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September 28-October 24 - Our Friends of the Library host our community's One Book/One Community Event reading "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson

Saturday, September 28 

KICK-OFF EVENTS:  exhibits, talks, food, concert

Exhibits - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Boy Scouts from Troop #58 of the Bulverde United Methodist Church will show you how to pitch a tent, start a fire, make a survival bracelet, and more!

Bulverde/Spring Branch EMS will provide information on what to do in a wilderness emergency

Whole Earth Provision Co. will exhibit the latest and greatest hiking and camping equipment

The Friends of the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library will provide camping/hiking munchies! 

Texas Parks Talk - 1:30 p.m.
R. Craig Hensley, Park Interpreter from Guadalupe River State Park, will speak to us about hiking in Texas parks.  If you have never heard Craig speak, you are in for a treat!

Michael Blakely Concert - 3:15 p.m.
Award-winning Singer/Songwriter and author, Mike Blakely, has released 11 CDs, performed all over the U.S., and made 16 tours to Europe.  Mike has published 17 books. His last two books were co-writes: one with Willie Nelson (A Tale Out of Luck), the other with Kenny Rogers (What Are the Chances) will be released in September.  His books and CDs will be available for purchase at this event. www.mikeblakely.com

Thursday, October 3, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon

(in conjunction with the Bulverde/Spring Branch FOL’s Gardening Series)
Robert Edmonson of the Texas A&M Forest Service will present a program on “The Big Tree Registry,” which is a registry of the world’s biggest trees of different species. Two of the largest trees of their species are in Comal County!

Tuesday, October 8, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
 Movie:  “Trek:  A Journey on the Appalachian Trail.”  1 hour 40 minutes.  “This documentary gives amazing insight into thru hiker life, and gives a great feel to the essence of the Appalachian Trail. I've shown this film to hikers and non-hikers, and everyone is moved and inspired by the intensity of this film.” 'Strider' - AT Hiker 2001 (from Amazon.com)

Thursday, October 17, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
“On the Trail” Panel Discussion
Join us for an interactive discussion with an experienced AT hiker from REI and others who have hiked the AT. What is it REALLY like?  Other related topics, too.  Lots of great information for the hiker/camper!

Thursday, October 24 FIELD TRIP!

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Note: This is the only OB/OC event for which we must charge a fee.  
Enjoy “A Walk in the Woods” field trip by bus to Lost Maples State Natural Area near Vanderpool, Texas.  We won’t be hitting the maples at the height of their color, but the bright side is that we will miss the huge crowds that come when they are at the height of their color!  A park ranger will give discuss the maple trees, short hikes will be available for those who wish to explore the park, and you will enjoy a picnic lunch with a stop at The Apple Store in Medina (“The Apple Capital of Texas”) for dessert on the way home.

Fitness Challenge:  Ongoing
Come “walk” the Appalachian Trail with us.  Convert your exercise time to miles on the map.  Map will be displayed in the library during OB/OC to show your progress as well as others.  Prizes will be awarded.  More details are available at the library.

 

 

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The Friends of the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library Board of Directors updated the Bylaws in November of 2011 and submitted them to the membership for approval after posting them for the required 15 days.  The membership voted to approved the updates in December, 2011.  A PDF of the Bylaws is available below.

Friends of the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library Bylaws 2011

Buy a Brick and Pave the Way to the Future

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Take a stroll in the courtyard and see who is paving the way to the future.  We have space at both the front courtyard or by the Veteran's Memorial.  Please click here to access the order form.

BOOK NOOK

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The Book Nook is located just inside the library on the left. Donated books (fiction, nonfiction, children, young adult), magazines, DVDs, and books on tape are made available at a reasonable cost for the reading enjoyment of the public and to encourage use of the library. Funds raised through the sale of these books/materials are used to support library programs, purchase library materials and equipment, and support the operating needs of the FOL. Each month a different author is featured as well as a topic of the month. The shelves are stocked daily and rotated as needed.

If you would like to donate your books, magazines, etc., please read the policy below. Books should be in good repair and free of water damage, mold or bugs. Any books which are donated in these stated conditions are unfortunately discarded. The Friends offer a tax deduction letter for your convenience.

Book Donation Policy

The Friends do not purchase any books for the Book Nook.