Author: Bill Hopkins

  • Brief book review: “Together, Alone”

    Brief book review: “Together, Alone”

    Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place by Susan Wittig Albert If you are a mystery reader, you already are familiar with the name Susan Wittig Albert.  She is the author of the popular China Bayles series, as well as many other books. In this volume she lets us in on some of her…

  • Brief book review: “Never in a Hurry”

    Never in a Hurry: Essays on People and  Places by Naomi Shihab Nye You think you know all about Texas, but here is another perspective . “Never in a Hurry” is not a new book – it was publlished in 1996 – but it is one of the new acquisitions the library has been receiving…

  • Landscaping with Native Plants

    Gailon Hardin, former president of Native Plant Society of Texas, will show how you can have a beautiful and environmentally-responsible home landscape using plants that are native to our local area. The presentation will be  Sunday July 18 at 2 pm at the Gordon library. Gailon is a retired accountant and is a Master Gardener…

  • Volunteers

    The library depends on its volunteers to keep things running.  There is no paid staff.   Volunteers enter new  books into the computer system and attach barcodes.  They also assist patrons in checking out books and checking in returns. If you think you might like to volunteer at the library come by and talk to Director…

  • New sign

    Maybe its just symbolism  but it certainly seemed a moment of great significance on Thursday when the sign went up on top of the porch roof.  Everyone who witnessed it wanted a picture. The library plans to open for business March 2 even thoughconstruction details are still on-going.  A grand opening will be announced later.

  • 7R Ranch presents donation

    7R Ranch has recognized the Gordon library with a generous donation of over $3500, part of the proceeds from a raffle held during the holidays festivities at the ranch. Meanwhile, work continues at the library as volunteers enter books into the catalog system.  So far almost 4,000 books have been cataloged.   The public can search…

  • “Style show” raises funds

    About 80 people attended the ‘style show’ sponsored by the ladies of First Baptist Church in Gordon to benefit the new Gordon library, and almost $900 was raised in contributions. The ladies modeled fashions they had selected off the racks at Twice Blessed, a local second-hand store.  In addition there were door prizes contributed by…

  • Community ‘style’ show

    The library will hold a fundraiser in the form of  a style show featuring second-hand clothing, to be held in the fellowship hall of Gordon First Baptist Church on Saturday, January 16th at 10:30. Everyone attending will be encouraged to wear something from Twice Blessed, a resale shop in Gordon, and asked to model it.…

  • Bonnie Dickson paints mural on ceiling

    Gordon’s own Michelangelo – Bonnie Dickson – is decorating the ceiling and top of the walls with her usual skill.  Meanwhile new carpet has been installed and the plumbers are making progress on the bathroom. The library is expected to be open to the public sometime in January, according to Lily Petty. But first the books…

  • Progress Report

    As of early October, the roof of the old rock building has been repaired and electrical work started. Materials have been purchased to build out a bathroom in the interior, but work on that is waiting on the lines for water and sewer to be finished.   Lily Petty reported that Kenneth Epperson would dig the…