San Marcos Public Library
Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at San Marcos Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Saturday, Dec. 4, 2:30-3:30


Holiday Helping Film Shorts and Discussion
Saturday, December 4
2:30-3:30
Watch short documentary films about “housing first” policies, and houselessness within LGBTQ community. Then participate in a discussion on these important issues. Film titles will be announced during the program. Hosted by the Homeless Coalition of Hays County. Registration is required.
Sunday, Dec. 5
Enhanced library cards are available to any adult living in Hays County or San Marcos. You can get an enhanced card for free, even if you already have a library card. Enhanced cards are made by appointment ONLY. Please answer the necessary questions while signing up so that we can contact you with a date and time. 
Regular library card rules apply:
A.) Applicants for library cards must provide a photo ID and verification of both their mailing address and physical address, if different from their mailing address. All items must be originals, no photocopies. An applicant may provide a current Texas Driver’s License or official D.P.S. Identification Card with current address and obtain a library card. If unable to provide one of those items, the applicant may provide any three of the following items, with at least one item including a photo:
 a current rent or lease agreement
 a current utility bill
 a current voter registration card
 a current renter’s, homeowner’s or car insurance policy
 a current property tax statement from the CAD
 checks with an address imprinted on the face of the check
 paycheck with name and address imprinted
 Student Identification card
 Current student registration or school record
 Club card with photo
 Credit card
 Debit card
 Inmate identification card with photo
 Shelter identification card with photo
 Online arrest record with photo
 Amusement park pass with photo
 Birth certificate
 Copy of medical record with name and address
 Religious record
 Passport
 Employee identification card
 Health insurance card
 Military identification card
 Library card from another library
 Mexican Matricula Consular card
 Driver’s license or identification from another state
Our full circulation policy can be found HERE: http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2305/Circulation-Policy-PDF?bidId= 
Monday, Dec. 6, 10:00 a.m. to noon
What can you do with those leftover fabric scraps?  Find out by joining us and making a fabric collage?  In this 2-hour session you will have an opportunity to learn a technique for this fun art form.For ages 18 and up.
Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2-3pm


Navigating the Online Job Search
Tuesday, Dec 7th 2:00-3:00pm
In Person
As individuals and companies adapt to new technology, so too does the job hiring process. Companies are hiring, and the application and interview process has gone virtual. Learn best practices for online job searches, digital applications, and Zoom interviews. Registration required. Attend in person at the library.
Thursday, Dec. 9, 6-7pm


Cover Letters Made Easy - Webinar
Thursday December 9 
6:00-7:00pm
Market yourself and gain an edge in today's job market by learning how to write an effective cover letter. We will discuss components of a cover letter, go over proper formatting, and determine what content to include and what to leave out. Register for the Zoom link.
 

ZOOM: 
Topic: My MeetingCover Letters Made Easy 
Time: Dec 9, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84537770316?pwd=SjJ6akJWdFZPY2Ivc2pjYmNLc1RQdz09
Meeting ID: 845 3777 0316
Passcode: jobs
Friday, Dec. 10, 10-11am


 
Job Search Help
Friday, December 10 
10am - 11am 
Let us help you find new employment every step of the way! We will help you find new jobs postings, write your resume or cover letter, and go into the interview prepared and with confidence. Registration required. Attend in person at the library.
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Saturday, Dec. 11, 10am-1pm


Homebuyer Education Workshop: 
Realizing the American Dream with the Austin/San Marcos Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, December 11
10am to 1pm
Free homebuyer education workshop for anyone interested in learning about the homebuying process. We will cover mortgage readiness,  credit scores, and practical financial advice.  Each participant will receive a certificate for attending (valid for 1 year). Snacks will be served, so registration is required.
Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:00-noon
This class will introduce the basic principles of mindfulness meditation with focus on mindfulness of breath, body, and thoughts. 
Sunday, Dec. 12
Enhanced library cards are available to any adult living in Hays County or San Marcos. You can get an enhanced card for free, even if you already have a library card. Enhanced cards are made by appointment ONLY. Please answer the necessary questions while signing up so that we can contact you with a date and time. 
Regular library card rules apply:
A.) Applicants for library cards must provide a photo ID and verification of both their mailing address and physical address, if different from their mailing address. All items must be originals, no photocopies. An applicant may provide a current Texas Driver’s License or official D.P.S. Identification Card with current address and obtain a library card. If unable to provide one of those items, the applicant may provide any three of the following items, with at least one item including a photo:
 a current rent or lease agreement
 a current utility bill
 a current voter registration card
 a current renter’s, homeowner’s or car insurance policy
 a current property tax statement from the CAD
 checks with an address imprinted on the face of the check
 paycheck with name and address imprinted
 Student Identification card
 Current student registration or school record
 Club card with photo
 Credit card
 Debit card
 Inmate identification card with photo
 Shelter identification card with photo
 Online arrest record with photo
 Amusement park pass with photo
 Birth certificate
 Copy of medical record with name and address
 Religious record
 Passport
 Employee identification card
 Health insurance card
 Military identification card
 Library card from another library
 Mexican Matricula Consular card
 Driver’s license or identification from another state
Our full circulation policy can be found HERE: http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2305/Circulation-Policy-PDF?bidId= 
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Join George Ensle for a songwriting workshop.  Ensle has won numerous songwriting awards and has had his songs recorded by other artists, including Gary P. Nunn, Bob Cheevers, Will T. Massey and Jeff Talmadge.
Thursday, Dec. 16, 10:00 to 10:40 p.m.
Are you a night owl?  Got thoughts swirling around in your head?  Join us on Zoom with your bullet journal.  We use the time to create next month's template, enjoy a beverage and chat.  Ages 18 and up.
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2-3pm


Financial Education Series: How Do I Gift My Wealth?
Thursday, December 16 
2:00-3:00
Saving taxes and transferring wealth from one generation to the next is important, but developing a gifting strategy that addresses what, how much and when to give can often feel overwhelming. Gifting to family members involves important decisions about which types of assets to gift and the tax considerations of doing so. Presented by Flashpoint Financial Services, offering complimentary one-on-one reviews. Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor.  Member of FINRA/SIPC. Register to receive the Zoom link. 

