Monday, June 29, 2009

What's happening @ the Little Elm Library

Area teens and tweens have the chance to win a trip to WWE’s SummerSlam in Los Angeles this summer by taking part in the SummerSlam Reading Jam. Little Elm Library is part of a pilot project sponsored by World Wrestling Entertainment® and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). Starting June 24th, the library will give out posters featuring WWE Superstars Rey Mysterio®, Evan Bourne™, Beth Phoenix™ and EVE™ to the first 25 patrons between ages 10 and 18 who check out two books. Posters, each of which are numbered, are available until July 16th or as long as supplies last.

A free Will Seminar will be presented by the O’Connell Law firm on Saturday, June 27th at 10am. Some topics that will be discussed include trusts, making a will online, and who will take care of your children if something happens to you. Fourteen people have registered already, so join us by calling the library at 214-975-0430.

The monthly business fair is on Saturday, June 27th at 11am. Businesses and organizations in attendance include LaFreda Williams with Mary Kay; Jennifer Stafford with Homemade Gourmet; Lilly’s Landscape; Tieperman Health and Wellness; Sandra Smith with Century 21 Judge Fite Company; Heather Zacny with &; Jewelry by Ana and Lorena; Foundational Wellness will be providing free MyoVision exams (MyoVision or sEMG stands for Surface Electromyography. It is a device which measures the amount of electrical activity your muscles release when they are contracting, more commonly known as muscle tension); local artist Pali; Little Elm Craft Guild; and AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) will be taking registrations for their Driver Safety Program.

Drama Kids International workshop will be held every Monday during the summer from 3:30pm-4:30pm at the Little Elm library. The workshop is for ages 5-10 and costs $10 a class. Enrollment is ongoing. For more information you can visit their website at or register by calling the library at 214-975-0430. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of a drama book for the children’s area of the library.

The public is invited to the Even Start Family Literacy graduation on Monday, June 29th at 6:30pm. The event is sponsored by the Little Elm Library and will be held in Little Elm Town Hall at 100 W. Eldorado Parkway. According to Ginger Williford, Program Coordinator of the Little Elm Even Start Family Literacy Program, the grant served 126 families and 306 children during the four year grant cycle 2005-2009. The grant provided $800,000 of federal funds to provide the most intensive, researched based program available to break the cycle of poverty for our ESL families. It included adult education, parent education, early childhood education, home visits monthly, and a time for children to learn with their parent (ILA: Interactive Literacy Activities). The program was housed at Brent Intermediate School and served families that had at least one child under the age of 8. The Even Start Team is proud of Ana Garcia, who came to Even Start with limited English and went on to receive her GED and was the only parent in the nation to speak at the National Even Start Conference in 2008.

For more information about anything, contact the library at 214-975-0430; email or visit the website at

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