Who knew technology classes could be so cool? Learn how to design stuff with amazing 3D printers. Boost your digital camera skills. Take up the art of blogging. And immerse yourself in a new language and culture. It’s all happening at the library. Enjoy a world of new technology classes at no cost. Check it out.
JPL Wins National Innovation Award
Learning a language has never been more fun, thanks to the immersion-style language classes being offered at the library. In June the library received the 2015 Top Innovator Award from the Urban Libraries Council, recognizing the conversational language program for its innovative approach in enhancing customers' experience. Read more.
¿Hablas español? ¿No? Learn conversational Spanish Join this award-winning three-part interactive class series to immerse yourself in all things Spanish! Don't miss out. Classes are offered at two locations in July. Learn more.
Tuesday, July 21, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Room 219, 2nd Floor, Main Library
Guest speaker Debbie Mahanay from InExpress will talk about the research and perils involved in shipping items domestically and internationally. Join us for this free seminar and for PowerUp Tuesdays every first and third Tuesday of the month. Learn more.
Join us as local author Monica Knighton shares her delightful children's book written for young readers ages 3 - 8.
Meet the author!
Picture This - Two Milestone Anniversaries Celebrated in Style!
South Mandarin Library 10-Year Anniversary
In honor of South Mandarin Library’s 10th Anniversary, City Councilman Matt Schellenberg presents a City Council resolution to the library on June 18.Pictured left to right: Board of Library Trustees Chair Erin Skinner; Library Director Barbara Gubbin; Board of Library Trustees Vice Chair Guy Anderson; City Councilman Matt Schellenberg; South Mandarin Library Branch Manager Keli Likins; and Board of Library Trustees Member Ronnie King.
South Mandarin's anniversary celebration really takes the cake! More than 245 people showed up for the Community Open House. Children enjoyed reading with Sunshine the therapy dog, planting seeds with the Mandarin Garden Club, and seeing the big red fire engine parked out front. Pictured: Youth Services Librarian Margo Crafton cuts the cake as Youth Services Manager Amber Holley assists.
Dallas Graham Branch Library 50-Year Anniversary
Here's one for the scrapbook! Dallas Graham Branch Library marks a half-century of service with a golden anniversary party on June 22. More than 80 people came out to celebrate, share memories and enjoy refreshments. The program included a City Council resolution presentation, the announcement of the Youth Writing Contest winners, special guests, special music and a commemorative video. Check it out.
Library Director Barbara Gubbin and City Councilwoman E. Denise Lee (center) show off the City Council resolution commemorating the Dallas Graham Branch Library’s 50 years of service to the community. They are flanked at left by library advocate Bill Brinton and State Senator Audrey Gibson, and at right by Board of Library Trustees Secretary Jackie Perry who acted as the emcee; Dallas Graham Branch Manager Jackie Spiritas; and Board of Library Trustees Chair Erin Skinner.
You’ll find recent titles and staff picks for many genres on NoveList Plus. Romance? Mystery? Science Fiction? Find your new favorite book and genre information with the library’s NoveList Plus, available to all library cardholders.