Summer Reading Fun Begins June 1!

Ready, Set…Read! The Post Public Library has lots of reading fun planned for all ages this summer. The summer kick-off is Wednesday June 1. Come to the library at 1:30 to register, sign your summer reading contract and get your book bag where inside you’ll find your summer reading log, book marks, and spirit sticks! Yes – colorful, fun spirit sticks to collect. Every time you return a library book during the summer you’ll receive another spirit stick. Wonder who will earn the most?

kids-1136296__180Each Wednesday in June at 1:30 p.m. a children’s author will be in the library. Every time you attend one of these special story times you get to choose a free book to take home.

Each Wednesday in July at 1:30 p.m. there will be a story time for readers through 2nd grade and Brain Quest for 3rd graders up.

All of this summer reading fun is at the Post Public Library, 105 E. Main St. in Post. Call 806-990-2149 for more information. The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Post Public Library, Caprock Cultural Association and partially funded by the Post-Garza County Endowment.

Stop Dreaming and Start Doing: A Conference for Aspiring Writers

pencil-878695_960_720Saturday, July 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heritage House, 109 N. Avenue N in Post.

This conference is for writers who are working on a specific project or just beginning their writing life. Topics in the morning sessions will include Tips to Enhance Your Writing Life, Technology to Support Your Writing Life, M.A.R.K.E.T.I.N.G. for Writers. The afternoon sessions will cover aspects of publishing: traditional opportunities, self-publishing successfully and technological tools to help you publish. There will be plenty of time for Q&A!

Instructors are: Melissa Morrow, Bear Mills and Rosa Walston Latimer.To ensure that attendees gain full benefit we are limiting the number of participants to 15. Conference fee is $100/person (includes lunch). Email to make payment arrangements. You will only be considered registered once we have received your conference fee. So…”stop dreaming and start doing” by registering now!

Texas Author to be Special Guest in Post

The Caprock Cultural Association invites you to be our guest for lunch and a presentation by Texas author
Tim Lewis at 11:30 a.m. April 13, 2016 at the Heritage House in Post.

Texas Author Tim Lewis

Texas Author Tim Lewis

You will have the opportunity to meet the author and hear the fascinating true story that inspired the novel Forever Friday published by Random House/WaterBrook Multnomah. In the popular novel Lewis tells a heartwarming and captivating tale of an unlikely couple, a weekly gift of devotion, and a heartbroken man longing to discover the secret to lasting marriage. The book is currently under consideration for movie production.

Copies of Forever Friday will be on sale following the presentation ($15/each paperback including sales tax) and Lewis will be happy to sign your copy!

Lewis is an author and playwright having authored more than twenty plays/musicals. In addition, he teaches a beginning novel writing class at West Texas A&M University and co-directs a summer writing academy. Timothy is also a professional speaker, cowboy poet, actor, and songwriter. He lives with his wife near Amarillo, Texas.

There is no charge for this event; however, we must have your reservation by Monday, April 11. Please reserve your place by calling 806-495-4148 or emailing: FRIDAY

Women Airforce Service Pilot Historical Presentation

WASPThe Caprock Cultural Association is very happy to have historian Lou Burleson return to the Heritage House on April 8, 2016 for a performance that tells the story of the “WASP” – women Airforce service pilots. The event begins at Noon with lunch.

Burleson is a retired history and theater teacher who lives in Floydada, Texas. Continuing her love of history, she developed seven “one-woman” shows to share the story of outstanding women in Texas history. “My ‘WASP’ program seems to be a favorite of audiences,” Lou said. “Perhaps because it is a little known part of our state’s history.”

The WASP program was formed during the early part of World War II to compensate for a critical shortage of male pilots. Women were trained as licensed pilots to help relieve the shortage. Approximately 25,000 women applied, 1,830 were accepted into the program. These women were never officially accepted as military until 1977 when President Jimmy Carter signed a law making it official. The Women Airforce Service Pilots were trained at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas. A National WASP museum has been established at Avenger Field to honor this part of Texas history.

This event is sponsored by the Caprock Cultural Association. Cost for the event is $12/person and reservations are required by Wednesday, April 6. Call 806-495-4148 or email for more information or to make your reservation.