Saturday, February 18, 2017

Library to Host Community Talks on Veterans

Your Abilene Public Library is pleased to participate in the Read Across Texas: The Veteran Experience series of community discussions.  Supported by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, this series seeks to "encourage communities to engage in tough but important conversations."  For 2017, that focus will be on what happens when veterans return home.

This series aims to bridge the gap among those who have served their country in the military with those who have not, and how each relates to one another in communities.  All sessions will be hosted at the South Branch Library (4310 Buffalo Gap Rd. - inside the Mall of Abilene) and the first event will run on Wednesday, March 8 at noon.  Designed as a brown bag series, those who attend are welcome to bring a lunch; water and tea provided.

At this session, we will be viewing a 15-minute TED Talk titled "The Moral Obligation to Know Our Veterans" presented by Dr. Mike Haynie, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families.  After this presentation, guests will be able to join in on a discussion about what we heard, share our thoughts, and foster a community dialog.

Along with this discussion, we will introduce the Read Across Texas book selection, by Siobhan Fallon, titled You Know When the Men Are Gone.  Copies will be available at the program for guests to checkout and read.  This book contains a collection of interconnected stories that relate the experiences of Fort Hood military wives who share a poignant vigil during which they raise children while waiting for their husbands to return.

You'll not want to miss out on this series, in partnership with 2-1-1 A Call for Help Military Partnership, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Military Veterans Peer Network, and Workforce Development.  Again, this military brown bag lunch series will kick off at the South Branch Library on Wednesday, march 8 at noon and is designed for families and veterans.  Come start up the conversation at your library and help shed light on this important topic.

Friday, February 17, 2017

New York Times Bestsellers Top 5 (Week of Feb. 19)

Many browse the new materials section of the library to discover the latest reads.  Part of finding them is browsing the New York Times Bestsellers lists we make available at all locations.  Check out this blog entry to discover the latest to lead the pack on the Hardcover Fiction & Nonfiction lists for the upcoming week.

Hardcover Fiction Top 5

#1: Norse Mythology
Author: Neil Gaiman
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: 293.13 GAI
Summary: Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he presents his fashioning of the primeval Norse myths into a novel, which begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds, delves into the exploits of the deities, dwarves, and giants, and culminates in Ragnarok, the twilight of the gods and the rebirth of a new time and people. Gaiman stays true to the myths while vividly recreating the characters--the gods with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to dupe others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions--and making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.

#2: Echoes in Death
Author: J.D. Robb
Weeks On List: 1
Call Number: M ROBB
Summary: The chilling new suspense novel from the author of Brotherhood in Death. After a party in New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas rides home with her billionaire husband, Roarke, happy to be done with cocktails and small talk. After another party, not far away, a woman retires to her bedroom with her husband--and walks into a brutal nightmare.

#3: Never Never
Author: James Patterson
Weeks On List: 4
Call Number: M PATTERSON
Summary: Detective Harriet Blue of the Sydney Police Department prides herself on an uncanny ability to catch the most deviant of criminals. So when her brother is charged with a brutal string of murders, it rocks her world. Shocked, in denial, and facing uncomfortable questions about how much she knew, Harry is transferred to avoid the media circus. Investigating the disappearance of a worker in an isolated mine deep inside the desolate Australian outback--the never never--she uncovers an insular society that has sprung up around the mine. It's a world full of easy money, plenty of immoral ways to spend it, and no shortage of suspects. Still reeling from her investigative failures back home, Harry must get to the bottom of the mine's mysteries before she vanishes into the wilds of the never never for good.

#4: The Whistler
Author: John Grisham
Weeks On List: 16
Call Number: F GRISHAM
Summary: Lacy Stoltz, an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, takes on a case involving a corrupt judge, a Native American casino, and the mafia when a previously disbarred lawyer approaches her on behalf of a client who claims to know the truth.

#5: Right Behind You
Author: Lisa Gardner
Weeks On List: 2
Call Number: F GARDNER
Summary: Eight years ago, Sharlah May Nash's older brother beat their drunken father to death with a baseball bat in order to save both of their lives. Now thirteen years old, Sharlah has finally moved on. About to be adopted by retired FBI profiler Pierce Quincy and his partner, Rainie Conner, Sharlah loves one thing best about her new family: they are all experts on monsters.

Hardcover Nonfiction Top 5

#1: Hillbilly Elegy
Author: J.D. Vance
Weeks On List: 29
Call Number: 92 VANCE
Summary: Vance, a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, provides an account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America's white working class. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

#2: Killing the Rising Sun
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Weeks On List: 22
Call Number: 940.542 ORE
Summary: Portrays the events of World War II in 1944, when escalating Pacific battles between the forces of General MacArthur and the Japanese army lead to the development of humanity's deadliest weapon and President Truman's impossible choice.

