The Round Top Family Library is a 501( c) 3 non-profit organization, sanctioned by the Central Texas Library Association. The Library serves the rural community surrounding Round Top with full lending services for adults and children. Here you will find popular reading material, best sellers, periodicals and classic and contemporary literature. Also available is a good selection of books on tape or CD, as well as a selection of movies. Beyond its lending resources, the Library serves as a center for cultural and learning activities for children, and as a community center. Patrons and visitors enjoy a rich array of programs of general interest and learning opportunities, as well as services such as free computer and Internet access.
FYI in February – How’s the Weather?
Join us Thursday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m. as the popular “For Your Information” series continues. Bob Rose, Lower Colorado River Authority Chief Meteorologist, will be discussing the ongoing drought and the weather outlook for spring and summer. Bob provides LCRA operation centers with short and long-term weather forecasts and updates on the threat of severe weather and extreme temperature.
Chili Cook-off Thank You!
The 11th annual Red Hot Chili Cook Off in Round Top enjoyed a beautiful day on the square. Thirty-four teams broke the record for the most teams competing since the first cook off in 2005. Here are some highlights!
The Black Cat Choir was honored by the library for their many years of performing for the event for free, and for donating gigs to the live auction.
The Round Top Carmine senior class, team, “Chili Chili Bang Bang” took first place for best chili, beating out their competitiors, junior class team, “Jalepeniors.”
The judges awarded the first place chili prize to the Bybee Foundation Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cookers , led by Steve Ditsler. Second place went to Bar None, led by Dan Matula. Bobby Beck accepted the third place prize for the Greazy Spooners. The crowd favorite for both chili and showmanship was the Chili Tops, led by Captain Graeme Bullen.
Frank and Dan’s Chili Dawgs once again won the Golden Spoon Award for raising the most money for the library. A new team, The Round Top Inn Rustlers, won the Silver Spoon for placing second in monies raised.
As always, the crowd and cookers all had a great time, and look forward to an even bigger cook off in 2016. The Library thanks all the teams, volunteers and underwriters for their generous support and enthusiasm!
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Round Top Library Association, Inc.
206 W. Mill
P.O. Box 245 - Round Top, Texas 78954
Hours: Mon - Sat. 1:30 - 5:30pm. Closed Sunday.
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