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Tue
13
Jun

Storytime goes camping

The first pre-school Storytime program of the summer was held Tuesday, June 6 at the Van Zandt County Library.

Ms. Kitty read “Baily Goes Camping” by Kevin Henkes about a young rabbit whose older siblings were going camping and he was feeling left out. The next book was “A camping Spree with Mr. Magee” by Chris Van Dusen about Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee go on a camping adventure that leads them to decide to camp in the backyard instead. The last book was ‘T’was the Night Before Summer” by Anne Margaret Lewis, a play on the poem T’was the Night before Christmas that reminds us all that summer fun can be had by all.

The first pre-school Storytime program of the summer was held Tuesday, June 6 at the Van Zandt County Library.

Tue
13
Jun

Culinary herbs topic of program at VZC Library

Which is it "herb" or "erb"? Find out during the Van Zandt Library series "Culinary Herbs in your Garden and Diet" at 10 a.m.  June 15.

The presentation will focus on the top common culinary herbs, how to grow them and how they can be incorporated into a diet. Discover fun facts about these and other herbs that are edible and tasty. Techniques for preserving your favorite herbs will be discussed and recipes shared.

Mon
12
Jun

Van Community Library News

The final session of Story Time for the 2016-17 school year was held May 31 at the Van Community Library. Donja Justice read the book, “Fred visits the Emerald Coast.” A question and answer session about sea life followed. The children painted seashells on paper plates that were very colorful. The Summer Reading Program at the library begins Wednesday, July 5 and all children are invited to come and participate in all of the exciting programs that are planned.

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Sun
11
Jun

Swinging into summer at the VZC Library

The Van Zandt County Library is back in full swing for the summer. The new shelves have been installed and the air is electric with all the excitement.

The Summer Reading Program will kick off about all things electric.

Trinity Valley Electric Co-op, who has provided a grant to fund the Summer Reading programs, will present this very interesting program. Life without electricity is hard to imagine. The presenters will cover the wise and safe use of this power; and there will be some pretty nifty demonstrations!

Tue
30
May

If the sea was sweet

Christina Nash shared the book, “If the Sea Were Sweet,” by Marte Seguin-Fontes during Storytime at the Van Community Library May 24.

“The children enjoyed hearing about how much fun it would be if seaweed and seashells were all delicious sweets. The Summer Reading Program at the library will begin Wednesday, July 5 so mark your calendars now,” said event organizers.

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Tue
23
May

Science rocks! Summer library program set

The Van Zandt County Library has been awarded a grant from the Tocker Foundation to provide the TAME travelling Trailblazer trailer as one of their summer programs. TAME’s travelling Trailblazers are one-of-a-kind science museum-on-wheels. Exciting, hands-on exhibits teach students about energy, space, weather, biotechnology, and aerodynamics while also introducing them to educational and career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Exhibits are mapped to science TEKS for grades 3-8 and the trailer can accommodate 30 students at a time.

Mon
01
May

Van Community Library News

Books and beanstalks

“Jack and the Beanstalk” was read by Christina Nash during Van Storytime April 19 at the Van Community Center. The children created their own jelly beanstalk using lots of glue and stickers during craft time, said event organizers.

 Snacks were prepared Donja Justice and served by Ms. Cecilia from Austin Bank. Storytime meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at the community center, 310 Chestnut St., Van.

Tue
18
Apr

Van Community Library News

The children enjoyed stories about “The Greatest Egg” and “The Easter Parade” during Story Time at the Van Community Library April 5.

They decorated Easter eggs for their craft and then proudly showed them off for their parents. Bush’s Chicken and Austin Bank provided chicken and French fries and also provided extra help during Story Time.

All preschoolers were invited to an Easter egg hunt during Story Time at the library April 12.

Wed
12
Apr

Cultural Arts Program held

Bonnie Green took home first place in best of show for her rag quilt. She is show in VZC Extension Agent Melisa Rhodes, right.

Van Zandt Extension Education Association held a Cultural Arts Program at the extension office on March 13 with Agent Melisa Rhodes judging the event.

Bonnie Green took home the first place and best of show for her larger than life 50 x 70 machine rag quilt.  Judy Dickens won first place for her small rag quilt.  Carol Strout’s entry of satin pillow fabric creation took first place.  Pearl Beaty won second place for her tea towels.  Judy Dickens got first place for her craft painting coasters.  Pearl Beaty won first for her machine embroidery hand towel and first for her holiday towel.  Carolyn Minor took first for her photography.  Carolyn Davis won first in the hand stitchery for her smocked dress.  All the blue ribbon winners will go on to the Spring District Meeting in April.

Wed
12
Apr

Going to court

Home school students from Classical Conversations/Lindale and Tyler Communities observed an DWI trial March 30 in the courtroom of Van Zandt County Court At Law Judge Randal L. McDonald. The judge responds to a question from one of the students in his office during a break in the trial. The students will return to McDonald’s court to conduct their own “mock” trial Thursday, April 27.

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