Thursday, July 2, 2009

What's Happening @ the Little Elm Public Library

If you need books for the upcoming three day weekend, remember that the library will be closed from Friday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 5th for the Independence Day weekend. Though Little Elm Toastmasters (meeting every 1st and 4th Thursdays from 7-8pm and the first Saturday of each month at 1pm) and Little Elm Crafters Guild are cancelled for that day, make sure to plan on attending the exciting annual Town of Little Elm July Jubilee celebration in Little Elm Park! July Jubilee is a fun event for the entire family that starts at 4pm on Saturday, July 4th.

Kids and teens between the ages of 10 and 18 are invited to join the WWE SummerSlam Reading Jam at the Little Elm library. This is a partnership between your library, the Young Adult Library Services Association and World Wrestling Entertainment. To enter, the first twenty-five kids check out two books by July 16th and receive a numbered poster while supplies last. These posters have been given out to libraries across the United States. On July 17th, WWE will randomly select 2 poster numbers as Grand Prize Winners (a trip for the grand prize winner and one guest to attend WWE’s SummerSlam live event in August in Los Angeles) and ten poster numbers as First Prize Winners (each will receive a WWE Encyclopedia) and fifteen poster numbers as alternates.

On Tuesday, July 7th at 4pm join us for the Parting of the Pants party. Inspired by the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” series, by Ann Brashares, three pairs of pants have traveled around! Starting in California, the pants have been to over 40 libraries across the United States, Canada, and Australia! Along the way, teens have been adding their names and drawings representing their home libraries. The two pairs of pants are currently hanging around in the Little Elm library. We will decorate two additional pairs of pants so one Little Elm pair can travel on with the other three pair. We will also create a mini scrapbook to send along with the pants. Everyone is welcome to join the “sisterhood” for the Parting of the Pants party! Brothers are invited too!

If investments and retirement have been on your mind, sign up for the Edward Jones program being held on Saturday, July 11th, 10:30am at the library. The program covers specific financial topics and how to determine if you’re on track to reach your retirement goals and what steps you can take to help make them a reality. Call Linda Bullwinkle, Financial Advisor at 972-292-1824 or 214-215-5453 to reserve your spot today.

For the adult readers, bestsellers added this week include The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan; Matters of the Heart by Danielle Steel; Skin Trade by Laurell K. Hamilton; Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver; Excuses Begone by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer; Relentless by Dean Koontz; Robert Ludlum’s the Bourne Deception by Eric Van Lustbader; Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton; and audio books Brimstone by Robert B. Parker and Swimsuit by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro. Put a hold on your favorites today! To put a hold on these great titles or ask questions about anything else, contact the library at 214-975-0430 or email

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