Posts tagged ‘Denton Texas’
Searching through our Shepard Funeral Home Indexes from the early 20th C, we found the following information (names witheld):
Charged to: (withheld)
Secured by: Mortgage on Horse
Date of Funeral: Mar. 11, 1906
Place of Death: 5 miles east of city
Cause of Death: not known
Date of Death: Mar. 10, 1906
Age: One Month
Interment: Ballew or Cooper Cemetery
In order to pay for his daughter’s funeral the father had to mortgage his horse.
Thanks to Leslie for finding this.
The Special Collections Department at the Emily Fowler Library will present a class on using the genealogy databases we subscribe to such as Ancestry.com and Family Search as well as the indexes and local history resources we have available on our homepage. The class will be held Saturday December 1st, 2012 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Fowler Library.
With so much genealogy information being added daily to these and other databases, knowledge of efficient search strategies, techniques, and learning what each has to offer make your research faster and more enjoyable.
This class is free but registration is required. Please call (940) 349- 6814 or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or for more information.
The Denton Courthouse on the Square will host a photography exhibition of the work of local historian and former city councilmember Mike Cochran entitled “Neon Cowboys and Pink Ladies” from Oct 16th to December 31th. This is a collection of photographs of neon signs in the Southwest in the 1970′s. I’m anxious to see this because I have an “old sign” fetish myself and find it nearly impossible to pass one wherever I see one without taking a picture.
Along those lines, we have the following titles at the Denton Public Library that might whet the appetite:
The Denton Public Library invites you to join us in celebrating its 75 years of service to the Denton community. The celebration will take place at the Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland Street, on June 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM, followed by a live performance of the award-winning Library Larry at 5:00 PM.
The Denton Public Library opened as the Denton City-County Public Library on June 6, 1937, and was located on the third floor of the Denton County Courthouse. In 1935, the Junior Shakespeare Club started a movement to combine the Denton County School Library with a public library. The club collected more than 4,000 books in a house-to-house canvass of the entire city. The first librarian was Mattie Wilson, followed by Bess McCullar, Emily Fowler, Joella Orr, and Eva Poole. The Emily Fowler Central Library opened in its current location in 1949, with additions designed by O’Neil Ford in 1969 and 1981. The Emily Fowler Central Library was renovated and reopened in 2005. The South Branch Library opened in 1995 and renovated in 2010, and the North Branch Library opened in 2003.
The Denton Public Library is proud to have been an active partner within the Denton community for 75 years. Please join us for this historic event celebrating this important milestone.
This coming Saturday May 26th, Dan’s Silverleaf will host a benefit entitled “The Big One-Five: A Benefit for The Denton Animal Shelter Foundation” starting at 9pm and costing $8.00. Chris Flemmons of The Baptist Generals dog Brunswick is the birthday boy. Entertainment/jamz will be provided by The Heelers, The Holler Time and Kelly Upshaw. Please see the event’s Facebook page and the poster posted right below. We will be getting Holler Time and Heelers CDs at the DPL in the very near future. I beseech thee to support this event: its what little d iz all about!
New titles at the Emily Fower Library are as follows:
The Muppets – A Green and Red Christmas
Bowerbirds – The Clearing
Men – Open Your Hearts
Sent By Ravens – Mean What You Say
Black Bananas – Rad Times xpress IV
Dinnerstein, Simone – Something Almost Being Said
Now Thats What I Call Music 42
Dr. John – Locked Down
Williams, John – A Tribute To
Jones, Norah – Little Broken Hearts
Underwood, Carrie – Blown Away
Cappa, Adam – The RescueThe Jakeys – No Second Spring
Jesse and Joy- A Con Quien Se Queda ElMany Hands
We have some ancient postcards here in the Special Collections Department that you might enjoy seeing. Two of the buildings depicted are gone, the others are still in existence, albeit altered physically or their names have been changed perhaps. You’ll notice that some of the postcards have names on them, but no addresses. I’ll let you figure out which one’s are gone and where and what the others are. Some are easy, a couple-not so much. Click on the picture for full view and write your guesses/answers in the “reply” box at the end of this blog post. Ready, Set….Go!
