Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What's Happening @ the Little Elm Library


If given the choice of working with technology or people, my first choice is working with people. The thing is that a lot of people use technology so it is important to be familiar with at least some of the technology that people are using. This is one reason why I am taking an online course to learn Web 2.0 tools which include such things like blogging, Flickr, Ning, and a whole lot more. I want to make your library more accessible by using the tools that are being used to share information. My first assignment was learning how to do a blog. I already write a newsletter and I have always wanted to turn it into a blog and now I know how. Visit the website http://littleelmlibrarypagebypage.blogspot.com/ to see my blog and let me know what you think. In the meantime I will keep you posted on all the neat new things I learn. Who knows, it may open up a whole new world of computer classes @ your library.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument, the library has purchased a new series of books entitled Learn to Play. Each book teaches how to play an instrument and it is an illustrated step-by-step instructional guide. The instruments include piano, guitar, violin, flute, trumpet, and clarinet. The books not only show how to play each instrument, but also include numerous songs to practice what you learned.

Speaking of music, Rochelle Rabouin, who is a musician, performer, and author, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, May 21st writers group. She is looking for a short romance story to be read while she and her partner play music during certain parts in the story. It would be totally awesome if the Little Elm writers group could write a short romance story to go with her music. Anyone who may be interested in participating in this endeavor, please call the library at 214-975-0430 to sign up for the writers group.

Something else you may consider signing up for is softball. The Town of Little Elm is starting an adult softball summer league. Registration is May 11th to June 8th and games begin the week of June 15th. The cost per team is $350. You can register a team by completing a registration form and mailing your payment. You can also pick up a registration form and make payment at the Little Elm Public Library. For questions contact Athletic Coordinator Scott Dunn at 972-731-3294 or email sdunn@littleelm.org

Let’s not forget the books. New bestsellers added this week include The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini; Boneman’s Daughters by Ted Dekker; Turn Coat by Jim Butcher; and Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. New large print books added this week include Loitering With Intent by Stuart Woods; Tea Time for the Traditionally Built by Alexander McCall Smith; Mr. and Miss Anonymous by Fern Michaels; The Perfect Poison by Amanda Quick; and Deadlock by Iris Johansen.

For more information about anything, call the library at 214-975-0430, email library@littleelm.org or visit the website at http://ci.little-elm.tx.us/library. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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