Jeff Davis County Library

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Cielo Quartet concert
The Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library present a free concert by local talented musicians playing a variety of musical from classical to contemporary. Light refreshments will be served. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Davis Mountains Button Club
Join collectors for learning, sharing, and trading. Find out more about this hobby at the monthly meetings. All are welcome. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26.
Talk Dewey to Me Book Club 

Nonfiction book club meets at noon the second Wednesday of each month to discuss a new title. Call the library at 432-426-3802 for update. All are welcome whether you've read the book or not. Noon Wednesday, Oct. 9.
 
Weekly events

Storytime features books, music, crafts, and outdoor activities (weather allowing). 11 a.m. Tuesdays, year-round.

Children's Art classes for ages 6-12; class size limited to 10. Must be able to use safety scissors and glue. Projects to include collage, clay sculpture, fiber arts, and printmaking. Younger siblings are welcome to experiment and build skills with art and craft materials at a designated table. 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

Senior Fit exercise with no-impact options is open to all ages and fitness levels. 1 p..m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Watercolor Club meets weekly to paint along with video tutorials. Supplies provided by Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library. No experience or skill necessary. Learn a new skill in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Lesson repeats at noon and 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays. 

Spanish Conversation Group meets weekly (except Oct. 8) to practice Spanish language skills. 4 p.m. Tuesdays.


All programs free and open to the public.

For 24/7 library resources and to see the new books, DVDs, and audiobooks, click here for our catalog.

Phone: 432-426-3802
Email: library@co.jeff-davis.tx.us

We are so much more than books!

- Programs for children and adults
- Only public fax in Fort Davis
- Printing, copying (up to 11x17, b&w and color), scanning, laminating
- Free notary service
- Free wifi 24/7
- Public desktop computers and Chromebooks to use in the library 
- Android tablets to check out
- Library of Things to check out: reel mower, slow cooker, clothing steamer, professional food dehydrator, chafing dish, Blu-Ray player, DVD player, region-free DVD player.
- Database of local resources
- Certified consumer health information specialist librarian
- Seed bank
- ABC Mouse educational games available on library computers for children
- Southwest Collection and local history section
- Large collection of new and best-selling books, DVDs and audiobooks
- Interlibrary loans
- Local newspapers and wide variety of magazines
- Online access to hundreds of newspapers and other periodicals
- Online homework help, teacher resources, test prep, career prep
- Self-serve coffee/tea bar (by donation)

   

E-books are here — partially.

We have good news and bad news: SimplyE for Apple — free on the App Store — is working great, but the Android app has been delayed. I will update Facebook as soon as it is released. We have no ETA.

Directions:

If you haven’t yet downloaded the app, go to the Apple App store, download and install the SimplyE app onto your iOS phone or tablet:
Open the app
Choose to find your library
Choose your library’s name from the list
Once you see the initial screen of ebooks for your library, choose “Settings” in the bottom right
Choose “Accounts”
Choose your library’s name
Insert your barcode number from your library card and PIN; choose “Log In”
Default PIN is the phone number associated with your account.
In the bottom left, choose “Catalog”
Find a title to read
Choose “Get”
Once the title has been downloaded, choose “Read”
You should be reading!

A note about the e-books: The collection was chosen by a committee appointed by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, who has made the app and e-books available for free to a group of small and rural libraries. I hope to be able to begin adding more titles that I know our community likes, based on circulation of print materials. Let me know if you have any request for authors, titles, or subjects.

     If you don't have a smartphone or tablet to run the app, the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library has purchased two tablets for patrons to check out to read e-books. The tablets will be available for checkout at the front desk for three weeks at a time. Stop by if you need assistance -- we're here to help!

Renew materials

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Text your questions or renew your materials: 432-426-6017

Also:
Call to renew by phone: 432-426-3802