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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Upcoming Library Events: Jan. 30 through Feb. 5

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Early Explorers

January 30, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Come join us for a world of exploration! We’ll read books on a different country each month, followed by a fun craft or activity that will bring the country and its culture to life. Ages 3-5.

Microsoft Office Certification Registration (Part 2)

January 30, 1:00 p.m.

You must have attended Part 1 on January 28. Free classes meet Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. from February 3 to May 28. This class will cover: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, typing, business letters and e-mails, copiers, phones, scanners, fax machines, resumes, and interviewing.

Elementary Explorers

January 30, 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Come join us for a world of exploration! We’ll read books on a different country each month, followed by a fun craft or activity that will bring the country and its culture to life. Ages 5-10.

Master Gardeners: Planting a Perennial Garden for Spring

January 30, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Perennial gardens can transform any space with colors, textures, and dimension to enjoy year after year. However, “perennial” is not synonymous with “work free.” Taking the time to plan all aspects of your garden can reduce the effort and is the first step in your long-term relationship with your thriving garden. Presented by Connie Wierman.


January 31, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Baby Storytime

January 31, 12:00 p.m.

An early literacy playgroup for pre-walkers. Join other babies for songs, stories, stretches and playtime!

Herbalism Club: Essential Oils

February 2, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Angela McGrady and Megan Warren will present information on the use of essential oils, their chemistry, and what to include in an herbalist’s essential oil starter kit. Informative handouts will be provided for the group.

Job Search and Résumé Assistance

February 2, 1:00 p.m.

Applying for work? This program provides hands-on assistance with your job search, including advice on job seeking, résumé and cover letter writing, networking, and how to apply for jobs. No registration required. This service is free.

Collage Making

February 2, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Join Cathy Sparks and other adults in collage making. Collage is the art of creating an image by assembling varied materials on a two-dimensional surface. Supplies are provided, but you are welcome to bring special materials you might want to incorporate into your collage.

AARP Tax Aid

February 3, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Trained volunteers from AARP prepare individual tax returns for free at the library. Appointments available and walk-ins welcome. Bring all tax-related documents, including last year’s tax return, social security cards for all dependents, and a photo ID. Make appointment at


February 4, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Children are invited to the library for great stories, songs, and fun.

Cuéntame Bilingual Stories

February 4, 12:00 p.m.

For ages 3 to 6. Stories, songs, and fun in English and Spanish. Para niños de 3 a 6 años. Cuentos, canciones, y diversión en inglés y español.

Preventing Falls

February 4, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In the U.S., 20–30% of older people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, such as bruises, hip fractures, or head trauma. Attend this info session, by Camille Phillips, to gain valuable information on how to prevent falls.

Teen Advisory Board

February 4, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board is a group of teens interested in making a difference at the library. TAB members play a critical role in developing the library’s young adult collection, young adult outreach, event planning, and making the library a friendlier place for young adults. Teens can earn volunteer hours for attending. For 6th-12th graders.

Fired Up About Reading

February 5, 10:00 a.m.

Join San Marcos firefighters for stories, fire safety tips, and a look at their big red truck. Bring or make a valentine to give to our firefighters.

Workforce Wednesday

February 5, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Your résumé, cover letters, and job searches take time. In response, the library is offering extended hours with professional, personalized assistance, every Wednesday through the spring.

Computer Class

February 5, 10:00 a.m.

Free introductory computer classes in email, Internet searching, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel for adults. Learn how to get started with your iPad or tablet.

1st Wednesday Book Club

February 5, 1:00 p.m.

Adults discuss Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

Book Talk & Music with Dr. Gregg Andrews

February 5, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join Gregg Andrews, aka Doctor G, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Texas State University and singer/songwriter, as he reads excerpts from his memoir My Daddy’s Blues: A Childhood Memoir from the Land of Huck and Jim and sings songs inspired by incidents and experiences from his childhood. Book signing and refreshments to follow.


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