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November 2018 - New and On-Going Programs

Dripping Springs Community Library

Dripping Springs Community Library
501 Sportsplex Drive
November 2
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Phone:  512-858-7825

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Online Resources Available 24/7 by Logging on to Your Account

The Library will be Closed Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd in Observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving 2

Honoring All Who Served on Veterans Day

The Library will be passing out poppies donated by the Dripping Springs American Legion at the front desk in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, November 12th. You will also have the opportunity to write a letter to a veteran November 12th-17th.

Official veterans-day-poster-2018

Morningstar and AtoZdatabases Trials

DSCL needs your input! The Library is considering new digital subscriptions.

Trial DatabasesMorningstar is an easy to navigate database that was designed especially for libraries to help patrons reach their investment goals.

AtoZdatabases is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Please send your feedback by email to
Visit our website to review the trial databases, and help us decide which is best for you:

Indigenous Cultures Institute Presents

Elder Speaks: Native Americans of the Sacred Springs

DrMarioGarzaThursday, Nov. 29, 6:45 - 7:45pm

Dr. Mario Garza presents a thought-provoking account of the Coahuiltecan people who consider the San Marcos River headwaters as their origination site. For more information on Dr. Garza and the presentation, please visit our website at:

The Writer's Block

Struggling with a plot line? Character stuck in limbo?

Writer's BlockGet out of your funk by joining us at the library for a writer’s roundtable Friday, November 16th, 12-1pm! Local author Leslie Tourish will kick off the discussion with her own writing journey.
More information can be found on our website at:

InSight Mars Landing Live Stream

Come see the Live Stream of the InSight Mars landing in our Quiet/Research Room on Monday, November 26th at 1:30pm!


InSight's goal is to study the interior of Mars and take the planet's vital signs, its pulse, and temperature. To find out more about the landing, visit our website at:

Dinovember - the Month that Dinosaurs Visit the Library!

Dinosaurs are everywhere the month of November!

dinovember-logoLook out for Dinovember Book Displays, a Dinovember Art Table, and a see a Dinovember movie and enjoy some popcorn!  Let's have a little fun during November and enjoy Dinosaurs, Thanksgiving, turkeys, and interesting books at the same time.
Click here for more information about Dinovember events:

Child Passenger Safety: the Law, the Guidelines, and More

Presented by Deputy Constable Charles Williams on Saturday, November 17th at 2:00pm.

carseatCar seat safety guidelines have recently changed. The Dripping Springs Community Library is hosting a child safety seminar for parents and others who drive children. Weather permitting, Constable Williams will inspect any car or booster seats for proper installation.Click here for more information about this program:

Legos @ the Library!

Saturday, November 17th, 1:30-3:00pm in the Children's Wing

Can you make a dinosaur from Legos? Lego bricks provided!

Thank You to the Haunted House Entrants!

Wow! There were so many entries in the Haunted House Contest. Thanks to all of you who developed such wonderful creations.

All winning entrants have been notified, and have dropped in for their prizes. Pictures have already been posted on Facebook, and their photos are now displayed in the Children’s Room.

The Kids’ Category prize was a $25.00 TCBY gift card, the Teen/Adult Category prize was a $25.00 Barnes & Noble card, and the Group Category prize was a $25.00 Hill Country Pizzeria card.

Thank you to the Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library who made these special prizes possible through their fund raising efforts on behalf of the library.

The prize for the Best Execution of the Haunted House Theme was a decorative artwork witch that was made available by Linda Woodward, a long-time library member.

All haunted houses may now be taken home, and any remaining on November 5 will be removed.

Programs At The Library

Click on the links below for additional information.

  • Friday Discovery Time, Friday, 10:30-11:30am (ages 4 and up)
    November 2nd: Join Ms. Marie for “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Turkey” by Colandro along with a turkey craft.
    November 9th: Sam the Story Man offers some wiggly fun today. A fun craft time follows story time. Let’s make some dinosaur tracks!
    November 16th:
    "Bear Says Thanks" by Karma Wilson and "Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs" by Mo Willems are shared today by Ms. Marie. Create an “I am Thankful for…” collage following story time.
    November 30th:
    Mrs. Linda shares “The Turnip” by Jan Brett. Mrs. Judy will read a great dog story, and Slick Willy will be here to provide some hands-on dog fun for you.

  • Mother Goose on the Loose, Tuesday, November 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 9:30-10:00am (Babies to age 3) Enjoy stories, rhymes, music and activities!

  • Mother Goose on the Loose, Wednesday, November 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 10:00-10:30am (Babies to age 3) Wednesday repeats Tuesday's theme to fit your various schedules.

  • Master Gardeners on the Porch, Thursday, November 1st, 8th, 15th and 29th, 3:00-6:00pm

  • New: Game Night, Tuesday, November 6th, 4:30-6:00pm (Age 13 & up.) Bring your friends for a classic game night with snacks for the players!

  • Mah-Jongg, Wednesday, November 7th, 14th, and 28th, 1:00-4:00pm (Adults) All skill levels welcome to rattle the tiles! No Mah-Jongg November 21st.

  • Knit One, Read Too, Wednesday, November 7th, 4:30-6:00pm (All ages - under 10 need an adult with them) Come knit something warm!

Online Resource of the Month -

If you are a DSCL member, you have access to for free!

ancestryAccess detailed sources like censuses, immigration records, military records, legal documents, photos, maps, and more. This online resource is only available here at the Library on our computers, or on our free, high speed, and secure WiFi.
Click here for more information:

FRIENDS of the Dripping Springs Community Library

FRIENDS successfully launch book sales event.

On a recent October evening, supporters of the Friends of the Library gathered at Wilson Appliance for the first ever donated book sale. Cookbooks were the order of the day, as attendees joined in a wine and cheese pairing session presented by Jerry Gray of Epicure, followed by cooking demonstrations by local chef Michael Wards. The foodie demonstrations were capped off by a cake decorating presentation by Lori Hendricks of Classic Cakes by Lori. Noted cooking author, Jessica Dupuy, also was on hand to discuss and sign her recent book, United Tastes of Texas. The sales of gently used cook books was brisk, thanks to the great selection made possible by donations received from library patrons over the past few months. John Hoag, President, said, "We are thrilled at this initial success and are energized and excited about the prospect of holding similar events in the future." He also asked that library patrons begin donating books in good or better condition to the Friends for future re-sale. Drop them off at the library and the Friends will take it from there. Hoag added, "Thanks to Gay Lynee and Trey Wilson and their capable staff for hosting this first ever sales event for the Friends. Their generosity and experience made the whole thing possible."

Upcoming events: Look for the Friends at Christmas on Mercer and mark your calendars now for the big annual event, Pouring Over Books, scheduled for Sunday afternoon, February 24, 2019 at Prospect House. And remember to renew your membership or become a new member now, go to

Dripping Springs Lions Club - Recycle for Sight

Give the gift of sight to a child in need.


Donate old glasses and prescription sunglasses to the Recycle for Sight box in the library. Thank you community for the many donations that you have contributed!

Dripping Springs Helping Hands

Thank you for continuing to fill the donation box!

helping hands logoYou can drop off non-perishable food items like canned fruit, ramen noodles, crackers and small bags of rice and beans to the donation box during regular library hours.
Helping Hands distributes the donations to the community.

Thank You Volunteers!


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