Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | July 29, 2014

Friendship 5K 2014 – sign up now !

Come join us at The Vineyard on Saturday, October 11th for the 5th annual Friendship 5K !

All proceeds from the race benefit the Eula Hunt Beck Florence Public Library.  Enjoy the beautiful, scenic race course and hang around afterward for great breakfast treats including homemade muffins from the kitchen of our very own Eloise Johnson.

New start time this year – Race day signup and registration begins at 8:00AM, and the festivities will begin at 8:45 AM with a 1K Fun Run for kids 10 and under (free), followed by the 5K Fun Run / Walk at 9:00AM. Food and drink will be available after the race.

or download a registration form here:

5K Registration form 2014

Registration forms may be mailed in prior to October 1st, or dropped off at one of the following locations:

  • Florence Public Library

  • Florence City Hall

  • The Vineyard at Florence

Packet pickup will be held the morning of the race only.

This promises to be a fun event for everyone involved – what a great way to start a Saturday, and support your local Library !

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | September 18, 2013

Friendship 5K 2013 – see pictures from last year’s race !

Our 4th annual Florence Friendship 5K at The Vineyard was a great success !  Many thanks to all of our participants and sponsors for making this event a wonderful fundraiser for the Library and a whole lot of fun, to boot !  Check out the photo gallery above – if you see yourself, hop on over to the 2014 post and sign up for this year’s race !  If you don’t see yourself (or you see a friend), look at how much fun you missed !

This is a great community event at a beautiful time of the year.  Come out to The Vineyard, soak up some fresh air and beautiful scenery, and make sure YOU show up in our 2014 photo gallery !

 

 

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Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | February 1, 2013

Our Summer Reading 2012 Winners

FINAL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

1. Quetzell Licea with 75 books

2. Citlalli Licea with 74 books

3. Oracio Licea with 30 books

4. Luis Licea with 25 books

5. Dante Steed with 25 books

6. Darius Steed with 25 books

7. Natalie Juarez

8. Matthew Harris

9. Emily Harris

10. Luke Harris

11.Enrique Palacious

12. Isela Ramirez

13. Cristian Ramirez

FINAL TEEN PROGRAM

1st Austin Kleen

2nd Xochitl Licea

2nd Hannah Parker

2nd Sarah Combs

2nd Olivia Combs

2nd Megan Combs

2nd John Clark

3rd Shelbey Kleen

3rd Silver Houseknecht

3rd Courtney Childress

3rd Adam Perriello

3rd Colton Pimpler

3rd Alec Fletcher

SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THE KIDS that participated in this years program. Thanks to the volunteers for reading stories and those who helped with crafts and checking out books. Thanks to all who donated supplies and prizes for all ages.

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | November 21, 2012

Friendship 5K 2012 – Results and Photos !

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Our 2nd annual Florence Friendship 5K at The Vineyard was a great success !  Many thanks to all of our participants and sponsors for making this event a wonderful fundraiser for the Library and a whole lot of fun, to boot !  Race results are listed below, along with a photo gallery above.

Congratulations to our overall winner, Kevin Ramirez who finished in 19:12 !  1st place overall female was Kristen Ellis with a time of 21:53.  JJ Lively led our teenage runners with a time of 21:45, while Noah Campbell was first place among our under 10 runners, finishing in 38:41.  We did have one correction to the results announced the day of the race.  3rd place overall female was Janet Scholl, with a time of 26:38.  We apologize for the error, and will get a proper race certificate to Janet asap !

Next year’s race will be held at The Vineyard on October 19, 2013 – the 3rd Saturday in October, in conjunction with Friendship Days.  Same time, same channel !  Ready to sign up ?  Just click here to register ! See you next year !

2012 Friendship 5K Results (pdf)
2012 Friendship 5K Results (Excel)

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | August 26, 2012

2012 iPad Drawing Winner Announced at Celebration of the Stars

The 2nd Annual Florence Public Library Celebration of the Stars was held Friday, June 29 at the Florence Pool. Event participants enjoyed free swimming at the City Pool and great barbeque prepared by Wayne Bonnet. The evening was capped off by awards for all of our accomplished Summer Readers and a drawing for a new iPad. This year’s winner was Art Manzo, owner of Mano’s restaurant.

Congratulations, Art !

Thanks to all who helped make this year’s event a success. Celebration of the Stars is a great community gathering each year, and the whole town is invited to attend. Free swimming, great food, great fellowship, and the chance to win a shiny new iPad – all in the name of supporting literacy in the Florence community and congratulating our Summer Reading Stars. Plan on being a part of next year’s event on Friday, June 28, 2013.

