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Guess who is coming to Cowboy Poetry Night at the Dripping Springs Community Library!

Ernie Lee

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meeting Room

The Bard of the Blanco – Ernie Lee!

Ernie Lee is a Texas award-winning poet who hails from Canyon Lake, Texas. Some know him as an author and storyteller. Others call him a songwriter and poet currently working on an epic poem called The Mesquite Bean War. Others have seen his articles and short works in periodicals and local newspapers. A few know Ernie has also published technical professional books and academic guides for the University of Texas at Austin, and UT San Antonio. Ernie Lee joins local poets Doyle Fellers and Nancy Fierstien and another special guest, cowboy poet Tony Blisard from Temple, Texas.

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Nancy Fierstien

Local resident Nancy Fierstien will introduce the cowboys and keep things rollicking along. Nancy Fierstien is the editor of two Best Austin Poetry collections and a frequent contributor to Texas Poetry Calendars and to Austin International Poetry Festival anthologies. Her submission to the 2012 Blue Hole magazine (issued by the Georgetown Poetry Festival) was a Pushcart Prize nominee. Some library members remember that she served as Founding President of the Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library back in the '90's. Today she is known best for “Thirsty Thursday” – a monthly venue open to poets, musicians and storytellers.

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Doyle Fellers

Doyle began his career in advertising as a graphic artist and writer, a job that opened the door to a forty year career in the marketing communications business. Before he retired, he owned a major communication firm headquartered in Austin with offices throughout Texas and Oklahoma. After retiring to Dripping Springs, Doyle made it his goal to become a poet. His work has been published internationally; his first book was published in 2007 and a second collection is currently being readied for print.
Doyle was named the first Poet Laureate of Dripping Springs in 2007, an honorary post he approaches as a serious commitment and responsibility to support poetry and poets. As an extension of his public speaking experience and personal goal of gaining more exposure for poetry and poets he has done numerous readings and workshops in both Texas and Michigan.
He is a graduate of Texas State University, in San Marcos, Texas where he studied art and music and received a B. S. degree in education. He still loves art, singing and teaching. He is a student of behavioral science and nature—and is an avid bird watcher.
Doyle and his wife Claireen live on a small ranch, just outside Drippin’, where they raise a few longhorns, a couple of burros and enjoy an abundance of wildlife.

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Tony Blisard

Tony Blisard is a fifth generation Texan - a cowboy whose family established their first ranch in the middle 1800's. Having spent a lifetime on horseback, he paints portraits of those true life experiences through his words. His poetry has been included in The Big Round-Up published by the Bar-D Ranch as an anthology of the top cowboy poets in the world. Although he calls Temple, Texas home, Tony Blisard has traveled quite a bit. He has shared stories and poems for over fifteen years around campfires and convention halls. It is his way of keeping the true " Cowboy Spirit" alive.

Cowboy Poetry Night

Cowboy on Horseback

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meeting Room

Polish your boots and dust off your hat!? Get ready for a rollicking evening with area cowboy poets.

Out west there was a time
When every young man could rhyme.
The cowboy poet tradition grew out of cattle drives and camp fire yarns and is still entertaining camp fire and convention hall visitors. Cowboy poetry usually rhymes but it sure is not serious!
Plan to don your denims and help welcome these traveling bards to Dripping Springs and come on over for a real treat!

Local poet Nancy Fierstien will be on hand to keep things moving along.
"We've got three featured guests lined up for that evening," Fierstien said.

Drippin's own Doyle Fellers will share the spotlight with San Antonio's "Bard of the Blanco" Ernie Lee and Temple poet Tony Blisard.

eAudio and eBooks

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Dripping Springs Community Library is pleased to announce the launch of Overdrive, an online service that allows patrons to check out eBooks, eAudiobooks and a small collection of music and movies, including best-sellers, classics, selections for children and young adults, and much more.

Members have free access to eBooks and eAudio at home, in the library, or on the go. Overdrive is compatible with the entire Kindle family of eReaders and Tablets including the original Amazon Kindle eInk Reader. 

Mobile apps are also available for the Apple iOS and Android devices.  If you do not have an eReader, smartphone or tablet, or you do not wish to use them, that is okay!  “Overdrive Read” allows members to enjoy titles on any device with a modern browser.  Best of all, you just need your library card to get reading.

We have included here the specific instructions for different devices.





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 ?



Chess Club


Chess Club hosts, Mark and Jan Robinson, invite those interested in learning and playing chess to join them for in the Library Meeting Room.

Chess meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month, 4:30pm – 6:00pm.

Meet, learn and play with this enthusiastic group!
All levels, from beginners to experienced, and various ages are welcome.

All those interested in joining this group may email Please let her know the names and ages of the participants as well as the parent's name and contact information.



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:


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 to receive email reminders each month!  Check the event calendar for dates.


Charlotte's Book Club


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 2015 Charlotte’s Book Club List.

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


Non-Fiction Addiction



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.


Location & Hours

M-W: 9am-7pm
Thur: 9am-8pm
Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: Closed

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