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  • 21 Aug 2021 12:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'Martha Sanders' Retirement Celebration Join us in wishing Ms. Martha well in her next adventure! August 21 in the Library Lobby Program at 4:30 pm Reception from 4:00-6:00 pm'

    Members of the Friends of the Library attended the retirement celebration for Ms. Martha on Saturday.  

    We all wish her many happy days ahead as she retires after 17 years of service to the Buda Library and our community! 

    Martha, you will be missed!



  • 1 Aug 2021 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


      STOP BY THE LIBRARY AND BROWSE

    THE FRIENDS BOOK SALE SHELVES

    (SELECTION CHANGES OFTEN AS NEW BOOKS ARE ADDED)


    AS OF July 28, 2021


  • 15 Jun 2021 10:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Friends of the Buda Library President, Joan Givens, and Secretary Carla Woodworth attended the now-resumed monthly Chamber of Commerce luncheon. June’s guest speaker was State Representative Erin Zwiener, who summarized the just-ended Texas Legislative Session. Zwiener is shown here with Givens and Woodworth.

  • 20 May 2021 10:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Currently with COVID19 restrictions in place we are limited to virtual board meetings.  We have participated in only a few library activities during the past year in order to support their virtual programs.


    In general, there are various ways for Friends of the Buda Library to volunteer their time and talents. 

    • Friends help with some public events at the request of the library.
    • Friends organize book sales during the year.  The biggest of these is the annual book sale that occurs the first weekend in December.
    • Friends can join one of our committees -
      •  helping to organize EVENTS
      •  helping to plan FUNDRAISING activities
      •  helping to manage the BOOKS that are donated.

    Volunteers should be members of the Friends of the Buda Library, and be at least 18 years of age.  There are no requirements related to how much or how little one must volunteer. 

    Volunteer opportunities are announced to members through emails. 

    When face-to-face meetings can resume, most committees meet on a regular basis or as needed, depending on projects being addressed.  Each committee has a designated chairperson to facilitate meetings. 


  • 11 Apr 2021 2:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    During the week of April 4-10 we celebrated National Library Week.  The Friends of the Buda Library gave a gift to all of our librarians (Melinda, Caitlin, Martha, Angie, Amy, Jennifer, Heather, Yalimar, Savannah and Pamela) to let them know how much we appreciate their service to our community.


  • 7 Mar 2021 10:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Thank you to everyone that dropped off book donations at the Buda Library on Saturday.  Friends will be sorting and organizing for a few months to get them ready for our annual book sale.  The date is not set but will be announced as soon as CDC guidance allows us to hold this event.  Most likely it will be packed with mask wearing and social distancing but we will be glad to finally be able to get back to business.

  • 19 Feb 2021 8:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Every month we meet virtually and discuss a book we have read during the month with our Friends.  This is a nice way to take a little break from all the craziness going on around us and with us.  This month, February 2021, we had even more issues to deal with during the 2021 Winter Snow Storm and disaster in Texas!  No power, no water, running out of food and just trying to keep safe until the storm passes.  There we were, our group of eight solid members who always show up to socialize and share their insights with the group.  

    This month we read a five star book, "When We Believed in Mermaids" by Barbara O'Neal.  Barbara has written many outstanding books over the years, also using the name Barbara Samuel in her earlier years.  Many of her books have received awards and become best sellers.  We found so many interesting topics related to "Mermaids" and planned to start reading more of her Women's Lit library.

    At 7pm our group was pleasantly surprised to have Barbara O'Neal herself join us on our Zoom meeting.  We had a chance to get a deeper view of how and why characters evolved in her story.  Barbara explained about the process she goes through to write a novel.  It was such a pleasant experience to just "hang out" with such a genuine human being.  She melded so well that it was like she was one of us.

    Thanks goes out to Barbara for visiting and answering our questions.  What an amazing author and someone who we can now call an honorary Friend.


     


  • 15 Feb 2021 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The Buda Lions have been a part of the community since 1975.  The club is chartered through Lions Club International, which is the world's largest service organization.  When asked who or what are the Lions: "we make as much money as we possibly can to give back first, to the community and second, to people all over the world.  

    Thanks goes to the Lions for once again supporting the "Friends" and contributing to our ongoing fundraisers to provide programs, supplies and media of all sorts to the Buda Library.


  • 12 Feb 2021 5:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Brooklyn's Down South Restaurant and Bar depends on a team approach to provide fresh and delicious foods in a welcoming setting. General manager Mirna Lemus and Chef Andrea Garcia have worked with owner Brooklyn Robertson since the doors opened in Buda eight years ago. Originally known as Cleveland's before Robertson became sole owner, Brooklyn's has undergone name and interior redesign. Chef Andrea has, over the years, developed a diverse menu that reflects local, regional, and customer preferences. She said her menu is eclectic, and health conscious. Days of the week feature themed specials, such as Mexican, southern, sandwich, and fine cuisine, but all reflect her love of food and freshness.  Lemus' team of servers delivers the home-cooked offerings with a smile. Lemus and Chef Andrea want customers to feel "at home" while enjoying quality food at affordable prices, with a menu that offers something to a variety of palates and ages. And, while the food revolves "around the chef," development of creative cocktails revolves around the foods, Lemus added. 

    Chef Andrea said her evolving menu is expanding away from meat-centered meals, with more plant-based dishes being offered. She said that people have an increased awareness of foods and an increased exposure to unfamiliar foods because of the popularity of television food shows, and, as a result, now are more likely to try something they have heard about but not yet tasted. Chef Andrea is able to innovate and test out ideas through her changing specials each day. She also maintains awareness of seasonal foods and preferences. 

    Brooklyn's, located at 100 N. Main Street, offers indoor and patio dining, but is happy to provide take-out, delivery, and curbside service as well. Open daily except Mondays, it serves lunch and dinner, as well as a popular weekend brunch. 

  • 7 Feb 2021 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Time to start cleaning out your closets...


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