Views of the Neighborhood – Music at the Library

Views of the neighborhood

As if the place wasn’t cool enough, every Friday the Lake Travis Community Library hosts a musical performance. This week is was The Southside Sheiks Band  

These guys bill themselves as “Raisin’ a ruckus wherever they go, the Southside Sheiks will play old-timey jug band, ragtime, and holler blues.” Other weeks have included a Jazz singer, Pianist, and singer/songwriter. So, come on along. Don’t worry about keeping your voice down, there is enough music going on to cover you. This is a fast view today.

Views of the Neighborhood

As you can see the reading section has been taken over by the music section.

Views of the Neighborhood

Another view of the band and the folks having a good time.

Views of the neighborhood

It seems like a contradiction, the music and the stacks of books. I noticed there were some people reading along as if the room was totally quiet.

Views of the neighborhood

As the clouds roll in we take a pause and view the pond outside the library.

Views of the neighborhood

I’ve shown this little boy before. He and his trusty canine are spending some quality time by the pond reading a book.

I hope you enjoyed the quick view today. If you want to check out the complete calendar or just curious about all the library offers, here is a link to the library webpage

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  1. Music at the library is so cool!!

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    1. A fun event, Darlene. Thanks.

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  2. That’s an awesome looking library.

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    1. It is a beautiful place. Thanks, Charles.

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  3. Seems like you have settled in a wonderful community, John!

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    1. I think so, Lori. Thank you. 😁

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  4. Music in a library . . . .
    What took so long?

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    1. Hahahaha. Can’t imagine. 😁

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      1. Libraries went next level with ways in which to bring people in, seriously.

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  5. That’s one nice library, John. Good pictures. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne. 😊

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  6. I love that statue, John. The music is a good idea. It’s a nice easy way to get together. Looks like they had a decent sized crowd.

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    1. For a Friday, I thought so too.

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  7. Books and music…how could you not love that! What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing, John. Enjoy your Sunday!

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    1. You as well, Jill. Thank you. 😊

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  8. How wonderful to have music at the library! You can never show the statue of the little boy too often. 🙂

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    1. It is so endearing.

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      1. Yes, it is!

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  9. There is no better combination than music and books! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You are certainly an example of that, Jan.

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  10. We don’t have music at our library here, but there’s the concert on the Marktplatz six times a year in summer, and – what Mary and I really like to go and listen to – the Music Club concerts just around the corner in the Methodist Church every 3rd Sunday, for 8 times a year.
    Have a great Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. Sounds enjoyable, Pit. It’s good your community has such a program.

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      1. They really have very good cultural events here. I mentioned two only, but there are many more. That’s one aspect of Fredericksburg we really like.

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      2. I can see why. Sounds like a lot to do.

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  11. A truly wonder-filled post, John. The library is in a beautiful setting! I love that they are hosting music. I got a kick out of the term “holler blues”. I like swamp blues, so why not holler blues. 😀 Have a sublime Sunday. Hugs.

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    1. Gives rise to a whole host of blues. “Subway blues, Beltway blues, Cul-de-sac blues. 😁

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      1. They call it cul-de-sac blues, but highway’s just as bad,
        They call it cul-de-sac blues, but highway’s just as bad,
        Side-street’s even worse,
        And freeway’s also sad….

        The Porsche flies on Friday, and Saturday streams along,
        The Porsche flies on Friday, and Saturday streams along,
        Sunday I….

        … Okay I’ll stop. 😉

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      2. Hahahahaha. My beltway is under sway, My stomach’s got the girth. I’ll pass on the milkshake. And spend more time on Earth.

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  12. Libraries are great gathering places, and who knows? Someone who comes for the music may stay for the books, and that’s all to the good.

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    1. I thnk so too. Plus special programs give a sense of community to the place. Thanks, Linda

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  13. That is so cool. Come for the music, stay for the books!
    That statue is so sweet, too.

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    1. That sculpture brings me an element of peace I can’t explain.

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      1. It does. And I haven’t even seen it live but it comes through on your picture. Makes me want to find myself in the very same position. (Not that Zeke would let me..)

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  14. That looks like a fun event. Worth going back to see who’s next.

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    1. Yup. Will be Singer-songwriter Jennifer Fuentes who will entertain with her soulful, vibrant voice and captivating stage presence by blending pop, Latin, blues, jazz, country, rock, and Motown. Man, she works it.

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      1. Sounds like something to earmark time for.

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      2. She certainly has the country sode covered.

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  15. Sadly I live far, far away from you, John, and there are no libraries or events like this in South Africa.

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    1. Does this mean you won’t be at the next music event next Friday?

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      1. Exactly, much as I would love to attend and bring you all cake.

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      2. Darn. When you are the equilvalent of J.K. Rowling and you have a book signing here you can take in a performance. (Don’t forget the cake) 😁

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      3. I definitely do that, John.

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  16. Any post about libraries is music to my ears John. I love the statue!

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    1. Me too, Lynne. It is so peaceful there and it always brings a smile.

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  17. A library is a great setting for anything. Love the statue too!

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    1. Yes it is. Thanks, Jo

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  18. John, you had me at “music.” No, maybe it was “library.” Whatever, the combination of the two is wonderful, and I’m glad to see it was a well-attended performance. Probably better than some book-signings, huh??

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    1. At least better than my book signings. 😀

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      1. I hear ya!

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  19. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    I always love the glimpses of the neighborhood. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life. BTW, I especially love the final sculpture – the little boy reading to his dog. I wonder… do you sometimes read out loud to your pups? 😀

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    1. No I don’t read to the pups but that statue is so peaceful. Thanks, Gwen

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  20. Now, that’s my kind of neighborhood library!

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  21. Another great idea for getting folks to the library. The music wouldn’t have bothered me – I can read anywhere.

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    1. It is a super idea, Teri. Thanks.

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  22. That’s a nice program at the library. I really like that statue too.

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    1. Me too, Deborah.

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  23. Looks like a great community John and love that statue… there are a number of jazz groups around here and their gigs are very well attended…hugs

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    1. I can imagine, Sally. Jazz is so much fun

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  24. […] Head over to enjoy the rest of the entertainment and a few more views from the neighbourhood: John Howell – Views of the Neighbourhood – Music at the Library […]

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    1. Thank you, Sally

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  25. Words and music go together, don’t they? I like the sculpture of the boy reading. It reminded me of the lovely one depicted at the top of the Bezine blog: https://thebezine.com

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    1. Thank you, Mary

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  26. What a fabulous library! Thanks for sharing John 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Debby

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      1. 🙂 John.

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  27. Music at the library sounds like a fun way to pass the time.

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    1. Yes it was. Thnaks, Michelle.

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  28. It “sounds” like you have a lovely library with great programs. The statue of the boy reading with his puppy is delightful. 🙂

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    1. It is a very active place for sure. I love that sculpture, Diana. It is so peaceful there. Thank you for the visit. 😊

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