Lifestyle

Thu
21
Dec

Martins Mill ISD Christmas Program

Martins Mill ISD held their annual Christmas Program. 

Mon
04
Dec

Creating, making at GS Library

The Storytime children and the Imagination Chapter helped us create the decorations necessary to participate in the Chamber of Commerce tree-decorating contest this year.  Our tree had 3D printed stars, Texas, horseshoes, and snowflakes to go along with the theme ‘A Texas Christmas.’ 

We printed off and laminated small historical maps of Texas to use as decorations on the tree as well.  The storytime children and their parents helped by painting ball ornaments which we later filled with snow and by painting paper that the Imagination Chapter assembled into a paper chain. 

Creating and making is a big part of what we do in storytime and Imagination Chapter.  And in the coming months the library is going to start bring more opportunities to create and make to the adults in our community.  

Mon
04
Dec

Allen addresses local DAR

Elvis Allen of Fruitvale spoke to the Neches River Chapter NSDAR at its monthly meeting held on  Nov. 9 at the American National Bank in Canton.  His topic was “Witching (Dowsing) for Graves.”.
Allen is a member of the Van Zandt County Historical Commission where he serves on the Historical Marker Committee.  He is an author, an avid proponent of preserving an accurate history of Van Zandt County, a life member of the Texas Archeological Society, and a member of the Wild West History Association which is dedicated to the real truth about the West.

The Neches River Chapter NSDAR meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at the American National Bank in Canton.  “Ladies who are interested in becoming a member may contact Regent Sherrie Archer or Registrar Carrie Woolverton for information,” said club organizers.

 

Mon
04
Dec

Genealogical Society presents awards

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society announced the winners of the 2017 Family History Writing Contest at the meeting held Nov. 28 at the County Library. 

President Carrie Woolverton presented certificates to those present.  The winners were, first place Martha Heard, second place Sandra Jones and third place Mary Jane Gamon.

 The program for the meeting was Show & Tell, with members sharing family heirlooms and other genealogical items of interest. 

Mon
04
Dec

Malefactor Club donates to VZC Child Welfare

The Malefactor Motorcycle Club donated $850 to the VZC Child Welfare Board Wednesday, Nov. 22.

“The Malefactor Motorcycle Club is primarily a veteran’s support group. We have done everything from building wheelchair ramps to assisting a veteran with donations of money and clothing, along with repairing and bringing up to code a natural gas line, after he lost his home in a fire,” said Cameron Poland, member of the Malefactor Motorcycle Club.

Poland said that this year, the club donated $850 to the VZC Child Welfare Board. Poland’s relative, VZC Constables Pct. 4 Pat Jordan, is a member of the club as well.

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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