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Southwest Dairy
Jul 26
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Southwest Dairy and Diamond the cow joined us for story time at the Van Alstyne Public Library this past Wednesday.  Despite the rain, the children, their parents and the library staff all huddled under the front entrance, eager for the presentation. Mr. Aaron spoke to us about cow anatomy, the importance of dairy as a […]

DMA
Jul 23
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 As of January 21, 2013, general admission to the  Dallas Museum of Art is free. Whoo hoo! Tuesdays: Family Tours Tours offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays: Story Time Story times offered at noon and 2:00 p.m.  Thursdays: Sketching in the Galleries 2:00–4:00 p.m., All necessary materials provided Fridays Family: Game Day 2:00–3:00 p.m. Weekends: Studio Creations 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 […]

Dig into Reading
Jul 19
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From June 10- August 21st, Van Alstyne Public Library is promoting the Dig into Reading Summer Reading Challenge. The kids and I do similar challenges every year but I’m writing about this one because the prize package is sweet! Each prize pack contains 1 free children’s admission to the Barnum and Bailey Circus, free children’s […]

polka
Jul 16
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When Van Alstyne Public Library schedule came out, I was especially excited for pint sized polka. I imagined it to be something along the lines of an old fashioned square dance except nerdier. I really hoped it was nerdier. Ultimately,  we hadn’t seen our story time friends in ages and we avidly support our local […]

Off the beaten path
Jul 02
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Living in Anna, TX we rely heavily on our local libraries for fun over the long hot summer months. Thankfully, City of Melissa Public Library and Van Alstyne Public Library do a excellent job filling our schedules with story times, movie nights and other special events. With that said, to my local readers: I invite […]

Teddy Bear Hospital
May 26
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In celebration of EMS week, the Van Alstyne Fire Department hosted the first annual Teddy Bear Hospital on May 22nd. The children were asked to bring their teddy bears down to the community center to have them checked out by trained professionals. Upon our arrival, the kids flew open their doors and rushed their bears […]

VAFD
May 26
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May 22nd was the last day for Children’s Storytime at the Van Alstyne Public Library. Logan and I made it just in time to hear the local fire department finishing up the last book. Then our guest reader, Engineer Nick Williams did something brilliant. He had fellow fireman John O’Conell put on his bunker gear […]

May 21
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Cathys Critters
Apr 23
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Logan and I had an impromptu adventure at Cathy’s Critter Farm today. A friend messaged me yesterday afternoon to see if I would mind looking after her son while she volunteered. Ironically, I had been looking for an excuse to get down to the farm for the better part of a month now. Of course, […]

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