#3: The Magnolia Story
Author: Chip & Joanna Gaines
Weeks On List: 17
Call Number: 92 GAINES
Summary: Sometimes the messiest stuff and the biggest mistakes can take you someplace wonderful. With the help of their hit TV show, Fixer Upper, the husband and wife team of Chip and Joanna Gaines have transformed the seemingly everyday work of renovating homes and flipping houses in Waco, Texas, into something much more. With their fun personalities, good humor, strong love of family, and unique design style, they've managed to capture the hearts of Americans from all walks of life. This first book also includes stories and photos from the childhood memories that shaped them and the twists and turns that led them to the life they currently share: on the farm with their four kids and countless farm animals, and in their ever-expanding roles as entrepreneurs, designers, and good neighbors.

#4: Three Days in January
Author: Bret Baier
Weeks On List: 5
Call Number: 973.921 BAI
Summary: Explores the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower through the lens of his last three days in office in January 1961, revealing him to be a model of strong yet principled leadership.

#5: The Book of Joy
Author: Dalai Lama
Weeks On List: 17
Call Number: 294.37 BST
Summary: Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships -- or, as they would say, because of them -- they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others.

Look for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and discover why they've become such hits in mainstream literature.  If they're not available, get yourselves on the reserve lists and secure your spot in line.

March's Cover-to-Cover Book Club Selection

If you're looking for a great book club discussion group, try our Cover-to-Cover Book Club at your library.  Meeting on the third Thursdays of the month, this group reads everything including bestsellers, fiction, biographies, nonfiction, classics, and more.

For March, the featured selection is Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and we invite you to look out for a copy at your library and then attend the book club meeting on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00PM.  For more information, be sure to contact Ann Mount at 325-676-6025.
Boys in the Boat
Author: Daniel James Brown
Summary: This title is the kind of nonfiction book that reads like a novel.  Centered around the life of Joe Rantz - a farmboy from the Pacific Northwest who was literally abandoned as a child - and set during the Great Depression, this book is a character-driven story with a natural crescendo that will have you racing to the finish.  In 1936, the University of Washington's eight-oar crew team raced its way to the Berlin Olympics for an opportunity to challenge the greatest in the world.  How this team, largely composed of rowers from "foggy coastal villages, damp dairy farms, and smoky lumber towns all over the state," managed to work together and sacrifice toward their goal of defeating Hitler's feared racers is half the story.  The other half is equally fascinating, as Brown seamlessly weaves in the story of crew itself.

Be sure to checkout this title from your Abilene Public Library and come ready to discuss this title with other avid readers in the community.  Again, the Cover-to-Cover Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 16 at 7:00PM to discuss this title, so be sure to get in on the reading fun.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Weekly Library Events (Feb. 19-25)

Keep up with the great programs and events your Abilene Public Library has to offer by catching this weekly blog each Thursday.  For a complete listing, visit our main website to take a look at our program calendar.

Tech Monday Instruction
Monday, Feb. 20 at 2:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
We live in a world where access to technology is commonplace. As more people acquire smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other devices, there can be a learning curve when it comes to being comfortable using them. If you need help learning to use your device, getting started on the library's great lineup of digital services, maneuvering your way through the Internet or Microsoft Office applications, join us for Tech Monday Instruction at your library. Your South Branch librarians will be on hand to help patrons on a first-come, first-served basis in the meeting room.

Family Fun: Sweet Emotions
Monday, Feb. 20 at 4:00PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Come and join us for this month's Family Fun event at your Main Library. February is a month filled with emotions...some sweet and some not so sweet. Join us as we learn about all the different emotions we sometimes have. We will have stories, crafts, and games designed for kids of all ages, as well as the entire family.

Legos Galore
Monday, Feb. 20 at 6:30PM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Youth, ages 8-12, are invited out to our monthly evening Lego Club at your Mockingbird Branch.  Join us in the activity room as we'll supply a host of Lego platforms and pieces to have you work on various projects solo, or team up with others to build something truly amazing.  Free design, or work on a specific type of project, just come out ready to have some fun...and bring your creativity too.