 
 
Sunday, Dec. 19
Enhanced library cards are available to any adult living in Hays County or San Marcos. You can get an enhanced card for free, even if you already have a library card. Enhanced cards are made by appointment ONLY. Please answer the necessary questions while signing up so that we can contact you with a date and time. 
Regular library card rules apply:
A.) Applicants for library cards must provide a photo ID and verification of both their mailing address and physical address, if different from their mailing address. All items must be originals, no photocopies. An applicant may provide a current Texas Driver’s License or official D.P.S. Identification Card with current address and obtain a library card. If unable to provide one of those items, the applicant may provide any three of the following items, with at least one item including a photo:
 a current rent or lease agreement
 a current utility bill
 a current voter registration card
 a current renter’s, homeowner’s or car insurance policy
 a current property tax statement from the CAD
 checks with an address imprinted on the face of the check
 paycheck with name and address imprinted
 Student Identification card
 Current student registration or school record
 Club card with photo
 Credit card
 Debit card
 Inmate identification card with photo
 Shelter identification card with photo
 Online arrest record with photo
 Amusement park pass with photo
 Birth certificate
 Copy of medical record with name and address
 Religious record
 Passport
 Employee identification card
 Health insurance card
 Military identification card
 Library card from another library
 Mexican Matricula Consular card
 Driver’s license or identification from another state
Our full circulation policy can be found HERE: http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2305/Circulation-Policy-PDF?bidId= 
Monday, Dec. 20, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Make holiday gifts and ornaments from items collected sustainably from nature with the San Marcos Discovery Center.  Learn about how some of our nature-based holiday traditions got started.  There will be projects for all ages.  Materials provided. Each participant must be registered. Class limited to 20. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday, Dec. 20, 4:30

Job Search Help
Monday, December 20
4:30-5:30pm
Let us help you find new employment every step of the way! We will help you find new jobs postings, write your resume or cover letter, and go into the interview prepared and with confidence. Registration required. Attend in person at the library.
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2-3pm


What are the Different Ways to Get Divorced? 
Tuesday, December 21 
2:00-3:00
Coming to a transition point in your marriage is daunting.  Once the decision is made or very close to being made, this is when a flood of process questions tend to arise.  For example, what is the process for getting divorce?  Do I need to hire a lawyer? How long is the process?  Join us as we discuss the different ways to get divorced or legally separated in Texas.Presented by Shalana Poole, CDFA, CFP, and Linda Barfield, Client Service Manager from Spoole 360 Divorce. 

 
 
Sunday, Dec. 26
Enhanced library cards are available to any adult living in Hays County or San Marcos. You can get an enhanced card for free, even if you already have a library card. Enhanced cards are made by appointment ONLY. Please answer the necessary questions while signing up so that we can contact you with a date and time. 
Regular library card rules apply:
A.) Applicants for library cards must provide a photo ID and verification of both their mailing address and physical address, if different from their mailing address. All items must be originals, no photocopies. An applicant may provide a current Texas Driver’s License or official D.P.S. Identification Card with current address and obtain a library card. If unable to provide one of those items, the applicant may provide any three of the following items, with at least one item including a photo:
 a current rent or lease agreement
 a current utility bill
 a current voter registration card
 a current renter’s, homeowner’s or car insurance policy
 a current property tax statement from the CAD
 checks with an address imprinted on the face of the check
 paycheck with name and address imprinted
 Student Identification card
 Current student registration or school record
 Club card with photo
 Credit card
 Debit card
 Inmate identification card with photo
 Shelter identification card with photo
 Online arrest record with photo
 Amusement park pass with photo
 Birth certificate
 Copy of medical record with name and address
 Religious record
 Passport
 Employee identification card
 Health insurance card
 Military identification card
 Library card from another library
 Mexican Matricula Consular card
 Driver’s license or identification from another state
Our full circulation policy can be found HERE: http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2305/Circulation-Policy-PDF?bidId= 
Monday, Dec. 27, 10-11am


Your New Year's Goal: Get a New Job!
Monday, Dec 27
10am - 11am
If your new year's resolution is to find a new job, a great resume is the way to start. A great resume is more than a list of your experiences—it’s a package that shows off who you are and why you’re a qualified candidate for the job. Get tips on creating a resume that gets noticed, not tossed in the trash! Registration is required.
Monday, Jan. 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kids ages 8-12 and their families are invited to learn the basics of coding with Scratch, a free online program that makes coding easy and fun! Learn to tell multimedia stories with this user-friendly software. Children should bring a parent to learn coding together and support future exploration. Kids start with Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/) and can then expand to physical computing with tools like the Makey Makey, micro:bits, and craft circuit materials.
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