News from the Stacks

Library Ministry - Park Cities Baptist Church - July 2018

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Are you using RightNow Media, the streaming Christian video service that’s FREE to any PCBC member? If not, you’re missing out on a great resource of Bible studies and seminars from an all-star line-up of Christian speakers. There are also hundreds of videos for kids and teens. The videos are great for individuals and families as well as for small groups. You can watch the videos any time or place—on home TV or your computer, tablet or smart phone. Go to to see more. We’ll be re-sending email invitations before the end of the summer, so watch your email—including your spam file. Or just contact us in the Library for more information. P.S. Be sure to download the RightNow Media App to your smartphone or tablet! Take it wherever you go.

Watch the video below to learn more about this resource.

What is Right Now Media?
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Dig Deeper into the Sermon Series!

Here are some selections from the PCBC Library collection and RightNow Media that support the next sermon series: Happy People.

RightNow Media Selections:

Sermon on the Mount – Kay Arthur

Sermon on the Mount – Sinclair Ferguson

The End of Me – Kyle Idleman

Celebrate Matthew – Keith Loy

Reflections on the Beatitudes for People with Cancer – Ken Curtis

Experience the Mount of Beatitudes – RNM’s video

Book List on OPAC:

Happy People: The Beatitudes - A list of resources available for you to check out from our PCBC Library.

Also, be sure to check OverDrive for e-books and audiobooks!

Looking for Something New to Read?

Check out some of the new books that we’ve added to the collection this summer. Many of these were donated in memory of a loved one.

Here is a link to our online catalog – OPAC.

Use it to learn more about these books and all the others in our collection. Log in with your username and password, and you can reserve, renew or even review books. Contact the Library for more information

Also, we’ve added a bunch of new titles to our OverDrive collection of e-books and downloadable audiobooks.


Robert’s Rules of Order: The classic manual of parliamentary procedure

The Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Bible

The Message of Ephesians: God’s new society, by John R. Stott

The Living Word of God: Rethinking the theology of the Bible, by Ben Witherington

Enjoy the Silence: A 30-day experiment in listening to God, by Maggie Robbins

Seasons of the Soul: Stages of spiritual development, by Bruce A. Demarest

Everybody Always: Becoming love in a world full of setbacks and difficult people, by Bob Goff

Sacred Pathways: Discover your soul’s path to God, by Gary Thomas

A Wind in the House o Islam: How God is drawing Muslims around the world to faith in Jesus Christ,

by David Garrison

I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 miles, two best friends, and one wheelchair, by Patrick Gray

Living the Sabbath: Discovering the rhythms of rest and delight, by Norman Wirzba

Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without hierarchy, essays by various authors


If I’m Found, by Terry Blackstock

If I Live, by Terry Blackstock

To the Moon and Back, by Karen Kingsbury

Deadly Encounter, by DiAnn Mills

Deep Extraction, by DiAnn Mills

High Treason, by DiAnn Mills

More Than Meets the Eye, by Karen Witemeyer

Books for Kids:

Found: Psalm 23, by Sally Lloyd-Jones

My Holy Bible: For African-American Children

My Second Picture Dictionary, by Hale Reid

My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in little hearts, by Susan Hunt

My ABC Bible Verses from Psalms, by Susan Hung

The Grinch Meets His Max, by Antonia D. Bryan

Dogs, by Emily Gravett

Bear & Hare, Share!, by Emily Gravett

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, by Melanie Watt

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping, by Melanie Watt

Library Blog Now on Facebook

“Off the Shelf” has moved on to Facebook. Our Library Blog used to be on our PCBC website page; now it’s a Note on our PCBCDallasLibrary Facebook page. We update our Library blog every few weeks and would love for you to be a regular reader. We blog about events and updates here in the Library, and sometimes we just write our blog to express our opinion or observations. Go take a look and leave a comment.

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Do It All On Your Phone!

You can have all the capabilities of our online catalog right at your fingertips with Librista, a mobile app that allows you to browse our Online Public Access Catalog on the go. Download the Librista app for iOS or Android. Search for “Park Cities Baptist Church.” Use your Username and PIN to Log On if you want to use personalized features.

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So far, we have given more than 300 Bibles to SoupMobile! That’s about 3 percent of their goal of collecting 10,000 Bibles – to give one to every homeless person in Dallas. SoupMobile Church is the “home” church for the homeless in Dallas, Texas. SoupMobile Church is non-denominational but 100% Jesus based. See more at their website:

Keep searching around your house. Ask your friends and neighbors. Swing by your mom’s house and take her extra Bibles. If you’re at a garage sale, snag any Bibles you see. Bet you can get them for free if you’re persuasive!

Bring new or gently used, any version, any language to the PCBC Library. You can also drop them off in the bins marked for “Children’s Books.” If you would like to donate money to the cause, we can work with SoupMobile to purchase Bibles.

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Faithfully Yours Ladies Book Brunch - Book Review

Saturday, Sep. 15th, 10am-12pm

Park Cities Baptist Church - The Loft

We have a special program for the thirteenth Ladies Book Brunch! Susan Lewis from Logos Bookstore will tell us about some of her favorite new titles. Come for light refreshments and plenty of fellowship as PCBC and Concord women get to know one another better. This event will be free of charge, but PLEASE register online:

(If you have trouble registering online, just call Emily Martin at 214-860-3993 or email

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Dream Cafe Meal Deal - From left: Yolanda Martinez, Terri Heard, Linda Coffey, Pat Evans, Liz Knight, Joyce Mitchell, Dottie Kingston DeLorise Gay, Linda Wachel, and Dawn Manley.

Meal Deals are the Real Thing!

In addition to our quarterly book brunches, the ladies of our Faithfully Yours Book Club have found time to meet up for Meal Deals throughout the summer. Sometimes we gather at a restaurant (like these ladies above enjoying breakfast at Dream Cafe in June) or sometimes we gather in someone's home and have a potluck dinner (like some did in July.) No books or reading required! Just good food and good company. Not every get together includes food - one group chose to meet at the Arboretum for an early morning walk. Interested in joining us for the next Meal Deal? Contact Emily Martin at, or reply to this email!
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Arboretum Walkers - Back row, from the left: Lou McMillan, Marjanna Thomas, Evelyn Shaw, Margaret Brooks, Emily Martin. Front Row: Dee Stuckey, and Gustavia Thomas
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Summer Reading Club Extended

We are extending the dates for the Summer Reading Club in the PCBC Library to August 2.

A bunch of readers have completed their goals:

Congratulations to: Addison Dalby, Ty Fitzgerald, Joseph Lansch, Joshua Lansch, Jefferson Lee, Henry Louis, Margaret Louis, Isabella Moore, Larsen Gray Rushing, Annabelle Strohbehn, Hayes Strobehn, and Alec Thomas.

Don’t forget that there are some way cool prizes for kids that read the first 11 AND the second 11, too. Just keep track of them on the yellow or green form we gave you, or if you lost it, any old piece of paper will do.

We REALLY hope everyone will finish. It’s important for kids to keep up their summer reading, and we think there’s nothing more delightful than spending some time with a good story. So encourage your reader(s) to up their game and score big with reading this summer!

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Boxes and Boxes of Books for Vickery

Thanks to everyone who brought children’s books for Vickery Meadow Youth Development Foundation. They were thrilled to pack a van with about 10 boxes of books. There are lots of happy children and families who are reading together this summer, thanks to YOUR generosity. You can keep the books coming; we collect them for Vickery all year long.

PCBC Library Summer Hours

It's feeling like summer and the PCBC Library will have shorter days during the summer months.

Library Ministry Summer Hours

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed Monday, Friday, Saturday