Commerce Public Library

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Texas A&M University-Commerce archivist emeritus Dr. Jim Conrad discusses the book Reporting for Duty, Sir, a biography of ambassador Fletcher Warren, by Mary Ann Phillips of Wolfe City.  The book is available in the Commerce Public Library and the Gee Library at A&M-Commerce.  Warren served as ambassador to Nicaragua, Paraguay, Venezuela and Turkey, and later served on the faculty of East Texas State College.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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.

Approved Commerce Budget Leaves Library in Trouble

Sep 20, 2012
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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.

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 - 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.

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.

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. 

Saving the Commerce Public Library, Part 2

Jun 5, 2012
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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.

How to save the Commerce Public Library

May 17, 2012
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 - 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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