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Mon
06
Nov

GS Library debuts 3D Printer

Since we got our 3D printer, we have tried to have something printing during library hours so that everyone can see the printer in action.  From young to old, the looks of amazement as they learn what this machine is and what it can do has reminded us of how important it is for the library to provide education and innovation to the community. 

Many people ask about what can be made with a 3D printer, but the question should really be what can’t be made with a 3D printer.  They are being used in ways that most people don’t realize.  The technology is used in the medical field, for clothing design such as shoes, electronics, jewelry making and so much more. 

One of the more common uses for 3D printing is making prosthetics, but the medical field also uses it to create, model and practice techniques before procedures. 

Mon
06
Nov

Monsters, Witches and Spiders visit Storytime

Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library continues in the Halloween theme.  Ms. Rhonda read “I Need my Monster” by Amanda Noll.  When Ethan checks under the bed for his monster, he finds a note instead: “Gone fishing.  Back in a week.  Gabe” What will Ethan do?  He needs a monster under his bed.  The story continues as Ethan interviews replacements for his monster, Gabe.

The next book was “Room on a Broom” by Julia Donaldson about a witch whose broom gets crowded as she takes a cat, a dog, a frog and a bird along on her broomstick.

The craft today was a wiggly jiggly spider that brought lots of giggles. 

Join us at the library at 10 a.m. every Friday for Storytime.

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Mon
23
Oct

Little goblins galore at Storytime

The Oct. 13 theme for Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library was fall pumpkins.  Ms. Rhonda read “Tuttle’s Shell” by Salvatore Murdocca, about a turtle that has lost his shell and finds a pumpkin as a replacement.

Next was “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman, about a witch that wanted some pumpkin pie but the pumpkin that she grew was so large that she couldn’t get it off the vine.  It takes a ghost, a vampire, a mummy and a bat to get the pumpkin off the vine.  The witch discovers that cooperation works best. 

The children each made a paper plate pumpkin to take home.

 

Fri
06
Oct

Children’s Advocacy Center receives grant

The TVEC Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County for $3,000 on Aug. 22.  The TVEC Charitable Foundation is funded by donations from Operation Round Up. Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that allows TVEC members to round up their monthly electric bills to the next whole dollar amount. The portion that is rounded up goes to the TVEC Charitable Donation and may be used to award grant requests to local charitable organizations.

 

Thu
07
Sep

Edom Historical Museum sets up book exchange

Kimber Crow of Edom, whose great-grandmother taught school in Edom in the late 1930s, enjoys selecting a book to read from Edom’s ’Free Book Exchange,’ located in front of the Edom Historical Museum. This local addition to the www.littlefreelibrary.org  program was provided for the community of Edom by local artists Zeke & Marty. Folks can put books, movies or music in and get books, movies or music out for their enjoyment.

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Tue
05
Sep

DA provides funds for constable radios

Jesse Ison, Van Zandt Constable Pct. 2, and Deputy Constable Greg Taylor stopped by the VZC District Attorney’s Office recently to personally thank VZC DA Chris Martin for purchasing new radios for all of the constables in Van Zandt County.

Earlier this year, Martin was present during a commissioner’s court meeting when he heard a plea from the constables asking the Commissioner’s to provide additional funding for new radios in their patrol units that would also work with their body radios. Knowing that the County was experiencing a financial crunch and that the constables needed the equipment to safely do their jobs, Martin stepped in and offered to buy the radios utilizing funds he had legally seized and taken from criminals, thereby saving taxpayer money.

He spent $2,976 to buy new radios for the elected constables in all four precincts. Martin said he sincerely appreciated Constable Ison and Deputy Constable Taylor taking the time to stop and say thanks.

Mon
04
Sep

State Rep. Flynn visits The Talent Box

The Talent Box, a nonprofit community theatre located  244 N. 4th Street, Wills Point, was honored to have State Representative Dan Flynn and wife, Susan,in the audience of our performance of "Exit the Body" Special event.  State Rep. Flynn and his wife graciously agreed to take a photo with the cast after the performance.
 

Sun
03
Sep

Marriage licenses issued Aug.17-23

 

Gavin Scott Powers and Tasha Renee Layne

Jacob Christopher Keierleber and Kristen Mae Daniels

Gabriel Scott Pearson and Kiley Jade Brown

Coby Alton Herrin and Jackylnn Dale White

Joshua Caine Boles and Shellie Renea Ellingburg

Ryan Scott Canada and Emily Erin Eberhart

David Weston Dukes and Casey Dell Heddin

Aron Dan Grissom and Tinnia Joe Stone

Thu
31
Aug

New year, projects and volunteers at library

Now that school is back in session, activity has picked up at the library. Students are searching for materials to use for school projects; and parents are studying to keep up with or help their children. Stay-at -home parents may be searching for guidance with a new hobby or home improvement project. The Van Zandt County Genealogy Society will hold their monthly meeting in the Buchanan Room of the Van Zandt County Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.  Zeffie Pruitt, a Canton High School alumna who also attended Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, will bring the program, “Meaning of Kwanzaa.”

Zeffie has studied and practiced Kwanzaa with her family and friends for over 20 years and enjoys the ability to teach others about this tradition. Come hear her presentation as she introduces us to a tradition that many know little about.

Tue
29
Aug

Groves celebrate 55th anniversary

Joe and Dorisene Groves, of Canton, celebrated 55 years of marriage this month. They were married Aug. 5, 1962, at the former Groves Parking Lot.

The picture shown was taken in Lufkin during their first year of marriage and where they began their teaching careers in coaching and home economics. The Groves were both educators in the Canton ISD.

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