The Friends of the Georgetown Public Library’s Hill Country Authors Series:The Hill Country Authors Series will feature Air National Guard major MJ Hegar on at the library. She is author of Shoot Like a Girl and we will be discussing her novel at the event. Please help us publicize this fund raising event and plan to join us at the Georgetown Public Library, 402 W 8th St. The doors will open at for a delicious dessert from the Red Poppy Cafe, with the talk beginning at Tickets will be available for $15 beginning at Second-Hand Prose bookstore on the second floor of the library and online at www.folgeorgetown.org/calen
Friday, January 28, 2011
Not just Hard Times; I bet Dickens would have said Desperate Times
Naturally, as a librarian I have cause to form opinions about such things. However, I'm also a budget-minded taxpayer who thinks that promoting literacy and sharing materials are core expectations--not to mention practical ways to maximize our resources and help make Texas a desirable place to live. As the economy has worsened, the library has seen steadily increasing traffic as citizens seek ways to sharpen their skills, acquire new employment, and save money; funds for the databases they use for these purposes would also be slashed.
I checked out the txla link in Claudia's message and was happy to find that, as you scroll down the page, you can access a convenient tool to find your legislators' names and addresses--along with suggested text to use. From what I'm hearing, constant and vocal support from citizens will be needed for the next several weeks. Also, the upcoming Legislative Day on February 16 is a vital opportunity fto demonstrate your advocacy for libraries: www.txla.org/legislative-day.
Since financial support at all levels is a concern in these economic times, here's link to Round Rock's mayor and city council, with email access: www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=200. Our brand-new City Manager, Steve Norwood, doesn't have a link on the City page yet; his email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a totally different--and cheerier note--I think our upcoming discussion title, The Help, is a winner!