Texas Libraries Roundup

Texas is known for many things: our State Fair with a seemingly infinite variety of fried foods; famous and infamous politicians; the Alamo; cowboys, rodeos, tumbleweeds, and any other assortment of ideas conjured up by images of the south. Just as in many other states, budget cuts to Texas libraries have also become a well-known reality. Yet, in spite of reduced funds and staffing, libraries and librarians in Texas continue to…

By Claire Sewell

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Continuing to Learn, Create, and Have Fun

Today’s older adults are younger than ever. They are obliterating tired stereotypes about aging, leaving them by the side of the road as they don their cycling gear, run their marathons, travel to new locales and continue to work (for various reasons) past the usual retirement age. Lifetime Arts, Inc. has had this figured out for the better part of the last decade. They understand that active participation in the arts is key to positive aging, and that libraries are natural hosts for this kind of programming.

By Shannon K. McDonough (VIDEO)