Another set of “Bests”

Every time I turn around a new list of "Best Books of 2018" has been published. The latest is from the AARP magazine. It's a very short list but kind of disappointing because the author doesn't reveal any details about how the books were chosen. The top of the list of...

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Kids turn pages on new year

Saturday's tween curiosity club brought Ms. Ann into the multi-purpose room to teach kids how to put together books of stories and pictures as the old year turns into the new...

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Working on the brain

A new program aimed at helping seniors maximize their brain power started on January 7 and continues. The classes are on Monday mornings at the library in the much-used multi-purpose room. Here is what our promotional material said about the class: Ageless Grace is a...

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Using library to talk about research

Visitors and members of the H.O.T Genealogical Society met today, Jan. 3, for a long look at the research it takes to put together a comprehensive look at your family tree, comprehensive enough to be published into book form. More than a dozen were in attendance in...

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A curious matter of taste, Part 1

Literary Hub, a website for exactly what it seems to be, has recently published an absolute goldmine worth of material about best-selling fiction and nonfiction for the last 100 years. Talk about a good way to gauge what a nation's obsessing on! I'm sure looking at...

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Movies chosen for film festival

Twenty short and very short movies have been selected to be shown in competition at the Wimberley Film Festival, now in its fifth year. The festival is sponsored by the Wimberley Village Library and Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce. The films all have a Texas...

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I guess I’ll never know what I missed …

The New York Times Book Review published notes on the "10 Best Books of 2018" last Sunday. Five are fiction; five are nonfiction. I have seen most all of them on the shelf for new books at the front of the library at one time or another this year. So, I know we have...

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Why your kids think libraries are important

"Rotary Loves Readers" is a key ongoing program for the Rotarians of Wimberley, and last spring they asked students in elementary and junior high here to write letters to the editor on the importance of libraries. Winners from among the entries were chosen and cash...

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