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December 2018 - New and On-Going Programs

Dripping Springs Community Library

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

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The Library will be Closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th in Observance of the Christmas Holiday. We will also be closed Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January 1st for New Year's Eve and Day. 


Christmas on Mercer

Come visit the DSCL booth from 10am-5pm on December 1st to meet some of our staff!

Christmas on MercerWe will be handing out goodies during Christmas on Mercer! Children of all ages can select a FREE book to take home when you stop by our booth. You can find us next to the FRIENDS of the Dripping Springs Community Library booth close to Lone Star Gifts. To learn more about Christmas on Mercer, select the link below:

Holiday Movie Showing: The Maccabees

Tuesday, December 4th, 10:15-11:00 AM & Wednesday, December 5th, 10:45-11:30 AM

Maccabees 3Join us for the Maccabees, one of The Animated Hero Classics. Meet the Maccabees, whose faith and determination lives today in the celebration of Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights. Popcorn served! RSVP to

Women in Confidence Presents:

How to Wrap Up the End of the Year, Saturday, December 8th 11:30 to 1:00 PM

christmasgifts 3Go from naughty to nice with these legal, financial, and tax saving tips from Wealth Advisor, Amy Colton and Attorney, Jennifer Cochran-Green. RSVP by email to

Holiday Movie Quote-Along: Elf

Saturday, December 15th, 2:30 to 4:30 PM

Elf 3We all know the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! So come to the library and sing along with Buddy the Elf, quote the four main food groups (candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup), and cheer Buddy along in this holiday classic. Popcorn and holiday treats will be served! RSVP by email to

Acrostic Poetry Contest

Submit poems through December 18th for a chance to win!

example-acrostic-1Get creative and write an acrostic poem for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD8! Two winners will be chosen, one from the Children's age group (through age 12) and one from the Teen/Adult age group (ages 13 & up). The Kindles are provided by the Dripping Springs Wild Game Dinner. Judging will take place by December 19th. Previous Kindle winning families are not eligible to win, but are welcome to participate. Follow the link below for more information:

Warm Wishes for Hill Country Care Residents

Share your warm wishes through December 19th!

warm blanketsWe are collecting washable "warm wishes" such as knit hats, shawls, or lap-sized throw blankets by the tree in the Children's Wing. More information about how to donate can be found at the following link:

Visions of Sugar Plums...

A December contest for the kids!

Visions of Sugar Plums Guess how many assorted holiday sweets are in a jar. The closest guess without going over the actual number will win a Kindle Fire 7 Kids Edition provided through the generosity of the Dripping Springs Wild Game Dinner! Entries will be accepted through December 20th, and the winner will be announced on December 21st. Previous Kindle winning families are not eligible to win, but are welcome to participate.

Find the Elf on the Library Shelves

Where is he today? Can you find him?

elf on library shelf 2This month in the Children's Wing look for our Library Elf on the Shelf! Be sure to search each time you visit us, but leave him in place for others to find. The Library Elf wants you to see all the wonderful things on his shelf! You might discover something new to read!

Adding Morningstar and AtoZdatabases

DSCL is adding new digital subscriptions as of January 1st!

Trial Databases 2Morningstar 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!

Visit our website to explore the new databases:

Programs At The Library

Click on the links below for additional information.

  • Non-Fiction Addiction Book Club, Thursday, December 6th, 6:00-7:30pm (Adults) Discussing: Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

  • Charlotte's Book Club, Thursday, December 13th, 6:00-7:30pm (Adults) Discussing: The Spectacular Bird by Wallace Stegner  

  • Mother Goose on the Loose, Tuesday, December 4th, 11th, and 18th, 9:30-10:00am (Babies to Age 3) Enjoy stories, rhymes, music and activities!

  • Mother Goose on the Loose, Wednesday, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, 10:00-10:30am (Babies to Age 3) Wednesday repeats Tuesday's theme to fit your various schedules.

  • Friday Discovery Time, 10:30-11:30am (Ages 4 & Up)
    December 7th: Lisa Baker shares holiday stories along with her fabulous flair for fun!
    December 14th: Join Sam the Story Man for some wiggly, jiggly stories and songs!
    December 21st: Mrs. Linda will read Santa's Animals by Jan Brett while Mrs. Judy and Slick Willy provide a cute dog story and one-on-one dog sharing time.
    December 28th: No story time this day.

