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Local author, Meg Gardiner, to headline Pouring Over Books

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Event chairperson, John Hoag, announced that award winning local author, Meg Gardiner, will be the featured guest at Pouring Over Books, to be held at the historic Triple Creek Ranch, Sunday evening, October 19, 2014. Proclaimed Hoag, "To say we are wildly ecstatic is an understatement. We are honored and thrilled to have Meg head up this event."

Sponsorship support has been gratifying, and we are geared up for lively ticket sales. The event will also feature two flights of wine from around the world. At $50 per ticket, the library will benefit, and attendees are also in for a very special evening.

Order tickets here or with the order form at the end of the Friends of the Library newsletter.

 

Susan Syers Stark Book Launch

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Saturday, October 25th, 2-3pm

Local author and educator, Susan Syers Stark, will “launch” her new book at the Dripping Springs Community Library.

Don’t miss this exciting special library event. Everyone is invited to be among the very first people to discover the secrets found within the pages of, Time Flight, Mrs. Stark’s newly released book for middle grade students.
 
According to Ms. Marie, this is an engaging adventurous book that commands your attention as you travel along with Anthony on his quest of discovery.

 

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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Chess Club

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Chess Club with Mark and Jan Robinson returns on Oct.7, 4:30-6:00 in the Library Meeting Room.

Chess will meet monthly on the first Tuesday each month. 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 marie@dscl.org. Please let her know the names and ages of the participants as well as the parent's name and contact information.

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

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.