Round Rock Public Library http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/images/round_rock_logo.gif City of Round Rock http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/ http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/ Events at the City of Round Rock, Texas. en-us Math school readiness, tips, and fun games <b><i>Free back-to-school strategies with Mathnasium</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 8/30/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 2:00 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library <br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <DIV class=eventcontent><DIV class=eventcontent><DIV class=eventcontent><P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> welcomes&nbsp;<A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/redirect.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmathnasium%2Ecom%2Froundrock%2Fevents" target=_self>Mathnasium</A>&nbsp;for a series of&nbsp;afternoon&nbsp;sessions featuring games and math strategies to help kids prepare for the start of school. </P><P>Children ages 7 - 15 will benefit most from these free sessions.</P><P>Please join us in the Library's&nbsp;Gallery area&nbsp;for any or all of&nbsp;these dates:</P><UL><LI>Sunday, August 10, 2 p.m.<LI>Saturday, August 16, 2 p.m.<LI>Sunday, August 17, 2 p.m.<LI>Saturday, August 23, 2 p.m.<LI>Sunday, August 24, 2 p.m.<LI>Saturday, August 30, 2 p.m.<LI>Sunday, August 31, 2 p.m.</LI></UL></DIV></DIV></DIV> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26575 <p> Math school readiness, tips, and fun games <b><i>Free back-to-school strategies with Mathnasium</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 8/31/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 2:00 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library <br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <DIV class=eventcontent><DIV class=eventcontent><DIV class=eventcontent><P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> welcomes&nbsp;<A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/redirect.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmathnasium%2Ecom%2Froundrock%2Fevents" target=_self>Mathnasium</A>&nbsp;for a series of&nbsp;afternoon&nbsp;sessions featuring games and math strategies to help kids prepare for the start of school. </P><P>Children ages 7 - 15 will benefit most from these free sessions.</P><P>Please join us in the Library's&nbsp;Gallery area&nbsp;for any or all of&nbsp;these dates:</P><UL><LI>Sunday, August 10, 2 p.m.<LI>Saturday, August 16, 2 p.m.<LI>Sunday, August 17, 2 p.m.<LI>Saturday, August 23, 2 p.m.<LI>Sunday, August 24, 2 p.m.<LI>Saturday, August 30, 2 p.m.<LI>Sunday, August 31, 2 p.m.</LI></UL></DIV></DIV></DIV> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26580 <p> Library Closed for Labor Day <p><b>Date</b>: 9/1/2014<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> will be <STRONG>closed for&nbsp;Labor Day&nbsp;</STRONG>on <STRONG>Monday, Sept. 1, 2014.</STRONG>&nbsp;We will <STRONG>resume </STRONG>our regular hours&nbsp;at <STRONG>9 a.m.&nbsp;Tuesday,&nbsp;Sept.&nbsp;2</STRONG>.</P><P><STRONG>Fines are charged on holidays</STRONG> as well as on the days we are open. <STRONG>There are two book drops available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, </STRONG>on the&nbsp;west side of the building.</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=23889 <p> Library opens at 10 a.m. on first Tuesday of month <p><b>Date</b>: 9/2/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 10:00 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library <br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <DIV class=eventcontent><P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A>&nbsp;has an all staff meeting on&nbsp;the first Tuesday of each month. Instead of opening at 9 a.m., as usual, the library will open at 10 a.m.</P></DIV> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=23648 <p> Chinese Bilingual Storytime at the Library <b><i>Storytime for children 3-6</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/2/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 10:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library <br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <DIV class=eventcontent><P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> presents Chinese&nbsp;<A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=1398" target=_self>Bilingual Storytime</A> the first&nbsp;Tuesday of each month&nbsp;at 10:30 a.m. in Room B. &nbsp;</P><P>The program,&nbsp;geared for ages 3 and up,&nbsp;celebrates Chinese culture with&nbsp;stories, fingerplays, and songs both&nbsp;English and Mandarin. </P></DIV> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26808 <p> Music Together, Music Forever at the Library <b><i>Fun interactive music class for babies up to 18 months</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/3/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 9:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> welcomes <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/redirect.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emusicforevermt%2Ecom%2F" target=_self>Music Together, Music Forever</A> to a very special session of&nbsp;<A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=165" target=_self>Babytime</A>.</P><P>Join the fun while we play with music in this free, highly interactive class.</P><P><FONT color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</P><P><FONT color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26785 <p> Music Together, Music Forever at the Library <b><i>Fun interactive music class for ages 18 months - 3 years </i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/3/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 10:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> welcomes <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/redirect.