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Yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 24, was National Voter Registration Day, however you can still register to vote in the upcoming elections by stopping by the Bandera County Public Library and filling out the simple application.

The applications are available in English and Spanish versions. They only take a few minutes to complete. Once submitted, the forms will enable you to exercise your right to vote in November.

The special exhibit celebrating National Latino Heritage Month is now on display at the library, 515 Main St. in Bandera.

The library also is honoring the Tejano culture with a special exhibit featuring local settler Polly Rodriquez and many of the Tejano heroes from the Alamo.

The displays include professional portraits and many artifacts, including a Texas Ranger badge and a Colt .44 revolver.

The exhibit will remain on display until Oct. 15.

The annual enrollment period for Medicare is Oct. 15 – Dec. 7.

To help people decide on what benefit options are available, the Alamo Area Council of Government’s Area Agency on Aging will have a benefits counselor at the library on Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Call 866-231-4922 to schedule an appointment with the counselor and avoid a lengthy wait time.

New arrivals this week at the library include Tracy Chevalier’s “Single Thread.” It takes place in Britain in 1932 after the Great War and examines “surplus women,” a generation of spinsterhood created after the war killed so many young men. The lead character joins a society of women who embroider kneelers for the cathedral.

Jude Deveraux’s latest is “Met Her Match,” which examines the tensions between wealthy townsfolks, summer vacationers and working-class people.

And “The Stranger Inside” by Lisa Unger takes readers deep inside the minds of both perpetrator and victim, while introducing a compelling and original killer.

Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul combine on “The Titanic Secret,” the 11th adventure in the Isaac Bell series. In it, detective Isaac Bell and NUMA Director Dirk Pitt, operating a century apart, try to unlock the truth about the most famous maritime disaster of all time.

Andrew Gross delivers a tense thriller of a family torn apart against the backdrop of a nation plunged into war. It’s called “Fifth Column” and is set in 1939 New York City.

People begin to fear there are German spies embedded into everyday life. After Pearl Harbor, the conspiracy turns into a real threat.

Please stop by and see the improving exterior at the library with our new trim color, as well as our month-long celebration of National Hispanic, Latino and Tejano heritage.

Read well and find new authors.

Michael Garr is the

Bandera County Public

Library director.