501 Sportsplex Drive
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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Th  9:00am-8:00pm
F  9:00am-6:00pm
Sat  10:00am-5:00pm

November 2023 Director's Note



Yes, it is the holidays, so mark your calendar to attend our fun and educational programming including a Hoop Dancer of the Hopi Tribe (live, here!), Dinosaurs of Big Bend, live Music with Lonnie and the Mixers, as well as all of our regular monthly programming. Register now through our Calendar. Remember we are closed on Thanksgiving day and Friday, but we reopen for regular hours on Saturday, the 25th. Enjoy your next read and take care! 


Marcia Atilano, Library Director



The Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library wish everyone a happy Fall! A big thank you to the Caliterra HOA for hosting us at our big and successful book sale!  At Christmas on Mercer on the first Saturday of December, we will be selling books and raffle tickets for three scrumptious gift baskets: one for gals, one for guys and one for kids. Help us please by donating new items or gift cards for this project between now and November 22. Items may be dropped off at the library during regular hours.   We would also like to welcome new board members Natalie Mahany and Pat Foster!



Martha Brown, President

 Click HERE to grab your ticket... Don't delay, space is limited!


Take a look at our new arrivals for Adults, Young Adults, and Children under Booklists in the What's Hot section of the Library Catalog.


Check out the new additions to our Overdrive (Libby App) Collection here

The Library has a vast number of helpful and unique eResources like, Linkedin, hoopla, libby, kanopy, and pronunciator. To check out these and some many more, follow the link bellow.
Minors (children ages 17 and under) must be accompanied by an adult to programs that occur outside of the Library's normal operating hours.
Master Gardeners on the Porch
Every Thursday from 3:00-6:00 PM - on the porch or in the foyer
Join us on the porch for all of your gardening questions!

Starting November 6th

This Thanksgiving Season stop by the Library and share something you are Thankful for. All responses can be shared on one of our paper leaves that we will then display and share with the Community. While you are here be sure to enter our Fire HD8 drawing! Only Teens and Adults are able to participate in the Fire HD8 Drawing.


*If you or a family member have previously won a Kindle Fire or Fire HD8 from the library, you are not eligible to win 


This Month at the Library
Live Music: Jazz with Lonnie and the Mixers
Wednesday, November 1st
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dinosaurs and other Ancient Animals of Big Bend with Author  Cindi Sirois Collins 

Wednesday, November 8th 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Open Enrollment for Medicare

  Friday, November 10th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Art of Meditation: A Presentation with Farnaz Masumian 
Saturday, November 11th
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In - Person
Write On! A Writing Workshop with d. Ellis Phelps

Friday, November 17th 

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Exercise Programs
Chair Exercise

*Welcome new instructor Whitney Kielwasser!
Check Website Calendar for new information and times


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Zoom and In-Person
Monday Meditation
Entry Level
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Full Time Meditation Group
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In-Person and Zoom
Thursday Programs
Non-Fiction Addiction
Thursday, November 2nd
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Both Zoom and In-Person
Charlotte's Book Club
Thursday, November 9th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 
Both Zoom and In-Person
In the Garden

*In the Garden is on hold until January 2024.
See you then!
Writer's Block: How to Write a Query Letter

Thursday, November 30th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 

Both Zoom and In-Person
Other Recurring Programs
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Knit One, read Too!
1st and 3rd Wednesday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Teen Scene: Books to the Big Screen 

*On hold until January 2024!


Di-November is the month that dinosaurs visit the library. We will mix dinosaurs in with Thanksgiving, Turkeys, and Native American Culture! Join the whimsical fun in the kids’ room during November.

What to expect? 

* A new Dinosaur Hunt each week with different prizes for young hunters
* Special Book displays and maybe a huge dinosaur or two!
* BIG floor puzzle on the stage
*Dinosaur and more activity sheets for various ages
* Di-November coloring contest for ages 3-7 and 8-12 with prizes for each group
* 1 Amazon HD8 Tablet winner will be drawn from all eligible Di-November coloring entries

You are eligible to win if no one in your family has previously won a tablet


    Hoop Dancer Stephen Freeman!

    Saturday, November 4th
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Chess Group

    Monday, November 13th
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 
    *Chess has moved to the 2nd Monday of every month starting in November (11/13). The time will stay the same.
    Legos at the Library

    Wednesday, November 15th
    4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Celebrate National Princess Day!

    Saturday, November 18th
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 
    Homeschool Crochet

    Friday, November 17th
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Parent Child Book Club

    * There will be no Book Club for November due to Holiday Closure
    . The next and last meeting of the year will be 12/28/23 when we will discuss It's Trevor Noah by Trevor Noah.

    It's Not Magic, It's Science!

