Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Director's Message

Library News

Marching into Spring

I hope you made it through the winter without getting the dreadful flu! I'm enjoying the many blooming plants, nesting birds and occasional warmer days that hint that spring is beginning. 

Each week we have preschool storytime on Tuesdays at 10:15am and English as a Second Language classes on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:30pm. 

We will be celebrating Dr. Seuss's Birthday throughout the day on Friday, March 2. Area schools are also hosting activities. 

March 4 through 10 is Teen Tech Week. In addition to books, libraries have  digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and 21st century careers. This year's theme for Teen Tech Week is "Libraries are for Creating." We hope to create some fun as well as showcase the teen resources available. Activities are for teens ages 12-18 include board games on Tuesday, March 6 from 5-7pm, feature film Warcraft on Friday, March 9 from 5:30-7:30pm and "Mario Wii U Games" on Saturday, March 10 from 1-3pm.

If you didn't get a chance to attend Coffee with a Cop, you have one additional opportunity on Tuesday, March 6 from 11am to 1pm. Meet and greet, ask questions and let them know you appreciate the work they do!

Jo Rae Crofton will lead a discussion of Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance on Thursday, March 8 at 1015am. This memoir was on the bestseller list for over a year. All are welcome.

We are introducing a monthly Bedtime Storytime on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:30pm. Wear your pajamas, listen to bedtime stories and do a quiet craft. This program is geared for pre-school through early elementary aged children.

Ryan Fedako and Gary Paricio will present a program about Protecting your PC, Phone and Identity on Thursday, March 15 at 6pm. Learn practical ways to avoid sabotage in this digital age!

Teens will have an opportunity to see the animated  feature film Thor on the big screen on Saturday, March 17 at 2pm. 

The YA for Adults Book Club will be discussing This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang on Tuesday, March 27 at 5pm. For more information, contact Jessica Neath Commanda about this book discussion.

Nesbitt Memorial Library frequently receives donations of used books. We make every effort to find a new home for the books that are not added to our collection by placing them in our ongoing and annual book sale and donating unsold books to programs like Books for the World, a Rotary International program that sends books overseas.

Over time, we have accumulated a number of items that have a higher resale value than the mass produced best sellers. We have placed a cart with some of those items in the Bill Stein Texas Room. All proceeds go to the Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation.

Local historians will be excited to learn that several historic Fayette County newspapers are now available online through the Portal to Texas History's website The Tocker Foundation and the Ladd and Katherine Hancher Library Foundation have been instrumental in providing the funding so that many small community newspapers are digitized and preserved. As more and more documents are digitized and made available online, we are able to connect the dots with genealogy and local history. The New Ulm Enterprise is in line to be digitized in 2018. I will let you know when it is completed.

Hope to see you at the library,

Susan Chandler