Thanks-giving to the library

Shopping seems to have replaced the whole holiday spirit that once surrounded Thanksgiving. Instead of pausing to give thanks, we're in a hurry to get to Black Friday sales and then to hit the computer for Cyber Monday sales. To encourage Americans to hit the pause...

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Artists show off their works

The Art Expo sponsored at the library Tuesday night was a successful event for the Wimberley Valley Arts & Culture Alliance and the chamber of commerce. The only problem we had was parking space for everyone who wanted to attend and participate in the show. That...

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Art that rocks!

Members of the Curiosity Club made art out of plain old rocks Saturday afternoon. The idea was to make artwork that displays kindness. Ann Steine of Hill Country Art was in charge of the program. Curiosity Club is for tweens 9-12, and meets from 2 to 4 p.m. most...

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Still time to buy tickets to Big Band dance on Sunday

Tickets are still available for the Wimberley big band dance that's Sunday afternoon to benefit the library expansion project. The dance starts at 3 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door, but the price goes up at that point. Right now, you can...

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Kid play area added to plans

An architect from MarmonMok of San Antonio brought new drawings to the board of trustees of the library district on Thursday during their regular meeting. The new elevation renderings show the addition of a large play area that would be northwest of the expanded...

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Kids and reading

I thought this battle had been fought and was over and done with: the war over the best way to teach children how to read. Boy, was I wrong. I remember a skirmish in the battle when my brother started first grade in Amarillo. I had gone through first grade there three...

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Slime! Science! Service!

The Tween Curiosity Club last Saturday afternoon featured all three with lessons from Mary Hill, a popular and regular presenter for the club. As you can see, the slime turned out -- well -- perfectly slimy! The Curiosity Club meets from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays....

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Coming soon: mini books

A story by Alexander Alter announces in today's New York Times that an American publishing house is about to borrow an idea from Amsterdam that could revolutionize the way you and I -- and our children -- read books. Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, will...

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New dance band sets event for library

The new Wimberley Big Band had a free dance Sunday at the Community Center, giving us a preview of what we can expect when the band plays another gig specifically to benefit the library Foundation's fund-raising drive for our expansion project. An overflow crowd...

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So, they sew

A room full of children learned to sew using flannel pumpkins and black cutouts to make their own jack 'o lanterns Friday afternoon during Discovery Club at the library. The kids learned careful use of needles and how to thread them and then stitch together their...

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