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Celebrate National Library Week All Month Long!

(SEGUIN, TEXAS) –This month, the Seguin Public Library joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise.

April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools and campuses. Providing public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect. Library programs provide information, education and recreation that will enrich and enhance the lives and minds of users of all ages. Library staff also collaborate with other civic and service organizations to actively engage with the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community’s core needs are being met.

Seguin Public Library helps lead the community by offering informative, entertaining, or cultural experiences, through which the public can participate, exchange information, engage and learn.

This year the Seguin Public Library is celebrating all month long with a variety of remarkable events. In addition to our regular programing, the library will feature health and wellness events such as DOC Talk, featuring Shadi Mourad, MD from Guadalupe Regional Medical Center as he discusses kidney health and how kidneys effect your entire body. Every Thursday we invite the community to participate in Yoga at the Library with HK Yoga. The library will also host adult and teen book clubs; a special children’s book party "After The Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again" by Dan Santat, with an egg drop science experiment to follow!

Closing out National Library Week, we invite community members to experience a special performance by Essence Women’s Choir “Love Can Build a Bridge”. The Essence Women’s Choir is comprised of women from all walks of life who love to sing together and provide support to women and children in need. There will be an opportunity for concert attendees to donate to a local nonprofit organization, the Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter. The shelter provides support to victim of Family Violence through emergency shelter, community education, counseling, support groups, and more.

In honor of National Preservation Week, technology events will consist of webinars: Preserving Family Recipes, learning the tools and techniques on how to care for family recipe books, as well as translating sketchy, illegible or unwritten food traditions into usable information. Preserving Family History, tips on researching, preserving, including sharing all aspects of your family’s history; Caring for Family Keepsakes, basic archival care for common family treasures such as photo albums, loose photographs, Bibles, clocks, jewelry.

Film screenings and art events are also scheduled. Join us for an Earth Day film screening Living in the Future’s Past and Love, Sweat, & Tears, a lighthearted sexual health documentary.

In recognition of poetry month, the library will host a Poetry Night, where members of the poetry group will read a selection or two, followed by an open microphone to attendees. We also invite the community to come enjoy local art with the Spring 2019 Rotating Art Exhibit.
Special presentations and Guest Speakers include, Author, Inge Auerbacher, as she brings history to life by sharing her personal experiences as a young child in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Paula King-Harper, a fifth generation descendant of Reverend Hiram Wilson (Wilson Pottery), an 1800's Texas potter, will share her family's rich heritage. Cindy Foreman & Beverly Herring from Interactive Genealogy Group, will be presenting a hands-on demonstration of “FAN Club” or Cluster Genealogy Research to locate elusive ancestors.
“Libraries are cornerstones of democracy, promoting the free exchange of information and ideas for all,” said Erica Reyes, Library Assistant/Social Media Specialist. “They also foster civic engagement by keeping people informed and aware of community events and issues.”

During National Library Week the Seguin Public Library will host special events for all ages, including Scavenger Hunts for both children and adults and a guessing jar where patrons can guess how many books are in the library. Participate in these events for a chance to win prizes. Take a picture at our Photo Booth, upload and tag the library to be entered into a raffle prize drawing. Thanks to these generous local businesses, Court St. Coffee Shop, Sweet Treats, and Fresh Donuts complimentary coffee and cookies will be provided on Friday, April 12th while supplies last.

About National Library Week: First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

For additional information call (830) 401-2422 or visit the Library webpage at library.seguintexas.gov. The Library is located at 313 W Nolte St. Seguin, TX 78155