Not sure what’s harder these days – to be a young child, tween or teen or parenting them. Our youth deal with so many challenges in their day-to-day life, many of which may seem trivial or unimportant to us as adults, but which affect them deeply.
Stories of bullying, drug and alcohol use and other undesirable behavior isn’t something you just see in the news today – its right there weaving it’s way into and around our young people’s lives.
So what can you do about it? Well first you can educate yourself at the “Parent Connection 2012: Parenting the Next Generation” at the Kingsland Library next week.
On Monday, October On October 1, Dr. Gary Gramling and Dr. Rusty Wheelington will present “Youth Culture, Communication, and Conflict Resolution”. On October 2, Cori Miller will present “Setting Goals, Discipline, and Creative Learning”. The evening will start with a free supper served at 5:30 p.m. and the program starting at 6:00 p.m.
This is the Kingsland Library’s fourth year to host a Parent Connection Program. The supper and the program are free and open to any parent, grandparent, child care worker or care giver. For more information or to make a reservation, please call the library at 325-388-3170.
There will be a day filled with programs on Thursday, October 4 at the Llano Library. There will be two FREE hands-on computer classes presented by The Technology, Expertise, Access and Learning for All Texans Project (TEAL) Mobile Computer Lab. “Computer Basics” will be the topic at 10:00 a.m. for a two hour course designed to familiarize people new to computers with basic computer technology.
The next course will be a two hour course on “Email”. This course will introduce people to email and other forms of electronic communication.
If you would like to attend one of both of these courses, please call the Llano Library at 325-247-5248. Space is limited to the first 20 to sign up.
Also at the Llano Library on that day are two Book Festival events. At 3:00 p.m. there will be an Author Visit with Kendal Hemphill.
He lives in Mason and “The Buck Never Got Here” is his first book. He has been called a cross between Dave Barry and Pat McManus, so this should be a fun-filled time for everyone. Copies of his book will be available to purchase after the event.
At 6:00 on Thursday, October 4, the Llano Library will host the first of the Book Stew Live Cooking Demos. This evening will be filled with the wonderful pizza from Stonewalls Pizza – but with a twist!
The crust will be made gluten free! The demo will feature tips, recipes and tasting. Join Ed and Kelly Stefan on this evening as they show all of us how you can make a delicious pizza – and keep it gluten free.
Tickets are available now for several upcoming events at the libraries. The Friends of Llano Library will host Dinner with the Authors on Tuesday, October 9 with local authors W.C. and Laurie Jameson. W.C.’s latest book is “Butch Cassidy: Beyond the Grave” and “Beautiful Snare” is Laurie’s latest. They will talk about their writing and have copies of their books available for you to purchase after the event. Tickets are $15 per person and include a full roast beef dinner that will be served at the Lutie Watkins Methodist Church.
The Friends of the Kingsland Library have tickets for the Wine Tasting Gala to be held at Perissos Vineyard and Winery on Thursday, October 11 between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased from a Friends’ member or call Anne Welder at 325-388-6870 or Cindy Daly at 325-248-3972. The Friends are hosting this gala to benefit literacy through their continued support of the Kingsland Library.
For more information about what you can do to help, please call the library – Llano Library at 325-247-5248, Kingsland Library at 325-388-3170, and the Lakeshore Library at 325-379-1174.
Also, find the Llano County Library System on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all of the programs and events.