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!
Need a break from the rush of the holidays, but still want some quality time? Join us for a Holiday Family Movie event at the Library!
Bring some snacks or a meal* and join us in the Moeschle Room on Saturday, December 15thfrom 10:30 AM -12:30 PM. We'll be showing a family friendly, holiday - themed movie. Due to copyright restrictions, we can't publish the name of the movie, but you can call or stop by the Children’s Desk to see what’s playing.
It’ll be great fun for the whole family!
*All food and drink must stay in the Moeschle Room please!
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.
“He’s making a list, checking it twice”. . . .and he’s coming to Longview Public Library!
That’s right, Santa Claus will be stopping by the Longview Public Library's Children’s Department! He and Mrs. Claus will be here 1 day only this year: Tuesday, December 4th. They'll be here at 10:30am so make sure you bring those wish lists and cameras along for the ride! You don’t want to miss this special visit from St. Nick and a wonderful opportunity for some great family Christmas photos!
Interested in purchasing an e-reader for yourself or someone else? This is the event for you!
We'll have several different electronic readers for you to come play with! Hold them, try them & ask questions! This is a wonderful way to educate yourself and fall in love with one before you run out and purchase.
We'll have the Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Nook Color, Apple iPad, Apple iPhone 4, Android phone & more. Come on in to the Longview Public Library on Friday, November 16th. We'll be in the Moeschle Room from 10:30 AM - 12 NOON with the gadgets & "toys" for you to come in and get a feel for each one. Compare them and talk to the people that use them on a daily basis.
Gobble, Gobble! The Thanksgiving Art Contest is back!
Beginning Sunday, November 11th, Kids ages 0-12 will have the chance to get creative with their own handprint turkey! The turkeys will be grouped by the age of the artist: 0-4, 5-8, and 9-12. We’ll pick one winner from each group!
If you want a chance to win, and have your gobbler displayed in the LPL Children’s Department, bring them to the Children’s Desk at either the main branch or our Broughton Branch Library by Sunday, November 18th! Don’t forget to put your name, age, and phone number on the back of your turkey!
Good luck to everyone!
Keep your kids safe this fall and year-round!
Join us in the Moeschle Room on Thursday, November 8th, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM as Longview Police Department Officers create child identification cards and take fingerprints.
For safety’s sake, don’t miss this wonderful free service to help ensure your child's safe return in the event of an emergency.
What: TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting
When: Thursday, November 8th @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Miss Monica's Office @ Longview Public Library
Who: Any & all Teens interested in the Library & reading
What: To plan Fall & Winter teen events & to discuss volunteer opportunities. Miss Mackenzie will also be taking Young Adult & Graphic Novel requests!
Why: It's fun! We need YOU & your opinion counts!
*As always, some form of sugar will be provided! :)
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