Monday, May 11, 2009

What's happening @ the Little Elm Library

As of May 4th, 2009
Nothing like an alarm going off to change the day’s activities. Town Hall had a little excitement during early voting when the fire alarm went off causing everyone to go outside and wait for the fire department to check and make sure everything was all clear. Needless to say it was not a fire issue so no water was used.

Speaking of water, it is that time of year again to learn about water safety. The youth water and life jacket safety program is being held on Monday, May 11th at 6:30pm. This program is co-hosted by Cottonwood Creek Marina and the Little Elm Library. There will be presentations by local agencies discussing water and life jacket safety. Light refreshments will be available. The program will be held at Little Elm Town Hall, 100 W. Eldorado Parkway.

Many thanks to Peter Piper Pizza Store 251 in Frisco for hosting a pizza fundraiser for the library and to the many people who came to eat pizza to help us raise money. The library earned $70. The next library pizza fundraiser will be held on Friday, July 17th from 5pm-8pm. We want to also thank the Denton Quilt Guild for loaning the Little Elm Library two handmade story book quilts for story time. The story book quilt themes are tamales and bears and the story book quilts include a handmade quilt and book.

We were very excited to learn that the National Endowment for the Humanities has selected the Little Elm Library to receive the 2009 We the People “Picturing America” Bookshelf. Books included in this award include Across America on an Emigrant Train; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Founding Brothers; Democracy in America; On the Wings of Heroes; The Captain’s Dog; The Life and Death of Crazy Horse; Walt Whitman Words For America; Restless Spirit; Sweet Music in Harlem; The Birchbark House; Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule; Our White House: Looking In Looking Out; American Tall Tales; 1776: The Illustrated Edition; and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. Three titles that came in English and Spanish Editions include Harvesting Hope; Travels With Charlie; and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

While you are visiting the library to check out the We the People “Picturing America” Bookshelf books, you can learn about the importance of art capturing historical events by finding the fourteen works of historical art prints in the library. Thanks to a grant provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the library is proud to present the “Picturing America” art collection.

New bestsellers added to the collection include Malice by Lisa Jackson; Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux; Fatally Flaky by Diane Mott Davidson; Always Looking Up by Michael J. Fox; Borderline by Nevada Barr; Cursed by Carol Higgins Clark; Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas. If you are looking for last minute Mother’s Day gifts, Woodhaven Creations has some very nice affordable items for Mom (under $10) at the library. For more information about these and other programs, contact the library at 214-975-0430, email or visit the website at

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