If you have looked at our website and social media outlets you have seen a growing number of programs for all ages at our library. We have been bringing quality children’s programs to our patrons for many years but want to expand programming for adults and to accomplish that goal we now have Zoe May as our new adult programming librarian. Zoe has been percolating ideas with staff and patrons to find programs that that are useful, educational, and just plain fun to our patrons and community.
Zoe worked for IBM in Austin for many years as well as living in Wyoming where she loved the scenery and adapted to an environment that sometimes went to 20 below zero. She is glad to be back in Texas and is excited by this opportunity to bring innovative ideas and programs to our library.
This summer some, but not all, of our adult programming will be musically themed to coincide with our Summer Reading Club theme “Libraries Rock. “ This fits perfectly with Zoe’s degree from the University of Texas in music history before earning her degree in library science from the same school. One of her adult programs will be about classical music which will include a TED talk on the same subject. Zoe plans to show a couple of documentary films one of which will be about the making of the musical West Side Story as well as a film about the great composer Mozart. The library will be showing the movie West Side Story on June 23rd as well as Oklahoma on June 9th.
While we are bringing musical programming to the library many in our community are not aware that our library has a music lab that is free to use with a library card. In our music lab we have keyboards, acoustic electric and bass guitars along with an electric drum set. You can check the room out for an hour at a time and work on improving your skills at your own pace. And don’t let age dissuade you from using the music lab. The young, not so young, and all ages in between have been using and enjoying the room over the months we have had it and with the doors closed there is enough privacy to let your inner musician out.
Zoe, along with other library staff, will be bringing adult programming over the next few months outside of our music theme for the summer. There will be programs on real estate, knitting, making fairy gardens and a craft class. Look at the calendar on our website or grab a calendar as you come in the door at the front desk. These are just some of the examples of the variety of classes and events we will be hosting at the library over the coming months. We are of course open to any suggestions for future classes you may have and welcome ideas to make our classes both fun and educational. We hope to see you at one of our classes soon!