Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Director's Message

Library News

Dear Friends,

I'm so glad that summer is officially over and cooler weather is coming. We have lots of materials for you to enjoy during this season where reading goes so nicely with a cozy chair and a cup of warm beverage. There are also a number of programs that you are invited to attend:

Preschool children and caregivers are invited to Music and Movement followed by Learn and Play with Moms and Tots on Mondays at 10am and to Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:15am.  The library will be closed on Monday, October 8 in observance of Columbus Day so there won’t be Music and Movement on that day.

 The NML Book Discussion will be led by Carol Girgis on Thursday, October 11 at 11:15am. Two titles will be discussed: My Name is Lucy Barton and Anything is Possible by Elizabeth Strout. Copies are available to borrow at the circulation desk.

Computer Classes are being offered again in October. We have a limited number of laptops so registration is requested. Please call Susan Chandler at 979 732-5514 with questions and reservations.

Celebrate National Family History Month by attending Free Genealogy Workshop sessions on Friday, October 19 starting at 10am. Come to one or as many as you like.
10-10:50 Don't Forget the Ladies
11-11:50 Discovering Your Ancestors and Holdings in the GLO
12-1:30 Genealogy Basics: Getting Started on Your Family Tree
1:40-2:40 Organizing and Preserving Photograph Collections
2:50-3:30 Locating Ancestors on the Dawes Roll
4-5:15 Using Autosomal DNA Testing to Solve Genealogy Brick Walls
5:15-6:15 Dinner Break
6:15-7:15 Breaking Brick Walls by Finding Living Cousins
7:25-8:30 Census Sense: Clues and Conundrums for Intermediate Researchers.

Join Jessica Commanda in a discussion of a young adult title: The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie on Wednesday, October 24 at 5pm.

Teens 13-18 are invited to play Wii U games from 4-5:30pm on Thursday, October 18. Teens are also invited to watch the film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children on the big screen on Thursday, October 25 starting at 4pm. 

Preschool children and caregivers are invited to Music and Movement followed by Learn and Play with Moms and Tots on Mondays at 10am and to Storytime on Tuesdays at 10:15am.  

Children 6 to 12 are invited to participate in a Lego Club on Wednesday, October 16 at 3:30pm. See what the challenge is and build it with your friends.

Preschool and Elementary School children are invited to wear their pajamas to a special bedtime storytime on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30pm. 

 Tickets to the 16th Annual Live Oaks and Dead Folks Cemetery Tour will go on sale on October 1 for $10 advance purchase. The event will be held on Saturday, November 3 at the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery with the first tour leaving at 6pm and every ten minutes thereafter. The last tour is scheduled to depart at 9pm. Most groups have around 20 people led by guides. Our dedicated volunteers will be telling the stories of 11-12 of our dearly departed. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the gate for $15 but walk ups may have to wait so it is still best to purchase in advance. We appreciate your support and all proceeds benefit the Nesbitt Memorial Library Foundation.

I hope to see you at the library! 

 Susan Chandler