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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Join the Challenge Today!

The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library is excited to unveil a new program this fall, which aims to set young children on the path to success, one book at a time. Families are invited to join the ‘1,000 Books Before Kindergarten’ program starting Thursday, September 1, 2016. This program is a nationwide challenge that encourages parents and caregivers to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just one book a night, families can reach the 1,000 book goal in three years and provide their children essential early literacy skills. For more information, call the Reference Desk at (830) 258-1274.

Kerr Regional History Center Closure
July - January 2017

The Kerr Regional History Center is closed for Phase II of the Kerr Regional History Center Renovation Project. Genealogical research assistance will still be available at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library Reference Desk during this time. Ancestry.com, Newspaper Archive, and other databases may be accessed at the Library on the public computers and the WI-FI network.

The Brown Bag Book Club
Next meeting: December 8th at Noon

The Brown Bag Book Club is an "open" club, allowing those interested to attend as often as they choose. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch as they gather to discuss the month’s book selection. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at Noon in the Library’s Conference Room.
At the December meeting the group will discuss March by Geraldine Brooks. The full schedule may be found here. Patrons may place a request for the book in person, by phone at (830) 258-1274, or on the library website at http://libraryweb.kerrvilletx.gov.

Santa Claus is Coming to the Library
December 13th at 4 p.m.

The Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library is excited to announce that Santa Claus will visit the Library, located at 505 Water Street, on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. This free event for all ages will be held in the Meeting Room and will include cookies, milk, crafts and coloring. Don’t forget to bring a camera! For additional information, contact the Library Reference Desk in person or by phone at (830) 258-1274.

Creative Relaxation: Adult Coloring Group
Next meeting: December 15th at 6 p.m.

Coloring is not just for kids these days! Join us for a relaxing evening of coloring and conversation on the third Thursday of each month. This program is designed for adults, ages 18 and up. All supplies are provided, just bring your creativity!

Celebrate the Season with Gingerbread House Decorating
December 17th at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season by savoring some sweet family bonding time at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library’s 3rd Annual Gingerbread House Decorating event on Saturday, December 17, 2016. The first session will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the second session will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the library meeting room.

Registration will begin Monday, December 12th, and can be completed in person at the Library Reference Desk or over the phone by calling (830) 258-1274. The last day to register is Friday, December 16th. Be sure to register early because space at this scrumptious event is limited!

Lego Club
Next meeting: January 4th at 4:30 p.m.

Join us for a fun hour of building! Children ages 4 and up are welcome to participate and registration is not required. Parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their cameras, as the Lego creations will remain at the Library.

Social Crafting Group
Next meeting: January 13th at 4 p.m.

Working on crafts at home but would love to craft with a group? Come out for our Social Crafters group. Come share ideas, show off your projects and get inspired. The group will meet in the Library Meeting Room, located on the first floor. Registration is not required.

Friends of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library Book Store
Wednesdays 1 - 3 p.m. and Second Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit the Friends on Wednesday afternoons and on the second Saturday of each month in their Book Store.  The Friends have a wide selection of gently used books, movies, and audiobooks to choose from. Proceeds from the sale support the Summer Reading Program, Large Print collection, and Audiobook collection.

The price list may be found on the Friend's page here.

City of Kerrville
701 Main Street
Kerrville, TX 78028