Library to Host Lock-in for Genealogists
Friday, February 15th, gather your research materials and head for the Longview Public Library's Genealogy/Local History Department for a night of undisturbed research from 6:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight. The doors will be locked at 6:00pm, so be sure to be in the library before then or you'll get locked out of all the fun!
The library computers will be available for free access to the Footnote database of millions of military records, Dawes Rolls and other important records. Use Ancestry and the Heritage Quest database of Census, Revolutionary War Pension Records, the Freedman's Bank, PERSI and thousands of family history books. Search Newsbank Historical Newspapers database that has complete newspapers dating back to the 1600's! The list goes on and on and on.
You may also bring your own laptop and use the library's WiFi. Regretfully, Footnote and Ancestry are only accessible on the library computers.
Snacks & drinks will be allowed.
For more information, please call Ms. Linda Laminack at 903-237-1359.
If you're too young for Summer Reading Club, you're perfect for Spring Reading Club! This wonderful program will help get your child (under the age of 5) ready for reading. There are 8 activities to complete with your child in the month of March. You can also earn fun prizes just for participating each week!
There's no need to register- just pick up your form on Friday, March 1st when Spring Reading Club kicks off. Stop by the Children's Department for more information.
Super Saturday has changed to Terrific Thursday!
He's back! Le Tourneau University’s Dr. Steve Ball is coming back for another energetic, electrifying science program! This time around, we'll be exploring induction through his program Electromagnetic Magic!
Join us February 28th at 7:00 PM in the Moeschle Room. This program is appropriate for kids ages 5-12. Don't miss out- it’s gonna be a great time!
Our Broughton Branch Library is hosting an event to celebrate the National African American Read-In. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00 PM. It will be an evening of readings authored by African Americans.
Come gather with other members of our community as we continue to celebrate Black History Month. Everyone is welcome!
Our Broughton Branch Library is located inside the Broughton Recreation Center, located at 801 S. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Longview. The Branch is normally open Monday through Thursday from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM but will stay open later for this event.
For more information contact Miss Nita at 903-237-1326.
"When you wish upon a star..."
We're having a star party & you're invited! Come on out to the Library on Tuesday, February 19th as we turn our eyes to the sky. It's the night of a New Moon and, with the help of LeTourneau University students and Physics Professor Dr. Steve Ball, we'll be able to view through several different telescopes! We should also be able to see the Moon, Jupiter and its moons, as well as the Pleiades, a star cluster- weather permitting, of course!
We'll be outside, starting about 7:00 PM, so please dress appropriately for the temperatures outside. This event will be fun for the whole family and hopefully the weather will cooperate! :)
Get a new eReader, tablet, or smartphone for the Holidays? Did you know that you can check out Library books for free? The Library offers OverDrive where patrons can check out and download free eBooks and eAudiobooks onto various devices.
We can help you get started with your fun new gadget or possibly fix problems you've been encountering! Come into the Library on Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 PM. Simply bring your device and our friendly, knowledgeable staff will sit down with you and help you get up and running with OverDrive!
We'll be in the Moeschle Room from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM so come on in and ask away! *You will need your valid Library card number and the password associated with the card! If you don't remember or have the password, come see our Access Services desk so they can reset that for you.
Can’t make it to the class? You can also pick up step-by-step instructions for OverDrive for Kindle, NOOK, iPad/iPod/iPhone, PC & Mac computers, and Android tablets and smartphones at the Front Desk of the Library. We will also be putting them up on our website within the next few weeks!
Julie Williams' great uncle was on the legendary Titanic when the great ship went down. As a result, Julie grew up hearing all of his stories firsthand and naturally grew up with a fascination surrounding the ship and it's fate. She went on to write a book, A Rare Titanic Family, and it was published last year!
The Birmingham, Ala; author will be here, in the Longview Public Library's Moeschle Room, on Friday, January 18th, to share her great uncle's stories with us. She will also discuss her book and autograph copies for interested patrons!
The presentation will begin at 10:30 AM so please make arrangements to join us for this special appearance!
Super Saturday is now Terrific Thursday!
This month's Terrific Thursday event features our friends from Texas Bank & Trust! Come join us for their fun program that teaches children ages 5-12 all about money and how to manage it. This isn't your typical boring lecture- it's an interactive activity! Texas Bank & Trust has lots of methods to make learning about money fun and easy like their MyClubhouse tools, games and stories starring cute characters like Digitz the Dog, Bill Dollar and Peggy Banks! Help your kids learn to save money in a fun, interactive way from teh professionals at Texas Bank & Trust!
See you there!
Join us on Saturday, December 15th at 2:00 PM. We're making Sock Kitties & Puppies and Glove Buddies! Bring adult-sized knee socks and gloves and we'll take care of the rest!
We'll be in the Moeschle Room from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Light refreshments will be provided, so come on out and bring a friend or two!
Puppeteer and Magician Brett Roberts will perform The Magic Toymaker’s Christmas Show at the Longview Public Library. The performance will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at 7:00 PM. Fun for the whole family, Roberts will incorporate illusions, lighting effects, music, and puppetry to explore a living workshop of magical toys. Children from the audience will help build a snowman, decorate a Christmas tree, and test the toymaker’s zany inventions! Admission is free.
Roberts has studied puppetry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology under Jim Henson Productions and is a member of the Puppeteers of America. He has been in the entertainment business for over 25 years.
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