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March 2018 - New and On-Going Programs

Dripping Springs Community Library

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

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Online Resource of the Month - World Book Encyclopedia

Have you met the new World Book?

World Book Online - "So Much More than an Encyclopedia" and your library card is the key! Step beyond the basic encyclopedia into the world of digital resources. You will discover more information, resources, and many special features. It even helps you complete research assignments much more easily. Bibliographic citations are a snap now!
For the complete picture, please read on: click here!

What's New at the Library?

DSCL members now have access to the digital edition of The New York Times.

Please stop by the front desk or email with your name and library card number for more information on how you can access this resource from your computer or mobile device.

March is National Women's History Month

In honor of National Women's History Month, DSCL will be setting up a special book display and inviting local author, Ann Todd, to discuss her book OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman's Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army.


Check out the Women's History Month book display at the front desk.

OSS Operation Black Mail with local author Ann Todd will be held on Thursday, March 29th, 6:00-7:30pm.

Click here to RSVP to this event.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with local CPA/CFP, Susan Curran

Saturday, March 3rd, 2:00-3:30pm

Tax Reform 2Local CPA/CFP Susan Curran will be presenting an overview of the financial impact of the most sweeping tax reform in over 30 years on individuals, businesses and the economy.

Susan Curran has 25+ years specializing in tax, financial planning, and investments for individuals and businesses.

Click here for more information on this program
Click here to RSVP

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday and Read Across America Day on Friday, March 2nd

We have special activities in the Children's Wing!

Dr.Seussbirthday.-600x600  -  Discovery Time at 10:30am will have Dr. Seuss stories, activities, and a craft.
  -  A Dr. Seuss Book Display is set up in the Children's Wing
  -  Take home a Dr. Seuss Bookmark!
  -  Sit on the Purple Couch and read Dr. Seuss aloud for everyone to hear.
  -  Cat in the Hat activity stations for you to try in the afternoon.
  -  One Fish, Two Fish: Guess how many fish are in the bowl and win a tasty treat! All ages may participate.

Did You Know?

If you live within Hays county, are DSISD staff, or work within the area, you can become a DSCL member for free?

DSCL_flower 3Yes, anywhere in Hays County! Including Austin zip codes 78737 and 78736, Driftwood, Buda, Kyle, Manchaca zip code 78652, Wimberley, San Marcos zip code 78666, and, of course, Dripping Springs.

Invite your friends and family to join the DSCL family so they can have access to all of our great resources, eLibrary resources, and services as well!

Not in Hays County but still want to be a DSCL member? No problem! There is a fee of $14 to join.

Spring Break Events at the Library

Spring Break Events for Children

Draw for Real with Marcia Cash
A Beginning Drawing Class for Ages 6-8
Monday, March 12, 1:00-3:00pm
Local artist, Marcia Cash, offers a fun introduction to drawing that lets primary ages explore their creativity. All materials are provided. End time may be shortened.
Seats are limited. Click here to register.

Draw What You See! with Marcia Cash
For Ages 9-12guitar man 2
Tuesday-Thursday, March 13th, 14th, and 15th, 1:00-3:00pm
Speed Drawing - The focus of the class is to draw Action, not just Shape, and to teach your hand to follow your eye without looking down at the paper and away from your subject. 
All materials are provided. Seats are limited. Click here to register.
Children under age 10 need to have their adult nearby, per library guidelines.

Spring Break Break Events for Adults and Teens

Stress Free Coloring for Adults
Thursday, March 15th, 2:00-4:00pm
Unwind and relax with large adult coloring pages in our Quiet/Research Room. All materials are provided.

st pattysSt. Patrick's Day Party
Friday, March 16th, 2:00-3:00pm
Eat green snacks, drink green punch, and make a light-up St. Patrick's Day card in our Meeting Room. We'll also test your knowledge of St. Patrick's Day traditions and origins.

Lucky Day Books

Today is your Lucky Day!

