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Free Small Business Tax Workshop


It is tax time again!! 

If you own or operate a new or small business, paying your taxes and keeping records can be overwhelming. But the library can help!

The Friench Simpson Memorial Library will host a free SBA Small Business Tax Workshop at the library on Wednesday, February 12, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

This no cost workshop is for start-up and existing small business owners to learn about federal taxes for small businesses and home-based tax breaks.

Registration closes on February 11. Register by calling 361-485-4485 or email sbdc@uhv.edu.  

For more information on this program or any other library program call the library at 798-3243 ext. 208. 

This event is sponsored by the Friench Simpson Memorial Library, University of Houston – Victoria SBDC, the South-West Texas Border Small Business Development Center Network, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Library Director received award


The Texas Historical Records Advisory Board (THRAB)  chose Brenda Lincke Fisseler as the recipient for the award in the individual category for her extensive work with Lavaca County records. 

Ms. Fisseler helped coordinate an initiative to rescue, preserve, properly house and facilitate access to historical records documenting the county that led to the creation of the Lavaca County Archives. She has demonstrated the enormous impact one individual may have on preserving our collective history.



Storytime is for young children infant to 3 years old. Older children are welcome. 

Every Thursday @ 9:00 a.m. 

After Hours Genealogy


The After Hours Genealogy is two hours each month where genealogists, historians and researchers can visit the library and have all of the resources in our collection available to them including individualized assistance from our local history staff.

Annual Events


This link takes you to a calendar of annual events at the Library and their approximate dates. 

  • Seed & Plant Swap
  • Mother's Day Sale
  • Trick or Treat @ the Library
  • Night of Old St. Nick
  • And more


No upcoming events.