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Spring STEM
Join us for all of the scienc-y fun you and your child can handle this spring. Beginning March 25th ( and continuing on the last Monday of each month) at 4pm, we will wow you with our STEM-ness.  These events are free and open to kids and parents.

Spring Adult Programs
Moms and Dads join us for adult programs, More details (dates, times, and all that jazz) on the Upcoming Events Page..

Summer Reading
Summer Reading is on Friday this year!  Join us for fun, games, and shenanigans to keep the summer blahs at bay this summer.  

Kids Cafe
We're feeding the prairie! Well, at least, the kids of the prairie.  Kids can get a free daily meal starting in July at the Community Center form 11-1pm.

Summer STEM
Twice the STEM!  If you thought one STEM event per month was good, you'll love TWO!  We will be having 2 STEM events per month all summer long.  But, remember guys, these events are at 1:30!



What Should You Read Next?

Have you read EVERYTHING from your favorite author?  Stumped about what to read next?  Check out these sites that recommend authors based on which authors you already like to read!
Library Thing
LibraryThing is a powerful online book-cataloging tool. Non-members can browse the lists and suggestions but in order to take advantage of the massive catalog of millions of books and the tastes of their owners you should really sign up and enter in some of your favorites to build a personal virtual library.
GoodReads
GoodReads is a book lover's site with great features like interviews  with authors, book trivia, book swap events, and more. Most notable however are the lists. We're not talking lists of questionable quality by one person, we're talking lists compiled with the inputs of thousands and thousands of users.
http://www.literature-map.com/
Tourist Map of Literature is an AI (Artificial Intelligence) interface that visually shows users how similar the style of a writer is to the styles of other writers.  Powered by gnod.org, Tourist map of Literatures is an on-going process that changes with the information that is added by users 


TCL Public Calendar


Three Cheers for SHECO!
TCL would like to thank Sam Houston Electric Co-Op for buying us new computers!

Left to Right: 
TCL Library Director, Ruth Stetson; SHECO Board Secretary Kathrine Hardin; SHECO Communications Specialist Rachel Frey; SHECO Chief Communications Officer Keith Stapleton: SHECO Charitable Foundation Board Member Shirley Crump: TCL Librarian, Kasey Fuller

As you know, if you have used our facilities lately, our computers are out of date.  This summer, SHECO awarded us a grant to purchase three new machines!  As part of Operation Round Up, SHECO awards grants to non-profits in their coverage area with funds collected from participating members.  

What is Operation Roundup?
SHECO members can choose to "Round Up" their electric bill each month and the proceeds are used for community improvement grants in the counties served by SHECO.

How Can I Participate?
Visit SHECO's Operation Round Up page and opt in!


Have you picked up your new library card?

As of February 1, 2018, we have a new automated catalog - and that means you need a new library card!

Your new card enables you to access our catalog to place holds, renew books, and give us feedback on how we are doing.  

Download our library card application here, and check out our catalog!