Author Night, Volunteer Meeting and more!

Meet Emily March

Come listen to best selling author Emily March speak about fiction writing and publishing followed by a Q and A session with the audience!

She is the author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a “master of delightful banter,” and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romance Writers of America.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapeño relish has made her a tailgating legend.
http://www.emilymarch.com/

1st Quarterly Volunteer Meeting

Please join us Thursday, March 31st, at 7pm for the first in our quarterly Volunteer Meetings! We love our volunteers and we want everyone to feel involved and up to date on what is happening with the library. Whether you are a current volunteer or someone who may be interested in volunteering in the future, please join us.

We will have pizza, beverages (water or soda), updates on the previous year, exciting news for the upcoming months, and–of course–fun games to follow. If you bring a side dish or dessert to share, that would be fantastic, but is in no way required.

All current volunteers who attend will get a FREE library t-shirt! Anyone who isn’t a volunteer yet who fills out an application and attends training within one month of the meeting also gets a free t-shirt! And you all know we have some cool shirts!

For more information, please see our event page:  Quarterly Volunteer Meeting

 

Movie Night

Our movie night this month is Saturday, March 26th at 7 pm.  For more information, please check out event page: Movie Night

Dungeons and Dragons

Do you love to role play?  Are you looking to join a new group and make new friends?   Come hang out with us at the library on March 28th at 6:30.  Role Playing Event

 

An Evening With Barbara Taylor Sissel

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Join us for an engaging evening with Barbara Taylor Sissel, Author as she debuts her newest book release this August: Crooked Little Lies! Barbara Taylor Sissel writes issue oriented fiction threaded with elements of suspense and defined by a particular emphasis on how crime affects family. She is the author of five other novels: THE LAST INNOCENT HOUR, THE NINTH STEP, THE VOLUNTEER, EVIDENCE OF LIFE, and SAFE KEEPING.

Can’t wait for the book to hit the shelves in the next few weeks? Chosen as a Kindle First Pick, Amazon Prime members can enjoy the early release of Crooked Little Lies on Kindle for FREE at: http://www.amazon.com/Crooked-Little-Barbara-Taylor-Sissel-ebook/dp/B00TJ4XMJO

Want a chance to be entered in a raffle for one of three gift baskets? Bring a new or gently used book to be donated to the Library. The library really needs good YA, children’s, Spanish literature, and Sci fi/Fantasy to add to their shelves! Each basket will have copies of Crooked Little Lies and two other novels, Amazon gift cards, and goods and services donated by Sugar Streak and LillyBelle Therapies!

About the Author:

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Barbara was raised in various locations across the Midwest and once lived on the grounds of a first offender prison facility, where her husband was a deputy warden. The experience–interacting with the inmates, their families, and the people who worked with them–made a profound impression and provided her with a unique insight into the circumstances of the crimes that were committed and the often surprising ways the justice system moved to deal with them.

An avid gardener, Barbara has two sons and lives on a farm in the Texas Hill Country, outside Austin.

Meet Peter Szok

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Join us for this month’s Author’s Night! We are honored to host a local Ryan Place author Peter Szok as he talks about his book Restuatantes, Rumbas y Mas: A Gringo’s Guide to Latino Fort Worth.

From the TCU Press: “Taking us well off the beaten path, Peter Szok guides readers on a cultural journey through Latino Fort Worth that will make your stomach—and heart—hunger for more. Szok sets the stage for Fort Worth as more than just cowboys and cattle. With mouthwatering descriptions, Szok highlights the best Latino restaurants with foods like barbacoa, birria, and elote. For the dancers, Szok highlights the best dance spots while offering insight into Latino clothing traditions like the pointy boots (botas picudas) in style throughout dance halls like Escapada 2001 and OK Corral, where they play norteño, banda, cumbia, and other Latino music. And for a taste of Latino history, Szok highlights churches, barber shops, botanicas,and more. With so much to explore, the Gringo’s Guide will make any reader fall in love with Fort Worth. PETER SZOK is a graduate of Tulane University, where he received a PhD in modern Latin American history and specialized in ethnicity, nationalism, and popular culture. Dr. Szok is an associate professor of history at Texas Christian University, where he teaches classes on Afro-Latin American history, indigenous movements, and Central America.”

For another look at Dr. Szok’s book, check out the write up in Fort Worth Weekly.

This book is available to purchase from the TCU Press and Amazon.