Thursday, January 7, 2016
Happy 2016! At last it feels like winter with the colder temperatures and a bit of white… just in time for our patrons to settle in for some good winter reads…and we have a lot to choose from! Stop in for a good selection… We are open Wednesdays from 1 until 5, Thursdays from 10 until 5 and Saturdays from 10 until 1. This coming week will be a busy one for us with activities and events planned for all ages… First up will be the Ladies Book Club discussion on Tuesday at 7 PM here at the library. We are reading Following Atticus by Tom Ryan still have a couple more books available so join us if you would like. Wednesday is Story Time… our pre-schoolers will meet on July 13th at 11 am for age appropriate stories, crafts and activities. Our grade schoolers will gather at 3 that afternoon as part of our Star Wars month… Not to be missed! Rachel has some fun things planned. Our Knitting Club will meet on Thursday, January 14th at 2. Bring along a project and join us for an hour of fun… enjoy a cup of tea, some of Polly’s cookies and some pleasant conversation. Rachel will be teaching us how to make her famous ‘ruffled scarf’! Even if you don’t have a project going you are still invited! Friday night will be our first family movie night… Friday, January 15th at 6:30. We will be going back to the beginning and showing the very first Star Wars movie… a fun family event. We could use a little help getting the downstairs ready and preparing the popcorn. We have a wonderful January Flyer to help you keep track of all of these dates. You are welcome to stop in and pick one up or send us an email and we will send it along to you that way. There is no time for the winter doldrums… just come to the library!
Thursday, December 24, 2015
... was such a special evening for the Library Ladies! The Aladdin lamps gave a beautiful glow to the Byron G. Merrill Library during our Annual Holiday Open House last week. It was a fun, festive evening with children singing and lots of neighbors visiting. We want to thank several people for their contributions to the event. Roger Daniels brought his collection of antique lamps which created a beautiful atmosphere, "Rhubarb Pie" added to the festivities with their live music, and Richard Moses read aloud "The Gift of the Magi". Children entertained us with a Christmas carol choir led by Pastor Steve Angela, and Lee Hunter gave an entertaining version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Many others helped with decorations, donating goodies, serving and more. Thank you all so much. January newsletters are out and available to pick up the next time you come to the library. We are excited to jump into the new year with a Star Wars theme to our storytime, teen craft day and family movie night.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
Jim and I are enjoying the first part of November in rather cloudy and rainy Dallas, Texas! We really appreciate today's sunshine, comfortable temperatures, and a chance to walk and bike in the most delightful Bishop Arts district of Dallas. The other night we enjoyed pie at The Pie Emporium and last night it was Texas barbeque. We are most thankful to have the opportunity to visit our kids, Will and Anne.