Book-A-Palooza

Mounce Adult Services will be celebrating different genres throughout the month of September 2021!

  • August 30 – September 3: Nonfiction & Biographies
  • September 7 – September 10: Slice of Life (Contemporary Fiction and Romance)
  • September 13 – September 17: Thriller
  • September 20 – September 24: Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • September 27 – October 1: Graphic Novels

Each week, we’ll have Book Bingos and bookmarks with book recommendations for the respective weeks. It’s to spotlight different genres. For more information, contact Mounce Library at (979) 209-5600.

Adult Book Tourney

Adult Book Tourney

BCS LIBRARY SYSTEM patrons vote for their favorite adult books. Voting begins August 30, 2021! Any titles that people want included need to be voted in within the starting round!

RULES:

  • Books must be within the BCS LIBRARY SYSTEM’s collection
  • Books must be shelved within adult collections (NONFIC, FIC, SFF, MYS, LT, etc.)
  • eBook titles will be evaluated by librarians on a case by case basis
  • Patrons may vote once per round

IN ORDER TO VOTE, PATRONS MUST:

  • comment on posts over Twitter, Instagram, or FB
  • email Alexys at amailga@bryantx.gov
  • Call Alexys at 979-209-5600

SCHEDULE:

  • Round 1: Aug. 30 – Sept. 3 (starting round)
  • Round 2: Sept. 4 – Sept. 10
  • Round 3: Sept. 11 – Sept. 17
  • Round 4: Sept. 18 – Sept. 24
  • Round 5: Sept. 25 – Sept. 30 (last round)

Kim Lehman, The Buzz About Bees Workshop: Summer Reading Program 2021

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

The Buzz About Bees Workshop with Kim Lehman

Starting Tuesday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. and running through July 20.

Show will include demonstrations of beeswax crafts; supplies will be available for Teens and Tweens from Mounce starting July 6 while supplies last. 

Kim LehmanKim Lehman will share stories about the life of a beekeeper, the biology of honey bees, and the different products of the hive. You will learn how to make beeswax food wraps, lip balm, simple skin care products and easy to make honey treats.

Kim Lehman is a beekeeper, storyteller, musician, and author. She writes for Bee Culture Magazine and is author of the book “Beekeeper’s Lab: 52 Family-Friendly Activities and Experiments Exploring the Life of the Hive.

Live Zoom Q&A to follow on July 15 with Kim!

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 week 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.

New Hours – Summer 2021

New hours starting June 14 2021

New hours starting June 14 2021

New hours effective Monday, June 14, 2021, are:

  • Carnegie History Center: Mon.-Fri., 10 AM to 5 PM; Sat. & Sun., CLOSED
  • Mounce Library: Mon.-Thurs., 9 AM to 7 PM; Fri. & Sat., 9 AM to 5 PM; Sun., CLOSED; Curbside, Mon.-Fri., 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Ringer Library: Mon.-Thurs., 9 AM to 8 PM; Fri. & Sat., 9 AM to 5 PM; Sun., 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM; Curbside, Mon.-Fri., 9 AM to 5 PM

 

Nutcracker Ballet Storytime

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Nutcracker Ballet Storytime

Now through Jan. 3, 2021.

This year’s Nutcracker Ballet storytime from Ballet Brazos will be virtual with a video that includes BCSPLS children’s librarians reading from the Nutcracker storybook and excerpts from last year’s ballet performance.

We hope you enjoy this online take of a traditional holiday classic.

Spooky Writing Contest Entries

Read Mounce Library's kids and teen spooky writing contest stories, winning stories noted

Carolina Storyteller: Dia de los Muertos

Carolina Storyteller: Dia de los Muertos - Click here to watch

Performing online in an Exclusive Limited Engagement, Clara B. Mounce Public Library is proud to present:

Carolina Storyteller: Dia de los Muertos - Click here to watch

Carolina Storyteller: Dia de los Muertos

Starting Friday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. and running through Nov. 1.

Carolina will excite, enthrall and educate your children with her distinctive bilingual style of storytelling that shines with poetic intensity (and bilingual subtitles).

Carolina Storyteller is a Texas Commission on the Arts performer who brought to life a wide repertoire of myths and traditional tales from Hispanic and Latin America. Her performances find common language and meanings to convey powerful images in her tales.

Come join us virtually to share in the wonderful bilingual folktales come to life through puppetry, songs, and more!

Please submit feedback about the performance for a chance to win a special Dia de los Muertos themed prize for kids. Prizes will be given to the first feedback entries submitted to jstadler@bryantx.gov. Supplies are limited so be sure to watch the video and submit your feedback as soon as possible!

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

Horcrux Hunt

Larry J Ringer Library Horcrux Hunt

Larry J Ringer Library Horcrux Hunt

During the month of October we are on the hunt to find and destroy Voldemort’s dark horcruxes!  To join us in this scavenger hunt, that takes place around the City of College Station properties, pick up or print out a clue sheet and record the codes that you find at the location of each horcrux.  Return the sheet to the Larry J. Ringer Library when you are finished and be entered into a Harry Potter themed prize drawing!
Clue sheets may be downloaded in pdf format and are available at the Ringer Library starting October 5th and must be returned to the library by 7PM on November 2nd.

Maps of Imaginary Places Scavenger Hunt

portion of Adventure map from Cushing exhibit

portion of Adventure map from Cushing exhibit

TAMU Libraries, Cushing Memorial Library and Archives will host a virtual exhibit on the Maps of Imaginary Places. Come join in the virtual fun with a map scavenger hunt for all ages! The deadline has been extended to August 15.The scavenger hunt is open to all ages. Everyone who participates will be entered into a participation prize pool. Email your answers (best guesses are okay) to Jenny Stadler.

Instructions:

  • Go to the Scavenger Hunt webpage created by the Cushing.
  • On that page, click the Scavenger Hunt Maps drop-down menu (top left section of the page).
  • Select one of the maps (Fairyland, Zombies, Wizard of Oz, Adventure & Voyages, or A Song of Ice and Fire)
  • On each map page, scroll down to see the Map Clues.
  • Each map page has a small picture of a map. Click the four outward arrows to expand the map image.
  • Email your scavenger hunt answers (best guesses are okay) to Mounce Library youth services librarian Jenny Stadler at jstadler@bryantx.gov.
  • The deadline has been extended to August 15.
  • Everyone who participates will be entered into a participation prize pool.
  • Jenny will contact winners in August.

For more information, contact Jenny Stadler at jstadler@bryantx.gov or (979) 209-5600.

The scavenger hunt is part of the Bryan+College Station Public Library System’s Summer Reading Program.

Fantasy Character Sheets

Fantasy is a great genre to use to escape and the characters can make or break a good story.  Have you ever tried to create your own fantasy character?  Here’s your chance!  Pick-up or print our a character design sheet on July 21st!  Contact Ms. Liz with any questions.

Fantasy character sheet – blank (pdf)

Fantasy character sheet – dragon (pdf)

Fantasy character sheet – feminine (pdf)

Fantasy character sheet – masculine (pdf)

Print these out on your own or come to Ringer Library on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, to pick up a copy. The library will be open 9 AM to 1 PM. For more information, contact Ms. Liz at earthur@bryantx.gov or (979) 764-3416.