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Answers to go with Susan Smith: Books enrich children's lives

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information. "Answers To Go" highlights recently received questions.  Please visit the library at 625 E. Hopkins St., call 512-393-8200 for information over the phone or email us through our webpage at
Q. My son’s teacher suggested that he try the “Redwall” series.  Do you have it?  What is the reading level?
A. Series fiction is popular with both children and adults.  

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Interesting facts about blue jays

I recently saw three blue jays eating sunflower seeds on my back deck, most handsome birds with a blue body and white chest.  
What can I tell you about blue jays that you don’t already know?
Well, let’s start with their size, some 12 inches long and weighing about three ounces.
They can make soft, warbling chirps but also screech out a distinctive hawk call that sounds quite authentic.
Usually seen in pairs and flocks, blue jays are very protective of their nests and will even dive bomb humans, much like a mockingbird, when threatened.  

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, members of the National Junior Honor Society at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Wimberley assembled birthday party supplies into gallon-sized storage bags. The bags, which received a special blessing, will be distributed to children in need. (photo by St. Stephen's Episcopal School)

Students unite for service project

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life of service, students at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School spent the day Monday assembling bags filled with birthday party supplies for area children in need.
“It is hard for many of us to imagine a child who has never been given a birthday party. For many families in our community, finding the extra money to afford a child’s birthday celebration is a struggle,” said Head of School Marsha Acock.


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