Guest Speakers

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The library regularly welcomes lecturers and guest speakers. Join us for the following events this winter:

Home Buying 101:  January 25, 6:30 - 7:30

Presented by the Financial Literacy Coalition of Central Texas.

Pre-homebuyers will be able to:

-Explain the advantages and disadvantages of renting vs owning a home
-Identify questions to ask to determine their readiness to buy a home
-Identify the steps required to buy a home
-Identify basic terms and required disclosures used in a mortgage transaction
-Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different mortgage options
-Describe how interest rates affect the amount of house they can buy
-Explain how taxes and insurance affect a monthly payment and the amount of house they can buy

Homeowners will be able to:

-Describe the advantages and disadvantages of borrowing against a home
-Explain what to do if they are having trouble making payments
-Describe different types of refinancing options
-Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a reverse mortgage
-Identify predatory lending practices and loan scams

Registration is required for this program. Register online or by calling 512-990-6375.


10th Annual Romance Readers' Social: February 10, 2 - 4 pm

On the second weekend in February each year, we host local romance authors for a fun-filled afternoon of book signings, author interviews, crafts and games. Enjoy some cupcakes while chatting with authors and picking up some new reads. Anyone 18 and up is welcome to attend.

Confirmed authors include Cathy Maxwell, Julie Kenner, April Kihlstrom, Vivien Jackson, and Anissa Garcia. For more information, see our Romance Readers' Social page.