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It's summer vacation time, so come hang out with us!

Take a break and cool off at the library during these last weeks of summer before back-to-school starts!
Click the button below to view our monthly calendar of programs.

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Saturday, August 31
7:00 PM -11:00 PM

Please join us for the Longview Public Library and Friends of the Longview Public Library’s annual fundraiser night!

Lady Luck is coming to the stacks for the evening!
This year we’ve got Vegas style entertainment, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and refreshing cocktails for your enjoyment all the while raising funds that benefit future programming and your library.

Tickets are on sale now!
You can purchase them through our listing on Eventbrite, or come into the library to purchase at the front desk.

Visit, or call (903) 237-1350 and ask for Cassie or Jennifer to find out more!

Thursday, August 1
6:30 PM

Teens join us the first Thursday of every month to exchange book & movie recommendations, enjoy free snacks with fellow teens, and hear what's happening at the Library and in the community!

** This month’s meeting is off-campus and will be held at Shivers Natural Snow food truck.
5651 US-259, Longview TX, 75605

Ages 13-18.
Please call (903) 237-1345 for more info.

Youth programs are taking a post-SRC break

Summer Reading Club was a big success, and we want to thank everyone for participating! Over 2,000 kids registered this year and we are so glad to see everyone attend and visit the library!

The Youth Services Team is going to take a small break this month and prepare for the Fall season of regular weekly programming (Music & Movement, Babygarten Story Time, Tutoring Tuesdays, Early Learning Journeys Story Time, Discovery Kids, and LEGOs)!

Look for their return in September.

Family Game Night will remain active on Thursday nights.
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM.

Please call (903) 237-1345 for more info.

Saturday, August 17
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

This month’s adult craft will be paper mosaic art.
Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring a design idea/template you’d like to mosaic, your own scissors (recommended), and your own papers you’d like to use.

Ages 18+. Registration required.
Please call (903) 237-1350 and ask for Evelyn or Wesly.

Tuesday, August 20
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We’ll be taking FREE back-to-school pictures for homeschool families inside the Genealogy Room of the Library!
Pictures start at 10:00 AM, and will end at 12:00 PM.
Attendees will receive one 4x6 photo. Afterwards, you can find copies of them on our Facebook for you to save and print!

For more information, please call (903) 237-1345
CLOSED August 31 - September 2

The main branch, and Broughton Branch will be CLOSED
August 31 - September 2 in observance of Labor Day.
The outside drops will also be CLOSED.

Please be sure to join us for our Novel Night fundraiser on August 31!
See above for more information or visit

Normal hours and operations resume on Tuesday, September 3.
Saturday, August 24
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Want to improve your writing skills, or get some extra help on a piece you’re working on? Join our writer’s workshop!
New members are always welcome for walk-ins.
For additional information, contact Christian at (903) 237-1351.
We offer FREE computer classes!

Registration required. Seating is limited. Call (903) 237-1350 to register.
This month's courses are:

August 14, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Computer Basics: Course for people who have never really used or touched a computer. Emphasis on computer accessories and their uses. Some emphasis on internet/web usage. Keyboarding (typing) sometimes emphasized as well.
August 19 & 23, 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Advanced Excel I & II: Advanced class on database and spreadsheet entry. Emphasis on tables, charts (Pivot) and formatting your workbooks.
August 20 & 22, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Word Basics I & II: Introductory course into Microsoft Word that focuses on how to create, format, and use the tools needed to create a word document.
August 27 & 29 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Basic Excel I & II: Introductory course into Microsoft Excel that focuses on database entry and formula input to make spreadsheets and workbooks.
Summer Reading Club Shirt SALE!!!!
  • Reduced price on our very cool SRC shirts.
    One-of-a-kind, and witty shirt that will help you remember your summer, AND support your library programs!
    We have a limited run of sizes for youth and adults.
  • $10 for any shirt any size!
  • Get them at the front desk in the library. Cash, check, credit.

New Database Notice!
  • Please head to our website and check the database section for a new one we've added:
    Mango Languages!
    Replacing our former language learning database Powerspeak, Mango offers over 70 languages (a big upgrade!), easy learning and navigation flow, mobile app use, and lots of personal customization.
    We urge you to give it a try!

Book Club Schedule
  • Young @ Heart: Tuesday, August 6, 6:00 PM
    *Library Break Room
  • Diverse Readers Book Club: Saturday, August 17, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    *Library Break Room
  • Informal Ladies: Thursday, August 22, 6:30 PM

Check online for full schedule, selected book picks, and contact!

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