The Investing Universe: A Class for Individual Investors
Monday, Feb. 20 at 6:30PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565

The South Branch Library is proud to partner with Paul Anthony Thomas, Asset Manager with Custom Private Equity, to offer a series of investing workshops titled “The Investing Universe: A Class for Individual Investors.”  Also sponsored by Gayla Fullerton, CPA, six courses will be hosted on Monday evening starting February 20 and running through March 27.  Each event will begin at 6:30PM and is open to the public covering basic investing and discussions of asset classes and investing techniques.  This event is open to the public and will help to strengthen your investing skills to maximize your efforts.
 

Storytime at Chick-fil-A
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:30AM
Chick-fil-A (Mall of Abilene Location)
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565 
Join your South Branch Library staff for stories and fun at one of your local Chick-fil-A.  We're partnering with our friends in the mall to be able to take our storytimes out of the library and to you.  Come out and enjoy stories and fun, plus, get the chance to check out library books and register for library cards at the restaurant.  Come and check it out, then grab lunch when we're done.

Teen Flix
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
Teens are invited to join us at the Main Library for the next session of Teen Flix, now at a new time at 4:30PM after school. For February, the featured flick will be a great action film from 1981 and starring Harrison Ford in the role of Indiana Jones.  In this movie, he embarks on an adventure to find The Ark of the Covenant before it falls in the wrong hands.  This film is rated PG, but could probably be adjusted to PG-13 by today's standards, and has a run time of 1 hour and 55 minutes. 

Wedding University Workshop
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:00PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Join your South Branch Library for the first in a 6-part series of workshops to help you plan your perfect wedding.  Danny Snook, and his wife Vera, own the Meadows Wedding Venue in Clyde, TX, and they have over 30 years of experience in wedding photography and planning weddings.  They will be available at your library to provide you with all the information you need on making your wedding day one of the most memorable events of your lives.  In the first session, guests will learn about selecting the perfect location, wedding planners, choosing your attire, selecting wedding rings, and more.  Future sessions will cover cakes and catering, ceremony details, and host of other times.  If you'd like to participate, we ask that you call and register at 325-698-7565. 

Identity Theft & You
Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30PM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
Learning how to protect yourself online, and in person, is important in this day and age.  If you want to learn how best to protect your identity from being stolen, you'll certainly want to attend this free workshop at your Mockingbird Branch Library, led by Steve Abel with the Better Business Bureau.  Get the facts you need, from a local expert, and keep your identity protected as best you can. 

Free Tax Help
Feb. 22-23; 10AM to 3PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6025
If you need help filing your taxes, take part in this free program led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP.  Multiple sessions will be hosted each week, and guests will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis while spaces allow.  Be sure to bring your Photo ID, social security card, W-2’s, and all other tax information you may need to file.  Volunteers will be on hand to walk you through the filing process, and e-File your taxes during your visit.

Super Storytime: Bear Jamboree
Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 10:45AM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Kids and parents are invited out to the South Branch Library's Super Storytime event, designed as an enhanced storytime activity featuring great stories, songs, crafts, and more. For February, we'll have a "Bear Jamboree" that will be all about bears of course. Come out and enjoy coloring pages, bear stories, songs, and even get the chance to make your own set of binocular crafts to possibly search for bears in the library. It's going to be tons of fun, so don't miss out!

Collecting Commas Writing Club
Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4:30PM
Main Library
202 Cedar St.
PH: 325-676-6067
If you have a child between the ages of 10-17, and they love to express themselves through writing, don't miss out on the chance to be a part of the weekly Collecting Commas Writing Club at your Main Library.  Meeting every Thursday afternoon at 4:30PM, this group meets to hone their creative writing skills in all forms of writing including novels, short stories, poetry, and more.  Plus, we make writing fun by engaging in a host of fun activities to help inspire ideas and participation among participants.  There's no need to register to be a part of this club, simply come check out a meeting and see if it's meant for you.  For more information about this weekly program, contact Amanda Sasser at 325-676-6067.

Free Tax Help
Feb. 24-25; 10AM to 3PM
Mockingbird Branch Library
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
PH: 325-437-7323
If you need help filing your taxes, take part in this free program led by IRS-trained volunteers with the AARP. Multiple sessions will be hosted each week, and guests will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis while spaces allow. Be sure to bring your Photo ID, social security card, W-2’s, and all other tax information you may need to file. Volunteers will be on hand to walk you through the filing process, and e-File your taxes during your visit. 

MCEC's Morning Storytime: "You Are My I Love You"
Friday, Feb. 24 at 10:45AM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565
Kids and parents are invited to join us for a great morning storytime event led by the Military Child Education Coalition. Meeting on the fourth Friday mornings of each month, they'll be on hand to present a great program for families to enjoy. In February, the featured book will be "You Are My I Love You" by Maryann Cusimano Love, which is an ode to the love shared between a parent and a child. Feel free to drop in and be a part of this event designed for kids of all ages.


