Nesbitt Memorial Library

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Nitsana

The Nesbitt Memorial Library welcomed Nitsana the puppeteer back for a special Storytime on July 8, 2014. 

   She amazed children of all ages with her bright and colorful magic puppets! 

More photos can be seen here!

Ronald McDonald

The Nesbitt Memorial Library welcomed Ronald McDonald as a speical guest for this year's Summer Reading Program. He preformed magic tricks with squeaky hamburgers
 and magical bag!
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 Fizz, Boom, Read! was the 2014 Summer Reading Program theme. Special thanks to this year's readers: Nancy Koehl, Glenda Lambert, Gwendolyn Neath, Bonnie Meyer, Rebecca Harris and Rebecca Kamenski. Out of the176 children that signed up 121 were awarded a certificate for reading at least 10 books or 250 pages! Thirty-six children completed the goal of reading 80 books or 2,000 pages! All together over 3,300 books and 58,000 pages were read this summer! After Julian Franklin's spectacular Go Wild program 9 gift cards were given away in a drawing. Four children won $25 gifts and five won $10. Also, 36 children won tickets to a Houston Astros game. Three teens parcipated in the Spark a Reaction! teen program. One lucky teen won a gift card of $25. Seven adults parcipated in the Literary Elements program and one winner was also chosen for a $25 gift card.


 Pictures:
http://library.columbustexas.net/webimages/SRP2014/tweenspreadsheet.pdf
http://library.columbustexas.net/webimages/SRP2014/teenspreadsheet.pdf
http://library.columbustexas.net/webimages/SRP2014/storytimes.pdf

Roger Wade gave a presentation on September 11, 2014 about the prisoner-of-war camps which were located in Colorado County during World War II and the impact they had on Colorado County. 

   

Author Linda Owen signed copies of her book, Emergency Care on September 16, 2014.  

Stephen Harrigan

Author Stephen Harrigan kicked started Gulf Coast Reads with his visit to Nesbitt Memorial Library on September 30th. He spoke about this award winning book Remember Ben Clayton. A book discussion about this book will be held in the Bill Stein Texas Room on Oct. 17 at 10:30 am. Members of the community are encouraged to attend!  

The 12 Annual Live Oaks and Dead Folks Cemetery Tour was held on November 7 & 8, 2014. The tour consist of eleven haints from the Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery. Linked below are pictures from the event.

http://library.columbustexas.net/webimages/LODF%202014/photospreadsheet1.pdf

http://library.columbustexas.net/webimages/LODF%202014/2014photospreadsheet2.pdf

Mr. Spellman presented his new book, Old 300 Gone to Texas, at the Nesbitt Memorial Library on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The book describes the journey of families, single men, widows and widowers of the "Old 300". They came to Texas from different states and countries to join Stephen F Austin in settling along and between the Colorado and Brazos rivers.  

  Gary E. McKee visted the Nesbitt Memorial Library on Thursday, December, 11, 2014. He presented his monograph, Draft Resistance in Central Texas during the 1860s, to 18 thrilled listeners. McKee is a local historian from Fayette County. 

The Nesbitt Memorial Library opened its doors to host the first ever "Open House" at the library. Twenty-one people came and enjoyed wassail and a cookie with Director, Susan Chandler. It was a very nice treat during this winter season!  

 

  Director, Susan Chandler, taught three individuals how to use their e-Reader on January 29, 2015.