Nacogdoches Public Library News Releases

Contact information: Crystal Hicks
(936) 559-2970

Caddo Mounds Garden Project

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in Alto, Texas is partnering with Toltec Mounds State Park in Scott, Arkansas to create an historic Caddo Garden at Caddo Mounds. On Sunday February 26th, four Caddo Mound’s volunteers journeyed to Toltec Mounds with Caddo Mounds Educator/Interpreter Rachel Galan to meet with Dr. Elizabeth Horton, Arkansas Archeological Survey’s Research Station Archeologist, paleoethnobotanist and caretaker of the Plum Bayou Garden. Volunteers Crystal Hicks of Nacogdoches Public Library, Lily Phou, Theron Beaudreau, and Lisa Lalumandier toured the ancient mounds at Toltec, got their hands dirty helping out in the Plum Bayou garden, and brought seeds back for Caddo Mounds’ Snake Woman’s garden project.

Snake Woman is a harvest goddess of Caddo traditional stories. She was responsible for bringing seeds to the Caddo people and teaching them to farm. Traditionally Caddo women were the farmers and in charge of all things related to planting and harvest. “We are going to need all the help we can get to get Snake Woman’s Garden prepped and planted this spring,” says Galan. “But when we are done visitors will be able to stroll through a history of the plants used for food, medicine, fiber, and dye by the Caddo people who lived at what is now Caddo Mounds SHS.” Next year we hope to have seeds from plants in Snake Woman’s Garden available through the new seed library at Nacogdoches Public Library.

For more information or to volunteer contact Rachel Galan at 936-858-3218. For more information on the Nacogdoches Seed Library contact Crystal Hicks at 936-559-2970.

Contact information: Crystal Hicks
(936) 559-2970

Makerspace: Makers Care at the Library

The Nacogdoches Public Library invites makers ages 10 and up to Makerspace: Makers Care on Monday, March 6th at 5:30 p.m. “Makers don’t just play and create,” says Crystal Hicks, assistant library director. “They also care about their community and want to make a difference.”  In celebration of Love Your Pet Day, we will be making pet toys for the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter and the Nacogdoches County Humane Society.  Plus, we’ll explore cool pet-related inventions and ponder some of our own. The event is free, but registration is requested. Please call 559-2970 to reserve a spot.

The Friends of the Library are on Facebook (as Judy B. McDonald Public Library) and Twitter & Instagram (as @friendsofnacpl).

Contact information: Crystal Hicks
(936) 559-2970

Spring Break at the Library

Spring Break is coming up, and the Nacogdoches Public Library is ready with activities for children, teens and adults. “We have a ton of events and programs planned for the whole family,” says Crystal Hicks, assistant library director. “We’re offering staycation options that are both fun and free of charge, but even when we don’t have an event scheduled, there are books, DVDs and tabletop games that can be checked out.” Please note that some events require pre-registration.

Friday, March 10th, 12:30pm – Early Release Afternoon offers a movie, as well as Xbox and board games. All ages.
Friday, March 10th, 5:30pm – Library After Hours: Solve a Murder – Uncover and follow the clues to reveal who murdered Marion the Librarian.  In this timed challenge, you must use your wits to solve puzzles, break codes and unlock the mystery before the murderer strikes again! Ages 10 & up. Please call to register.

Monday, March 13th, 12:00pm – Spring Break StoryWalk™ invites you to join us at Pecan Acres Park as we walk the lovely trail and discover a story along the way. The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. All ages.

Monday, March 13th, 5:30pm – Makerspace: Discovering Shadows in which makers will use ambient light sensors to investigate light and shadow, learn how to record data and question results. Ages 10 & up. Please call to register.
Thursday, March 16th, 5:30pm – STEAM for Kids: Explorations in Explosions will introduce volcanoes! Canister bombs! Explosions! Do we need to say more? (Don’t worry, parents – we will keep it safe.) Ages 7-11. Please call to register.

Thursday, March 16th, 5:30pm – Color Me Calm for adults to color their cares away. Ages 18 & up.
Friday, March 17th, 5:30pm – Library After Hours: Nerf™ Battle “Traitor in Our Midst”: We’re putting a new spin on the Nerf™ Battle! This time, just like in your favorite video games, you’ll have to root out the spies and eliminate them before time runs out. Ages 10 & up. Please call to register.

Saturday, March 18th, 2:30pm – In the Garden: Mulching will present a way of gardening that has a multitude of benefits. Come and learn about different mulching techniques, different types of mulch, and what this way of landscaping can do for you! Ages 18 & up. Please call to register.
Saturday, March 18th, 2:30pm – Lego Club. All ages.

The library is on Facebook as and on Instagram and Twitter as @friendsofnacpl. Please call the library for questions at 936-559-2970.

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