April 13, 2021
National Library Week Welcome to Your Library
Activities for All Ages
Tell your story! The Clara B. Mounce Library will be collecting experiences of the North American Winter Storm of 2021 that occurred February 13 to 17. Submissions may be brought in to the downstairs Mounce Information Desk or emailed to Alexys at amaliga@bryantx.gov throughout the month of April.
It is the year to celebrate Bryan’s 150th Anniversary. The Carnegie History Center is happily providing historical documents, photos, oral histories, and artifacts. If you have any of these from your family or the community that you would like to include (we don’t keep your items, free scans of shared items) in the 150th celebration, please submit them online at https://weblink.bryantx.gov/forms/bryan-150 or call 979.209.5142.
Activities for Children
cat reading a book
For children’s programming, storytimes, and activities, see Children's Programs, Storytime, Etc. Email Michelle at mbond@bryantx.gov for a Zoom invite to Ringer's storytime. For a Zoom invite to Mounce's April 21 storytime, email Jenny at jstadler@bryantx.gov by 5 PM on Tues., April 20. For a Zoom invite to Mounce's Earth Day storytime, email Jenny by 5 PM on Wed., April 21.
  • Mon., April 19, Ringer Mini-Storytime Live via Zoom (online)
  • Wed., April 21, Mounce Spring Live Zoom Storytime (online)
  • Thurs., April 22, Earth Day Storytime & Take-Home Craft (Mounce & online)
  • Wed., April 28, Middle Grade Book Talk (online)
Activities for Teens and Tweens
open book with yellow flowers and grass
While supplies last, pick up to-go teen/tween kits from Ringer's Youth Services desk. Mounce will be posting weekly Earth Challenges to the library's social media.
  • Tues., April 13, Poetry Packet (Ringer), ages 9-18
  • Thursdays in April, Earth Challenges for Teens (CBMPL online), 3 PM
Activities for Adults
open book
Virtual Book Club Meetings - registration required
Contact the appropriate librarian via email or through the online contact form. For a list of book clubs, meeting dates, and books being discussed, see www.bcslibrary.org/book-clubs.
For adult programs and activities, see Adult Programs. Ringer Library is excited to partner with the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension department to present a free 5-week program, Be Well, Live Well: A Program for Healthy Aging, at 2:00 on Mondays, starting April 5. Contact Ashley at areed@bryantx.gov to get a Zoom invite for Be Well, Live Well.
  • Tuesdays, Adult Book Recommendations (online)
  • Mon., April 19, Be Well, Live Well: Be Safe, Eat Safe (online)
  • Mon., April 26, Be Well, Live Well: Be Creative, Plan Meals (online)
Staff Reads
  • All the Ways We Said Goodbye by Beatriz Williams
  • Artificial Condition by Martha Wells
  • The Bounty by Janet Evanovich
  • The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon
  • Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher
  • The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
  • Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami
  • The Lost Spells by Robert MacFarlane
  • The Midnight Assassin by Skip Hollandsworth
  • Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins
  • My Brother's Husband, Vol. 1 by Gengoroh Tagame
  • A Perfect Spy by John le Carré
  • Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt
  • The Secrets of Tree Taylor by Dandi Daley Mackall
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
  • Six Years by Harlan Coben
  • Starlight by Erin Hunter
  • Swindle by Gordon Korman
  • Vinland Saga by Makamoto Yukimura
  • Where the Past Begins by Amy Tan
  • The Width of the World by David Baldacci
  • Wildflower by Drew Barrymore
  • Written in Starlight by Isabel Ibanez
Tax Information
The AARP Tax-Aides' schedule is completely full for this year. We are no longer handing out packets, and the phone numbers listed in the packets are no longer operational. The IRS has extended the tax-filing deadline for Texans to June 15. Try free tax preparation services from the IRS at www.irs.gov/freefile or download forms from www.irs.gov.
Check the following related resource regarding COVID-19 response:

See www.bcslibrary.org/tutor to find out how to use your BCSPLS library card to access free homework help and more.
Social Media
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