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Christmas With a Western Flavor

If you love Christmas like most of us do, but prefer a little western flavoring, here are some titles that might help you get into the spirit of the season.

Room With a View Too

A few days ago Ms. Pearson and I were able to get our first look at the new building from the inside out. Here are a couple of photos you might enjoy. How about that view of the park?!

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That hanging circular metal frame in the center of the picture is for the lighting over the children's information desk.

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This picture is a bit dark, but it gives you a good idea of the view.

Where the Wild West Still Lives On

They may not riding horses and they may not be fighting indians, but the job of the men and women of the United States Border Patrol seems mighty close that of the peacekeepers of the Old West. From drug dealers and terrorists to illegal immigrants, the Border Patrol gets it all. In Desert Duty: on the line with the U. S. border patrol, we get a candid in-your-face look at what it takes to be a part of this unique team. The authors, Bill Broyles and Mark Haynes call this duty a 'hero job', and once you read what these people have to deal with, you'll understand why.

Evelyn Meador With Windows!

One of the first things on our wish list when we started planning for the new library was windows. Situated next to the park and the hiking trails, we wanted to take advantage of the scenery in our design. The architects were in full agreement and created glass walls for the front and back side of the building. These walls give the building a lwonderful light, airy and somewhat see-through feel. We are all really excited about this look.

Stay tuned for further developments!

Love, Love on the Range

I recently discovered and interesting fact: the romance genre is currently outselling all other genres in the fiction market. More specifically. an estimated $1.358 billion in sales in 2010. What does this have to do with westerns? A lot actually. Historical romances are a vital part of the romance realm and many of these are set in the west, both the old west and its modern incarnation. So, if you like your romances with a western flavor or you like your westerns with a dash of romance, check out some of our new titles.

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Audrey and the Maverick / Elaine Levine

A novel of the American West, a proud rancher and a determined young woman are drawn together in the lawless town of Defiance.

Evelyn Meador Progress Report November 1st

As the pictures below will attest, we now have a roof on our building!

View from the park side (back) of the building.

A view from the entrance on North Meyer Road

Pearl the Pelican on the new Evelyn Meador Branch Library

 pearl says

Pearl the Pelican says:

"Being in the Pelican Park with my pelican buds is cool for now, but I'm looking forward to hanging out at the new building and seeing all the cool new stuff that will be in it. Things like...

  • Friend's of Evelyn Meador Bookstore
  • Computer Lab
  • Quiet Room
  • Teen Space (with gaming room)
  • Drive up book drop
  • Drive up service window
  • Self checkout stations
  • Children's Activity Room

 So, I'll see ya there!"

The Colorful Sheriffs of Texas

According to Wikipedia the term 'sheriff' goes alll the way back to Anglo-Saxon England. We're talking about the days of King Arthur and Robin Hood here. Of course, the notorious Sheriff of Nottingham comes immediately to mind. Over the years the function of the office hasn't changed all that much. The sheriff is still the official responsible for keeping the peace within a county jurisdiction. Which brings us to Texas. While I hesitate to call Texas sheriffs notorious, (rather unpatriotic you know) I will definitely call them colorful. Their contibutions to Texas history may not be as well known as those of the Texas Rangers, but within their stomping grounds the stories often still live on. If you are into history, some of the titles below may catch your fancy.

Evelyn Meador October Progress Report

Week of October 11th - Every day the sun shines is another day of progress!

Texas Rangers - the hard way

The romance and folklore of the Texas frontier is all well and good and plenty has been written in that vein. Sometimes, though, you just want the facts. If you find yourself curious to know the real story of the legendary Texas Rangers beyond the Hollywood versions such as Walker, Texas Ranger, check out these titles in our catalog. Once in awhile the truth really is better than fiction.

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