    Thursday, November 9th 4:30 - 5:30 PM - Tie-Dye Native American T-shirts using Natural Dyes (Bring Your Own Shirt)

    Thursday, November 16th 4:30 - 5:30 PM - Stamp Native American T-shirts using Natural Dyes (Take your Shirt Home)
    In Person

    NEW! Pages Through the Ages: A Historical Fiction Book Club for Parents and Teens (13+)       

    Coming in January 2024, Parent Child Book Club will become Pages Through the Ages, a historical book club for parents and teens. We will continue to meet on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm. Online Registration is needed for each meeting you plan to attend. One book is provided by the library for each registered family. Book purchases are based on registrations!

    Please Note: The books are made available at the meeting prior to the book’s discussion month. Example: Dec. 28 – Seven Daughters and Seven Sons will be available for taking. If you miss the meeting on the 28th, registered attendees may drop by the library after that date to get their Jan. copy.



    A new book club for elementary ages up to 7th grade is being planned. We are looking for an adult interested in sharing their love of reading and books with younger readers. Get in on      

    the ground floor to help plan the direction and specifics for

    this special new book club.

    Email: childrenslibrarian@dscl.org  or call 512-858-7825 and ask for Marie


    Hoop Dancer Stephen Freeman !

    Saturday, November 4 
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   

    Stephen Freeman, a Hoop Dancer of the Hopi Tribe will share the story and heritage of the Hoop Dance. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy and learn from the sights and sounds of this traditional dance during Native American Heritage Month. Stephen has performed at numerous pow-wows and public venues and is known for his interaction with audience members!

    New Wooden Puzzles Now in Children's!        

    Several new wooden puzzles for toddlers, preschool and lower elementary ages are now available with a few more on the way! Metal puzzle racks are now available for some of the puzzles. Please help by returning completed puzzles to the rack before taking a different puzzle. A few puzzles with more pieces are available for those who need a puzzle challenge.  

    Texas Bluebonnet Award Reading List 2023-2024             

    Read 5 & Vote to Help Choose the TBA Winning Book & Author!
    Children in grades 3-6, or the equivalent homeschool level, may vote to help select the Texas Bluebonnet Award winner by reading five or more of the twenty reading list books!
    More info and registration here

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    *Online Registration is needed for all story times and children’s programs!


    We are excited to see story time attendance growing and have added times to accommodate. Crafts and extra activities are part of the fun. We need your help to assure that we have enough supplies for everyone. Registering for the specific time you will be attending, and even canceling registration, if you are unable to attend, would be so helpful! 

    Mother Goose on the Loose
    with Ms. Marie

    All caregivers are invited to take an active part in this story time filled with music, activities and of course, stories! Enjoy interacting with your little one as we move quickly from one segment to another. An optional craft or activity time is available after story time.

    Tuesdays and Wednesdays 
    9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    For Ages 3 and Younger

    November 1st - Treats

    November 7th or 8th - Harvest Time 

    November 14th or 15th - Dinosaur & Turkey Time

    November 21st or 22nd -
    Thanks a Lot with Bears & Dinos
    November 28th or November 29th - Sleepy PJ Time (wear your PJs if you wish!)
     Lil' Bookworms with
    Sarah Leisure
    Ages 3-6 are invited to join Sarah weekly for stories and wonderfully interactive fun. An optional craft or activity time is available after story time.

    Every Thursday
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    For Ages 3 and Older

    November 2nd - Flight School

    November 9th -
    November 16th -  Cranberry Thanksgiving

    November 30th - Memoirs of a Tortoise 
     Friday Discovery Time with Lady Lisa

    Discovery times are always filled with great books and stories, fun songs and movement. An optional craft or activity time is available after story time.


     Every Friday

    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    For Ages 3 and Older

    November 3rd - Dino Tales

    November 10th - Tooth Fairy

    November 17th - Native Traditions
    Greetings Friends,


    The Friends of the Dripping Springs Community Library have been a devoted group of volunteers for 35 years with the sole mission to raise funds for our library. Today, the Friends continue to expand its community events, raise money, and volunteer for the library. As we look to the future and the growing needs of our community, we invite you to join the Friends to ensure the library's vitality and relevance.

    Did you know that your membership is a direct financial support of the library? New or renewed memberships put your money where your literary heart is, the Dripping Springs Community Library. Please invest in the future of your library and join or renew your Friends membership at http://fodscl.org/join/


     Membership categories include:
             * Lifetime- $2,500
            * Individual- $20 Yearly
            * Family- $50 Yearly

            * Patron- $100 Yearly
            * In Honor of- $100 Yearly
            * In Memory of- $100 Yearly
            * Wine Divas- $300 Yearly

    Become a Friends volunteer at

    Dripping Springs Lions Club
    Recycle for Sight

    The local Lions Club has a collection box in our foyer. Give the gift of sight to a child in need by donating your no longer used glasses or sunglasses. They are also have collection boxes at South Star and Prosperity Banks. Thank you, community, for continuing to give! 

    Learn more about this program here.
    Dripping Springs
    Helping Hands
    DSCL is collecting unexpired, nonperishable food in a bin on the porch for Helping Hands. Helping Hands distributes food to the community who are in need. Please check their website for updates or call 512.820.0476 for information on pantry food distribution guidelines.
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