Kleberg Library to Host Meet and Greet with Local Authors during Ranch Hand Festival Books lovers, history buffs and reading enthusiasts will be in for a treat at the 2nd Annual Ranch Hand Festival when the Robert J. Kleberg Library hosts Howdy, Authors! on Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will serve as a meet and greet and book signing for several South Texas authors including Beto Maldonado, Melissa Webb, Lucille Kruse, Antoinette Tozer, Frank Griffin, Molly Noble Bull, Maurice Schmidt, Jamie Eppler and poetry by Natalia Ariste.
Event coordinator Krystin Torres says the idea for the event came from a desire to highlight local talent while bringing attention to both the library and the city of Kingsville. It is the first promotion of its kind for the library and throughout the day, guests will be able to sample writings and meet with the authors whose works range from life on the King Ranch® to growing up in South Texas in the 1920’s to an earless kitten who finds a place to live and one family’s personal account of the day President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas.
The library will also showcase another must-see for guests with an ambulance that is in the process of being renovated into the library’s Express Library Bookmobile. The bookmobile will be used to promote reading and the library’s services to area school children. For more information about the meet and greet, contact the Kleberg Library today at (361) 592-6381.