Author Visits - Next Visit June 15, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013, 2:00 PM - Diane Kelly, author of the "Death and Taxes" humorous romantic mystery series will be at Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station for an author visit, book signing, and free workshop on using humor in writing. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (979) 764-3416 or email Kendra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a list of upcoming and recent author visits to the Bryan+College Station Public Library System. If you have questions about any of these programs, please contact the Ringer Library reference desk at (979) 764-3416. If you are an author interested in doing a presentation or book signing, please contact the library at the above number and ask for Kendra or Michelle, or you may email email@example.com.
"Books and Beans" is the library system's newest book club. If your love of books is only enhanced by a good cup of joe, then this book club is for you. All adult ages, genres, and open minds are welcome….even non-coffee drinkers are welcome. Expect good coffee and even better discussion. The next meeting will be held from 4:00-5:15 p.m. on June 9, 2013, at Clara B. Mounce Public Library in downtown Bryan. The club will be discussing The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. For more information, contact Sam Matush at firstname.lastname@example.org or (979) 209-5615.
The Brazos Valley Area Agency on Aging's RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) and the Bryan College Station Public Library System provide a program to deliver books to homebound senior citizens. Contact the Clara B. Mounce Public Library at (979) 209-5600 (in Bryan) or contact Ed at Larry J. Ringer Library (in College Station) to ask for registration materials to be sent to you. Books will be delivered every three weeks, and you can call the library to renew books. If you are interested in helping with this program, contact RSVP at (979) 595-2800 or email email@example.com.
Due to staffing shortages and trainer unavailability, Clara B. Mounce Public Library (Bryan, TX) is currently not offering any computer classes. Larry J. Ringer Library (College Station, TX) is offering free computer classes on Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00. Starting in May, Larry J. Ringer Library will also be providing free one-on-one computer help on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (979) 764-3416, go to our Computer Classes page, or download a schedule.
Larry J. Ringer Library computer classes are held on laptops in the front meeting room. The library has some, but you are also welcome to bring your own laptop and/or mouse. Reservations are not required, but class size is limited. The one-on-one computer help sessions will be held in one of the computer rooms or in a group study room; for these sessions, please sign in at the Reference Desk.
Library Reading Group - May 16, 2013
We have a reading group for adults that meets once a month at Larry J. Ringer Library in the front meeting room, hosted by Peggy, one of our librarians. There is a "meet and greet" session from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m., and the book discussion starts at 7:00. Contact Peggy at (979) 764-3416 if you have questions. The book discussion for May will be "The Birds" by Daphne du Maurier. Please read the short story and watch the movie by Alfred Hitchcock before the meeting.
Our most recent events were a Valentine crafts program, origami workshops, a film for African-American history month, an Easter craft program, a foreign film, and a magazine-recycling craft program at Larry J. Ringer Library.
We have also had some author visits at Ringer Library. Our most recent guests who write books and short stories for adults were Bill Harper, Mitzi Pool Bridges, Kathy DiSanto, Bill Klemm, Barbara Donalson Althaus, Kerrelyn Sparks, Mark Troy, and Nancy Stebbins. See our author visits page for a complete list of authors who visited in 2012 and for links to their websites.
Keep up with the library system through social media. Each of the local libraries has a Facebook page, there is a Pinterest page for the library system, and we have electronic mailing lists. You can subscribe to a mailing list to receive notifications about upcoming events.
Our 2013 theme is Groundbreaking Reads. Registration begins May 20, 2013.
Adults who would like to volunteer at any of the libraries may contact a library manager or the library system director. Adults interested in volunteering may also visit the City of Bryan's Volunteer Program website to see what opportunities are currently listed and to get an application. If you are interested in helping with one of the Friends of the Library's book sales, please contact the Friends. Larry J. Ringer Library is holding a volunteer reception on Tuesday, April 30th from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and help us thank our volunteers.
Clara B. Mounce Public Library (Bryan, TX) - (979) 209-5600, ask for the Reference Desk
Larry J. Ringer Library (College Station, TX) - (979) 764-3416, ask for the Reference Desk
Carnegie History Center (Bryan, TX) - (979) 209-5630
Last updated: May 8, 2013