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(published on 01/04/2016)



Overdrive has been updated, please contact the library at 361-758-2350 to update your password. Usernames remain the same.

(published on 09/13/2019)

Author of the Month

T. Jefferson Parker (born 1953) is an American novelist. Parker's books are police procedurals set in Southern California.

Parker was born in 1953 in Los Angeles, California, and he has lived his entire life in Southern California. He was named T. Jefferson Parker. The "T" doesn't stand for anything. His mother said she thought it would look good on the presidential letterhead.  He was educated in public schools and received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine in English. He began his writing career as a journalist for The Newport Ensign. Parker later switched jobs to the Daily Pilot, winning three Orange County Press Club Awards. It was at this time that he began writing his first novel, Laguna Heat.  He received the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2002 for Silent Joe and again in 2005 for California Girl. In 2008, his short story "Skinhead Central" won Parker another Edgar award, making him one of the elite few writers to have won the Edgar three times. 

Parker's stories usually have one protagonist, and occasionally part of the story will be shown from the antagonist's point of view. His stories usually build suspense as the protagonist tries to prevent further crimes. The crimes depicted in the story are usually gruesome acts, which cause much unrest in the town where the story is set. Parker is renowned for using California settings and depicting the effects of crime on a community.

He draws on his experience as a lifelong California resident. Although most of his work is set in Orange County and Los Angeles County, he has relocated to San Diego and some of his more recent writing is set there.


(published on 09/01/2019)

Movie Afternoon

Every 4th Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m., we will host an Afternoon Movie at the Library featuring a just released movie. This month’s feature is Men in Black: International. This PG-13 rated film is an action, adventure, comedy movie starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

(published on 09/01/2019)

ESL Classes

(published on 08/29/2018)

Portal of Texas History

The Portal of Texas History has started to upload AP Progress newspapers (1935-1945). The following link will take you to the site. 


(published on 11/04/2016)


(published on 04/18/2016)

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"What I love most about libraries is that the books can only be borrowed, but the knowledge and inspiration they contain are yours to keep." ~ Anthony Breznican
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