Summer is just around the corner, and the calendar has been loaded with choices for all ages.
Preview the lineup & make your plans! Registration begins soon.
Here is the signup page for Kid, Teen and Adult events in June.
Registration links become active on May 28.
And here is the signup page for Kid, Teen and Adult events in July.
Registration links become active on June 16.
Summer Reading Program
||Reading AND Prizes?! Yes! The Library has Summer Reading Programs for Kids, Teens and Adults.
We have a Reading Rewards Store for Kids, the more you read the more you win!
There are Gift Bags drawings for Teens and Adults are each week, leading up to our Summer Reading Final "Big Bag" Drawing!
Click for details on the Kids, Teens and Adults reading programs.
3rd Saturday Movies for Teens and Adults
Ages: Teens and Adults
Movies of interest to the more mature in the group. Take your pick or attend both great movies. Enjoy the flick and the popcorn! Register for one or both.
June 21, 2-4pm - Marooned - Rated G
July 19, 2-4pm - The Andromeda Strain - Rated G
|Typewriter Rodeo: Poems in 2 Minutes!
June 24, 3 - 4 PM
Pounding their vintage typewriter keys furiously, the assembled poets churn out nuggets of goofiness, love and compassion under constant two-minute deadlines. Recently featured in the Austin Statesman, these poets say it for you with poems created on the spot using three ingredients: paper, a typewriter, and your topic or word.
Catch them today before they board the plane to Las Vegas!
Dripping Springs Community Library will supply craft materials if you or your child want to create a lasting memento of your Typewriter Rodeo visit.
|Spark the Unspoken! Writing Your Own Poetry!
Tue, June 24, 4pm – 5pm
Ages 7th-10th graders -- and Adults
Ignite it and Write It! Local poet Nancy Fierstien will share sample exercises found in Wingbeats, a compilation produced in 2011 by Austin's Dos Gatos Press under the editorship of Scott Wiggerman and David Meischen.
Activities include: "Speaking the Unspoken," an exercise that will involve writing intentionally in response to other poems and "Over My Dead Body," an introduction to the "Exquisite Corpse" form of collaborative writing and "New Combinations" which will encourage writers to stretch parts of speech.
Sarah Stark - Author Reading and Book Signing
|Sarah Stark - Author Reading and Book Signing
June 24, 2014
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Ages: Adult & Older Teens
Can books change lives? Author Sarah Stark, who grew up in Dripping Springs and graduated from DSHS in 1985, certainly thinks so.
"Out There," said Sarah, "is a story I've been working on for over five years and was inspired by a student I taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Though deeply rooted in fiction, the story grew out of my observations of this very real young veteran. He was 24-years-old, just home from Iraq and he was a poet. The character in the novel is named Jefferson Long Soldier and he believes that the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez saved his life."
Come welcome her back home for this brief visit and enjoy her insight and perspective!
Sue Young - Song Writing Workshop
|Sue Young - Song Writing Workshop
June 26, 2 - 4 PM
Ages: 12+ and Adult
"Create Your Own Song" is a hands on collaborative workshop where you and professional songwriter Sue Young explore he basic elements of songwriting. Together, even if you can't sing a note, you can create a song together.
Sue grew up in a big, music-loving family. Her mother played the piano, her father played baritone ukelele and tenor guitar, all five children played an instrument, and everyone sang. Sue started on ukelele at age 8, moved to guitar at 11, and has been singing and playing ever since.
Among other honors for music, Sue Young is a four time Kerrville New Folk Finalist. The Austin Chronicle noted that she "wields a versatile command of modern musical triggers (including rock, pop, folk and jazz), as well as an angelic voice."
Photojournalist and Author Peggy Kelsey
|Gathering Strength: Afghan Women Today
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
10 AM - 12 noon
Ages: 12+ & Adult
Registration is suggested for this morning coffee featuring photojournalist and author Peggy Kelsey. Kelsey will share her photos and stories from modern day Afghanistan. Dripping Springs Community Library provides light refreshments so let us know if you will be there.
Reading Discussion - The Great War
|The Great War
Wednesday, July 30
Discussion: 5 - 6:45 PM
The "War to End All Wars" inspired Tolkien's masterpiece. Look for challenging reading list and a discussion opportunity.
Mah-jongg! Mysterious? Maybe? Fun? Definitely!
Accomplished players and interested participants alike are invited to
rattle the tiles and join the fun on the first and third Wednesdays of
each month from 1 – 4 PM in the Dripping Springs Community Library
Meeting Room. Mah-jongg enthusiast Elizabeth Glidden will introduce you
to other players and get you started. Bring a current Mah-Jongg card
and your set if you have one.
“Mah-jongg is played with four players using tiles stamped with Chinese symbols,” said Elizabeth Glidden. “The goal of the game is to be the first to match your tiles to a specific hand from the National Mah Jongg League's (NMJL) annually distributed scorecard by picking and discarding. It’s rather like the card game Gin Rummy – only faster! I will provide my own set of Mah-Jongg and have handouts to teach the rules of play.”
Want to be included in the fun? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive email reminders each month!
Charlotte's Book Club
The Dripping Springs Community Library hosts Charlotte's Book Club, a unique book-centered discussion group, on the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM. Charlotte’s Book Club is open to any interested reader in the Dripping Springs area. Copies of novels under discussion are available free of charge on a first come – first served basis.
For more about Charlotte's Book Club, click here. Charlotte's Book Club on GoodReads.
DSCL’S newest book group, The Non-Fiction Addiction, meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Dripping Springs Community Library Meeting Room.
This group, under the leadership of library volunteer Paul Landry, focus their discussions on science, biography, culture and history titles selected by vote of the members.
Every interested person is invited to attend. “Bring your interest and two book suggestions,” said Paul, “and let’s get your suggestions on the ballot. I have a few ideas and I bet you do too. ”
For a list of current selections, Click Here.
Looking for something to read, but you're not quite sure what?
Our BookLetters section has many categories, subjects and topics to choose from.
Browsing online is a breeze with detailed descriptions, cover images, reviews and more!
Charlotte's Book Club
Past and Present
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Science and Nature
Gay's Paranormal Romance Favorites
Best Sellers and Awards
IndieFlix curates the best from Film Festivals around the world. Now, with your library card, you get unlimited access to Award-winning independent movies, shorts, documentaries, and web series. Discover films that launch careers, blaze new trails, and that artists make for the love of the craft.
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Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library are looking for some volunteers!
There are some board positions to fill, but they also appreciate help with smaller, short term projects.
Learning Express Library
Whatever your goal, LearningExpress Library's resources will help you succeed.
Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.
Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you.
World Book Web
Students! Checkout the online features of World Book!
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