Nancy Novak (our children’s librarian) and I attended an Educator Evening in the Fort Worth Cultural District last week. This was a chance for local teachers and librarians to visit the various museums and cultural institutions in the area and see what they have to offer for students and patrons. They were incredibly generous and gracious, with staff on site to answer our questions and let us know about their upcoming programs and exhibits. And because I’m relatively new to the area, I had no idea Ft. Worth offered this much! Do you know what’s available to you in your own backyard? Here’s just a snapshot: the Bureau of Engraving and Printing offers an amazing free tour of their money printing facilities; the Botanical Research Institute of Texas is giving free tours to the public that discuss the many sustainable features of their building and landscape; the Ft. Worth Astronomical Society, in conjunction with the Noble Planetarium, offers free monthly star parties; and the National Museum of History and Science will be hosting an exhibit in the next few weeks called “Discover the Real George Washington,” with artifacts from his Mount Vernon home.
The Azle Memorial Library will be working with these cultural organizations over the next several months to offer free programming for you at our library. We have several exciting things in the works, so please be sure to check out our flyers in the library and our other promotional materials in the newspaper and around town.