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Marble Falls Library Thrift Store fashion show

‘Classy and elegant’ fashion show for Marble Falls library

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON The Marble Falls Library Thrift Store has built a reputation as the place to go for first-rate fashion at secondhand prices. On October 10, clothing and accessories are leaving the store’s racks for the runway at the “Diamonds in the Ruff,” this year’s fashion show and luncheon benefiting the Marble Falls Public […]

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Lauren Friedman

To fashionista Lauren Friedman, clothing connects us

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON To fashion illustrator, blogger, and author Lauren Friedman, clothing and accessories are more than just things we put on. “There is a family connection, especially with accessories, that comes when they are passed down,” Friedman said. She pointed out how her own engagement ring once belonged to her grandmother. For others, it […]

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Banned Books Week

Marble Falls library highlights harm of banning books

EDITOR DANIEL CLIFTON What do “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Bible, and the “Captain Underpants” book series have in common? People have tried to ban them. “It still happens today,” said Misty Smith, the children’s librarian at the Marble Falls Public Library. “We’re not talking about the Middle Ages; we’re talking […]

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Marble Falls library offering adult summer reading program

The Marble Falls Public Library is holding its first-ever adult summer reading program for ages 18 and older. All patrons have to do is read books to win prizes. The contest runs June 3 through August 2. (more…)

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Library reading programs for kids are out of this world

Endless entertainment! Spectacular adventures! Live animals! Reptiles! Magic! Space travel! Prizes! All free this summer! (more…)

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Burnet County Library System librarians Chelsi Alvarez (left), Rebecca Noah, and Judy Hartman. Courtesy photo

February is Fine Forgiveness Month at Burnet County libraries

Guilt over those overdue fines keeping you out of the library? The Burnet County Library System has February booked as Fine Forgiveness Month. (more…)

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Marble Falls Library Thrift Store

After-hours dumping costing Marble Falls Library Thrift Store

DANIEL CLIFTON • EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Virginia Cervantez and Dottie Yturri love the mission of the Marble Falls Library Thrift Store. Everything the store makes through sales of donated items goes toward the Marble Falls Public Library. But the store has a few problems, and the two hope the community can help them out. […]

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LINDA CASTILLO

Amish thrillers author Linda Castillo coming to Marble Falls library

AMANDA ROSE • SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Public Library is welcoming New York Times-bestselling author Linda Castillo on Nov. 7. Originally from Ohio, where her Amish thrillers are set, Castillo knew from an early age she wanted to be a writer, penning her first novel at 13. The author of […]

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Kassidy Sorenson checks her liquid ice cream mixture she hopes will turn into its solid form with some ice, salt and shaking. It was all part of the 'Fun with Chemistry in the Kitchen' lab July 16 at the Marble Falls Public Library. Staff photos by Daniel Clifton

Kids cook up kitchen science at Marble Falls library

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — The mixer, bags of marshmallows, a container of milk and assorted items scattered around Dennis Rose’s table at the front of the room make it clear this isn’t an ordinary trip to the library. (more…)

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Marble Falls Public Library Director Mary Jackson (left) is retiring with Amanda Rose taking over the reins. The public is invited to a community reception 5-7 p.m. March 31 at the library, 101 Main St. in Marble Falls, honoring Jackson and her service. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls Public Library director retiring; reception set

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE MARBLE FALLS — After many years of dedicated service, Marble Falls Public Library head librarian Mary Jackson has announced her retirement. The community is invited to a reception recognizing her work 5-7 p.m. March 31 at the library, 101 Main St. (more…)

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Marble Falls Public Library Mary Jackson helps young library patrons Paige Smythe (left), Jessie Smythe and Levi Smythe (front) with the new computers at the library that were part of the facility's upgrade. The library is holding an open house Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. to show the public the renovations and introduce people to some of the new technologies available. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Marble Falls Public Library holding open house to show off changes

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — One of the first things people notice when they walk in the Marble Falls Public Library since its renovation this past summer is how much larger it is. “We hear, ‘You’ve added on,’ quite a bit,” said Mary Jackson, the library’s director. (more…)

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JAN REID

Author offers look at life of Ann Richards at Marble Falls library program

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — As a writer, Jan Reid has resisted specializing in a certain form, genre or even topics. Though he started his career wanting to focus on novels, Reid’s own storyline has taken him up and down various narrative arcs, including as a shooting victim and a friendship with […]

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‘Slingin’ Sam’ biographer Joe Holley set for Lunch with an Author at Marble Falls library

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — When Joe Holley of the Houston Chronicle worked for the Washington Post several years ago, he kept hearing about former Washington Redskins football player Sam Baugh. “I would come across or hear something about Sam Baugh,” Holley said while on assignment in Paducah. “Now, you have to […]

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Marble Falls Project Graduation holding Swift Kick in the Grass kickball tourney

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — A Swift Kick in the Grass kickball tournament sponsored by Marble Falls HIgh School Project Graduation is Oct. 12. The event will be at the Rotary Fields behind the Marble Falls Independent School Central Offices, 1800 Colt Circle. (more…)

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‘Dinosaur George’ gives Marble Falls residents prehistoric lesson

Tucker Edwards and his son, Daniel, discuss one of the many dinosaur fossils on display at Lakeside Pavilion, 307 Buena Vista Drive in Marble Falls. The Marble Falls Public Library sponsored ‘Dinosaur George’ Blasing and his Museum in the Classroom. Blasing, a self-taught paleontologist, displayed about 150 exhibits during the event Sept. 10-11. The free […]

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Marble Falls Public Library reopens Sept. 3 with fresh look

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Bookworms soon can again enjoy browsing aisles of hardcovers and pondering the Dewey Decimal System. The Marble Falls Public Library is scheduled to reopen its doors Sept. 3. The library closed July 20 for renovations, including new paint, carpet, lighting and electrical work. (more…)

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Picayune NewsBreak: July 18, 2013

Marble Falls Public Library closing for renovations

MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Public Library will be closing July 20 for renovations. The target re-open date is Aug. 26. (more…)

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Marble Falls Public Library closing for a month due to renovations

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Public Library will be closing July 20 for renovations. The target re-open date is Aug. 26. The project, funded by the Friends of the Marble Falls Library, will include new paint, carpet, lighting and electrical work. (more…)

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Marble Falls library thinks ahead with time capsule

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Public Library youth coordinator Eileen Smith gave children a reason to come back to the library in a decade after tossing out the question, “Where do you see yourself in 10 years?” To entice them to return, Smith had the kids bring items to the […]

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Texas Writes! at Marble Falls Public Library

Authors to offer tips to aspiring scribes in Texas Writes! program at Marble Falls library

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR MARBLE FALLS — Sitting down to write a novel, memoir or other piece is very challenging, but the Writers’ League of Texas along with the Tocker Foundation want to help aspiring and struggling scribes put those words down on the page. The two groups are hosting Texas Writes! on March […]

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