Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Through the month of December

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If you have a bookworm on your holiday shopping list, stop by the Red River County Public Library to fill their stocking. Every day through the end of the year, you will be able to buy a large bag of books for $5.

Shoppers will find a lot of general fiction and mysteries, and non-fiction books are being added throughout the month.

The library is open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Tuesday, the library is open 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-5 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Books may be purchased any time the library is open.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Databases put resources at your fingertips

Your Red River County Public Library card gives you free access to a world of information through our TexShare Databases. You have access to more than 27,000 journals, more than 171,000 ebooks, and more than 15 million images, videos, and interactive resources.

There are databases on: genealogy and history, general reference, health and medicine, science and technology and resources for K-12, legal and literature. You can find the entire list at: https://texshare.net/gs.php Call the library at 903.427.3991 for a password. Use of these databases is FREE to holders of Red River County Public Library patrons.

Here are just a few of  the databases available to you:

Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive resource of full-text academic journals, videos, reports and books on dozens of subjects ranging from anthropology, chemistry and culture to law, women studies and zoology.

Credo Complete Core Collection is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from more than 1,000 full-text encyclopedias, subject handbooks and current events resources, as well as more than 500,000-plus images and audio files and more than 1,000 videos.

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty.

HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular ProQuest Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content. Powered by Ancestry with more than 4.4 billion records and coverage dating back to the 1700s.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos and audio files.

The SciTech Premium Collection includes the National Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications and more.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

If you are looking for a job, please stop by and talk with representatives from the Texas Workforce Commission from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, August 21.

Their services are free and they can help prepare you for the job market.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Summer reading programs are not just for kids
This year, every time an adult read two books they were eligible to enter a drawing for really cool prizes.
The winners are:
Kindle - Jan Smith
Gift card to Amazon - Vicki Perkins
Coffee cup - Kim Mahlstedt
Bookmark - Helen Pryor
Book log - Ann Eudy
Congratulations, all! Can't wait to see what next summer holds!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Music and magic filled the air as the Red River County Public Library closed out its successful 2019 Summer Reading Program.
Trey Rose, a contestant on Season 16 of The Voice, brought along to fellow contestants  - Andrew Jannakos and Carter Lloyd Horne. The three took turns singing and playing the guitar for a large crowd.
Afterwards, Darryl the Magician dazzled the audience with lots of sleight of hand. Darryl engaged just about every child in his act.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Music, magic and the moon
part of free SummerFest
scheduled for Friday, July 19

         DARRYL THE MAGICIAN                                TREY ROSE

Music, magic and the moon are the order of the day when SummerFest kicks off at the Red River County Public Library.

The event will be from 1-4 p.m. Friday, July 19, at library, 307 N. Walnut. SummerFest will mark the conclusion of the 2019 Summer Reading Program, and is free and open to the public.

Trey Rose, a contestant on Season 16 of The Voice, will perform at 1 p.m. Rose, a native of Hugo, Okla., first took the stage at the age of 17 when his father took him to an open mike night at a bar. The owner was so impressed with Rose’s performance that he asked him to sing the night out. Since making a name for himself on the national level, Rose has traveled the country performing. His musical style has been compared to that of Gavin Degraw and Rob Thomas.

At 3 p.m. Darryl the Magician will take the stage. Darryl Miller was an understudy of Bobo the Magician, who performed countless times at Clarksville schools. Miller has performed as the opening act for Dan Seales, David Ball, Billy Joe Royal, Jo’El Sonnier and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Miller combines classic magic, ilusions and humor in this show.

At 2 p.m. there will be several space-related crafts available for children. The Summer Reading Program theme this year is A Universe of Stories, which ties in to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and NASA’s 60 years of achievements. This summer children are learning about space exploration through stories, crafts and other activities.

Red River County Public Library is one of 4,800 libraries featured on the “Summer of Space” map, which shows which libraries serve as centers of space science learning for their communities. Most of the libraries are in the United States, but there is one in India, one in Japan, one in Taiwan and one in the Mariana Islands.

For more information, contact the Red River County Public Library at 903-427-3991.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Join us for
Summer Reading Program

June 10 through July 20
Start Anytime ~ Finish Anytime

Weekly incentives for ages 2 to 13

Entry for every two books read by July 20

for ages 6 and under
10:30 a.m. Tuesdays

for ages 7-13
2 p.m. Thursdays

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Janice McKinney Pittman

Our hearts are extremely heavy. 
At the same time, our minds are full of happy memories.
Our dearly loved colleague and friend, 
Janice McKinney Pittman, 
passed this morning. 
Some of her last words were how very much
 she loved this community and the patrons of our library. 
She will be forever missed.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Get to know your device!!

Let us help you figure out your devices!
We have lots of books to teach you all the tricks of your iPhone, your smart phone or your iPad.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Career and Employment Workshop

This is truly a great resource 
(that is currently underutilized.) 
Workforce will bend over backwards 
to assist you and individualize  
the help you need. 
Please help us spread the word!