Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Director's Message

Library News

Dear Friends,

     We are welcoming the new year with a vision of an updated library. The Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation Board members and representatives from Lake/Flato Architectural firm will present concept drawings of an expansion to the library on Saturday, January 6 at 10:00am in the meeting room. This is your opportunity to provide feedback about the future of the library.    

     If you are unable to attend, please send your comments via an email to or you can put it in a letter to the Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation, P.O. Box 985, Columbus, TX 78934. You may also contact one of the officers of the NML Foundation Board: Jim Kearney, president, Tracey Wegenhoft, Secretary and Kenneth Wegenhoft, Treasurer. Read more about the NML Foundation and the expansion project on our new website at

     During January, we offer ESL Classes on Wednesday and Friday afternoons at 1:30 starting on January 9. Genealogy classes are also available by appointment. Please call 979 732-5514 to arrange a session. Wednesday and Friday afternoons are preferred times. We will offer computer classes on Monday and Tuesday afternoons from 2-4pm in January. The schedule is as follows: Computer Basics on January 16, Internet and Cyber-Safety on January 23, Email on January 30, Microsoft Word I on January 22, Microsoft Word II on January 29 and Excel on February 5. All of the classes are free. You may attend one or more of your choosing. Registration is not required but encouraged. Please contact Susan Chandler for more information at 979 732-5514.

     Pre-school Storytime resumes on Tuesday, January 9 at 10:15am. We will be learning about things that begin with the letter "n". All are welcome. The NML Book Discussion will be about News for the World by Paulette Jiles on Thursday, January 11 at 10:15am. Dr. Bob Lowe will present a talk and photography of Antarctica and other exotic places visited on Thursday, January 10 at 6pm. Jessica Neath Commanda leads a book discussion for adults who read Young Adult literature. The discussion will be about Wintersong by S. Jones on Tuesday, January 30 at 5pm. For more information, contact Jessica at 979 732-3392.

I hope to see you at the library!

Susan Chandler