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emusicforevermt%2Ecom%2F" target=_self>Music Together, Music Forever</A> to a very special&nbsp;session of&nbsp;<A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=166" target=_self>Toddlertime</A>.</P><P><FONT color=#000000>Join the fun while we play with music in this free, highly interactive class.</FONT></P><P><FONT color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</P><P><FONT color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26786 <p> UrgentCare for Kids visits Toddlertime at the Library <b><i>Stories for toddlers with healthcare professionals and mascot</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/3/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 9:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P><IMG style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 10px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" border=1 alt="Andrea Warkentin, Toddlertime presenter" align=right src="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/images/andrea_w_web.jpg" width=200 height=144></P><P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> </A>presents a very special <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=166" target=_self>Toddlertime</A>&nbsp;featuring a visit from healthcare professionals and the duck mascot from <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/redirect.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eurgentcarekids%2Ecom%2F" target=_self>Urgent Care for Kids</A>.</P><P>Toddlertime is a reading activity geared for ages 18 months to 3 years old. This interactive program includes four or five books each week with fingerplays and/or songs in between. </P><P>Elements of the program are designed to support the <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=1515" target=_self>Ready to Read</A> early literacy project;&nbsp;our goal is to build a strong foundation for learning--and the joys of learning--among pre-readers.</P><P>Join us for one of our regularly scheduled programs:</P><UL><LI>Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in Room A<LI>Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Room B<LI>Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in Room B<LI>Fridays at 10:30 a.m. in Room A</LI></UL><P>You do not need to pre-register to attend these programs; however, if you are bringing a group of more than six children, please contact Ms. Andrea in advance.</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26789 <p> Urgent Care for Kids visits Preschool Storytime at the Library <b><i>Meet Healthcare professionals and mascot at event for children ages 3 and up</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/3/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 10:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P><IMG style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 10px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" border=1 alt="Storytime presenter, Jane Dance" align=right src="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/images/jane_storytime.jpg" width=200 height=147>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> presents a very special session of&nbsp;<A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=167" target=_self>Preschool Storytime</A>&nbsp;featuring healthcare professionals and the duck mascot from Urgent Care for Kids.&nbsp; </P><P>This reading activity is a fun combination of books, fingerplays, songs, and a short film for preschool children ages 3 to 6.&nbsp;</P><P>Preschool Storytime is held:&nbsp;</P><UL><LI>Mondays, 7:00 p.m.<LI>Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.<LI>Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.</LI></UL><P>You do not need to register individual children for these programs; if you are bringing a group of six or more children, please&nbsp;contact Ms. Jane in advance.</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26790 <p> Blogging Basics at the Library <p><b>Date</b>: 9/3/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 7:00 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <DIV class=eventcontent><P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> presents "Blogging Basics -- How to Start Your Own Blog and More" at <STRONG>7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month</STRONG>.</P><P>Learn how to create a blog, how to post text and images, how to link to other people's blogs and more. </P><P><STRONG>Class prerequisites:</STRONG> Internet experience and&nbsp;mastery of mouse handling. </P></DIV> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=25291 <p> UrgentCare for Kids visits Toddlertime at the Library <b><i>Stories for toddlers with healthcare professionals and mascot</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/4/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 10:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P><IMG style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 10px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" border=1 alt="Andrea Warkentin, Toddlertime presenter" align=right src="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/images/andrea_w_web.jpg" width=200 height=144></P><P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> </A>presents a very special <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=166" target=_self>Toddlertime</A>&nbsp;featuring a visit from healthcare professionals and the duck mascot from <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/redirect.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eurgentcarekids%2Ecom%2F" target=_self>Urgent Care for Kids</A>.