Larry J. Ringer Library has started a crafting club for adults. Once a month, we will have a free craft program for adults. Craft programs are from 6 to 8 p.m.
For information, contact Hilary at (979) 764-3416. See some craft examples on our Pinterest page.
Mon., Mar. 17: St. Patrick's Day fabric necklace
Mon., Apr. 14: Hand-stitched felt bunny
A new book club for adults has started at Larry J. Ringer Library. All adults are welcome! This club usually meets from 5:30 to 7:00 on the first Tuesday afternoon of the month. In March 2014, the club will meet on the second Tuesday (March 11th) due to an election on the first Tuesday. The book club will be discussing And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. If you have any questions, contact Hilary at (979) 764-3416.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - Texas author Rachel Caine will be at Ringer Library from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, to promote her new book The Prince of Shadows. Get a sample of the first chapter at the Reference Desk. Books will be available for purchase at the event. Rachel Caine is the author of the award-winning Morganville Vampire series. She will be at Ringer Library to promote her new book, which is a retelling of Romeo and Juliet from Benvolio's point of view. For more information, contact Kendra at (979) 764-3416.
If you are an author interested in visiting the library, please contact the Reference Desk at (979) 764-3416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your love of books is only enhanced by a good cup of joe, the "Books and Beans" 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 Books and Beans Book Club meets in the first floor meeting room at Clara B. Mounce Public Library in downtown Bryan. The club usually meets from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month. For a list of meeting dates and books that will be discussed, go to the Books and Beans website or contact Sam Matush at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Computer classes in Bryan are being held at the Clara B. Mounce Public Library on Thursdays from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For more information about Bryan classes, contact Clara B. Mounce Public Library's Reference Desk at (979) 209-5600. Spanish computer help is held from 3:00 to 5:00 on Wednesdays and from 12:30 to 2:30 on Saturday. Contact Bobbee at (979) 209-5616 for more information about Spanish computer help.
Larry J. Ringer Library (College Station, TX) is offering one-on-one computer help from 7 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and free computer classes from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. on Thursdays. For information about College Station classes, contact Ringer Library's Reference Desk at (979) 764-3416. 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 at a table in the library; for these sessions, please sign in at the Reference Desk.
Larry J. Ringer Library will be showing a family movie one Saturday afternoon a month at 2:00 and a foreign film or a musical one Wednesday evening a month at 6:00. To find out movie titles, you can call the library at (979) 764-3416. Free movies will be shown in the library's front meeting room. Refreshments are allowed.
Upcoming movies (call for titles):
Foreign films & American musicals - Wed. March 12, 6 p.m., musical, rated G; Wed. April 9, 6 p.m., check back for details
Family movies - Sat. March 15, 2 p.m., animated movie, rated PG; Sat. April 12, 2 p.m., check back for details
Free AARP tax assistance is available at the Clara B. Mounce Public Library and Larry J. Ringer Library February 1 through April 15. Check out our tax assistance page or call (979) 209-5600 (Mounce) or (979) 764-3416 (Ringer) for more information.
This is the first of four programs supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and presented by the Carnegie History Center. Two of the four programs will be held at Clara B. Mounce Public Library in downtown Bryan, and two will be held at Larry J. Ringer Library in College Station. The February 8 program is on "The Loving Story: How an Interracial Couple Changed a Nation". Less than one-half century ago, a white husband and black wife were arrested in the bedroom of their Virginia home for being a married couple. Please join us for a film screening, discussion panel, and public forum. Moderator: Sunny Nash. Guest panelists: Cyd Cassone and Bill Watkins. The February program will be held in Clara B. Mounce Public Library's 2nd floor meeting room at 2:00 on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Contact Anne Preston at the Carnegie History Center with any questions (979-209-5630).
Michael Shoup of the Antique Rose Emporium will talk about roses and will sign copies of his rose books. Books will be available for purchase from the author. This program will take place in Clara B. Mounce Public Library's 2nd floor meeting room at 2:00. Contact the Reference Desk at (979) 209-5600 with any questions.
John Baines of the Rio Brazos Audubon Society will be talking about winter migratory birds in Texas. This presentation will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Mounce Library's 2nd floor meeting room. Contact the Reference Desk at (979) 209-5600 with any questions.
We have a reading group for adults that meets on the third Thursday of the month at Larry J. Ringer Library in the front meeting room, hosted by Peggy, one of our system 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) 209-5600 if you have questions. We will be discussing Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks on Thursday, February 20, 2014.
November is National Novel Writing Month. Ever wanted to try writing a book? Take the challenge to write one during the month of November. Ringer Library typically hosts several writing sessions during the month of November. Check back next October or visit the BCS Wrimos regional forum or Facebook page to find out more.
The 2013 photography contest for adults had three categories: children, pets, and scenery/landscape. Our landscape winner was Frank Corley with a picture of a rocking chair and an American flag. Our landscape runner-up was Vithal Shet Tilvi with a water scene. Our kids winner was Bethany Wright with a photo of a girl and a dog. Our kids runner-up was Kathy Green with a picture of a girl reading a book. Our pets winner was Roger Peart with a photo of a lizard. Our pets runner-up was Frank Corley with a picture of a horse. Check back in May for information about our 2014 photography contest. Call (979) 764-3416 with any questions.
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. Ringer Library now has a Twitter page at twitter.com/RingerLibrary.
Our 2013 theme was Groundbreaking Reads. The 2014 theme is Literary Elements. Please check back in May for information about our 2014 summer programs. If you would like to make a suggestion, you may also contact the Reference Desks: (979) 764-3416 for Ringer Library in College Station and (979) 209-5600 for Mounce Library in Bryan.
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.
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: March 6, 2014