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Flower Yard Art Crafting Class

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The East Bernard Branch will host a “Flower Yard Art Crafting Class” on

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021.

Come learn how to make beautiful yard flower lights from your own dishes.

There are two sessions to sign up for: 4:30pm - 5:15pm and 5:15pm – 6:00 pm.

Call Patricia Orsak at 979-335-6142 to register for one of the classes. Classes are limited to ten patrons per session.


Liz Moreno Author Visit


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Elizabeth “Liz” Dettling Moreno, author of Psalms of Motherhood and other Reflections, will be at the East Bernard Branch on

Tuesday, May 18th from 4:00pm - 5:30pm.

She will share thoughts on her life experiences and the power of prayer, faith and hope. She will be signing copies of her new book that was released on January 19, 2021 by FWP Publications, Columbus, Ohio.



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GULF COAST READS


Gulf Coast Reads: On the Same Page is an annual regional reading initiative focused on promoting the simultaneous reading or listening to a selected title by those living along the upper Texas Gulf Coast.

Celebrate 10 Years of Gulf Coast Reads by Choosing What You Want to Read!

This year, to celebrate a decade of reading together, Gulf Coast Reads invites you, and all readers across southeast Texas, to vote on which book we will read this October. The Gulf Coast Reads Committee has narrowed the field down to three great titles that have broad appeal for adults and young adults, and that will encourage lively dialogue about important issues.

The Finalists:

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The House on the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

A thoroughly enchanting novel that follows lovable Arthur, the caretaker of magical misfit orphans from around the world. Full of whimsy, romance, and a touch of intrigue, The House in the Cerulean Sea will make you smile from the first word to the very last.

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They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Elsinger, Steven Scott & Harmony Becker

A stunning graphic memoir recounting actor/author/activist George Takei's childhood imprisoned within American concentration camps during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon -- and America itself -- in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love.

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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

A deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants ravaged by depression and addiction and grief—a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written, emotionally searing.

VOTE NOW!

Vote online here or pick up a paper ballot at any of our branches. Paper ballots must be returned to our library by close of business on Friday, May 21, 2021.

Voting for Gulf Coast Reads 2021 runs from May 3 – May 21, 2021.

UPDATE

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Effective Wednesday, March 10, 2021,
the Wharton County Library System will continue to follow the CDC guidelines and require all patrons who enter the libraries (Wharton Main, El Campo Branch, East Bernard Branch, and Louise Branch) to wear a mask.

The safety of the staff of the Wharton County Library System and the community is the number one priority for the Library Administration. Wharton County Library will continue to strive to stay open to serve the county residents with excellent customer service.

The Library Administration


Notary Services

The Wharton County Library System is proud to announce a new service to the community of Wharton County.

The Wharton Main Branch and the El Campo Branch will now provide notary public service to county residents.

Lulu Meek, Circulation Librarian of the Wharton Main Branch and Renee Harrell, Reference Librarian of the El Campo Branch are more than happy to serve the public’s notary needs.

For more information please contact:

Lulu Meek of the Wharton Main Branch at (979) 532-8080

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Renee Harrell of the El Campo Branch at (979) 543-2362

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Do you need Wi-Fi at home?

Wharton County Library's Main Branch and the El Campo Branch have a limited number of mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots available for checkout. Library card holders can check out the mobile Hotspots for 2 weeks at a time.

For more information call the Wharton Main Branch at (979)532-8080 or the El Campo Branch at (979)543-2362.

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The hot spots are sponsored by the Tocker Foundation and part of the county-wide Broadband Technology Plan underwritten by Texas Rural Funders.



Free access from home
until June 30, 2021


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Shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to Friends of the Wharton County Library.

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CANCELED until further notice

Lego Club meets the 1st Monday of every month
at 4:00 pm @ the Main Library in Wharton

Call 979-532-8080 for more information.