</P><P>Toddlertime is a reading activity geared for ages 18 months to 3 years old. This interactive program includes four or five books each week with fingerplays and/or songs in between. </P><P>Elements of the program are designed to support the <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=1515" target=_self>Ready to Read</A> early literacy project;&nbsp;our goal is to build a strong foundation for learning--and the joys of learning--among pre-readers.</P><P>Join us for one of our regularly scheduled programs:</P><UL><LI>Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in Room A<LI>Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in Room B<LI>Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in Room B<LI>Fridays at 10:30 a.m. in Room A</LI></UL><P>You do not need to pre-register to attend these programs; however, if you are bringing a group of more than six children, please contact Ms. Andrea in advance.</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26791 <p> Urgent Care for Kids visits Babytime at the Library <b><i>Meet healthcare professionals at storytime for babies younger than 18 months</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/4/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 9:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library <br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P class=eventcontent><IMG style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 10px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" border=1 alt="Babytime presenter, Virginia Hadley" align=right src="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/images/virginia_babytime.jpg" width=200 height=150>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> presents a very special&nbsp;<A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=165" target=_self>Babytime</A>&nbsp;for all babies younger than 18 months.</P><P class=eventcontent>We'll enjoy a visit from <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/redirect.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eurgentcarekids%2Ecom%2F" target=_self>Urgent Care for Kids</A>' healthcare professionals and duck mascot during the story part of our program.</P><P class=eventcontent>Most weeks, Babytime is&nbsp;a program for babies&nbsp;and their parent or caregiver which encourages language development and learning through stories, rhymes, and music.&nbsp; Each week, there will be a different theme&nbsp;for the&nbsp;babies to enjoy--listening to stories, singing songs, and doing finger plays. After the brief story session, babies and caregivers have playtime to interact with toys and other participants.</P><P class=eventcontent>Babytime is featured weekly at 9:30 a.m.<STRONG> </STRONG>on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Most weeks, the schedule is as follows:</P><DIV class=eventcontent><UL><LI>Thursdays are for children ages newborns to 12 months old. <LI>Wednesdays and Fridays&nbsp;are for&nbsp;children&nbsp;ages 12 to 18 months old.</LI></UL></DIV> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26792 <p> Music Together, Music Forever at the Library <b><i>Fun interactive music class for preschoolers</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/4/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 10:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> welcomes <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/redirect.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emusicforevermt%2Ecom%2F" target=_self>Music Together, Music Forever</A> to a very special&nbsp;session of&nbsp;<A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=167" target=_self>Preschool Storytime</A>.</P><P><FONT color=#000000>Join the fun while we play with music in this free, highly interactive class.</FONT></P><P><FONT color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</P><P><FONT color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26787 <p> Music Together, Music Forever at the Library <b><i>Fun interactive music class for preschoolers</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/4/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 9:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> welcomes <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/redirect.asp?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emusicforevermt%2Ecom%2F" target=_self>Music Together, Music Forever</A> to a very special&nbsp;session of&nbsp;<A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=167" target=_self>Preschool Storytime</A>.</P><P><FONT color=#000000>Join the fun while we play with music in this free, highly interactive class.</FONT></P><P><FONT color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</P><P><FONT color=#000000></FONT>&nbsp;</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26788 <p> LEGO Pictionary for Tweens at the Library <b><i>Ages 8 - 12, come build, guess and laugh</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/4/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 4:30 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>Just when you thought LEGO play couldn't get any more awesome... </P><P>Tweens are welcome to join us&nbsp;at <STRONG>4:30 p.m.</STRONG>&nbsp;<STRONG>Thursday Sept. 4,</STRONG> at <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> for a fun game of LEGO Pictionary. This LEGO game is like Pictionary, but instead&nbsp;of using pen and paper, we will be using LEGO building pieces. </P><P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>This program is recommended for Tweens ages 8-12.</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26936 <p> Meeting Rooms Closed <p><b>Date</b>: 9/5/2014<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library's </A>meeting rooms will be unavailable <STRONG>Friday, Sept. 5 through Wednesday, Sept. 10</STRONG>. The rooms are being updated with new flooring and paint.