Mason’s Musings June 16th, 2023
Summer is racing past, but when you’re having fun everything seems to go by so fast. Speaking of racing, our Krum patrons are knocking it out of the park with this year’s race themed Battle of the Books. Sanger has a total of 54,383 points while Krum has accumulated a whopping 212,547! Keep up the great work and we’ll be barreling through the finish line in no time!
If you haven’t already heard we will be hosting Dragon’s Stuffed Animal Sleepover once again! It all starts on June 16th @ 6:30 PM with a special pajama story time with Ms. Katie. Kids can come dressed in their jammies, and bring their stuffed companions. After story time is over the kids will leave their stuffies here to have a sleepover with our library dragon! (who you may have seen sitting at the front desk.) Pictures will be posted on social media throughout the night showing all the fun adventures dragon and the stuffies had. And, when you pick up your cuddly pal the next day you’ll be sent home with a pamphlet with pictures of your stuffie and dragon together!
Other events we have coming up include our cake decorating class, which will be taught by local baker Brandi with Brandi’s Bakery. This event will require pre-registration and is limited to ages 10+.
And we will also be hosting TNT time with a repeat of our Movie Magic event for those who missed out on it in the spring. Learn the basics of stop-motion animation and create your own mini-movie that you’ll be able to share with anyone! TNT time is for teens and tweens ages 10-18
This upcoming week also includes some very important holidays such as Father’s Day and Juneteenth. For those who are unaware, Juneteenth, which is also known as Emancipation Day, is the celebration of freedom for enslaved African Americans. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation, which was passed January 1st 1863, freed all slaves, Texas hadn’t heard the news.
The official day of freedom for Texas enslaved African Americans came when Union soldier, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston Bay with his troops. He proclaimed freedom for all slaves in Texas on June 19th 1865. It is important the we recognize this momentous milestone in American history and honor all those who fought to make it a reality.
I hope you all have a great week ahead of you and that you maybe learned something new. We should always strive to keep history alive and push for the education of these subjects. Happy Father’s Day to all you hardworking dads out there including those who say they don’t want any gifts (at least that’s what my dad says.) Have a great weekend and I hope to see you all at Dragon’s Sleepover.
Library Events 6/16–6/23:
Saturday June 16th – You can't spend the night at the library, but your stuffed friends can! Drop off your toy animals on Friday, June 16 during the day or bring your stuffed friend for a special Pajama Storytime with Mrs. Katie at 6:30 PM and then let them stay for a special sleepover party with Dragon. Watch their adventures unfold on social media. Pick up your pals the next day and enjoy a Saturday Storytime with Mr. Jesse at 10:30 AM.
Saturday June 17th –Bring the little ones at 10:30 AM to enjoy Mr. Jesse’s fun activities, crafts, and of course exciting stories at Mr. Jesse’s Saturday Storytime!
Tuesday June 20th – Drop-in anytime 11 AM - 3 PM on Tuesdays in June to explore STEAM principles with This week’s craft: Making pop-up cards. All supplies will be provided for this fun event.
Wednesday June 21st – Children’s Hour with Ms. Katie! Bring the little ones for story-time with Ms. Katie. Stories, songs, activities, and crafts are all part of the fun. Children’s Hour starts at 10:00 AM and occurs every Wednesday of each month (excluding January and August).
Wednesday June 21st – Join KISD teachers Mrs. Yanez and Mrs. Buchanan for Tales With Teachers! school-age story-time at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 21st.
Thursday June 22nd – Learn the basics of cake decorating from Brandi Silva of Brandi's Bakery on June 22 at 6 PM. We are limited to 20 participants ages 10+, and pre-registration is required. Call or stop by the library to sign up for this fun Evening at the Library. (Spots are still available for this limited program so make sure you secure yours before it’s gone!)
Friday 23rd – Tweens and Teens (10-18) Join Mr. Jesse for TNT time to learn how to create your very own stop-motion animation at 1 PM Friday 23rd. All supplies will be provided. By program end, you will have a short video or gif to keep.
Saturday June 24th – We're bringing back an American tradition, Saturday Morning Cartoons! Get comfy, catch classic cartoons from a bygone era, and help yourself to breakfast at the cereal bar! Join us from 10:30-12:30.