Friday, October 2, 2009

What's Happening @ Little Elm Public Library

Little Elm Public Library newsletter
Texas weather is pretty cool. Where else can you have spring, summer, and fall weather in the same weekend? Sometimes the weather changes can make it a little difficult to plan what to wear but if you have an inside job the same problem can exist depending on how the air conditioning system works.

One thing that you can do in any weather is listen to audio books. A new audio bestseller added this week is Think Smart: A Neuroscientist’s Prescription for Improving Your Brain’s Performance. Please share any feedback you have after listening.

Speaking of using your brain, there are many different kinds of jobs in the world today. For example, have you ever wondered what it takes to work a job that involves closed captioning? On Saturday, October 3rd you can attend a presentation that talks about what closed captioning is, how it works and how it can benefit you. You will learn about the field of closed captioning, along with what qualifications and equipment you would need. The Little Elm Public Library is hosting a presentation on closed captioning by Dallas Captioning. Volunteers at the program will have an opportunity to use the short hand machine and write their first caption. Learn the importance of Spanish captioning. These and many more topics will be covered on Saturday, October 3rd from 10am-11:30am for ages 17 and up. For more information and to register call the library at 214-975-0430.

Programs taking place on Saturday, October 3rd includes the Closed Captioning presentation at 10am; family story time at 10:30am; a knitting class for ages 8-adult at 11am (costs $10 per person and proceeds go to the library); up-close and personal biography book club for all ages at 12:30pm; and a crafters guild meeting at 1pm.

A hot town event that is taking place on Saturday, October 3rd from 11-2 is the Little Elm Fire Department Open House that kicks off Fire Prevention Month. The Fire Department has a lot of exciting things planned so visit and click on Little Elm Fire Department 2009 Open House in the calendar section for more information.

If you like to plan way ahead, the Little Elm Friends of the Library are celebrating their 12th anniversary on Thursday, October 22nd at Town Hall (100 W. Eldorado Parkway). Light refreshments will be available at 6:30pm. At 7pm, guest speaker, humorist, teacher, actress, historian, journalist, and author Rosemary Rumbley will be giving a review on the book “Promised Land, 13 books That Changed America” written by Jay Parini. Please RSVP to Lynn Hidell by emailing or call 214-215-7720 so that they can have an idea of how many people may be attending.

For more information about anything, contact the library at 214-975-0430 or email The library is open Monday/Wednesday 10am-5:30pm, Tuesday/Thursday 10am-8pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. To sign up for the library newsletter visit, click on Get Connected, type in your email address, scroll down and check the box marked page by page, then submit. We are looking forward to you joining us.

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