ctober classes and events
Every Tuesday at 11 a.m.: Preschoolers and homeschoolers gather for stories, music, art, science, and more. All are welcome.
Thursday, Oct. 5 at noon: Power Up Your Library Experience with our learn at lunch program at noon. Find out about our electronic resources, including how to set up a library account on our online catalog, and set your preferences for notifications; subscribe to alerts to let you know when the library has a new book by your favorite authors; and how to request new materials and interlibrary loans -- all from home or wherever you have an internet connection.
Friday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.: Join us for a screening of the new documentary film, "Buena Vista Social Club: Adios." Against the backdrop of Cuba's captivating musical history, hear the band's story as they reflect on their remarkable careers and the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together.
Wednesday, Oct. 11 at noon: The nonfiction book club, Talk Dewey to Me, will discuss "The Invention of Air" about Benjamin Franklin protege Joseph Priestly. All are welcome, and you don't have to have read the book to join the discussion. Brown bag lunches welcome. November's title (Nov. 8) will be "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon" by Fort Davis resident Lonn Taylor.
Thursday, Oct. 12:
-- Noon: Fonda Ghiardi, conservator of artistic and historic works, continues her series of talks about conserving your collections. Noon.
-- 2-4 p.m. Davis Mountains Button Club meeting. All are welcome to learn about this interesting subject.
-- 6 p.m. Poetry reading by Josie Mixon. See article above for details.
Friday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m.: Screening of hit movie "Wonder Woman." (2017, PG-13) Free popcorn!
Monday, Oct. 16 at noon: TEDxJDCL is a program with two or three short TED Talks, followed by discussion led by volunteer Kathy Hurst. After the program in September about collaboration, the group was inspired to advocate for people with disabilities.
Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m.: Big Bend Photo Club meeting. All are welcome; no dues.
Wednesday, Oct. 18 at noon: Award-winning artist Sonya Appel will teach a hands-on quilling workshop (see photo of hummingbird art above, at right). Quilling, also called paper filigree, is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs. Limited number of tools and supplies; please RSVP to guarantee your seat: (432) 426-3802 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
Thursday, Oct. 19 at noon: Stamp-a-thon with Elaine Harmon and friends. Join us for a hands-on fall cardmaking, paper arts, and stamping extravaganza! All supplies provided.
Friday, Oct. 20 at noon: The Cooking Club will meet and swap extra spices for fall baking and cooking. (A couple of members ordered a pound instead of an ounce of spices, so come benefit from their mistakes!) Stop by and try something new (za'atar) or stock up on an old favorite (cinnamon). Bring small plastic baggies. All are welcome.
Monday, Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m.: A Davis Mountains State Park ranger and volunteer will present a family program about Fort Davis Turtles for kids 5 and older and their parents! (See flyer above, at left, for details.) Ranger talk on local turtles; kid-friendly craft time making a turtle out of pine needles; and storytime. Class is limited to the first 15 participants, so please RSVP to email@example.com.
Wednesday, Oct. 25 at noon: Join local writer Barney Nelson, who has a special interest in genealogy, as she teaches you how to make and publish a family history book. Instead of dividing up treasured photos, make a book for each family member. She will have samples to display.
Thursday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m.: Free screening of a classic horror movie, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, and Lana Turner. The 1941 release is rated G. Free popcorn.
Saturday, Oct. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Creepy Crawlies (Critters you are scared of but probably shouldn't be!) Stop by and see live snakes (native and exotic), tarantulas, lizards, rats, scorpions and more. Learn about these animals and their roles in our ecosystems. All ages can learn something from this event and have some fun at the same time. (Critters will be in cages to ensure safety of all.)
Monday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.: Teach or learn a craft, or just enjoy working on a project at our open-ended sit & stich time. All crafters welcomed. You are welcome to bring snack and/or beverage (lidded cups only, please).