Monthly Archives: October 2013

Win This Grill!

Picture1The summer may be over, but the Fall time makes for some great grilling weather.  And luckily for you, the Library is raffling off an amazing grill!  It’s a Weber propane grill with two stainless steel burners, Electronic Crossover ignition system, built-in thermometer, and fold-down side tables.

Stop by the Library to purchase your tickets – 1 for $2 or 3 for $5.  The drawing will take place at the Library’s upcoming Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26th at 3:45 pm in the Central Park Ampitheatre.  We want to thank the National Bank of Texas and Ace Hardware of Azle for very generously donating the grill.  All proceeds will go to the Azle Library Trust.

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Posted by on October 18, 2013 in Uncategorized


A Night of Star Gazing

Do you want to learn more about our beautiful night sky?  Then you and the entire family should join us on Thursday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. for a night of star gazing.  The Ft. Worth Astronomical Society will be on hand with their telescopes to teach us about the constellations and planets visible in the sky.  We’ll be meeting in the Library Parking Lot by Central Park.  Right now, the weather looks ideal for clear viewing.  However, if the forecast changes in the next two days, we will plan to reschedule for Tuesday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m.  We’ll keep you posted.  Until then, we hope to see you this Thursday!  This FREE event will be fun for all ages! 

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Posted by on October 8, 2013 in Uncategorized


The Passing of a Blockbuster Author

tom-clancyThe Hunt for Red OctoberThe Sum of All FearsPatriot GamesClear and Present Danger.

There are authors who would be content with having written and published just one of the above bestselling books.  Tom Clancy can take credit for all of them.  His body of work  is substantial and impressive, and it is with great sadness that we learned of his passing yesterday at the age of 66.

He actually sold his first manuscript (The Hunt for Red October) to the first publisher he tried, which, considering that some authors are rejected dozens and dozens of times, is truly amazing.  President Reagan received a copy and made a comment about how the book was so good it was causing him to lose sleep.  Clancy said he credits that comment with the book’s runaway success.  And that success spawned many more novels and the release of several blockbuster movies starring actors like Ben Affleck and Harrison Ford.

If you’re worried you’ll have to do without another Clancy thriller, you can thank your lucky stars – there will be at least one more book released by the late author.  Command Authority will be available in December 2013.

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Posted by on October 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

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