Thursday, April 6, 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Reception

Mark April 12th from 2 to 4 pm on your calendar to drop by the Haltom City Public Library and hob knob with those special people who contribute so much to the fantastic programs sponsored by the Library.  Light refreshments will be provided and much lively conversation will occur.  Many volunteers come to work and support the Library and their most wonderful employees, but rarely get a chance to stop working long enough to get to know fellow volunteers.  This is one of those special times where we can share experiences and laugh together.  And, if our citizens like the special and the regular programs of the Library, this is a time to pat the backs of some of those who make it happen.

Marian Hilliard, special contributor to the Inside Cover and library supporter

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Springing Forward at the Haltom City Public Library

Spring is in full swing, and there's a lot coming up at the library.

For those of you who love to watch movies (and who doesn’t?), we have increased the limit of DVD checkout limit from 10 DVDs per card to 15.

Super Science Saturday continues on the 1st Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m. The theme for April 1st is Rockets, and the theme for May 6th is Geology. Super Science Saturday - where science meets fun - is appropriate for ages 6 to 12.

Representatives from the Library will be at the Haltom City Carfest on April 1st handing out bookmarks. The Easter Bunny will be there!

The Easter Bunny will take time again out his/her busy schedule to make a special appearance at the April 13th Preschool Story Time at 10:30 a.m. Bring your camera!

Relax and have fun with us at Coloring and Cookies for Grown Ups on the First Friday evening of every month at 6:30 p.m. (yes, after the library is closed!). All supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. Coloring and Cookies will be held on April 7th and May 5th.

The Library will be showing HOP on April 10th at 6:30 p.m. for Family Movie Night. The Secret Life of Pets will be shown on May 8th.
Everyone looks forward to the Friends of the Haltom City Public Library’s annual book sale. The sale is right around the corner. Mark your calendar for the following times and dates:
Thursday, April 27th: 10:30am – 7:00pm
Friday, April 28th: 10:30am – 5:00pm  
Saturday, April 29th: 10:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday, April 30th:  2:00pm –  4:00pm box sale

The Library will once again host the Haltom City Garden Club's Plant Swap and Sale in May. Stay tuned for more details.

Summer Reading Club planning is in full swing. Check back for exciting details!

The next Ladies’ Night Out date has been set. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 12, 2017. And we are happy to announce that Chef Tyler will be catering the event once again.

We hope to see you at the library soon!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Night of Romance 2017

                                                        Night of Romance 2017

 The library's third annual " Night of Romance", which highlights area authors of romance novels, was held on Friday, February 10. What a fabulous evening! We had 12 authors in attendance. Each attendee was presented with a long stem rose, their choice of color. No not just red ones. Haltom City Public Library is more colorful than that! Refreshments included bubbly drinks and a delectable chocolate fountain. Opportunities to purchase books directly from the authors was exciting. Many of our wonderful authors donated baskets filled with copies of their books and other goodies and door prizes were awarded every 30 minutes throughout the evening. Our good friend and featured author, Marsha R. West, composed a terrific article detailing this event on her weekly blog. With her permission the link to her blog is as follows: Please feel free to follow her, Marsha is loads of fun. We hope you will join us next year for an even more fantastic event!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Fran Burns Photography Exhibit

We would like to encourage everyone to come to the Library in to see a new photographic exhibit. There are over 20 photographs by photographer Fran Burns. If you have been around Haltom City, you might know Fran. She started the first Haltom City Photography Contest, which is now in its 29th year.  Here, in her own words, are how she got started in photojournalism:

I began working for the North Hills News in spring 1986 after graduating from the University of North Texas with a degree in photojournalism. I was hired as the staff photographer, and the position gave me the opportunity to take photos of all kinds of subjects and events.  I was also able to do a little writing and page layout for the paper. 
North Hills News was a weekly that initially covered Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills and Watauga. We had reporters that regularly attended city council meetings in each of these towns. We also covered BISD and the private schools in our area. The paper later expanded limited coverage in Hurst, Euless and Bedford and the HEB School District. 
As staff photographer I ran a darkroom and was responsible for rolling bulk film, developing the film and making an average of 40 prints per week for publications. My most challenging assignment was getting good photos of high school football games. With limited equipment and taking photos basically in the dark, I found Friday night football a frustrating comedy of errors. 
I was present with people at their most celebratory times and during their worst times. It was all part of the job. As I think back on it now, I feel incredibly blessed to have been able to document a short timeframe of history in Northeast Tarrant County.
Today, I continue to enjoy taking photos of my kids and grandkids … still documenting history, but in a more personal way. 
A collection of the North Hills News is housed at the Birdville Museum, 6030 Walker St., Haltom City. All of my negatives from my time with the newspaper are also archived there.
For more information contact the library.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

National Geographic Sale

Don't miss the next mini-sale sponsored by the Friends of Haltom City Public Library.

The first sale will feature National Geographic magazines. The premier magazine for science, geography, and social studies is well known for its award winning writing and photography.

The sale will run from February 13 through February 16, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day or until they run out.

After you read the magazines, they are prefect for upcycling! Check out these ideas:

Decorating with National Geographic Magazines from Little Green Notebook

National Geographic Shelf from Inhabitat

How to make Altered Art Pages with National Geographic magazine by Shemi Dixon on YouTube

How to Decoupage Anything from DIY

Crafts from Recycled Magazines

Craft Project Ideas from Recycled Magazines from Craft World

Make a Recycled Paper Bead Bracelet from Instructables.

Feel free to contact the library to check and see if items are still available, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Monday, January 23, 2017

New Art on Display : Kiki Rajasekar

Drop over to the Haltom City Public Library to view artist Keerthana (Kiki)  Rajasekar’s original artwork. She has explored two themes - an Indian wedding and glimpses from her travels. She primarily works in oil and watercolor paint mediums, experimenting between photo-realistic attempts of subjects and an artist's eye view of landscapes. Interested in every form, abstract, figurative and pop, she wishes to explore them all in her artwork. 

Kiki Rajasekar's work will be on view for three weeks at the Haltom City Public Library.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Friends of the Haltom City Public Library Abbreviated Paperback Book Sale

The Friends of the Haltom City Public Library are hosting another book sale at your favorite public library. This is one of the mini book sales sponsored by the Friends’ organization. 

On Monday, January 9th through Saturday, January 14th, the Friends will be selling paperback books for either $.25 or $.50. Where else can you get a deal like that?! The times are: 

Monday from 2 – 7:30 p.m. 
Tuesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (while supplies last).

At the last mini sale (cookbooks) the Friends sold all cookbooks and closed down the sale early, after only 3 days. If you are making a special trip for the book sale, call ahead to make sure there still are books for sale, 817.222.7785 or 817.222.7787, or visit the library’s website or Facebook page for an update. 

Most of the paperbacks are adult with some teen books thrown into the mix. Happy reading.

Would you like to get involved with the Friends of the Haltom City Public Library? Give us a call at 817.222.7787.