Mounce Library (Bryan) is collecting family recipes and the stories behind them. If you are interested in participating, include the recipe, a photo of the food, and the family story behind it. Entries must be submitted by December 1. Recipes will be featured in the library’s weekly electronic newsletter. Look for the recipes near the end of the newsletter. For more information or to submit a recipe, contact Debbie Callaway at firstname.lastname@example.org or (979) 209-5600 or bring your recipe to the adult reference desk on the first floor (201 E. 26th St., Bryan, TX 77803).
Big Library Read is a worldwide digital Book Club that connects millions of readers across the globe with the same eBook at the same time. From Oct. 13 to 27, Bryan+College Station Public Library System borrowers will be able to borrow the eBook This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp from bcsdmc.lib.overdrive.com. Overdrive will be providing simultaneous access to this title so no one will have to wait to check it out. Go to biglibraryread.com to discuss the book.
November is National Novel Writing Month. Come to Ringer Library for writing sessions on Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons.
General write-in schedule for November 2016:
Tuesdays, 6:30-9 PM, at Evans Library on the TAMU campus,
Wednesdays, 6-9 PM, at Ringer Library (CS public library),
Sundays, 2-5 PM, at Ringer Library (CS public library).
The final write-in is on Wednesday, November 30 at Ringer Library and lasts until midnight.
The Friends of the Library will have their next book sale this weekend at Mounce Library. On Saturday, October 15, 2016, members of the Friends may start shopping at 9 a.m., and the general public may come in at 10. Saturday’s sale ends at 1 p.m. On Sunday, October 16, everyone may shop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Books are $20 per bag on Saturday, and on Sunday, the first bag is $10, and the second bag is free.
David C. Pequeño (M.A., Dallas Baptist University, M.S., Texas A&M Kingsville) is a retired chaplain for the U.S. Department of Justice and former adjunct professor of pastoral counseling at Baptist University of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas. He is the founder of Smart Life Essentials, a faith-based ministry that seeks to empower lives through bridging knowledge and faith. David and his wife Edith live in Bryan, Texas and have one adult son and a very spoiled dog.
His first book is about what is central to Christian faith and spirituality. The purpose in writing was to show that all human beings have common core needs that cross gender, cultural, educational, and financial privilege.
Rosalee Richland is the pen name of two real-life square dancing writers. As Rosalee, co-authors Cyndi Riccio and Rhonda Brinkmann joined forces to create the Darla King cozy mystery series. Darla and her friends portray the warmth and friendship among square dancers. Darla’s curiosity often puts her squarely in the midst of unusual circumstances, and Darla can’t let go until the mystery is solved. Stay in touch with Rosalee and Darla on Facebook, Goodreads, or the Darla King Series blog.
Rhonda writes both fiction and nonfiction. Under the pen name Rosalee Richland, she writes the Darla King Mystery Series with coauthor Cyndi Riccio. Under her own name, Rhonda writes and publishes an e‑series titled Speed Rede: Tips to a Fuller Life and owns a freelance writing and editing business called Wordsmiths4u. In her role as freelance editor, she works in collaboration with authors, other writers and editors, and subject matter experts. She particularly enjoys working with academic manuscripts, start-up businesses, and fledgling authors.
Rhonda’s background includes more than ten years of technical editing experience, nonfiction and educational writing, and publication in national, regional, and local publications. As a part of the statewide Texas Commission on the Arts literature initiative, Rhonda was on call as a touring artist with the Austin Writers’ League (now the Writers’ League of Texas) from 1994 to 1998.
Eliza Maxwell, author of two novels to date, with more on the way, lives in Texas with a patient man, two impatient children and a bird named Sarah. There’s also a bird dog. She lives a tortured existence.
A writer, painter, and a British television addict, she loves nothing more than the quiet parts of the world, a good cup of coffee, and sitting on the front porch. You can find her there, if you look closely. Drop her a line.
Christa Nardi is an accomplished author of cozy mysteries. Christa’s background is in higher education and psychology, much as her protagonist, Sheridan Hendley in the Cold Creek mystery series. More recently, Christa has begun collaboration with Cassidy Salem on a new Teen/YA series. The first book, The Mysterious Package – A Hannah and Tamar Mystery, is slated for release in October 2016.