Self-Defense with the Abilene FIGHT CLUB
Saturday, Feb. 25, 11:30AM to 2:15PM
South Branch Library
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
PH: 325-698-7565 
The South Branch Library is proud to host the Abilene FIGHT CLUB with instructional classes for various ages.  Instructors will be on hand and showing participants the benefits of their organization, which are respect, self-confidence, self-discipline, and most important, the five razor sharp focuses to make better grades in school.  This event will be sectioned off throughout the day, to focus on instruction for various age groups.  Kids, ages 4-6 may come out to learn some skills from 11:30-12:15, then youth ages 7-12 will receive training from 12:30-1:15, and a final session will be hosted for teens and adults ages 13 and older from 1:30-2:15.  Plus, during the adult class, participants will learn some practical defense and mugging self-defense too

Don't miss out on these great activities being hosted at your library and get in on what we have to offer.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Join us for FIGHT CLUB @ Your Library

Your South Branch Library is happy to team up with Abilene FIGHT CLUB - TEAM FLORES, to offer a great and interactive event for all ages to enjoy.  We invite you to drop in on Saturday, February 25, and attend a free workshop learning introductory skills from experienced instructors.  Participants will be able to learn, first-hand, about the benefits of Abilene FIGHT CLUB including learning about respect, building self-confidence, learning self-discipline, and most importantly, the five razor sharp focuses to make better grades in school (for younger participants).

For those who come out, various sessions will be offered to tailor the instruction provided to the age group present.  Everything will kick off with the first session, for youth ages 4-6, who will meet from 11:30AM to 12:15PM.  There's no need to register and all sessions will be 100% FREE.  After the younger group has finished, the next sessions will be for youth ages 7-12 from 12:30PM to 1:15PM.  Then a final session for teens and adults will run from 1:30PM to 2:15PM.  As an added bonus, during the adult class, participants will learn some practical defense and mugging self-defense too...and who couldn't use that?

Again, we invite everyone to come out and participate in the Abilene FIGHT CLUB session at your South Branch Library on Saturday, February 25 for all ages.  Remember, this program is free for everyone who wants to participate, and there's no need to register.

Plus, if you're interested in supplemental materials you can checkout from the library, we have a great selection to choose from.  For parents interested in learning more about the martial arts for your kids, try Parents' Guide to Martial Arts by Debra M. Fritsch and Ruth S. Hunter.  This book contains information on how to help your child succeed, how to help boost your child's self-esteem, how to choose the right school for your family, and more.

A second helpful guide for teens and adults, when it comes to staying safe, is The Illustrated Manual of Personal Safety and Survival by David Branwell.  This quick guide not only covers valuable information on what to do when it comes to first aid, being street-wise, vehicle security, and other safety issues, it also contains a great section on self-defense.  Using 3D computer images, readers will learn how to escape from being pinned to the ground, how to use your body as a weapon, targets on an attacker to strike, dealing with purse snatchers, and more.  These are great principles to know, and techniques you may learn by coming out to the free program at the South Branch Library.

There's a host of additional materials we carry at your Abilene Public Library, so come out, peruse our collection, and see what may be of interest to you!

Participate in Family Storytimes at Local Restaurant

Your Abilene Public Library is no stranger when it comes to taking our services out in the community.  The South Branch Library is happy to have formed a new partnership with Chick-fil-A, inside the Mall of Abilene, to offer monthly storytimes for families.  Our next session will be hosted on Tuesday, February 21 at 10:30AM, and then join us in the future on the third Tuesday mornings of each month for more storytime fun.

Based on its reception, additional sessions will be hosted more frequently.  At each session, children's librarian Alyssa Crow will be on hand to share great stories for kids and parents.  Once we're done, you can stick around to enjoy a great lunch at Chick-fil-A before then heading out to enjoy the rest of your day.

Themes will change each month and this is yet another opportunity to take part in the library's wonderful lineup of services and programs for families.  Don't miss your opportunity to join us next week, and checkout the storytime Chick-fil-A for yourself.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Today's Top Book & DVD Releases

Everyone loves staying on top of the latest in books & DVDs and we receive them on a regular basis at your library.  Join us as we hit the highlights of some of the popular titles being released today.

Arrival
Starring: Amy Adams
Summary: Denis Villeneuve directed this sci-fi suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion.  After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist and a theoretical physicist must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity.

