D. Brown Library still offering curbside and appointment only
The library is open to the public by appointment only. We are open Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 4 pm. Curbside service is available until 6 pm. You must call ahead at 254-583-2328 and schedule a time to browse or use a computer. Browsing appointments are 20 minutes maximum and computer appointments are 45 minutes maximum. Face masks are required in all areas of the library building. The restrooms are closed. Copy and fax services will continue to be curbside-only. We will continue to provide curbside item pick-up as an option.
We provide parking lot Wi-fi during our limited services. The network is DBLibrary Guest and the password is dbrownlibrary. Please note that the Wi-fi network is accessible every day from 10 am through 6 pm only. Please stay in your vehicle or maintain social distance if you sit outside the library. You will not be able to sit inside the library to utilize the Wi-fi. Call us during open hours if you need any assistance!
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig- Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? In this novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place. (Adult Fiction)
Becoming by Michelle Obama- In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. (Adult Nonfiction)
The Only Black Girls in Town by Brandy Colbert- Beach-loving surfer Alberta has been the only Black girl in town for years. Alberta's best friend, Laramie, is the closest thing she has to a sister, but there are some things even Laramie can't understand. When the bed and breakfast across the street finds new owners, Alberta is ecstatic to learn the family is black—and they have a 12-year-old daughter just like her. Alberta is positive she and the new girl, Edie, will be fast friends. But while Alberta loves being a California girl, Edie misses her native Brooklyn and finds it hard to adapt to small-town living. When the girls discover a box of old journals in Edie's attic, they team up to figure out exactly who's behind them and why they got left behind. Soon they discover shocking and painful secrets of the past and learn that nothing is quite what it seems.