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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 • Updated April 4, 2014 12:41 PM
It’s hard to believe the first quarter of the year has passed us by and we’re well into Spring and headed fast toward Summer! If you’re looking for some gardening instruction – and inspiration – you have to look no further than your libraries. Our shelves are filled with great books that will give you some great ideas for making your garden and yard the best it can possibly be – even through the Texas heat.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted April 4, 2014
The Kingsland Library’s 2nd Annual Armadillo Tea that will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. The speaker for the event will be Ms. Donna Ingham, the “Biggest Liar in Texas” – or so she has been dubbed three different years and seven times as the biggest liar for Austin!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
Have you ever thought about just how much money you save by using the public library? That James Patterson or Nora Roberts best seller that you pick up at the book store or even order online at Amazon will cost you $17 to $20 – and you will read it once!
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
Now, while most people may be insulted to be called the “Biggest Liar in Texas”, Donna Ingham considers it to be quite an honor – and three years she walked away with that title! She can take a true story, give it a little twist or two, and have everyone in the audience roaring with laughter. Want to be a part of Ms.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 5, 2014
Want to learn how to make natural, green products for your home that cost just pennies to make? Well, Jannie Vaught can share all of her know-how on the subject with you in “Homemade for the Home” at the first Back-To-Basics Workshop on Thursday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. She will cover laundry soap, soap nuts, dish soap, toothpaste, deodorant, flavored oils, herbals, homemade baking mixes, and much more.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • Posted February 28, 2014 • Photos
The Llano Library was turned into a magical place this last Saturday, where little girls’ dreams of fancy tea parties and striking a pose in a fashion show really could come true. Yes, the very first ever Fancy Nancy Soiree at the library was the stuff little girls dream of!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
In Jane O’Connor’s Fancy Nancy books for young girls, Nancy is fancy in every way -- from the top of her tiara down to her sparkly studded shoes. Perhaps you, too, know a little girl who likes to dress up and play fancy and would absolutely love a chance to go to a special party. Everyone is cordially invited to Fancy Nancy’s first ever Soiree (that’s fancy for party) at the Llano Library on Saturday, February 22 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 24, 2014
See and meet renown singer and author Mike Blakely at the first meeting of 2014 for the Friends of the Kingsland Library will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday January 28th at the Kingsland Library.  Mike Blakely has released 11 CDs, performed all over the U.S., and made 16 tours to Europe.  Also an author, Mike has published 18 books released by major New York City publishers.  His last two books were co-writes: one with Willie Nelson (A Tale Out of Luck), and the most recent with Kenny Rogers ...
Posted January 24, 2014
Are you looking for something to do with the cute photos you took during the Christmas holidays? Or maybe you have photos from your kids’ school activities that you’ve been wanting to create something with but haven’t been able to get started. Now is your opportunity for a little inspiration through a program offered at the Llano Library – “Scrapbooking: A Free Hands-On Program” on Monday, January 27 at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 10, 2013
The Book Festival events at the Llano, Kingsland and Lakeshore Libraries are filling the month of October and continue to offer something for everyone. The Llano Library will have the last Book Stew event with Candace Henderson of Springs of Cold Creek Bed & Breakfast on Thursday, October 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • Posted September 25, 2013
Community partnerships. They are the foundation for the programs and information sharing you will find at your public libraries. By bringing in professionals from the community to lead a program, the library is able to give the public the best, most current information on a variety of topics. And if there is not someone local to call on for help on a topic, the library staff seeks outside sources for program partnerships.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 • Posted June 5, 2013
I scream. You scream. We all scream ….. for Summer Reading Program fun at the Llano and Kingsland Libraries! I know, I know. That’s not how that goes, but I wanted to get your attention – and the Summer Reading Program is more fun than a loaded banana split or hot fudge sundae with sprinkles and a cherry on top!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 • Posted April 4, 2013
“The stars are the jewels of the night, and perchance surpass anything which day has to show.” If you have taken time recently to stop and gaze into the night sky, you can agree with these words written by Henry David Thoreau.  Well, the people with Hill Country Land Trust and the Hill Country Alliance are working hard to protect the starry skies by raising awareness of the importance of controlling the amount and type of light used.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • Posted March 25, 2013
March is Women’s History Month, and while it got its start as “Women’s History Week in March 7, 1982, it was not until 1987 that it was proclaimed that the month of March be dedicated to the celebration of the contributions of women throughout history.  And in the spirit of celebrating Women’s History Month, Naphtali Renshaw, manager at the Kingsland Branch Library, shared information about an upcoming event:  While libraries and civic organizations across the country are celebratin ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 • Posted February 14, 2013
When you think about the United States, you think about what a “young” country it is compared to all of the European countries. And while the country may be young, archaeological research is showing that even here in Central Texas, there were civilizations dating back as far as 13,000 years ago.  This month, the Lakeshore Library will host Dr.