Edge of Seventeen
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld
Summary: A precocious, narcissistic high schooler named Nadine is horrified when her best friend starts dating her impossibly perfect brother.  Soon, she falls into a downward spiral that forces her to reflect on her cruel, self-centered behavior.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
Starring: Joe Alwyn
Summary: After a video of him saving his sergeant's life during a battle in Iraq goes viral, a 19-year-old U.S. soldier named Billy Lynn is invited, along with his squad mates, to return to the States for a promotional tour involving a military celebration during a Thanksgiving football game.  However, the experience only makes Lynn feel more alienated from a society that doesn't truly understand or appreciate the sacrifices of its soldiers.

Heartbreak Hotel (Alex Delaware #32)
Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Summary:  At nearly 100-years-old, Thalia is a far cry from the patients that child psychologist Alex Delaware normally treats.  But the charming, witty woman convinces Alex to meet with her in a suite at the Aventura, a luxury hotel with a checkered history.  What Thalia wants from Alex are answers to unsettling questions - about guilt, patterns of criminal behavior, victim selection.  When Alex asks the reason for her morbid fascination, Thalia promises to tell all during their next session.  But when he shows up the following morning, he is met with silence: Thalia is dead in her room.  When questions arise about how she perished, Alex and Detective Sturgis must peel back the layers of a fascinating but elusive woman's life and embark on one of the most baffling investigations either of them has ever experienced.

Gunmetal Gray (Gray Man #6)
Author: Mark Greaney
Summary: After five years on the run, Court Gentry is back on the inside of the CIA.  But his first mission makes him wish he had stayed on the outs when a pair of Chinese agents try to take him down in Hong Kong.  Normally the Chinese prefer to stay eye-only on foreign agents.  So why are they on such high alert?

Racing the Devil
Author: Charles Todd
Summary: On the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme, a group of English officers having a last drink before returning to the Front make a promise to each other: if they survive the battle ahead - and make it through the way - they will meet in Paris a year after the fighting ends.  They will celebrate their good fortune by racing motorcars they beg, borrow, or own from Paris to Nice.  In Nov. 1919, the officers all meet as planned, and though their motorcars are not designed for racing, they set out for Nice.  But a serious mishap mars the reunion.  In the mountains just north of their destination, two vehicles are nearly run off the road, and one man is badly injured.  No one knows - or will admit to knowing - which driver was at the wheel of the rogue car.

Look for these titles at your Abilene Public Library and get yourselves on the reserve lists so you're certain to keep up with some of the popular releases of the week.

Monday, February 13, 2017

"Same, Same But Different - February Fun at the Library" | @ the Library Article

This month Mockingbird Branch is hosting a wonderful family-friendly storytime on February 16 at 4PM entitled "Same, Same But Different."  Showing love and acceptance is what the month of February is truly about, so to celebrate we'll be reading three award-winning books focusing on learning to accept others, and most importantly, learning to accept yourself.

To kick things off we'll read, Two Eggs, Please by Sarah Weeks.  This is a great short tale about a variety of animals who all love eggs, but find they like eating eggs in slightly different ways.  Elephant likes his eggs sunny-side up, goose likes hers scrambled, fox likes his eggs soft-boiled, mice likes his over-easy, alligator likes her eggs poached, but ram likes his fried.  Yet despite all their obvious differences, everyone comes to see that in fact, they are the same - everyone loves eggs!

What if someone dresses differently than you?  What if you look different from someone else?  These questions are key elements in our second book, Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match by Monica Brown.  According to the author, "I wrote this book because like more than six million Americans I'm multiracial...people sometimes ask 'what are you?' when they see me.  That's easy - I'm American" Brown replies.

In Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match, Marisol has orange-red hair and nut-brown skin.  She likes playing both pirates and soccer at recess and loves polka dots and writing upside down.  When she's challenged by a classmate to be the same as everyone else for a day, she soon finds that being the same is never as great as being yourself.  A wonderful book about loving who you are no matter what.

Our last book is also the name of our program, Same, Same, But Different by Jenny Sue Kostechi-Shaw.  Elliot lives in American and Kailash lives in India.  They become pen-pals and write postcards back and forth about all the many things they love.  Featuring a popular saying from India "same, same but different," this book teaches us that though we love things, who and what we love are often very much the same.  At the end of our family story session we'll be making one of a kind postcard crafts, to send to someone we love - near or far.

You won't want to miss this program on Thursday February 16 at 4PM at the Mockingbird Branch, 1326 N. Mockingbird.  For more information, phone 325-437-7323.

Article Contributed by Anne Ellis, Mockingbird Branch Manager