The Strike, Scrape and Shake Show with Mark Shelton, Percussionist: Summer Reading Program 2021

mark shelton

Performing online in an Exclusive Limited Engagement, the Bryan + College Station Public Library System is proud to present:

The Strike, Scrape and Shake Show with Mark Shelton, Percussionist

Starting Wednesday, June 23 at 10:30 a.m. and running through July 23.

Enjoy the sounds of percussion as Mark Shelton strikes, scrapes and shakes drums, dulcimer, handpan, tambourine, electronic percussion and more!

Live Zoom Q&A to follow on July 14 with Mark! (Please note the new date and time for the Q&A: Wed., July 14 at 12 noon).

For more information, contact the Mounce Library youth services desk at (979) 209-5600.

This performance and the Q&A session are a part of the Bryan + College Station Library System’s 2021 Summer Reading Program; the Q&A will be live online, and the recorded performance will be available for one month only. The performance and Q&A were funded by a grant to Mounce Library from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by funds from the Friends of the Library.

TAMU Chemistry Roadshow: Summer Reading 2021

Performing online in an Exclusive Limited Engagement, the Bryan + College Station Public Library System is proud to present:

The TAMU Chemistry Roadshow

TAMU Chemistry Department presents Dr. Pennington’s Chemistry Roadshow with amazing feats of chemistry, explosions, goop and more!

(Recorded from the Live / Zoom event held at Mounce Library on Saturday, June 19.)

Pets of Brazos Adult Photography Contest

  • Dates: July 12 – July 29
  • Ages: Adults
  • Theme: Pets of Brazos
  • Format: Photographs
  • Where to turn in your entry: Mounce Library, downstairs information desk

Contact Alexys at amaliga@bryantx.gov or at 979-209-5600 for questions.

Fantastical Animal Art Contest

  • Dates: June 14 – June 30
  • Ages: Teens and adults
  • Theme: Fantastical Animals
  • Where to turn in your art: Mounce Library, downstairs information desk.

Requirements:

  • Art pieces must depict a Fantastical Animal that can be found in mythology, fairy tales, science fiction, etc.
  • Art pieces must be submitted before the deadline of June 30, 2021, 9 AM.
  • Participants must sign a copyright release form.
  • Artist’s first name, last name, ages, and contact information must be included.

Winners placing in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will win a prize!

Contact Alexys at amaliga@bryantx.gov or at 979-209-5600 for questions.

Tails and Tales Kids and Teens Art Contest

art contest for ages 5 to 18 with a raccoon painting a picture and a few splashes of paint

Tails and Tales Kids and Teens Art Contest Summer 2021

Bryan+College Station Public Library System

Are you wild about art?   The Bryan-College Station Public Library System is having an animal-themed art contest!  We will have 5 age categories:  age 5 – 6;  7– 8;  9 – 10;  11 – 14; and age 15 – 18.  Choose the medium you like: chalk, paint, pencils, markers, crayons.  This is not a digital art contest.    Only flat pieces of art size 18” x 24” or smaller will be judged.  Please do not bring framed art.  This year’s summer reading theme is “Tails and Tales” focusing on tales about animals.  Please make your art theme-related.  Bring your entry to Mounce Library or Ringer Library by July 17, 2021.  Results will be announced on July 30.  There will be one winner in each age category, so 5 winners in all.  Last summer, the entries were grouped and judged according to where they were dropped off.  This year, the entries will be judged all as one group, regardless of the drop off location.  The prize will be an art set.

Guidelines:

  • Entry Dates: July 1, 2021 to July 17, 2021
  • There are 5 age groups: 5-6 years old, 7-8 years old, 9-10 years old, 11-14 years old, 15-18 years old
  • choose any of the following mediums: chalk, paint, pencils, markers, crayons
  • must be flat paper or on canvas, framed art is not accepted
  • theme-related – Tails and Tales (tales about animals)
  • size 18” X 24” or smaller
  • Please put the following on the back of the art: First and Last Name, contact information, age of artist
  • Drop off artwork at Youth Services, either at Mounce Library or Ringer Library (accepted at both)
  • All entrants must submit a copyright release form: https://www.bcslibrary.org/policies/#copyright-release
  • Winners will be announced July 30

For more information, contact  Elaine Platt at eplatt@bryantx.gov.

art contest for ages 5 to 18 with a raccoon painting a picture and a few splashes of paint

Writing Contest for Adults

writing contest for adults set in Bryan any time period for City of Bryan 150 anniversary

Dates: June 3, 2021 – July 1, 2021

Length: 2000 word limit

To celebrate the city of Bryan’s 150th anniversary, enter our writing contest with your original fiction set in Bryan in any time period (past, present, or future). Winners will receive a gift card.

