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An integral part of the upcoming literature fair recognizing the 20th Anniversary of the Tomas Rivera Children’s Book Award, the Walkers’ Gallery at the San Marcos Activity Center is hosting an art exhibit through Nov. 13. (Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s tale illlustration used with permission by Duncan Tonatiuh)

Literary Legacy: Exhibit celebrates artistic works inspired by Tomás Rivera

The Walkers’ Gallery at the San Marcos Activity Center invites children of all ages and lovers of children’s literature to the opening event of its exhibit, “Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children’s Book Award.”   
Running through Nov. 13, the art exhibit features original artwork as well as limited edition prints that represent the books spanning 20 years since the award’s inception.

Deadline to order Turkey T-shirts to support food bank is Sept. 30

This year’s Turkeys Tackling Hunger T-shirt is available for a $30 or more donation to the Turkeys Tackling Hunger campaign.
T-shirts come in sizes small to 3XL. All T-shirts must be ordered by Sept. 30.
The Hays County Food Bank will then do a count and place its order so it doesn’t over order as it has in years past.
If you would like a 2015 T-shirt, please visit www.turkeystacklinghunger.org and click on Donate Now.

Answers to go with Susan Smith: Spanish settlement of San Marcos

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information. “Answers To Go” highlights recently received questions. Visit the library at 625 East Hopkins, call 393-8200 for information or email the library through its websiet at www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.
Q: What information does the library have on the original Spanish settlement of San Marcos? Where was it? When did the settlers arrive?

Answers to go with Susan Smith: Spanish settlement of San Marcos

Each week hundreds of people call or visit the San Marcos Public Library to find information. “Answers To Go” highlights recently received questions. Visit the library at 625 East Hopkins, call 393-8200 for information or email the library through its websiet at www.sanmarcostx.gov/library.
Q: What information does the library have on the original Spanish settlement of San Marcos? Where was it? When did the settlers arrive?

Exploring Nature with Jerry Hall: Birds have the ability to taste

Yes, they can, although probably not very well since most have only a few taste buds.  For example, the chicken has 24 taste buds, the pigeon has 37 and the Japanese quail some 62.
These are small numbers compared to humans who have about 9,000 taste buds.  And humans lag far behind other animals.  Goats and pigs have some 15,000 taste buds and a bottom-feeding catfish has a spectacular 100,000 taste receptors.
Three types of taste buds have been identified in birds.
Type I is most common and is found in songbirds, chickens and pigeons.

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