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Central Texas history focus of Coffee Talks at Burnet library

Author T. Lindsay Baker will present a Coffee Talks program on Central Texas history 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 Washington in Burnet. Courtesy photo

BURNET — Get a history lesson on Central Texas during a Coffee Talks program Feb. 12 at the Herman Brown Free Library.

Author T. Lindsay Baker will share stories from his book “More Texas Stories I Like to Tell My Friends:  The Tales of Adventure and Intrigue Continue from the History of the Lone Star State” as part of the library’s free author lecture series. The program is 2 p.m. at the library, 100 E. Washington St. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Baker has written 20 books on Texas history and the American West about topics such as ghost towns, adobe walls, Texas Civil War soldiers, slave narratives, the exploration of the Red River, Polish-Texans and the early management of Texas water. His last Coffee Talks program was on “A Gangster Tour of Texas.”

A Tarleton State University professor, Baker broadcasts a weekly history program on moments of Texas’ past. His books have won awards from the Texas State Historical Association, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the American Society for Mechanical Engineers.

According to a library news release, he has been praised as “a master yarn-spinner,” “an unforgettable public speaker” and “an institution among Texas historians on par with the Alamo.”

Baker’s books will be available for signing and sale after the presentation.

Call the library at (512) 715-5228 or visit for more information.

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