The Friends of the Blanco Library had their Annual Membership meeting May 15th. Jenny Bailey who is a historian, policy analyst, and water law attorney, presented a wonderful program about preserving cemeteries. She lived in the Houston area for many years and helped to develop preservation groups for African American cemeteries. She also formed an internship program for youth who learned how to perform genealogy and historical research to bring those who had passed back to life.
Mrs. Bailey has recently moved to Blanco and looks forward to continuing her research. Barney Cline, the Blanco historian who is head of the Oral History Committee collecting oral histories of long time Blanco residents, is featured in this picture with Jenny Bailey. You can check out some of the oral histories collected from the library. A couple of interviews available include Jasper Upshaw and Leon Coffee.
Special Announcements: the bats have returned to the library. If you want to make memorable night for your kids, bring them around dusk to watch the bats fly out of their white houses in the library’s back parking lot. The Blanco Library will be CLOSED May 27, for Memorial Day, no library items are due that day.
The Blanco Library needs your help! We need front desk volunteers for Tuesday evenings 5-8pm, Wednesday mornings 10am-1, Friday mornings 10-1pm, Friday afternoon 1-4pm, and Friday afternoon 4-6pm. We are also looking for someone who is willing to volunteer to exclusively care for our plants. We need someone to water at least once a week, trim back plants, and see that they stay happy. You can set your own schedule within the library’s open hours. If you are interested in any of these positions, please come into the library and fill out an application be sure to let us know which one of these volunteer availabilities you want.
Kids and parents! If you are interested in learning about painting, come sign up for Olga Ibarra’s summer art class starting June 4. This class is for children ages 6-11 years old and will be every Tuesday 4-6 at the Blanco Library. Stop by or call the library for Olga’s contact information to sign up. There will be a display of the art during the month of September at the Library. You must register this month!
Coming up: Next week’s article will feature Connor Eyzaguirre, a senior graduating from Blanco High School this year who has already published six books! His books will be featured at the library during the month of June.
As always, remember to check our website at www.blancolib.org or call us at 830-833-4280 for more information.