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Madison County Library Wayne Lafayette Parten Memorial Library

Library Calendar

  • Happy Birthday Harry Potter!

    Join us on Monday, July 31 to celebrate Harry's 37th Birthday! Our little come-and-go party will have Potter themed snacks like Butter Beer and Bertie Bots Every Flavored Jelly Beans and crafts such as Charm Class Spells and House Penants (which house will the Sorting Hat put you in? Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, or Slytherin? I'm a proud Hufflepuff myself, hehehe) Enter a drawing for cool Potter Prizes too! Have your picture taken with Dobby or at Platform 9 3/4. Costumes encouraged. Refreshments and crafts while supplies last. ⚡

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  • Storytime

    Our weekly fall Storytime for preschoolers begins.

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  • First Friday Book Talk

    A time and a place for book lovers to gather and discuss what they are currently reading and share their favorite books with others. Meet new friends, socialize, and add to that TBR pile!

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  • Kids Craft Corner

    After school craft activity for kids, while supplies last. Elementary to Intermediate age.

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  • All Day Book Swap

    Join us for a come and go book swap all day. Bring up to 5 new or gently used paperback books and enjoy a 1-for-1 swap for something new to you. Our first swap table will have mostly mystery and thriller paberbacks. Gently used books do not have mold, water damage, dust, yellowed or stained paged, bad odors, ripped covers or pages, underlining/highlighting, broken spines, or writing. The library reserves the right to refuse any items deemed unfit for trade. Close 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch

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  • Happy Halloween!

    It's Halloween! The library will CLOSE EARLY today. Have a safe and fun Trick-or-Treat! Our hours today are 11:00 am to 3:00 pm--we will not close for lunch. NO CHAT AND CRAFT TONIGHT

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  • Chat & Craft

    Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Library Annex Building. Bring your hobbies, crafts, and small projects to work on while you socialize! Be creative, productive, and make new friends! Bring your crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, scrapbooking, and more.

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  • Guest Speaker Special Program

    Join us for our Craft and Chat Guest Speaker Tuesday. Our special program will be given by Julie Dean on her specialty: Spinning and Weaving. Tonight's program is from 6 to 7 pm. Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Library Annex Building. Bring your hobbies, crafts, and small projects to work on while you socialize! Be creative, productive, and make new friends! Bring your crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, scrapbooking, and more. Guest speaker every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Do you have a skill, hobby, talent, or topic that you would be willing to share with others? We would love to have YOU as a guest speaker! Sign up and share with us.

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  • Chat & Craft

    Tuesdays from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Library Annex Building. Bring your hobbies, crafts, and small projects to work on while you socialize! Be creative, productive, and make new friends! Bring your crochet, cross stitch, embroidery, knitting, scrapbooking, and more.

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  • First Friday Book Talk

    From 10:00 am to 11:00 am. A time and a place to talk about what you are reading, share your favorite books and authors with others, and get ideas for your TBR pile!

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  • Close Early

    The library will close at 1:00 pm for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Have a Safe and Fun Thanksgiving.

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  • Lunch Closure

    The library staff will be attending the Madison County Thanksgiving lunch from 12 pm to 2 pm.

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  • Closed for Workshop

    The library will be closed so that staff can attend a Summer Reading Program workshop in Livingston

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  • President's Day

    Closed for President's Day Holiday

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  • Good Friday

    Closed for Good Friday Holiday

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  • Memorial Day

    Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

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  • Labor Day Holiday

    Closed for the Labor Day Holiday

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  • Christmas Holiday

    Closed for the Christmas Holiday

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  • Closed for Workshop

    Staff will be attending a workshop in Diboll

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  • Free Genealogy Class

    Free genealogy and family history classes sponsored by the LDS Church. Help with setting up a free FamilySearch account and with research and setting up family trees. Walk-ins welcome.

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  • SRP Pre-K

    Summer Reading Program for Toddlers and Pre-K

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  • Harry Potter Birthday Party

    Join us all day as we celebrate Harry Potter's Birthday! This is a come-and-go event for children that will feature crafts, refreshments, movie showing (all day), and even a Potions Class courtesy of Girl Scouts Troop 9510!

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  • Storytime

    Songs, rhymes, songs, fingerplays, movement, and other activities to promote early literacy skills for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Registration is required.

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  • Computer Class

    Computer Basics: for those with little to no experience using a computer. Get to know the major parts of a personal computer and learn how to use a mouse and keyboard.

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  • Computer Class

    Computer Basics: for those with little or no experience using a computer. Get to know the major parts of a personal computer and learn how to use the mouse and keyboard.

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  • Computer Class

    Internet Basics: choosing an internet browser, basic browser buttons, locating websites and information online, URL types, internet security.

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  • Computer Class

    Email Basics: setting up an email account, accessing your email, reading and deleting an email, sending an email. To set up an email account, you must have and bring your cell phone.

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  • Closed

    Closed for Summer Reading Workshop in Diboll

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  • Storytime

    30 to 45 minute program for babies through preschool includes stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, movement activities, and a craft. Please register your child before attending. For more information please call 936-348-6118.

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  • Storytime

    30-45 minute program for babies through preschool includes stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, movement activities, and a craft. Please register your child before attending. For information please call 936-348-6118.

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  • Storytime

    30-45 minute program for babies through preschool includes stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, movement activities, and a craft. Please register your child before attending. For more information please call 936-348-6118.

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  • Storytime

    Storytime for children ages 0-5 (all ages are welcome) includes stories, songs, fingerplays, rhymes, movement activities and a craft. The program is 30-45 minutes and fills up, so please register your child over the phone or at the front desk. For more information please call 936-348-6118.

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  • NO STORYTIME

    No Storytime--Enjoy Spring Break

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  • SUMMER READING PROGRAM--PRIMARY

    Summer Reading Program for Primary Age Children (around 6-8)

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  • SUMMER READING PROGRAM--INTERMEDIATE

    Summer Reading Program for Intermediate Age Children (around 10-12)

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  • INDEPENDENCE DAY

    THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED FOR THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY

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  • Fall Storytime

    Storytime for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers

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  • Summer Reading Program Registration

    Registration for the Summer Reading Program runs from May 1 through June 2. Forms will be available at the front desk. The two classes being offered are Storytime for babies up to Preschool (Thursday, June 4 through July 9) and K-2nd grade (Wednesday, June 3 though July 8). Other age children and adults can also register, read, and complete a log or bingo game card for prizes.

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  • EARLY CLOSURE

    LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 1:00 PM

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  • EARLY CLOSURE

    LIBRARY WILL CLOSE AT 1:00 PM

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  • EXTENDED LUNCH

    MADISON COUNTY THANKSGIVING LUNCH AT KIMBRO CENTER LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED FROM 11 AM TO 1 PM

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  • Grab-n-Go Activity Bags Available

    Summer Reading Program Activity Bags for Preschool through Teens are available for pick up on Tuesdays for 6 weeks. May include activity ideas, recipes, writing prompts, book recommendations, and crafts.

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