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Halloween Story Times

Tuesday, Oct. 28, story time with Sam Todd features “Go Away Big Green Monster” by Emberley. Come and enjoy a kid-friendly time especially for those 3 years and younger. We will make a very simple seasonal paper craft also.

Friday, Oct. 31, story time with Mrs. Lisa includes some wonderful non-scary Halloween books, including two new library additions: Monster Mash by David Catrow and Where's My Mummy by Carolyn Crimi.
You may even have a choice between two crafts!

Trick or Treat at the Library

Costumes Encouraged, but not required.  Photos will be taken – Beware of the “tricky camera”!

A safe, fun place to treat your family on Friday, Oct. 31, no tricks involved.  Drop by any time from 9am to 5:30pm and “trick or treat” any library staff person. We will all have treats (non-sugary ones) for all ages, even you adults. Plus, some staffers may even be in costume. Will you recognize us! Will we recognize you? 

Annual “Helping Hands” Food Drive and Special Drawing

FoodDrive 2014
Donate to help assure a bountiful holiday for area families! Items accepted until Nov. 17.

Donate 2 of the preferred items: canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, roast beef), canned soups (preferably with meat in it) or peanut butter
Earn 1 entry into the Nov. 17 drawing at the library For A voucher to exchange for 2 tickets to the live stage production of “This Wonderful Life”, a comical one-man romp based on the holiday classic, It’s a Wonderful Life.

NOTE**You must be willing and able to attend the play at 7:30 on either Nov. 28 or 29 to enter the drawing!Tickets are courtesy of Austin’s Zach Theatres

Click here to download the .pdf of the flyer, or click on the flyer to see a larger image.

The Olympian Gods Summon You! For a "Virtual" Author visit with Rick Riordan

or is it the Roman gods (I don't think they know themselves)

Percy Jackson's author, Rick Riordan, visits the library via the marvels of modern technology.
Join us after school on Nov. 5 @ 4:15 - 5:30pm in the Library Meeting Room.

Don't miss the great "Riordan hour" at the library complete with "Snacks fit for the gods!"
For more details and to "save your seat" email now:

(Snacks do not include Ambrosia.  Ambrosia has not been approved for mortal consumption by Asclepius)

Teen Time

It’s Teen Time!

November 19, 2014
4:15pm - 4:59pm

It is all about teens helping area libraries and having fun while earning community service hours!
Optional: Bring a friends and music.

We Meet monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of each month until May, 2015.

2014 - 2015 Teen Time Meeting Schedule:

November 19, 2014, December 17, 2014, January 21, 2015, February 18, 2014, March 25, 2015 (after spring break), April 15, 2015, May 20, 2015.

For details, contact SuzAnne Beard at or phone 512-858-7825. 

Scarecrow Competition

Create!     Enter!      Win!
Your scarecrow should make creative use of recycled materials.

Large scarecrows will be displayed outdoors and smaller ones will be placed in the Children’s Room.

Entry forms with complete details and rules are available at both circulation desks and for printing from online.  Click here to download an entry form.

Check in your scarecrow entry at the library beginning Oct. 1 till noon on Oct. 17.
Winners will be announced Oct. 24 Scarecrows may be displayed until Nov. 8.
One winner in each of three categories:
  • Individual (completing project alone)
  •  Family Group (adults & children together)
  • Club Group (scouts, garden club, etc.)
A special Grand Prize Award for Excellence has been donated!

Susan Syers Stark Book Launch

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


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 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 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 2014 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.