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DSCL hosts "LaBelle-the Ship that Changed History" with Dr. Jim Bruseth

LaBelle.jpgLaBelle: the Ship that Changed History

Speaker: Jim Bruseth, Ph.D, RPA
Guest Curator, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
4:30 - 6:00 PM
Meeting Room


On a winter day in 1687, the small French ship Belle ran aground... Treasures of La Belle are now on exhibit at the Bob Bullock Museum.

Go Behind the Scenes and Learn More!

To Register Click Here!

Upcoming Events

  • September 8

    2nd TUESDAY: A Note From the Friends of DSCL
    Friends of the Library Board Meeting
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015
    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Join the Friends and actively support the Dripping Springs Community Library with your time and talents! You will surprise yourself!
    You can learn more about the Friends -- and join them -- by clicking here.

  • September 16

    e-Reader Questions? Ask-ALEX-At-2 is the Answer!
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    2 PM – 3 PM
    Computer Research Room

    Need help using eBooks and eAudioBooks from Overdrive and OneClickdigital? Plan to attend! Alex will guide your through any setup issues. Soon you will be discovering best-selling books to read absolutely free of charge.

    BRING:

    • Your DSCL Library card
    • Your device (eReader or cellphone)

    KNOW:

    • If you will need to login to the app store to download apps on your device
    • Your login and password for app store, if needed
  • September 17

    The Hidden Library
    Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015
    4:30 - 5:30 PM
    DSCL Meeting Room
    Presenters: Marie Kimbrough and SuzAnne Beard

    This program is perfect! It is for those who want to find what they are looking for...parents who just know those reports are coming soon....those who wind up looking for information at the last minute...the eternally curious...and those who are frustrated with library catalogs and databases Learn more about resources at your fingertips at the Dripping Springs Community Library.

  • September 30

    DSCL hosts "LaBelle-the Ship that Changed History" with Dr. Jim Bruseth
    Speaker: Jim Bruseth, Ph.D, RPA
    Guest Curator, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
    4:30 - 6:00 PM
    Meeting Room

    LaBelle.jpgOn a winter day in 1687, the small French ship Belle ran aground... Treasures of La Belle are now on exhibit at the Bob Bullock Museum.

    Go Behind the Scenes and Learn More!

    To Register Click Here!

  • October
    12 - 28

    Scarecrow Contest: Oct. 12 - Oct. 28

    Entries will be accepted beginning on Monday, Oct. 12. The last day to enter will be Oct. 26 and winners will be announced by Oct. 28. Please enter early so your scarecrow can be part of our seasonal decorations for up to three weeks! Start saving those interesting bits and pieces that will make your scarecrow entry unique! Start looking for all the right stuff your creative scarecrow needs.


    One Winner in Each of Three Categories!
    • Individual (completing project alone)
    • Family Group (adults & children together)
    • Club Group (scouts, garden club, etc.)

    Scarecrows 4-6 feet will be displayed on the front porch. Smaller scarecrows will be on display in the Children’s Wing.

    Have Fun! Be Creative!
    Recycle! Traditional?
    Humorous? Techie?
    A storybook character?
    You Decide! You Create & Enter! Entry forms and rules will be available in the library or you may view and print them from the online document. - Entry Form

  • October
    15

    Lisa Celebrates With An Evening of Stories!

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    Schedule Change Notice!
    Mark your calendars now!
    October 15
    6:30-7:30pm

    Mrs. Lisa along with a friend or two brings an evening of family stories and fun.
    Due to a scheduling conflict, the originally planned family story time dates of August 20 and November 19 are both being replaced by the October 15 time.

    Storyteller and puppeteer extraordinaire Lisa Baker will headline an evening of story-telling and dramatic readings especially selected for elementary school folks and their families. What a way to celebrate reading and inspire readers to explore books on their own!
    Do not miss this unique opportunity for a fun-filled, lively evening followed by light refreshments.
  • Fourth Friday
    of Each Month

    "The Magic of 3..." at the 4th Friday Story Time

    “The Magic of 3” – folktales that feature a wonderful combination of three main characters, three magic wishes, etc. are coming to the 4th Friday Discovery Times! Mrs. Linda (Woodward) shares the magic of folktales and drama beginning in August with the Three Billy Goats Gruff. Each fourth Friday will always include a traditional folktale that features “The Magic of 3” and preschoolers will be encouraged to “put on their imagination hats” while listening and then actually participate in a dramatic version of the day’s featured story.

    Mrs. Judy and therapy dog, Slick Willy, will begin each 4th Friday story time with a special dog book along with songs and finger plays.
    Don’t miss any of these special 4th Fridays, 10:30-11:30am.
    Check our online calendar for future story titles.

Book Club Discussions

The Non-Fiction Addiction book club meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6 PM.

Charlotte's Book Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 PM.

Click on the corresponding links below to view the upcoming discussions and specific dates.

  • September 10

    The Goldfinch
    By Tartt, Donna

    A young boy in New York City, Theo Decker, miraculously survives a museum bombing that takes the life of his mother and leaves with a ring, a painting and a mission to somehow return them. Alone and abandoned by his …More

  • October 8

    When Horses Had Wings
    By Estill, Diana

    Pregnant at 16, Renee Goodchild drops out of school and marries. Now she's trapped in rural Texas with Kenny, her violent, garbage-collecting husband. A bleak future seems assured until…More

  • November 12

    It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
    By Addario, Lynsey

    War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir "It's What I Do "is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What she does, with clarity, beauty, and candor, is to document, often in their most extreme moments, the …More

  • December 10

    The Invention of Wings
    By Kidd, Sue Monk

    The story follows Hetty 'Handful' Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah's eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. "The …More

  • September 3

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    By Skloot, Rebecca

    One Dripping Springs bookclubber said: "This was a book we …More

  • October 1

    Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
    By Norris, Mary

    Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards.…More

  • November 5

    The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
    By Brown, Daniel James

    For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's "Seabiscuit" and "Unbroken" comes the …More

  • December 3

    The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia
    By Hopkirk, Peter

    The Great Game was the epic stand-off between the two superpowers of the …More

  • January 7, 2016

    The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman
    By Feynman, Richard Phillips

    A magnificent treasury of the best short works of Feynman--from …More

  • February 4, 2016

    Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
    By Kurson, Robert

    A thrilling new adventure ofdangeranddeep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "Shadow Divers"…More

  • March 3
    and
    April 7, 2016

    Napoleon: A Life
    By Roberts, Andrew

    “A compelling biography of the preeminent …More

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