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Meet Your Atascocita Staff: Sara

Sara wraps up our year of meeting your Atascocita Branch staff.  I hope you all have enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about the people who work here at the library.  Maybe you've found someone who shares your interest in travel, mysteries, or crafts!

Name: Sara
Title: Adult Services Librarian
Time working at branch: Eight exciting years: five as a library technician and three as a librarian.

Meet Your Atascocita Staff: Alicia

Name:  Alicia
Title:  Library Technician
Time working at branch:  4 months

Meet Your Atascocita Staff: Gloria

Name: Gloria
Title: Library Technician
Time working at branch:  An entire decade of my life

1. I’m a guru of nonfiction – travel.  Hawaii or bust!

2. On my own time, I enjoy getting out of town!  Traveling is a passion of mine.  I look forward to taking my children to Europe in the (hopefully) near future.  In the meantime, I enjoy bowling and  going to the movies.  I even own a personal Elvis themed bowling ball; however, I’m not as good at bowling as one would think.

3. One thing most people would not realize I had done was as a teen, I used to go fishing frequently.  My father and I took off on a 12 hour deep sea fishing trip the night of my high school graduation.  I was happy to bring home a celebratory  red snapper!

Coming Soon: Registration required for Tales for Tots

Due to the outstanding popularity of our Tales for Tots programs (Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10 am), we are moving to a registration format starting with the September 30 Tales for Tots.  Registration opens one week prior to the session.  Registration is weekly. 

Registration happens online through the Events Calendar.  These programs are anticipated to fill up quickly.  Space is limited. While you may bring non-participating siblings to the group, Ms. Dawn will only be preparing enough supplies for those who are registered and meet the group’s intended age (2 and 3 year olds).

The Cinder Spires: Aeronaut's Windlass

Jim Butcher is well known for his captivating series, whether with a film noir, magical detective style such as the Dresden Files or the Roman era in another time and place through the Codex Alera series. Butcher takes familiar SF tropes and tweaks those creating wonderful new adventures. He has done so again with the first in The Cinder Spires series, The Aeronaut's Windlass.

Meet Your Atascocita Staff: Kimberly

Name: Kimberly 
Title: Circulation Assistant
Time working at branch: 1 year, 6 months, and 29 days at the time of this writing.

I’m not sure I am a guru of any one genre. I am open to reading anything except science fiction and paperback romance novels.  Right now, I mostly read what my professors tell me to read.  When I do get the chance to read what I want, it is whatever is available on Hoopla or Overdrive. I prefer to listen to my books rather than to sit down and read them. I think this is because I spend so much time reading my class textbooks that I get tired of sitting.

SF Books People Claim to have Read

Today, io9 wrote a blog about "10 Books you Pretend to Have Read." Looking over the list, I realized that, while I've not pretended to read books that I have not actually read, there were several books out there I do need to read.  Lists like this are a good way to grasp the history of the genre, see what has changed, and what ideas we are still exploring.

Meet Your Atascocita Staff: Dawn

Name: Dawn
Title: Children's Librarian
Time working at branch: 2 years

1. I enjoy reading children's fiction. My favorite author is Suzanne Collins who wrote the wonderful series, The Underland Chronicles.
2. My favorite library projects are creating and writing puppet plays!
3. One thing most people would not realize is I'm a former State Law Enforcement Officer - Felony Probation and Parole division.

Meet Your Atascocita Staff: Christine

Name: Christine
Title: Children's Assistant
Time working at branch: 13 years.

Lunch 'n' Lit Book Club: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Atascocita's book club, Lunch 'n' Lit, will meet Thursday, June 11, at 1 PM to discuss The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce.  Join us!

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