News from the Stacks

Library Ministry - Park Cities Baptist Church - Nov. 2018

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In this Issue:

  • Woman’s Touch Dinner, Nov. 13
  • Next Ladies Book Brunch at Concord, Dec. 1
  • Great Book Giveaway, Nov. 28-Dec. 12
  • Books for the Sermon Series
  • Audiobooks, OverDrive and Librista
  • New Titles in Our Collection
  • The Great American Read
  • SoupMobile Met Their Bibles Goal!
  • Fall Fairies and Puzzle Fun
  • Holiday Closings

Fairies at Fall Fest - Reading is Magical!

Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather (from literary favorite, Sleeping Beauty) sprinkled shimmery fairy dust at the PCBC Fall Fest, October 28. Thanks to Jan Bobe for creating costumes that turned librarians into magical wand-wavers.

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A Woman's Touch Dinner: Come sit with us!

Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 5:30pm

Great Hall, Park Cities Baptist Church, 3933 Northwest Parkway, Dallas, TX 75225

Ladies Book Brunch friends from PCBC and Concord will have a couple of tables at the Woman’s Touch Dinner, Tuesday, November 13. If YOU would like to sit with us, contact Emily Martin at 214-860-3993 or email at your earliest convenience. Ticket sales end on November 4.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Faithfully Yours Ladies Book Brunch - December 1

Saturday, Dec. 1st, 10am-12pm

6808 Pastor Bailey Drive

Dallas, TX

Our sisters at Concord Church will host Ladies Book Brunch on Saturday, December 1. Choose a book to read (when you sign up online) and we’ll discuss it in small groups. 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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Great Book Giveaway: November 28-December 12

We’ve been stashing away cool donated books all year just waiting for our annual Great Book Giveaway. These are books that don’t quite fit into our collection. All FREE for the taking! Come early for the best selection during regular Library hours. You may find your next great read in our overflow inventory.

Dive Deeper Into the Sermon Series

Our church family will be thinking about the values and visions of Park Cities Baptist Church as we work through the upcoming sermon series, “Re-Discover Park Cities.” We’ve identified some great titles in our collection that tie in and provide a little more depth. Check out our book list on OPAC by clicking on the book bag to the right.

Does Life Have You Puzzled?

Come in for a few minutes of therapeutic work on an old-fashioned, low-tech jigsaw puzzle. Drew, Hilary, and Brooks enjoyed a rainy afternoon in the library, waiting for Wednesday night dinner to open.

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Audiobooks from OverDrive

If you are a fan of audiobooks and/or a devotee of podcasts, you need to download one of our audiobooks from OverDrive! Not sure how? Start by downloading the FREE OverDrive app to your smart phone. Then, contact the Library if you don’t already have your username and PIN. This will revolutionize your reading life!

Here are just a few titles on our OverDrive/Audiobook collection:

The Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey

Mary Poppins, by P.L. Travers

If I Live, by Terry Blackstock

The Language of God, by Francis S. Collins

Bonhoeffer, by Eric Metaxas

To Be Where You Are, by Jan Karon.

New Additions to the PCBC Collection

Here are some of the new books that we’ve added to the collection recently. Many of these were donated in memory of a loved one. Also, we’ve added a bunch of new titles to our OverDrive collection of e-books and downloadable audiobooks.


  • Dreams and Jealousy: The story of Holocaust survivor Jack Repp, by Dan Lewin
  • Prairie Fires: The American dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, by Caroline Fraser
  • Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as eyewitness testimony, by Richard Bauckham
  • Anatomy of an Affair: How affairs, attractions and additions develop and how to guard your marriage against them, by David Carder


  • Falling for You, by Becky Wade
  • The Lady of Tarpon Springs, by Judith Miller
  • The Prince Warriors and the Unseen Invasion, Priscilla Evans Shirer (a Young Adult title)


  • The Word and Song Bible, by Stephen Elkins
  • The Library Book, by Tom Chapin
  • Last Stop on Market Street, by Matt de la Peña
Link to the PCBC 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.

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PBS conducted a nation-wide poll to identify the 100 most-loved novels. The list contains a broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres and subject matter. Over the last 6 months, while the nation voted, PBS sponsored a TV series that discussed the many titles, their authors and why they were selected by American readers. We've included a list below of the 19 titles from the top 100 that can be found in our PCBC Library. Click here to go to the website for more information on the project and links to stream the television series.

  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee (voted #1)
  • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (#4)
  • The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien (#5)
  • Charlotte's Web, by E. B. White (#7)
  • Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott (#8)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis (#9)
  • Anne of Green Gables, by Lucy Maud Montgomery (#11)
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain (#17)
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (#28)
  • Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls (#31)
  • Call of the Wild, by Jack London (#37)
  • War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy (#50)
  • The Shack, by William P. Young (#57)
  • Hatchet Series, by Gary Paulsen (#71)
  • Gulliver's Travels, by Jonathan Swift (#75)
  • Left Behind Series, by Tim LaHaye/Jerry B. Jenkins (#77)
  • The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan (#80)
  • Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson (#84)
  • This Present Darkness, by Frank E. Peretti (#88)
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SoupMobile Met Their Goal of 10,000 Bibles!

SoupMobile met their goal of collecting 10,000 Bibles, and Park Cities Baptist Church contributed 280 to the effort. Thanks to everyone who brought us a Bible!

If you still want to support this ministry to the homeless, consider a donation to SoupMobile’s Christmas Gifts for the Homeless, including Room at the Inn, or Christmas Meals for the Homeless.

SoupMobile Church is the “home” church for the homeless in Dallas, Texas. See more at their website:

Holiday Closings

The friendly staff in the Library will take some time off during the upcoming holidays.


Thanksgiving: November 20-22

Christmas:/New Year: Dec. 24-Jan. 5


December 18-20 (9am-noon)

Regular Library Hours

Drop in and see us!

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Closed Monday, Friday, Saturday

For more information, call 214-860-3993, or email your librarians, Emily Martin,, or Linda Wachel,