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October 2018 - New and On-Going Programs

Dripping Springs Community Library

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

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New eBooks and eAudio Books Added to the Overdrive Advantage Digital Collection

The library has added over 100 eBook titles from well known European authors of the 20th and 21st Century, as well as over 100 Adult Fiction eAudiobooks.

Haunted House Contest

Three entry groups (Group Entry, Kid Entry, Teen or Adult Entry) will be judged and one prize gift card per group will be awarded. Plus, a recently donated holiday decorative piece will go to the one creation that best meets the "haunted house" theme

haunted-houseFor more information on the contest, as well as the entry form, please visit our website at:

Recreate Your Favorite Book's Cover for a Chance to Win a Kindle Fire 8!

Ever judge a book by it's cover? Think you can create a better one?

kindle-fireSubmit your entries October 1st-30th. A Kindle winner will be announced on October 31st. For Teens and Adults (ages 13 and up). Read more and download a submission form here:

*If you or anyone in your family has previously won a kindle from DSCL, you will not be eligible to win again, but you can still submit your creation!

Book Exchange for Book Month

The Book Exchange Cart is being brought back by popular demand to the Children's Wing and by the front desk for Book Month in October.

book exchangeVisit our website here for more information:

It's Written in the Stars... READ!

Celebrate Teen Read Week October 7th-13th!

inthestarsWrite the title and author of your favorite Young Adult book or series in a star on the Young Adult and Adult Services office window. Encourage teens to think and read outside of the box, as well as seek out fantasy, science fiction and other out-of- this-world reads!

Team Dripping Springs of the League of Women Voters to Offer Voting Assistance

Team Dripping Springs of the League of Women Voters of Hays County will be offering voter education and registration assistance Tuesday, October 9th, 3PM-6PM at the library.

The upcoming election is Tuesday, November 9th. You can find more information on the election information at

Trick or Treat at the Library!

Wednesday, October 31st, 10am - 6pm

trick or treat

All ages are invited to drop by the library and "Trick or Treat" staff members, if you can recognize them! Kids and adults are welcome to take home holiday treats, come in costume, and pictures will be taken with your permission.

We Want to Hear from You

Would you, or anyone in your family, be interested in attending a special program explaining the new guidelines and requirements for car safety seats?

car seat safetyThe program would be presented by an area safety professional and hosted at the library.

Please share your opinion by emailing directly to:

Programs At The Library

Click on the links below for additional information.

  • Chair Exercise, Monday, October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 29th, 9:15-10:15am (Adults) No Chair Exercise October 22nd.

  • Qigong Autumn Session, Monday, October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 1:00-2:00pm (Adults) Register by email to - space is limited, this session is wait listed.
  • Mother Goose on the Loose, Tuesday, October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 9:30-10:00am (Babies to age 3) Enjoy stories, rhymes, music and activities!

  • Mother Goose on the Loose, Wednesday, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st, 10:00-10:30am (Babies to age 3) Wednesday repeats Tuesday's theme to fit your various schedules.

  • Friday Discovery Time, Friday, 10:30-11:30am (ages 4 and up)
    October 5th: Fall into some great stories and a pumpkin craft with Ms. Marie
    October 12th: Sam the Story Man leads the preschoolers in lots of Shake, Shimmy and Dance fun
    October 19th: Ms. Marie shares Humbug Witch by Balian, a fun non-scary story with a bat craft
    October 26th: Pumpkins, Pumpkins with Mrs. Linda, Mrs. Judy, and Slick Willy, the therapy dog. Pumpkin Soup by Susan Cooper will be followed by a pumpkin math activity. Don't miss the messy fun!

  • Mah-Jongg, Wednesday, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st, 1:00-4:00pm (Adults) All skill levels welcome to rattle the tiles!

  • Knit One, Read Too, Wednesday, October 3rd and 17th, 4:30-6:00pm (All ages - under 10 need an adult with them)

  • Master Gardeners on the Porch, Thursday, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th, 3:00-6:00pm

  • Non-Fiction Addiction Book Club, Thursday, October 4th, 6:00-7:30pm (Adults) Discussing: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

  • Charlotte's Book Club, Thursday, October 11th, 6:00-7:30pm (Adults) Discussing: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

  • New: Creating Labels Using Microsoft Excel and Word, Saturday, October 6th, 2:00-3:30pm (Adults) RSVP by email to Space is limited. If you bring your own laptop you must have Microsoft Excel and Word already installed.

  • Chess Club, Tuesday, October 9th and 23rd, 4:30-6:00pm. Register online. All ages welcome!

  • New: Jazz Concert, Thursday, October 11th, 6:00-7:00pm. RSVP by email to Featuring Lonnie Atkinson, Larry Eisenberg, Dez Desormeaux, Jamie Hilboldt, Jimmy Shortell, and Art Kidd.

  • New: Women In Confidence presents: Divorce is Scary (but it doesn't have to be), Saturday, October 13th, 11:30am-1:00pm, (Adults) RSVP by email to

  • New: Service Dogs Inc, Tuesday, October 16th, 1:00-2:00pm (Adults) RSVP by email to Join us for a presentation by Service Dogs Inc. trainer Ana Perkins, and meet a service dog!

  • New: Halloween STEAM Project, Tuesday, October 16th, 4:30-6:00pm (Ages 8 and up - a great parent/child DIY come-and-go activity) Create light up Halloween art with copper paper circuits and multiple LED lights.

  • New: In the Garden presents: Soil Health, Thursday, October 18th, 1:00-2:00pm (Adults) RSVP by email to

  • New: Coffee with a Counselor presents: How to Bust Creative Blocks, Friday, October 19th, 9:15-10:15am (Adults) RSVP to Turn resistance into flow!

  • Legos at the Library, Saturday, October 20th, 2:00-3:30pm (All ages - under 10 need an adult with them) Bring your imagination!

  • New: Spooky Open Mic Night, Thursday, October 25th, 6:00-7:30pm (Teens and Adults, ages 13 and up) Read spooky poems, stories, and sing spooky songs!

  • New: Saturday Movie Matinee: Gremlins, Saturday, October 27th, 2:30-4:00pm (This movie is rated PG - General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children) RSVP by email to Popcorn offered!

  • New: Trick or Treat at the Library, Wednesday, October 31st, 10:00am-6:00pm (All ages) Costumes are welcome!

Online Resource of the Month - World Book Online

If you are a DSCL member, you have access to World Book Online for Free!

Step beyond the basic encyclopedia into the world of digital resources. You will discover more information, resources, and many special features. Read more about this perfect resource for students here:

The FRIENDS of the Dripping Springs Community Library


Mark your calendars for a foodie fundraiser benefiting the Dripping Springs Community Library. Taking place on Friday, October 12th from 6:30-9:00 PM at Wilson AC & Appliance in Dripping Springs, there will be cooking demonstrations and tastings, author signing, wine and hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and first dibs on a used cookbook sale. Tickets will be sold in advance for this evening event.
Click here for more information on this event and a sneak peak at the chefs who will amaze us with their culinary skills and mouth-watering recipes.

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.

Volunteer Spotlight

Thank you for your hard work!

volunteer heart

The library would like to thank our volunteer, Richard, for all of his hard work getting our gardens into shape.  Not only does Richard shelve for the library, but he has volunteered to do the weeding, watering and pruning of our gardens to make our plants happier and healthier. This is an ongoing project, and we enjoy watching the progress he makes on a weekly basis.  We appreciate all that Richard is doing to keep the library gardens looking great!

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501 Sportsplex Drive
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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