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OCTOBER 26, 2022 14 WINTER TEXAN TIMES (956)566-1157 When you follow us on Facebook AND Subscribe to our FREE e-Edition newsletter You will be eligible to win great prizes from our advertisers through our drawings held throughout the season 956.580.7800 1217 N CONWAY, MISSION Follow us on wintertexantimes BRING US ALONG, & THERE’S ALWAYS MORE TO SEE, MORE TO DO IN PRINT, ONLINE ON ANY DEVICE YOU WILL WANT TO TAKE IT WITH YOU WHEREVERYOUGO McAllen Public Library hosts South Texas Book Festival After two years of celebrating virtually, McAllen Public Library is excited to welcome the community to its in-person ninth annual South Texas Book Festival, which will span several days, taking place from October 27 and running through October 31, at the McAllen Public Library, 4001 N. 23rd St. The festival is free and open to the public and will feature a diverse group of national, regional, and local authors who will participate in readings and panel discussions, as well as crafts, food trucks, and other fun activities. “The City of McAllen is proud of the services and programming that the award-winning McAllen Public Library system offers to our community,” said McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos. This year, the festival will include a special night just for the over 18 crowd with a Killer Verse: A Night of Dark Poetry on Thursday, October 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Roosevelt’s at 7 Bar & Grill, 821 N. Main St. The STBF kicks off at the Main Library on Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with various author readings and discussions. There will also be a special Halloween evening celebration just for the kiddoes, with a Trick-or-Treat Trail on Monday, October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. also at the Main Library. According to Kate Horan, MPL Director, the South Texas Book Festival is one way the McAllen Public Library engages the community. The festival welcomes all ages to this free event. It will be a full day of authors, readings, book signings, crafts, food trucks, and a lot of fun. The international-award winning South Texas Book Festival ranks high among some of the most innovative events worldwide. McAllen Public Library recently won 20 Pinnacle Awards including the Grand Pinnacle for the South Texas Book