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TIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

 

TIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

 Date:  July 26, 2022,

Time: 6:00 P. M.

 Place: Timpson Area Public Library Building

Physical Location: 520 Austin

Timpson, Texas 75975

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Opening Ceremonies
  3. Open Forum
  4. Reading and Certification of May 24, 2022 & June 28, 2022
  5. Financial Report
    1. Review Financial Statements
  6. Old Business
    1. Walk Hand Rails
    2. Lawn & Property
    3. Annex Chairs
  7. New Business
    1. November 8, 2022 Election
    2. Possible Volunteers
    3. Cleaning
    4. Jodie Grubbs
    5. 1st Internet
    6. Annex – Oct. 21
    7. Audit
  8. Friends Report
  9. Adjourn

TIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

TIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Date:  April 26, 2022,

Time: 6:00 P. M.

Place: Timpson Area Public Library Building

Physical Location: 520 Austin

Timpson, Texas 75975

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Opening Ceremonies
  3. Open Forum
  4. Reading and Certification of March22, 2022
  5. Financial Report
    1. Review Financial Statements
  6. Old Business
    1. Flowerbeds
    2. Annex Chairs
    3. E- Read Texas Program
    4. Annual Audit
    5. Emergency Response
    6. Comptroller’s Broadband Listening Tour
  7. New Business
    1. Walk Hand Rails
    2. Lawn & Property
    3. Windows 11
    4. Public Computer Hours – Computers are to be turned off at 4:45
    5. Funds Transfer – Checking to First Internet
  8. Friends Report
  9. Adjourn

TIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

TIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Date:  October 26, 2021
Time: 6:00 P. M.
Place: Timpson Area Public Library Building
Physical Location: 520 Austin
Timpson, Texas 75975

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Opening Ceremonies
  3. Open Forum
  4. Reading and Certification of September 28, 2021 Minutes
  5. Financial Report
    1. Review Financial Statements
  6. Old Business
    1. Hours of Operation
    2. Library Parking
    3. E-Read Texas Program
  7. New Business – No New Business             
  8. Friends Report
  9. Adjourn

TIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

 

TIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Date:  April 27, 2021

Time: 6:00 P. M.

Place: Timpson Area Public Library Building

Physical Location: 520 Austin                    

Timpson, Texas 75975

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order
  2. Opening Ceremonies
  3. Open Forum
  4. Reading and Certification of March 23, 2021 Minutes
  5. Financial Report
    1. Review Financial Statements
  6. Old Business
    1. Security Cameras
    2. Hours of Operation
  7. New Business              
    1. Internet Security
    2. Lawn Mower Service
    3. Annex Use By Methodist Church For Conference
  8. Friends Report
  9. Adjourn

TIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

 

TIMPSON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Date:  May 26, 2020

Time: 6:00 P. M.

 Place: Timpson Area Public Library Building

Physical Location: 520 Austin

Timpson, Texas 75975

Agenda

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Open Forum
  • Reading and Certification of April 28, 2020 Minutes
    Financial Report
    • Review  Financial Statements
  •  Old Business
    • None
  •  New Business
    • Audit Report
    • Reopening strategy
    • TAGHS June Meeting
    • Security Measures
  • Friends Report
  • Adjourn

HIDDEN WAR

Title: Hidden War

Author: Lt. John Nores, Jr.

Tallying up the numbers from the start of the pilot program in July 2013 through December 2015, the Marijuana Enforcement Team’s production level painted an ugly picture. During our first fire years of operations, the unit completed 800 arrest, eradication and reclamation missions. On those missions, we destroyed 3 million poisoned marijuana plants, seized and destroyed 58,677 pounds (29 tons) of processed marijuana, made 973 felony arrests, seized 601 firearms, removed 899,945 pounds (450 tons) of grow site waste and other pollutants, recovered and removed 2.35 million feet (445 miles) of black poly pipe, removed 91,728 pounds (46 tons) of fertilizers, extracted 756 gallons of illegal of illegal toxic chemicals and dismantled 793 water-stealing dams and diversions from drug trafficking organization grow complexes. Those dams stole approximately 12 billion gallons of water, mostly during the peak of California’s drought period, costing 12 billion gallons of much needed drinking and agricultural irrigation water had we not eliminated the operation.

Illegal marijuana growers divert millions of gallons of water, contaminate sensitive habitat with toxic chemicals and kill threatened wildlife–and they endanger public safety with weapons, bobby traps and poison. this explosive new book details Nores ‘dangerous missions to take down some of the most destructive criminals in America.

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SOMEONE KNOWS

Title: Someone Knows

Author: Lisa Scottoline

Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. She is not only grief-stricken, she’s full of dread. Because going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret.

Twenty years earlier, a horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. They played a dangerous prank that went tragically wrong. he teenagers never told anyone, believing that getting caught would be the worst thing that could happen. But time has taught Allie otherwise. Not getting caught was far worse. The dark secret has eaten away at her, distancing her from everyone she loves, including her husband. Because she wasn’t punished by the law, Allie has punished herself, and it’s a life sentence.

