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Non-Fiction Addiction Book Club (1st Thursday each Month)
Thursday, April 2, 2015
S.C. Gwynne's Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history. The second entails one of the most remarkable narratives ever to come out of the Old West: the epic saga of the pioneer woman Cynthia Ann Parker and her mixed-blood son Quanah, who became the last and greatest chief of the Comanches.
Do you enjoy sharing those adventures with others? The Non-Fiction Addiction group is for you. The group led by library volunteer Paul Landry welcomes newcomers to its meetings on the first Thursday evening of each month. To receive a special email with upcoming reminders about discussion titles, sign up for The NonFiction Book Letter here. Would you like more information about the group?
Contact Library Staff member SuzAnne Beard by emailing email@example.com or telephoning 512-858-7825 any afternoon during the week.
Charlotte's Book Club Meets on the 2nd Thursday
Thursday, April 9, 2015
In classic Western style, the Pulitzer Prize winning author illustrates the timeless conflict between the modernity and the Old West through the eyes of Texas cattlemen. The book centers on Homer Bannon, an old-time cattleman who epitomizes the frontier values of honesty and decency, and Hud, his unscrupulous stepson. Caught in the middle is the narrator, Homer's young grandson Lonnie, who is equally drawn to his grandfather’s strength of character and Hud's materialism.
Charlotte’s Book Club, a book-centered discussion group, is always open to interested readers in the Dripping Springs area. Five copies of novels under discussion are purchased by the Dripping Springs Community Library and are available to discussion participants upon request until the supply is exhausted.For a complete preview of the 2015 discussion titles, click here.
The group of adult readers takes it name and inspiration from Charlotte Walters Rhodes, a lifelong champion of the Dripping Springs Community Library. For more information about Charlotte's Book Club on Goodreads, click here.
Teen (Pizza-tasting, Sleuthing) Tuesday -- When is Teen Time?
eAudio and eBooks
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.
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.
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 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: http://www.dscl.org/explore/book-suggestion-websites.html
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.For more about Charlotte's Book Club, click here.
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, .