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CONSERVING FAMILY TREASURES
A BROWN BAG LECTURE
PRESENTER: DR. SUSANNAH FLORES WORTH
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Susannah Flores Worth visits the Library on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:30 AM with lots of information on saving family treasures from the ravages of time and weather. Did you know that there are lots of simple, inexpensive, and effective methods to save family documents and treasures? Saving family treasures is easy; it is not always necessary to have expensive, hard-to-find materials and storage devices.
Dr. Worth will discuss the principles of conservation and techniques using this using readily available materials and storage plans.
Dr. Worth has 25 years of museum experience as a museum director, curator, and historian. Ethnic/historic costume and textiles is the special interest of Susannah Flores-Worth, an independent scholar who has written extensively on the topic. She has received numerous awards from the Costume Society of America and the Embroiderer’s Guild of America for her research. Currently she is utilizing her 25 years of museum experience to prepare an exhibit of the works of Martha Mood, an early Texas fiber artist.
Bring your own light lunch and a friend. Dripping Springs Community Library will provide water, coffee, and tea. Treasures are strictly optional. Let SuzAnne Beard (firstname.lastname@example.org) know you will be here if you want to make sure there are plenty of handouts for everyone.
Non-Fiction Addiction - "Treason in the Blood" by Anthony Cave Brown
Next month's Non-Fiction Addiction discussion on March 5, 2015 centers on Treason in the Blood by Anthony Cave Brown and the spy case of the century. This dual biography recounts the extraordinary tale of two men whose lives were directly opposed to the establishment into which they were born.
Author Visit - Meg Gardiner
||Tuesday, March 24, 2015
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
DSCL Meeting Room
Author Visit: Meg Gardiner
Edgar-winning Author Meg Gardiner visits Dripping Springs with a reading from her latest book, Phantom Instinct.
"I write thrillers," said Meg Gardiner, "PHANTOM INSTINCT, THE SHADOW TRACER, the Jo Beckett series, and the Evan Delaney novels. Discover my latest book and learn about the writing life and the lies that pay my bills. See you in Dripping Springs!"
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 email@example.com 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, .