Now Allie stands on the precipice of losing everything. She’s ready for a reckoning, determined to learn how the prank went so horribly wrong. she digs to unearth the truth, but reaches a shocking conclusion that she never saw coming–and neither will the reader.

Someone Knows is Lisa Scottoline’s most powerful novel to date. Starting page turning and with an ending that’s impossible to forget, this is a tour de force by and author at the top of her game.

OF BLOOD AND BONE

Title:  Of Blood and Bone

Author:  Nora Roberts

It looks like an ordinary life, an everyday family: chores to be done, squabbling at the dinner table, a basketball game or a swim in the peaceful stream.  But beyond the edges of this peaceful farm, he world has changed.  Fallon Swift has two loving parents, but her true father died long ago, in what was known as the New Hope Massacre.  The distant city where her mother once dabbled casually in the craft has ben in ruins for years, reclaimed by nature, desolate since the Doom descended and billions grew sick and died.  Traveling anywhere now is a danger, as vicious gangs of Raiders and fanatics called “Purity Warriors” search for their next victim.  Those like Fallon, in possession of gifts, are hunted–and as her thirteenth birthday looms, her true nature, her identity as The One, can no longer be hidden.

Now the time has come for Fallon to walk away from her home, into a mysterious shelter in the forest where her training can begin.  Under the guidance of Mallick, whose skills have been honed over centuries, she will complete three quests: She will learn the old ways of healing, and find powers within herself that she never imagined.  And when he ime is right, she will take up the sword and fight.

For she until grows into the woman she was born o be, the world outside will never be whole again.  The people of New Hope are still standing, clinging to survival–but under constant threat from the darkness.  In the fragments of her vision, she can see them, trying to defeat the suffering and injustice.  She cannot yet join the battle.  for two years, in the idyllic hideaway of their cottage, she must study and spar with her mentor, and come to understand the forces of the light, the magicks of faerie and elf and shifter.  but the time is coming when she must face the darkness too–for the sake of the family she left behind, and all those who have placed their hope and faith in The One.

PET SEMATARY

Title:  Pet Sematary

Author:  Stephen King

Has Stephen King ever conceived a story so horrifying that he was for a time unwilling to finish writing it?  Yes.  Pet Sematary is that story.

As king says in his introduction, “When I’m asked what I consider to be the most frightening book I’ve written, the answer I give comes easily and with no hesitation. Pet Sematary.”

When Dr. Louis Creed takes a new job and moves his family to the idyllic rural town of Ludlow, Maine, this new beginning seems too good to be true.  Yet despite Ludlow’s tranquility, an undercurrent of danger exists here.  Those trucks on the road outside the Greeds’ beautiful old home travel by just a little too quickly, for one thing….as is evidenced by the makeshift pet cemetery in the nearby woods.  Then there are the warnings to Louis, both real and from the depths of his nightmares, that he should not venture beyond the borders of this little graveyard.  A blood-chilling truth is hidden there–one more terrifying than death itself, and hideously more powerful.  An ominous fate befalls anyone who dares to tamper with this forbidden place, as Louis is about to discover for himself.

As the story unfolds, so does a nightmare of the supernatural, one so relentless you might not want to continue reading but will be unable to stop.  There’s a reason King put this novel in a drawer for several years, ” thinking I had finally gone too far.”

Lincoln In The Bardo

Title: Lincoln In The Bardo

Author: George Saunders

In his long-awaited first novel, American Literary master George Saunders delivers his most original, transcendent, and moving work yet. Unfolding in a graveyard over the course of a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln In The Bardo is an experience unlike any other–for no one by Saunders could conceive it.

February 1862. The Civil War is less than one year old. The fighting has begun in earnest, and the nation has begun to realize it is in for a long, bloody struggle. Meanwhile, President Lincoln’s beloved eleven-year-old son, Willie, lies upstairs in the White House, gravely ill. In a matter of days, despite predictions of a recovery, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. “My poor boy, he was too good for this earth,” the president says at the time. “God has called him home.” Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns, alone, to the crypt several times to hold hiss boy’s body.

From that seed of historical truth, George Saunders spins an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a thrilling, supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. Willie Lincoln finds himself in a strange purgatory where ghosts mingle, gripe, commiserate, quarrel, and enact bizarre acts of penance. Within this transitional state–called, in the Tibetan traditions, the bardo–a monumental struggle erupts over young Willie’s soul.

Lincoln In The Bardo is an astonishing feat of imagination and a bold step forward from one of the most important and influential writers of his generation. Formally daring, generous in spirit, deeply concerned with matters of the heart, it is a treatment to fiction’s ability to speak honestly and powerfully to the things that really matter to us. Saunders has invented a thrilling new form that deploys a kaleidoscopic, theatrical panorama of voices–living and dead, historical and invented–to ask a timeless, profound question: How do we live and love when we know that everything we love must end?