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | February 17, 2012

First program of 2012 Spring Lectures

Last evening we had a well packed house for Dr. Clark Wernecke’s discussion on the history of man in North America, Clovis technology , and the Gault research site located 5 miles outside of town. Clark’s overwhelming enthusiasm and knowledge of his subjects kept our 30+ visitors entertained for well over an hour and a half. The powerpoint slide show was a great mix of facts and conjectures that gave you a real sense of what life was like as long as 15,000 years ago right here at home. After a great question and answer session, we were all treated to a buffet layout that had everything from fruit and veggie trays to sandwiches and all topped off with another those fabulous Geloise cheesecakes.Everyone left full of information, good food and with smiles on their faces.
We are going to do it all again next Thursday evening at 7pm with a talk by Barbara Wright on the effect of this wretched drought on our trees and landscapes. Barbara always brings a wealth of great local gardening knowledge and some plants for sale from her nursery.So try to come next week and be informed, well fed and see how your hometown library really works for you. Until then… jake

ps… if you have not yet taken a tour of the Gault site you really should put it on your short list for this year. Information is available at our library, online or through the Bell and Willaimson county historical societies.

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | January 30, 2012

2012 Spring Lecture Series

Here are the dates and times for our Spring Lecture Series 2012.

Thursday Feb 16 7:00 pm
Dr. D. Clark Wernecke
Executive Director Gault Site.
Recent Discoveries at the Gault Site

Thursday Feb 23 7:00 pm
Barbara Wright From Wright’s Nursery.
Drought Tolerant Plants and
Caring for Trees during A Drought

Thursday March 1 7:00 pm
Dr Pamela Owen
Paleontologist, Texas Natural Science Center, Texas Memorial Museum
Prehistoric Williamson County.
The Cretaceous Period and the Pleistocene Epoch
Prehistoric Creatures that have lived in Williamson County
Dinosaurs, Sea Reptiles, Saber-Toothed Cats, Ground Sloths, and Others)

Thursday March 8 7:00 pm
Diana Rendon, MA
Sr High Spanish Teacher FISD
Family History in South Texas
Before and After Statehood

We changed our night of the week for this years lectures to Thursdays in hopes that more folks can attend at least some of the programs,if not all of them. As always we will have plenty of refreshments to go along with a lot of very entertaining information. Try to join us.See you there. jn

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | October 6, 2011

Friendship 5K – sign up now !

Come join us at the Vineyard on Saturday, November 5th for the 2nd annual Friendship 5K ! This year’s race is sponsored by Union State Bank and RunTex, and benefits the Eula Hunt Beck Florence Public Library. The festivities will begin at 7:45 AM with a 1K Fun Run for kids 10 and under (free), followed by the 5K Fun Run / Walk at 8:00AM. Food and drink will be available after the race.

or download a registration form here:
5K Registration form

Registration forms may be mailed in prior to October 29, or dropped off at one of the following locations:

- Florence Public Library
– Florence City Hall
– The Vineyard at Florence

Packet pickup will be Friday, Nov. 4th at Union Insurance Agency (across the street from the Library).

This promises to be a fun event for everyone involved – what a great way to start a Saturday, and support your local Library !

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | July 14, 2011

Top Summer Reader’s 2011

TOP TEEN’S SUMMER READERS 2011

1st AUSTIN KLEEN (11th grade) – READ 121 BOOKS

2nd XOCHITL LICEA (6th grade) – READ 80 BOOKS

3rd HANNAH PARKER (7th grade) – READ 23 BOOKS

4th OLIVIA COMBS (7th grade) – READ 20 BOOKS

4th SARAH COMBS (9th grade) – READ 20 BOOKS

5th ANNA COMBS (12th grade) – READ 17 BOOKS

6th DANIEL DAVIDSON – READ 13 BOOKS

 

TOP CHILDREN’S SUMMER READERS 2011

1st MEGAN COMBS (5th grade) – READ 93 BOOKS                

2nd QUETZAL LICEA (2nd grade) – READ 80 BOOKS                

2nd CITLALLI LICEA (2nd grade) – READ 80 BOOKS                       

3rd KARSYN HAMMONS (2nd grade) – READ 67 BOOKS     

4th KYLE HAMMONS (3rd grade)– READ 65 BOOKS                

5th KYNDAL HAMMONS (K grade)– READ 50 BOOKS          

6th TREVOR GRIMM – READ 36 BOOKS

Posted by: florencepubliclibrary | July 13, 2011

Friendship Days 2011

IT’S THAT TIME, COME JOIN US FOR

THE FLORENCE ANNUAL FRIENDSHIP DAYS PARADE

COME SHOW OFF AND ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

OR TALENT

RIDE YOUR HORSE, BICYCLE, MOTORCYCLE, UNICYCLE

OR JUST WALK ALONG

SHOW HOW FRIENDLY FLORENCE CAN BE!

OCTOBER 15TH

Parade Begins at 11:00 am.  

Line-up Begins at 9:30 am.

 Judging starts at 10 am.

Please fax form to 254-793-2102, mail to Florence Public Library, PO Box 430, Florence, TX 76527, drop off at Florence Public Library, 207 E. Main Street in Florence, or email to ShawnLRizzo@gmail.com.

Questions call Shawn 512-560-8806 or Charlotte 254-793-2672

No fee to enter the parade! 

Trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries!

 

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