Lifestyle

Mon
20
Jun

Take a vacation at Storytime

Storytime participants make a paper suitcase to correspond with the theme of vacations June 7.

Storytime at the Van Zandt County Library has moved to 10 a.m. on Tuesdays for the summer.  The theme for Tuesday, June 7 was vacations.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘The Beach Day’ and ‘Camping Spree with Mr. Magee.’  The group talked about camping trips and trips to the beach and what items you should take with you.  The craft for Storytime was a paper suitcase.  Preschoolers are welcome to join Storytime.

 

Wed
15
Jun

Society hears of Memorial Day history; Tankersley named First Family

Martha Heard gave a Memorial Day program at Van Zandt County Genealogical Society meeting.

The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society met May 28 at the Van Zandt County Library for their monthly meeting. 

The program, a history of Memorial Day, was presented by Martha Heard of Canton. Heard told of the evolution of the holiday from the original cemetery decoration day observance to the ceremonies and celebrations held today.

In addition to the program, First Vice President Ellen Wheeler presented a First Families of Van Zandt County certificate to Ron Tankersley of Canton. 

Mon
23
May

Shamrock Storytime

The Van Zandt County Library had a guest reader for Storytime May 13.  Author LeDann Henley came and read her book “Shimmy-Shimmy Shamrock and the Legend of the Leaves.”  The children then made a shamrock craft.

Thu
12
May

Myrtle Springs Alumni hear Show Stoppers

Patrons attending the Myrtle Springs Alumni “Straw Hat” Dinner Theater were entertained by the Canton High School Show Stoppers Choir April 30. 

The choir is one of the groups organized and under the direction of Angela Russell of the CHS music department.  Students participating were freshmen to seniors. 

Kim Chitty, spokesperson of the alumni association, said the audience was “amazed by the talent these young people have and their ability to blend their voices in a most incredible manner.” 

Thu
12
May

Van students visit VZC Library Storytime

Students got to make a paper plate fish and used jewels at VZC Library Storytime May 6.

During a busy morning May 6, the VZC Library entertained special guests, students in the Van ISD Headstart program.

Two Storytime sessions were held for the students. The first group heard stories about moms and fish. The craft of the day was a paper plate fish with sparkly jewels used as scales.

The group from Van heard stories about Pete the Cat, which are always a big hit with the pre-school set.  Ms. Rhonda even wore a Pete the Cat shirt just for the occasion.  After hearing “Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses” the children made a sun wearing sun glasses refrigerator magnet to take home.

Thu
12
May

Sleepover planned at VZC Library

A special event for pre-school Storytime is planned for late in July.  Remember last year’s stuffed animal sleepover?  The animals enjoyed it so much it will be repeated. 

On Thursday, July 28, 2016, the animals will arrive at the VZC Library, spend the night, and be picked up Friday, July 29, with breakfast snacks being served to their owners while they share adventures they had while staying overnight. Mark the calendar now!

The library is a “cool” place to visit this summer.  WiFi is available, computers are operational, and as always, lots of books offer a great place to spend some time. 

Fri
06
May

Wallace UMC announces new pastor

Dr. Mark H. Young has accepted the position of Pastor at Wallace UMC. Dr. Young began his ministry with Wallace UMC in April 2016.

Dr. Young is a Full Elder and member of the Texas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. 

The Rev. Young has served in several churches including Russell Memorial UMC, Wills Point; Wesley Memorial UMC, Huntsville; Bellaire UMC (Houston); Klein UMC, Spring; Director of Spiritual Care and Values Integration at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Superintendent for the Beaumont District.  Sherri and Mark have three grown children, Peter, Paul and Mary, (all living in the Houston area).

Fri
06
May

All about Moms at Storytime

The theme for Storytime on Friday, April 29 at the Van Zandt County Library was “Moms.”.  Ms. Rhonda read ‘My Mommy Hung the Moon’, ‘I Love my Mama’, ‘Llama Llama Mad at Mama’, and ‘Oh, the Things my Mom will do.’ 

On Friday, May 6, the VZC Library will host the Van pre-school for Storytime at 11 a.m. following regular Storytime at 10 a.m.

Fri
06
May

VZC Library officers to be installed, new computers coming

The Friends of the Van Zandt County Library will meet in the Buchanan Room of the VZC Library for the annual business meeting and installation of officers at 10 a.m. Monday, May 9.   Mayor Lou Ann Everett will install the following Suezette Branton, president;  Tonja Garten, secretary;  Ann Spruiell, treasurer;   Sandra Giles, reporter;  and Nancy Buchanan, memorial secretary.

Next time you are at the Library, look into the shelf in the hall of the foyer.  It is jam-packed with books which are either donations not needed for the collection, or books which have been removed from the shelves.  You might find a favorite there.  The price is right.

Mon
02
May

Happy Bear at VZCL Storytime

Darla Costlow from the Children’s Advocacy Center read books to children with the help from Happy Bear.

We had visitors on Friday, April 22 at the Van Zandt County Library for Storytime.  Darla Costlow and Happy Bear from Children’s Advocacy Center came to read stories.  Several children had their photo taken with Happy Bear.  There was also a giraffe sighting during craft time.

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