Check out your library! There are lots of activities going on

Libraries aren’t just for kids or just for checking out books, anymore

So…when was the last time you went to the library?

For most people, the answer is “Oh, I haven’t been to the library since I was a kid,” or even “I don’t go to the library, because I buy my books online.”

Well, libraries aren’t just for kids or just for checking out books, anymore. While children are always welcome patrons, sometimes grown-ups need a little attention, too!

Here at Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library, we enjoy giving our adult patrons groups to join, classes to learn from, and opportunities they might not otherwise enjoy.

Two of our most popular events are “Crafternoon” and “Color-Me-Calm”. These are both adult only groups and occur on alternating Wednesdays. “Crafternoon” is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m (with the next being on Jan. 30).

This event is for those crafty people in our community who want a break from doing their craft at home. Quilting, sewing, crocheting, drawing, hot gluing, or whatever creative outlet floats your boat, bring your supplies to the library and get your creative juices flowing in a new environment!

Whether you are the next Etsy success story or you craft for your own pleasure, there is no skill level required. The only craft not allowed is anything involving paint, due to potential damage and cleanup costs.

“Color-Me-Calm” is from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the opposite Wednesdays (with the next one being February 6, 2019) and we supply all of the materials. Coloring pages of all kinds, colors, pencils, gel pens, and markers are all available for anyone who wants to take a break to just relax and color!

Let go of all your adult frustrations, gather with a great group, and just enjoy the calming effects of putting color to paper. Many people from this group also attend on crafting Wednesdays to color. After all, coloring is a craft, too!

In February, we are also offering the second class in our genealogy workshop series. “Still Climbing Your Family Tree” is on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop is given in conjunction with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and teaches patrons how to research their own family trees in a variety of ways.

There will be an abundance of new information for those who attended the first workshop, and beginner tips for those who did not!

We always have events, groups, or classes going on for people of all ages. Like us on Facebook ( or browse our website ( to keep up with what we have going on! We hope to see you soon!

The Light and Champion

137 San Augustine St.
Center TX 75935