Sunday, July 29, 2007

Weekly Storytimes

Lap Sit
Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who are not yet walking. Ten minutes of songs, rhymes and games designed for infants sitting in a parent’s lap, then free play.

Mother Goose
Wednesdays , 10:00 am – 10:30 am
For babies who have started walking. Ten minutes based on nursery rhymes and other pre-literacy skills, designed for babies who can walk without help, then free play.

Toddler Time
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10:45 am – 11:05 am
Recommended for 2 to 3 year olds. A different story each week.

PreSchool Storytime
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 11:30 am – Noon
Recommended for 3 to 5 year olds. Different stories each week.

Summer Reading Club Events This Week!

Monday, July 30th
2 pm
Make-and-Take Crafts: Bug Theme

Tuesday, July 31st
2 pm
Jungle Jim Animals & Insects

Thursday, August 2nd
Bluebonnet Reading: Roxie and the Hooligans, Part 2

New Titles this Week!

Check out the new books arriving this week! To place a hold on any book, please call us at 817-748-8243.

Up Close and Personal by Fern Michaels

The Windsors have been living on the Windsor Hill estate in South Carolina for centuries. Now, on the anniversary of her daughter Emily's death, Sarabess Windsor fears she may be the last to carry the family name unless she can find her other daughter, Trinity, the child she gave up for adoption. Enlisting the help of attorney Rifkin Forrest, and his son, Jake, they search for the young woman.

In at the Death by Harry Turtledove
After launching World War II, the Confederate States of America now faces the reality of defeat, as the forces of the United States of America and its German allies begin the final push to end the war. Knowing there is little hope of winning a conventional war, Confederate President Jake Featherston must now decide if he should use the uranium bomb.

Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter
After the charred remains of a woman are found in Grant County, Ga., everyone's shocked when Detective Lena Adams is charged with homicide. But, this is no simple case of murder as Sara Linton, Grant County's resident medical examiner, and her police chief husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, are about to discover.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Movies in the Park!
Friday, July the 27th
9:15 pm
Curious George

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Summer Reading Club Events This Week!

Monday, July 23rd
2 pm
Make-and-Take Crafts: Music Theme

Tuesday, July 24th
2 pm
Rythmweb Drum Guys

Thursday, June 28
Bluebonnet Reading: Roxie and the Hooligans, Part 1

New Titles this Week!

Check out the new books arriving this week! To place a hold request, please call 817.748.8243.

Secret Servant by Dainel Silva

Silva stalwart Gabriel Allon is back, investigating the murder of terrorism analyst Ephraim Rosner by a Muslim immigrant in Amsterdam. The plot thickens with the kidnapping of the U.S. ambassador's daughter in London.

Justice Denied by J.A. Jance

Detective J. P. Beaumont's new assignment seems like a slam-dunk. He's been asked to look into a predictable street homicide. But the more Beaumont probes, the more he becomes convinced that it's a professional hit.

First Commandment by Brad Thor

A master assassin. A vendetta years in the making. And a counterterrorism operative who will risk everything - even treason - to keep the people he loves alive.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Harry Potter Celebration!

Harry Potter Party!
7 pm
Southlake Barnes & Noble

Celebrate side by side with all the other Potter enthusiasts while waiting for the arrival of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ! Starting at 7 p.m., the Barnes & Noble in the Southlake Town Square will be hosting a Harry Potter party. Events include games, photos with Harry, sorting hat greeters, caricatures and more! Books go on sale at 12:01 am. Call 817-442- 0207 for more details.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

At exactly one minute past midnight, bookstores across the country, and, indeed, across the world, will fling their doors open to sell the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This is the seventh and final installment in the wildly popular Harry Potter series, and one in which the author, J.K. Rowling, has promised that "Harry’s story comes to a definite end."

Over 12 million copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows have been printed. Fans eagerly await for answers of questions that have been building since the 1997 release of the first book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. We all want to know - will Harry defeat Voldemort? And can Harry survive?

Perhaps an even bigger question is whether this is truly the end for Harry Potter. Have we really seen the last of Harry, Hermoine, Ron, and all of our other Hogwarts favorites? J.K. Rowling hesitates to close the door on this world of wizardry. “Because the world is so big, there would be room to do other stuff,” Rowling says carefully. “I am not planning to do that, but I’m not going to say I’m never going to do it.”

And although some may not find this answer quite satisfactory, it does give us faithful readers a tiny glimmer of hope that we may be witness to Harry's world once more.

Reserve your copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the library today! Call us at 817-748-8243.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Movies in the Park!
Friday, July the 20th
9:15 pm
Babe: The Gallant Pig

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Summer Reading Club Events This Week!

