested participants alike are invited to rattle the tiles and join the fun! Mah-jongg enthusiast Elizabeth Glidden will introduce you to other players  and get you started.  Bring a current Mah-Jongg card and your set if you have one.

“Mah-jongg is played with four players using tiles stamped with Chinese symbols,” said Elizabeth Glidden.  “The goal of the game is to be the first to match your tiles to a specific hand from the National Mah Jongg League's (NMJL) annually distributed scorecard by picking and discarding.  It’s rather like the card game Gin Rummy – only faster! I will provide my own set of Mah-Jongg and have handouts to teach the rules of play.”

Want to be included in the fun?  Email suzanne@dscl.org to receive email reminders each month!  Check the event calendar for dates.

 

Charlotte's Book Club

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The Dripping Springs Community Library hosts Charlotte's Book Club, a unique book-centered discussion group, on the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM. Charlotte’s Book Club is open to any interested reader in the Dripping Springs area. Copies of novels under discussion are available free of charge on a first come – first served basis.

Click here for the 2014 Charlotte’s Book Club List.

For more about Charlotte's Book Club, click here.     Charlotte's Book Club on GoodReads.

 

Non-Fiction Addiction

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DSCL’S newest book group, The Non-Fiction Addiction, meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Dripping Springs Community Library Meeting Room.

This group, under the leadership of library volunteer Paul Landry, focus their discussions on science, biography, culture and history titles selected by vote of the members.
Every interested person is invited to attend. “Bring your interest and two book suggestions,” said Paul, “and let’s get your suggestions on the ballot. I have a few ideas and I bet you do too. ”

For a list of current selections, Click Here.

For more about The Non-Fiction Addiction, click here.