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Judy B. McDonald Public Library, the library for the City of Nacogdoches!
Judy B McDonald Public Library

Mission Statement
The Judy B. McDonald Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enhance lives and strengthen our community.

Oscar Movie Night - Arrival (PG-13)

Date: March 4

Time: 5:30pm

Ages: 13 years & up

Registration: Free. Please register by March 3.

Join us for the Fourth Annual Oscar Movie Night.   We'll watch an Academy Award-nominated film and enjoy Oscar-worthy hors d'oeuvres.  Feel free to dress up and get in the spirit, although no dress code is required. The film will be Arrival (Paramount, PG-13), starring Amy Adams & Jeremy Renner.

How-To Festival

Date: March 25

Time: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Ages: All ages

Registration: Free. No registration to attend.

The library is pleased to present the Fourth Annual How-To Festival where local experts teach you “how-to” do all sorts of things in mini-sessions throughout the day. Participate in community-centered interactive education, either as a presenter or learner.  If you're interested in presenting or would like to suggest a topic, please submit the form below to or drop one off at the library. How-To Festival Presenter Proposal (fill-in form)

How-To Festival Entry Form (printable)

How To Get A Library Card
Fill out an application form and present proof of residence. Proof of residence can be an ID that shows your current address or any other item that has been mailed to you. Children under 17 years of age must have a parent's signature. First card is free; replacement card fee $1.00. 

Circulation Policy
Books from the "new book section" - 2 weeks. All other books - 4 weeks. Audio Books on CD or cassette - 4 weeks. Entertainment videos/DVDs - 7 days. Non-Fiction videos - 2 weeks LIMITS : 3 non-fiction books per call number; 8 cassettes, 5 CDs; 4 videos or DVDs per family. No limit on fiction books. FINES : 10 cents a day on books and cassettes, $1.00 a day on videos and DVDs. RENEWALS : Can be done in person or telephone (559-2970). Limit one renewal. An item cannot be renewed if another customer is waiting for that item.

Mercedes Franks
Ph: (936) 559-2970

Mon  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tues 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wed 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thur  9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Fri    9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.