Monday, July 16
2 pm
Make-and Take Crafts: Bee Theme

Tuesday, July 17th
2 pm
T'Lee's Bees on Tour

Thursday, July 19th
2 pm
Bluebonnet Reading: The Blue Ghost

New Titles this Week!

Check out the new books arriving this week! To place a hold request, please call 817.748.8243.

Devil's Labyrinth by John Saul

Troubled by the loss of his father, teenaged Ryan is supposed to get help by switching to St. Ignatius Catholic School. But what could be less helpful than a charismatic priest, famed as an exorcist, who seems to have dark intentions of his own?

What Matters Most by Luanne Rice

Never mind that Bernadette Sullivan and Tom Kelly, first seen in last year's Sandcastles, are passionately in love. Bernadette has followed the call and withdrawn to a cloister. Then the two are compelled to seek out the son they gave up for adoption.

Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell

Ismay is haunted by what she saw the night she opened the bathroom door 12 years ago. Her stepfather was floating in the tub with her sister standing nearby in a wet dress, and her mother screaming. Still all these years later, she wasn't sure what had happened.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Masterworks Music Series

Location: Rustin Pavilion at Southlake Town Square
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30

Bring your blanket and lawn chairs and a enjoy a relaxing evening listening to some eclectic music! No alcoholic beverages or glass containers are allowed. Every Saturday Night!

July 14th: Southlake Band

July 21st: Zach King

July 28th: Fingerprints

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Movies in the Park!
Friday, July the 13th
9:15 pm

M o n s t e r
H o u s e

Monday, July 09, 2007

New Titles this Week!

Check out the new books arriving this week! To place a hold request, please call 817.748.8243

High Noon
by Nora Roberts

Phoebe MacNamara is the top hostage negotiator on the Savannah police force, but she has yet to deal with the guy who assaulted her at her precinct house and is now leaving nasty notes at her door.

Killer Weekend
by Ridley Pearson

Poor Walt Fleming. As county sheriff, he's sweating over the death threat Attorney General Elizabeth Shaler receives after landing in Sun Valley to announce her presidential candidacy.

Something More
by Janet Dailey

From New York Times bestselling author Janet Dailey comes a captivating story of a man who's given up, a woman who won't let go, and a race to find a treasure that could bring them wealth and so much more.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Monday, July 9
2 pm
Make-and Take Crafts: Tortoise & Hare Theme

Tuesday, July 10th
2 pm
Storytime Theater: The Tortoise & the Hare

Thursday, July 12th
2 pm & 6pm
Bluebonnet Reading: On the Road

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Author of the Month

Beatrix Potter
born on July 28, 1866

Writer and illustrator of books for children, born in London, UK. A repressed and lonely child, she grew up longing for the country and animals. She taught herself to draw and paint, and her famous characters started as sketches of pet animals dressed as human beings, along with letters to amuse the sick son of her former governess, which she privately published as The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1900) and The Tailor of Gloucester (1902). A publisher reprinted them, and she became the outstanding writer and artist of picture-story books of her time, widely translated and reprinted. Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Benjamin Bunny, and her other creations have become classics of children's literature. In 1913 she married William Heelis, stopped writing, and spent the rest of her life raising Herdwick sheep. The Journal of Beatrix Potter, written in code, was transcribed by Leslie Linder (1966).

Check out her books at the library! Most of these titles can be found under the call number E POT. Call 817-748-8243 to place a hold on a title or for further assistance.
Coming Soon! A movie based on the life of Beatrix Potter, played by Renee Zellweger, is titled Ms. Potter. Look for it in the library!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Summer Reading Club Events This Week!

Tuesday, July 2
2 pm
Miss Elizabeth & Miss Ann tell stories

July 5th
2 pm
Bluebonnet Reading: The Greatest Skating Race

Friday, July 6th
2 pm
Movie Day!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

New Titles This Week!

Check out these new books arriving this week. To place a hold on any title, call 817-748-8243.

The Quickie

To further complicate matters, she had to take on a job that threatened everything she stood for and was paralyzed by a secret that could tear her life apart. With her marriage and job on the line, she was determined to save them both.

Judas Strain
As a worldwide pandemic grows, the members of Sigma Force must piece together a mystery that goes back centuries yet presents a modern-day threat. They're not happy about it, but it seems their only chance for success is by turning to a diabolical foe that thwarted them in the past.

Shoe Addicts Anonymous
Every Tuesday night is special for four very different women with the same shoe size that have a mutual addiction: shoes. As a result, they meet weekly to trade shoes, and in the process, form friendships that will help each triumph over everything from secret pasts, to blackmail, to bankruptcy, to dating.