Children’s programming has returned from its holiday hiatus at the Longview Public Library. Here’s a look at the library’s regular offerings (at the main branch at 222 W. Cotton Street unless otherwise indicated):

QUESTION: A few months ago there was an article in the Longview newspaper about a new exhibit on wars being opened at the Marshall historical museum. I’ve not seen a follow up to that. Can you find out if that’s open and if not when it plans to be open?

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The Longview Public Library will feature the folk music duo Hungrytown, from 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 11 in the library’s “Sounds & Stacks” concert. The free concert will be held inside the library at 222 W. Cotton St., with food trucks expected to park outside the library that night.

QUESTION: Whom do we need to contact or what can be done to improve the drainage in the area on both sides of the entryway to the McDonald’s from U.S. 259? The water is not draining, and vehicles have to drive through it. It is a constant, not just because of recent rains.

A parade celebrating the Longview Lobos’ football state championship win will be held 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in downtown Longview. The parade is expected to follow the same route as the Christmas parade, starting on Whaley Street at Green Street, to Horaney Street and then Methvin Street before en…

The folk music duo Hungrytown has fared much better than its namesake road, which the band discovered in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson recorded much of their first album some 13 years ago.

While most of the Longview Public Library’s programs are on hiatus for the holidays, Family Game Night continues from 6 to 8:30 p.m on Thursdays during the Christmas break. It’s free of charge, with the library providing a variety of games. The library is located at 222 W. Cotton St. in Longview.

Dear Neil: My house is L-shaped, with the long leg extending due north. I have a large red oak in that area, so there is a large section that gets virtually no sunlight during the year. Nothing seems to grow there. I’ve planted monkeygrass, fescue and grass seed labeled as “for shade.” The s…

In the 2010 documentary “Marwencol,” the world met Mark Hogancamp, the survivor of a vicious beating 10 years earlier who had turned to art as a form of therapy. In strange and strangely moving photographic dioramas, Hogancamp documented life in an imaginary world he had constructed in his U…

LeTourneau University is hosting a Christmas Carol Sing at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 23 in the historic Speer Chapel on the university campus, at 2100 S. Mobberly Ave. in Longview.

Dear Neil: A friend gave me an envelope of larkspur seeds out of her old-fashioned garden. When should I plant them? They’re so pretty each spring.

Kelli Grant, the East Texas native known as the Queen of Swing, will perform “A Swingin’ Christmas Show” a Branson-style event at the indoor Kokomo Theatre at 2400 W. Marshall Ave. in Longview. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21 and 22 and Dec. 28 and 29. The…

A concert reading of a new show, "Come Find Me: A Christmas Musical," is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Braithwaite Recital Hall located inside the University of Texas at Tyler's Cowan Center.