Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What's Happening @ Little Elm Library

One thing that I always enjoy seeing around the holidays is lonely trees on the side of the road that have been decorated with garland and ornaments. I have seen two such sightings this year. One is on the right hand side by the bridge between the soccer building, before entering The Colony. The other is on the right hand side of the bridge when driving out of Lewisville on I-35 going across Lake Lewisville before you get into Lake Dallas. If you have seen any others, please share. Speaking of trees, we finally got our tree up this weekend. I guess this means I get to leave it up until the middle of January. I would like to know if anyone else has had a late start getting their tree up or have just decided not to have a tree at all this year.

One gift that lasts forever is the gift of reading. The Friends of the Little Elm Library and the Little Elm Public Library are partnering together to start Adult Basic Literacy Classes on Tuesday, January 5th. The classes will be held on Tuesdays from 6:30pm-8pm at the Little Elm Library and on Thursdays from 6:30pm-8pm at Button Memorial United Methodist Church. Call the library at 214-975-0430 for more information, class registration, or to volunteer to help. Registration is required to attend classes that are available for ages 18 and older.

I know that everyone is getting ready for the holiday so I will keep this brief by saying that our library staff wishes you and your family and friends a very safe and happy holiday. Remember that the library will be closed Thursday, December 24th through Sunday December 27th. So that you can plan ahead for your reading and listening pleasure, the library will be open Monday, December 28th and Wednesday, December 30th from 10am-5:30pm. On Tuesday, December 29th the hours will be 10am-8pm. The library will closed early on Thursday, December 31st at 6pm and will not reopen again until Monday, January 4th at 10am.

Stay tuned for next weeks update of all the exciting things coming up in January 2010. For more information about anything, call the library at 214-975-0430; email or visit the web site at

Monday, December 7, 2009

What's Happening @ Little Elm Public Library


How is the holiday decorating coming? Do you have a tree up yet? If you don’t are you going to put one up? Do you put any decorations on your door? My husband and I have partially decorated the patio. I love my net lights because all I have to do is drape them over the bushes and wha-la, instant lighting. One thing I wanted to do was give the illusion of a couple of trees on top of a snow capped mountain. I was able to do that by turning a tablecloth inside out and draping it in front of a book shelf and then wrapping single colored garland around a couple of tomato wire trellis’s to give them the appearance of looking like trees. They are on top of the white tablecloth covered bookshelf. The front door cover is on my back patio door and I am going to put a different door cover on our front door. We don’t have a tree yet but it is on the to do list as soon as we make some room in the apartment.

Make sure to save time for reading in between decorating. New bestsellers added this week include “Ford Country” by John Grisham; “It’s Your Time” by Joel Osteen; “The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy” by Bill Simmons; “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel; “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver; “Kindred in Death” by J.D. Robb; “Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond; “Simple Christmas” by Mike Huckabee; “Under the Dome” by Stephen King; “Ice” by Linda Howard; and “Divine Soul Mind Body Healing and Transmission System” by Zhi Gang Sha. A new audio bestseller added is “One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity” by Debbie Macomber.

If you like pancakes then you won’t want to miss the annual Little Elm Lions Pancake Breakfast with Santa held at Lakeside Junior High (400 Lobo Lane). The breakfast is on Saturday, December 12th from 7am until 11am. Adults are $6 and children ages 6 and under are $3. Pictures with Santa are $5.00 each. There will be homemade crafts and retail vendors on site as well. Tickets can also be pre-purchased at the Little Elm Library for $5. For more information, email or call 214-683-7840.

Santa is coming to visit the library on Wednesday, December 16th during the toddler time (ages 1-3) that starts at 10:15am and story time (ages 4-6) that starts at 11am. Make sure to bring your camera to catch the memorable moment.

Other events that are happening at the library include a visit from Delta Society certified therapy dog Maggie at the 10:30am family story time and the 1pm knitting club on Saturday, December 12th. On Thursday, December 17th, the Little Elm Writers Group meets at 6:30pm.

Library hours include Monday/Wednesday 10am-5:30pm; Tuesday/Thursday 10am-8pm; and Saturday 10am-3pm. If you need anything, please call the library at 214-975-0430 or email