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Happy Spring!

Happy Spring!

Read our FJDCL Spring 2019 newsletter. Click here to read more>

Wayne Baize Art Exhibit

Wayne Baize Art Exhibit

March 19 – 30, 2019 Open 10-6 pm weeks and 10-2 on Saturdays at Jeff Davis County Library, Fort Davis, Texas. FREE! Artist’s Reception and Program Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm Presented by: Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library  

2018 Holiday Tour of Historic Churches

2018 Holiday Tour of Historic Churches

Purchase tickets at the door on the day of the event. $25/each
St Joseph Catholic Church at noon.

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 at Hotel Limpia

The three witches from the opening scene of Macbeth will set the tone for Shakespeare’s macabre drama planned for this Sunday, October 14 at 4 p.m. in the garden of the Hotel Limpia.  Known for the lines, “Fair is foul, and foul is fair” and also “Double, double, toil and trouble” the portrayal of witches will be performed by students of Professor Dona W. Roman from the Sul Ross Theatre Program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Jeff Davis County Library, the free program will present excerpts from Macbeth as a forty-five minute sampler with scenes from Acts One and Two that foretell the rise and fall of the King of Scotland.  It is a preview for the full-length play that will take place at Sul Ross beginning October 26th.

A new spin on the original “Midsummer Night’s Dream Garden Party,” this production will be re-introduced as an Indian Summer Dream since, as one member noted, “the best dreams begin with a good book.”  The program is a fundraiser for the Friends who promote and support the activities of the library.  Tickets are still available for purchase featuring three great prizes: a silver and gold bracelet donated by the gift shop of the Museum of the Big Bend (value $175), a pair of bicycles from Porter’s Thriftway (value $150), and two gift tins of pecans from the Davis Mountain Nut Company  with a basket of new books (value $360). In case of inclement weather, the program will take place in the ballroom of the Hotel Limpia.

Tickets for drawing on sale at the Post Office Wednesday, 10/10 and Friday, 10/10 from noon to 2pm and at Hotel Limpia just prior to the event. Only 200 tickets will be sold so your chance of winning is good! $5 each or 5 for $20.

Rain or Shine. In the event of inclement weather, Macbeth will take place in the ballroom of the Hotel Limpia.  The show must go on!

 

 

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 […]

FJDCL 2017 Annual Report

FJDCL 2017 Annual Report

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 Jeff Davis County library with historian and raconteur Lonn Taylor recalling the development of Fort Davis’s individual communities and neighborhoods.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2017
1-5 pm, beginning at the Jeff Davis County Library

**This is not an Open House event. The tour begins at 1:00 pm at the JDC Library. No children under 12 years of age.**

Purchase tickets in advance for $10/individual or $15/couple. Add $5 to the ticket price if purchased at the door on the day of the event.

Blue Mountain Bistro (Limpia Hotel) will have a special dinner menu after 5:00 pm for Home Tour participants. Separate dinner reservations are required. Dinner at Blue Mountain Bistro is extra and not included in the price of the Home Tour tickets. Please call Blue Mountain 432-426-3244 to make dinner reservations.

Proceeds from the home tour benefit the scholarship funds of Friends of JDC Library.

Purchase tickets at the Jeff Davis County Library in Ft. Davis during regular business hours or purchase online here:


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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, […]

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 of which have a place to plug in! The back of the library is now a flexible meeting room space. Thanks to the library staff and volunteers who worked so hard to make this possible and special thanks to patrons for their patience during the big move!