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Kenny Williams joins the Art Carvajal Trio to perform a mixture of jazz, pop and light R&B in the library’s Live Music at the Library series on July 15 at 2 p.m. Fifteen years of living and performing in New York City included Kenny’s Broadway debut in Disney’s hit musical

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Trained tax preparers are available at no charge to help you file your individual tax return. This service is located on the second floor and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign in when you arrive. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Noon – 4 p.m. Saturday, 10

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Individual interviews of persons who volunteered to share their memories of Georgetown’s decision to desegregate its schools and about their experiences in Marshall and Carver Schools are nearly complete. The collection of fourteen interviews soon will be available as MP3 files on the library’s website. Contributors include Harvey Miller, Birdie

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If you are interested in knowing something about a building in Old Town that is more than fifty years old, the library may have information about it. In 1984 the Georgetown Heritage Society and a private contractor completed a survey of buildings in Old Town Georgetown that were at least

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After a thirteen-hour sale last Friday and Saturday, the Friends of the Library added $10,100 to their bank account. Thanks to everyone who shopped, and especially to those of you who waited in line so patiently on Friday evening. We’d expected a crowd but nothing like the number of people

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In response to user requests, we are changing our Sunday hours. Beginning February 1, we will open at 12:00 noon and close at 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. We hope everyone finds these hours to be more convenient.

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The library will be closed Monday, January 19, in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The bookdrop will be open if you wish to return materials and you may renew items you have checked out by logging on to your account in the library catalog.

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Your friend has recommended a book and you’ve checked the catalog and found that the library doesn’t own it. Since you really don’t want to purchase it yourself, what can you do to get it through the library? The process is easy and, if you wish, one that you can do

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Earlier this fall we invited children from kindergarten through fifth grade to submit drawings that they thought would be appropriate for the front of a library card. The winning design came from Alex Poole, a fifth grader at Mitchell Elementary. In his drawing, an imaginary animal leaps from the pages

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December 22, 23, 29, 30, 31 – the library will close at 6:00 p.m. instead of 8:00 p.m. December 24 & 25 – the library will be closed. No materials will be due on these days but the drive-up bookdrop will be open. January 1 – the library will be

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We know how frustrating it is to wait in line at the main circulation desk to check out one or two items when the person ahead of you needs to transact Major Library Business. That’s why we set up so many new self-checkout stations when we initiated the Apollo automation

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To make room for more DVDs and books on CD, the Georgetown Public Library began in November to remove from circulation all of its VHS videos and books on cassette. Although some people still were checking out these formats, public preference by far is for the disk formats of video

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Twenty-five sweetly fragrant, amazingly creative, and bound to make you smile entries came in this year! Each one is a work of art and are the most innovative we’ve ever received. Don’t miss seeing–and smelling–this display. Voting for the entries began on Tuesday, December 9, and continues through Monday, December

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Thanksgiving is the library staff’s best holiday! You may think it’s excessive, but the library will be closed Thursday through Sunday, November 27-30. This is the only time during the year, every year, that the entire staff gets to have a weekend off and we anticipate it with great relish

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Have you taken time to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page that has your account information on it? Or have you clicked on those tabs at the top of your account info page? Under “Reserves” you’ll find a feature that you might find useful: “Have Some

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As we enter the baking season, you need to know that Ms. Rosa has a small supply of fancy-shaped cake pans-the kind like you use to bake kids’ birthday cakes-that you may borrow. She also has cookie cutters appropriate for the fall and winter holidays that she would like to

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During the summer, the City’s webmaster, Erin McDonald, brought a trophy to us that she received at the annual conference of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers. The library’s website, for which she is primarily responsible, won first place in a competition that the Association had sponsored. We were

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The first Hill Country Book Festival will be held at the library on Saturday, October 11, from 9:00 – 4:00. To celebrate, Ms. Rosa has planned entertainment by the Biscuit Brothers from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., along with snacks, crafts, and face painting all day long. Children’s authors who will

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As we hope everyone knows, last week the library changed over to a new automation system. No electronic change of this size could happen without some glitches. We are experiencing a few. The new system brings with it some changes that you need to know about, too. (What? No Library

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Beginning October 1 the library will be running on a new automation system. The automation system, called Apollo, affects every aspect of our operation, from cataloging the books to checking them out and in. It also will change the way you’re notified about books you have on hold and the

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On Saturday, August 16, some one hundred people assembled in the Hewlett Room to hear long-time local residents Doug Benold, Harvey Miller, Birdie Shanklin, Norman Spellmann, and Paulette Taylor recall their memories of Marshall/Carver and Westside Schools and, more specifically, the period during the 1960s when desegregation was debated and

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We can hardly believe four years have passed since the library had a contest to select a new design for its children’s library card. In 2004 the design contest brought in hundreds of entries and yielded two delightful winning designs. Now the library cards imprinted with those designs are nearly

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On Saturday, August 16, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hewlett Room, five generous long-time residents of Georgetown—Douglas Benold, Harvey Miller, Birdie Shanklin, Norman Spellman, and Paulette Taylor–will share their memories about life in this little town during the 1950s and ‘60s. The main topic will be the school system, which

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The library has always had to depend heavily on gifts, primarily from the Friends of the Library and the Dell Foundation, to provide the hardware for our public access computers. Recently, completely unsolicited and to our great surprise, the Dell Foundation made us an offer we couldn’t refuse—as many flat-screen,

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Library users frequently ask whether the library sponsors any book clubs. Up till now, the answer has been no, but Adult Services Librarian Richard Groves is having a get together on August 5 to explore the idea with like-minded people. If you think you’d like to be part of a

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Have you noticed the “You Asked…We Responded” section on the large bulletin board in the lobby near the checkout desk? You’ll find posted here the responses of the director or other staff persons to comments that are left in the Suggestion Box. And, in case you’ve missed the Suggestion Box,

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In May we inaugurated the Welcome Desk—that movable desk that presently is located next to the checkout queue area. Its primary purpose was to make a friendly staff member easily accessible to anyone who comes through the entrance and is uncertain about where to go to find a specific resource,

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Inspired by National Public Radio’s StoryCorps program, Eric Lashley, director of the Georgetown Public Library, began thinking more than six months ago about how the library might take the lead in creating and storing oral histories from Georgetown’s residents. The difficult question, though, was where to begin such a major

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Chess players of all ages and skill levels are invited to attend the initial meeting of what is expected to become a chess club that will meet regularly at the library. Herb Baumann is leading this effort. He envisions regular meetings to learn, play, and improve your skills along with

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