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Interested in fashion design and/or an eco challenge? DPL, UNT, City of Denton Solid Waste & Recycling and SCRAP Denton are teaming up again to put on a fashion show featuring garments made of recycled trash & other used materials. Designs will be professionally photographed and featured in a runway show at the Denton Redbud Festival on April 20. Prizes will be given for best fashion in each age group.
Deadline to register for this event is Feb. 28, 2013.
Interested in participating, Designers contact: Juli.Gonzalez@cityofdenton.com
Happy Ides of March, y’all. Next week, jazz flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq will be performing at each of our three library locations on March 22. Here is his schedule:
2:00 pm at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane
5:00 pm at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St.
7:00 pm at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St.
For more information about Galen visit: www.flutejuice.com This program is a gift to the community and offered free of charge.
Here and here are some YouTube clips. His program for the Denton Public Library celebrates Women’s History Month with emphasis on female jazz musicians, their role in jazz history and styles. Audience members are invited to participate in this unique learning opportunity.
posted by Chuck
The 2010 Summer Reading Club, “Catch the Reading Express” begins on June 3, 2010 at all Denton Public Library locations. The summer reading club is an opportunity for participants to read for fun and earn prizes as they complete their reading goals. Prizes include free books, book bags, a party at the Water Park and much more.
Musical group The Sugar Free Allstars will launch the program with a free performance at the Summer Reading Club Kickoff Party. Join us at Quakertown Park on Friday, June 4 from 9:30am to 11:30am. Meet Max the Bunny, get your face painted, and sign up for the Summer Reading Club!
This program is co-sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Denton Municipal Electric, Denton South Rotary Club, and the Friends of the Denton Public Library. There are lots of fun things to do at the library including weekly reading activities and events for pre-school and elementary children, tweens, teens, and adults.
Information about the 2010 Summer Reading Club is available by calling any library location at 940-349-8752 and on the Library’s web site, www.dentonlibrary.com. Participants can join the reading club at any time between June 3th and August 12th.
For more information, contact Stacey Irish-Keffer, Public Services Librarian at 940.349.8718 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other news items on the City of Denton, visit our website at www.cityofdenton.com, go to Quick Information and click on Press Releases.
This coming Friday, April 9th from 1-1:30pm, Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 844 will be making a whistle stop in downtown Denton at the 600 block of East Hickory Street. Coincidentally, the theme for our upcoming Summer Reading Club is, “Catch The Reading Express” with a railroad theme: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/projects/trc/2010/index.html
More information from the Union Pacific about this train and its itinerary can be found here: http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/excurs/trace.cfm
The 844 was built for the Union Pacific by the American Locomotive Corp. in 1944 and has never been out of service-a unique fact amongst mainline steam locomotives. The 844 and her sister, Challenger 3985, represent the height of steam locomotive technology. More info about her and UP’s steam operations can be found here: http://www.uprr.com/aboutup/excurs/up844.shtml
So, if you are a train geek like myself, don’t miss this RARE opportunity to see, hear and smell a beast from the past. And, three celebrities from Library Larry’s Big Day may be in attendance, as well.
As always, the Denton Public Library has materials for all ages on railroading and steam engines. Specifically, we have books on railroads in Texas in our Special Collections area at the Emily Fowler Library. The Katy, Santa Fe and Texas & Pacific Railroads are nicely represented but these materials must remain in the building.
Posted by Chuck, 4/6/10
Well, the 2009 Summer Reading Club is winding down but the friendly folks who comprise the band Tex Libris are winding up for the upcoming Adult Summer Reading Club Party this coming Tuesday, August 4th @ 7:00pm at The Emily Fowler Public Library.
To give you a little taste of the Tex, here are a couple YouTube videos they put up of a rehearsal. The first is a version of the Woody Guthrie/Billy Bragg/Wilco tune ‘Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key”:
…And Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” :
(Its rumored that these videos were shot secretly and bootlegged for their obsessive fan base out there in the blogosphere.)
–posted by Chuck at the Emily Fowler Library
Not exactly, but if you are the first person at the Adult Summer Reading Club party on August 4th who can name these famous Texs’, we’ll give you a prize. We haven’t figured out what it’ll be yet.
Tex Libris is a countryfied band of employees in Denton-area libraries and their ne’er-do-well associates. They like to throw down the old skool Honky Tonk a la Buck Owens and Waylon Jennings, the classic Country of Patsy Cline and Hank and some newer twang of Wilco and Gillian Welch.
Wear your boots…
Posted by Chuck at the Emily Fowler Library
The 2009 Summer Reading Club, “Read Across Texas” begins on June 4, 2009 at all Denton Public Library locations. The summer reading club is an opportunity for participants to read for fun and earn prizes as they complete their reading goals.
Children’s entertainer Brett Roberts will be on hand at each location to officially launch the summer program with his “Texas Magic Tricks and Tomfoolery” show. Mosey on down to the South Branch on Thursday, June 4 at 3:30pm, North Branch on Friday, June 5 at 11am, or the Emily Fowler Central Library on Saturday, June 6 at 3pm and join us for a rollicking good time.
This program is co-sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Denton Municipal Electric, and the Friends of the Denton Public Library. There are lots of fun things to do at the library including weekly reading activities and events for pre-school and elementary children, tweens, teens, and adults.
Information about the 2009 Summer Reading Club is available by calling any library location at 940-349-8752 and on the Library’s web site, www.dentonlibrary.com. Participants can join the reading club at any time between June 4th and August 7th.
Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders are on the rise. Whether you’re a parent, a professional, or on the spectrum yourself, it can be difficult to find answers and keep up with current research. Do you have questions? Join us Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00 p.m. for “Ask About Autism” at the Emily Fowler Central Library.
This informational presentation by Nicole Caldwell, M.Ed., is for parents, teachers, and community members. Topics covered will include Autism statistics, characteristics of Autism, and types of interventions. Local, nationwide, and Internet resources will also be provided. This program is free and no registration is required.