</P><P>The following programs have been moved to the <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=213" target=_self>Allen R. Baca Center</A>:</P><UL><LI>Tuesday, Sept. 9: Williamson County Genealogy-DNA Special Interest Group <LI>Tuesday, Sept. 9: Creeks at Round Rock HOA meeting <LI>Tuesday, Sept. 9: Toastmasters of Round Rock</LI></UL><P>The first floor of the Library will also be painted during this time. The Library will remain open. Please excuse the inconvenience. </P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=27066 <p> Curso Básico Gratis de Computadora <b><i>Free Basic Computer Class in Spanish</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/5/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 3:00 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P><STRONG>¿Le gustaría aprender a usar la computadora?&nbsp;Nosotros les enseñaremos! <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> ofrece un Curso Básico Gratis de Computadora.</STRONG> </P><P>Aprenda&nbsp;a mandar correos electrónicos (e-mails), cómo navegar en la red, cómo usar el Microsoft “Word,” cómo escribir una carta de vida (résumé), cómo buscar trabajo y llenar una aplicación por computadora y mas! Este curso sera totalmente GRATIS!<BR></P><UL><LI>Computación Básica y uso del teclado.<LI>Aprenda a mandar correos electrónicos (e-mail) y como navegar en la red (internet).<LI>Introducción a “Windows."<LI>Introducción a “Microsoft Word”&nbsp; (cómo guardar, imprimir documentos)<LI>Cómo escribir una Carta De Vida Personal (Résumé)<LI>Seguridad básica cybernética para su computadora.</LI></UL><P>Preguntas Frequentes:</P><P><STRONG>¿Necesito una tarjeta de la biblioteca?</STRONG>&nbsp;No, no la necesita.<BR><STRONG>¿Cuánto cuesta?</STRONG>&nbsp;Nada, las clases son GRATIS!<BR><STRONG>¿ Tengo que ser residente de Round Rock?</STRONG>&nbsp;No, las clases están abiertas para todo el&nbsp;público.<BR><STRONG>¿Tengo que matricularme con anticipación?</STRONG>&nbsp;No, usted puede hacerlo el mismo día de la clase.<BR><STRONG>¿Tengo que asistir a clase todos los viernes?</STRONG>&nbsp;No, uno aprenderá mucho en una sola clase pero puede segir asistendo si gusta para aprender mas!<BR><BR><STRONG>Would you like to learn how to use a computer? We will show you how! The Round Rock Public Library offers free Basic Computer Classes in Spanish.</STRONG></P><P>Learn how to send e-mails, how to surf the web, and how to write a document in Microsoft Word. Learn how to search for jobs, fill out job applications and&nbsp;create a professional-looking résumé. Learn how to protect your computer from viruses. Learn all of this and more for FREE!</P><P>FAQs:</P><P><STRONG>Do I need a library card? </STRONG>No, you do not need a library card.<STRONG> <BR>Is it free? </STRONG>Yes, it’s totally FREE!<BR><STRONG>Do I have to be a resident of Round Rock?</STRONG> No, you do not need to be a resident of Round Rock.<BR><STRONG>Is it open to the general public?&nbsp;</STRONG>Yes, it is open to the general public.<BR><STRONG>Do I need to register in advance? </STRONG>No, you do not need to register in advance.<STRONG> <BR>Do I need to show up every Friday? </STRONG>No, one class covers all areas mentioned above, but you are welcomed to come to as many class sessions you like to learn more!&nbsp; <BR></P><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=24073 <p> Author Reading at Malvern Books <b><i>Featuring Eric Shonkwiler, Ray Shea, Lauren Becker and Vincent Scarpa</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/5/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 7:00 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Malvern Books<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>Malvern Books in Austin hosts a free author reading from <STRONG>7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5</STRONG>.</P><P>Local authors Ray Shea, Lauren Becker, and Vincent Scarpa, join author Eric Shonkwiler on his Austin book tour stop in support of his debut novel, <EM>Above All Men</EM>, released earlier this year from MG Press. </P><P>All of the authors will read from their own current work, and published authors will have books available for purchase and signing.</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=27107 <p> Bow Wow Read to a Dog Program <b><i>For ages preschool to middle school</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/6/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 10:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P><IMG style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 10px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" border=1 alt="Lumpi, one of the therapy dogs participating in the program" align=right src="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/images/lumpi_read_web.jpg" width=200 height=142>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> presents&nbsp;the Bow Wow Read to a&nbsp;Dog Program.&nbsp;The program allows children to read to a therapy dog and its trainer for 10 minutes at a time.&nbsp;</P><P>The program lasts from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and children from preschool to middle school may sign up at the children's desk (one week before each program) for one of the 10 minute reading slots. </P><P>There will be two teams of dogs and trainers for each session. </P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26510 <p> Hey Lolly Brass Band <b><i>Marching and dancing fun time</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/6/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 10:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Sharon Prete Main Street Plaza<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/library/" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> will&nbsp;sponsor the Hey Lolly Brass Band for a fun show&nbsp;from <STRONG>10:30 to 11:15&nbsp;a.m. Saturday,&nbsp;Sept. 6</STRONG>. This will be a fun family event with a 6 piece orchestra. </P><P>Kids will hear each of the instruments, learn the names of the instruments and have fun dancing.