December is a busy time for Tye Preston Memorial Library patrons and staff

News from TPML

  • Annual Christmas P.J. party with Tim Tingle and Doc Moore, Thursday, December 9, at 6 p.m. at the library meeting room. Kids, put on your jammies and get your favorite blanket or teddy and gather up the family and come the library for hot cocoa, great stories and lotsa fun.
  • Tye Preston Memorial Library has been nominated for the "Best Small or Rural Library in America" Award. This is an award presented annually by the Library Journal to a library best meeting the award criteria and serving an area having a population of 25,000 or less. The award is cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
    • Lunch and Learn with Carol Wilhelm Wednesday Dec. 15 in the library meeting room noon to 1 p.m.  Carol is a Tye Preston Memorial Library Volunteer, president of the Friends of Tye Preston Library and an accomplished artist and for this Lunch and Learn she will present a fun program of cookie decorating. Bring your lunch and munch while you learn. Coffee and tea provided.
  • Volunteer of the Month. Congratulations to Tye Preston Memorial Library's Volunteer for the Month of December Sheri Costello. "Sheri faithfully works Thursday nights and she is one of the most diligent and helpful volunteers we have," says library director Ronnie Nagy.
    • Coffee with the Author, Saturday, Dec. 4, at the library meeting room.  This month featuring Joan Hall and Stacey Hasbrook, authors of "Grand Old Texas Theaters."  This is a wonderful book about vintage Texas theaters. Refreshments will be provided by Books and Java and by Mrs. Bush's Pie Company.
  • Friends of Tye Preston Memorial Library meet in the library meeting room at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22.
    • Storytime for preschoolers every Wednesday, at 10 a. m. with Tiffany Cargile. Tiffany makes a story come alive.

    Come check out some of these new arrivals:

    Large print: "Trace" by Patricia Cornwell; "Kill The Messenger " by Tami Hoag; "Are You Afraid Of The Dark? " by Sidney Sheldon.

    Fiction: "The Christmas Thief" by Mary and Carol Higgins Clark; "The Rottweiler : A Novel" by Ruth Rendell; "London Bridges" by James Patterson.

    DVDs: "Elf;" "Open Range;" "Day After Tomorrow;" "Secret Window."

    Non-fiction: "Boots On The Ground: A Month With The 82nd Airborne In The Battle For Iraq" by Karl Zinsmeister; "Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy And Childbirth by Jenny McCarthy; "I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus: The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide" by Ann Hodgman.


    Tye Preston Memorial Library's Quote of the Month:

    "Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is." -- Elbert Hubbard.


    Holiday hours. The library will be closed Friday, Dec. 24, and Saturday, Dec. 25. We will close 2 p. m. Friday, Dec. 31 and we will be closed all day Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005.


    Tye Preston Memorial Library is located at 1321 FM 2673 in Sattler, Texas. Phone (830) 964-3744; Open Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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