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Trade Sketches with Sketch Swap

man at computer line drawing

Sketch Swap is a fabulous website where you draw or sketch online, click submit, and instantly receive a realtime sketch in return.  The website approves every sketch submitted before it's sent out to others, and does not accept any drawing that wouldn't be appropriate for children, so kids and adults can both enjoy the website.

Library Winter Break Hours

holiday season

Winter Hours at the Library

  • December 20-23, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • December 24-26, Friday - Sunday, Closed for Winter Holidays
  • December 27-30, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • December 31-January 2, Friday - Sunday, Closed for New Year's Day
  • January 3, Monday, Regular Hours Resume 

 

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Pale Blue Dot

Few words are needed for this video, it's just a great reminder that we're all in this together.  Carl Sagan commissioned the "Pale Blue Dot" photo from NASA in 1990.  Voyager 1, having just completed its primary mission and on its way out of the solar system, was turned around to photograph the Earth.  At the time, Voyager 1 was approximately 3.7 billion miles away.
 

This Week at the Library - December 13-19, 2010

this week calendar

Lots of great programs and activities this week. Here are a few highlights...

Kids
Storytimes (see website for days/times)
Thursday - Craft Time, 5pm; Game Night, 6:30pm

Adults
Tuesday - Spanish Conversation Club/Conversación en Español, 5pm; Explore Women of the World Book Club, 6pm, Computer Workshop: Intro to Computers, 7pm
Wednesday - LIFE: Chicken Soup for the Bowl, 10am; I Love a Mystery Book Club, 1pm
Friday - First Friday Book Club (ESL), 11am
Saturday - Computer Workshop: Slideshows, 10am 

Get an Email, Save a Tree

Let's face it, times are tough for just about everyone right now, and the library system is no exception. While budget cutcomputer with mailbox flags can be somewhat painful, they also provide the opportunity to change for the better.
Starting in 2011, to save money and paper, the library system will no longer print and mail paper notices for requested holds, renewals, or overdue items. You will still receive an alert as long as the library has your correct email address or telephone number listed in your library account. If you have an email address on file, that is how you will receive your notices. If not, you will get a phone message. Either way, rest assured, you will still receive library messages and you will only be contacted about li

This Week at the Library: December 6-12, 2010

Lots of great programs and activities this week. Here are a few highlights...

Amazing Images at 1x.com

birds

Shh, don't tell everyone, but here is one of my favorite websites for viewing absolutely stunning photography.  1x.com has everything from nature and landscapes to humour and abstracts.  Be sure to check out the Creative Edit section with images that have been photoshopped. 

Holiday Events & Performances

lake lighting flier

Starting today, bring the whole family to a variety of holiday programs and events at LSC-CyFair

Nov. 29 - Lighting of the Lake, 4:00-6:30pm, Amphitheatre

Dec. 3 - Holiday Concert, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Center for the Arts-Main Stage Theatre (ticket info)

Dec. 6 - String Power, 7:30pm, Center for the Arts-Main Stage Theatre (ticket info)

Dec. 8 - Project Jazz, 7:30pm, Center for the Arts-Main Stage Theatre (ticket info)

This Week at the Library: November 29 - December 3, 2010

calendar pictureLots of great programs and activities this week.  Here are a few highlights...

Time to Fall Back

clock on the word Fall

Ah, the end of Daylight Savings Time.  Well lit mornings, dark evenings.  For me this always marks the beginning of the holiday season.  I'm going to give it 72 hours before someone has holiday lights up on their house. 

Now, we officially change back to Standard Time on Sunday, November 7, at 2:00am, but I wouldn't rush to set the alarm clock or anything.  Just set your clocks back one hour Saturday evening, so everything is correct the next morning.  For example, if your clock says 10:00pm, you change it to 9:00pm.  Remember, many electronic devices may reset themselves, so check the time before changing it.

Enjoy your extra hour of sleep!

 

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