</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26980 <p> Creative Critiques <b><i>Group for Writers</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/6/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 1:00 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public&nbsp;Library</A> is hosting a new writing program called "Creative Critiques" for current and future novelists. The group meets from <STRONG>1 to 2:30 p.m., the first and third Saturday of each month. </STRONG></P><P>This writing program will be conducted&nbsp;to provide you with constructive, valuable, and useful critiques that will help you dust off&nbsp;that novel that ended up at the bottom of your desk drawer or start that novel you have always wanted to write, but didn’t know how. We will also explore issues related to writing.</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=27029 <p> Microsoft Basics <p><b>Date</b>: 9/8/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 1:00 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <DIV class=eventcontent><DIV class=eventcontent><DIV class=eventcontent><P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> presents a free computer class for learning the basics of Microsoft Word and Excel 2012.</P><P>No registration is required. The class meets weekly in the first floor computer lab.</P></DIV></DIV></DIV> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=26345 <p> Library Volunteer Orientation <b><i>volunteer@ your library</i></b><br/> <p><b>Date</b>: 9/8/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 6:00 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library, 2nd floor Admin Conference Room<br/> <b>Cost</b>: free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P><IMG style="WIDTH: 105px; HEIGHT: 56px" border=0 alt="" align=right src="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/images/library_volunteer_logo2.jpg" width=150 height=85></P><P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> will hold an orientation&nbsp;for volunteers at&nbsp;<STRONG>6 p.m. on&nbsp;the&nbsp;2nd&nbsp;Monday of the month.</STRONG> Individuals wishing to volunteer at the Library need to attend an orientation. Please complete the <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=1619" target=_self>online application</A>.</P><P>Applications and additional information can be found on our website's <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=193" target=_self>Volunteering</A>&nbsp;page or by contacting the <A href="mailto:%20lib_volunteering@round-rock.tx.us?subject=Volunteering at the Library">Volunteer Coordinator</A>.</P><P>Volunteers should be 13 years of age or more. Teen volunteers will also need to bring&nbsp;a letter of recommendation from a&nbsp;recognized organization. Adult volunteers will need to schedule an interview. Interviews can be held either before or after orientation. Background checks are performed on all adult volunteers.</P><P><EM>The library cannot accomodate Community Service Restitution required by by courts or to substitute for fines.</EM></P><P>&nbsp;</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=25606 <p> Introduction to Genealogy <p><b>Date</b>: 9/8/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 9:30 AM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> presents "Introduction to Genealogy,"<STRONG> from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the second Monday of each month,</STRONG> conducted by Jacquie Wilson, the Library's Genealogy Advisor. </P><P>Learn about basic techniques, as well as the resources available at the library. The class is intended for beginners, but may also be helpful to more experienced researchers.</P><P>Pre-registration is required.</P><P>&nbsp;</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=25305 <p> Friends of the Round Rock Public Library Monthly Meeting <p><b>Date</b>: 9/8/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 7:00 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=749" target=_self>Friends of the Round Rock Public Library</A> meets on the <STRONG>second Monday of every month at 7 p.m.</STRONG> in the Administration Office Conference Room. All who are interested in joining the group are invited.</P><P>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=749" target=_self>Friends of the Round Rock Public Library</A>&nbsp;provide funding and manpower to enhance <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/library" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library</A> services to library users. We build library support among community members through events such as the Summer Reading Program, a monthly November membership program, and the Mystery Night community fundraiser held in the Spring. We also raise funds through an ongoing used book sale.</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=25284 <p> Hooked on Knitting and Crocheting <p><b>Date</b>: 9/9/2014<br/> <b>Time</b>: 6:30 PM<br/> <b>Location</b>: Round Rock Public Library<br/> <b>Cost</b>: Free<br/> <b>Description</b>: <P><IMG style="MARGIN-BOTTOM: 10px; MARGIN-LEFT: 10px" border=1 alt="" align=right src="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/images/knitting_yarn_web.jpg" width=150 height=225>The <A href="http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=5" target=_self>Round Rock Public Library's</A> Hooked on Knitting and Crocheting group meets twice a month in the Library gallery from<STRONG> 6:30 to 8 p.m.</STRONG></P><P>The group offers a chance for those who share a passion for kitting and crocheting to get together and swap tips and techniques as well as work on projects.</P><P>Bring your own supplies. All skill levels are welcome!</P> http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/home/index.asp?page=9&recordid=25324 <p>