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Library Announces New Free eBook Database
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 • Posted January 31, 2013 10:36 AM

Have you heard the news? Your library has another great way for you to save money! You can still walk into any one of the three libraries and pick up great books, audio books, movies, and more, but if you have a Kindle, Nook or other device and have not started using our FREE eBook database you’re missing out on more great savings!

With your current library card, you can access OverDrive, the eBook and eAudio database, through the Library’s web site at Just go to “Online Info” and click on “OverDrive Login” to get started. If you have questions or need help, you can stop by the library for a brochure that lines it out step-by-step or get a little one-on-one help. There will also be a workshop on eBooks at the Kingsland Library on Wednesday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Make plans with your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day at the Llano Library on Thursday, February 14. That will be the day the Friends of the Library host the annual “Souper” Supper Smack Down – and this year they have added music and sweets to make it a special evening out for Valentine’s Day. There will be a large variety of soups for you to sample and then cast a vote for your favorite and you can enjoy a bowl of your favorite. Pianist George Winfield will be playing a variety of tunes all evening and every fifteen minutes throughout the evening a name will be drawn to win a prize of hand-dipped chocolates. The Friends ask that you make a minimum donation of $5 for the evening’s event – this covers all the soup you can eat, entrance into the drawings, and entertainment. What a deal!

Do you make a great soup? Feel like you could walk away with bragging rights and a prize at the “Souper” Supper Smack Down? Or maybe you just want to help the library and the Friends with this fundraiser. You can enter your soup into the contest this year. Last year, the team of Mia Marcoux, Gail Williams and Judy Waddell took 1st place with their Seafood Bisque and won the prize of the “Llano County Family Heritage Cookbook” prepared by the Llano County Historical Society (also the prize this year!). There is no fee to enter the contest and you don’t have to be present for the event. If you would like more information, call the library at 325-247-5248 or email at llanocounty

And just in from Naphtali Renshaw at the Kingsland Library — Calling all chili chefs to Kingsland Library’s Annual Chili Cook Off & Boot Scoot! This year the contest and dance will be held at Camp Buckner on Tuesday, February 19 from 5 – 8:00 p.m. and a $25 non-refundable entry fee (made payable to Friends of the Kingsland Library) will support literacy efforts within the Kingsland community. Contestants may enter any one of the following categories: “Best Traditional” (red meat; no beans, pasta, or rice), “Best of the Bean” (red meat; recipe includes beans), “Hot & Tasty” (spicy, but good), and “Most Original Recipe.” An award will be given to the top chili in each category as well as to the top winner overall. Contest is open to individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations and includes two tickets with the entry fee.

Those wishing to stay out of the kitchen, but still enjoy good chili may purchase tickets for $10 each. Ticket price includes chili, dessert, and dance. Ages 15 and under free. For more information, please contact the Kingsland Library: 325-388-3170.

For more information about what you can do to help, please call the library – Llano Library at 325-247-5248, Kingsland Library at 325-388-3170, and the Lakeshore Library at 325-379-1174. Also, find the Llano County Library System on Facebook to stay up-to-date with all of the programs and events.

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