Wednesday, May 11
We were pretty sure that the official Texas vehicle would be a white Chevy truck with the extended cab, the extended bed and the "No Fear" sticker in the back window. They are always tailgating us, passing on shoulders and pulling into spaces barely large enough for a MINI Cooper. But, you know, the chuck wagon is a nice vehicle, too, we guess. Learn about chuck wagons, Dutch ovens and other important parts and "official Texas" symbols of Lone Star lore during Cynthia Wolf's Texas History Through Music: The Cattle Drive Era, a musical primer about cowboy culture and life after the Civil War. This Library Live presentation is interactive with Wolf teaching kids how to yodel, whoop and sing songs in English and Spanish. It takes place at 10:30 a.m. May 11 at the Lakewood Branch, 6121 Worth St.; 3:30 p.m. May 12 at the Kleberg-Rylie Branch, 1301 Edd Road; and 10 a.m. May 13 at the Polk Wisdom Branch, 7151 Library Lane.