Mini A-Kon V Line Up
Main Event Schedule – Events to take place in the front Meeting Room
10am – POP Candy Girls – Para Para Dance Demo & Workshop
They will be will be teaching, Happy Synthesizer by Vocaloid. Expect fun, laughter, excitement, and maybe a few treats here and there!
11am – Ani-Idol All Star Mini Concert -
brought to you by Mu Epsilon Kappa, UNT’s Anime Club http://muepsilonkappa.com/unt/
Winner’s from past Ani-Idol events will do a mini concert of anime and jpop songs.
12pm – All About Comics Panel
What to know how to make comics? Come speak with various writers and artists on how they made their comics.
1pm – 3 pm – Voice Actor Panel
Come hear the people behind the voices of your favorite anime characters talk about their experiences in voice acting.
For now you can follow some of them on twitter!
Cherami Leigh – @CheramiLeigh
Micah Solusod – @maioceaneyes
Sonny Strait – @sonnystrait
Jad B. Saxton – @jadbsaxton
Alexis Tipton -
Bruce Elliot -
Funimation will be on hand to talk about what they have planned and share a few behind the scene stories.
4pm – Cosplay (put on by Mu Epsilon Kappa, UNT’s Anime Club)
Cosplay as your favorite character and you could win one of the several awards!
Voice Actor Autograph Alley Schedule
10am – Cherami Leigh/Micah Solusod
11am – Sonny Strait/Bruce Elliott
12pm – Alexis Tipton/Jad B. Saxton
Artists and/or Writers – will be on hand to provide everything from their hard work (from free sketches to expensive masterpieces) to how you too can be an artist or writer. Come learn from professionals of all shapes and sizes.
Sonny Strait – @sonnystrait
Micah Solusod – @maioceaneyes
Iron Cosplay - by Mu Epsilon Kappa, UNT’s Anime Club http://muepsilonkappa.com/unt/
Join the competition of timed costume creation! The winner will receive a prize!
12pm – 3pm Vampire: The Eternal Struggle Card Game
12pm – North Texas Derby Revolution – @RevolutionDerby
All Day Happenings
Nammi – Vietnamese Fusion – @nammitruck
sshamBBQ – Gourmet Korean Tacos – @ssahmbbq
DFWGames – video game room and tournaments – @DFWGames
Game Demos by:
REAPER - running a free paint and take demo
Pachinko machines – 100 balls for $1
Anime Art Contest Gallery - art on display and winners announced
Sound of the Sky
Emma – A Victorian Romance
Greetings JukeJointers. On Sept 18 and 19th, the 13th Annual Denton Blues Festival comes to Quakertown Park in Denton. Perusing the website I see that one of my favorite DJs on Soul 73 KKDA, Bobby Patterson, is performing on Sunday! KKDA is an old-school AM R&B station out of Dallas that has actual R&B performers/legends as DJs. You remember them, right? I’ve heard some of the best music I’ll ever hear on that station-too bad they are lousy at naming who the artists are that they put on the air…
Lots of new CDs in. Here we go…
Killer Mike- Pl3dge
Jadakiss- I love You
Moonshine Bandits-Whiskey and Women
Aventura-14 + 14
Sondre Lerche- Sondre Lerche
Tech N9ne- All 6s and 7s
Jolie Holland- Pint of Blood
Trin I Tee 5:7- Angel & Chanelle
Youssou NDour- Dakar Kingston
Kasey Chambers- Little Bird
Matt Nathanson- Modern Love
Chloe Hanslip- Chloe
Ema- Past Life Martyred Saints
Grayson Capps-The Lost Cause Minstrels
Ben Allison- Action Refraction
JIll Andrews- The Mirror
Stephen Marley- Revelation Part 1
Los Tigres Del Norte- MTV Unplugged
King Creosote- Diamond Mine
Yael Naim- She Was A Boy
Dinastia De Tuzantla Mich- Te Seguire
Mynabirds- What We Lose In The Fire We Gain
David Bazan- Strange Negotiations
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.- Its A Corporate World
Curren$y- Weekend At Burnie’s
City and Colour- Little Hell
DJ Kazzanova- Reggaeton Mix
Jorge Santacruz- La Supermacia
Eleanor Friedberger- Last Summer
Random Axe-Random Axe
Shabazz Palaces- Black Up
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