Library hosts Titanic book signing, Amnesty Week

LONGVIEW (KYTX) -  The Longview Public Library invites residents to participate in a variety of upcoming activities, including the opportunity to bring back some overdue materials free of charge for a limited time only. For more information about the Library or events, please go to, call 903-237-1350, or visit the Longview Public Library at 222 W. Cotton St.

Upcoming Activities:

Amnesty Week: January 14 -18

During Amnesty Week of January 14 - 18, Library patrons are encouraged to return overdue movies and books. If an account is not in collections, the Library will waive all of the fines and fees associated with the item(s). If an account is in collections, the Library can still waive the replacement cost of the item, which is often a good portion of the debt owed. Items that have been severely damaged are not eligible for waived fines as the items would still need to be replaced them. Reminder: Not returning Library materials is theft of property and affects everyone through increased costs to the Library.

eBook and eAudio Class: January 15

The Library offers a free service called OverDrive, which allows patrons to check out and download free eBooks and eAudiobooks onto various electronic devices. The Longview Public Library is offering an informational class to educated patrons about eReaders and assist with common problems. An eBook and eAudio Class will be held from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 15, 2013. Knowledgeable staff will be in the Moeschle Room to provide demonstrations and assist with questions. Patrons are encouraged to bring a valid Library card number and the password associated with the card.  The Access Services Desk can assist with library cards and password resets.  For individuals unable to attend the class, step-by-step OverDrive instruction are available at the Library front desk and online for Kindle, NOOK, iPad / iPod / iPhone, PC & Mac computers, Android tablets and smartphones.

Titanic Speaker & Author: January 18

Julie Williams' great uncle was on the legendary Titanic when the great ship went down. As a result, Julie grew up hearing all of his stories firsthand and naturally grew up with a fascination surrounding the ship and its fate. She went on to write a book, A Rare Titanic Family, which was published last year! The author will be at Longview Public Library's Moeschle Room, at 10:30 am., Friday, January 18, to share her great uncle's stories.  She will also discuss her book and autograph copies for interested patrons!

Terrific Thursday  Texas Bank & Trust Cash For Kids: January 24

This month's "Terrific Thursday" event features an educational and interactive activity presented by  Texas Bank & Trust.  The fun program teaches children ages 5-12 all about money and how to manage it. The event will include lots of methods to make learning about money fun and easy like MyClubhouse tools, games and stories starring cute characters like Digitz the Dog, Bill Dollar and Peggy Banks!  The purpose of the event it to help kids learn to save money in a fun, interactive way from the professionals at Texas Bank & Trust. The event will be held in the Moeschle Room 7 p.m., Thursday, January 24.


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