Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Director's Message

Library News

Dear Friends,

First of all, I hope you came through Hurricane Harvey and the aftermath without tragic loss. The library and staff were fortunate we were not in the path of the Colorado River and avoided catastrophe. There are many in our community who cannot say the same. It is very heartwarming to see our community surround hurting people and do what they can to assist. This is what is happening at the Library in September: Pre-School Storytime has begun and is held weekly on Tuesday mornings at 10:15am. Babies, toddlers, pre-school, home school, mommas and grandparents have a fun time reading books, singing songs and doing a craft. We have room for more! Elder and Sister Wilding have volunteered to teach a weekly ESL class starting on Wednesday, September 13 from 1:30-2:30pm. Please share with anyone you may know who wants to learn English as a Second Language. They are very knowledgeable genealogists and are offering to help you with family research on Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 in the Bill Stein Texas Room. Whether you are a beginner or have that one relative that you cannot find, they will have their resources available. Do you know an adult who doesn't know how to read? They will be available on Wednesday afternoons at 5:00pm to teach them. Please have them call me at 979 732-3392 and I will connect them with the instructors. I have been a literacy volunteer and it is one of the most rewarding things that I have experienced. The NML Book Discussion group will meet on Thursday, September 14 at 10:15am. Alice Berry will lead a discussion of Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran. All are welcome, even if you have not read the book! A few people have inquired about computer classes. We offer the following classes several times per year:

  • Computer Basics

  • Internet Basics and Cyber Safety

  • Introduction to Email

  • Introduction to Microsoft Word

  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Please call the library and let me know which classes you are interested in and when you are available. I will be scheduling weekly classes in September and October. The Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation is partnering with the Live Oak Art Center to host classical guitarist Peter Fletcher on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:00pm at the Live Oak Art Center. The Courtyard Wine Bar will be open that evening, as well. Tickets for the concert are $10 and may be purchased at the door, at the Library and at the Live Oak Art Center. Thank you for all of your donations at the Annual Book Sale. The Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation received around $1200 from your generosity! Thank you for your support of the Library! Sincerely,

Susan Chandler