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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.

Kids' Night Out!
May 17th @5:30pm-10pm
3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, join us for a mini lock-in! We will be hosting this event at the Tarkington Intermediate Gym.  There will be crafts, games, snacks, and prizes!  Kids should wear comfortable clothes (no short shorts or tank tops please), and shoes.  Registration is $30 per child (and $25 for each additional child from the same household).   Get your registration form HERE. Save $5 if you register before May 10th!

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.  Check out our Summer Reading Schedule on the Upcoming Events Page!

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
You can't handle the STEM!  If you thought one STEM event per month was good, you'll love one every Monday!  We will be having 4 STEM events per month all summer long.  But, remember guys,check the event times on Face Book!

Did you Hear?
TCL was selected by the J. Frank Dobie Award!

When famed Texas author and folklorist J. Frank Dobie passed away in 1964, he left the majority of his estate to create the J. Frank Dobie Library Trust for the purpose of assisting small Texas libraries in purchasing books. 

This year, TCL was one of five Texas libraries selected for this grant

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 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.
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 

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Light it up BOOK!
Our Autism Awareness Day was lit!

Autism Awareness Day 2019

April is Autism Awareness Month and we celebrated by inviting students from Tarkington ISD to participate in Autism Awareness Day at TCL.  Students were able to talk to first res ponders and gain valuable insight to what will happen if they ever have to call 9-1-1.  

Thanks to everyone who joined us, and SPECIAL thanks to our guest speakers: Sheriff Bobby Rader, Constable David Hunter, Deputy Constable Laci, and Dispatcher Tiffany Hall

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!