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Bandera County Library Happenings

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This November, the Bandera County Library will be celebrating Native American Heritage month.

The library has an extensive collection on the history and contributions of Native Americans to our country. Come by and check out our displays featuring titles written by or about Native Americans.

November is also recognized as National Family Caregivers Month.

Being a caregiver is challenging, even in the best of times, and given the difficulties this year it is all the more important to recognize those who are dedicating endless hours, effort and energy.

The library will be featuring our collection of books on caregiving. There are titles addressing dealing with the emotional stress of being a caregiver, books featuring ideas on how to interact with family and friends with Alzheimer’s or dementia and many other subjects.

The library is pleased to announce we are now expanding our business services to include notary services.

The fee will be $5 for the first document and $1 for any additional documents. You will need to make an appointment for this service by calling 830-796-4213.

The Bandera Public Library Board of Directors continues to recruit for new board members. Stop by the Library to pick up an application or you can download it from our website,

New books this week include “Casting Forward: Fishing Tales from the Texas Hill Country” by Steven Ramirez.

Ramirez is an outdoor and conservation writer who lives here in the Hill Country. His writing has been featured in Trout Magazine, The Flyfish Journal, Texas Sporting Journal and many more publications. He has an uncanny ability to describe the experience of fly-fishing, so each story feels like it is in 3D.

In his latest book, Ramirez shares his outdoor adventures with his daughter Megan.

New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark produces another page-turner with her new release, “Piece of My Heart.”

With just days away from their mid-summer wedding, television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancée, Alex Buckley, former host to her investigative television show, see things start to take a dark turn.

Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, suddenly vanishes from the beach. A search party quickly begins, and witnesses recall little Johnny playing in the water and collecting sea shells, however no one remembers seeing him after the morning.

As the sun begins to set, tension rises as Johnny’s skimboard washes up to shore, and everyone realizes that he could be anywhere, even under water.

In Tom Clancy’s “Shadow of the Dragon”, President Jack Ryan has his hands full.

There are unusual sounds coming from the depths of the Arctic Ocean that cannot be isolated, and a brilliant Chinese scientist with crucial knowledge of aerospace and naval technology has gone missing.

Meanwhile, there is knowledge that a high-level Chinese mole has managed to infiltrate American intelligence, leaving President Ryan only one choice: send John Clarke and his team deep into China to find an old graduate student of the missing scientist who may hold the key to his whereabouts.

The Bandera County Library is open by appointment for browsing, computers and office services.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 p.m.

Curbside service is still available for checking out books, copying, faxing, and printing services.

Happy tales, y’all!