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. Clark Wernecke, Executive Director of the Gault School of Archeological Research, and he will share information about the Clovis culture at the Gault Site that is located halfway between Georgetown and Ft. Hood. More than 600,000 artifacts – flint tools — have been uncovered that date back to the time when they were used for woodworking and to hunt and butcher mammoth and bison in the area.
This is a great opportunity to learn about recent discoveries of archeological significance here in Central Texas. The program will be on Tuesday, February 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Lakeshore Library. You may call 325-379-1174 to reserve your seat.
This month, Essie Mae will help you remember “How to Share Love even After Valentine’s Day” at the February program on Thursday, February 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Llano Library. She will have ideas and tips, stories and humorous anecdotes about ways to show you care throughout the year. Bring your friends for talk, laughter, fun and refreshments.
Don’t forget to be at the Llano Library between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14 – yes, Valentine’s Day – for the Annual “Souper” Supper Smack Down. This year it will also be super special with live music with pianist George Winfield and drawing for prizes of hand-dipped chocolates. There will be a large variety of soups to try and you can even have a big bowl of your favorite. The suggested minimum donation is only $5 for all of this and it goes to support your library.
Kingsland Library’s Annual Chili Cook Off & Boot Scoot will be held at Camp Buckner on Tuesday, February 19 from 5 – 8:00 p.m. and you 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. It’s also not too late to enter your chili into the cook-off – ask at the library about details!
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.