Summer Programming

Ken Gerhard

Renowned Texas cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard will be discussing monsters of Texas in our Community Room at 1:00pm on June 7th and July 26th!  Ken Gerhard has investigated mysterious and legendary animals around the world.  He has also appeared on the History Channel TV series Missing in Alaska, as well as appearing on Monster Quest, The Real Wolfman, Ancient Aliens, True Monsters, Unexplained Files, Legend Hunters, Paranatural, Weird or What? with William Shatner, Monsters and Mysteries in America, True Supernatural, Ultimate Encounters, Monster Project and Shipping Wars. Gerhard will be featured in two separate events in the community room. Hope to see you there!

Summer Programming

Wednesdays at 4PM this Summer, join Alex online for some monster gaming!  Every Wednesday, we'll be trying a new game.  If you are a beginner or a pro email Alex to let him know you are interested in joining the next game.  Don't have an Xbox to play on?  We have two at the library!  Let us know if you would like to game on one of ours!  Our Schedule for the Summer is as follows:

June 9th
June 16th
Monster Hunter Ultimate
June 23rd
June 30th
July 7th
Sea of Thieves
July 14th
July 21st
Monster Trivia on kahoot!

Summer Programming
Twitch Thursday

Tune into Twitch on Thursdays at 4:00pm for revolving discussions and crafts throughout the Summer!    June 10th and July 8th we'll be talking comics and Manga.  Share what you are reading and join the discussion on Discord or simply follow along on Twitch.  June 17th, July 1st and July 15th, we'll be crafting.  Be sure to drop by the library the week of the program to pick up your supplies, and join us online as we get busy making!  June 24th and July 22nd, is online book club!  Just as with our comics and Manga program, just with books!  Share what you're reading on Discord, or simply follow along on Twitch.  


Summer Programming

Virtual Author Visits

The Library will be hosting Kathi Appelt on June 11th at 2:00pm to discuss her latest book Angel Thieves!  If you haven't had a chance to read this amazing book, you can find it on our shelves and in digital format on our digital library through the Libby app!  

Visit our New Virtual YA Library Space!

Check out our new YA Bitmoji Library!  Click the picture below to enter and explore our new virtual space!

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Homework Help!

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Tutor.com is available 7 days a week from 12pm-12am.  Need additional help?  Please click HERE to visit our homework help libguide.  You can also schedule a Zoom call with the library through email, [email protected] or phone, 830-249-3053. to schedule your appointment. 

Teen Reads

Check out our digital and audio books, available on your mobile device or PC.  Available through Overdrive, Teen Book Cloud and Cloud Library, no fines or fees EVER!
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Online Graphic Novel and Manga Library

Check out your favorite graphic novel and manga on your portable device or PC.  No fees or fines, available where you are!

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Patrick Heath Public Library has it all for teens - great books, computer access, and cool programs throughout the year. Teens, are you on Facebook? "Like" us to receive the latest updates and information on upcoming events! If you are on Instagram, be sure to follow us for updates from our programs and be sure to use @boernelibrary to share your experiences at the library and at library sponsored events. Be sure to also check out our events calendar for times and locations of all our great activities!  No library card required.  

Looking for something to do this Summer?  Check out our our amazing  Summer programming on our rotating banner at the top of the page, or check out Summer programming Guide.  Remember to sign in at in-person programming or email Alex if you attend an online program to be entered into the weekly drawing for Zoo tickets.  The more programs you attend the more chances you have to win!

Bring Grug the Cat to life! Learn how to create your own webcomic! Tutorial, Part 1 and Tutorial, Part 2

Reading Corner

Alex AWARDS WinnersThe Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year's publishing. The Alex Awards were first given annually beginning in 1998 and became an official ALA award in 2002.
morris sealThe William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first given in 2009, honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The award's namesake is William C. Morris, an influential innovator in the publishing world and an advocate for marketing books for children and young adults.
Printz SealThe Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. It is named for a Topeka, Kansas school librarian who was a long-time active member of the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Boerne ISDBoerne Independent School District Summer Reading Assignments are available for the current school year for Pre-AP and AP students attending either Middle School or High School in the district.

Boerne Reads YA's 2018 Best of the Best
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A place to find and discuss Young Adult Books sponsored by the Patrick Heath Public Library in Boerne, TX.

Our 2018-yalsa-top-ten-best-fiction shelf

Eliza and Her Monsters
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
Goodbye Days
The Hate U Give
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
Long Way Down
Piecing Me Together
Strange the Dreamer
What Girls Are Made Of

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    Bookshop Under the Windmill, Open Fridays @ 10 am The Bookshop Under the Windmill is open Wed - Sat from 10 am to 2 pm. Find some great books, magazin...
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    Read It and Eat It Tween Book Club LIMITED OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE!! Pages and pizza are on the menu at this book club for students in Grades 4-5. We will be reading au...
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