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2018 Holiday Tour of Historic Churches

2018 Holiday Tour of Historic Churches

Read more to see the details and to purchase tickets online in advance. Only 100 tickets are available to get yours today and support your local libraries!

November 7th – Marcia Hatfield Daudistel & Bill Wright

November 7th – Marcia Hatfield Daudistel & Bill Wright

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7th at 6 p.m. The Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library invite you to a reception to welcome local authors with their exciting new books.  Marcia Hatfield Daudistel of El Paso will discuss her newest history, Women of Smeltertown. Called the “largest industrial city […]

Friends of Libraries Week

Friends of Libraries Week

It’s National Friends of Libraries Week!

Support the Jeff Davis County Library by joining the Friends of JDCL Library!
http://friendsjdcl.org/support/

An Indian Summer Dream

An Indian Summer Dream

An Indian Summer Dream brought to you by Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library. This free event will be performed by Sul Ross State University Drama Department under the direction of Dona Roman with passages from Shakespeare’s dark tragedy. Sunday, October 14, 2018, 4 pm […]

2018 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration Photo & Art Contest

2018 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration Photo & Art Contest

Guidelines, Rules, and Entry Form Everything you need to know: here! Artwork will be on display from August 23-25, 2018 Artist Reception Saturday, August 25, 5pm at the Jeff Davis County Library.

“The Making of Lonesome Dove” Photo Exhibit

“The Making of Lonesome Dove” Photo Exhibit

“The Making of Lonesome Dove” exhibit features more than 50 photos by screenwriter and photographer Bill Wittliff. The exhibit opens on April 27 at 3 pm. Glenn Moreland and his chuckwagon will be in front of the library from 4-6 with free *cowboy cobbler and ice cream. Meet historian Lonn Taylor, cowboy poetry specialist Dr. Nelson Sager, women’s history lecturer Kendra DeHart, and original movie cast member Barry Tubb.

This traveling exhibit was made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Arts, and underwriting sponsors Karen and Karl Rove.

*Free cowboy cobbler & ice cream available to the first 100 people. Get your ticket for free cobbler and ice cream inside the library when you tour the exhibition.

This is a FREE, kid-friendly event! Watch for more events during this month-long exhibit.

Book Signing by Ben English

Book Signing by Ben English

Stories about the Big Bend are as vast and varied as the region, but this collection is unique. Don’t miss the program at the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis featuring local author Ben H. English that will highlight his recently published, Yonderings -Trails […]

FJDCL Annual Meeting

FJDCL Annual Meeting

Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library ANNUAL MEETING will be held Thursday, January 18, 6:30 pm at the Jeff Davis County Library. This meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Friends of the JDC Library proudly reintroduce a popular holiday event from the past, the HOLIDAY HOME TOUR. This year, the Davis Mountains Magic Holiday Tour of Historic Homes will showcase an interior tour of four private homes. The tour will begin at the historic […]

2017 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration Photo & Art Contest

2017 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration Photo & Art Contest

The 2017 Davis Mountains Hummingbird Celebration will include an art and photography contest open to all ages. The celebration is scheduled for August 24 through 26 this year. Click here to download the complete rules and entry form. The art and photo contest is being […]

Bridging La Frontera – Sasha Pimentel

Bridging La Frontera – Sasha Pimentel

Thursday, April 6, at the library, we host poet Sasha Pimental during National Poetry Month. Members and prospective members of FJDCL are welcome for a reception at 5:30. Open program by Sasha at 6:30. Make possible by: Big Bend Coffee Roasters, Fort Davis State Bank, King Land & Water, and a grant from Humanities Texas.

Come See Our New Look!

Come See Our New Look!

The Judge Ann Scudday Southwest Collection has now moved to a more prominent location near the front of the library. Computers are more conveniently located and there are several seating areas available for relaxing or conferencing. Sit in one of the laptop carousels – all […]

March 2017 Newsletter

March 2017 Newsletter

Catch up on the latest! Read our March 2017 newsletter.