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Van Alstyne Library News & Notes

Mar 27, 2015 12:01am

Van Alstyne will be celebrating Earth Day Saturday, March 29 and Keep Van Alstyne Beautiful will host a two-hour celebration at Dorothy Fielder Park from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. which will include...

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Pick Up a New Hobby at the Library

Dec 06, 2013 1:01am

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving week. For my regular readers you may have noticed my column was missing last week as I took some vacation time. Just before that week I had the pleasure...

E-shopping for Christmas

Dec 02, 2013 11:37am

Holiday shopping is here. I heard on the news that Nov. 11 is the heaviest online shopping day in China. It’s called Singles’ Day because the four ones in the date signify the loneliest number. A...

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Library Director Gives Thanks

Dec 02, 2013 11:37am

The Thanksgiving Holiday is almost here. There are so many things we have to be thankful for in Van Alstyne; not the least of which is a public library that has been in continuous operation for...

History and a Movie at the Library

Nov 08, 2013 1:02am

Two great events are coming up!

First is the “Catching Fire” movie release party. Teen Council, led by Judy Kimzey, is planning a fun night all “Hunger Games” related as this second movie...

A New Addition to the Library

Nov 01, 2013 12:02am

Our new microfilm reader is here! Thanks to a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission we have purchased the new ScanPro...

Columbus Day

Oct 18, 2013 1:02am

It is Columbus Day, and as I write this I realize I do not know the history of that holiday. Lest you think I did not attend elementary school in this country, let me assure you I know who...

Have a Nice Library Friends Breakfast

Oct 11, 2013 1:03am

We had a wonderful turnout for the monthly Friends of the Library Breakfast last Saturday. If you loved it, or if you missed it, you’re in luck because they are doing it again this month. Before...

A Letter Worth Reading

Oct 04, 2013 1:03am

A colleague of mine is Spencer Smith of the Little Elm Public Library. Spencer wrote an article for Little Elm’s local newspaper recently which I applauded. With his permission I reprint his...

Books for Sale!

Sep 26, 2013 1:21pm

Book Sale! The Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale is this weekend. Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. is preview night for Friends of the Library only. You can join the Friends on site that...

Times Have Changed at the Library

Sep 21, 2013 1:02am

Twenty years ago, in August of 1993, the world was a different place. Reggie Jackson was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Pope John Paul II visited the United States. Kim Basinger married...

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