Memorial Hall Library

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth

The library will be closed on Sunday, June 19th and Monday, June 20th in observance of Juneteenth. June 19th has a long history of being celebrated by Black Americans, particularly in Texas, to celebrate the reported end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War....

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Frederick Law Olmsted 200th Anniversary

Frederick Law Olmsted at 200

Tuesday, April 26 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted. The father of American landscape architecture is best known for designing New York City's Central Park and Boston's Emerald Necklace, but Olmsted's legacy includes hundreds of famous landscape commissions around...

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Books by Autistic Authors

April is Autism Acceptance Month so we've gathered a list of books for all ages written by autistic writers. Take a look to read about the experiences of autistic people and how they make our world richer!

For more information, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) has put together...

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New Displays in Non-Fiction

The library has refreshed its new subject-area displays in non-fiction titles, found on the ground floor (one level up from the parking lot).  While some subject displays remain the same, others have been changed around.  Our new displays are themed around leisure, true crime, and home &...

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Children's March Books of the Month

Our March Picture book of the month, Room for everyone by Naaz Khan and Fiction of the month,...

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Youth Media Awards 2022

This week at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting the Youth Media Awards were announced.  Two of the most well known awards for Children's books are the Caldecott Award for Picture Book and the Newbery Award for...

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Cozy Winter Drinks

Take Home Story Time: Cozy Winter Drinks

This week we are offering a Take home Story Time with a theme of Cozy Winter Drinks!  Stop by to pick up your kit with songs, rhymes and a craft, and choose one of our themed stories to share at home.  We'd love to see pictures of your at home story times so please send them to...

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Globe Trotters

Globe Trotters: Kenya and Tanzania

Learn about other cultures and what it means to be global by participating in the Globe Trotters program.  Check out our display of books to read, and take home a kit to make a craft.  This week Miss Amy shows you how to make a lion representing Kenya and...

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Winter

Paused for now

Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases and the new variant we have decided to pause our in person children's programs until it is safe to be together.  We plan to offer a Take home storytime each week and will continue our Globe Trotters, Book...

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Children's Book of the month

Children's Book of the month

This January the Children's Staff is excited to launch the new Book of the Month for Picture Books and Kid's Fiction.  Extra copies of these books will be available at the library and on our digital platforms (Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla)  Here are January's...

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