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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Registration begins September 1st

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 - November 2016

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.

"How to Write a Murder Mystery"
October 22nd at 2 p.m.

Author G. R. Williamson will present a one hour, true “nuts and bolts” look, at how a murder mystery is written in our Library Meeting Room. Those attending the free presentation will learn methods used in writing a mystery novel and will cover topics such as selecting a publisher, setting the novel’s tone, and character and plot development. Mr. Williamson has written several books and many articles on Texas history in addition to several western motion picture screenplays. His latest novel, the Corpus Christi set mystery “T-Head Dead,” was released in March.

Lego Club
Next meeting: November 2nd 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: November 8th 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: November 10th 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 November meeting the group will discuss The Round House by Louise Erdrich. 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.

Creative Relaxation: Adult Coloring Group
Next meeting: October 20th at 6 PM

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!

Friends of the Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library Book Store
Wednesdays 1 - 3 PM and Second Saturdays 10 AM - 4 PM

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