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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.

Winter Movie Screenings
January 14th at 2 p.m.
January 26th at 4:30 p.m.

Beat the winter blues this January with movie afternoons at the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library. We will be screening 2 classic war movies in the Library Conference Room starring such films greats as John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Henry Fonda, and Jack Lemmon. After the movie, stick around for a lively discussion of the film and genre. This event is free and open to the public. For title information please contact the Reference Desk at (830) 258-1274.

Explore Your World with the S.T.R.E.A.M Club
Next meeting: January 25th at 4:30 p.m.

All school age children ages 7 and above welcome to attend the S.T.R.E.A.M club, where our focus will be on Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math. Join us for a short discussion followed by a fun hands on experiment. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the Meeting Room. In January, we will be building bridges. Contact Vanessa Skowbo, Youth Services Librarian, for more information at (830) 258-1267.

The Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover
January 28th at 4:00 p.m.
Parents and children are invited to bring a stuffed animal or doll to our third Great Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Saturday, January 28th. Stuffed animals may be dropped off between 10 AM and 5:30 PM, but everyone is invited to a special Story Time which will be held from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. We will enjoy a story, coloring, and balloons. Pajamas are welcome! After our lively evening, we will tuck the animals and dolls into bed and say good night. Children may return the next day between 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. to pick up their stuffed animal and discover the fun and mischief the stuffed animals had all night long. Sorry kids and parents - only stuffed animals will spend the night!

Lego Club
Next meeting: February 1st 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: February 7th 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.

The Brown Bag Book Club
Next meeting: February 9th 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 February meeting the group will discuss The Secret Chord 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.

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