  • New: Holiday Movie Showing: The Maccabees, The Story of Hanukkah, Tuesday, December 4th, 10:15-11:00 & Wednesday, December 5th, 10:45-11:30am (All ages welcome.) Join us for this Animated Hero Classics episode. Popcorn will be served! RSVP to

  • New: DIY Holiday Gifts, Tuesday, December 4th, 2:30-4:30pm (Ages 5 & Up) You are invited to come create your own holiday gifts. Maker-space supplies will be provided! RSVP to

  • Mah-Jongg, Wednesday, December 5th, 12th, and 19th, 1:00-4:00pm (Adults) All skill levels welcome to rattle the tiles! No Mah-Jongg December 26th.

  • Knit One, Read Too, Wednesday, December 5th, 4:30-6:00pm (All Ages - under 10 need an adult with them.) Come knit something warm!
  • The Writer's Block, Friday, December 14th, 12:00-1:00pm (Adults) Calling all aspiring and published writers to join us at a writer's roundtable! RSVP to

  • Legos at the Library, Saturday, December 15th, 1:30-2:30pm (All Ages - under 10 need an adult with them.) Visit the Library to build holiday inspired creations!

  • New: Holiday Movie Quote-Along: Elf, Saturday, December 15th, 2:30-4:30pm, (All ages welcome. This movie is rated PG.) Don't be a cotton-headed ninny muggins. Come see Elf at the library! Popcorn and holiday treats will be served. RSVP by email to

  • New: Holiday Jazz Concert, Wednesday, December 19th, 5:30-6:30pm, (All ages welcome.) Enjoy the sounds of the holiday performed by Lonnie Atkinson, Larry Eisenberg, Jamie Hilboldt, Kevin Hall, & Steven Vague! RSVP by email to

  • New: DIY Ornaments, Thursday, December 20th, 10:30-12:00pm (Ages 13 & Up) Join us at the library to create ornaments for your holiday decorations! Try making them with beads, paper, or our 3Doodler pens! RSVP by email to

Online Resource of the Month - Flipster

New digital magazines will be available beginning January 1st:

FlipsterAmerican Craft, Architectural Digest, Art in America, Bird Watching, Digital Photo, Ingredient Magazine, Internet Genealogy, Knitscene, Texas Fish & Game, Texas Highways, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, and The Week. Click the link below to access Flipster:

FRIENDS of the Dripping Springs Community Library

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Over the past year, your support for the Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library has continued to grow. Our most recent fundraising effort, the foodie cooking demonstrations and cookbook sales event at Wilson Appliance, illustrates the depth and breadth of support we receive, from sponsors, volunteer organizers, presenters, book-signing authors and of course, the many attendees that make these kinds of events successful. 

Volunteers and financial supporters are the life blood of any charitable support group, and we are thankful for the time, talent, and treasure you donate to advance the mission of the Friends, support for our community library. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we wish our many supporters, their families and friends, a joyful time of coming together to give thanks for the many blessings bestowed upon us.

Did you know that your membership is a direct financial support of the library? Yes! New or renewed memberships put your money where your literary heart is, the Dripping Springs Community Library. Please invest in the future of your library and join or renew your Friends membership at

Thanks for your support. 
John Hoag, President

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:

Hi, my name is Denice, and I'm a new volunteer at Dripping Springs Community Library. After living in Austin for over 20 years, my family and I decided to move to a quieter, more rural area and are very happy with our decision. We're really enjoying living out near Driftwood surrounded by trees and wildlife.

I've retirevolunteer Christmas tree 5d as a registered dietitian and more recently as a substitute teacher in DSISD, and was looking forward to spending my extra time doing something I loved, not that I didn't love nutrition and subbing! In addition to my family, two things very dear to my heart are dogs and books. Six months ago, I adopted a dog who happened to be pregnant. Rosie gave birth to six healthy puppies and after they were weaned and placed in good homes (we kept Rosie and one of the pups), I was ready to start another adventure.

The library seemed like the perfect fit and so far it has been. I get to spend time around other bibliophiles and surrounded by thousands of books that are filled with potential for new experiences.

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