Commerce Public Library

Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Christmas parades Dec. 6; Commerce Public Library open house 6-8 p.m. Dec. 6

Greenville Christmas parade

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, discusses the history of Christmas parades, with the Commerce and Greenville parades scheduled for this Saturday night, December 6.  And Jim Conrad, the archivist emeritus of Texas A&M University-Commerce, tells us about an open house at the Commerce Public Library from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, in conjunction with the local parade.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Commerce Public Libary offers Family Literacy Nights, Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

Commerce Public Library director Nan Clay says the library now offers Family Literacy Night activities on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m., in addition to General Equivalency Diploma (GED) classes at the same time.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Thu October 16, 2014

It's 'Teen Read Week' at Commerce Public Library; teen art workshop tonight, 6-8 p.m.

The Commerce Public Library is sponsoring "Teen Read Week"  this week, and tonight (Thursday, October 16), the library hosts a teen art workshop from 6-8 p.m., with the focus on collage making.  Amy Stark of the library is our guest on the Blacklands Cafe.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Commerce Public Library offers e-books, movies, literacy programs

The Commerce Community Cares organization has started its fund raising campaign for 2014-15, according to  Dick Latson.  One of the organizations that receive funding from Community Cares is the Commerce Public Library.  Librarian Nan Clay says the library offers much more than shelves of books.  A library card can allow you to receive e-books or movies, free of charge.  And the library hosts an adult literacy program.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Commerce Public Library offers 'opportunity to explore, introduction to new horizons'

Brad Klypchak, a Texas A&M University-Commerce faculty member and member of the Commerce Public Library Ambassadors, discusses two books that have been important in his life, and says the library offers an "opportunity to explore, an introduction to new horizons."

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Weather
8:57 pm
Tue December 25, 2012

December 26, 2012: Delays and Closures

A white Christmas has resulted in potentially dangerous roadways in Northeast Texas, which can prompt delays and closures for many organizations and services who might normally be open for business. We'll post the latest here.

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Commerce
7:32 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Approved Commerce Budget Leaves Library in Trouble

www.commercepubliclibrary.org

COMMERCE - An amendment could be coming to the City of Commerce budget, just approved Tuesday, to address funding cuts to the city’s public library.

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Commerce Public Library
11:04 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Commerce Library committee talks personnel, sales taxes

Carolyn Trezevant reads from Wednesday's agenda
Scott Harvey KETR

COMMERCE - A campaign to restore a 95-year-old library facility through $400,000 in donations continues in Commerce. Volunteers wrapped up their third meeting to discuss strategy.

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Commerce Public Library
6:14 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Third installment of Commerce “Save the Library” campaign Wednesday

Commerce Public Library
www.commercepubliclibrary.org

COMMERCE - On June 7, attendees broke into four groups to identify strategies for fundraising, donor recognition, communications and in-kind donations as part of an effort to restore the library’s 95 year old building.

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Library fundraiser
6:12 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Delta County library continues to seek funding

Cindy Roller KETR/Cooper Review

COOPER - Wednesday’s monthly fundraising luncheon for the Delta County Public Library was the last of the summer, due to low attendance.

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Commerce Public Library
8:21 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Commerce citizens reconvene, explore funding options for historic library

Daniel Starks KETR

COMMERCE - Residents filled the Commerce City Hall Council Chambers Thursday evening as part of a second meeting to brainstorm ideas on how to plan, promote, and carry out an effort to save the city's public library, a Texas historical landmark constructed in 1918. 

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Commerce Public Library
9:52 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Saving the Commerce Public Library, Part 2

www.commercepubliclibrary.org

COMMERCE - Friends of the Commerce Public Library hope to expand upon a May educational meeting by again calling on the community Thursday concerning their historic facility.

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Commerce
8:36 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

How to save the Commerce Public Library

Dozens attend Thursday's meeting concerning the Commerce Public Library
Scott Harvey

COMMERCE - “The Commerce Public Library will be an attractive, comfortable, accessible center for information exchange, responsive to the changing needs of the community,” so reads a section of the mission statement.

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Commerce Public Library
8:49 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Feedback sought in meeting on struggling Commerce library

www.commercepubliclibrary.org

COMMERCE - On the main floor of the Commerce Public Library you’ll find more than 500 volumes relating to the region, photographs dating back decades and a myriad of books and children’s tools readily available.

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Passport Day
6:00 am
Wed March 7, 2012

Commerce Celebrates Passport Day in the USA

COMMERCE, TEXAS (March 5, 2012) -- The Commerce Public Library is hosting a special passport event in Commerce on Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept passport applications.  The library is joining the Department of State in celebrating Passport Day in the USA 2012, a national passport acceptance and outreach event.

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