On March 2, 1836 – 183 years ago – 59 men met at Washington-on-the-Brazos and declared Texas a sovereign and independent republic. The remarkable actions of extraordinary men and women – both before and after that momentous occasion – form part of the legend that has made our state so brilliant and unique. The battles fought at Goliad, the Alamo, and San Jacinto are well-known events in our state’s formidable beginnings, but they are only a part of Texas’s rich and illustrious past.
Take advantage of this month-long celebration to read about some of the lesser-known – but equally ... Read Full Blog
February is Black History Month -- what better time to recognize some of the outstanding contributions of African-American writers, illustrators, and other artists to the world of modern literature!
Several awards for writers and illustrators of children’s books are named in honor of Coretta Scott King. These awards recognize African-American authors and illustrators of outstanding inspirational and educational books for children and young adults. Click here for a list of the 2019 award winners.
The Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Aw... Read Full Blog
February is the month for romance! If you want to impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, take a few tips from the library!
Sometimes – when words cannot adequately express how much you care – you can send sweet messages using the language of flowers! Discover the symbols and myths of different flora with Marina Heilmeyer’s The Language of Flowers or Mandy Kirkby’s A Victorian Flower Dictionary.
Are you looking for some sweet treats that will impress your sweetheart? Whip up something in the... Read Full Blog
The New Year is off to a great start! How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along?! Did you resolve to exercise more, eat better, live happier, or make a career change? Or how about starting a new hobby, learning a new language, or tackling a bad habit?
Whatever your resolution is for this New Year, the library has a variety of books, videos, DVDs, magazines, and classes to help you on your quest for better living.
In her book, You Do You, Sarah Knight presents an irreverent guide to letting go of the weight of others’ e... Read Full Blog
Happy New Year! To kick off 2019, we’re turning the page and starting a new chapter with a brand new website! In 2018, we sent out a survey to get your input on our website – what worked well, what needed help, and what to throw out altogether. You spoke – we listened! We took your feedback to heart, and have been diligently working to bring you a new and improved website with a fresh, modern look and easy navigation throughout. Have a look around!
Some great things about our new website….Mobile and tablet-friendly (fully-responsive) – We want to ensure you have t... Read Full Blog