Henderson County Literary Society donates to library | New


After the ladies of the Henderson County Literary Society heard Henderson County Library Director Michelle Zenor speak last September at their reunion, they were so inspired and excited by all that was happening at the library that ‘they decided to collect money in a basket at each meeting. make a donation.

In six months the Society raised $757 to donate to the Henderson County Library and some ladies approached Zenor at the meeting to donate even more.

She was also the guest speaker at the May meeting and narrated all the activities that take place over the summer at the library for the community, focusing on the children’s program including the national summer reading program , Oceans of Possibilities.

This summer program will include story time, tag readings, crochet and art camps, a Lego lab, trips to Texas Freshwater Fisheries and the McDavitt Equine Center, and special events featuring Professor Brainius and Ramblin’ Rita, and more.

After speaking, Literary Society President Karen Ashlock presented the check to a surprised Zenor who sincerely thanked the group as she also presided over the installation of the club‘s 2022-2023 officers.

In his speech to new officers during installation, Zenor spoke about Robert Fulghum’s All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten and cited specific things such as sharing everything, cleaning up your own mess, flushing the toilet – which got some laughs – and “No matter how old you are – when you go out into the world, it’s best to hold hands and stick together.”

As she confirmed the new officers, who will be President Karen Ashlock, Vice President Kathy Wood, Secretary Shelby Cummins, who was not present but was represented by 2021-2022 Secretary Shanna Boals, and Treasurer Reba McGee, she handed each of them a copy of the book, so as Zenor said, “Robert Fulghum’s advice is never too far.”

The Literary Society is taking a break during the summer but will meet again in September for its monthly meetings.

Each meeting features speakers who dive into the details of a specific literary genre or book. A speaker who spoke about authors from the South brought an entire board of images illustrating his story. These speakers are very entertaining and one of them even made Beverly Dickens feel like she had just attended a musical.

Guests and new members are invited to attend a meeting of the Henderson County Literary Society at 2 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September through November and January through May, at the Women’s Building at the East Texas Arboretum.

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