Checkout a book with a shamrockand you will be entered into a drawing for a gift at the end of the month. Books selected for readers ages 6-12.

DSHS Book Club Book Drive

DSHS Book Club students are collecting book donations for the non-profit Austin Charity, Bookspring, to encourage literacy in low-income communities.

The donation box will be located in the library foyer until March 7th.

Do You Have a Dripping Springs High School Yearbook?

DSCL is looking for Dripping Springs High School Yearbooks to fill in gaps in our historical records section.

We are looking for year books from 1969 to 2008 to add to our historical records. Other years we are looking for are: 1946 - '48, '51, '52, '55 - '60, '63, '64, '67, 2010, 2012 - 2014, and 2017.

Please consider donating your yearbook to the library!

      Teen Homework Hangout - Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00pm in the Meeting Room

Teens, need to do homework or study?

Teen Homework Hangout

Tuesday, March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 4:00 - 6:00pm

We'll have tables and chairs setup for you in our Meeting Room. Try it out!

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 contributed!

Dripping Springs Helping Hands

Drop off non-perishable food items at the library,

helping hands logo 2and Helping Hands will distribute the donations to the community!

Thank you for continuing to fill the donation box!

FRIENDS 2018 Annual Meeting

The Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library 2018 Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, March 1st at 5:30-7:00pm.

FriendsCome experience why the Friends exist and their valuable contribution to the Dripping Springs Community Library. The highlights of the evening will include the presentation of the Friends financial gift to the library and  recognition of Board volunteers. There will also be a guest speaker, Gretchen Pruett, New Braunfels Library Director, talking about THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES. We hope to see you and a friend there - we have had a very successful year! Light refreshments will be served.
RSVP by email to

Programs At The Library

Click on the links below for additional information.

  • New: Qigong Mini-Session, Thursday, March 1st, 15th, and 22nd, 9:15-10:15am (Adults) RSVP to this event. Space is limited - you must be RSVP'ed to attend.

  • Master Gardeners on the Porch, Thursday, March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd, 3:00-6:00pm Stop by with all of your gardening questions!

  • Non-Fiction Addiction Book Club, Thursday, March 1st,
    6:00-7:30pm (Adults) Discussing: Formosan Odyssey by John Ross

  • Friday Discovery Time, Friday, 10:30-11:30am (ages 4 and up)
    March 2nd: Dr. Seuss, a Happy Birthday Story Time with Ms. Marie
    March 9th: Pigs to the Rescue with Mr. Sam
    March 16th: One Potato, Two Potato with Ms. Marie
    March 23rd: "The Easter Egg" with Mrs. Linda, Mrs. Judy and Slick Willy the Therapy Dog
    March 30th:
    Rabbits and more Rabbits with Ms. Marie

  • New: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with local CPA/CFP, Susan Curran, Saturday, March 3rd, 2:00-3:30pm (Adults) RSVP to this event.

  • Chair Exercise, Monday, March 5th, 19th, and 26th, 9:15-10:15am (Adults) No class March 12th.

  • Mother Goose on the Loose, Tuesday, March 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, 9:30-10:00am (Babies to age 3)
  • MarchEventsMother Goose on the Loose, Wednesday, March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 10:00-10:30am (Babies to age 3) Wednesday repeats Tuesday's theme to fit your various schedules.

  • Teen Homework Hangout, Tuesday, March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, 4:00-6:00pm (Ages 13 and up)

  • Mah-Jongg, Wednesday, March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 1:00-4:00pm (Adults)

Volunteer Spotlight

Why do I volunteer?  Because I was a shy child and learning to read transported me into the magical world of books where imagination ruled.  The library was my home away from home and books became my best friends.  Through books, I became a world traveler and visited lands I never knew existed before.  As a volunteer, getting books ready for the shelves is my way of giving back by inviting others into the same magical world I discovered long ago.  Through reading, we can visit other lands, meet new people in different cultures with different beliefs and ideas and this knowledge can help us live in peace and harmony with others.
For volunteer information, click here.

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