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Traveling this summer with the kids? Need to keep them busy during trips to the grocery store? Then check out the new Playaway Views at the Denton Public Library. These durable personal video viewers are pre-programmed with select educational and entertaining television for children — you just turn it on and press play. Our current selection includes Arthur, Sesame Street, National Geographic, and more. So far, we can barely keep them on the shelves!
Sometimes history and popular culture and current events all collide like a piledriver . Last week’s Denton Record Chronicle Denton Time section featured the Von Ehrics. Earlier in the week, I was browsing the Denton Collection of books in the Emily Fowler Public Library’s Special Collection department and found this title: The Von Erich Family Album by patriarch Fritz Von Erich. Pure coincidence. Two different spellings with a certain aesthetic in common. And, yes, the band was named after the famous/tragic wrestling family.
When I was a teen in Dallas back in the ’80s, even though I personally didn’t follow professional wrestling, I had several friends who did and the Von Erichs were (are still?) considered folk heroes; their names ever-present in local news. I didn’t realize until today that they had lived at times in Denton County.
The book mentioned above cannot be checked out, but you *can* read it, do research, and make copies if you need. Same as the other titles in Special Collections.
And, as an example of the Von Erich’s hold, so to speak, on GenX, check out Corn Mo’s performance of his tribute “Shine On Golden Warrior” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5WerFQ-86E
Corn Mo lived in Denton for a while back in the ’90s before moving to Brooklyn, N.Y.
posted by Chuck, 5.16.11
The Denton Public Library, in association with Denton Television (DTV) and the Denton Independent School District, are proud to announce the creation of a new community television show for children: Library Larry’s Big Day! The television show is designed for a target audience years 2-8 and will be produced once a month.
The stars of the show are three puppets who “live” in the library: Library Larry, a good old Texas bull, Emmy Lou Dickenson, a word-loving pig, and Mr. Chompers, a madcap and fun-loving hippo. Together, they read books, visit places around town that relate to the books they read, and provide an entertaining and educational experience for Denton children.
The show will air on Verizon, Charter and Grande cable systems. It will air at 10 a.m. on Saturdays, and 4:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays on Charter Channel 25 and Verizon channel 39. It will also air 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily on DTV, Charter Channel 26, Verizon Channel 38 and Grande Channel 12.
For more information, visit the Denton Public Library, call 940.349.8752 or see the library’s web site at http://www.dentonlibrary.com.
For more information, contact Kerol Harrod, Library Assistant II at 940.349.8758 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For other news items on the City of Denton, visit our Web site at http://www.cityofdenton.com, go to Quick Links and click on Press Releases.