Email submissions to Ashley at areed@bryantx.gov

writing contest for adults set in Bryan any time period for City of Bryan 150 anniversary

Creative Writing Contest for Adults

Larry J Ringer Library creative writing contest for adults

Larry J. Ringer Library Creative Writing Contest for Adults

  • Dates: July 2 – July 30
  • Ages 18+
  • 2000 word limit
  • Writing prompt: The last words of your story are, “As night became day, he/she/they started to understand the truth.” Now, go write the rest!
  • Email submissions to Ashley at areed@bryantx.gov

Larry J Ringer Library creative writing contest for adults

150th Writing Bee for Children and Teens

BCSPLS Kids Writing Contest for City of Bryan 150 years contest starts June 4 ends June 18

Join the Bryan+College Station Public Library System in celebrating the City of Bryan’s 150th anniversary with a Writing Contest for Teens and Tweens

The City of Bryan is celebrating 150 years of incorporation!  Teens and tweens, if you have writing or storytelling talent, then why not participate in our writing contest sponsored by the Bryan+College Station Public Library System? We will begin accepting submissions on June 4.  The deadline for entry is June 18.

There are two writing topics. Please choose one:

  • What does Bryan mean to me?
  • What will Bryan be like in 150 years?

Age Groups and Details

There are four age categories:  ages 7-8, ages 9-10, ages 11-14, and ages 15-18.

Writing submissions may be legibly handwritten, typed, or submitted electronically. The word limit is 350 words. Please be sure to include the following contact information along with your entered work:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Contact Information (email preferred)

If submitting physical copies of your writing, please include your contact information on the back of your entry or on a separate sheet of paper. This assures that your entry remains anonymous for the judges.

You will also need to sign a “Copyright Release for Original Works” form upon entering your submission.

How to Submit Your Work

You may bring your work to the Clara B. Mounce Public Library, 2nd floor Youth Services Desk, or you may submit your work via email to Youth Services Librarian Elaine Platt at eplatt@bryantx.gov.

Please remember that the Copyright Release for Original Works must be signed at the time you submit your work.

If you need help or have questions, please email eplatt@bryantx.gov or call (979) 209-5600.

BCSPLS Kids Writing Contest for City of Bryan 150 years contest starts June 4 ends June 18

Library Cookbook

Help us create a library cookbook with cutting board and food clip art

Help us create a library cookbook with cutting board and food clip art

We want to create a library cookbook, and we need your help!

Starting on June 8th, you can submit a favorite recipe to us.  The recipe can be any type of food, and it can be an original or a favorite from a cookbook. Fill out the provided form, which will be added to this page starting June 8, to give us all the information we need.

This event is for ages 18+ and only one submission can be made per person.  When you submit your recipe, you are automatically entered into a drawing to win a cooking themed gift basket.

We will accept recipe submissions through July 31st and will contact the winner of the gift basket on August 2nd.  If you have any questions, email Ashley at areed@bryantx.gov.

Senior Outreach

Senior Outreach Program with the Brazos Valley Food Bank

The Clara B. Mounce Public Library is collaborating with the Brazos Valley Food Bank to provide Senior Bags to food-insecure seniors. Senior Bags are bags that contain approximately 17 non-perishable and no-to-low preparation foods. Bags contain roughly the same items each week.

1 serving of oatmeal
2 juice
1 serving of cereal
2 milk
2 fruit
2 vegetables
1 nutritional shake
2 proteins
1 pudding
2 easy to prepare meals, like soup or Easy Mac n Cheese

You can pick up a Senior Bag at the Mounce Library downstairs information desk. For more questions, call or email Alexys Maliga at 979-209-5600 or amaliga@bryantx.gov. For more information, visit www.bvfb.org/senior-outreach-program.