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KPL Newsletter August 2023 Volume 4 Issue 11


Director's Corner It is August in Texas and it is HOT! We have had a grand time with Summer Reading but now we need to catch up a bit. Our regular programs will be on hiatus until after Labor day. We will have a special visit from an author and Friday Free Play for little ones. But you are welcome to come by, enjoy the air conditioning and find some books to read and DVDs to watch! Stop by, cool off and take some home. Our schedule will pick back up in September. Keep an eye on the website and the newsletter to see what will be happening later.

Did You Know? August is What Will Be Your Legacy month, and the 1st Sunday in August is International Forgiveness Day. A good way to improve your legacy is to heal broken relationships. If forgiveness isn’t possible in your life, perhaps you could write about it instead on Bad Poetry Day, which takes place on August 18. Our legacy goal at KPL is to be a welcome space for all as we help our community foster a love of reading and learning into the next generations.

Remember When? (A look back at important events in literary history—author birthdays, book/character debuts, and dates in books) 8/2/1997 Death of William S. Burroughs 8/4/1913 American poet Robert Hayden is born. 8/16/2016 Lisa Scottoline’s Damaged is published. 8/19/1902 American Poet Ogden Nash is born.

Staff Pick - Donna I just read The Last of the Karankawas by Kimberly Garza. The story is set in Galveston and the hill country by the Rio Frio. It follows the various friends and relatives of Carly Castillo whose grandmother believes they are descended from an extinct indigenous Texan tribe, the Karankawas. It was really interesting reading about all the different people and their lives. The story tells of their loves, losses, storms and how sometimes stories we are told mean a lot, even if you don’t believe they are true. It just so happens that the day I read about the Rio Frio was the day before I went there—I had never heard of the river before then! The author, Kimberly Garza will be here on August 8th so come by and visit! Programs *No Children’s Hour in August. *Friday Free Play—Preschoolers and their adults are invited to come to the library for a free play time every Friday 11 AM to Noon. *Writer’s Visit with Kimberly Garza, author of The Last Karankawas will be on Tuesday, August 8 at 6 PM *Book Club Thursday, August 10 at 6:30 PM—Join Katrina for a discussion of Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred. *Quilting Bee August 15-17




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