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Bandera County Library Happenings

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This week the Bandera County Public Library will continue with our curbside checkout program. Choose what you want to read on our catalog and set up a reserve, either online or by calling the Library. Working in accordance with recommendations by the CDC, the State Library of Texas and Governor Abbott’s office, the Library is currently developing our plans to reopen. This will be a phased reopening to make sure the Library remains a safe and healthy place for our patrons and our staff. Stay tuned for details to follow.

If you don’t already follow us on Facebook and Instagram, the Bandera Library can be found at and Both are great ways to keep up to date on what’s happening at the library. We regularly update with book and movie recommendations. And while students are staying home, we share information and links for fun and educational content.

This week’s new books include the much-anticipated prequel to the bestselling Hunger Games series. A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, by Suzanne Collins is set sixty-four years before the events in The Hunger Games. On the morning of the reaping before the tenth annual Hunger Games, a young Coriolanus Snow nervously prepares for his one chance to be a mentor in the Games. His family house has fallen onto hard times and mentoring the winning tribute is his one shot to bring glory and fame back to the house of Snow. Be sure and revisit the original trilogy before you pick this one up. The Library has each book and all the movies in our collection.

Jeff Shaara has released a new historical fiction set during World War II. To Wake the Giant: A Novel of Pearl Harbor tells the story of one of the most important and devastating chapters in human history. Using the voices of multiple, diverse characters, Shaara unfolds the drama from all sides as Japan waged an aggressive campaign for total control of Asia.

Fans of A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle will want to check out The Moment of Tenderness. The book is a collection of L’Engle’s short stories each carefully selected by her granddaughters. With a bit of fantasy, science fiction, and realism, as a whole they become part fiction, part memoir. Several stories have never been published before and others were published or reworked as scenes in her novel A Wrinkle in Time.

The Library is located at 515 Main Street across from the Courthouse our updated hours are Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have any questions, please call the Library at 830-796-4213.

Happy tales, y’all.

Mauri Guillén Fagan is the Bandera County Public Library director.